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Heather N.

Mills River, NC

$65/hour

Digital Graphic Design Tutor

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Amherst University of Massachusetts
Painting
Museum School of Fine Art, Boston
Graduate Coursework

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts (Painting)

Museum School of Fine Art, Boston (Graduate Coursework)

About Heather

I am a professional Digital Graphics Designer and I love sharing my years of experience teaching one on one with rising talent. Your design career success is my objective, so I make myself available for discussions outside of regularly scheduled sessions.

My real passion is User Experience and User Interface design for mobile applications. I am obsessed with learning all I can about mobile design and how branding, and graphics effect the user's experience. I know all about working with engineers and how to communicate with a team to achieve amazing design results. I work within Squarespace and Wordpress to design responsive mobile friendly websites.

I started working in Photoshop 5.5 back in 1999 and have used it daily ever since. I know Adobe's programs can be overwhelming and my years of hands on experience can help educate you quickly by showing you all the tips and tricks to the endless ways of performing design challenges. As a graphic designer for large corporations, I have used Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Illustrator to create both pixel and vector graphics for logos, catalog, brochures, print and web graphics.

I hold a Bachelor's degree with honors (GPA 3.9) in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts and I have taken graduate classes at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston for web design (HTML), digital imaging (Adobe Illustrator, Flash) and pre-press production for graphic design. I have run the marketing department for many multi-channel ecommerce retailers, and have extensive knowledge about advertising and branding.

I have taught workshops on User Interface Design (UI/UX) and Adobe Photoshop and I am passionate about mobile technology. I have spent over 16 years working full time as a Creative Director where my work expanded brands & sales for national markets.

Using Adobe Creative Suite, I work with you to tackle questions and real life design challenges. There is so many tricks and creative ways to solve problems for today's ever changing digital design field. I am available weekdays from 9am - 9pm to accommodate your schedule.

I have experience with the following: Adobe Creative Suite, UI/UX, social media, web & mobile app design, print production and ecommerce site administration.

I look forward to working with you soon!

Technical Skills:

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bridge, Acrobat) Corporate Branding and Style Guides, Wireframing, User Experience and User Interface (UI/UX) Design, Mailchimp, Social Media Networking Administration and Intergration. WordPress, Squarespace content management systems. HTML, QR Codes, Microsoft Office. Typography, Iconography, Mobile App Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Keyword Development, Google Analytics.
I am a professional Digital Graphics Designer and I love sharing my years of experience teaching one on one with rising talent. Your design career success is my objective, so I make myself available for discussions outside of regularly scheduled sessions.

My real passion is User Experience and User Interface design for mobile
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Mills River, NC 28759
Business:
Marketing

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Adobe Illustrator

I am a professional Digital Graphics Designer. I hold a Bachelor's degree with honors (GPA 3.9) in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts and I have taken graduate classes at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston for web design (HTML), digital imaging (Adobe Illustrator, Flash) and pre-press production for graphic design.
I have spent over 16 years working full time for major ecommerce companies where my work expanded brands & sales for national markets. Using Adobe Creative Suite, she works quickly and efficiently while bringing an artist eye into the design process.

Adobe InDesign

Ms. N. is a professional Digital Graphics Designer. She holds her Bachelor's degree with honors in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts and has taken graduate classes in web design, digital imaging and pre-press production. She has taught workshops on SEO and Photoshop and is passionate about mobile technology.

Ms. N. has spent over 16 years working full time for major ecommerce companies where her work expanded brands & sales for national markets. Using Adobe Creative Suite, she works quickly and efficiently while bringing an artist eye into the design process.

Adobe Photoshop

I am a professional Digital Graphics Designer. I hold a Bachelor's degree with honors in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts and I have taken graduate classes in web design, digital imaging and pre-press production. I have taught workshops on SEO and Photoshop and I am passionate about mobile technology.

I have spent over 16 years working full time for major ecommerce companies where my work expanded brands & sales for national markets. Using Adobe Creative Suite, I work quickly and efficiently while bringing an artist eye into the design process.

Desktop Publishing

I am a professional Digital Graphics Designer. Desktop publishing to me includes Microsoft Office (PowerPoint presentations) and creating Word docs, pdfs, HTML documents and any other form of marketing materials created digitally for either print or web. I am an expert in Adobe Creative Suite and can publish web pages, InDesign pdfs, Word booklets, etc.

For a full graphic design portfolio and resume please contact me.

Drawing

I am a skilled Illustrator with a degree in Illustration from Umass Amherst. I have been drawing since the age of 6, and use pen and ink, charcoal, conte and graphite.

My sketches and drawings are also cartoons, characters and gesture drawings.

Graphic Design

Ms. N. is a professional Digital Graphics Designer. She holds her Bachelor's degree with honors in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts and has taken graduate classes in web design, digital imaging and pre-press production. She has taught workshops on SEO and Photoshop and is passionate about mobile technology.

Ms. N. has spent over 16 years working full time for major ecommerce companies where her work expanded brands & sales for national markets. Using Adobe Creative Suite, she works quickly and efficiently while bringing an artist eye into the design process.

Marketing

As a Marketing Director, Creative Director and Web Developer, I have run major ecommerce (multi-channel) retailers. I have designed branding, style guides, and all corporate identify items from business cards to 400 page product catalogs.

I have done retargeting campaigns, mobile friendly newsletters (both Mailchimp and HTML). I have a background in SEM and SEO and keyword research. I have extensive marketing and campaign knowledge for social media, print and web.

Painting

I work out of my home studio having attained my BFA with honors in oil painting in 1997, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I went on to take additional design courses from the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston. I teach Art Nouveau Portraiture & Mixed Media Classes, in the River Arts District in Asheville NC. I am a Juried Member of the National Association of Women Artists.

My work is represented 2 Rules Fine Art Gallery in Marietta GA. I have also been represented by 310 Art Gallery, The Updraft Gallery, Gallery Asheville, Desert Moon Designs Studios and Gallery, The Night Gallery, Seven Sisters Gallery and Woolworths Walk Fine Art Gallery.

Teaching Experience:

2013 A Touch of Gold! Gold Leaf - Mixed Media Gilding Techniques, 310 Art Gallery, River Arts District, Asheville NC

2013 Digital Imaging for Artists, Asheville Area Arts Council, River Arts District, Asheville NC

2013 Art Nouveau Portraiture Class, 310 Art Gallery, River Arts District, Asheville NC

2011 Media Collage Painting Workshops, 310 Art Gallery, River Arts District, Asheville NC

2008 Mixed Media Collage Painting Workshop for Beginners, Private Studio Classes, Newton MA

1997 Cartooning for Children, The Art Store, Natick MA
1997 Caricatures, Cartooning and Illustration for Young Adults, The Art Store, Natick MA

Education:

The Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston 1999 - 2005
University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1993-1997

B.F.A. Painting
Art History Minor
Cum Laude, GPA 3.9

Full CV and Painting portfolio at HeatherShirin.com

Web Design

I am a professional Digital Graphics Designer. I have 16 years of Web design experience. I learned back in 2000 HTML and Dreamweaver. I am an UI / UX designer.

For a full mobile and web design portfolio and resume please contact me.

Amherst University of Massachusetts
Painting
Museum School of Fine Art, Boston
Graduate Coursework

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts (Painting)

Museum School of Fine Art, Boston (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heather will travel within 30 miles of Mills River, NC 28759.