How I Teach

Everyone on Wyzant wants to teach. All have something important to offer. I believe I have something that is unique. Instead of just presenting material, which we all do, I not only present the lessons that build skills I've added something. That something is the step by step process, that is in print, and is 85% visuals and 15% copy. My students can then go back to an Illustrator or InDesign lesson at any time and review every topic covered during the lesson. We all know that copy heavy textbooks are problematic, videos are just next to impossible to follow, and audio only, well you see my point. 
          I have just published a book on how to create a digital color wheel  This book was created because -- Graphic designers and design educators face many common challenges in their professions. First, althoughit is not normal for any working professional in the field of graphic design, advertising, fashion, web design, interior design, game design, or animationto have the responsibility of creating a color wheel, it is certainly a key element in the training needed to function properly in one of the aforementioned commercial environments. The foundations of color, in commercial art, begin with traditional skills. One of the first skills practiced is the creation of a color wheel using paint as the medium. Second, due to the expansion of computer technology there is a need to teach and understand color beyond the traditional, reflective colors used to create a basic color wheel. There is now a need to educate the students entering a training directive focused on a career in a commercial field of art, in the creation of a different kind of color wheel. The new style of color wheel needed, is transmitted color and this wheel must be created in an RGB based platform. 
          How the book does it. The book guides the reader by way of a one-sided conversation. All the material is presented in a casual manner. Little points of interest that make the readers task easier are noted. Directions are visual, rather than text only, complexities are featured, and at points the user is told, “be-careful”. Text and visuals clearly present key parts of the Illustrator program used and are based on the concept, that individuals reading the directions have only a basic understanding of the program, even though creating a digital color wheel for most seasoned professionals would be a complex and unwanted task. This is how I teach.
          I'd give you the URL but that would be advertising and that's not allowed.


Glenn C.

Tutor of InDesign & Illustrator - professional medical illustrator

10+ hours
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