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Daniel C.

Creative Coach & Trainer. Start working right away!

Creative Coach & Trainer. Start working right away!

$65/hour

  • 221 hours tutoring

About Daniel


Bio

The unique mix of an expert creator and technical personality, an artist with a process approach to teaching and learning. With both a B.S. degree and technical training, I value the experience from tech training and creative work for over 20 years. Learning HOW to learn and learning by doing, have been my greatest teaching and personal development. I work with all ages, and your unique learning style, understanding that each person holds on to certain things passionately, and may just not...

The unique mix of an expert creator and technical personality, an artist with a process approach to teaching and learning. With both a B.S. degree and technical training, I value the experience from tech training and creative work for over 20 years. Learning HOW to learn and learning by doing, have been my greatest teaching and personal development. I work with all ages, and your unique learning style, understanding that each person holds on to certain things passionately, and may just not care about others. There is a way to bridge the gap in learning any subject through your unique learning ability.

A Kinesthetic learner means I am learn something by engaging my body or hands. So I know a student that seems distracted, may simply be engaged in learning their own way. Let's start with HOW you learn. The patience comes through experience and helps me relate to people who struggle to get information from a book or a video that is not personal.

Sharing the excitement for life and for learning is why I am here. Tell me about yourself, how I can relate, your hopes and dreams for learning, and how you got here. I've been an artist, camp director, tutor, trail guide, photographer, athletics director, computer instructor, foster parent, publisher, marketer, teacher and more. Now I work as Creative Director, and Marketing strategist, with a passion to teach, coach, train and help people succeed.


Education

Williamson College
BS Management

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: I am flexible, and passionate about helping you! If you have a specific need, let's talk about how we can make it work. Group classes and rates are an option—
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/22/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

An Adobe Illustrator Expert - I work in Illustrator every week editing vector files and PDFs and creating logos and tracing illustrated artwork. My earliest experience with with vector illustration began with one of the first vector tools, Gem Draw - which later was adapted into the Corel Suite. I can help you to transition from Corel to Adobe for more professional and faster illustration and editing workflow. Teaching creative and technical use of Adobe Illustrator as part of a graphic design workflow, these tools and skills also carry over to Photoshop and InDesign, as well as other Adobe creative products.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I started using InDesign professionally in its earliest phase, publishing small journals and creating online graphics and PDF documents to share. Working for several publishers integrating Adobe InDesign to replace the former QuarkXpress workflow. I am still a daily user of InDesign as my favorite tool for designing documents and writing and sending large format images to print. You will enjoy the powerful expert tools you will learn, and each lesson is custom adapted to your skill level, ability and speed of learning, and personal style.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

A professional Adobe Photoshop artist, designer, and photo editor, since 1998, I still work in Photoshop nearly every day. As a creative professional, I enjoy teaching beginners who want to promote a business on social media, and intermediate users who will use Photoshop to create high quality content or edit their photos, and I help develop experts. Become a power user in Adobe Photoshop, with tips and shortcuts, and a deep understanding of the most powerful tools you need. Each training is customized to the needs, skill level, and learning style of the student.
Drawing,

Drawing

I have studied art and illustration all of my life and taught individual art lessons to children at summer camp and as a paid tutor. My drawing expertise is in portrait drawing in pencil, or pen and ink, and I tend to draw in a very realistic, but loose fashion. I have taken the skill set to professional digital illustration as well. Currently I sell illustrations on stock art websites, and am building an online gallery of illustrations for sale.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

Expert in graphic design and communication design — a professional in the creative industry since 2003, and educated in marketing, business communication, and graphic design. I am passionate about working with creators and professionals to help you grow skills, develop creative talents, and see differently to improve your graphic design. I can help you specialize your graphic design skills, and/or simply make your work look better. Designer for corporate and political organizations, published cover and book designer, marketing content creator, online learning designer, illustrator, photographer, video director and more!
Photography,

Photography

I transitioned into full-time photography in 2015, after years of training and shooting as a graphic designer. I continue to study and work with top photographers and videographers in Nashville to develop new skills with creative expression. I help students adapt to natural light, reflected light and artificial, or studio light to create the best image in their camera and use the least amount of processing necessary. Applying design principles to framing and cropping, my students will learn how light is transformed in your camera, and the technical settings you need to know. Even an iPhone camera is subject to the principles of light and the limitations of available light. I help you to understand how to use the most simple point-and-shoot camera to take good pictures and train you to use your DSLR and related professional photography equipment to make money. You will enjoy the hands on and personalized shooting and training experience!
Video Production

Video Production

In a corporate design role I developed video production skills through work study, and specific skills, hiring trainers and tutors in Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, studio lighting, photography and cameras. Since 2012 I've designed and built three production studios and i now work under a video director shooting live performances in Nashville as a Camera man, Assistant director, and now his primary backup director. Since 2018 I have been a working professional directing live video productions as a side profession, about one concert or event per month. Currently I shoot some weddings and also record webinar interview content, producing training videos with Adobe Premiere.

