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Phillip J.

Beaverton, OR

$45/hour

Graphic & Web Design Instructor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 27 ratings
Very helpful and solved major tech problems for me.
— Martha, Henderson, NV on 9/12/16

$45/Hour


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The Art Institute of Las Vegas
Motion Graphics

Education

The Art Institute of Las Vegas (Motion Graphics)

About Phillip

With over 15 years experience in teaching and training, I've experienced all different learning types. With that, my degree in Motion Graphics and my current teaching experience with the International Academy of Design & Technology, I believe I am uniquely qualified to tutor and teach a wide range of students, parents and individuals in need of these services.

I've been working professionally in the graphic design industry for nearly seven years and have experience in print production and various graphic design jobs dating back over 20 years. I'm ex-military and raised in the military as a child, so I have the experience of interacting with a wide range of cultures and races, learning to treat everybody with respect and dignity.
With over 15 years experience in teaching and training, I've experienced all different learning types. With that, my degree in Motion Graphics and my current teaching experience with the International Academy of Design & Technology, I believe I am uniquely qualified to tutor and teach a wide range of students, parents and individuals in need of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Beaverton, OR 97006
In-person lessons

"Very helpful and solved major tech problems for me."

- Martha, Henderson, NV on 9/12/16

"Awesome tutor"

- Connor, Las Vegas, NV on 8/25/16

"Lots of knowledge and patience!"

- Gina, North Las Vegas, NV on 8/25/16

"Lightroom tutor"

- Joe, Las Vegas, NV on 6/4/16

"Prepared and knowlegable."

- Vinny, Las Vegas, NV on 10/31/15

"On His Game!"

- Renee, Las Vegas, NV on 4/23/14

"Great Tutor"

- Gary, Las Vegas, NV on 12/22/13
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Film, Graphic Design,
Photography, Video Production
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Flash,
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop,
Dreamweaver,
General Computer,
Graphic Design,
HTML, Macintosh,
Photography, Video Production, Web Design
Elementary Education:
Grammar, 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.

Adobe Flash

I earned my BS degree in Motion Graphics in 2007. I was heavily trained in Adobe Flash to use it in web design and motion graphics applications. Since then, I have used it at my jobs and as a freelancer, with most recently teaching it to students of IADT. Since may of 2010, I have been employed to teach students of the Graphic Design program a wide range of software, including Flash, for the purposes of learning animation and interactive elements of graphic design.

Adobe InDesign

While being trained in Motion Graphics, I had to also learn the basics of graphic design which included print design. I have had to use InDesign extensively through creating graphics and other printable media for home health care, food and beverage and various other businesses. Most recently, while employed at IADT Las Vegas, I primarily taught print design and even worked with students on layout and design of student/professional group projects for AD2 and AIGA - both professional organizations with chapters in the Las Vegas valley.

Adobe Photoshop

I have nearly 10 years of professional experience as a Graphic Designer. I earned my Bachelors of Science in 2007 and went on to become an Instructor for IADT (Sanford Brown) in 2009. After teaching there for three years, I went on to continue freelancing and tutoring in Graphic Design and related services.

I recently earned an MFA degree in Media Design and am currently growing my business and offered services. My current and past students have ranged in age from 14-92, so I'm confident that I can instruct a wide range of students, professionally and thoroughly.

In that time, I have use Photoshop extensively. I began using Photoshop with version CS3. I have taught professionally on the program in a Career College educational environment as well.

Dreamweaver

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in 2007. While earning that degree, I had to learn Dreamweaver in order to prepare a personal website as a graduation requirement. Since then, I have worked extensively on numerous websites, primarily using Dreamweaver. Most recently, over the past 2 1/2 years, while employed with IADT Las Vegas, one of my teaching requirements was to instruct students on the fundamentals of design as it pertains to Dreamweaver. I am well versed in XHTML, HTML 5 and CSS along with content management systems such as WordPress.

General Computer

I have been working with computers since the late 1980's when in the course of my military career I began working with IBM's and desktop publishing. Since then, I have gone on to amass years of experience in both my professional career and private life. I am experienced in the use of both PC and Mac platforms.

Through my experience and use of computers, I have tought professional for several years. I have also tought students general computer skills that range in age from 14 to 92 years old.

Graphic Design

I have been a professional Graphic Designer for nearly 10 years with experience in graphic design dating back nearly 30 years.

I have an Associates of Art degree in Black & White Photography which taught me lighting and composition. I earned my Bachelors of Science in 2007 in Motion Graphics which is the field of animated graphic design. I taught professionally at IADT - Las Vegas (Sanford Brown) as the lead Graphic Design Instructor for several years. In 2016 I earned my Masters degree in Media Design and continue working professionally as a Freelance Graphic Designer.

Macintosh

While attending school for my BS degree in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, I started using Macintosh as the preferred computer of the graphics design community. Since then, I have used Mac's almost extensively for the use of Adobe Master Collection. I have used it in the creation of graphics, web layout and print design. Most recently, I have taught students at IADT Las Vegas for the past 2 1/2 years, all on Mac's for the various graphic design software.

Web Design

While being trained in Motion Graphics, I had to also learn the basics of graphic design which include web graphics. Since 2007, when completing my studies, I have created and coded numerous websites and am comfortable implementing JavaScript and PHP into new or existing websites. I have also taught students at IADT Las Vegas over the past 2 1/2 years, including the use of XHTML, HTML 5 and CSS. I am also comfortable implementing WordPress and changing elements within its code/css via the editor function. I have even used, and taught how to use Photoshop for web design as well as free coding with just a normal text editor.

Writing

Graduate school thesis writing
Undergraduate professor
Original content writing for advertising & marketing

The Art Institute of Las Vegas
Motion Graphics

Education

The Art Institute of Las Vegas (Motion Graphics)

Very helpful and solved major tech problems for me.

Phillip is easy to be with, a wonderful, helpful, caring teacher and he's extremely knowledgeable about many aspects of technology and online marketing. I would recommend him highly to anyone in need of tech tutoring. Thanks for providing his services.

— Martha, Henderson, NV on 9/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Phillip will travel within 20 miles of Beaverton, OR 97006.