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Buddy Franco - Freelance Art & 3D Graphic Design
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My name is Buddy Franco, I am a Creative Mind - 2D/3D Artist. My focus is on becoming an Environment Artist but I feel my talent could venture off into other areas of art as well. I could assist on many projects ranging from Graphic Designing, Photo Editing/Restoring, Video Editing, Storyboarding, Animating, and 3D Modeling/Texturing. I see every project as an opportunity to learn and I will complete every task without disappointment. A few of my personality traits include, interpersonal skills, fast workflow, great at multi-tasking, communicates ideas well, works well in teams, fast learner, Very observant, great at prioritizing, and very punctual.
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Anna Thibodeaux - Freelance Article Writing, Book Writing, Copywriting, & Writing
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4.5
4 Skills
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- More than 20 years of proven experience in media. I'm an award-winning writer, editing and project manager who has worked in newspapers, magazines, websites and digital publications. My coverage has extended from investigative writing for newspapers to trade writing for magazines to developing special sections and publications for B2B that grew audiences and readers. - As a project manager, I've managed and completed large projects such as special publications and special sections, as well as wrote and designed promotional collateral such as advertising and e-newsletters for print and online. - Experienced in software, including CMS such as Saxotech, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, Caspio, as well as various programs in video editing, website construction and editing. - Proven telecommute worker who has completed numerous projects that included writing stories about healthcare, high-tech and military, as well as contributed to and aggregated two B2B e-newsletters.A current client is U.S. Healthcare Journals where I just completed a 2,000-word story on advances in cancer therapy. - Worked individually and as a team member. - Currently writing, designing and packaging a book as a one-stop shop for Amazon publishing.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Amany sh - Freelance Arabic Translation & HR Management
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5.0
2 Skills
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Abilities and skills to apply research methods to human resource functions. Consults with business leaders on solutions to improve the effectiveness of their organization through organizational diagnosis on people, systems, and structure. Uses a variety of progressive human resources models and tools that identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps to prepare current and future leaders for the organization. Provides consultative support and project management for key talent management initiatives such as; talent identification, leadership assessment, succession planning, and development planning. Using quantitative analysis and secondary research to recruit and select employees to meet organizational goals. Other skills include forecasting, evaluation of selection tests, application of selection tests, interviewing techniques, techniques to assess training program effectiveness, job evaluation methods, and external labor market analysis. 2000-2006 Raya Holding Cairo, Egypt From 2005-2006 Recruitment & training Senior Supervisor • Maintain an updated roster of participant placements and potential job opportunities • Responsible for effective and fast recruitment processes both internally and externally. • Responsible for providing current recruitment knowledge and trends within the market overall and also for multinationals. Active use of recruitment tools: job flow – hire system …. Work closely with assigned business’ HRMs to deliver recruitment needs. • Suggest proper media for approaching the right caliber candidates. • Follow up and coordinate with recruitment channels. • Execute prescreening and/or final phone/face to face interviews for junior & mid level posts & senior posts. • Supports all parties in concern with Tests results & assessment • Submit candidates’ offers and follow up on software until placing. • Supervise & interact closely with staffing coordinator to coordinate with universities, events in relation to targeted hires. • Proactive coordination with departments for interviews • Supervise & interact closely with staffing coordinator in charge of assigned hires as well as continuous follow up with on-boarding. • Support HRMs with weekly update on recruitment progress • Report weekly and when required to recruitment & staffing regional management for progress update and further instructions. • Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials. • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills. • Monitor, evaluate and record training activities and program effectiveness. • Attend meetings and seminars to obtain information for use in training programs, or to inform management of training program status. • Coordinate recruitment and placement of training program participants. • Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, and handouts. • Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen. • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, and/or consultation with managers, instructors or customer representatives. • Select and assign instructors to conduct training. From 2003-2005 Compensation & Benefits Specialist • Revising Six Companies Payroll • Executing Salary Surveys • Establishing and Studying benefits Plans • Analyzing and Establishing Companies Annual Business Plans • Generating reports for Actual Expenses versus Business Plan • Ensures that all transactions and reports are processed according to internal procedures and guidelines. • Administers the monthly payroll generation and ensures that all transactions (including attendance, advance, deductions...) are entered and updated on the system, as well as monitors and controls the log sheet. • Contributes to the development and/or implementation of projects in order to support the ongoing development of Compensation & Benefits' provision and standards. • Ensures company's compliance with internal laws and procedures. • Reviews and controls the grading system for Shops and Head Office employees, as well as for new positions. • Prepares management information reports in order to ensure that Senior Management has the needed information to support strategic decision-making. • Ensures accurate