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Joy S.

Bergenfield, NJ

$40/hour

Joy is a skilled communicator, writer, Illustrator and artist

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 12 ratings
Knowledgeable
— Steven, Englewood, NJ on 5/25/16

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Bard College
English

Education

Bard College (English)

About Joy

I have been an artist, graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years. As an illustrator I have created many graphics to help clients sell, explain or elaborate their mission, product or ideas. As a graphic designer I have helped my clients create smart effective logos and designs for print as well as online marketing. As an artist I have been creating paintings, sketches, murals and crafts for various clients as well as for myself. I enjoy teaching what I know and I love what I do.

I am also a writer and have written copy for many different clients and organizations to help them clearly get their message across to their clients and audiences. I love a well crafted sentence, and I read all the time. I also enjoy writing creatively.

My father is a writer/journalist and my mother was a Japanese language tutor for Berlitz and I am bi-lingual. From an early age I understood the importance of point and clarity in communication. I went to an American School in a foreign country and was always aware that there were many ways to say one thing but was also aware of proper grammatical context. I was a writing major in college and worked for a word processing firm as a writer and an editor. I also worked for a National Magazine as an editorial assistant. I continued to write copy and to write lessons during my time as a multimedia developer and I still enjoy creative writing.

I have been an artist for most of my life, either as a muralist or a designer/ illustrator. I studied at the Art Students League of NYC for many years before I went to college to study art and creative writing. I became an illustrator for magazines soon after college then an artist for digital media; CD-roms and videos. I have for the past 15 years been a freelance illustrator, muralist and graphic designer, incorporating digital art, painting and drawing in various projects for clients as well as for myself.

During my time as a Multimedia developer I taught many classes on computer and specific software use. I also taught an on-line multimedia course for the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. I have also been a guest teacher for an illustration course at Parsons School of Design. As an artist and muralist I have had many occasions to work with and teach elementary and middle school students in Arts and Crafts.

I am uniquely qualified to teach the subjects I have signed up to teach because of long term, professional and personal experience and studies in these fields. I also enjoy the "ah ha" moment when someone reaches an understanding of what I am trying to explain!
I have been an artist, graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years. As an illustrator I have created many graphics to help clients sell, explain or elaborate their mission, product or ideas. As a graphic designer I have helped my clients create smart effective logos and designs for print as well as online marketing. As an artist I have been Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bergenfield, NJ 07621
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable"

- Steven, Englewood, NJ on 5/25/16
Joy replied on 5/25/2016

Thank you, Steven!

"Patient and skilled teacher"

- Mike, Teaneck, NJ on 6/28/15

"Incredible teacher"

- Michele, Fort Lee, NJ on 5/30/15
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Painting,
Photography
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading,
Reading
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design,
Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading

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.

Drawing

I have been a working illustrator and freelance graphic designer for over 25 years.
I have taught classes in photoshop and multimedia design for Umass Lowell, Mediactive in Boston and The Boston computer society.

I have owned and operated my own multimedia development company for which I was the head artist.

I have won several muralling grants from the state of New Hampshire 1 percent for art initiative

English

I graduated with a degree in English/Writing from Bard College 1981. I worked at a word processing firm as an editor for 5 years at RMS Word Processing in New York City. I worked as an Editorial Assistant at Vanity Fair Magazine for 3 years. I worked for 5 years at a multimedia company writing copy and editing client copy for advertisements, presentations and marketing materials in Arlington, MA.


I have been an artist, graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years. As an illustrator I have created many graphics to help clients sell, explain or elaborate their mission, product or ideas.

I am currently a tutor for Wyzant for English, Art and Photoshop.

Graphic Design

I have been a graphic designer in various situations in the past 25 years. First, as a designer for CD roms and digital courses for my own multimedia development company, then as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. I have had a myriad of clients throughout the years. I have designed book covers, logos, presentations and web graphics.

Painting

I have been a muralist for the past 10 years
I have received several grants from the state of NH to create murals for various state buildings and offices.
I have created paintings and prints for sale for 20 years.

Proofreading

I graduated with a degree in English/Writing from Bard College 1981. I worked at a word processing firm as an editor for 5 years at RMS Word Processing in New York City. I worked as an Editorial Assistant at Vanity Fair Magazine for 3 years.

I worked for 5 years at a multimedia company writing copy and editing client copy for advertisements, presentations and marketing materials in Arlington, MA. I have been an artist, graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years.

Reading

I graduated with a degree in English/Writing from Bard College 1981. I worked at a word processing firm as an editor for 5 years at RMS Word Processing in New York City
I worked as an Editorial Assistant at Vanity Fair Magazine for 3 years. I worked for 5 years at a multimedia company writing copy and editing client copy for advertisements, presentations and marketing materials in Arlington, MA.

Bard College
English

Education

Bard College (English)

Knowledgeable

Joy was very knowledgeable regarding the subject matter and very easy to communicate with her. I would highly recommend to anyone seeking tutoring on Photoshop.

— Steven, Englewood, NJ on 5/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joy will travel within 20 miles of Bergenfield, NJ 07621.