LAKE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Design Production)
I work as a Freelance Designer/Illustrator in Promotional Advertising. I also teach Computer Arts & Design at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (MMDP Dept) for the last 16 years. I teach a a range of classes from Life Drawing, Vector Drawing in Illustrator, Professional Design Workflow, PrePress & Branding to Image Editing and Painting in Photoshop. I have my Adobe ACE certification in Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign.
As a Commercial Digital artist and Illustrator, my job ranges from Technical / Medical illustration to promotional advertising. Having worked for Promotional Ad agencies since 1987 and my own business, I have enjoyed the task of Branding a new companies and Re-Branding existing companies. These range from Adventure travel, International companies, small business, city, and State agencies. It has been a pleasure to grow with the constant changes in the Design industry and so many new ways to deliver our messages. Even more rewarding has been the ability to share the love of this industry with others. Giving students the ability to take their visions & express them using these programs & techniques has both inspired me & made me a better artist. Promotional design has allowed me to illustrate my art on everything from boats and vehicles to National Geographic Magazine, simple business cards and collateral materials.
I have my ACE in Adobe Photoshop. It was the first program I fell in love with. As a fine artist I was thrilled by the ability to explore infinite possibilities to painting, I never though possible. My specialty: Lie, cheat & steal....in pixels only.
I also am a great fan of Illustrator & excel in vector drawing. As a technical & Medical illustrator, this is an essential skill I would love to share with you. InDesign is my staple. My promotional design has honed my ability to make short work of complex multiple page documents with ease.
I would love to help you learn these programs to express yourself, or facilitate your own learning & understanding. I specialize in optimizing designers efforts. I can analyze your job & assist you in finding a workflow to make sure you "enjoy the ride". I take particular joy in being able to say, most of my life I have "just drawn pictures all day". I work as a Freelance Designer/Illustrator in Promotional Advertising. I also teach Computer Arts & Design at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (MMDP Dept) for the last 16 years. I teach a a range of classes from Life Drawing, Vector Drawing in Illustrator, Professional Design Workflow, PrePress & Branding to Image Editing and Painting in
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I have been an instructor for 16 years in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & VEctor drawing & Illustration. I work in promotional advertising & understand the importance of pragmatic branding strategy & logo design.
I have worked as a Graphic Design & Illustrator in Promotional Ad firms for 32 years.
I studies at Seattle Central Comm. College.
I have been teaching various Graphic Design Classes at LWTech College. I specialize in PrePress & Print production and optimizing workflow. I have done this for Large firms & start up companies.
I currently teach PrePress at LWTech.
I began my career as a fine artist at 16 working at Disneyland doing Portraits & Characters. I went on to design & Illustrate Greeting cards for Buzza Cardosa in Anaheim as well by 18.
I Studied fine art in California & moved to Washington to start my own business. As the demand for fine art in commercial advertising grew, it fueled my passion to paint my way into any jobs I could find. My focus has been Illustration, but I love design as well. I am skilled as a Technical & Medical Illustrator. I have designed T shirts for Nascar, Weyerhauser, Woldland Adventures & many other retail businesses. I do private commissions & portraits as well.