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University of Nevada Las Vegas (Fine Arts)
I recently received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where I intensely practiced & studied both studio art as well as digital imaging & graphic design.
My final years as a senior I found myself assisting fellow students with various practices, in the field of printmaking (a grandfather of graphic design) where I demonstrated multiple heavily detailed hand printing techniques. This greatly increased my communication skills through a craft that I thoroughly enjoyed. So much so, that I had created & managed a student organization to continue to educating students about this form of art.
As a graphic design student it was a customary to share tips & tricks with each other since majority of students were fairly new to the design programs. It was a matter of understanding the endless possibilities and multiple ways of execution alongside creating designs that work.
One of the most important things that I have gained from being an undergraduate Fine Art student studying both studio & digital art was the verbal communication, institutional critiques and conversations.
The last five years I have spent practicing not only the tools presented in the computer programs but also have understanding of what makes visual communication & design successful. I also understand the physical & thought processes necessary for a final polished design.
I was accepted into the UNLV's Fine Arts program that consisted of 10 positions. Throughout the duration of the program, we were intensely drilled & tested not only through craft and technique but also reasoning, rational & conceptual intent.
To become a graphic designer, it is more than just learning the programs. It also takes more than just having the visual ability to create worthy designs. Communication is the most understated trait needed to become a graphic designer. Verbal communication is essential to successful visual communication.
My tutoring skills involve a combination of what I've learned in my collegiate courses, what I wished they had taught me and from my freelance experience. I recently received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where I intensely practiced & studied both studio art as well as digital imaging & graphic design.
My final years as a senior I found myself assisting fellow students with various practices, in
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InDesign is the industry standard in the world of graphic design. I have spent two years using the program both in school projects (at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and for freelance professional use. Project samples include various posters, postcards, flyers, multiple paged PDF's, booklets and magazines.
As a fine art student, drawing is heavily necessary skill and course. I have taken multiple drawing classes at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, including still life and life drawing, using graphite and ink materials. This skill plays a huge role in my freelance Graphic Design career, drafting out ideas and concepts.
I have completed my undergraduate degree in Fine Art with one of my concentrations being Graphic Design. Throughout my 5 years collegiate career I had learned to use the Adobe Suite programs as well as create designs that can effectively communicate to its target audience. I have done so through countless school projects as well as my freelance work. Samples of such include Logos, Brand Identity, Print Design, Typography, Web Design.
I have been a Macintosh user since 2008. When I started my graphic design endeavor I learned how these machines handled the Adobe Suite. That includes learning about RAM, the hard-drive & processor. I even upgraded my personal 2009 Macbook Pro to an SSD to improve performance and handling of the Adobe programs. Conversely, I am that friend that everyone goes to if they have Macintosh computer problems. Most of requests were performing a clean install of OS X and showing them new features in the updated software.
I had taken both Black & White Photography and Commercial Photography course at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. There I learned to use 35mm film cameras and the film development and darkroom printing process. In Commercial Photography, I had learned the use of DSLRs both Cannon & Nikon, use of lighting techniques, manipulation & professional equipment, communication with models and composition. I also had spent August 2015-October 2015 doing product photography for a toy company in Florida, Friendly Bands. Photography also has an important role in my personal artist career.