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Adrian M.

Flexible Art & Design Specialist: Photoshop, InDesign, Drawing, & More

Flexible Art & Design Specialist: Photoshop, InDesign, Drawing, & More

$45/hour

  • 1,092 hours tutoring

  • Raleigh, NC 27616

About Adrian


Bio

INTRO & BACKGROUND:

I've been a tutor on Wyzant's platform since 2014 and I love it! My primary area of expertise is multimedia art and design, with a focus in Adobe's Creative Cloud programs for digital illustration and graphic design.

Located in North Carolina, I graduated high school in 2004 with honors (Summa Cum Laude) and immediately went to college at Appalachian State University to major in Music Industry Studies. After two years at ASU, I realized music industry wasn't the path I...

INTRO & BACKGROUND:

I've been a tutor on Wyzant's platform since 2014 and I love it! My primary area of expertise is multimedia art and design, with a focus in Adobe's Creative Cloud programs for digital illustration and graphic design.

Located in North Carolina, I graduated high school in 2004 with honors (Summa Cum Laude) and immediately went to college at Appalachian State University to major in Music Industry Studies. After two years at ASU, I realized music industry wasn't the path I wanted to travel down, so I took a break from school until 2008, when I transferred to East Carolina University's School of Art and Design. I graduated in December of 2014 with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Animation and Interactive Design.

I have been working as an art and design freelance professional since 2010, specializing in graphic design and illustration. I also work with photo editing, video editing and production, animation, and occasionally 3D modeling.

SUBJECTS & PROGRAMS:

My specialty subjects include:
• Painting and Drawing (particularly figure drawing)
• Graphic Design (including logo design and layouts for print media)
• Illustration and Concept Art (digital painting)
• Photo Editing
• Vector art and design
• Intro-level video editing and animation (when available)

Art and design-specific programs I tutor in include:
• Adobe Creative Cloud (general help)
• Photoshop
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• After Effects
• Bridge

General computer knowledge:
I'm used to using both Mac and PC computers for basic, every day work as well as art and graphics, music composition, audio editing, video editing, and more. I can also tutor basics like how to set up email, web browsers, and organize files. I have a basic to intermediate understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as their Google counterparts (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, etc.). I know basic HTML and CSS, but any other coding is outside of my area of expertise.

TEACHING STYLE:

If you want a unique and fun tutoring experience, I'm definitely your guy. I try to tailor my teaching methods to each person's specific style. I know some students are stronger at audio-visual learning and others are better at logic, reading, and memorization, so I try to be flexible so we can find the best way to help you learn. I personally learn best through visuals, music, and associations. When I'm explaining a new concept, I tend to employ the use of metaphors that the student can relate to.

As someone who grew up struggling with ADHD, I completely understand how hard it is to focus when lessons are boring and tedious. I want to help you find something meaningful and useful in your lessons and show you that you've got what it takes to master anything you put your mind to. If you struggle with something, then maybe we're not approaching it the right way. Let's get creative and use the skills, talents, and interests you already have to build something bigger and better!


Education

East Carolina University
Animation and Interactive Design

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Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I learned to use Illustrator by attending an Essential training course on Lynda.com as part of my college degree. I have used Adobe Illustrator for both school projects and work assignments for over 5 years. I use it primarily for designing logos, flyers, posters, and advertisements, but it has also come in handy for creating assets for animation projects in Flash and After Effects.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I completed a week-long Essential Training Course for Adobe InDesign CC and I have been successfully tutoring in this subject since May 2016. I use this program on a regular basis for my freelance graphic design work.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop on a daily basis since 2006 for a wide variety of projects, including photo editing, short animations, drawing and digital painting, graphic novels, and laying out mockups for web design. I took two full courses on Lynda.com to further flesh out my understanding of the program, and several of my college courses utilized Photoshop for projects and assignments. I am extremely comfortable with this program.
Drawing,

Drawing

I graduated in December of 2014 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Animation and Interactive Design. Part of my required course work included basic drawing, figure drawing, and composition. I have taken several classes in painting and drawing, in addition to over 15 years of drawing and sketching experience.
Painting,

Painting

I have taken 3 college courses in painting and composition as part of my degree in animation and interactive design. My paintings have won awards in exhibitions, scholarships for tuition, and were published in Rebel 56, East Carolina University's annual art publication. I am knowledgeable in the use of traditional media, such as acrylic and oil paints, as well as digital media such as Photoshop. Please contact me for examples of my work.
Video Production

