Consulting / Training

An adjunct faculty member at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), David teaches Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Lightroom.

David also conducts customized training for individuals and organizations about design, typography, computer applications, and production workflows within the rapidly changing graphic arts industry.

His consulting work includes offering these and other client-tailored services:
  • file conversion from QuarkXPress to InDesign
  • creation of master pages and templates for staff use
  • review and updating of InDesign templates
  • InDesign training for staff art directors
  • assisting professional photographers in switching studio setups from film to digital photography
  • converting print images for use in slideshows and websites
  • scanning and retouching of out-of-print book pages for future reuse
  • file conversion, preflight, and packaging
  • iPad app and Digital Publishing Suite development training
  • conferring with technical staff and ad salespeople about e-magazine/ebook design direction/ramifications

These companies are among those who have used ImageSmythes’ consulting/training services:
  • Reader’s Digest/The Family Handyman
  • Hazelden Publishing
  • Minnetonka School System
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Target Corporation