Tom R.


Tom R.

Tutor

Vancouver, WA 98660

Will travel 30 miles

$55 per hour.

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Visual Arts: Traditional Fine Art and Digital Graphic Arts

Mr. R. is an Artist, Painter, Graphic Designer, and Photographer. He has taught university and high school levels both in the US and internationally. His classes have included all forms of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting ... and 3D), Art History, Digital Art, i.e. Adobe Creative Suite and Publication. As an artist, he maintains an active painting studio, having produced a significant body of larger artworks. While his recent work is painting, past work includes 3D Structural, Installation... [more]


Microsoft PowerPoint


Adobe Photoshop

I have 5 years in photoshop for commercial use. Advise which version you are using. i.e. CS4, CS5 etc. - TR


Adobe Illustrator

In last 4 years, I taught 8 sections of Visual Communications (an all digital business advertising class) as well as 3 year-long classes of Yearbook Publication to High School Juniors and Seniors. The classes explored and used both Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. By the semester's end all students were able to build intermediate level multipage documents, logos and business line extensions. Students were encouraged to use nearly all of the toolsets and layers. Several top students built 7-8 layer documents with story type, captions, misc. photos, merged (database) portrait-photos with name and surname, graphic layers, and non-print layers for scrap. Specifically, the Yearbook Students produced a 180-page hardbound Book that was printed 4-color litho offset. This project also managed over 90 GB of photos all prepared for press in Photoshop. Students worked one hour per day but as the deadline approached, were happy to put in extra 4-hour sessions to meet the date. During this same time, I personally curated two major professional art exhibitions each with 48+ page self-bound catalogues.


Art History


Art Theory


Adobe InDesign

In last 4 years, I taught 8 sections of Visual Communications (an all digital business advertising class) as well as 3 year-long classes of Yearbook Publication to High School Juniors and Seniors. The classes explored and used both Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. By the semester's end all students were able to build intermediate level multipage documents, logos and business line extensions. Students were encouraged to use nearly all of the toolsets and layers. Several top students built 7-8 layer documents with story type, captions, misc. photos, merged (database) portrait-photos with name and surname, graphic layers, and non-print layers for scrap. In specific, the Yearbook Students produced a 180-page hardbound Book that was printed 4-color litho offset. This project also managed over 90 GB of photos all prepared for press in Photoshop. Students worked one hour per day but as the deadline approached, were happy to put in extra 4-hour sessions to meet the date. During this same time, I personally curated two major professional art exhibitions each with 48+ page self-bound catalogues. These works were built in Indesign and printed "numeric".


Desktop Publishing

Desktop publishing is a generic name for many types of software publishing. My particular current strength is in Indesign, however Quark (for example) is an equal competitive product and is similar in its ability to manage type, graphics and photography. These are databases, as opposed to true graphics programs. Experience with Indesign: In last 4 years, I taught 8 sections of Visual Communications (an all digital business advertising class) as well as 3 year-long classes of Yearbook Publication to High School Juniors and Seniors. The classes explored and used both Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. By the semester's end all students were able to build intermediate level multipage documents, logos and business line extensions. Students were encouraged to use nearly all of the toolsets and layers. Several top students built 7-8 layer documents with story type, captions, misc. photos, merged (database) portrait-photos with name and surname, graphic layers, and non-print layers for scrap. In specific, the Yearbook Students produced a 180-page hardbound Book that was printed 4-color litho offset. This project also managed over 90 GB of photos all prepared for press in Photoshop. Students worked one hour per day but as the deadline approached, were happy to put in extra 4-hour sessions to meet the date. During this same time, I personally curated two major professional art exhibitions each with 48+ page self-bound catalogues. These works were built in Indesign and printed "numeric".