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Katherine V.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Katherine V.

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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 wo

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Matthew M.
Katherine's lessons are absolutely brilliant. She is kind, informative and so patient. I'm only sad that I cant have a lesson with her every day!
Matthew M.
Brilliant first session. clear, informative and really helpful. Good progress.
Alden
great to work with.
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Etana H.

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Starting at $23
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  • Teaching since 2006
  • MS in Technology from University of Advancing Technology
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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 15 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 to

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David
Etana is easy to work with. After 1 90 minute class I was able to come home and do many different types of edits even ones she did not directly show me.
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Saran E.

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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Tamil, Spanish, French, IPA
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BS Economics from Texas A&M
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Saran E.

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.• 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience.
• Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well.
• Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT offered with individualized gameplan/schedule.
• Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams.
• National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School.
• Will give personal scores upon request.

About Saran

EXPERIENCE [Specifics] • 14+ years of experience with teaching, tutoring, training, education settings, instructional design, and L&D (learning and development) across multiple disciplines. • Consulting for L&D (HR) programs and elearning contexts (including multimedia content) for cr

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Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.
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Vincent P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Digital Media Studies (Bachelors) from University at Buffalo
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vincent P.

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Graphic Design is a field that is more than just designing . Its a 50/50 between creating something that will be used in the world and interacting with a client. Understanding what your client needs and implementing those ideas is a balancing act. If you get the first step wrong, it can ruin an entire project. And with designing, the customer is always the first step. This is something that you have to experience to understand. With my lessons, I will teach you the best way to interact with a customer in your prefer design platform. I specialize in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and CorelDraw. If you have any questions feel free to email me any time!

About Vincent

Hi! My name is Vincent (Vinnie, Vince, Vinnie Spaghetti) I am a University at Buffalo graduate with a desgre in digital Media Studies. I'm currently working as a fulltime graphic designer, with over six years of freelance experience. Just like you, I started designing as a way to express myse

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Vincent really helped me out on a very short notice! I was struggling with an Illustrator project. He was so knowledgable and patient and showed me exactly how to use the tool I needed to learn. I will definitely use him again and recommend to anyone who is looking for help. Thank you Vincent!
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Maggie G.

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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Teaching Excellence from Iowa State University
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Maggie G.

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I will guide you through industry standard design software (Adobe Suite) and teach you design principles to help you survive in the design industry and create work you are proud of.

About Maggie

I have been teaching violin for several years. Due to COVID, I switched to Zoom lessons this year, and it has been surprisingly awesome! Anything I teach in person translates to Zoom, and this makes learning the violin more accessible than ever. I teach using the Suzuki Method and See Saw exercis

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Liz
Maggie gave me violin lessons way back when I was in high school, and when I decided to pick up my violin again as an adult, Maggie was the first person I thought of to call. I don't know where I would be as a student without Maggie's patient, consistent, and thoughtful teaching style. I have ADHD and carry a lot of insecurities from childhood about my ability to stick with an instrument, and Maggie meets me where I am every single time. Maggie listens to my goals with the instrument and tailors lesson plans and teaching styles to my specific needs.

10/10 would lesson again -- especially for students that are daunted by the process of learning an instrument or who will benefit from a compassionate, trauma-informed educator who has experience working with neurodivergent students.
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Maggie is an excellent teacher! Super patient and great at breaking things down into parts that are easy to pick up and remember. I'm often a very frustrated learner, but Maggie has been amazing about encouraging at the exact moment it's needed (often before I even fully realise I need it!). Starting to learn violin as an adult was daunting, but something I had wanted to do since I was young, but it hasn't been the impossible task I thought it would be -- and that's definitely due to having engaging instruction that makes learning both challenging and fun!
Leah Jardon Juarez
I have been with maggie for 1 year now and she has showed me so much She explains everything so so good she does lovely complements she has patience I love learning with maggie she is the best violin teacher I have ever gotten she is really kind I have learned so so so much I would never ever change my teacher I love her 😊 I love learning with her she’s the best teacher! I know you will love her too!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing graphic design teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream graphic design teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Graphic Design Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute graphic design lessons is $157. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $240 per hour.
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"I hired Etana to help me create a perfect birthday invitation for my daughters 1st birthday party. She was help, profession, and very intuitive in her design work. She helped me through the process from discussed graphics, the overall look, color scheme, and details. She was there with me from start to finish. The outcome was AMAZING. My daughters invitation turned out better then I could have ever anticipated!!!!! Etana is an outstanding designer and I would HIGHLY recommend her for any teaching or design needs you may have. Don't bother looking for anyone else. She is the BEST!!!"
Jessica
Took Graphic Design lessons from Etana H.
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"LOVED my first class, can't wait to dive into work with Etana!"
Suzanne
Took Graphic Design lessons from Etana H.
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"Ms. Veze shares the successful Multimedia Program in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s, Youth Development Program, which is for students grades K-8.
Katherine’s passion for Multimedia and youth has given students the benefit of being exposed to all facets of Multimedia, and provided life long learning skills as well. Her skills and knowledge are tremendous. Administration, staff and students appreciate her dedication and ability to touch the lives of students."
DK
Took Graphic Design lessons from Katherine V.
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"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."
Marianne
Took Graphic Design lessons from Katherine V.
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"My 14 year old son really enjoys his graphic design lessons with Etana. She is very knowledgeable about her craft and a true professional. She conveys information in a way that is interesting and exciting for teens."
Ellis
Took Graphic Design lessons from Etana H.
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"I recommend Katherine as she is a talented and diligent designer.
She is also detail oriented and demands quality and perfection of herself."
James
Took Graphic Design lessons from Katherine V.
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"Etana is a super sweet and awesome person! She has helped me so much with all of my graphic design questions"
Kallen
Took Graphic Design lessons from Etana H.
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"She's awesome at her craft and is a really good conversationalist!"
Emma/Shoshana
Took Graphic Design lessons from Etana H.
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"Really nice and patient teacher."
Emma/Shoshana
Took Graphic Design lessons from Etana H.
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"Etana is a great consultant. I have known her for many years and when it came time to open a graphic design studio for graphic designer wife, I asked Etana how to best go about it. She took the time to explain to me the ins and outs I would need to know in order to be the business side of the company. Mind you, I can't even color inside the lines so I leave all the design work to my wife and employees. But thanks to Etana I had a better understanding of what I was getting us into before leaping into an unfamiliar business to me."
Michael
Took Graphic Design lessons from Etana H.
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Private Graphic Design Lessons Near You

