testimonials

my clients and students have nice things to say about me...

Carl has done everything from business cards and stationery to logo design, custom envelopes and labels, art for magazine print ads, brochures and more. Been really happy with Carl's artistic ability, creativity and results. Pricing has been very competitive too.  I'm at the point that after 20 years of working together with Carl, I no longer bid out my projects.

-Dave G., San Carlos

I recently hired Carl from Tigertype to help me with a client’s scanning and Blurb publishing project. At the onset, my client and I thought this would be relatively straight forward and fast. All I can say is “Thank goodness I found Carl”! The project was much more complicated than we anticipated, and truly needed a professionals experience to produce the kind of book my client desired. The finished product is truly a work of art - and the attention to detail that Carl used is evident throughout the book.

-Liz M., San Carlo

“Carl was truly amazing in his awesome knowledge of the program, his ability to communicate it to me, his real genuine interest in helping me use it myself, and in his commitment to helping me finish my project...He took ownership of the project and treated it as if it was his own. This is rare for any consultant.”

I found Carl through a request I placed on WyzAnt. Several names were given to me, but Carl was the first to respond and I began two hour weekly sessions with him. His knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop is phenomenal and I have learned so much in our first three sessions that I am completely satisfied. Carl also instructed me in many keyboard shortcuts for operating my Mac computer — a real time saver. Carl's manner is gentle, non-judgmental and patient. He adapts his instruction to your needs and desires and I look forward very much to continuing  to work with him. I recommend him very highly as a tutor.

-David C. San Francisco, CA

 

I am very happy with Carl as my tutor. He is very well informed both about LightRoom and Mac operations, he is clear in his instructions and he is agreeable to work with.

- Edwin L., San Francisco, CA

 

Carl is a great computer tutor -- knowledgeable, personable, patient and reliable. In addition to helping me improve my computer skills, he's also a talented graphic designer who has helped me create posters, invitations and yearbook pages using InDesign.

-Juliet W., San Francisco, CA

 

I've had two 2-hour sessions with Carl focusing on a variety of Photoshop techniques (among other Mac and Adobe related topics) and I have nothing but positive comments. Carl was incredibly flexible when it came to setting up a time to meet, he was (and is) available by phone regularly, he is patient, and he is very good at explaining concepts. I had some specific techniques I wanted to learn in a short period of time for a project on which I was working and Carl enabled me to understand them and immediately apply them in my work. I will absolutely set up additional sessions to deepen my understanding of "everything Adobe" and I may even set up a session with my son so he can learn new tricks in iMovie! I highly recommend Carl.

-Cindy G.,

 

“From the start Carl was friendly, professional and genuinely concerned with what my issues were. That is hard to find these days.”

The Mac is a beautiful computer, but it can be hard for beginners and even intermediate users to get past the “How do I ....?” stage. A couple of sessions with Carl have really unlocked the potential of the Macs in our small office. Not only did he solve some tough problems with patience and persistence, he’s shown us how to do all kinds of things that make the Mac faster, easier and a pleasure to use. Carl communicates very well -- at our level -- without jargon and befuddlement. He listens, then digs right in with solutions from a vast store of Mac knowledge and experience. If you need a helping hand with your Macs, Carl may be just the right tutor or consultant for you.

-Emily R. Concord, CA

 

Hi Carl, I am working on a new blog article and as I looked at my last one I realized how pleased I am with my new Photoshop logo for the Disruptive Leadership program. Thank you for bringing my concept to life!

-  Barbara M.

 

Carl provided excellent training to start me on Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, after I had been using Apple iPhoto exclusively for several years. He introduced the key concepts and kept me on track during the session in a logical progression through the fundamentals of Photoshop. Importantly, because he also is a Mac tutor, he gave me useful advice on navigating Photoshop with my MacBook computer. I recommend Carl to anyone who wants to begin using Photoshop to organize, enhance, manipulate and share their photos.

-Rick C. Orinda, CA

 

I knew almost nothing about InDesign, and after one session with him I had enough knowledge to complete my project. He tailored the session to my specific needs and showed me a bunch of tricks along the way. Easy to work with and was there when I needed him. Carl is the way to go for learning InDesign. (Lessons with Rom were conducted remotely via the web)

-Rom P., Hayward, CA

 

I was in a pinch. I had only a couple of hours to learn iMovie so I could make something for a client deadline, and I was also a new Mac user. Thankfully, Carl knew his stuff. Not only could he walk me through the iMovie in a way that made intuitive sense, but he anticipated the questions I had, and showed me all sorts of short-cuts that have made my work beyond iMovie much easier. I found Carl’s approach to be straight-forward, but he also seemed to care that I understood (and could repeat) what he was teaching me.

-Taylor R., Sausalito CA

 

Very patient and conscientious; Carl offered detailed explanations to all questions I asked. I looked forward to our lessons and Carl made it fun and easy to learn new computer skills.

Karen P., San Francisco

Carl was incredibly flexible when it came to setting up a time to meet, he was (and is) available by phone regularly, he is patient, and he is very good at explaining concepts.

Looks good, thanks for your hard work on this, you’ve got some serious talent with Photoshop….

-Peter C. San Francisco, CA

 

I asked Carl to help me at a time when I was stressed and was in a huge time crunch to get a major project finished using the both amazing and incredibly complicated program InDesign, a program in which I had only a very superficial knowledge. Carl was truly amazing in his awesome knowledge of the program, his ability to communicate it to me, his real genuine interest in helping me use it myself, and in his commitment to helping me finish my project. He worked a number of late nights, staying  with me even though he had to juggle other commitments in order to do so. He took ownership of the project and treated it as if it was his own. This is rare for any consultant. I came to see that he has a real and genuine interest in understanding the details of the software and a passion for teaching it. I am sure his knowledge of Photoshop is as profound as his knowledge of InDesign. If you have a project or want to learn about using InDesign, I tell you honestly he is your man  and you cannot get anyone better. It is a gift for me to have found him and he will be that gift for you too.

-David W. San Francisco

“I knew almost nothing about InDesign, and after one session with Carl I had enough knowledge to complete my project.”

Carl is a great tutor — he has helped me with a cluster of issues that were so tangled I thought I'd never fix them. With patience and expertise, he walked me through the maze and we got to a series of solutions together. My work flow has improved and I enjoy my digital photography once again. I highly recommend Carl as a tutor and a problem solver.

-Beverly C. Novato, CA

 

From the start Carl was friendly, professional and genuinely concerned with what my issues were. That is hard to find these days. After a lengthy questioning process about my Photoshop knowledge we decided Carl would come to my shop the next day. He arrived on time and got right to the task. After three hours we decided he would come again the next day for three more hours. After the second day I had a pretty good handle on what I needed to do.

As time has passed, Carl and I have been communicating on a regular basis and he has been instrumental in helping me develop new techniques for my business that will expedite what I do and I have hired Carl to do all my file creations for my new business. If you are a busy professional who needs help, I highly recommend Carl.

Franco F., Martinez

 

Thanks again for you help, I really appreciate having a printing partner. This was always my hope and it is nice to see it happen.

-Sally A., South Bay, CA

 

I have worked with Carl a number of times and he has produced excellent work. His creativity is always beyond my expectations! I explain what I need and send him basic information and he turns it into beautiful artwork. I consider him a great resource and will definitely work with him again.

Armand P, East Bay