Over 100 tutoring hours

Carter J.

New York, NY

$75/hour

Animator, Designer, Artist

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 47 ratings
Very patient and encouraging, and follows up with class recaps
— Cynthia, New York, NY on 5/24/12

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Columbia University
English Literature
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master's
Hunter College
Master's

Education

Columbia University (English Literature)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Master's)

Hunter College (Master's)

About Carter

Hello everyone. For over 10 years, I have taught Animation, Digital Design, Web-programming, Drawing, and other related design and art topics at the College & University Level, and I currently hold a position at a local college.

I LOVE what I do. Design, art, and animation are my passions and I love trying to convey what I know and love to my students: the KEY is finding your passion, and then feeding and fostering that love for what you do. This is necessary in any creative field for success. Once you learn this, you'll see that your passion is infectious; and it will come across in your work. If you are fearless, fully engaged, and willing to take chances, especially in New York where there are so many talented people, and especially in our current job market, you cannot help but be successful.

New York City is the center of the art & design world, so I believe that taking advantage of what NYC has to offer to students and professionals is important to success. Each week, I visit museums & galleries on my own so as to keep up on current topics in my field. During my classes, I like to convey this information to my students so that they may also know what is out there, for INSPIRATION, to expand their horizons, and to keep the creative juices flowing. The key to success in these fields is not only having certain skills, but also, in part, putting yourself out there in the world in situations where there are other like-minded people.
Hello everyone. For over 10 years, I have taught Animation, Digital Design, Web-programming, Drawing, and other related design and art topics at the College & University Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Reduced rates offered for the following: * multiple student or group sessions; * sessions of more than one hour;

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New York, NY 10011
In-person lessons

"Very patient and encouraging, and follows up with class recaps"

- Cynthia, New York, NY on 5/24/12

"Good teacher"

- Rolando, New York, NY on 10/2/13

"Awesome!"

- Winter, Marlboro, NJ on 6/26/12

"True Professional"

- Manny, Brooklyn, NY on 3/25/12

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Adobe Flash

I currently use Adobe Flash everyday in the courses that I teach at a local college. It is a very versatile tool, used for a wide range of projects.

Depending on the student's needs or requirements, I can focus on any area necessary: Animation, Web-design and Web-development, or Multimedia applications. When used as a web-design or application development tool, basic programming or coding skills are approached on a student-by-student, one-to-one basis, depending on the student's experience and understanding of computer scripting and programming.

With regard to animation, I like to expose students to a variety of traditional (low-tech) animation techniques (storyboarding, flipbooks, cell-animation), as well as other digital animation tools such as TOON-BOOM in order to convey important concepts in animation.

Adobe Illustrator

I currently work as an artist and designer in New York, and I am also currently a member of the faculty for the last 10 years at the Technical Career Institute of Technology.

There, I provide classes in Drawing, Computer Drawing, Animation, and Web-design. In my Computer Drawing classes I concentrate on the integration of hand-drawing techniques into computer drawing techniques. In real design practices, artists and designers are constantly moving back and forth between digital technology and non-traditional, more low-tech methods. Therefore, what I like to stress is how to integrate the practices and skills that you currently possess into your new learning. I believe it is important not to isolate computer skills but to understand how they may be used in a variety of situations that you are already comfortable within.

Drawing and designing are skills that many people already possess; my job therefore, is how to design a lesson plan that fits your skills together with learning of Adobe Illustrator. It is a large and robust program that provides many tools to illustrators, designers, and artists of all sorts. How might conventional drawing skills be of use within the Adobe Illustrator platform?

In addition, I also like to expose students to other equipment, such as a Drawing Stylus, as well as other software, such as Photoshop, Flash, or Toon-Boom and give them suggestions of how to integrate a variety of graphics and design tools.

I a Masters of Architecture Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000) in which I took drawing and design studios. Furthermore, as an undergraduate, I also studied Architecture at the University of Arkansas where I began my formal education and where I first began to nurture my love for drawing.

I have taken numerous drawing and design classes from Pratt Institute, the SVA, the Art Students League, and currently at Hunter College.

I currently teach drawing both on paper with pencil as well as in the computer in my current teaching position.

Adobe Photoshop

I teach at a local college and have worked in the design field for over 15 years. In every one of the classes that I teach, Photoshop is a computer applications that I simply cannot do without.

Photoshop is one of those tools that is so powerful and so flexible that it is difficult to overstate its usefulness and importance. Graphic designers and web designers use it. Photo touch-up artists use it. Animators use it. Fine-artists in museums and galleries use it. Advertising and publishing professionals use it. It is ubiquitous.

Whether you are a visual artist, a designer, a scrap-booker, or just someone who just wants to know what to do with your pictures, then this is the computer program for you, and I am your teacher.

If you opt to take me up on this offer, then you will not only learn Photoshop, but you will learn how to use images from your cellphone and from your digital cameras; you will learn how to find high-quality, high-resolution images online; you will learn how to operate a scanner as well as a stylus for more freedom in your ability to move the cursor. You can be an expert in Photoshop sooner than you realize.