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

In 2019 I started leading people through career transformation, specifically to help people recognize their personality type and skills, and how difficult experiences, such as being fired, or lack of specific education, can be embraced as a part of a persons experience and skillset. Now I lead "Work You Love" seminars for people who are in transition, discouraged, or starting out who may be confused how to move forward and get experience. This uniquely qualifies me to provide individual career training and tutoring.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Trained recently as a "training facilitator," I previously led Public Information Officer training for 3 years as part of a communications leadership position for a major corporation. In the past year I've led a 4-hour class in webinar presenting skills and technology with excellent feedback from groups of 20 entrepreneurs per class, and I am developing course content around the same. Directing live video for the last several years, along with studio production experience have helped me develop an understanding of hybrid speaking as it relates to live presentations delivered via video. I bring a unique perspective to help people setup the atmosphere for better presenting, such as lighting and background in your studio or office, as well as good habits and techniques during the presentation to help people connect with an audience. Finally, I can help you craft an engaging "story" experience in your speaking or presenting.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

An Adobe Illustrator Expert - I work in Illustrator every week editing vector files and PDFs and creating logos and tracing illustrated artwork. My earliest experience with with vector illustration began with one of the first vector tools, Gem Draw - which later was adapted into the Corel Suite. I can help you to transition from Corel to Adobe for more professional and faster illustration and editing workflow. Teaching creative and technical use of Adobe Illustrator as part of a graphic design workflow, these tools and skills also carry over to Photoshop and InDesign, as well as other Adobe creative products.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I started using InDesign professionally in its earliest phase, publishing small journals and creating online graphics and PDF documents to share. Working for several publishers integrating Adobe InDesign to replace the former QuarkXpress workflow. I am still a daily user of InDesign as my favorite tool for designing documents and writing and sending large format images to print. You will enjoy the powerful expert tools you will learn, and each lesson is custom adapted to your skill level, ability and speed of learning, and personal style.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

A professional Adobe Photoshop artist, designer, and photo editor, since 1998, I still work in Photoshop nearly every day. As a creative professional, I enjoy teaching beginners who want to promote a business on social media, and intermediate users who will use Photoshop to create high quality content or edit their photos, and I help develop experts. Become a power user in Adobe Photoshop, with tips and shortcuts, and a deep understanding of the most powerful tools you need. Each training is customized to the needs, skill level, and learning style of the student.
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

Publishing work started in 2001, when I was promoted quickly through key roles to really understand the industry: Text layout, page design, illustrator (art editor), art coordinator, art buyer, illustrator (creative), project coordinator, project manager, creative services manager, senior manager, marketing manager. During this time I retrained teams to move from QuarkXpress to Adobe InDesign started teaching. Adobe Creative Suite at the time. Currently I help people create product manuals, training guides, children's books, biographies, and design lead generating e-books for marketers. Whatever phase of publishing you are in, I can help! And I recommend that you get help early and often so you head down the right path to reach your desktop publication goal!
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

Expert in graphic design and communication design — a professional in the creative industry since 2003, and educated in marketing, business communication, and graphic design. I am passionate about working with creators and professionals to help you grow skills, develop creative talents, and see differently to improve your graphic design. I can help you specialize your graphic design skills, and/or simply make your work look better. Designer for corporate and political organizations, published cover and book designer, marketing content creator, online learning designer, illustrator, photographer, video director and more!
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I've been a computer technician since the early days of computers, and I naturally speak the language of computers. Not everyone has to be technical or experienced to really learn the ease and efficiency of a Macintosh computer, iPad, iPhone or similar device. They are designed with the user in mind, and the user can quickly learn what the computer can do, and is designed to do. My broad experience helps when someone is transitioning over to the Mac world from Microsoft PCs, or from Android devices.
Photography,

Photography

I transitioned into full-time photography in 2015, after years of training and shooting as a graphic designer. I continue to study and work with top photographers and videographers in Nashville to develop new skills with creative expression. I help students adapt to natural light, reflected light and artificial, or studio light to create the best image in their camera and use the least amount of processing necessary. Applying design principles to framing and cropping, my students will learn how light is transformed in your camera, and the technical settings you need to know. Even an iPhone camera is subject to the principles of light and the limitations of available light. I help you to understand how to use the most simple point-and-shoot camera to take good pictures and train you to use your DSLR and related professional photography equipment to make money. You will enjoy the hands on and personalized shooting and training experience!
Video Production

Video Production

In a corporate design role I developed video production skills through work study, and specific skills, hiring trainers and tutors in Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, studio lighting, photography and cameras. Since 2012 I've designed and built three production studios and i now work under a video director shooting live performances in Nashville as a Camera man, Assistant director, and now his primary backup director. Since 2018 I have been a working professional directing live video productions as a side profession, about one concert or event per month. Currently I shoot some weddings and also record webinar interview content, producing training videos with Adobe Premiere.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

In 2019 I started leading people through career transformation, specifically to help people recognize their personality type and skills, and how difficult experiences, such as being fired, or lack of specific education, can be embraced as a part of a persons experience and skillset. Now I lead "Work You Love" seminars for people who are in transition, discouraged, or starting out who may be confused how to move forward and get experience. This uniquely qualifies me to provide individual career training and tutoring.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Trained recently as a "training facilitator," I previously led Public Information Officer training for 3 years as part of a communications leadership position for a major corporation. In the past year I've led a 4-hour class in webinar presenting skills and technology with excellent feedback from groups of 20 entrepreneurs per class, and I am developing course content around the same. Directing live video for the last several years, along with studio production experience have helped me develop an understanding of hybrid speaking as it relates to live presentations delivered via video. I bring a unique perspective to help people setup the atmosphere for better presenting, such as lighting and background in your studio or office, as well as good habits and techniques during the presentation to help people connect with an audience. Finally, I can help you craft an engaging "story" experience in your speaking or presenting.

