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Ryan A.

Cedar Park, TX

$55/hour

Artist, Graphic & Web Designer

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So Great
— Megan, Austin, TX on 6/1/16

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California State University at Fullerton

Education

California State University at Fullerton

About Ryan

I have worked as a professional artist, graphic designer and web developer for over 9 years. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cal State Fullerton and have been working for some well know companies both in California & Austin as well as freelance throughout my career.

I believe anyone who has the will to learn can draw, create art, learn to use programs like Photoshop & Illustrator and build websites. I love helping people realize how much fun and how easy it can be to learn these skills.

The Adobe Suite of programs are an invaluable tool for any professional artist or designer. These programs can seem intimidating, but with a little time you can wield them like a pro.

Art & Design is about balance at it's core. There are some simple rules that can form a strong foundation for a solid career as a designer and adding tools like Photoshop allow you to bring those designs to life.

Art is fun and if you have a passion pretty easy to learn. I love creating things and sharing the process with others. If you want to learn I'm excited to teach you.
I have worked as a professional artist, graphic designer and web developer for over 9 years. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cal State Fullerton and have been working for some well know companies both in California & Austin as well as freelance throughout my career.

I believe anyone who has the will to learn can draw, create art,
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Cedar Park, TX 78613
In-person lessons

"So Great"

- Megan, Austin, TX on 6/1/16
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop,
Dreamweaver,
Graphic Design,
HTML, JavaScript,
Microsoft PowerPoint, PHP,
Web Design
Business:
Marketing,
Microsoft PowerPoint
Sports/Recreation:
Golf

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.

Adobe InDesign

I have worked professionally as a graphic designer both for digital & print publications. I was also the primary graphic artist on the project Star Citizen for over 3 years and have worked on their monthly digitail magazine Jump Point. I currently work as a freelance graphic designer on several game and book projects.

I use InDesign for laying out magazine designs and other publications for both digital & print jobs.

Adobe Photoshop

I am a professional graphic designer and expert in Adobe's Suite of programs like Photoshop. I can teach everything from the basics to advanced real world techniques.

Drawing

Drawing is about breaking a subject down into it's basic geometric shapes then reconstructing it in 2D form. To teach someone how to draw a face I'd have them start with a circle then draw a center line vertically through the circle then another horizontally. Then I'd have them add details like the chin forming each detail and refining it into a final face.

I have worked professionally as an illustrator for over 9 years and have taught a number of workshops on basic drawing & sketching.

Dreamweaver

I have worked professionally as a web designer for the past 7 years. I have worked for large companies like Cloud Imperium Games and freelance building sites for many local and online companies. Dreamweaver is one of the programs I use on a daily basis to create cutting edge website designs for my clients.

Dreamweaver's WYSIWYG interface makes it easy to visually layout your web design and with some basic HTML knowledge you can build a solid static website.

Golf

In high school I lettered in Golf. I also played simi-professionally through college and after. I volunteered as a youth in structor one summer to help underprivileged children as part of a city program.

Graphic Design

I have worked professionally as a graphic designer both for digital & print publications. I was also the primary graphic artist on the project Star Citizen for over 3 years and have worked on their monthly digitail magazine Jump Point. I currently work as a freelance graphic designer on several game and book projects.

To teach graphic design I start by focusing on Layout using a grid, color & basic typography.

JavaScript

JavaScript is a fun web programming language to build with and learn. You get immediate results and trouble shooting is very easy. I have accumulated a lot of fun projects for beginners to build as they learn this language.

Marketing

I was part of the marketing team for Star Citizen the largest crowd funded project in the world. During my time there I helped them raise over $110 million in funding.

I have also worked as a consultant for several startups and just finished helping a project Star Traders on Kicktstarter raise over $50K to fund that project.

Marketing is fun and easy once you understand some simple rules and that the key to good marketing is connecting the people with the product they already want.

PHP

I have worked professionally as a web developer for the past 7 years. I have worked for large companies like Cloud Imperium Games and as a freelancer building sites for many local and online companies. I have certificates in HTML, PHP, JavaScript & ASP. I also built my own CMS framework in PHP along with a online shopping cart system that I have used for client sites and regularly build plugins & themes for WordPress sites which all use PHP.

I have accumulated a lot of fun projects for beginners to build as they learn this languange.

Theater

I studied theatre in college and worked in that field off and on on a more professional basis. In college I double majored in art & theatre with an emphases on directing & playwriting. I was nominated for the ACTF acting award and received an award for my work as a Stage Manger.

I have studied all aspects of theatre from acting to lighting and even makeup art. Working with actors has always been a passion and I have a lot of good exercises which can be used to help newer actors learn the basic skills they need for performance.

Web Design

I have worked professionally as a web designer for the past 7 years. I have worked for large companies like Cloud Imperium Games and as a freelancer building sites for many local and online companies. I have certificates in HTML, PHP, JavaScript & ASP. I also built my own CMS framework that I use for client sites and regularly build plugins & themes for WordPress sites.

California State University at Fullerton

Education

California State University at Fullerton

So Great

Ryan was so great helping me learn about perspective and shadows in Photoshop! With his help, I was able to re-create a better portfolio and the work I did with him even landed me a new job!

— Megan, Austin, TX on 6/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 35 miles of Cedar Park, TX 78613.