Greetings, I have had good teachers during my formal school days at Christian Brothers Academy and also the University of Hartford Art School. Having been and artist since I was a teen and involved with computers since their inception (I owned one of the first Apple computers) I have an intimate knowledge of computers as a tool. My education at college allowed me to explore design, graphics, art, business and computers, which allowed me to springboard into the corporate world as a graphic a... [more]
I have been utilizing PowerPoint for over 18 years in both a corporate and freelance design environment. I have created hundreds of slide decks and formatted thousands of slides for my clients over the years, incorporating text builds, graphics and animations throughout. I also possess knowledge of importing PPT slides into both Keynote and Prezi.
I have been working in Illustrator and the Adobe suite for over 25 years in Agency, Corporate and freelance jobs. I am currently using the Creative Cloud version but familiar with prior releases as well.
I have been using Adobe InDesign since it was first released. I used to use PageMaker and Quark Xpress previously. I have taken classroom & online training classes in the application and acquired real-world experience during my work as a Creative Design Manager and Graphic designer for the past 18 years. I will admit, I do not use this app on a daily basis but know how to use it well when I need it.
I have been using Macintosh computers since their inception, starting with the Apple IIe and currently using a MacBook Pro (Sierra OSX). I work in Adobe CC (Creative Cloud) currently and knowledgeable on a wide variety of applications and maintain all installation/IT related concerns myself. Having trained my mother to utilize both a Mac and her iPad, I feel I have a lot of patience and the ability to train anyone how to use the Mac platform.
I possess a BFA in Visual Communication from the Univ. of Hartford and continually keep up-to-date in the industry via publications, webinars, conferences and training classes to keep abreast of current technologies and I also currently possess a Freelance Graphic Design business in Northern NJ.