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Gillian L.

Ex-pat Brit and Penn Alum Graphic Designer and Creative ready to help

Ex-pat Brit and Penn Alum Graphic Designer and Creative ready to help

$50/hour

  • 100 hours tutoring

  • Lansdowne, PA 19050

About Gillian


Bio

I trained as an elementary school music teacher in England and taught in both public and private schools before moving to the US. Finding I couldn't teach in the US with British qualifications, I ran several Girl Scout Troops, and then moved into teaching music within a choral music program. As part of my job I had to promote concerts, and found that I loved graphic design, and wanted to learn more.

After raising my children I was able to go grad school in 2004, and alongside courses in...

I trained as an elementary school music teacher in England and taught in both public and private schools before moving to the US. Finding I couldn't teach in the US with British qualifications, I ran several Girl Scout Troops, and then moved into teaching music within a choral music program. As part of my job I had to promote concerts, and found that I loved graphic design, and wanted to learn more.

After raising my children I was able to go grad school in 2004, and alongside courses in visual communications, took extra courses in graphic and web design, and since graduating from Penn have been running my own freelance graphic design business. In addition to creating print materials for non-profit groups and creating over 100 websites, I have moved into collaborative web design projects, working directly with my clients. I found this to be very helpful, as in talking as I work, I have gained a great deal of insight into the ways people think about the design process and have learned ways of explaining how to do things and make things work without using overly technical vocabulary.

Added to all this is the British accent and dry sense of humour, so learning is accompanied by a sense of fun.


Education

Goldsmiths College University of London
education
University of Pennsylvania
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Lansdowne, PA 19050
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/12/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I initially learned InDesign at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, and have been using it daily ever since. I have taken a few Udemy courses to deepen my knowledge, but feel sure that after 10 years of use and having worked from CS2 up to CC 2018, my understanding is pretty comprehensive.
Graphic Design

Graphic Design

When I returned to graduate school in 2004, I opted to take extra classes in Graphic Design. In the process I took classes in design theory, color theory, font design, typography, and the use of Adobe software including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. This training, along with 10 years of daily practice gives me a strong practical as well as theoretical knowledge of the aspects of graphic design.

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I initially learned InDesign at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, and have been using it daily ever since. I have taken a few Udemy courses to deepen my knowledge, but feel sure that after 10 years of use and having worked from CS2 up to CC 2018, my understanding is pretty comprehensive.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

When I returned to graduate school in 2004, I opted to take extra classes in Graphic Design. In the process I took classes in design theory, color theory, font design, typography, and the use of Adobe software including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. This training, along with 10 years of daily practice gives me a strong practical as well as theoretical knowledge of the aspects of graphic design.
Web Design

Web Design

At Penn I took a class in Dreamweaver web design, and learned the theory of good webdesign. When I tried to create sites for clients, Dreamweaver proved to be too complicated for easy changes to be made to the site. As a more workable alternative, I learned WordPress and have since built over 100 sites, and have helped many clients maintain and update their own sites.

Corporate Training

Web Design

Web Design

At Penn I took a class in Dreamweaver web design, and learned the theory of good webdesign. When I tried to create sites for clients, Dreamweaver proved to be too complicated for easy changes to be made to the site. As a more workable alternative, I learned WordPress and have since built over 100 sites, and have helped many clients maintain and update their own sites.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (27 ratings)
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Reviews


Great session!

Gillian showed me how to do Wordpress. Gillian was very friendly and was a great help. I'm planning on meeting her again to get some more help.

Farida, 1 lesson with Gillian

Great tutor!

Gillian is helping me create new material for a Joomla website and manage existing components. She is an excellent teacher! She is able able to problem solve and think outside the box.

Janice, 28 lessons with Gillian

Very practical advice. Highly knowledgeable about WordPress.

Gillian taught to my objectives. She is very inquisitive and discovery is a great way to learn. She helped me fix my broken website and she helped me learn tools to use myself. She's a great instructor and I will come back to her soon.

Ray, 2 lessons with Gillian
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$50/hour

Gillian L.

$50/hour

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Response time: 5 minutes