over the last 15 plus years, Tom Buhl has always been the first
line of defense in the computer world, imparting wisdom and knowledge.
Don't know how to do it? Call Tom. Can't figure it out by yourself?
Call Tom. Why does this look so bad? Call Tom.
graphic and technical abilities are only surpassed by his incredible
ease with new technologies and more importantly, people. He was
one the first in Santa Barbara to see the benefits and possibilities
of the digital environment and his pioneering spirit allowed the
rest of us to follow.
in the computer classroom or the office, Tom has always been a teacher.
He is capable of patiently explaining the how to's of computer applications,
systems and equipment to both the novice and expert.
impact on the knowledge and confidence we have as digital artists
and teachers today is immeasurable.
the years, my relationship with Tom has ranged from that of student/teacher,
businessman/service provider, fellow competitor, and friend. I have
received Tom's tutelage in areas of design and typography at SBCC
and Adult Education, and in various small seminars programs.
The information is always well organized and clearly presented.
His patience and persistence in assuring that the student comprehends
the material he presents is unparalleled. Tom brings a natural enthusiasm
for his subject and his students, providing courses that are informative
is committed to his own ongoing learning combined with a
generous sharing of that knowledge with others. To this day,
when I donít
know how a particular program functions, or how to solve hardware
problems, I call Tom for his advice.
am thankful for the many ways Tom has contributed to my professional
success and the nationwide reputation I have enjoyed during the
past two decades.
was one of Tom's students in the late 70's in a typesetting design
class. It was during that experience that I grew to love the printed
word, and how to manipulate it on a piece of paper.
that time I have watched Tom grow his business from a small single
person entity to a full scale graphic arts business. I have also
watched Tom transition with the times, moving his business into
the exciting field of education and teaching courses based on his
extensive use and knowledge of multimedia software.
disposition and calm manner are ideal in an educational setting,
and I believe his passion for excellence serves as a prime motivator
for his students. I know it did for me.