Video Production

As part of my degree in animation, I have taken two college courses that focused solely on video art and film editing, and I have used video editing software for nearly every animation class I have taken. I am familiar with both Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X, and some of my film pieces have won awards in exhibitions.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I learned to use Illustrator by attending an Essential training course on Lynda.com as part of my college degree. I have used Adobe Illustrator for both school projects and work assignments for over 5 years. I use it primarily for designing logos, flyers, posters, and advertisements, but it has also come in handy for creating assets for animation projects in Flash and After Effects.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I completed a week-long Essential Training Course for Adobe InDesign CC and I have been successfully tutoring in this subject since May 2016. I use this program on a regular basis for my freelance graphic design work.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop on a daily basis since 2006 for a wide variety of projects, including photo editing, short animations, drawing and digital painting, graphic novels, and laying out mockups for web design. I took two full courses on Lynda.com to further flesh out my understanding of the program, and several of my college courses utilized Photoshop for projects and assignments. I am extremely comfortable with this program.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have owned my own computers since 1996 for everything from basic, everyday functions like email, using the internet, creating and saving files and games to complex creative endeavors like game design, digital painting, and 3D modeling and animation. I know how to use both Macintosh and Windows computers, including how to customize the interface, set up networks, and add and remove programs. I also have experience in troubleshooting a wide range of issues on both Macintosh and Windows.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I am familiar enough with Macintosh computers to teach the basics of using one, including but not limited to keyboard shortcuts, customizing the interface, installing and removing programs, using the Terminal to make administrative changes, and using Mac-specific programs. As a multimedia artist and animator, I do most of my work on a Macintosh computer and have been using one since 2008.
Video Production

Video Production

As part of my degree in animation, I have taken two college courses that focused solely on video art and film editing, and I have used video editing software for nearly every animation class I have taken. I am familiar with both Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X, and some of my film pieces have won awards in exhibitions.

Corporate Training

General Computer

General Computer

I have owned my own computers since 1996 for everything from basic, everyday functions like email, using the internet, creating and saving files and games to complex creative endeavors like game design, digital painting, and 3D modeling and animation. I know how to use both Macintosh and Windows computers, including how to customize the interface, set up networks, and add and remove programs. I also have experience in troubleshooting a wide range of issues on both Macintosh and Windows.

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Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Just had my first session with Adrian. He is a super patient tutor, worked at my speed yet we accomplished a lot. His explanations were very clear and I learned a significant amount in the time we had. I definitely plan to use Adrian again very soon. Thanks, Adrian!!

Rebecca, 1 lesson with Adrian

Great time with Adrian

Adrian was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of my questions. He reviewed all I asked to work on and went more in depth on topics which he thought would improve me ability on indesign. Great lesson!

Damon, 1 lesson with Adrian

Adrian knows everything!

Adrian is amazing and helping me get through my multiple graphic design courses. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, proficient, and helpful. I would highly recommend to anyone!

Casey, 25 lessons with Adrian

Clear and easy to follow. He is a great tutor and very knowledgeable.

Taught me some easy short cuts and features I didn't know existed. He was easy to follow and very friendly. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help with Adobe Illustrator.

Martin, 1 lesson with Adrian

Astute and extremely patient and kind!

I just had my first session with Adrian and I can't say enough good things about the extent of his knowledge as well as his patient, kind manner. He was expeditious in getting things accomplished without ever making me feel rushed. He was completely comfortable with everything I threw at him, and expertly led me through the system. I will use him again, without a doubt! Thank you, Adrian.

Aimee, 10 lessons with Adrian

Obviously well-versed in InDesign!

We had to work around fire-wall issues my organization has and ended up talking on the phone and e-mailing through the training session. I was impressed with Adrian's ability to educate me without being able to see in real-time what I was seeing. I learned a lot in my first lesson and look forward to my next!

Lisa, 1 lesson with Adrian

Knowledgeable and kind

Excited for more lessons! Adrian is a great teacher and is able to tailor lessons to preference which is great.

Trevor, 1 lesson with Adrian

Adrian is one of the best!!

Adrian guided me through a complex Photoshop CC issue I got stuck on. I'm really glad that Adrian listened to my needs and showed how to apply the steps myself. Adrian was extremely professional, helpful, knowledgable and I was delighted to receive follow-up videos and notes that were carefully organized and outlined step- by-step. I plan on booking with Adrian again in the future for my Photoshop needs and recommend anybody do so without hesitating. The best thing is that Adrian is actually talented and skilled with an outstanding portfolio as proof.

Nadia, 1 lesson with Adrian

Adrian is AWESOME!

I was given a Glowforge Laser Etching machine after getting my MFA in Metal Design. Yes, you would think this was a wonderful gift...BUT- it is NOTHING like the industrial Epilog I was used to. Adrian has been helping me adjust to some technology that is very complicated and requires completely different Ai files and a whole new skill set in Photoshop! I couldn't do this without Adrian's help!

Barbara, 73 lessons with Adrian

Great tutor

I had never worked in In Design before and I had a project I needed to work on. Adrian tailored the lesson to my project was able to show me shortcuts and specific tools to help me get the project done. He was extremely helpful!

Jacqueline, 2 lessons with Adrian
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Adrian M.

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