I've been a technology trainer for over 20 years in Adobe programs, and I am an Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. I've worked for Adobe Systems Inc., as a Web Community Specialist, as the online expert of their flagship programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and FrameMaker. Since 2009, I have been a member of the faculty at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI., where I teach Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat Professional. I won't try to da... [more]
I've been teaching Photoshop for over 20 years, since version 1. As a former Adobe Systems Inc., Specialist in Photoshop, I know a lot about Photoshop and can teach you how to use it effectively. I can customize to your needs and teach you everything you want or need to know about layers, layer masks, image editing, filters, etc., so that you can get everything you need to know, in language you understand, on how to use this feature rich program..
I am an Adobe Illustrator Expert and Trainer, and a former Adobe Systems Inc., Specialist in Illustrator. I have worked in Illustrator for over 20 years and can teach you the best and fastest ways to learn how to use Illustrator's rich features. From vector artwork, brush techniques, creating logos and all types of media, I can help you learn this awesome program.
I am an Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign and have been since year 2000. I beta test InDesign for Adobe years before applications come to the end user. I have taught the program at Schoolcraft College for over 5 years, and have used InDesign since it's inception, InDesign v1.0. During my tenure at Adobe I was a Web Specialist in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop, PageMaker, and FrameMaker, working with the international online community. By understanding the features in InDesign, I can customize training to the topics that will help the individual or group most.
I have worked in the Desktop Publishing field since 1990, when I got my first Mac. Since then I have created numerous documents: newsletters, brochures and manuals, for clients and myself. I have created the layouts for several books, designed and created posters, calendars, web pages, as well as worked with clients on designing the interior text and graphics contents of their books. This included editing and formatting text and creating or editing graphic images. I have a bachelor's degree in Architecture and am a Certified Interior Designer, where we are taught the elements and fundamentals of design. These transferable tools helped greatly in the field of Desktop Publishing. As a current instructor at Schoolcraft College, and consultant, I work regularly with graphic programs like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat to create training and supplemental documents.
I have worked with the Macintosh computer since 1990, doing everything from CAD drawings to newsletters. I currently own Apple devices like Laptop, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Monitors, WiFi devices. Since 1993, I have been a member of MacGroup-Detroit Apple User Group, which is the largest Mac User Group in Michigan. I am a weekly blog contributor of software and hardware reviews for MacNews, as well as a presenter at MacGroup-Detroit meetings. I create video tutorials explaining how to use the Mac operating system apps and iOS software/apps.