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About Moataz A.

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I am a Freelance Graphic Designer who specializes in branding and web design, but is also trained as a hand letterer and calligrapher. I currently work for National Geographic Learning in Downtown Chicago and I will devote most of my free time helping you become super awesome at being a graphic designer and I'll give you a few tips on starting your own Graphic Design business.

About Moataz
I am a Freelance Graphic Designer living in Stamford, Connecticut. I love learning and teaching, like a lot. I teach languages, Lettering, branding, and the basics of Graphic design as well as the adobe programs that bring it to life.

My promise to you is that I will teach you everything I know in the time I'm given and provide you with all sorts of outside resources to get you on your way to fluency and proficiency.

I'll make sure to do my absolute best to get you speaking a new language from day one, learning a Design program immediately, or teaching you how to letter with the rules they don't teach you in school. And best of all, I'll even show you how to actually make money with all of these.

I have a very unique journey into learning where I experienced many places and got a fresh and different understanding to the many su
bjects that I teach. For example my knowledge of multiple languages and travel to different countries gave me an added knowledge of linguistics that I experienced first hand and confirmed in books, so now I know how languages work, and can relate a concept from one language to another even if the languages seem completely different.

My Design work has been very general so I've done a lot of different things before I specialized in hand lettering, so I've done it all from advertisements on billboards to website design and development, to copywriting, to branding from start to finish for companies big and small.

My love for lettering and Calligraphy emerged when I started getting more Logos for client work and my exploration of type wasn't the best answer most of the time so I would letter everything myself, and the rest is history.

I am really passionate about learning and even more passionate about sharing what I've learned. I am efficient, I know what works for different people since I taught in classrooms and tutored way before I knew about Takelessons, and I'm most proud of being praised as a very genuine person. A very common compliment I get is that I sincerely want my students to do well. And it makes me really happy every time someone says it, and I hope that one day you see that and tell me the same thing.

Feel free to find out more about me and ask me anything you want, and I really look forward to one day teach you something that will get you to achieve your goals! :)

Just so there are no surprises, I raise my prices very slightly every 3 months, next time it will go up is on March 3rd 2017. The reason for this is because I get better and more efficient at teaching as time goes by, so that hour that you get now is much more packed with value than the same hour last year or last month.
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Glenn February 3, 2018
· Arabic · Online
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Brianna J. January 13, 2018
· Arabic · Online
You are the best tutor ever because you are patient! -Brooklynn J.
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Brooklynn J. December 23, 2017
· Arabic · Online
He was very nice and patient! He really encouraged her through the whole session and motivated her to get her pronunciations right.
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About Blake M.

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Chicago, IL
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I've been designing for over ten years and I look for eager students to understand what they're doing as oppose to just memorizing. I will listen to your goals and adjust the curriculum to your needs. Whether it's working with Adobe for the first time to getting advice for a project you're currently working on, I can assist you with your needs. I have lots of energy and love students with a sense of humor! Let's start having fun!

About Blake
Greetings! My name is Blake and I can't wait to meet you! I have been practicing design in the corporate, fashion and entertainment industries for over ten years. I can assist you with your goals from learning a new design software to providing guidance one of your current projects. Whatever you want to achieve, I can assist you by finding the right path. I do not have a set curriculum because every student varies from age to experience. My only rule is to take fun seriously!

Whenever I'm not at the computer, I'm acting, improvising or podcasting in Chicago.
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Erin Keppel February 21, 2018
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
I'm a total novice and Blake is very patient and doesn't mind explaining things more than once. After one lesson, I feel like I can start putting what I learned to use already.
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Ellen S. February 2, 2018
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
I have taken Both A Photography and an Adobe Photoshop Class from Blake.
Blake is Extensively Knowledgeable and Compassionate about what He Teaches I may go into the class with a misunderstanding of a particular Subject or Topic but close with a Reassurance and Confidence in both Myself and the Subject; That is because Blake will not stop until He is assured I know the Amswer. I would Highly Recommend Blake To Anyone Who is Looking to Further Their Knowledge And Education With Great Appeciation and Grattitude, Ellen S
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Abe K. November 9, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
He was awesome! I learned a ton in that hour. I️ highly recommend Blake.
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About Etana H.

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We will start by getting to know one another a bit so I can gain a clear idea of what you are hoping to gain from our sessions. Whether it be an intro to a software or taking developing a full start to finish project. After our first meeting I will use my 11 years of professional experience to develop a unique lesson plan for you and your goals.

About Etana
Hi! My name is Etana, M.S. I am a detail oriented, self starting designer with 11 years of professional experience under my belt. From print to web, design is not simply what I do for a living, it is my passion.

