Moataz Ahmed
Powell, OH
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Moataz Ahmed

Moataz A.

Powell, OH
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I am a Freelance Graphic Designer who specializes in branding and web design, but is also trained as a hand letterer and calligrapher. I currently work for National Geographic Learning in Downtown Chicago and I will devote most of my free time helping you become super awesome at being a graphic designer and I'll give you a few tips on starting your own Graphic Design business.

About Moataz A.

I am a Freelance Graphic Designer living in Powell, Ohio. 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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Nashid S.
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Posted Jun 26, 2020
najib
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Moataz a very good teacher according to my grandson who took calligraphy lesson with him and will be taking more in the next few days. He is very patient and very accommodating.

Posted Jun 10, 2020
Rimal P.
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A very patient instructor and very friendly. I will be taking more lessons with him.

Posted Jun 10, 2020
Ben
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Posted Jun 8, 2020
Rimal P.
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Posted Jun 5, 2020
Laura
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Posted May 12, 2020
Joe
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Great

Posted Feb 22, 2020
Vinoda ..
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Posted Apr 16, 2019
Lisa
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Moataz broke things down for me and helped provide a great introduction to typography. He gave me some recommendations to improve my work and emailed me with a few resources to check out. Thank you so much!

Posted Mar 6, 2019
Stephy
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We jumped right into lettering and calligraphy. He explained the history and what you consider when writing. Thanks.

Posted Jan 20, 2019
Liana
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Really great !!!

Posted Jan 20, 2019
Maria del Carmen
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Always fascinating.

Posted Jan 5, 2019
Lucy J.
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Posted Nov 10, 2018
Fernando
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Very knowledgeable and patient.

Posted Nov 1, 2018
Charlie H.
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Wonderful lesson!!

Posted Sep 18, 2018
Ramona
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Very knowledgeable and patient! I am finally making progress with InDesign:)

Posted Aug 9, 2018
Brianna J.
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it was great

Posted Aug 1, 2018
Brianna J.
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He was great he is he best and showed me a lot these past few monthes or years i can't tell because it was so great I give him 5 stars HE IS THE BEST!

Posted Jul 7, 2018
Deb
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I appreciate both Moataz's Photoshop knowledge and his patience with me as a novice learner!

Posted Jul 5, 2018
Sahand
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Posted Jul 5, 2018
Brianna J.
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He is awsome

Posted Jun 21, 2018
Adam M.
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Great photoshop trainer! He answered all of our questions and we are now photoshop experts! Thank you, Moataz!

Posted Jun 4, 2018
Jonathan
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Great start!

Posted Jun 3, 2018
Brianna J.
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He helped me alot

Posted Jun 2, 2018
Deb
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Great session! I especially appreciated that Moataz was flexible and addressed what I needed to learn the most.

Posted May 31, 2018
Christine Panlasigui
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Posted May 31, 2018
Mohamed E.
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Best

Posted May 30, 2018
Phoebe
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Posted May 9, 2018
Gavin M.
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First time using an Arabic tutor. Our son felt comfortable and thought his tutor used some interesting techniques for reading Arabic. The tutor was prepared and able to jump right in to help complete language activity.

Posted May 7, 2018
smitha
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Posted Apr 18, 2018
Mohamed E.
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Moataz is awesome. He is a great teacher and is extremely personable. I would highly recommend Moataz whether you are attempting to learn a language or anything else!

Posted Apr 17, 2018
Randy
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Very patient and clearly knows his stuff- a good beginning

Posted Feb 26, 2018
Bruce Proctor
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Moataz was a great teacher. He worked patiently and efficiently with my son. He is knowledgeable, patient and very skilled. I couldn’t rate him more highly.

Posted Feb 25, 2018
Glenn
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Posted Feb 3, 2018
Brianna J.
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You are the best tutor ever because you are patient! -Brooklynn J.

Posted Jan 13, 2018
Brooklynn J.
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He was very nice and patient! He really encouraged her through the whole session and motivated her to get her pronunciations right.

Posted Dec 23, 2017
Megan
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Moataz immediately jumped into our lesson by asking me about my goals and from there to course content, which I loved. He tailored his lesson to my interests and offered so many amazing resources (beyond himself) to help me. I think I will continue to reap the benefits of this lesson for weeks to come. He seemed invested in helping me take real steps forward & didn't spend a single minute of class time pushing his products or future lessons. Not needed, because I will definitely be back.

Posted Dec 23, 2017
Brianna J.
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Posted Dec 23, 2017
Natalie
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Learned everything I needed to know. Will come back with questions after trying things on my own

Posted Dec 9, 2017
Erin M.
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Moataz was an amazing instructor for my 11 year old daughter. She already speaks an Arabic dialect, but I wanted her to learn standard Arabic. He is extremely patient and knows how to engage kids by tapping into their interests. He is extremely flexible and very pleasant. My daughter loved her lessons with him. I'm sure he's great with adults, too, but if you're looking for Arabic instruction for the younger crowd, Moataz is the best around!

Posted Dec 8, 2017
Celia
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Posted Oct 28, 2017
Susan K.
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Very patient and knowledgeable. Moataz walked me through each step calmly and methodically. I would highly recommend him for this program and others such as Photoshop and InDesign.

Posted Oct 26, 2017
Irene G.
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Thank you so much for your understanding last week! Can't wait till next time!

