Location: Pittsburgh PA USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Art, Computer
Subjects: Design Arts, Graphic Art, Visual Arts, Computer Basics

Mr John D. of Pittsburgh PA USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Mr John D.
Gender: Male   Age: 22-25
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

I believe in stressing artistic vision and design within the realm of Computer Graphics. A a conceptual based theory lesson followed by a hands-on project performed with an instructor completing the project along side a student greatly aids in grasping computer graphics concepts and techniques. See Resume below for experience.

Computer Modeling & Character Animation

OBJECTIVE Aggressive 3D Artist specializing in Computer Modeling & Character Animation seeking employment with an animation, multimedia, advertising, or video editing firm. Detail-oriented work ethic offers strong modeling and animation timing skills, combined with years of traditional life drawing and fine arts design proficiency in composition and color design. Additional advertising and marketing background brings a creative yet focused edge.

Proficient: 3D Studio MAX, Character Studio, Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Freehand, Media 100, Sound Edit 16, Sound Forge, Wave Lab, Toonz, Microsoft Front Page, Netscape Composer, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word

ITT Technical Institute
Multimedia Instructor
Monroeville, PA: December 2002 - Present
Educate in creative use of 3D Studio MAX: Basic Modeling Techniques, Surface Texturing, 3D Lighting, Advanced Modeling, Camera Direction, Character Rigging & Animation
Aid in student comprehension & creation of effective visual messages in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Premiere

McKenzie Illustrations
3D Animation Consultant
Forest Hills, PA: February 2002 January 2003
Illustrate surgical procedures through the use of 3D Modeling and Animation
Utilized 3D Effects (Combustion & Particle Systems) to create an instructional heart procedure for Cardiac Assist: NURBS Modeling & Path Deformation applied for creation/animation of surgical tools
Composite 3D Animation & 2D Flatwork for a seamless final medical demonstration

Reaction Media
Digital 3D Animation & Video Editing Consultant
Volant, PA: June 2001 December 2001
Provide a conceptual edge to corporate multimedia projects
Utilize 3D modeling programs & video editing programs to create digital logos and animations
Generated digital graph animations & composited video and still footage in an explanatory video for the Pennsylvania Public Healthcare Trust

2001 F.I.R.S.T.-SME Robotics Competition: Chaney High School
3D Animation Supervisor
Youngstown, OH: January 2001 May 2001
Supervised the 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and compositing of a 30 second digital piece by a small team of high school students demonstrating the functional capabilities of a computerized robot
Conceptualized & modeled 3D environment/Directed Robot rigging (Forward Kinematics) and animation
Managed project workflow & delegated team responsibility

Harry Giglio Photography
Advertising Campaign Co-Director
Pittsburgh, PA: October 2000 December 2000
Co-Supervised a comprehensive advertising campaign for local photography studio in college advertising course
Designed fresh, functional website with innovative company logo and focused web page layout
Co-Organized project workflow and team responsibilities

Graduated --- Laude from Westminster College: 3.66 GPA: May 2001
Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Visual Arts Communications, emphasis on Computer Animation
Junior year Affiliate Student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh: Computer Animation Major

Publicity Committee Chair: Westminster College Student Alumni Association
Student Facilitator: Westminster College Titan Traverse Adventure Program
Student Supervisor: Creations Youth Program: New Wilmington Presbyterian Church

Omicron Delta Kappa: The National Leadership Honor Society
Pi Sigma Pi Academic Honorary: Westminster College Deans List recognition
Presidents List & Deans List: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: High School, College, Graduate
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $30.00 to $40.00
Sliding Scale: No.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 1-2 years
Students Tutored: 10-25 students
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented, Home Schooling
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: Visual Arts Communications
School: Westminster College; Art Inst. of Pgh
Teacher Certification: No