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Simon P.

Graphics-centric tutor with 2 decades of technical experience.

Graphics-centric tutor with 2 decades of technical experience.

$35/hour

  • 55 hours tutoring

About Simon


Bio

Hi my name is Simon and I'm originally from the UK so please excuse the strange accent.
I have been working in the graphics field in various industries for over 20 years, and started using Photoshop at version 5.5. I got my start working at a printing company and then quickly moved on into web design. For the past 10 years I have been working in the automotive materials industry creating textures and prints for car interiors at the OEM level. In my spare time, I enjoy photography and playing...

Hi my name is Simon and I'm originally from the UK so please excuse the strange accent.
I have been working in the graphics field in various industries for over 20 years, and started using Photoshop at version 5.5. I got my start working at a printing company and then quickly moved on into web design. For the past 10 years I have been working in the automotive materials industry creating textures and prints for car interiors at the OEM level. In my spare time, I enjoy photography and playing music, also having experience teaching guitar.

I am excited to share my knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator from a large variety of applications, so that I can help others in realizing how powerful a tool the software is, and the many ways a task can be accomplished. My goal is not only to help students work through their graphics projects, but to teach best practices, the background fundamentals and also setting up the software to function optimally.

In addition, I have experience with Adobe Creative Suite as a whole, and have been using a plethora of graphics and office related software in a business environment for 2 decades. I have often been called upon to teach colleagues and new hires and in addition create training documents in a variety of subjects.

Thank you for looking at my profile, and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, or to set up a tutoring session.


Education

SNHU enrolled
Graphic Design

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: If a student fails to show up for a lesson without contacting they will be charged for the full lesson amount.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Illustrator professionally for over 10 years. I have a lot of experience converting bitmap data to vectors for screen printing, recreating old logos to vector format and creating diagrams and illustrations for a variety of print and web output formats.
Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop for over 20 years, in various different concentrations. I have worked in the printing industry, web design, texture and print creation for the automotive industry, and also enjoy photography in my spare time. I attended Photoshop World in 2008 and 2012 along with a number of day-long seminars concentrating on different Photoshop related subjects.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Illustrator professionally for over 10 years. I have a lot of experience converting bitmap data to vectors for screen printing, recreating old logos to vector format and creating diagrams and illustrations for a variety of print and web output formats.
Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop for over 20 years, in various different concentrations. I have worked in the printing industry, web design, texture and print creation for the automotive industry, and also enjoy photography in my spare time. I attended Photoshop World in 2008 and 2012 along with a number of day-long seminars concentrating on different Photoshop related subjects.

Music

Guitar

Guitar

I have been playing the guitar for over 25 years and in that time performed with multiple bands. These have seen various levels of professional success including winning battle of the bands competitions, opening for several national touring acts and being interviewed on radio. One of my specialties is to analyze technique in great detail, and as a teacher break down the individual parts of playing an instrument, to firstly simplify the process for the student, but also to create a strong foundation so they can improve all aspects of playing to become an accomplished performer. I believe in hard work to accomplish goals, but also encourage students to have fun, enjoy the process of learning, gain confidence to play in front of others at any ability level and grow in all areas of music. My goal is to give students the tools to not only learn to express themselves through music, but to enrich their lives with the ability to communicate with other musicians and listeners and encourage positive relationships through the language of music.

Ratings and Reviews


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truly a great teacher!!!

Simon takes his time to explain the process of illustrator. So glad we connected. He is extremely patient and helpful.

Sally, 3 lessons with Simon

Great guy.

Was very patient with me as a beginner and guided me through some key components and I gleaned some great observations. I would recommend Simon to anyone who is interested in learning illustrator.

Dean, 1 lesson with Simon

Knowledgeable and patient!

As a novice, I needed a LOT of help understanding some of the Photoshop basics to edit my photos for my websites. I viewed a LOT of YouTube videos but was still at a loss. Simon was excellent in helping know what Photoshop tools would help me achieve some of my immediate edits and walked me through how to use them. Looking forward to future hands-on tutoring with Simon.

Brenda, 2 lessons with Simon

Simon is the best

I really feel like I am in the best hands with Simon. He is probably the smartest person I ever met. Although knowledgeable, he knows how to break everything down so that I can understand. I really enjoy how he gives examples to teach me. He doesn't just tell me what to. He explains why. He will also share personal experience which really humbles the lesson. And I don't feel so alone as a beginner.

Sheila, 3 lessons with Simon

Knowledgeable and skilled tutor.

So far, Simon has been a great tutor in helping me to begin my guitar journey. He has had very good advice and helped me to work on my finger positions and timing.

Seth, 3 lessons with Simon

Caring, intelligent and knowledgeable.

Simon is a fantastic tutor. I receive tutoring on a weekly basis because he’s that good! I have learned photoshop and illustrator more from his sessions than from my College Classes. Thanks Simon

Angela, 15 lessons with Simon

Very knowledgeable tutor

In our first photoshop lesson Simon imported one of the illustrations I'd sent him which I wanted to work on. It was very helpful because he was able to show me the basics of layering, masking, brushes etc while applying it to the drawing which made it a more accessible way to understand the way Photoshop works.

Patricia, 1 lesson with Simon

Well prepared and knowledgeable and patient

Simon is an Awesome tutor. We went over different ways to train my fingers and build strength. He also prepared for the lesson and cared about things I enjoy and knew many bands I enjoyed growing up. Simon showed me many cords and the reasoning for doing things. I would highly recommend him for his patience and experience.

Frank, 1 lesson with Simon

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Simon P.

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