Hi! My name is Etana, M.S. I am a detail oriented, self starting designer with 12 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 passion of Design with you.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaches students 10 and up
Etana does a very good job of walking you through various corrections in Photoshop.
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.
Etana did a great job helping me build my website one step at a time. WordPress can be very confusing for a newcomer, so I really appreciate her patient, thoughtful approach. My website doesn't look like anybody else's, so I know that she'll work with you to develop the website that you've been dreaming of but haven't known where to begin.. Highly recommended!Show More
Very patient and thorough.
Etana is absolutely a life saver!!! She has not only the knowledge but a giving attitude that no one has matched!!! She is the best I have experienced.
Etana is very knowledgeable and patient! She is a pleasure to learn from and we look forward to future classes.
Etana oozes of confidence that she talks the talk and she walks the walk! She rock!!! I feel that I am in good hands. Thank you Etana!
Etana talks the talk, and walks the walk! Refreshing!
She is great and a good listener. With her at my side, I feel that I am going to get through this adventure, nightmare, pride...my website.
Thanks a million, Etana!!!
So nice and patient and helpful. We had issues getting the internet to work properly but she was very patient through the whole thing.
Etana has been very helpful! She is able to figure out any issue I have with AI and help to find a solution. Our classes have been very efficient and easy to follow!
She is awesome!
So great! Learned so much in the first lesson can't wait for # 2 and more!!
She's the bomb.com!!!!
My daughter had her first lesson and Etana is great! Very clear with her instructions and engaging. My daughter is off and running and looking forward to her next lessons!
Etana is very patient and clear in her instructions. Looking forward to our next lesson.
Etana was great, very understanding and patient with me. Who says you can't teach an old dog a new trick! Anyhoo I'm excited of the possibilities over the next few lessons.
She has been most helpful in our first lesson. I have homework and am looking forward to the next lesson - Sharon
Etana is great!
1st meeting == confirming objectives, helping to dig "deeper," ensuring she answered my questions, and giving me some "take-aways" that I can use immediately. I have a very basic understanding of WP so this was ALL very helpful. Looking forward to the next lesson!Show More
So far great. Will be signing up for more.
Etana was a great teacher! She was very knowledgeable, kind, and made sure to give me instruction that would help with my specific projects. I would definitely take more lessons with her.
She gave me great tips to start my blog and recognized my desire to be creative with it and pointed me in the directions to achieve that.
Etana is very easy to understand and very knowledgeable. Looking forward to more lessons!
She took time to figure out what I had and what I wanted to get changed in the short term. Our first session went very well.
I still have a lot to learn, but Etana is my lifeline to establishing my blog. She is patient, loving, knowledgable and helpful beyond expectations.
I am new to blogging, and a stranger to WordPress. Once I set up my account and got a domain name, I knew I needed help. I'm also new to TakeLessons, as well as a MacBook Pro, so I was very worried about my first lesson. Truly, I had no need to worry! Etana is a wonderful teacher, very calm demeanor, and seemed totally nonjudgmental about my lack of skills. I'm looking forward to next week's lesson.Show More
Great! Etana is informative and patient! Excited for my next lessons!
Etana worked really hard at educating this newbie! Friendly and knowledgeable, I plan another lesson with her soon.
Etana is a great instructor...patient and very informative. Thanks!
This is very rewarding in understanding computers.
Etana has been a pleasure to deal with and very patient with me as I was learning.
I have highly recommended her and Take lessons to friends already.
Ethan very helpful. She took my project on board and gave me lots of helpful tips from the start. Very easy going and a lovely manner.
A while back, I decided I wanted to start an investing blog. The problem was, I had no idea how to do it. I knew Word Press was one of the most popular programs for building web sites, but that was about it. I was able to secure my URL and get a hosting service, but I soon learned that Word Press was not going to be something I could efficiently learn on my own. After having a couple false starts with other instructors, I found Etana, and she is fantastic. She listened to what I wanted to do, and today I have a web site, which includes a blog, and I am able to post blog articles and pictures and do many other updates to the site. My regular weekly lessons with Etana are coming to a close, but she's only a click away if (more likely WHEN) I run into the next obstacle and need some help.Show More
Had a conversation about web design vs web dev which helped me clarify direction.
Etana is very patient and knowledgeable. She has been able to guide me so far through the initial setup phase of my WordPress website by helping me choose a host and a theme, and giving me practical advice along the way. Thanks, Etana!
All I can say is Etana has been a dream to with with and wouldn't want her to change a thing.
Great class! Thank you!
I have hope now that I learn this difficult skill and do it myself! Very patient and understanding.
Awesome first session. You are very patient and great at answering random questions as we go along. I'm feeling much more solid in this program.
It is Excellent working with Etana as she is intuitive about what help your project needs and then walks you through it. I highly recommend her services.
Very easy to work with. She will break it down to your level and work with you and find out your best learning method. High recommended. I am continuing lessons. Cynthia
Etana was great! And very clear, I'm looking forward to more lessons
Etana is AWESOME!! She is very patient, detail oriented, and takes her time to explain, and actually wants you to succeed in your endeavors!!! THANK YOU!
Etana is very knowledgeable, professional and kind. She's the type of teacher you feel comfortable with immediately. I look forward to working with her!
Etana is a great teacher in addition to being an expert at WordPress. Highly recommend!
