Jason Hoppe

Jason Hoppe

Jason Hoppe has been teaching graphic design and production for over 20 years in Seattle. He began his education when paste up and traditional production was transitioning to the computer and embraced the earliest computers and technology. He earned a degree in Advertising and Production and a BFA degree in Swiss Graphic Design.

Being an early adopter of computers, he began using Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark and Pagemaker when they first came out. He moved from NY to Seattle to work in the advertising world and escape the cold and snow.

He started teaching page layout and Photoshop at the Art Institute of Seattle in the ‘90s and found a profound love of teaching. His teaching continues currently at the School of Visual Concepts, LuminousWorks and Seattle Central College. He was the founding instructor of CreativeLive and has created more than 250 videos in graphic design and production.

Jason is an Adobe Certified Expert InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat and an Adobe Authorized Instructor, and was named an Adobe MAX master.

His love of graphic design, infographics, production, photo retouching and illustration keeps him current with all the software with his book, Adobe Illustrator: Course and Compendium from RockyNook. He also writes an Illustrator blog on all things Illustrator at www.jasonhoppe.com.

His love of creation and discovery comes from customizing lawn mowers at an early age and his profound love of cars from the age of 3. Being raised with no television, he channeled his curiosity and energy fixing, restoring and collecting cars since he was 14, and is a self-proclaimed car whisperer.

He lives in Seattle with his partner and three wonderful hairless cats.

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