Traditional drawing, sketching, digital drawing, graphic design, photoshop, illustrator and much more!
My name's Kevin Allen. I teach creative technologies and have gained over a decades worth of experience as a graphic designer and digital illustrator in Denver Colorado. Now, I seek to pass on those skills to students of all ages.
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I've loved drawing and painting since I was a kid. But the world has seen so much advancement since then. I had to change my techniques to market myself to a technological world. So, I learned how to merge my skills with technology. Now, I enjoy making comics, character designs, logos, and much more!
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First, and foremost, I work to establish a meaningful lesson for every individual I work with. I acheive this by asking what their interests are, what they hope to acheive, and their long-term goals. Once we've had a moment to orient ourselves with one another, I build a lesson plan that is specifically built for them, their interests, and goals.
I've spent over a decade of my time as a professional graphic designer and digital illustrator. I've worked with Anheuser-Busch, Monster Energy, and other major companies as a designer. Most of my illustration career has been spent in freelance.
Now, I teach professionally as a secondary technology teacher. My primary focus during the school year is to enable my students to combine their creativity with technology in exciting, meaningful, and enriching ways.
My standard going rate is $60 an hour. And, I generally like to spend a minimum of 1 hour with students per lesson. I max out at 4 hours per lesson since I like to have time for my students to reflect on new skills and process them. Too much information can go to waste if you spend more than 4 hours building new connections.
It first began with one-to-one teaching with a few young adults here and there. I found the experience to be very fulfilling and began to seriously consider switching my career.
The principle where I currently teach was looking for a new technology teacher with a focus in graphics. I jumped at the chance and find myself doing it today and loving it!
With Summer around the corner, I want to fill that open time with more one-to-one teaching.
I've worked with middle school, high school, college, and adults in a veriaty of lesson and categories generally focused in creative technologies and drawing.
I love going to plays, concerts, and movies. When I'm not going out and enjoying performances, I play too many video games.
The advice I would offer is to have, at the very least, a goal. Hiring a professional teacher is a great step in improving your skills. However, setting goals and having a clear vision of the obstacles will help you succeed.
Is this skill going to help you professionally?
How will knowing this new knowledge improve my quality of life?
What motivates me to know more about this topic?
What are my strengths?
What are my weaknesses?
Am I prepared to handle honest feedback?