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Wayne State University
Academy of Art University - San Francisco (Master's)
My background in is in secondary education and multimedia. After teaching at the high school level, I worked in video production for several years and taught myself some web skills. In Lexington, KY, I taught HTML and basic web skills at the junior college there. I've just graduated from the Academy of Art University as an online student with my MFA in Web Design and New Media. My thesis heavily utilized Flash ActionScript 3, HTML and CSS.
I loved my teaching experiences and interacting with the students. I realize that having a lot of knowledge about a subject and teaching that subject are two different things and I respect different learning styles that students have. As a substitute teacher I had the opportunity to interact with a variety of age groups, (7 - 12th grades), in all matter of subjects. I especially enjoyed working in the Special Education classes and in the basic English courses.
My own son is 8 years old and his education is extremely important to me and being patient and guiding him the best I can has been the most fulfilling job I have ever had. Taking drum lessons for over ten years helped me learn the art of improvisation which comes in handy in all aspects of life. It also showed me the importance of practice and being disciplined. Education is something that I take very seriously and it is a great gift for those who are willing to pursue it. My background in is in secondary education and multimedia. After teaching at the high school level, I worked in video production for several years and taught myself some web skills. In Lexington, KY, I taught HTML and
I really like Sean. He seems to have a good grasp of the applications I am trying to learn, and has the ability to communicate with me in a way that makes sense and helps me understand the material. He's patient and upbeat. His encouraging demeanor helps me feel confident that I will be able to learn this new material, with his help. I give Sean two thumbs up!
I had some "buggy" issues with the CSS for a blog page layout, and Sean was very helpful and patient working with me to find the issues. Thanks!
Sean helped me understand the basics of getting started on my new iMac. After many years as a PC user, it was a bit difficult to make the changeover, so I was fortunate to find Sean and have him help me in a number of ways. We successfully moved over some critical files from my PC and set up my new HP wireless printer and an AirPort backup system. Also, Sean spent a lot of time helping me understand how to navigate the iMac software, which definitely has some significant differences from my PC knowledge. I would not hesitate to ask Sean to help me again if and when I need further tutoring.
Knowledgeable and resourceful. Very familiar with navigating around on the Dreamweaver platform and with creating and modifying website features.
Sean met with me on short notice, when my project was due within two days. Not only did he improve my understanding the program, but I got an A in an impossible class!
He is a kind, patient tutor who is willing to make time and meet with you at a time and place convenient to your schedule.
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I have used Flash and AS2 and AS3 for over 5 years. Recently finished my MFA thesis project utilizing AS3. It uses XML, custom classes and dynamic loading of multiple audio and video elements.
My MFA thesis required a hard cover book to accompany my project. To create this I used Photoshop and Illustrator to create graphics that I then laid out in InDesign for print. The books came out great and I could up load the InDesign files to get them printed. I have also used InDesign in the past to layout basic one-page adverts for clients.
I have been working with Photoshop since 1996, before there were layers. Used it daily while doing video production and utilized it for everything from photographic editing to making web page comps. Was used heavily for my thesis project designs and web optimization.
I have utilized Dreamweaver for over 7 years both professionally and for my own personal sites. While I can hand-code HTML, I find Dreamweaver helpful for keeping track of multiple pages and style-sheets. My MFA in Web Design and New Media was utilized to complete my thesis project. It is useful for testing sites in multiple browsers and for debugging pages. I have used templates and tables within Dreamweaver, and I like using the pre-built templates to start new sites.
I studied privately for 10 years and have been performing for over 25 years. Played in drumcorps, competitions and in a variety of performing bands. I can read music and play in a variety of styles. Love all types of music but have mainly played alternative-rock.
My undergraduate degree is in English education and I briefly taught high school 12th grade honors and 10th grade basic English courses.
I have been using Macs since 1996. I have installed different operating systems, video and audio cards, RAM, midi interfaces and numerous multimedia programs. I worked at Apple stores for two years while living in Las Vegas, NV. and I'm very familiar with the latest products.
Did computer animation for broadcast and industrial video for 7 years and was awarded a local Emmy Award for animations done for a PBS station in Detroit, MI. I recently completed a six minute music video for the Austin based band, The Dry Season. During my tenure at a post-production facility I worked with state-of-the-art digital beta machines and video routers. I worked closely with Avid editors and spent some time working on a Discreet Logic Flame machine. I was required to route my Mac to multiple video decks both digital and analog and make sure the machines where in sync and that timecodes were closely monitored. I also did tech support on my own machine and installed video and audio cards, RAM and Midi interfaces.