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David M.

Cordova, TN

$40/hour

Real World Experience with Graphic Design Software and Writing

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/12/12
4.0 average from 1 ratings

$40/Hour


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BFA Memphis College of Art
Advertising Design

Education

BFA Memphis College of Art (Advertising Design)

About David

I have a BFA in Advertising Design from the Memphis College of Art, where I was an art instructor for the children's Saturday School. I taught a few semesters at the college level, substituting for instructors at MCA and the University of Memphis when they went on sabbatical. I am licensed by the state of Tennessee to teach Graphic Communications in public schools and I am also surrounded by educators since my wife, daughter and sister are all teachers.

However, it is real world experience that has taught me the most. I have been in the business of creating effective visual and verbal communications for over 30 years. Along the way, my work has won numerous awards, and has been featured in some "Best of..." collections and college level textbooks. The services I have provided include graphic design, illustration, advertising, information architecture and website design – so I am proficient in Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. I have also provided copywriting, producing everything from children's books to promotional copy to greeting cards. I have even helped clients with their "letters" on occasion.

Like every project, each student is unique, both in capabilities and the goals their teacher puts before them. It is important to start with a firm foundation and then build a step-by-step strategy that will lead to success.
I have a BFA in Advertising Design from the Memphis College of Art, where I was an art instructor for the children's Saturday School. I taught a few semesters at the college level, substituting for instructors at MCA and the University of Memphis when they went on sabbatical. I am licensed by the state of Tennessee to teach Graphic Communications Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cordova, TN 38016
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
English:
Writing
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macintosh

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Macintosh

Unlike other businesses, the Macintosh platform has always been the preferred platform for my profession. I have been working full time and exclusively on a Mac since I purchased my first Macintosh CI (System 7) back in 1989. I am currently working on a Mac Pro 10.5.8. There is not much that I haven't had to make my computer do at one time or another – from running my business and creating my product to keeping my software and hardware running up to snuff.

Writing

For thirty years, it has been part of my business to provide words for a variety of companies, individuals and organizations. I have successfully written promotional children's books, greeting cards, brochures, booklets, reports, television/radio spots, and newspaper & magazine ads. I am currently the editor and designer of two magazines for a statewide university system.

I have used words to entice, persuade, and convince.

Stringing words together in proper order is important and writing needs to be logical and grammatically correct, however, writing properly is not enough. Words have a job to do, whether it is to express a political concept new to the world or explain how to assemble a bicycle. I can show you how to make each paragraph, each sentence, and each word work to earn its place on the page.

BFA Memphis College of Art
Advertising Design

Education

BFA Memphis College of Art (Advertising Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Cordova, TN 38016.