Hello Students! My name is Shane and I have been working in the design field for over 8 years now. As a Landscape Architect I must be extremely proficient in design applications like photoshoop, illustrator and indesign. Additionally, there is a technical aspect to the profession that requires in depth knowledge of the autodesk suite for programs like autoCAD and 3D modeling programs like Rhino, 3ds Max, Maya and their respective rendering programs. I have previously taught classes at R... [more]
I'm an expert in Photoshop and understand how to build a foundation of skills to be quick and efficient as experience grows.
As a landscape architect I use autoCAD everyday at work. Not only does this include the basic and advanced drawing functions, but additionally the file management of a large project by use of xrefs and block references. The printing and layout function of autoCAD is also very important to know how to set up, and I have come to be an expert in sheet set management. My goal for learning is to use a project they may be working on and build a skill set using proper work flow and file management.
I have extensive experience in InDesign through the completion of client booklets as a landscape architect and thesis projects from my time as a design student. This includes teaching design students in how to layout presentations and their own thesis books. My method of teaching is to pinpoint the type of work each student needs to accomplish and use the proper program mechanics to achieve them. Essentially, it is a learning through experience rather than just learning the buttons in the program. This includes proper file management and work flow.
I have a thorough understanding of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. These tools are the primary programs that graphic artists need to learn for digital art, touching up, layouts, book design, vector art, etc. I use these programs everyday as a designer and visual artist in a landscape architecture firm. I have also taught these programs for the last three years.