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JoDitt W.

Stephenville, TX

$50/hour

Experienced Graphic Designer, Artist, and Hand-letterer

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Lubbock Christian University
BA in Visual Comm

Education

Lubbock Christian University (BA in Visual Comm)

About JoDitt

Hi I'm JoDitt. I am an author, and a licensend artist, and have over 10 years experience working as a graphic designer. I am passionate about design and love teaching all subjects related to graphic design, desktop publishing, Adobe Creative Suite software, general computer tasks, and Apple products. Although I prefer to work on a Mac, I am just as experienced working on a PC and am well able to provide excellent tutoring for both Mac and PC owners.

I have a degree in Visual Communications, so besides providing instruction on how to use graphic design software like InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, my tutoring also includes suggestions on how to communicate your message more effectively, as well as more beautifully, how to make your text easier to read, how to use color more effectively, how to illicit an emotional response from the reader, or get them to take a desired action, etc.

My experience includes working as a graphic designer in a commercial print shop, in a custom wedding invitation business, in a government office, and also for many different kinds of businesses as a freelance graphic designer. Therefore, I am able to pass along to my students real-world knowledge, not just theory.

I have experience designing all kinds of print design products including business cards, postcards, posters, brochures, menus, newsletters, event flyers, books, and packaging. I also have experience in designing logos, banners, blog headers, facebook covers and twitter backgrounds, as well as wedding invitations and social stationery. My employment as a graphic designer at a commercial print shop helped me to learn how to properly set up and deliver files to be printed. This is not something that is taught in most college or university level graphic design courses.

I also have experience in self-publishing, (including formatting books and submitting them to CreateSpace and Ingram Spark) and love helping other authors self-publish their own books. I can help with everything from designing the cover of the book, to creating a table of contents, to typesetting and layout of the interior of the book, to creating a properly formatted pdf to send to the printer, and converting it to an ebook.

I'm also a hand-lettering artist and illustrator. I am able to provide tutoring and instruction for that as well, including how to digitize your hand-lettering and illustrations so you can then use them in your graphic design projects.

I was a straight A student in high school and graduated Magna Cum Laude from college. I love learning and helping others learn. My fellow students always liked me because I could help them better understand the concepts the teacher was trying to teach. Similarly, my co-workers love me because I am the one who can always "fix" their computer problems or show them how to do a certain task related to software, graphic design or general computer tasks. I just have a way of taking things that seem hard or complicated and making them simple and easy to understand.

I prefer project-based tutoring, as opposed to just showing you how every single tool in a graphic design program works, because I have found that with project-based tutoring students learn more, retain more of what they learned, and enjoy the process more. They are also more excited to learn more because they have a greater sense of accomplishment when they are able to complete a cool project. That's also why I try to incorporate an individuals interests and passions into the projects.

Please contact me if you have any questions. I would love to help you with your creative pursuits.

Hi I'm JoDitt. I am an author, and a licensend artist, and have over 10 years experience working as a graphic designer. I am passionate about design and love teaching all subjects related to graphic design, desktop publishing, Adobe Creative Suite software, general computer tasks, and Apple products. Although I prefer to work on a Mac, I am just Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Stephenville, TX 76401
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing, Graphic Design
English:
Bible Studies
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Graphic Design,
Macintosh,
Web Design

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

InDesign is my favorite graphic design program. I have used InDesign on a regular basis for the past 10 years as an employed graphic designer, in my freelance graphic design work, and also in my own business. Using InDesign I have designed several published printed books, including my own book that sells on Amazon. I also use InDesign to create monthly and quarterly newsletters, ebooks, program booklets, wedding invitations, scrapbook pages, nametags, portfolios and more. I can help you not only take your InDesign expertise to the next level, whether you are a beginner or advanced user, or somewhere in between, but I can also teach you design principles for clean, modern documents that are ready to print, or for use online.

Desktop Publishing

I have over 20 years experience with desktop publishing, both as an employee, and as a freelance designer, as well as in my own business. I am proficient with Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat, as well as Microsoft Office programs like Publisher and PowerPoint. I am also skilled at using Canva, PicMonkey, and a myriad of iPhone apps. I can tailor my tutoring to a specific project you want to complete, or provide general desktop publishing and graphic design principles that will help you with any publishing project.

Graphic Design

I have worked as a graphic designer for over 10 years, both as an employee, and as a freelance designer, as well as in my own business. I am proficient with Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat. I specialize in print design, such as newsletters, books, flyers, invitations, business cards, etc. But I also have experience designing web graphics, including banners, social media graphics, ads, ebooks, digital newsletters and magazines, interactive pdf domuments and more. I can tailor my tutoring to a specific project you want to complete, or provide general graphic design principles that will help you with any graphic design project.

Macintosh

As a Mac user for over 10 years, I am the one all my friends and family come to when they have questions or problems with their Apple / Macitonsh computers or other Apple products like iPhones and iPads. As an artist, illustrator and graphic designer, I spend many hours a day on my Mac, and can help you increase your Mac knowledge and proficiency.

Lubbock Christian University
BA in Visual Comm

Education

Lubbock Christian University (BA in Visual Comm)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

JoDitt will travel within 40 miles of Stephenville, TX 76401.