Although you might not think of video graphics, logos, fonts, vector images, or raster images as art, they most definitely are. Just because graphic design's highly practical and sought after doesn't mean it isn't a form of art. A simple logo, using perhaps one or two colors and uncomplicated design, has the power to convey a company's entire image and values. In private graphic design courses, you can learn how to make awe-inspiring designs, too. 

Why Sign Up for Graphic Design Classes?

Graphic design is just about everywhere you look. It's not just for making art and poster designs, graphic design's in the fonts you use each day, it's in the products you purchase, the clothes you wear, the books you read, the ads you see, and it helps you identify your favorite brands.

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As a result, graphic designers have plenty of professional opportunities to work in-house for corporations or marketing companies or to work independently, as freelancers. 

By taking private graphic design lessons, you'll give yourself a leg up and add a high level of polish and sophistication to your designs. With professional training, an attractive portfolio, and broader experience, you'll have more opportunities to land a job or several gigs all in need of your graphic design talents. 

The Best Way to Learn Graphic Design and What You'll Study in Lessons

Sure, you can find lots of free graphic design lessons and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is with help from a private graphic design teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your teacher's undivided attention and the sort of personalized instruction that simply can't be found in online videos or a larger class setting. With immediate feedback, you'll overcome personal challenges and improve your graphic design skills fast. 

Plus, every private course is different. Teachers completely customize lessons, keeping in mind the student's interests, goals, existing knowledge, and preferred learning styles. For example, graphic design lessons for kids differ greatly in terms of course content and teaching methods from graphic design classes for adults. No matter your age or ability, your teacher will keep you motivated and interested, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Graphic Design

If you have little or no previous experience in graphic design, then beginner lessons are for you. In these lessons, your graphic design tutor will introduce you to all the basics you need to start designing stunning, effective graphics. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the units of graphic design art
  • Studying lines and shapes
  • Thinking about typography and how font affects mood and appearance
  • Color theory and the psychology of color in marketing and design

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Graphic Design

If you're familiar with the basics of graphic design, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, your teacher will introduce you to new techniques, ideas, and tools that'll help you take your graphic design skills to the next level. In intermediate lessons, your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Consider space and negative space, and how you use it in your designs
  • Focus on texture in visual design
  • Achieving balance and alignment in images
  • Learn to create a visual hierarchy

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Graphic Design

Advanced graphic design classes are intended for individuals who already possess a high level of knowledge in graphic design. In these classes, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional to improve your technique, designs, and learn to use the latest tools and technology. Topics included in advanced lessons depend greatly on the interests and goals of the student, but your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Focus on a specific type of graphic design: marketing, packaging, corporate, website, motion, or publication design
  • Put together and polish your graphic design portfolio
  • Setting up a graphic design business: how to freelance and market yourself as a graphic designer
  • Study UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) design

How to Find a Graphic Design Teacher Near You

If you're ready to take your graphic design skills to the next level, then it's time to find a private graphic design tutor. Luckily, finding a teacher on TakeLessons is easy. A quick search will direct you to an extensive list of experience, qualified graphic design teachers who offer lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing the tutor who's right for you, browse through several teacher profiles and read reviews left by other graphic design students. 

The cost of graphic design classes varies, but most teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, there's also a variety of prices to choose from. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as you master new techniques, improve your skills, and start creating professional designs after just a few lessons!