Graphic Design One-On-One Consulting

This one-on-one session with BDA Instructor Michael Chavez will help you with your graphic design and graphic Design technology related questions. This consulting is perfect for students who have taken some classes already and need more specific help with the software. It is also great for those that need some feedback or help conceptualizing present or future projects. This one-on-one session is designed to help students with specific needs in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. It is also a chance to learn more about Graphic Design related obstacles. For those of you that have already completed the certificate program this is your next step. Together we will fine-tune the visual problems you are having with your design projects along with helping you gain a better understanding of the technology.

Generally held the Third Tuesday of every month. You choose your preferred one-hour time slot!

You MUST indicate in the "notes" field which time slot you prefer during the registration process. BDA staff will follow up and either confirm your reservation (time slot) or work with you to choose another slot. Time slots that have already been reserved are marked as FULL.

Graphic Design

  • Portfolio Preparation
  • Presentation Formatting
  • Industry Deciphering and terminology
  • Typography Do's and Do not's
  • Logo Design
  • Page Layout
  • Collateral Design
  • Branding
  • Identity
  • File Formatting/Saving/Exporting
  • Social media and Web Prep
  • Freelance Strategies
  • File Organization


  • Selections
  • Pen Tool
  • Type Tool
  • Shape Tools
  • Reshaping
  • Illustration for Design
  • Vectoring Techniques
  • Color Swatches
  • Layers
  • CC Libraries
  • Plotting Vector Paths
  • Tracing Sketches


  • Making Selections
  • Photo Adjustments
  • Photo Retouching
  • Photo Prep for Print
  • Photo Prep for Digital Media
  • Resolution adjustments
  • Blending modes
  • Layers
  • Swatches
  • CC Libraries
  • Raster Image manipulation
  • Raster Image Correction


  • Page Layout Setup
  • Preflight Profiles
  • Paragraph Styles
  • Character Styles
  • Nested Styles
  • Object Styles
  • Tables
  • Tabs
  • Exporting for different medias
  • Typography
  • Type Setting techniques
  • Grid Construction
  • Fonts
  • Type kit
  • Swatches
  • CC Libraries

Project Feedback

  • Professional Critique
  • Final Touches before Presentation

Conceptualizing for Projects

  • Project Strategy Brainstorming
  • File Set up
  • Getting your work out there

Consultation Disclaimer

Not all issues can be resolved in one hour. You may need to schedule additional time to come to completion on your project. The BDA consultant may or may not be available for additional hours outside the listed sessions, but he or she can help point you in a direction for additional assistance as needed.
Our Graphic Design expert instructor cannot advise on non-Graphic Design applications or other programs that are not specifically designed for Adobe software platforms.

Presented By Michael Chavez

Michael Chavez

For over a decade, Michael has dedicated his professional life to the art of visual communication through graphic design. Michael Chavez has taught graphic design at various colleges and institutions while also successfully running his own single man design shop. He has also served on the board of AIGA Colorado since 2012. On a daily basis, Michael not only uses the industry standard of design software but he also teaches the use of those programs. He has worked on projects big and small, ranging from branding and identity programs to logo design, collateral, typographic expression, digital illustration and different formatting for print, web, and social media. Michael is a Colorado native who loves letterforms, bicycles, and enjoying the outdoors with his family.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $100.00

Non-Members: $120.00

Available Dates

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