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David C.

Computer Graphics, 3D, Illustration and Art

Computer Graphics, 3D, Illustration and Art

$30/hour

  • 839 hours tutoring

About David


Bio

David's experience spans a wide gamut, from traditional classical fine art, through modern industrial design, and forward into the 21st Century synergies of computer graphics and 3D CG design. His unique path as an artist and designer began at a young age, when he was tutored in the traditional classical media of painting and sculpture.

Continuing in his chosen path, David received further training at a university and subsequently earned his livelihood in several fields of endeavor; as a...

David's experience spans a wide gamut, from traditional classical fine art, through modern industrial design, and forward into the 21st Century synergies of computer graphics and 3D CG design. His unique path as an artist and designer began at a young age, when he was tutored in the traditional classical media of painting and sculpture.

Continuing in his chosen path, David received further training at a university and subsequently earned his livelihood in several fields of endeavor; as a freelance artist, industrial designer, and graphic artist. He has kept pace with the emerging computer-based technologies, and became an expert in both 2D and 3D software for design, illustration, and fine art. A quote: "Digital Technologies have vastly increased the ability to create fine art and functional designs, and have streamlined the design-to-production process, enabling us to readily transform our ideas into realityā€¯

David is a certified Adobe Expert in Illustrator, highly proficient in Photoshop, well versed in 3D modeling programs, and has commercial experience in layouts for print and online media.

His education in the Fine Arts as well as computer-based illustration, graphics and digital art-forms.

He is currently a Teaching Artist in after-school programs and has taught classes as a Recreation Leader and served as a substitute teacher in many settings. His main activity has been in the commercial and freelance business sectors for the last 30 years, so he is experienced with the job requirements of clients in the industries.


Education

Eastern Michigan University
Fine Art Education

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: For sessions lasting 3 hours or more, the hourly rate drops to $25.00 per hour
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 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

In my career, spanning over 30 years, I have used Adobe Illustrator for a very wide range of design applications from posters and fliers to book covers and billboards. I have used Illustrator for product design by employing the precision drafting capabilities that allow for creation of blueprints and map cartography. I use Illustrator to draft exportable files for computer-guided cutting and milling operations. In the fashion industry, I employ Illustrator to create vivid patterns for fabrics and appliques. And I often use Adobe Illustrator for Fine Art projects, Web Design Content, and for Book Illustrations as well.
Drawing,

Drawing

I have a 2 Bachelors degrees: BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and BAE (Bachelor of Art Education). I have taught Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Drawing. I teach Drawing with Digital Media, such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I am currently a Teaching Artist with the Dallas Independent School District, and have previously taught Drawing classes in Parks and Recreation programs, and as a substitute teacher in public and private schools, K-12.
Painting,

Painting

I have a 2 Bachelors degrees: BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and BAE (Bachelor of Art Education) I have taught classes in Oil Painting, Basis and Advanced Drawing, Acrylic Painting , as well as traditional crafts and Digital Art. I am currently a Teaching Artist with the Dallas Independent School District, and have previously taught in Parks and Recreation programs, and as a substitute teacher in K-12.
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

In my career, spanning over 30 years, I have used Adobe Illustrator for a very wide range of design applications from posters and fliers to book covers and billboards. I have used Illustrator for product design by employing the precision drafting capabilities that allow for creation of blueprints and map cartography. I use Illustrator to draft exportable files for computer-guided cutting and milling operations. In the fashion industry, I employ Illustrator to create vivid patterns for fabrics and appliques. And I often use Adobe Illustrator for Fine Art projects, Web Design Content, and for Book Illustrations as well.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have had over 5 years experience in designing and maintaining 10 websites as part of full-time corporate position. I also design and provide web content on a freelance and contract basis. The web design software programs that I use are: Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe GoLive and Microsoft FrontPage. I have also worked with some of the user-friendly online platforms, such as Weebly. I primarily provide web content in the form of digital photography, photo editing, and user interfaces. Although I am not a coder, I have a basic knowledge of HTML and the ability to hand-code for minor errors. I am well-versed in techniques and software for Search Engine Optimization of web sites. I have the basic knowledge for placing provided java script and ASP forms for interactive applications and use Adobe Designer for on-line response forms. I have experience in using video editing software and video codecs to format and place videos online. I also have experience in setting up and maintaining online stores.
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Corporate Training

Web Design

Web Design

I have had over 5 years experience in designing and maintaining 10 websites as part of full-time corporate position. I also design and provide web content on a freelance and contract basis. The web design software programs that I use are: Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe GoLive and Microsoft FrontPage. I have also worked with some of the user-friendly online platforms, such as Weebly. I primarily provide web content in the form of digital photography, photo editing, and user interfaces. Although I am not a coder, I have a basic knowledge of HTML and the ability to hand-code for minor errors. I am well-versed in techniques and software for Search Engine Optimization of web sites. I have the basic knowledge for placing provided java script and ASP forms for interactive applications and use Adobe Designer for on-line response forms. I have experience in using video editing software and video codecs to format and place videos online. I also have experience in setting up and maintaining online stores.

Music

Guitar

Guitar

I am a Member of the Dallas Songwriters Association. Performing locally in festivals and events. Taught Guitar lessons in Parks and Recreation programs for 3 years and tutored students on individual basis from time to time over the last 30 years. I have devised my own system for teaching chord sequences for each key (complete with chord diagrams in organizational charts) and also a system for playing lead riffs (also with professional diagrams that I have drafted in Adobe Illustrator.) I compose arrangements of popular songs with easier-to-play chord sequences for beginners. The emphasis is on Rhythm Guitar, which enables students to accompany themselves when singing favorites. For intermediate students, adding the lead riff patterns to augment their skills follows next. My introductory system does not require students to read musical notation or guitar tabs although I can help more advanced students with those endeavors as well.

Examples of Expertise


David has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (127 ratings)
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Reviews

David is awesome !

David is very exceptional and very patient. Explanations are very clear. He is a great artist and thankful he is our instructor for drawing, painting and guitar.

Delphine , 12 lessons with David

Knowledgeable and creative tutor.

My granddaughter's primary concern? Is he nice? The answer: Yes, he is. This was her first lesson. She has already made a three-ring binder with her first lesson in it. I have confidence that David will nurture the creativity within her.

Albert, 55 lessons with David

Extremely knowledgeable and able teacher

David has been great coaching me through my first oil portrait painting. I have learned a great deal from him during the process and continuing with the lessons. Everything from the beginning, drawing, proportions, scale, color mixing and much more.

Erik, 21 lessons with David

Excellent trainer

David was able to quickly assess where I was at and got me working through the basics within an hour, am looking forward to learning more about the tools available in Photoshop and how I can incorporate them with my business needs.

Curtis, 3 lessons with David

Fun! Fun!

The kids just love all the fun artistic activities that Mr David have set up for them every weeks. I constantly hear lesson with lot of laughter which is very nice to hear! We just love Mr David and are so glad we found him.

Hoa, 95 lessons with David

Patient, professional expert

David taught me the fundamentals of drawing figures with Adobe Illustrator. David not only knows the subject inside out, but he's also a very patient and kind person, with excellent human qualities - a really genuine, superb person who helped me out big time!

Sam, 1 lesson with David

What a pro!

David is an excellent tutor! He was obviously knowledgeable about Adobe Photoshop and taught it with such a great attitude it made learning it even easier. I have already scheduled an additional session

Kleo, 23 lessons with David

Painting lessons for my teen daughter

Not only did he show up on time and teach my daughter well, he helped me with needed supplies. Much appreciated by this busy mom!!

Tabitha, 3 lessons with David
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Response time: 10 hours