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Lessons offered by David
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Taught subjects
  • Graphic design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Award winning designer and illustrator with a Master in Education in Visual Arts. Specializing in art education, art history, and print production.

Methodology

Award winning graphic designer and illustrator with 20 years experience. I have my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Visual Arts. Licensed Massachusetts Art Teacher from prek-12th grade and have experience at the college and professional level.

Background

I taught my first workshop in 1998 when I ran a graffiti camp for middle school children in Boston. Since then I have taught introduction to media at the college level. High school drawing, painting, and studio art and have helped professionals acquire more creative skills and updated technology requirements to further their creative field training.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $350
Lessons offered by David
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Graphic design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

David's resume

David P M.Ed.
Art and Design Education Specialist

Education

2017 Master of Education, Gordon College Curriculum and Instruction
2006 Bachelor of Arts in Art, Salem State University Art, Advertising Minor cum laude
2001 Associate of Arts, Bunker Hill Community College Graphic Design cum laude
Certification
2017 Initial Teaching License (pending), Visual Arts 5-12 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
2016 Preliminary Teaching License, Visual Arts 5-12 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
2016 Preliminary Teaching License, Visual Arts K-6 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Educational Leadership Experience

2016- Member, Hamilton Wenham Regional School Committee
2016- Chair, Hamilton Wenham Regional School District Warrant Committee
2016- Member, Hamilton Wenham Regional School District Communications Committee
2016-2017 Assistant Treasurer, Hamilton Wenham Regional School District
2015- Member, City Year Boston Outreach and Activation Committee
2013- Member, City Year Boston Alumni Board Member

Teaching Experience

2017- Teacher, Substitute, Swampscott School District, Swampscott, MA
2016- Teacher, Substitute, Gloucester School District, Gloucester, MA
2016 Art Teacher, Practicum, Gloucester High School, Gloucester, MA
2016 Art Teacher, Pre-Practicum, Hannah Elementary School, Beverly, MA
2005 Teaching Assistant, Salem State University, Salem, MA
1999 Curriculum Designer, City Year Boston, Boston, MA
1998 Teaching Assistant, City Year Boston, Boston, MA

Professional Experience

2016- Art Director, Cape Ann Brewery, Gloucester, MA
2011- Art Director, Turkey Shore Distilleries, Ipswich, MA
2012-2014 Manager Aviation Signage, Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston, MA
2004-2012 Signage Project Coordinator, Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston, MA
2002- Principal, DP Design, Wenham, MA
2000-2001 Graphic Designer, Economy Printing and Advertising, Malden, MA
1996-1997 Design Assistant, DAIQ Architects, Somerville, MA

Awards / Industry Recognition

2017 American Package Design Award, Graphic Design USA
2017 American Package Design Award, Graphic Design USA
2017 American Package Design Award, Graphic Design USA
2014 Massport Outstanding Achievement Award
2010 Massport CREW Teamwork Award
2010 American Design Award, GD:USA Outstanding Logo Design
2009 American Package Design Award, GD:USA Outstanding Green Design
2006 American Design Award, GD:USA Adobe Outstanding Poster Design
2006 Salem State University’s Arthur W. Smith Award for Excellence in Art in Continuing Education
2006 Art Awards Gallery Exhibition Winfisky Gallery, Salem, MA
2005 Artwork Featured in Graphic Design:USA Design Annual
2005 National In-House Design Award, GD:USA Outstanding P.O.P. Display Design
2005 National In-House Design Award, GD:USA Outstanding Poster Design
2005 National In-House Design, GD:USA Outstanding P.O.P. Display Design
2005 Profile featured in GD:USA
1999 Outstanding Curriculum Award, City Year CYZYGY Conference, Washington, D.C.
1999 Starfish Leadership Award, City Year Boston
Scholarships
2006 Salem State University’s Arthur W. Smith Scholarship for Excellence in Art in Continuing Education
1992 Hamilton Wenham Rotary Club Excellence in Art Scholarship
Publications
Polito, D. Early Childhood Education and the Achievement Gap. Sage Publishing (submitted for publication)
Other Publications
Polito, D. (2017, January 30). Using Education to Build a Unified Democratic Resistance. Medium.com
Polito, D. (2016, October 25). N.F.L. T.V. Troubles. Medium.com
Polito, D. (2016, September 27). No School Committee Member Should Support
Charters. Salem Evening News p. 20
Polito, D. (2016, September 25). Charter Schools Hurting Public Schools. Salem Evening
News p. 21.
Polito, D. (2016, September 20). Follow the Money. Medium.com

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