Jay C.


Jay C.

Tutor

Phoenix, AZ 85020

Will travel 25 miles

$50 per hour.

4.86 49 ratings

Web Media, Animation and Arts Teacher for STEM (Adobe Suite / Blender)

I enjoy sharing a vast knowledge of arts and technology and inspiring others to work above their ability. I have been teaching and designing curricula in STEM related subjects for over 10 years at my Animation Studio and other Maker Spaces, Schools and Libraries. Learn a single software program or combine skills to produce a full project alone or with a group. I am experienced with teaching to all ages and skill levels and can explain complex concepts for all students. Autism Awareness! ... [more]


HTML

I have designed and built hundreds of websites and even teach many of my clients to use WordPress and learn some HTML so that they can manage their own website. I have been hand-coding HTML since 1998 and teach Web Design as part of a business entrepreneurship program to help people get started with managing their own website. For more advanced applications I use CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. Designing for mobile devices and the web has added many new skills to the needs of web designers and I strive to stay on top of the latest and greatest technologies. Today, Web Design encompasses a wide range of media and skills. Animation, Apps and Games have become part of our web experience so everything that I teach has to do with Web Design in some way.


Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Adobe Photoshop since 1993 and have worked in various industries doing large format print production, photo colorization, color correction and touch-up. I have been teaching Photoshop for 7 years and I have lessons for any application from Web Design and print setup to using pixels for fun artistic projects like Digital Scrapbooking, Digital Painting and Illustration.


Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Adobe Illustrator since 1993 and have been teaching vector illustration for the past 10 years. With experience in a wide range of applications for vector art I am ready to tackle any project from Print and web to animation, large format and 3D printing, cartography, illustration and more.


Adobe Flash

I have been using Flash for 23 years and have been teaching 2D animation and game design using Flash for more than 10 years. I have taught Flash online with single students and also in collaborative groups to complete a full animation project. My animation studio is a maker space open to the public and has facilitated many animation and game design projects over the past decade and more.


Web Design

I have designed and built hundreds of websites and even teach many of my clients to use WordPress and learn some HTML so that they can manage their own website. I have been hand-coding HTML since 1998 and teach Web Design as part of a business entrepreneurship program to help people get started with managing their own website. For more advanced applications I use CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. Designing for mobile devices and the web has added many new skills to the needs of web designers and I strive to stay on top of the latest and greatest technologies. Today, Web Design encompasses a wide range of media and skills. Animation, Apps and Games have become part of our web experience so everything that I teach has to do with Web Design in some way.


Video Production

I have 12 years experience filming multi-camera and audio productions for live music videos, live game shows, and doing video editing and compositing for commercials, animations, cartoons, 3D simulations, interactive learning, instruction videos and presentations. My curriculum involves teaching students to use Adobe Premiere and Blender for their animation and cartoon projects and I have been doing this for 7 years. The lessons include framing a shot, lighting, green screen, camera effects, syncing audio, editing and transitions.


Dreamweaver

I have been hand-coding web projects for more than 15 years but I still use DreamWeaver because it makes things so much easier and efficient. This is my go to tool when working on sites and when teaching others to code for the web too. I have designed and built hundreds of websites and even teach many of my clients to use WordPress and learn some HTML so that they can manage their own website. I teach Web Design as part of a business entrepreneurship program to help people get started with managing their own website. With ability to work using CSS, JavaScript and PHP Dreamweaver is useful for every part of a web project. It also conveniently has the ability to connect directly to a server making page updates fast and streamlined.


Music Production

My music production background dates back to the 1980's with synthesizers and reel-to-reel recording equipment. Since then I have worked behind the scenes doing live audio for stage sound and monitoring, live and studio multi-track recording, multi-track editing and mastering as well as producing music CDs, live internet radio and scores for animation, film and even audio books for children. For the past 8 years I have been teaching music production using MIDI and synthesizers that easily allows you to make music on your computer using a keyboard, or even record your musical instruments with microphones and track them to make a whole song. I am familiar with a variety of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) like Garage Band, Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, VCV Rack, Audacity and many others.


Graphic Design

I am a CG Generalist with a 30 year career in graphic design that has run the gamut of everything from CAD and 3D printing to industrial manufacturing, 3D modeling and product simulation to web and video game design, from large architectural installations to printing business cards. With this experience and insight I provide lessons in Design Fundamentals, Color Theory, Typography, Drafting and Rendering. These are an essential part to my curriculum that I have been teaching since 2009 because they focus on the foundation that enhances a students' artistic skills as well as underlying concepts to develop any kind of graphic design application across industries.


Animation

I opened my animation studio as a maker space to host Animation Summer Camps in 2006. Since then I have designed curricula for schools and libraries that use Animation as an outlet to learn STEM related subjects blended with the Arts. Animation has something for everyone and includes all the Arts; like storytelling, acting, writing, music, drawing, illustration and 3D modeling. When possible I like to incorporate hands-on learning using LEGO and clay to create stop motion animation. Then we translate those skills onto the computer to work with digital tools that help bring animation to life.