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Michael R.

San Antonio, TX

$40/hour

Award Winning Professional Designer for Art/Graphic Design Tutoring

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$40/Hour


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Kansas University
Design

Education

Kansas University (Design)

About Michael

As a child I discovered that I had a talent for drawing. As a teen I painted and sculpted. In college, I discovered photography and computer graphics. Since graduation, I have enjoyed a rewarding 40-year professional design career. My work has been recognized internationally by the IDSA and "Business Week" magazine, but the most rewarding experiences in my career have been when I had the opportunity to recruit and mentor talented young people like you.

Throughout my life, parents, teachers and other professionals have helped me develop my skills, find my artistic point of view and the confidence to express it. It will be my pleasure to do the same for you, but this will be a partnership. First, we will assess your skills and interests. Then we will develop a road map to get you headed in the direction you want to go. This journey will no doubt involve some explorations and frustrations along the way, but the discoveries and ultimate successes will make it all worthwhile. I promise.

Our introductory meeting will be free of charge. If we connect and we feel comfortable then, great! We will get right down to it. Due to the studio nature of the work, most of our sessions will be 1 1/2-2hrs with a 15 minute break, but time will go fast. Come prepared, bring your materials and bring your tunes, but your cell phone is 'off' while we are in session.
As a child I discovered that I had a talent for drawing. As a teen I painted and sculpted. In college, I discovered photography and computer graphics. Since graduation, I have enjoyed a rewarding 40-year professional design career. My work has been recognized internationally by the IDSA and "Business Week" magazine, but the most rewarding Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Antonio, TX 78254
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Architecture, Art Theory, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Painting,
Photography
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design,
Photography

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.

Drawing

My parents taught me how to draw at an early age and I was always 'the artist' in my classes at school. Drawing was a major part of my foundation and advance courses for my BFA at university. Freehand sketching has always been my 'go to' technique to quickly capture ideas and preliminary concepts throughout my 40 year design career.

Graphic Design

In school, I was always asked to create posters for school theater productions or art for the yearbook. At university, graphic design courses constituted a major portion of my credit hours toward my BFA. In my 40 year design career, graphic design represented about 50% of what I did each and every day.

Painting

In public school, my drawing abilities quite naturally led to water color painting. At university, I worked in Acrylic, and learned how to stretch a canvas, prepare the canvas for painting and build the layers of paint from sky, to background, to foreground. I also learned how to use the variety of brushes and even an airbrush. I still use many painting techniques in my computer graphics design work to this day.

Photography

In my youth, I was always the family photographer. While at university, I spent more time experimenting with dark room techniques than behind the camera. I have used those basic and advanced photographic techniques and skills in my professional design work throughout my 40 year career, even in this digital age.

Kansas University
Design

Education

Kansas University (Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 10 miles of San Antonio, TX 78254.