I graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education. I have my Pennsylvania and Texas Teaching certificate in kindergarden-12th Grade Art. I am currently an art teacher at a high school in Frisco, Texas. I have more than 20 years of art teaching experience with both beginners and advanced students both in public school and privately. I believe that anyone can be taught to Draw Sculpt or Paint if they have one basic ingredient, des... [more]
I have taught and used Photoshop for over 15 years. I also have worked with it professionally as a graphic artist for five years. I consider myself proficient and highly skilled in using and teaching all the fundamentals of what Photoshop has to offer.
I have used Illustrator for over 7 years now. I feel confident that I could help anyone understand how to utilize it for their needs. I have had several of my Illustrator designs used in international publishing.
I have acted/starred in community, High School, College and professional theater. I have learned many techniques including improvisational theater. I have a lot to offer someone looking to get into the industry. I still keep in contact via Facebook with my agent who oversees many of the major young acting talents in the industry today.
I have created several animations in flash and taught Sixth and Seventh grade animation classes using Flash as our primary program for four years.
I have taught video production at the middle school level for 3 years. We created a daily news show. I also had the responsibility of video editing and production at Gospel for Asia in 2010. I then for the next two years created animations where I had to import drawings into aftereffect and then into Premier Pro. I then created audio and sound effect utilizing the Mac program Garage Band. All in all I was my own in house studio where I produced Seven Thirty minute Animation productions for the Ministry Hope for the Heart in Plano, Texas.
I have worked for 6 years in Pagemaker before it became InDesign and then I have worked in InDesign professionally for 7 years since. I can effectively walk a student around the interface and show them how they can utilize it many shortcuts and tools to pull together a Packaged folder holding all the elements for the printers needs, including creating PDF's of final works for preview and possible printing needs.
I have taught Yearbook and Journalism for 4 years at the high school level. I also worked as a graphic artist fro 2005-2010 professionally. I have the ability to teach how to utilize the Adobe suite in such a way to be able to effectively create Graphic designs that are professional.