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Experienced Digital & Traditional Arts Tutor
Michael C.

38 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $55

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Michael C.'s Photo

Experienced Digital & Traditional Arts Tutor
Experienced Digital & Traditional Arts Tutor
Michael C.

38 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

38 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Michael


Bio

I believe art and design should be a flexible and rewarding experience. Each student has different passions and skills and one size does not fit all. I feel when the techniques and methodology of creating art is acquired, many people can be creative professionals.

I started my career as a fine artist using traditional media. I graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design where I learned to apply my artistic skills to the digital arts of illustration, design and animation. My...

I believe art and design should be a flexible and rewarding experience. Each student has different passions and skills and one size does not fit all. I feel when the techniques and methodology of creating art is acquired, many people can be creative professionals.

I started my career as a fine artist using traditional media. I graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design where I learned to apply my artistic skills to the digital arts of illustration, design and animation. My employment has been in graphic design, advertising. marketing, , as well as interactive learning and website design. I started my design business, Casey Digital Design, in 1996 and still work as an independent contractor.

I taught college classes and designed course curriculum for the Media Arts Program at Minnesota School of Business. After six years I went on to teach independently. I have experience online tutoring all types of individuals as well as teaching online courses with up to 35 students.

My office is designed around teaching online with high quality audio and video, a well-lit, soundproofed studio and an available library of software, resources and examples for tutoring. I have extensive experience teaching Adobe Suite applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as the website building software WordPress for website design.

I have extensive real-world experience with the subjects and applications I teach. This allows me to concentrate on the best practices and most efficient, professional ways to use a chosen media or application. I remember what it's like to be a student. I strive to stay empathetic and put myself in the place of my students. I feel being patient and understanding is essential to teaching. I know not all students think or learn the same way. I feel it is my responsibility to listen and tailor my approach and stay adaptable to each individual.

I look forward to working with you! I love helping other creative individuals improve their skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illu


Education

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Graphic Design
Minnesota School of Business
MBA

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I attended Cranbrook Art Institute and graduated with my BFA in graphic design from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I have created and edited publications, first in Quark XPress, and later in Adobe InDesign, when it took over as the industry standard for designed publications. I understand the integrated nature of using Adobe InDesign. The important relationship between the other tools from Adobe, like Photoshop and Illustrator, and how they compliment each other when creating publications. I have experience working in the graphic design and printing industry, which gives me a broader understanding of both sides of creating and publishing using InDesign.
Drawing,

Drawing

I have been an artist for over 30 years. My focus has been on drawing people and the human figure. I attended Cranbrook Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and have studied anatomy for artists. I have drawn daily since my teens and focus primarily on drawing people and character creation. I hope to be of assistance to other artists interested in drawing people, creating characters and the drawing the human body at rest and in motion.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design with my BFA in Graphic Design. I have worked in advertising, marketing and design firms as a graphic designer, art director, production artist and director of new media. I have had my own design firm for over 20 years. I have a passion for quality graphic design and typography, primarily executed using Adobe applications.
Painting,

Painting

I have been an artist for over 30 years. I attended Cranbrook Art Institute and graduated with my BFA from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. My primary media are acrylics and water colors, as well mixed media such as watercolor and ink or watercolor pencil. I tend to paint expressive work with vibrant color, often with surrealistic elements, people and abstract aspects. I believe that mastering a media, understanding color, composition and tonality are essential to becoming an accomplished painter.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Art Theory

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I attended Cranbrook Art Institute and graduated with my BFA in graphic design from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I have created and edited publications, first in Quark XPress, and later in Adobe InDesign, when it took over as the industry standard for designed publications. I understand the integrated nature of using Adobe InDesign. The important relationship between the other tools from Adobe, like Photoshop and Illustrator, and how they compliment each other when creating publications. I have experience working in the graphic design and printing industry, which gives me a broader understanding of both sides of creating and publishing using InDesign.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design with my BFA in Graphic Design. I have worked in advertising, marketing and design firms as a graphic designer, art director, production artist and director of new media. I have had my own design firm for over 20 years. I have a passion for quality graphic design and typography, primarily executed using Adobe applications.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have been a website designer for over 20 years. I have created over 100 websites for small business clients using WordPress. I started designing websites in Adobe Dreamweaver and later learned the CMS Drupal and the Wordpress application. I have taught classes at the college level in website and interactive digital media design. I teach one to one in online tutoring sessions on website design. I currently design and create WordPress websites for my existing clients as well as using it to maintain my own site. I enjoy teaching the application as well, both in private one-to-one in person sessions and in online interactive tutoring.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Corporate Training

Web Design

Web Design

I have been a website designer for over 20 years. I have created over 100 websites for small business clients using WordPress. I started designing websites in Adobe Dreamweaver and later learned the CMS Drupal and the Wordpress application. I have taught classes at the college level in website and interactive digital media design. I teach one to one in online tutoring sessions on website design. I currently design and create WordPress websites for my existing clients as well as using it to maintain my own site. I enjoy teaching the application as well, both in private one-to-one in person sessions and in online interactive tutoring.

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Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Perfect Tutor

Michael is very welcoming and experienced tutor. I like his honesty and making the project easy. My word press website is more professional now because of his guidance and empathy. Thanks Michael

Mohamed, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you Mohamed. I'm glad to have been of help to you. I enjoyed working with you.

Knowledgeable and student-focused

Very patient and good communicator. He quickly realized my objectives and focused on the areas that I most need to learn. Personable and enjoyable. Good technical knowledge and people skills

Kathy, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you Kathy! I enjoy working with another artist employing digital tool in their work. I appreciate the feedback. Thank you.

Incredible teacher and really fun guy!

Michael helped me design my website with expert level knowledge. He taught me a lot about every aspect of Wordpress as well as marketing strategies and SEO tactics. He also alerted me to potential problems to watch out for. It would be hard to find a better teacher!

Michael, 2 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Hey! Thank you Michael. I hope I can help you succeed and avoid pitfalls on the way. I enjoy working together on a practical way forward with you on your vision for your website.

Highly knowledgeable. Explains clearly.

Michael taught me the ins and outs of PS selections. I learned quite a bit. I plan to schedule more sessions with Michael. (Please refer to the Review Title for additional comments.)

Colin, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you Colin! I appreciate the feedback. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Updating InDesign Skills

Michael and I worked on updating my InDesign skills. He is an excellent tutor! Excellent organizational skills, very flexible and patient, fantastic communication skills, very knowledgeable about the subject, InDesign. Five stars!

Laurie, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you Laurie! I hope your project is going well. I look forward to seeing the progress and how I could assist you again. Thank you for the positive feedback!

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