Moataz Ahmed

Moataz A.

Powell, OH

About Moataz A.

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Moataz teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2013
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Overview

I am a Freelance Graphic Designer living in San Jose, CA. 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 subjects 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 October 3rd 2016. 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.

Photos and Videos

Moataz Ahmed, Takelessons Graphic Design and Language teacher.

Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer

Jan 2011 - Present
Motizzy

Freelance Graphic Designer

Oct 2014 - Apr 2015
National Geographic Learning

I worked on designing the new Arabic Textbooks for the United Arab Emirates with National Geographic.

Freelance Copywriter

Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Big Lots Corporate

Worked as a Copywriter for the Big Lots Corporate web team.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Creative Spot

worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer for the Creative Spot

Freelance Graphic Designer

Apr 2014 - May 2014
Interbrand Corporation

Worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer for Interbrand, the famous branding agency

Cofounder

Jan 2011 - Apr 2014
oneglobe studios

I co-founded this t-shirt cause awareness company

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
Columbus College of Art and Design

Bachelor of Arts

Sep 2005 - Dec 2010
The Ohio State University

Languages Spoken

Arabic

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Japanese

Professional Proficiency

Korean

Limited Proficiency

Mandarin

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency
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30 Reviews on Moataz A.

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Rashidat Jan 15, 2017
Calligraphy · Online
Verified Student
My first class with Moataz was nothing short of amazing. He is a walking pillar of information on the subject matter, but never in a arrogant manner. He was thorough in his explanation; which helped me to walk away more knowledgeable.
We had a few technical hiccups but he didn't miss a beat.
I definitely intend to follow up with more classes with him in the near future.
Thanks, Moataz!
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Vivian G. Jan 11, 2017
Calligraphy · In home
Verified Student
Moataz is wonderful, but I can't say the same for our Internet service. Whatever can we do?
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Shara S. Jan 11, 2017
Arabic · Online
Verified Student
Going great so far, thanks!
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Shara S. Jan 11, 2017
Arabic · Online
Verified Student
Going great so far, thanks!
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Shara S. Jan 11, 2017
Arabic · Online
Verified Student
Going great so far, thanks!
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Saba A. Nov 3, 2016
Arabic · Online
Verified Student
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Anne L. Sep 13, 2016
Calligraphy · Online
Verified Student
Moataz had a lot of resources to share, lots of examples which he was able to access as I asked questions. A very thorough lesson with as much detail as I wanted. Excellent instructor!!
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LeiChandra T. Sep 2, 2016
Adobe InDesign · In studio
Verified Student
Great!
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Devin J. Aug 31, 2016
Graphic Design · Online
Verified Student
Very nice and patient with my son and I as we computer illiterate! We look forward to many more lessons!
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LeiChandra T. Aug 31, 2016
Adobe InDesign · In studio
Verified Student
Great!
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