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Shawnte C.

Philadelphia, PA

$35/hour

Computer Basics, Media Design, Mac Platform

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Knowledgeable and fun
— Michelle, Philadelphia, PA on 3/20/17

$35/Hour


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The University of the Arts
Graphic Design
FullSail University
Master's

Education

The University of the Arts (Graphic Design)

FullSail University (Master's)

About Shawnte

Hello Students!

My name is Shawnte C. I am the owner of a graphic design company based in Philadelphia, PA. I earned my BFA in Graphic Design at University of the Arts where I focused on photography, projections and web design. Additionally, I earned my MFA in media design from Fullsail University preparing for the role of art director and branding solutions. After graduation, I designed business cards and maintained the website for The Caring Place, a nonprofit after school program for disadvantaged children in Allentown. Additionally, I managed all creative and marketing concepts as graphic/web designer at Anchor Direct, a printing company in Warminster, PA. Now as owner of my own business, I fulfill the graphic design needs of small businesses like podcasts, nurseries, and non profits as well as like bridal party invitations.

While earning my BFA, I tutored freshman in art history and computer basics at University of the Arts Tutoring Center. I taught both Windows and Mac Operating Systems, programs and application like Microsoft Office and Apple iWorks to novice to moderate users. As a contractor, I teach clients to manage and customize websites I have designed for them. Additionally, I teach customers to integrate their business solutions to iOS for iPads and iPhones. For this reason, I am equipped to teach a wide range of ages, knowledge levels and learning styles.

One of the reasons I was passionate about pursuing art was to challenge myself to express my creativity. Eventually, I realized I also needed to find a strong financial aspect of art that also interested me. I started designing in high school at a college level, and while participating in early college education I discovered another language; web design and programming. Even though I had a path that I wanted to follow, I didn't know how I wanted to transfer my skills into a successful career. While at college I worked on my peer relationships and realized I possessed the skill to communicate successfully in design, but also was able to lead my peers in the development of their own skills while overcoming personal obstacles and challenges. Some of these topics were Art History, Web Design, and Computer Basics.

If it weren't for my BFA and the different types of jobs I held during these four years, I wouldn't have discovered that I like to teach people how to use various tools and utilize them in unique applications. As a Lab technician, I was able to teach people ways to make utilizing a computer more efficient. As a specialist at a computer store, I can help customers understand the products they purchase and how to use them effectively in their everyday life. During my MFA studies, I discovered design is a way to build communication to a target audience. These technological tools help me bridge the communication between what we see and what a business has to offer. Teaching is also a means of communicating since it allows the teacher with specific skills to educate and inspire others to identify their own unique skills, thereby creating a clearer path toward what they are motivated to achieve.
Hello Students!

My name is Shawnte C. I am the owner of a graphic design company based in Philadelphia, PA. I earned my BFA in Graphic Design at University of the Arts where I focused on photography, projections and web design. Additionally, I earned my MFA in media design from Fullsail University preparing for the role of art director
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19139

"Knowledgeable and fun"

- Michelle, Philadelphia, PA on 3/20/17
Computer:
General Computer,
Graphic Design,
Macintosh, Visual Basic, Web Design

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.

General Computer

For the last 15 yrs I've worked with computers in Design, communication, maintenance and technical support field. My expertise is in Microsoft and Mac OSX in all basic and some advanced programs each platform provides. If your are interested in establishing services and features on each platform and learn new technology trends, I can help.

Graphic Design

I utilize Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign to design corporate branding, logos, business cards and social media branding for my clients. I’ve used CS for 11 years. Teaching design is about building concepts that help us communicate an idea and translate what we see. The software is a tool to help visualize that idea.

Web Design

I work at a prominent technology company where I am responsible directing clients in the best visual solutions for their websites and clients. I am well versed in HTML, CSS, PHP, and CMS. I’m formal in custom configuring websites with Dreamweaver but since found building sites for customers in Content Management Systems has been efficient and cost effective for majority of my clients.

The University of the Arts
Graphic Design
FullSail University
Master's

Education

The University of the Arts (Graphic Design)

FullSail University (Master's)

Knowledgeable and fun

Shawnte thought my son to effectively use the tools need for his project she was very patients and greatly knowledgeable of what she was doing. She got him through quickly while explaining what she was doing . He was very relax and while looking on I had fun along side them. Friendly , laughable personality which made our atmosphere relax and enjoyable. I will definitely use her again . thanks Sh

— Michelle, Philadelphia, PA on 3/20/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shawnte will travel within 30 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19139.