Posted Oct 15, 2017
Lauren R.
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Lauren really enjoyed the class and they covered a lot. I appreciate Moataz patience.

Posted Sep 24, 2017
Tammy
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Great instructor!!!

Posted Sep 23, 2017
Peter I.
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My hand lettering changed from the very first class! I write openly now, not with shame but fame because my hand writing has been made beautiful and attractive! Thanks Moataz.

Posted Aug 7, 2017
Joe
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Very nice guy.

Posted Jul 31, 2017
Peter I.
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Getting clearer and more perfect

Posted Jul 30, 2017
Omer
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Posted May 30, 2017
E Alberto S.
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Great class. I learn more and more with every lesson, Shukran Moataz... !!!!!

Posted May 11, 2017
E Alberto S.
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Posted May 11, 2017
Perci C.
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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.

Posted Apr 20, 2017
Claire Y.
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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!

Posted Apr 9, 2017
Sarah
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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.

Posted Apr 3, 2017
Robert
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Good introductory lesson with interesting conversation as well as foundational information.

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Sky
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Focused on exactly what i needed.

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Omar
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excellent teacher

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Rashidat
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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!

Posted Jan 15, 2017
Vivian G.
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Moataz is wonderful, but I can't say the same for our Internet service. Whatever can we do?

Posted Jan 11, 2017
Shara S.
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Going great so far, thanks!

Posted Jan 11, 2017
Shara S.
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Going great so far, thanks!

Posted Jan 11, 2017
Shara S.
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Going great so far, thanks!

Posted Jan 11, 2017
Saba A.
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Posted Nov 3, 2016
Anne L.
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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!!

Posted Sep 13, 2016
L. T.
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Great!

Posted Sep 2, 2016
Devin J.
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Very nice and patient with my son and I as we computer illiterate! We look forward to many more lessons!

Posted Aug 31, 2016
L. T.
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Great!

Posted Aug 31, 2016
Rahma A.
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My first Arabic lesson was great! I am looking forward to the next lesson :)

Posted Aug 18, 2016
erika
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Moataz was extremely thorough and made things very simple for me to learn how to use photoshop. I needed to know how to edit PDFs for work and now I have a clear understanding. Would highly recommend using Moataz.

Posted Aug 14, 2016
Aaron
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He asked questions to understand where I was at, he was knowledgeable, he was helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend him.

Posted Jul 29, 2016
Christine
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Lots of info, looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted Jun 12, 2016
Kyle Marsh
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Very happy with the experience so far, hoping to continue learning!

Posted Feb 20, 2016
Isabella K.
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Moataz is an excellent calligraphy teacher. My 12 year old daughter, Isabella, learned a lot from him in just one session. His instruction is very understandable on-line, and we plan to schedule more sessions with him.

Posted Feb 11, 2016
Shavonne O.
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Great instructor, down to earth. Understandable

Posted Feb 6, 2016
Azizah
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Moataz was awesome! Taught me what I wanted to learn. Would definitely take lessons with him again.

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Silvia Meruvia L.
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Great!!

Posted Jan 6, 2016
Meghan W.
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Really enjoy working with Moataz, he's very patient but makes things clear....

Posted Dec 30, 2015
Mohammed A.
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It went really well. He is very knowledgeable on intricacies of the language and very happy I chose him as an instructor.

Posted Oct 19, 2015
Ilana Morady
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Moataz is a really great instructor who is very knowledgeable about lettering. We started with the basics of letters, such as proportions and different writing instruments. I felt like I left my lesson with a good foundation of what lettering is all about. He also pointed me to some very good online resources to help me with my learning. I only did one lesson because I just wanted a quick primer, but would definitely recommend Moataz for anyone interested in pursuing this art further.

Posted Oct 13, 2015
Agnes H.
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He has high knowledge of the language, and how to explain it. He is also flexible with time.

Posted Oct 6, 2015
Melissa Mills
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The first lesson was great. He was patient with me and my tech issues. He is very intelligent and easy to understand. His knowledge is unbelievable. He is a natural teacher. I appreciate everything he taught me and I am excited for the next lesson!

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Sandra
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Really enjoying the lessons so far; definitely will be continuing with Moataz!

Posted Sep 12, 2015
Wilson Tsai
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Japanese is actually starting to make sense to me after just one lesson! Looking forward to many more to come!!

Posted Sep 3, 2015
Alhanoof A.
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I recommended Moatez for a beginner graphic designer. He is so patient and flexible with time and whatever you want to focus on more. He can provide you with a lot information that you need it from the first lesson. Good luck

Posted Aug 2, 2015
Adriana M.
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Moataz is engaging, patient and incredibly intelligent. Couldn't have asked for a better teacher.

Posted Aug 1, 2015
Travis K.
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Great teacher! Knows all about dialects and classical.

Posted Jun 23, 2015
Sephora A.
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Very good teacher indeed! Learned a lot from him and is easy to work with and understand.

Posted Jan 4, 2015

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Experience

Graphic Designer
Apr 2019 - Present

Yaqeen Institute

In house designer for a Muslim org.

Freelance Graphic Designer
Jan 2011 - Present

Motizzy

Senior Graphic Designer
Mar 2017 - Apr 2019

Americares

In house designer for a relief organization.

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

Arabic

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Professional Proficiency

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