Architecture

I have a Masters of Architecture degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2000. It was a fantastic opportunity for me, and I was able to study with some very talented and some very well-known architects, which includes completing a studio with Frank Gehry.

Art History

I have taught Art History at the Technical Career Institutes in New York where I currently teach Digital Media Courses.

As an undergraduate, I took multiple courses in art and architecture history at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) and a survey of art history at Columbia University.

As a masters student in architecture at Massachusetts Institute of technology, I took several history & theory courses.

As a current student at Hunter College in NYC, I am taking and am required to take a number of art history courses.

Computer Programming

I currently teach and have taught the following scripting, markup, and stylesheet languages at the Technical Career Institutes in Manhattan:

JavaScript
ActionScript 3.0
HTML, XHTML, HTML 5
CSS

I am proficient in the following other programming languages:

Python
Processing

Drawing

I have a Masters of Architecture Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000) in which I took drawing and design studios. Furthermore, as an undergraduate, I also studied Architecture at the University of Arkansas where I began my formal education and where I first began to nurture my love for drawing.

In my current practice, drawing is an integral part of everything that I do. For me it is both a form of SEEING as well as a form of THINKING.

During my architecture education, I learned that developing drawing skills is a way to develop SEEING skills. Those who have not developed the habit of looking around them and then trying to translate what they see in the world to a 2D surface, as pencil to paper, do really possess all the skills necessary for SEEING.

In addition, I also learned that developing drawing skills is also a way to develop THINKING skills. Putting things down onto paper makes it possible for you to grasp things graphically, formally, spatially, and, therefore, intellectually that you could perhaps not grasp otherwise.

I have taken numerous drawing classes from Pratt Institute, the SVA, the Art Students League, and currently at Hunter College.

I currently teach drawing both on paper with pencil as well as in the computer in my current teaching position at Technical Career Institutes in Manhattan.

Dreamweaver

For me, Dreamweaver is a tool that must be used together with and among many others, and it is best used when students understand the basics of coding.

Web-design and development is a whole set of technical and creative skills. Fortunately, there is a very strong and powerful tool available for us to cull all of these skills together and work with them all at once, and that tool is Dreamweaver; however, I also like to encourage students to develop each of the skills independently of this application as well: to practice their coding skills, to develop their layout skills, and to exercise their knowledge of color and typography.

As with any sophisticated tool, there are many resources available for deepening your understanding and increasing your knowledge of all that it is capable to accomplish with it.

In my courses, I try to take a holistic approach in order to reveal to the students of not only what they need to know, but also of what they already know how to do and what they can accomplish on their own. It is a way to increase resolve, encourage progress, and strengthen self-confidence as independent designers and technicians.

Graphic Design

If you look at my profile and my education, you can see that I have 2 undergraduate degrees, one in studio art, and the other in English literature. My degree in literature is from Columbia University, and my degree in studio art is from Hunter College. You can also see that I have one master's degree in architecture from M.I.T., and that I am working on a second in studio art at Hunter College.

I have taught graphic design, digital imaging, web design and related topics since 2000.

My CV and portfolio are available on request.

HTML

I use HTML, XHTML, and/or HTML5 everyday, and have done work in the field off and on since 1994.

I currently teach a variety of web-design, web-coding subjects at a local college, and operate my own web-site that I use as a tool to aid my classes.

HTML in all its variations, the latest of which is HTML5, is actually a rather small language; however, its flexibility and capabilities are endless and growing, limited only by the limits of YOUR creativity.

Together with CSS, a vast array of designs are possible; and then when you add in JavaScript and PhP, well, there's nothing you won't be able to design!

Macintosh

If you are a beginner and want to make the most of the software that comes standard in Macintosh computers as well as a whole host of other applications available for the mac; or, if you are more advanced and want to learn about the UNIX COMMAND PROMPT, then please contact me.

The Mac is far more friendly than you realize and so much more powerful than you know. Take advantage of what you've paid for, and contact me.

Web Design

I currently teach and have taught for 10 years in the Digital Media Arts Program at the Technical Career Institutes, where I teach several different graphic and web-design courses. For me, web-design is NOT ever merely a set of technical skills, but also and perhaps more importantly a set of creative and artistic skills. Students must be encouraged to nurture and develop their own aesthetic by looking at the work of other artists and designers.

In my courses, I focus on the INTEGRATION of various skills and applications using the following technologies:

* web-coding - HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Dreamweaver;

* Flash & ActionScript 3.0

* digital imaging & graphics applications for support - Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

Columbia University
English Literature
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master's
Hunter College
Master's

Education

Columbia University (English Literature)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Master's)

Hunter College (Master's)

Very patient and encouraging, and follows up with class recaps — I began ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR classes with Carter J. several weeks ago after having only used the computer for basic email and research. I have gained enough confidence through Carter J.'s patient and knowledgeable tutoring to want to add Photoshop and Excel to the list of computer skills I will seek to learn under his guidance. I am very pleased to receive Class Recaps after my lessons, and whenever ...

— Cynthia, New York, NY on 5/24/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Reduced rates offered for the following: * multiple student or group sessions; * sessions of more than one hour;

Travel policy

Carter will travel within 20 miles of New York, NY 10011.