I run a Tempe, Arizona based business called SocietyJazz = ‘Society’ as in the totality of people and ‘Jazz’ as in all that stuff. Society Jazz brings together my core concepts: People .Passions . Environments.

I bring this philosophy into my teaching method: I believe that each person is uniquely different so therefore their love/passion in life and how they bring it into the world is their own. I use this philosophy to create unique lessons based on you, how you learn and what you want to learn.

There isn't a creative challenge I won't take on with you no matter your experience level. My greatest joy is to share my pas
sion of Design with you.
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Charlotte Y. February 16, 2018
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Etana was great! I look forward to working with her more! She's very thorough and accommodating to what I wanted to work on. I loved that she gave me that option to do what I wanted and learn what I needed to learn. It saves so much time.
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Dane B. February 15, 2018
· WordPress · In home
Very helpful.
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Cathy B. February 14, 2018
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
Super helpful!
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About Alejandro A.

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Miami, FL
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Graphic Design becomes a common task for almost everybody that uses social media for commercial and even personal purposes.

Understanding the principles of good design will give the power to use color, typography, images with a solid knowledge about design principles for a good composition.

Design must be atractive, appealing, must inform and also must be functional.

A good design in social media will help you to stand out among competitors in a such over advertised world and platforms .

As an Adobe Certified Instructor, you will be granted an Adobe Issued Participation Certificate that will enchance your skills and professional curricula.

My teaching method focus on the main techniques you need in order to understand and master the tool, and also I love to pump up your creativity with fun and original ideas.

About Alejandro
Deep experience in the planning and deployment of creative campaigns and strategies for
Social Media, Branding, Internet Marketing and offline media, with special attraction to sectors such as:

Entertainment
TV and Broadcasting
Fashion
Foods
Education
Technology
Health
tourism

Leadership and professional training for conceptual, organizational and operational management of projects for: Web, Multimedia, Interactive Content, Graphic Arts, Pre-press and Offset Printing and Digital Video and 3D Animation, Spots, Commercials, Digital Advertising, Social Media Ads, Motion Ads,
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Marjorie Villarroel April 9, 2017
· Video Production · Online
Alejo is the best teacher that I have...
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Carely April 7, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
The best Teacher ever!
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About Austin F.

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Carlsbad, CA

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Always have great ideas, but lack the technical skills to bring them to life? In only a few hours I'll teach you exactly what you need to know to efficiently create awesome work you can get paid for.

About Austin
Lets have fun and learn! Ever wish you could create awesome work, but lack the technical skills to do so? After being self taught for 11 years then going to art school and working professionally in the creative industry for 7 years I've worked on a lot of cool projects and love sharing my experience in the field. I can honestly say I love what I do and teaching is just something I do for fun on the side because I enjoy helping other creatives develop the skills they need to produce awesome work. (For a tiny fraction of the time & money I spent acquiring skills.) I can teach you exactly what you need to know.

Choose to learn from me if you would like to learn about a bit more than just the topic selected. I have mentored a lot of successful artists and entrepreneurs and would be stoked to add you to the list.
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Mohamed Hatamile September 10, 2017
· Adobe Illustrator · In studio
Highly Knowledgeable, creative, and friendly. Austin is very inspiring and is an excellent teacher.
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Parker May 21, 2017
· Video Production · In studio
The 5 star rating isn't an overstatement. Austin is seriously the best instructor/teacher/mentor you could ask for. He is extremely motivated to help people learn and understand. He has a ton of passion for video and graphic design work. He has expert knowledge of the subject and is extremely thorough when teaching. 100 percent recommend.
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Noah May 12, 2017
· Adobe Creative Suite · Online
Austin Faure has taught me such valuable skills in the creative industry, Including: Film Production, Graphic Design, and Photography. He is such an awesome teacher and a really personable guy. With his help, I now work for my favorite company doing what I love. (Staff Photographer for Hurley). THANKS AUSTIN! I definitely recommend him. Best teacher i've ever had, hands down.
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About Katherine V.

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Manhattan Beach, CA

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I've worked for large corporations, and advertising agencies in Los Angeles, CA. I've also taught at the university level.

Learn how to design and create with Adobe Creative Suite.
Logo Design
Brochure Design
Package Design
Ad Design for Print, newspaper and magazines
Ad Design for Social Media
Poster Design
Web Banners

About Katherine
I look forward to tutoring you. I teach Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, PowerPoint and more.

I graduated from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, CA. and later took some additional classes at UCLA. I taught graphic design and illustration at Woodbury University. I've worked for advertising agencies and large corporations.

I now have my own business and also enjoy teaching young students through adults.

Businesses and academic institutions around the world use PowerPoint. It is important at all levels to be an effective communicator and presenter.

