I am a graphic designer, photographer, and 3D modeler and animator who still remembers what it is like to be just starting out. I was effective in reaching out to my students when I taught at a graphic design school in the Tempe, AZ area, and love the enthusiasm of new students, and how it impacts my own work! I have used these applications for a wide variety of purposes, and while they can be rather intimidating at first glance, the trick is to get to the basics and to remember what the d... [more]
I have used Photoshop since 1995 for designing posters and flyers, signs, fixing and rebuilding old photos, retouching and color correction, and prepress.
I have used Maya in the past, but I am really interested in 3D Modeling and Animation in general using other software. I own Lightwave, but for the most part have specialized in Blender. The general principles for 3D design are the same for any software package, much like drafting techniques are the same even though different CAD programs are used.
I have used Adobe InDesign for many years for multiple projects, from single page newspaper ads and business cards to multi-page, indexed books. InDesign has many features which I am familiar with for controlling content and color which may be obscure for the new user, but have a huge impact on the design and prepress workflow. I have a BFA from Marywood University in Graphic Design.
I am a professional graphic designer, and have worked professionally in digital prepress.
I have been using Apple computers since 1998, and have used the hardware and operating systems in a variety of professional environments.
I have a BFA from Marywood University in Graphic Design, and am self-taught in digital design using a wide variety of software, including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Multi-Ad Creator, Quark Xpress, and others. I unofficially taught coworkers on some of the more esoteric functions and features found in these programs. I taught at a graphic design school in the Tempe, AZ area.