Homepage
Tutoring jobs
$25/h
1st lesson free!
Pending approval
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Valerie
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Basic computer
  • Graphic design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Typography
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Graphic Design Professor turned Coach connected to the industry for 20 years

Methodology

Graphic Design is more than just sprinkling magic fairy dust onto a computer and woila out pops an aesthetic masterpiece. Design is about problem-solving for a client or issue and that takes training beyond learning software. As a coach, I am adept at creating calisthenics to observe how you typically problem-solve and by getting to know you, I am able to push you beyond those boundaries to challenge your own weaknesses while expanding your strengths to grow as an innovative critical thinker. I believe in experimentation that leads to happy accidents if one can recognize those as innovations. There is no one right answer in design. Here are examples of student work: (concealed information)

Background

I am a graphic design educator spending years honing my craft of teaching and coaching from basic to advanced levels of graphic design including developing professional portfolio. I began a teaching career and then went to grad school for an MFA in design. In 2018, I walked away from a tenured professor position because I believe that there should be more opportunities for people to learn beyond the expensive university system.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $1100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $180
Lessons offered by Valerie
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Basic computer
  • Graphic design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Typography
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Valerie's resume

2007 - 2018 – Associate Professor tenured in 2012; Roger Williams University. Taught all levels of design to majors and non-majors. Most importantly continually modified my own course curriculum and loved teaching Design History, Intro to Design, and Typography. Developed a unique course called "Books, the life and love of..." which was/is a seminar about the history of the book from the angles of aesthetics, human behavior, science, history, literature/phil.
2001-2007 Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; Belmont University. Taught in an art department to primarily design majors but developed a course to work with non-majors. Taught all levels of graphic design and created a strong portfolio course.
2000-2001 Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, University of Florida. Taught upper level graphic design courses and grad level seminar.
1999-2000 Graphic Designer for Landscape Architect and Urban Planning company in Orlando, FL.
1996-1999 Pursed MFA in Graphic Design at UF. Had a teaching assistantship where I taught courses and worked as a designer in the Dean's office. I also worked in hospitality and as a nanny to pay the bills while in school.
1990-1995 Marketing Communication Coordinator for a private company in Orlando, FL. Managed all aspects of internal and external communication from conference material to an annual product catalog.

AIGA Orlando, Charter President 2000-2001
AIGA Nashville, Charter President 2001-2005
AIGA Rhode Island, various roles 2008-2012 including President.

Girl Scout Leader; Orlando, FL 1990-1995

Executive Certificate Art and Culture Strategy, University of Pennsylvania
MFA Graphic Design, University of Florida
BA Communication/Graphic Design, Flagler College

Similar teachers

basic computer lessons close by? Here's a selection of teacher ads that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest graphic design lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, photoshop lessons for all!
Taking illustrator lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Paris 4e, France
IT teacher for IT initiation, understanding and knowing, easy using your computer, tablet, smartphone, internet, google chrome, mozilla, safari and Apple, Macintosh of course - Paris
$29
Adrien
  • (19 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Writer - Teacher since 2015, holder of the animation reception leisure certificate and the director of leisure reception...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Paris 18e, France
How to acquire the basics to become an ethical hacker? On Paris (face) or elsewhere (web)
$59
Laurent
  • (53 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am a computer enthusiast. My classes are for those who want to discover this beautiful science. My teaching is based on...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
Paris 6e, France
Create your online store coached by an expert trainer Prestashop
$65
Atlasseo
  • (62 reviews)
1st lesson free!

1. PRESENTATION The PRESTASHOP with Prestashop e-commerce, through its software and online resources on PrestaShop Addons 2....

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Lyon 3e, France
Graduated Artist in France, Giving Serious digital painting/drawing courses, matte painting, concept art and photo editing (photoshop, illustrator, indesign)
$29
Niels
  • (14 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Hi, my name is Niels, private Art Teacher on Superprof since 1 year now, and gradueted in Art at Emile Cohl Private Art...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Riverdale
Business Technology -MSOffice Tutoring, Metropolitan Atlanta GA area, MSOffice 20 years experience.
$35
Charla
1st lesson free!

My approach to specifics will be to first introduce the specific class and talk about what and why the course is needed for...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Grand Island
Retired military/public and private school teacher, specializing in computer information systems and technology, English and ESL.
$30
Ralph
1st lesson free!

My success as a teacher has been the result of my tell-show-do method of instruction. I provide extensive instruction...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Courbevoie, France
Computer: use internet, blog, use Windows and GNU / Linux, programming, raspberry pi, Arduino, servers - student MASTER degree
$24
Guillaume
  • (13 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I'm a professional software engineer. I love foreign languages ​​and informatics. The courses are aimed primarily at...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Los Angeles
Data Scientist and Computer Engineer with 12 years of experience offering AI and coding classes
$20
Anuj
1st lesson free!

I teach with real life examples and real time coding projects. Will help students to to code and solve real life problems in...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Roswell
Animation for Kids and Teens. I have been teaching for almost 12 years.
$35
Jessica
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

2011-2012 American Intercontinental University Atlanta, GA Maters in Education 2005-2007 Art Institute of Atlanta...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Guadalajara, Mexico
Computer Engineer offers classes of Excel and Analysis of data BI in metropolitan area of Guadalajara
$7
Armando
  • (15 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I like to teach in practice, developing and exercising what is explained, so I cover the different forms of learning:...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Paris 16e, France
Gives courses of creation of the websites on Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Zoning Sites in Paris
$32
Michelle
  • (9 reviews)

For my students who want to learn HTML and CSS, Im going to give a little presentation on the utilities of software like...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Paris 17e, France
3D / 2D: Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, photography, retouching, Contest Preparation and end years of projects
$47
Olivier
  • (28 reviews)

MAYA (all levels except skinning and rigging) ZBRUSH (all levels) PHOTOSHOP (all levels) PHOTOGRAPHY (all levels) in...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Lyon 5e, France
Graphic designer PAO-trainer gives private lessons on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lyon and Rhône-Alpes region.
$47
Agnès
  • (22 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Need to learn Illustrator to create a logo? Want to understand InDesign and promote your business? Want to know Photoshop to...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Hemet
Business and Educational Professional.Over ten years in Education. My motto is The Key to Life is in the Learning.
$25
William
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am a business and educational professional. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
at her home at your home By webcam
1 hour Not available Not available $25
5 hours Not available Not available $125
10 hours Not available Not available $250
Request a lesson