Drawn by Success Interview – 1/29/16 – Adobe Illustrator 101

It was great finally getting back in touch with the amazing Carlos Castellanos and doing a new episode for Drawn By Success last week. This time instead of being a co-host though I was actually a guest. Here in this interview you’ll have a chance to meet my new team from Askillity.com and learn a little bit more about the friends I have been working with on our upcoming Adobe Illustrator 101 class. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we’ve been doing and I’m looking forward to announcing some of the other new classes we have coming up very soon. We have a very special offer for Drawn by Success listeners so make sure to grab a pencil and paper and jot down the info Kelly talks about toward the end of the interview.

askillity.com logo artMeet the Askillity Team:

Bob Ostrom – Expert Instructor, All around good guy!

bob ostrom photoYou already know me but in case you’re new to this blog my name is Bob Ostrom I am an artist and an expert instructor in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. I offer special one on one coaching and tutoring sessions through this site as well as online classes and in person classes at by appointment. I am also an instructor at Wake Tech Community College here in Raleigh NC. I work with all levels of students from beginner to seasoned professionals. By gearing my lessons specifically toward what my students want to learn we are able to accelerate the learning curve and give them an advantage they can use in their chosen field.

Kelly Phillips WordPress expert, marketing genius.

image kelly phillips with her new book no fear guide to updating wordpressYou may remember Kelly form the interview that Carlos and I did with her a little while back on Drawn By Success called: 5 Steps To Launching Your Creative Business Successfully for more info on Kelly and the services she offers please check out this most excellent interview. You will learn about her Word Press coaching, what she teaches and how you can reach her for expert level advice.

Rob Rode – Co-Expert Instructor

photo expert instructor Rob RodeRob has been immersed in digital media for well over 15 years.  He began in motion picture production—making films!  It wasn’t until the late 90’s when he saw a shift in how digital technology was becoming a major influential factor where tools such as Photoshop were being used to enhance post-production graphics. He spent a lot of time digging into these new tools and while he was having a blast learning new techniques, he also realized that there was even more to learn—and that’s when mastering Photoshop became a priority!

He left my position as Production Lead at a commercial advertising company and dove into an immersive training program that focused on all the Adobe applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere and After Effects.  The training opened his eyes to the many facets of design beyond film making, and he began sharpening his skill set to include print and multimedia work.  he spent countless hours learning everything he could…and pretty soon, was teaching all he had learned to others.

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