Moataz Ahmed

Moataz A.

Stamford, CT

About Moataz A.

Background check: Last verified 12/11/2016
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Moataz teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2013
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I am a Freelance Graphic Designer living in Powell, OH. 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 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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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

36 Reviews on Moataz A.

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Perci C. Apr 20, 2017
· Calligraphy · Online
As our first lesson Moataz began by explaining the historic origin of calligraphy which was interesting and helpful. He then moved to fonts and their importance and various styles as they evolved with the specifics of basic rules of calligraphy.
He is open to my needs as a student and knowlegable and responsive to questions.
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Claire Y. Apr 9, 2017
· Graphic Design · Online
Moataz is a great teacher, he knows alot about what he teaches and is very patient with his students . I have just started taking lessons and have learned so much already! Thanks Moataz!
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Sarah Apr 3, 2017
· Arabic · Online
Moataz made my first lesson super easy and manageable! He was encouraging and supportive. He is very knowledgeable about the Arabic language and has tools to help make it accessible to the learner.
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Robert Feb 6, 2017
· Arabic · Online
Good introductory lesson with interesting conversation as well as foundational information.
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Sky Feb 6, 2017
· Japanese · Online
Focused on exactly what i needed.
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Omar Jan 18, 2017
· Calligraphy · Online
excellent teacher
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Rashidat Jan 15, 2017
· Calligraphy · Online
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
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
Going great so far, thanks!
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Shara S. Jan 11, 2017
· Arabic · Online
Going great so far, thanks!
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