Design & Technical Tutoring

Businesses, Students, Seniors & Children

DESIGN & TECHNICAL TUTORING

Since starting my business in 2016 I’ve been asked if I do tutoring. Although I have no qualification in this area I think I’m pretty good explaining technical and design skills in a simple understandable language.

I cannot provide you with a computer and software for lessons but have a large meeting room that I could fill or just do one to one lessons.

I work on the PC so couldn’t help with keyboard skills on the Mac but the software and technical skills outside this are pretty much the same on any computer or phone. A deposit is required too.

All you would need to do is either phone me or email to book in some dates.

Pricing below:

Businesses: £15 per hour or or my day rate £100
Students: £12 per hour
Seniors: £10 per hour
Children: £12 per

PERSONAL PROFILE

With heaps of passion for technology and design, and bags of experience working with fantastic brands such as Microsoft, Moben Kitchens, Barbarians FC, Motorola and much more. I Design mostly marketing material I am also skilled in web development and email development.

CORE APPROACH

Effective interpersonal and communication skills: Understanding what is required and what is achievable is fundamental to delivering effective results.

Artistic flair matched with creative problem-solving capabilities: My talent as an artist, combined with the academic insight gained whilst attaining a degree in the fine art, provides the inspiration for my work.

The ability to plan and organise: This forms an integral part of any product delivery, and is especially important when other parties are involved.

Strong technical skills: I am highly motivated and enthusiastic in my approach to learning about new packages and technology that will enhance my skills.

 

MY HISTORY

After receiving a Fine Art Bachelors Degree with Hons from The University of John Moores Liverpool in 1998, I became very interested in computer arts and during in the last year of the course I followed up my interest by furthering my education via computer software courses.

Before starting Dolce Designer I pursued a successful career as a graphic designer & website designer for 20 years. I worked within marketing/advertising/internet departments and liaised with clients, programmers and marketers. Brands I have worked with include Microsoft, Moben Kitchens, Barbarians FC, Motorola and more.

During this time I began to recognise just how unique my collection of skills were. The majority of my colleagues were 100% interested in creating websites and graphic design, and had no interest in whether the design was making the company a profit, or whether it could be created in a more cost-effective way. Additionally, my colleagues in the business departments were very business oriented but struggled with creativity.

While this was all good experience, I was unable to leverage my business skills under these circumstances. Whilst working at a global financial company (Capify). I was trusted with more management responsibilities when delivering projects.This provided me with the confidence. to entertain the idea of going out on my own, and in time, Dolce Designer was born!

 

PAST EMPLOYMENT

Dates Attended: August 2014 – February 2016.

Position: Full-time/Graphic Designer, Email Developer & UI/UX Designer.

Employer: Capify, UK

Description: I was a confident and enthusiastic designer with a strong background in creating marketing collateral. Responsible for rolling out a global brand and creating the logo. Proven to produce leads with quality design work and handcoding. Involved in the website and email UX/UI

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Date Attended: March 2013 – August 2014.

Position: Full time Role/ Web Designer/Graphic Designer/Marketer/UX Designer.

Employer: JBD Distributors

Description: Creating package design, web designs, front-end development and social media Marketing.

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Date Attended: January 2013 – March 2013.

Position: Full-time Role.

Employer: Decor Group

Title: Brand Manager.

Description: I generated Marketing & Design concepts for many clients including Microsoft within a Graphic Design & Interior Environment.

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Date Attended: 2008 – 2012.

Title: Freelance Projects

Description: Designing for newspaper adverts, magazine adverts, website banners, flyers, brochures and posters.

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Date Attended: June 2005 – July 2006.

Title: Lead Web Designer

Company Name: MX Data Full-time.

Lead Designer within a growing software company that involved, working effectively with the manager and clients to negotiate and agree on brand identity whilst hand-coding CSS/XHTML/J-Query when needed.

Main projects undertaken included:

Bentley – PDA/Mobile game (Released on Motorola phones)

RAC – PDA/Mobile icons (Released on Motorola phones)

World Cup Planner Website – Comment from Siemens saying they were “very, very impressed” by the football game. He actually used the words “blown away”!

Please contact for the larger version of this CV.

COURSES

Date Attended: March 2017 Course Duration: 1 day Course Title: How to become a more effective and confident net-worker Location: Business Growth Hub Manchester
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Dates Attended: January 2017 Course Duration: 1 day Course Title: Market Research Masterclass Location: Business Growth Hub Manchester

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Dates Attended: January 2017 Course Duration: 1 day Course Title: Sales Masterclass Location: Business Growth Hub Manchester

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Dates Attended: January 2017 Course Duration: 1 day Course Title: Branding Location: Business Growth Hub Manchester

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Dates Attended: November 2014. Course Duration: 2 days Course Title: Advanced Word Press Location: MadLab Manchester

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Dates Attended: March 2014 – August 2014. Course Duration: 3 months. Course Title: Module 3, Stakeholder, CIM Marketing certificate. Location: St Johns Manchester College

THIS COURSE HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED IT HAS TWO MORE MODULES TO PASS

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Date Attended: September 2013 – October 2013. Course Duration: 3 months. Course Title: Module 4, Research of information, CIM Marketing certificate. Location: St Johns Manchester College

THIS COURSE HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED IT HAS TWO MORE MODULES TO PASS

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Dates Attended: May 2003 – July 2003. Course Duration: 10 days. Course Title: Designing Relational Databases using SQL. Location: University of Salford

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Dates Attended: November 2000. Course Duration: 5 days. Course Title: Real Time 3D Modelling with 3DS Max. Location: University Salford

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Dates Attended: October 2000 – October 2000. Course Duration: 5 Evenings. Course Title: Intermediate Javascript. Location: IDEA Centre, University of Manchester

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Dates Attended: September 1997 – December 1997. Course Duration: Twice a week Course Title: Multimedia and Design Location: CDSTfe Economic Development, College Diploma, 36 Slater Street, Liverpool

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Dates Attended: April 1997 – May 1997. Course Duration: Twice a week. Course Title: Internet skills training: Location: University of Liverpool.

EDUCATION

Date: Sept 1993 -May 1996
Course title: FINE ART- BA HONS DEGREE
Location: Liverpool John Moores University

Date: Sept 1990 -March 1993
Course title: BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA
GENERAL ART & DESIGN

Course title: GCSE Ceramics

Location: North East Worcestershire College

Date: Sept 1987 -March 1999
Course title: G.C.S.E ENGLISH, MATHS & ART
Location: North East Worcestershire School

You can find my CV with a more detailed history of my background by contacting me, where I can send you an in-depth CV in detail and certificates.