Clare Shields

Photoshop instructor

Based in
London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in London
Clare Shields | Photoshop instructor

Rates: £25 an hour

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I work as a freelance surface designer and Artworker for the international stationary and fashion markets. I have been using photoshop professionally for the last 8 years for photography retouching/manipulation, presentation work and surface designs.

I can teach you

From the basics to get you started and up to intermediate level.

- photo retouching
- colour correction
- repeat design layouts for print
- formats and compression
- manipulation of images
- filters
- presentation work

Above are some examples so let me know of any other tasks I can help you with.


Designer and Production Manager at Lil3birdy

▪ Founded Lil3birdy, paper stationery and homeware brand stocked at numerous outlets including House of Fraser and Graham & Green
▪ Research, design and develop the artwork
▪ Research UK based producers, sample designs and oversee production
▪ Trade with retailers and general public
▪ Manage online shops

Mar 2011

Freelance Surface Illustration Designer and Artworker

Worked in pressured environments to produce surface designs or completed artworker duties for various international print studios who serve the fashion, giftware, interior and stationary industries. Clients include; Caroline Gardner, House of Fraser, Nicholas Oakwell Couture, Secret Sales and Talking Tables.

Aug 2010

Textile Print Designer for Studio 9

▪ Worked to tight deadlines to produce commercial fashion print designs for clients and shows in Europe, the USA, and Asia, including Premier Vision and Direction

Aug 2008 - Aug 2009

Artworker and Marketing Assistant for Eskandar Ltd

▪ Designed concepts and branded looks for seasonal and event cards, business cards, and packaging
▪ Created and refined artwork for collection books and look books
▪ Retouched and colour corrected photographs, prepared proofs, and managed the image library
▪ Involved in the relaunch of the Eskandar website, selecting high-impact imagery
▪ Location scouted, prepared and styled photography shoots (on location, studio, still life, and model) for use in advertisements, catalogues, and websites
▪ Cross-referenced individual wholesale client’s buy against seasonal trends to compile publicity looks

Jul 2008 - Jul 2010

Educational history

Textile Design BA(Hons)

September, 2003 - July, 2007
Scottish School of Texiles (Heriot Watt University)


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Last login: 9 years 23 weeks ago

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