Elementary Education

Homeschool

Homeschool

As a home educating parent to currently 5 homeschool children, we know how it is to think differently and see home education as an opportunity for children to develop their own creative learning, with specific guidance. I specialize in helping children to explore areas commonly referred to as "STEAM," (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). My experience is in leading groups to explore Electronics, Robotics, Graphic Design, Computer Skills, Website Programming, Photography, Videography, Online Business, Marketing, Publishing. Working with individuals or groups, I encourage building teams, projects, and planing toward specific goals and overlapping skills that prepare young people for a modern work environment and creative leadership.

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Trained recently as a "training facilitator," I previously led Public Information Officer training for 3 years as part of a communications leadership position for a major corporation. In the past year I've led a 4-hour class in webinar presenting skills and technology with excellent feedback from groups of 20 entrepreneurs per class, and I am developing course content around the same. Directing live video for the last several years, along with studio production experience have helped me develop an understanding of hybrid speaking as it relates to live presentations delivered via video. I bring a unique perspective to help people setup the atmosphere for better presenting, such as lighting and background in your studio or office, as well as good habits and techniques during the presentation to help people connect with an audience. Finally, I can help you craft an engaging "story" experience in your speaking or presenting.

Sports/Recreation

Soccer

Soccer

I've been playing for over 30 years on teams, and continue as an adult. As a director, I run leagues, train coaches, and work in preschools to train youth in advanced footwork skills, helping to develop muscle memory and specific high level footwork. I understand the process of learning by doing, especially among artists and athletes, and I have the technical understanding to analyze mistakes and break down moves into their elements for better understanding.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

In 2019 I started leading people through career transformation, specifically to help people recognize their personality type and skills, and how difficult experiences, such as being fired, or lack of specific education, can be embraced as a part of a persons experience and skillset. Now I lead "Work You Love" seminars for people who are in transition, discouraged, or starting out who may be confused how to move forward and get experience. This uniquely qualifies me to provide individual career training and tutoring.

Examples of Expertise


Daniel has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Simply the best

Every question, every problem, every mistake I made corrected and future-proofed. Not only solved my existing problems but helped make templates to avoid issues in the future. Dead on perfect!

Frank, 5 lessons with Daniel

Good intro meeting

Daniel listened well to my needs and responded directly and concisely . I am hopefully confident that working with him moving forward will be productive. Thank you.

William, 1 lesson with Daniel

Problem solving perfection

I asked for, and he delivered for. I was seriously struggling with some silly small things. Not only did he fix those things I now have a greater understanding of a much bigger and not silly thing. It was so much fun and so exciting to learn something new and so quickly.

Dean, 2 lessons with Daniel

Knowledge of platform and intuitive instruction

How to seamlessly substitute fonts as well as reposition graphic elements. in addition how to collect items in the package so that the InDesign file can be converted to a File that can be exported for print.

Stephen, 6 lessons with Daniel

Very Knowledgeable

Daniel was able to help me with my photoshop composite. It is something I've been struggling with for a while. He gave me tips to improve my fantasy book cover designs. If you are creating book covers or doing any compositing in photoshop, Daniel is the perfect tutor.

Holly, 1 lesson with Daniel

Wow

I have had tutors before in the past for adobe Photoshop and they left me frustrated and confused. I am happy to say that Daniel actually made everything flow and go smooth like butter. Daniel answered all of my questions and gave me that wow factor. I was shocked at the basics I did not know. I am looking forward to my second lesson. If you are sitting on the fence - check Daniel out!

Yolanda, 1 lesson with Daniel

Professional, Caring, Insightful

Daniel is an expert in both communication and design. He taught me important principles in communication, including knowing your audience and the single overriding communication objective (SOCO). These principles are also applied in the design. On the design side, he introduced famous designers to me so that I can have concrete examples of how these designers apply techniques Daniel has taught me. He is both practical and knowledgeable, with deep insights into students' own personalities.

Xinyue, 10 lessons with Daniel

Daniel is a solid 10!

Daniel has been able to help me solve the InDesign mysteries that have plagued me. He’s patient and wildly knowledgeable. Best Wyzant tutor I’ve ever worked with!

Susan, 10 lessons with Daniel

Photoshop

Helped me complete a project I couldn’t do by myself . He was very knowledgeable and creative. Highly recommended. Xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxvbbbbbbbsbsbsbsbsbsbbsbsbsbsbsbsnsnsbsbsbsbsbdjdjdkdkdkdkd d f

Cindy, 1 lesson with Daniel
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$65/hour

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Response time: 4 hours