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  • (1 review)
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Dougy
Β« Perfect! Neil was very attentive and very quick in understanding what I was... More Β»
D
Dougy
Β« Perfect! Neil was very attentive and very quick in understanding what I was trying to achieve - depicting illustrations to communicate my ideas. He went the extra mile to identify what I really needed and brought up a variety of references to spark my inspiration. He is very experienced and was very helpful in helping me troubleshoot issues in my understanding of graphic design and colour theory and I found him very articulate strategies that I could implement that would improve with my work. Β»
$65/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and Qualifications Verified
Response Time 2h
Lesson formats available..
  • One-to-one
  • Group Lessons
Lessons can be held..
  • at their place
  • by webcam
Subjects taught
  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Typography
  • Infographics
Levels
  • All Levels

Highly experienced professional design educator gives graphic design lessons to high school and university students in Sydney

Methodology

I currently work as a freelance designer on a wide variety of projects from branding and website development to online education and video production. My graphic design lessons are primarily geared towards supporting university design students but I am equally happy to teach high school students and anyone looking to build a design portfolio.
My lessons are structured around the student's needs, finding out what they want immediate help with and then supporting them with areas of design they find challenging. We'll explore many aspects of graphic design: design fundamentals, the design process, working with software, research methods, generating ideas, typography, grids, layout, colour, design development, final presentation and inspirational examples. Depending on the student's needs we can work though design briefs or I can also set exercises designed to develop specific areas that help the student gain a better understanding of an aspect of graphic design.
I am very patient, a good listener and love teaching graphic design.

Background

I have a BA Hons and Masters in graphic design, along with a post graduate teaching degree. I've been teaching graphic design for over 20 years and have also written undergraduate degree programs in graphic design and visual communication. I have taught over 1,000 students in Sydney and London, with several of them winning prestigious design prizes and many more gaining employment at top design studios around the world.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $250
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $475
Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Group Lessons
Lessons can be held..
at their place
via webcam
Subjects taught
  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Typography
  • Infographics
Levels
  • All Levels

Neil's CV

Qualifications:
1994
Cambridge University
Homerton College, Cambridge
Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Art and Creative Arts

1991
Central St. Martins
University of The Arts, London
Master of Arts, Graphic Design

1989
Central St. Martins
University of The Arts, London
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Graphic Design 2.1

Experience:
2014 – present
Freelance Design & Consultancy
Australia, UK, Spain
Working closely with international clients and not for profit organisations
β€’ Design & development of a comprehensive language & literacy training program for speech pathologists
β€’ Website design and strategy for Cambodian charity

2008 – 2014
Billy Blue College of Design, Sydney
Head of Academic Studies, Communication Design
β€’ Academic leadership of programs nationally
β€’ Graphic design course writing
β€’ Masters examiner (COFA)
β€’ ISTD judge

2003 – 2008
London College of Communication
School of Graphic Design, London
Course Director, FdA Design for Graphic Communication
β€’ Curriculum leadership & development
β€’ Academic delivery

2001 – 2003
University of Salford
School of Art & Design, Manchester
Lecturer, 2nd Year Coordinator, BA (Hons) Graphic Design
β€’ Educational delivery and course planning

1999 – 2001
Walker Pinfold Associates, London
Senior Communication Designer
Working closely with international clients in digital and social media
β€’ Art direction
β€’ Mentoring junior designers
β€’ Client presentations

1996 – 1999
Monash University
Faculty of Art & Design, Melbourne
Lecturer, Honours Coordinator, BA (Hons) Visual Communication
β€’ Educational delivery
β€’ Project writing
β€’ Honours program, β€˜live design studio’ coordinator

1994 – 1996
Southgate College, London
Lecturer
BTEC National Diploma, Graphics & Packaging
β€’ Year tutor

1991 – 1992
Zero 2 Design Consultancy, London
Senior Branding Designer
β€’ Concept generation
β€’ Project management

1989 - 1990
Addison Worldwide Design
Consultancy, London
Branding Designer
β€’ Concept and development of the TDG brand identity & applications

Reviews on Neil
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
D
Dougy

Perfect! Neil was very attentive and very quick in understanding what I was trying to achieve - depicting illustrations to communicate my ideas. He went the extra mile to identify what I really needed and brought up a variety of references to spark my inspiration.
He is very experienced and was very helpful in helping me troubleshoot issues in my understanding of graphic design and colour theory and I found him very articulate strategies that I could implement that would improve with my work.

Neil's response

Dougy has made enormous progress in just three sessions. He has worked very hard and listens very well, implementing the suggestions we discuss in our sessions. He already has a good technical grasp of illustrator and can build on those skills to produce even more great work.
Nice work Dougy!

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