Etana made me feel totally comfortable. She was knowledgeable and helpful. I plan on continuing to take lessons from her in the future!
Great lesson from an experienced "Photoshopper." I appreciate her patience as I struggle along. Etana is very knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. Highly recommended for anyone wanting PS lessons, from beginning to advanced techniques.
Good information and Etana is patient. Thanks again
Etana... great teacher. I wish I was at her level right now. Looking forward to getting there.
Great lesson? Etana is so nice to work with.
Extremely helpful and patient
Etana is very knowledgeable in the program, and I look forward to future lessons!
Etana has a great ability of knowing what is best for the individual. She's is very accommodating. What I love the most is whatever project I have, Etana will help me with it and perfect it for me making it easier for me. But she is also very encouraging. If you have a particular project or just want an instructor that teaches you what you want to learn, she's your teacher! Very very appreciative of Etana! And very personable! I hope to meet her one day when I'm in her area! Or she's in mine.Show More
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.
I didn't know what to expect with my first online class and I am very happy!
Very helpful and understanding when I had a lot of questions and having slow moments.
I just can't say enough about her skill level and her teaching abilities..AMAZING!
I liked learning from her. She came prepared to help me with specific projects of my choice. On a project with quite a few steps, she had printed out for me a step-by-step guide to follow.
My fiancé and I needed some last minute wedding announcements for our upcoming Las Vegas wedding. When I put the call out to some of my friends, I received a referral to try out Etana, and her company Society Jazz. Great decision!
After speaking to Etana over the telephone and emailing her the text info, she had 1st drafts within 24 hours! And after making a few adjustments we had our finished graphic design, and the actual paper announcements (plus personalized envelopes) shipped to our door on the 7th day!
Thank you Society Jazz for a professional and timely order. Great job!!
I came to these lessons with minimal Adobe experience. In fact, I've always gone to great lengths to avoid using Adobe, because I find it overly challenging. I like simple! Yet I also saw a growing need to get Photoshop under my belt for my various websites and business graphics.
Etana took a guy who didn't even know how to work with layers, and after a few hours of training together I was whipping out some very sharp looking graphics & images for our website. She assessed my needs and patiently walked me through the basics of what I'd foreseeably use on the projects I normally work on.
I now feel much more confident to tackle the Adobe beast. Etana is a skilled instructor. If I ever have a need for additional instruction or help with a design project I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again. I highly recommend this very capable instructor! Thank you for helping me Etana. :-)
Only our first meeting, and plan to have a few more, but so far, Etana is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her! She is easy to understand and communicate with, and does a great job answering questions and directing me through steps!
Good start. Was grateful that she stayed with me until we accomplished a goal to keep me working until we meet again. Very pleasant to work with. I plan to schedule another meeting.
Etana is a super sweet and awesome person! She has helped me so much with all of my graphic design questions
You'll love working with Etana! Her flair and style will help you set your business apart from the others. It is through her support and knowledge that she was able to make my vision come to life.
I have utilized the talents of Etana on many occasions, such as: the design and implementation of my website, the design of my four book covers, and for various promotional materials. I am always impressed by her passion, skill, creativity, and reliability. Whether for teaching or as a resource to your business, I refer Etana to everyone I know!Show More
When our church needed a total website update and we had no one with any expertise or experience, Etana, very patiently and professionally walked us through what we needed, how it could be achieved, and ways to make it much more cost effective than the archaic experience we had before. Etana is definitely good at explaining technical information to a neophyte in a way that can be understood, and without making you feel unintelligent. She is a great tutor.Show More
Passionate Designer! Excellent. Professional. Punctual. Keepin it real.
Worked with Etana over 15 years... publication/CMYK assignments and frequently on logos/credits for video/film projects. Highly recommended!
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.Show More
Etana is a great teacher! I knew very little about Illustrator and she helped me thru the basics and more! Now I love to work in Illustrator and use it every day!
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!!!Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
Commissioned graphic consultant and tutor on multi-project and hourly basis, charged with the innovative creation of high quality graphics, advertising, copy writing and marketing while ensuring company brand name, image and consistency. Manage final output of all products nationwide.
Oversee and create cover to cover, layout, photo retouching, design and artistry of The Catalogues in multiple U.S.A. markets. Head of in-house design, website and social media updates. Coordinate and monitor printing and shipment of The Catalogues to all markets. Advise clients on all technical visual recommendations and/or issues.
Worked with Proposal Development Team to complete RFP’s/RFI’s. This included working with the team to format multiple RFP’s/RFI’s in accordance to their individual style themes in Microsoft Word. Some documents required illustrations to be made or edited within Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop and exported correctly to be placed in Word. Illustrations had to maintain style formatting of each documents individual style. Use of online portal was required to save and edit documents for shared team use at all times.
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Development and design of client and in-house print advertising, marketing, packaging, and promotional materials, from concept to completion. Web design, editing, optimization, and up keep. Product photography and editing. Print production and vendor relations. Customized designs for corporate clientele: Tins, crates, and boxes uniquely specified to each businesses brand and individual client. Brand logo reproductions. Final output of art separations to film for screen printing.
User interface design and E learning production. Set, defined & implement company brand standards. Created print and web materials. Printer and Vendor relations: quote request, file creation, invoice processing. Interdepartmental design: worked with various department managers to create company specific materials per department while maintaining overall brand.
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