How Does it Work? Upon buying a kit you'll receive a receipt and a confirmation email with access instructions. Logging in is simple and you'll find a page with the video presentation and downloadable project files.
How Does it Work? Like the Web Labs, upon purchase you'll receive a receipt and a confirmation email with access instructions for logging in to access the video lesson and downloadable handout.
Web Labs vs Webinars
What's the difference between the Web Labs and the Webinars? The Web Labs are hands-on kits where you create a project with step-by-step video guidance. The Webinars are online presentations where I'll explain topics using PowerPoint and graphical illustrations.
Why do you teach the same things you sell? Isn't that "giving it away"?
Firstly, yes! But there will always be people who can't or don't want to do-it-themselves. I don't change my car's oil or sew my own clothes. There is still plenty of opportunity to do full-service website and graphic design.
Secondly, In 1997 I took a computer class to help with my typing speed. While waiting for the end of class one day I discovered the rudimentary drawing tools in Word and drew a little dog. The sharp-eyed teacher noticed it and suggested that I might belong in the graphic design classes more than the office class. The next day I made my way to the Mac Lab at San Diego Continuing Education and literally discovered my passion. Even though I had to sheepishly ask a fellow student how to turn on the first Power Mac I'd ever seen, I fell in love with the world of design. Since then I can honestly say that every day I learn something. I am always researching and trying new things either to fulfill a client request or solve a problem of my own. These courses are the product of that ongoing research. One of my favorite things is helping people learn how to work with their websites and I get a lot of satisfaction when I'm able to help someone - especially an older user - do something they've previously struggled with. While I see a lot of people burn out in this work, I've been going strong since 2005 and the only "secret" I can share is that learning is exciting. The more I teach, the more I learn and the more fun I have.
The word dharma and has many meanings. In Buddhism it is often used as "teaching" so Pixel Dharma is the dream I have of combining my enjoyment of learning with the joy I find in teaching. It is my humble attempt to pay it forward and give thanks to the many, MANY people who have helped me along the way - starting with the wise instructor who first turned me on to Photoshop in 1997.