Experienced graphic designer who loves to help in the creation of books for artists and writers, as well books for artists and photographers, as well as technical manuals and memoirs. Make your images POP: Learn the sound basics of image optimization, scanning and photography Adobe CS InDesign - I can help you over the hurdle of learning the basics of this powerful software for layout. MS Word or Publisher - and online programs are other options to achieve your goals. How to make effect... [more]
I have helped with the production of many PowerPoint presentations for many professionals. I understand all of the basic to intermediate level tools thoroughly. More importantly, I help to create a professional look to a presentation by sharing my best layout tips.
I have worked as a graphic designer for 10 years with InDesign as my main tool for creating books, reports, brochures, flyers, exhibits, posters, banners and digital presentations. I have attended dozens of InDesign User Group meetings to keep up to speed with the latest advancements and to learn advanced and time saving techniques. As an in-house graphic designer, and have been the in-house guru for all things InDesign - from troubleshooting with somewhat experienced users to helping the complete novice get set up and going. Sometimes I even dream in InDesign.
Most of my years of experience in desktop publishing comes from working in Adobe's InDesign, but these skills are easily translated to Quark, MS Publisher, and even Word. I can help you set up long documents and efficiently apply styles to the whole document for efficiency and consistency. My graphic design experience leans towards typography and print design, and I can show you the rules that makes your document look more readable, professional and well-designed. I will also emphasize the need to think through to the final result -- how will this be printed and who is the final audience. I have helped many clients find suitable print options and self-publishing avenues.
I have owned and operated Macintosh computers since 2001, and am familiar with most models and Operating Systems (OS), core programs, and accessories. I continue to attend Mac classes at the Apple store to keep up with the best ways to work with the newest OS. I can help those new to the Mac how to orient to the new workspace, shortcuts to navigating the "windows," how to install programs and organize files.