Josh Bolland's tutoring skills

Design

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  • Proficient: £25 per hour

    Web design, branding, logo design, craft

    Learn skills in a multitude of design tasks, for basic web design through to full branding and user experience creation.

Film-making

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  • Proficient: £25 per hour

    Camerawork, DOP, lighting

    Learn basic or advanced video skills and how to become proficient in lighting techniques like the pros.

Photography

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  • Expert: £25 per hour

    Fashion, studio, portrait, lifestyle, products

    Photography training, lighting training, studio setups and how to capture models in the best light using clever camera tricks

Web Development

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Josh Bolland's summary

Creative Director & professional photographer with over 5 years' experience in digital media and web design. My main area of expertise is in graphic design, photography & moving image. (Canon man) and avid photoshop user. I specialise in portrait, studio & corporate photography, as well as being a moving image camera operator. I work primarily with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign for image manipulation & 2D graphics, plus Adobe Premiere & Final Cut for video editing.

My background stems from work as a freelance studio photographer in 2006 with the responsibility to photograph between 10 - 15 customers per day, in a multitude of different poses, set ups & styles for print. Alongside this I worked on several projects with local councils, schools & independant musicians. I entered into a position at a high school that involved me training a number of key members of staff in the latest digital media hardware & graphic design software, which later led to taking classes of up to 30 pupils ranging from ages 11 - 18. I later went on to several other schools across the borough to train members of staff in these areas alongside setting up J B Cole Ltd.

J B Cole Ltd. has been in operation for just over 2 years and in that time has launched websites for both national and international clients, designed and developed custom online applications and systems, worked for Pepsi on the international Pepsi Refresh project, had photos appear in Vogue and Elle, helped launch a vintage clothing magazine and provided exhibition materials for stands at a variety of ashion and trade shows. My role at J B Cole is to oversee all web-based projects from start to finish with a heavy focus on the usability, and integration between front and back end user experience (UX).

Specialties: Photography, Web Design, UX design, Usability, Creative Development, Brand Development, Art Direction, 2D Graphic Design, Camera Operator, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut

Experience:

Creative director for J B Cole Ltd, helping SMEs and startups communicate more effectively with current and potential clients. We create everything from initial design concepts, logos and branding through to product photography, videos, sites and social media campaigns. Through any project, my tasks typically include: client liaison and creative development; directing brand development; photography & video direction; website design, including: development of user stories, wireframing and prototyping; storyboarding; concept design; UX design.

Over two years we have worked with a diverse range of clients, covering fashion, law, retail, jewellery, athletics, property management, financial services, therapy, local news and business services websites. We tailor all projects to the needs of the client and have worked with companies ranging from solo startups to 100+ employees.

Qualifications

  • A - A Level Media
  • C - A Level Drama
  • C - AS Level Geography
  • C - AS Level Psychology

CRB Check: Yes

Will Tutor:
One to ones: Yes
Groups: Yes
Classes: Yes
Online: Yes

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