I will use my academic knowledge joined with my new world digital technology skills, to make you able to express yourself.
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james P. February 16, 2018
· Adobe InDesign · Online
WOW! I'm learning a lot and can't wait until the next lesson.
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James P. February 9, 2018
· Adobe InDesign · Online
So helpful, I can't wait for my next lesson!
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Marianne September 7, 2017
· Graphic Design · Online
I hired Katherine to work on my logo design / branding of my company. I enjoyed her guidance in the development phase tremendously, as well as her ability to hear my needs. Her execution skills, time line and delivery of the product are assertive, direct and on time. I recommend her highly.
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About Zack Z.

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If you have the desire to learn Graphic Design and what it takes to be a Graphic artist, I will help you hone your skills to be able to properly combine text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, books and more.

About Zack
I have been teaching computer programming, (HTML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, Frameworks and more), computer skills and Photography for over 20 years. I teach software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and more. If you want to learn how to design or manage social media website, I'll help you too. I believe that the best teachers adapt to the ways the best work for their students. The environment for Take Lessons makes it very easy to adapt to what works best for you. If it's online or in-person, I'm your teacher and I really look forward to meeting you and helping you unlock your interests and greatest potential. - Zack
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George December 31, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
Zack did a great job and adapted the lesson just right to match my style and needs
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Jenn N December 24, 2017
· HTML · In home
Zack has really taught me a lot as far as basic html, how to create easy email templates and basic coding skills for microsites. His skillset knows no bounds. Has vast experience to draw from, has the patience of a saint, has been teaching for a really long time. But private lessons are where its at. That way you can learn exactly what you want, and not syphon through the stuff you really don't need to help your career, along.
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Ryan December 7, 2017
· Adobe Creative Suite · In home
Zack is a great teacher. He went above and beyond during my lesson and provided valuable resources, tools, and advice. I would highly recommend his services.
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About AHMED E.

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Graphic Design

About Ahmed
I do not see teaching as simply repeating what has been already detailed in text books and lectures. Everyone’s mind is different and thus everyone has a unique perception to understanding one issue or another. Things are better illustrated with an example.

A while back, there was a television show hosted by a T.V. personality named Monty Hall. In the show, Monty presented a contestant with 3 closed doors. Behind one door was a new car. And behind each of the other two doors was a goat. The contestant had the option to choose one door so as to win the new car.

The probability that a car was behind door 1 or door 2 or door 3 was the same, about 33.33%. Let us say that the contestant picked door 1. Monty would then open one of the other two doors that were not chosen by the contestant. There were 3 terms in the game: 1) Monty knew what w
as behind each door; 2) Monty cannot open the door that was already chosen by the contestant; 3) Monty would only open a door that hides a goat.

Let us say Monty opened door 3 revealing a goat. Monty then asked the contestant if the contestant would like to switch to door 2 or keep his original choice of door 1. Contestants would be bewildered not knowing really what to do. Was it better to keep the originally choice or was it better to switch or it would make no difference whether to keep the original choice or switch?

Meet Marilyn vos Savant. Marilyn wrote a column called “Ask Marilyn” in a newspaper called Parade. Marilyn was known for having one of the highest recorded IQ. A reader sent Marilyn a letter asking her if it was better to switch or not to switch. Marilyn stated in her column that a contestant should switch since switching doubled the contestant’s chances of winning. Many of Marilyn’s readers erupted in protest including readers with Ph.D., mathematicians, and academicians. Most people believed that the probability that a car was behind door 1 or door 2 was the same of 50%.

This became known as The Monty Hall Problem or The Monty Hall Paradox. Articles and books were written over this problem. Actually Marilyn was right and this was proven using computer simulation. Yet until today many people cannot understand that switching doubles the chances of winning.

At first glance this paradox might seem irrelevant to teaching. But I think it does. This paradox tutor the mind in the subject of structured thinking which is very important in learning.
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About Tyson J.

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I can teach you all of the things you need to know to get started in GIMP, and how to take that knowledge further! Design business cards, pamphlets, posters, thumbnails, you name it, we can do it!

About Tyson
I started making videos when I was 12 years old, using the classic Windows Movie Maker... I didn't make very many videos back then. Eventually, I got deeply into it around 2013 when I was in college using Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Student Edition, starting with a tutorial on how to use DOSBox. But now almost 12 years from when I started, I've moved onto Vegas Pro 14, and make much better quality content as a result!

I primarily teach in Vegas Pro 14 (13 will suffice for most things) and GIMP (Graphical Image Manipulation Program) as I don't have access to Photoshop for the time being. That being said, if you're unfamiliar, GIMP is for the most part just as viable and accessible as Photoshop is, with some minor changes in how to accomplish different tasks.
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Tyson J.

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