Etana Holowinko

Etana H.

Tempe, AZ
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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.
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Etana passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Etana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2006

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 passion of Design with you.

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Dec 2006 - Present
Private Company

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.

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Art Director
Sep 2013 - Jul 2015
The Catalogues

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.

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Senior Graphic Designer
Dec 2012 - May 2013
General Dynamics

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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Creative Director
Mar 2008 - Jan 2012
Cookies From Home

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.

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Marketing Specialist
May 2007 - Dec 2007

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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MS in Technology
Sep 2002 - Dec 2004
University of Advancing Technology
BA in Visual Communications
Mar 2001 - Mar 2002
Collins College
AA in Visual Communications
Sep 1999 - Feb 2001
Collins College


Indesign CS3
Nov 2007
Kelby Training Seminar

Photoshop CS3
Mar 2007
Kelby Training Seminar


Arizona Small Business Association
Jan 2017

The Mission of the Arizona Small Business Association is to be THE statewide resource for small business. Business owners join ASBA for the convenience and efficiency of our products and services, to engage and advocate for public policy that ignites small business growth, and to foster a positive economic direction for Arizona powered by entrepreneurism. By bringing thousands of small businesses together, ASBA has created greater value for all members and is proof positive that our mission of supporting small businesses through an active and connected community is working.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Etana H.
Book cover and Flyer Design: used Indesign and Illustrator

Used: Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator

Logo Designed with Illustrator

Wedding Set: used Indesign and Illustrator

T-Shirt Design: used Illustrator

Catalog Design: used Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign

Logo: used Illustrator

Website Design: Dreamweaver, Hard code, Java Script, Photoshop, Illustrator
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22 Reviews

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Charlotte Y. Feb 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.

Dane B. Feb 15, 2018
WordPress · In home

Very helpful.

Cathy B. Feb 14, 2018
Adobe Illustrator · Online

Super helpful!

Cathy B. Feb 13, 2018
Adobe Illustrator · Online

I didn't know what to expect with my first online class and I am very happy!

Shon Feb 12, 2018
Adobe Illustrator · Online

Very helpful and understanding when I had a lot of questions and having slow moments.

Lainey C. Feb 4, 2018
Adobe Illustrator · In studio

I just can't say enough about her skill level and her teaching abilities..AMAZING!

Jean S. Feb 4, 2018
Adobe Photoshop · In home

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.

Elaine Jan 31, 2018
Adobe Illustrator · In home

She’s amazing

Shane Jan 25, 2018
Graphic Design ·

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!!

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Rick Gelinas Dec 18, 2017
Adobe Photoshop · Online

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. :-)

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Danielle D. Nov 29, 2017
WordPress · Online

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!

Randy Oct 30, 2017
WordPress · Online

Kallen Oct 19, 2017
Graphic Design · Online

Doris B. Sep 20, 2017
WordPress · Online

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.

Kallen Sep 20, 2017
Graphic Design · Online

Etana is a super sweet and awesome person! She has helped me so much with all of my graphic design questions

Jennifer Feb 26, 2017
Web Design · In home

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.

Scott Feb 21, 2017
Graphic Design ·

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!

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Pamela Feb 20, 2017
Web Design · In studio

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.

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Leon Feb 20, 2017
Graphic Design · Online

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!

Michael Feb 20, 2017
Graphic Design · Online

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.

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Kari Feb 20, 2017
Adobe Illustrator · In home

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!

Jessica Feb 20, 2017
Graphic Design · In home

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!!!

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