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. . . CHAZ HAWLEY, a self-taught musician and artist, has been involved in graphics, animation, photography and photo restoration for over 20 years. He taught himself (Adobe) Photoshop and (Deneba) Canvas shortly after they first came out in the early 90's. Before computers, his expertise included freehand graphics, painting, photography and darkroom techniques, musical instrument repair and piano restoration.
. . . In 1998, after taking several film classes at De Anza College, he formed a video production company MOSTLY VISIBLE PRODUCTIONS. His work included: fictional shorts, promotional films, documentaries and a 30 min. television pilot. About then a state wide economic decline made film and video work scarce.
. . . After learning Macromedia Dreamweaver in 2000 he began developing web graphics. Macromedia Flash came soon after, adding animation to his website designs. Further instruction included classes in Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk Maya. Additional classes in advanced Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash have been added in the last 3 years.
. . . Samples of his graphic work can be seen on all the websites listed on the main index page, but specifically on Chaz Graphics you will find a portfolio of graphic work. And on Chaz Photos you will find a portfolio of photography and photo touch-up / restoration work.
. . . Currently a freelance web developer, Chaz is also a Multimedia teaching assistant, tutor, and lab technician at Cañada College in Redwood City, CA. Prior to that, he was assisting at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. Chaz is married and lives in San Carlos, CA with his wife, Jackie, and their two cats, Cecil & Caspar.