My name is Paul and I give lessons to aspiring artists, designers and other creatives wanting to master Illustrator and vector graphics. I begin with teaching the fundamentals of vectors and teach by giving a series of exercises that reveal new areas of the software at a rate that can be understood and built upon.
I was head lecturer Rotterdam SAE college teaching Illustrator among other classes to over 600 students in my time there. Alongside this I ran my own graphic company and have been running another for the past 6 years back here in the UK. I have been using Illustrator professionally for 20 years
SAE AMSTERDAM 1999 - 2000 Diploma Multimedia Certificate
Adobe and Macromedia software, digital design disciplines.
Head Lecturer SAE Rotterdam 2003 - 2009
Head lecturer for the three month Basic Media Certificate course and the one year Web Design and Development Diploma course. Teaching Illustrator among other classes on a weekly basis.
My background includes corporate, agency and freelance graphic design experience, with a history of taking
print, interactive and digital design projects from initial brief to completion. I have worked on national and
international branding and marketing projects, as well as a host of startup and mid-size businesses. 20 years
professional involvement in Graphic Design and Adobe software, from teaching as head lecturer, working
within a team to running my own business.
Creative Director Head of Design - Plymouth May 2014 - Present Building the company from zero and running it for 6 years, creating and maintaining the brand
I have worked with Paul for several years in the web development area. While I did the development, he was the brain behind the design and illustrations, which was what brought our projects to life. Paul is an extraordinary illustrator both on and offline and has already proven his capabilities as a tutor by teaching Adobe Illustrator at the SAE institute in Amsterdam. He has come so much further than that now and owes it to the world to share his talent to eager learners.
Paul rose up from being a star student to one of the best Illustrator instructors we’ve ever had. He’s not only technically gifted, he also has that rare ability to put students at ease and ensure they have fun while they are learning. It would be hard indeed to find a better tutor than Paul.
Paul has many years experience in the illustration and design field. He has a very high reputation and I feel the knowledge he can share with Adobe software is invaluable.
I've worked with Paul for many years, working in Creative Media Education in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. He is a passionate graphic designer, a great teacher and goes the extra mile with his students. I've never met a person who is so in love with Illustrator as Paul does. If you are searching for an Adobe Illustrator teacher, Paul Smith is the go-to person. ~ Dennis
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