Mike J.

Mike J.


Torrance, CA 90503

Will travel 10 miles

$50 per hour.

3.33 3 ratings

Looking to get started with graphic design and/or animation?

Hello Prospective Student! I'm a South Bay local, married and the father of 2 awesome boys (ages 2 and 4). I have been a graphic designer/animator for over 15 years and with experience working for several Fortune 500 companies (Mattel, Sony Pictures, DirecTV). Currently I am working part time as a freelance graphic/motion graphic designer and thought it would be a great experience to pass on some of my skills to others. In particular, I'm interested in helping those who are starting out... [more]

Adobe Photoshop

I have been a Photoshop user for over 20 years, having worked as a graphic designer for companies like Mattel, Sony Pictures and DirecTV.

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Adobe Illustrator for 20+ years in my career as a graphic designer/animator. It has changed a lot over the years, but I do my part to keep up to date with the latest tools and functionality. If I run across something new I immediately look into how to how it works. Currently, I'm using Illustrator quite a bit to create and modify graphics for use in educational videos I create for Cornell University (eCornell). I look forward to working with you!

Adobe Flash

I have over 15 years of Flash animation experience. I have worked for Mattel, Sony Pictures and DirecTV. I specialize in creating high quality yet low file size Flash banners.

Graphic Design

I have a BA in Commercial Art, minor in Fine Art from CSU Dominguez Hills. I have over 15 years of professional graphic design experience working for major companies (Mattel, Sony Pictures, DirecTV). I have a friendly and patient personality and have excellent communication skills, which I feel would benefit me in sharing my skills with others. While I have no professional experience as an educator, my mother was a high school English teacher for many years and I worked in the education department of my university, therefore I am somewhat familiar with what being an educator entails.


I have been working as a Flash animator for over 15 years. I have been working with 3D animation off and on for over 20 years. I attended 2 courses in Alias PowerAnimator. I also work with After Effects and Cinema 4D.