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Marcia K.

Canaan, NY

$30/hour

Graphic Designer / Graphic Design Teacher

$30/Hour


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About Marcia

I have always been an artist. I received my B.A. from Rutgers University, in art and art history and then went on to receive my M.A in graphic design and art education from New Jersey University.

In the 1980s I was working as a graphic artist doing layouts for print in NYC. Then the MAC computer came out with QuarkXpress, Photoshop & Illustrator. I jumped at the opportunity to be amongst the first students of these programs & enrolled in classes, as the programs were being made public. Over the years, InDesign has replaced Quark as the most commonly used layout program, but Photoshop & Illustrator have remained the most used program for creating graphics & manipulating photos.

I have freelanced for many, many companies & have worked on staff for quite a few too. I also have experience with Dreamweaver & Adobe FireWorks for creating art for the web.

I am careful to explain things one step at a time. I make sure the student understands what I'm teaching before I more on to the next step.

No matter how long I've been practicing the programs, I have never been bored with any of them. They continue to fascinate me in their abilities & I feel I share that fascination with my students.

I am able to teach beginners, intermediates & advanced students the tools of each of the programs, in a way that would excite you & incite you into wanting to learn more & more!
I have always been an artist. I received my B.A. from Rutgers University, in art and art history and then went on to receive my M.A in graphic design and art education from New Jersey University.

In the 1980s I was working as a graphic artist doing layouts for print in NYC. Then the MAC computer came out with QuarkXpress, Photoshop &
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Canaan, NY 12029
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design,
Macintosh

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe InDesign

From 2002 to 2014 I was the art director for a trade newspaper called the New York Nonprofit Press. I created monthly paper in InDesign & all the graphics & advertisements in Photoshop & Illustrator.

Also, I created a daily E-Newsletter in Dreamweaver & created animated ads in Adobe FireWorks.

Graphic Design

I started taking classes in the graphic design programs for the Mac in 1989. I was a teacher /trainer for several NYC organizations & businesses & have done both freelance & staff graphic design since 1991.

From 2002 to 2014 was the art director & graphic designer for the New York Nonprofit Press & created all the layouts, and ads in Photoshop & Illustrator.

We also put out a daily newsletter to 15,000 subscribers, which I created in Dreamweaver & made ads & animated gifs in Adobe FireWorks.

Macintosh

I've been working on the Macintosh computer since 1989 & taught introduction to Mac classes, along with Photoshop & Illustrator, from 1991-2002.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marcia will travel within 30 miles of Canaan, NY 12029.