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Michael K.

Belmar, NJ

$55/hour

Art Tutor - Specializing in Graphic Design & Photography

In-person lessons

$55/Hour


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Purchase College, SUNY
Art and Design

Education

Purchase College, SUNY (Art and Design)

About Michael

I am a knowledgeable and progress-driven professional Graphic Designer and Photographer looking to help tutor and mentor artists of all skill levels.

Professionally I’m highly skilled in overseeing and supporting project coordination, design, and production of numerous product types such as catalogs, brochures, identity packages, website graphics, event posters, trade show graphics, etc. I have been directly involved in the production of trade show displays, performing professional poster graphic installations, and art directed photo shoots. As senior art director I have extensive experience in monitoring both quality and to help mentor junior designers and photographers.

Expert Level: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Xerox printer software, and Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word & Outlook)

Purchase College, SUNY - Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Art & Design

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I am a knowledgeable and progress-driven professional Graphic Designer and Photographer looking to help tutor and mentor artists of all skill levels.

Professionally I’m highly skilled in overseeing and supporting project coordination, design, and production of numerous product types such as catalogs, brochures, identity packages,
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Belmar, NJ 07719
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Photography
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Graphic Design,
Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Adobe InDesign

I have been working with Adobe InDesign for the past six years; now working with the most current version CS6.

I use InDesign on a daily basis to design business cards, print collateral, logos, stationary branding, CD album artwork and trade show graphics.

I also used InDesign for the layout & design of marketing materials, magazine ads, newsletters, signage, posters, and product guides.

Drawing

Having graduated from the Art & Design program at SUNY Purchase, I bring advanced drawing skills and concepts to the table. In the age of computers, people seem to forget to pick up a writing to and start drawing.

Drawing is an art that I have a deep passion for. I have taken advanced figure drawing classes, book making and currently draw all the artwork for the literary T-shirt company Novel-T.

I believe you should hand draw your idea first, draw multiple versions and then conceptualize it with a computer if needed. I have a great trick that I can teach you about sketching out and Idea, that will improve your creative output!

Graphic Design

I have been actively working in the graphic design, photography, and print production industry for the past 12 years. I am fortunate to have worked for 2 “in house” design departments, which provided the unique setting of being directly involved in the entire design and production process. My experience art directing, creating professional trade show graphics, designing collateral materials, working with government proposal teams, delegating projects, covering photo assignments, managing production, and using in-house production equipment, allows me to contribute to multiple areas of a creative team. I can work on Mac or PC platform with the Adobe Creative Suite, specializing in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

My experiences also include the researching and purchasing of large format digital printers, paper, designer blank t-shirts, production equipment, matting & framing supplies, and lamination “artic/thermo” mounting products. My innovative thinking, passion for design, and high quality standards, produce finished work that is fresh and that my clients are excited about.

Photography

I have been working as a professional photographer for the past 10 years. I have mentored students of all ages, helping them use digital SLR, film SLR, or digital point shoot cameras.

Provided you have Photoshop on your computer, I can teach photo retouching and color correction. I can also work with you on setting up photo shoots and have a local photo studio for lighting or studio portrait training.

Purchase College, SUNY
Art and Design

Education

Purchase College, SUNY (Art and Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 30 miles of Belmar, NJ 07719.