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John S.

Dunn, NC

$40/hour

Creative Services Tutor

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Fayetteville Technical Community College
Graphic Design

Education

Fayetteville Technical Community College (Graphic Design)

About John

I am an experience and creative artist with over 25 years of professional experience in graphic design, illustration and video. I started before computers became the norm. Although I continue to do design work I have been a sworn law enforcement officer since 2003. Since then I have gained invaluable insight and experience in dealing with all manner of people under all manner of circumstances. I have also earned an instructor certification. In 2005 I was fortunate enough to attend the FBIs Forensic Facial Imaging course where I learned to make composite drawings and sculptures. In 2012 I attended a fantastic course hosted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in which I learned age progression and regression techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Since 2007 I have been a self taught movie maker. From scriptwriting, camera work and lighting I have developed great pre-production skills and with my graphics background editing, compositing and SFX was so much easier to learn. I have my own web series, several short movies and have completed projects for commercials, PSAs and motion graphics/FX jobs for other clients. I have served as an adjunct drawing and illustration instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College. I enjoy helping people and I get great satisfaction when I see the light bulb appear above someone's head and know that I helped them! I am an experience and creative artist with over 25 years of professional experience in graphic design, illustration and video. I started before computers became the norm. Although I continue to do design work I have been a sworn law enforcement officer since 2003. Since then I have gained Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Dunn, NC 28334
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Film,
Graphic Design,
Video Production
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design,
Video Production

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Drawing

I have drawn since I was a small child. My skill and eye for detail improved greatly after attending courses in community college. I have attended the FBIs Forensic Facial Imaging course and am a composite artist. I have drawn and continue to draw portraits in pencil. I have taught drawing and illustration courses as an adjunct instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC.

Film

In high school I was extremely interested in theater arts and dreamed of pursuing a career in the movie business, not as an actor but as a writer. I have written several feature length screenplays and many short movies. Since 2007 I have been involved with a number of high quality amateur movie productions to include writing, producing and directing my own web series. Everything from location scouting, prop making, camera angles, lighting and sound I have grown as a self taught movie maker. I have enjoyed input and criticism from industry professionals and continue to hone my craft.

Graphic Design

After earning my Associates Degree I was employed by the M.J. Soffe Co. in Fayetteville, NC where I worked for 12 years as a graphic artist. Soffe is a major sportswear company with a large presence in college, military and retail markets. I rose through the ranks and held positions in the creative art department and was later a project manager for branded merchandise for clients such as Coca-Cola, Hooters and Field and Stream. I have designed logos, web graphics and other identity and graphic elements for several clients. I assisted with layout and advertisements in a monthly publication. I continue to create graphics as a freelance artist.

Video Production

Since 2007 I have been involved with a number of high quality amateur movie productions to include writing, producing and directing my own web series. Everything from location scouting, prop making, camera angles, lighting and sound I have grown as a self taught movie maker. I have enjoyed input and criticism from industry professionals and continue to hone my craft. I am self taught and use the Adobe suite. In addition to amateur movie making I have shot, edited and produced PSAs and promotional videos. I have also created motion graphics and VFX for several clients.

Fayetteville Technical Community College
Graphic Design

Education

Fayetteville Technical Community College (Graphic Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 30 miles of Dunn, NC 28334.