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Liz M.

Graphic Design, Photography, Scanning & Book Publishing

Graphic Design, Photography, Scanning & Book Publishing

$40/hour

  • 104 hours tutoring

  • Ballard Seattle, WA 98117

"Liz was very focused and supportive of my in-depth project and knowledgable. Great eye for design too."

Kristen, 1 lesson with Liz

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About Liz


Bio

Experienced graphic designer who loves to help in the creation of books for artists and writers, as well books for artists and photographers, as well as technical manuals and memoirs.

Make your images POP: Learn the sound basics of image optimization, scanning and photography

Adobe CS InDesign - I can help you over the hurdle of learning the basics of this powerful software for layout.
MS Word or Publisher - and online programs are other options to achieve your goals.

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Experienced graphic designer who loves to help in the creation of books for artists and writers, as well books for artists and photographers, as well as technical manuals and memoirs.

Make your images POP: Learn the sound basics of image optimization, scanning and photography

Adobe CS InDesign - I can help you over the hurdle of learning the basics of this powerful software for layout.
MS Word or Publisher - and online programs are other options to achieve your goals.

How to make effective covers, page layouts, and font selections! It is often in these "details" that projects fail.

Business Graphics:
Learn the tools to create effective logos, illustrations and marketing pieces for your business.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, and have been a graphic designer for over ten years.


Education

University of Washington
Fine Arts - Printmak

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98117
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/22/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have worked as a graphic designer for 10 years with InDesign as my main tool for creating books, reports, brochures, flyers, exhibits, posters, banners and digital presentations. I have attended dozens of InDesign User Group meetings to keep up to speed with the latest advancements and to learn advanced and time saving techniques. As an in-house graphic designer, and have been the in-house guru for all things InDesign - from troubleshooting with somewhat experienced users to helping the complete novice get set up and going. Sometimes I even dream in InDesign.
Photography,

Photography

I am a digital and film photographer with a solid understanding of exposure, particularly for existing light situations. I have owned and worked with dozens of cameras and can help the newer photographer find the best way to work with their camera for their desired results. Some areas that I would be most helpful in working one on one with a student would be improving exposures and understanding histograms, street/candid/event photography, nature photography, and film experimentations with toy and vintage cameras. I lean towards artistic and journalistic photography, and I would not be much help with studio lights or models.
Adobe Illustrator

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have helped with the production of many PowerPoint presentations for many professionals. I understand all of the basic to intermediate level tools thoroughly. More importantly, I help to create a professional look to a presentation by sharing my best layout tips.

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have worked as a graphic designer for 10 years with InDesign as my main tool for creating books, reports, brochures, flyers, exhibits, posters, banners and digital presentations. I have attended dozens of InDesign User Group meetings to keep up to speed with the latest advancements and to learn advanced and time saving techniques. As an in-house graphic designer, and have been the in-house guru for all things InDesign - from troubleshooting with somewhat experienced users to helping the complete novice get set up and going. Sometimes I even dream in InDesign.
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

Most of my years of experience in desktop publishing comes from working in Adobe's InDesign, but these skills are easily translated to Quark, MS Publisher, and even Word. I can help you set up long documents and efficiently apply styles to the whole document for efficiency and consistency. My graphic design experience leans towards typography and print design, and I can show you the rules that makes your document look more readable, professional and well-designed. I will also emphasize the need to think through to the final result -- how will this be printed and who is the final audience. I have helped many clients find suitable print options and self-publishing avenues.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have owned and operated Macintosh computers since 2001, and am familiar with most models and Operating Systems (OS), core programs, and accessories. I continue to attend Mac classes at the Apple store to keep up with the best ways to work with the newest OS. I can help those new to the Mac how to orient to the new workspace, shortcuts to navigating the "windows," how to install programs and organize files.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have helped with the production of many PowerPoint presentations for many professionals. I understand all of the basic to intermediate level tools thoroughly. More importantly, I help to create a professional look to a presentation by sharing my best layout tips.
Photography,

Photography

I am a digital and film photographer with a solid understanding of exposure, particularly for existing light situations. I have owned and worked with dozens of cameras and can help the newer photographer find the best way to work with their camera for their desired results. Some areas that I would be most helpful in working one on one with a student would be improving exposures and understanding histograms, street/candid/event photography, nature photography, and film experimentations with toy and vintage cameras. I lean towards artistic and journalistic photography, and I would not be much help with studio lights or models.
Adobe Illustrator

Corporate Training

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have helped with the production of many PowerPoint presentations for many professionals. I understand all of the basic to intermediate level tools thoroughly. More importantly, I help to create a professional look to a presentation by sharing my best layout tips.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Helpful Tutor!

Liz is very easy going and nice to work with. She is also very flexible with her time when scheduling. Have worked with her three times now and would work with her again.

Ann, 3 lessons with Liz

Attentive listener and adaptive teacher

Liz carefully listened to my requests on our reappointment phone call and systematically addressed each and every project during our lesson. I felt more confident after our time together.

Dawn, 1 lesson with Liz

Great tutor!!

I would absolutely recommend Liz to anyone who is looking for a remarkable individual who is patient, knowledgeable, on time with projections for projects, and is extremely talented.

Linda, 2 lessons with Liz

Awesome Tutor!!!

Liz met with me last minute for an important project. She was incredibly knowledgeable and patient. I would highly recommend her as a tutor because she is very talented and creative. I hope to work with her again soon.

Monique, 2 lessons with Liz

Patient and Knowledgable

Liz is a great tutor. Very patient and knowledgeable about the ins and out of In-Design. Great at assisting me, answering questions, trouble shooting. Easy to talk to. Would highly recommend her.

Pilar, 2 lessons with Liz

Good first visit today with plans to go to the next step.

Very good start today. At present, working on files organization. She is experienced with Picasa. We will work on files first and then go on to other work from there.

Alice, 11 lessons with Liz

$40/hour

Liz M.

$40/hour

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