and on-time submissions of all Ministry of Finance forms and reports. • Prepares the manpower planning budget information for all departments. • Prepares and reviews employees' benefits along with the HR Manager/C&B Manager. • Reviews C&B policies and procedures and submits recommendations when necessary. • Analyzes and audits payroll reports before sending them to the HR Manager, as well as audits and approves the necessary reports before sending them to the Accounting department. • Verifies and monitors all kinds of employees' letters (bank, embassy, recommendation, employment, social security...) before obtaining the signature from the authorized personnel. From 2002-2003 Human Resources Coordinator • Working independently under the direction of the Human Resources Manager. • Assist in the administration and implementation of effective human resource processes. • Coordinate benefit and payroll issues within the Corporate HR. • Plan and coordinate the employ activities. • Maintain the employee records. • Utilize and maintain employee records for payroll and generate appropriate reports. • Handle arrangements for training events. • Maintain the Role Profiles with the various departments. • Provide support for the job posting and selection process. • Analyze characteristics of work environment. Perform job, task, or content analysis. Write performance objectives and measures. • Preparing and calculating all data required for payroll. 2000–2002 Yalla Online Cairo, Egypt Human Resources Assistant • This position is responsible for the maintenance of the HR database. • Conducting new employee orientation. • Preparing new hire letters and packets. • Completing employment verifications/reference, benefits administration. • HR file maintenance, organization of corporate cultural initiatives, recruiting coordination, and other projects as assigned. • Handle multiple administrational tasks. 1991–2000 Sakhr Software Cairo, Egypt Technical Writer • Translating software user guides and all other Documentation (Help Section) from English To Arabic and From Arabic to English. • Writing and Proof reading, English and Arabic text for all other Software advertising documentations (Packages text, newsletters, press releases, demos. • Editing, proof reading English and Arabic websites content. • Coordinating with media resources, magazines, newspapers, and ensuring to provide them with required materials and providing us the desired output. • Preparing presentations for different applications. July 2010 University of Phoenix CA, USA ? Masters of Business Administration Degree with Human Resources Concentration. GPA: 3.5 2003-2004 American University in Cairo Cairo, Egypt ? Human Resources Management Diploma Graduated. GPA: 3.8 1987-1991 Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt ? B.A., English Literature ? Graduated with Grade Good
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jesse Musto - Freelance Illustration & Comic Art
51
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5.0
2 Skills
$50
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My name is Jesse Musto and I am a 2009 graduate of Kutztown University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Design with a concentration in Illustration. My primary focus is creating two-dimensional imagery by means of free hand techniques and digital rendering. Resume Qualifications Professional and comprehensive knowledge of Macintosh and PC platforms. Extensive working experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, Powerpoint, and Microsoft Office. Comprehensive sense of layout and design. Extensive experience in image rendering and manipulation. Disciplined work ethic, strong organizational skills and facility with a variety of illustration media. Field Experience Logo and Identity design 2011-2013 GoGirl Cosmetics Lampman Design Green Acres Farm Phoenixrizing, Inc. Scratch Bakehouse Fitness Nutrition Commissioned cover art for international journal The Coleopterists Bulletin, September issue - 2009 Winner of the Terry Boyle Senior Illustration Award – 2009 Nominated for the Donald Breter Outstanding Senior Illustration Award – 2009 Created double-page spread for Kutztown University Magazine “O.C.D The C.D. Survival Guide” – 2008 Winner of the Cider Press of America Award for Most Detailed Illustration, Luzerne County Community College Student Exhibition – 2006 Student Editorial Illustrator for The Times Leader Newspaper and The Sunday Times – April 2005 Education Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA B.F.A. in Communication Design 2009 Concentration: Illustration Certifications Visual Communications Advisory Board Member ITT Technical Institute, Dunmore PA Certified in Digital Painting by the Computer Graphics Masters Acadamy Work Experience Solid background in service, interpersonal skills and team building. Gemstone Print & Paper, Wilkes-barre, PA Production Artist Golden Technologies, Old Forge, PA Technical Service Representative Foxhill Country Club, Exeter, PA Wait Staff and Grounds Crew The Highlands at Newberry, Dallas, PA Wait Staff, Host and Grounds Crew Hoyt Library, Kingston, PA Page, Patron Service Provider References Available upon request. Online Portfolio http://www.jessemusto.blogspot.com
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Marie Snyder - Freelance Article Writing & Creative Writing
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Objective ________________________________________ Seek an opportunity to utilize my education, skills & passion to effectively and creativly write articles, non-fiction and poetry OR teach these skills to others Highlights of Qualifications ________________________________________ • Multi-disciplinary teaching experience with students K-12, and Freshman-Junior College • Merit in proofreading large numbers of essays in a short period of time • Strength in creative writing, poetry, and non-fiction writing • Proficient in reading quickly and effectively broad diversity of writing • Extensive experience using and editing on computer software with Microsoft Word and Excel Education ________________________________________ Northern Arizona University Graduate Student M.A. Sustainable Communities. Flagstaff, AZ. Projected graduation date: May 2012 Emphasis in Creative Writing, Botany and Community Development GPA: 3.82 in core curriculum to date Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan Graduated, May 2008 B. A. in English Literature & minor in Writing GPA: 3.64 Naropa University, Boulder, CO: Jack Kerouac Summer Writing Program. Summer 2007 Relavant NAU Coursework: Elements of Communities SUS 695 Place and the Personal Essay SUS 599 Environmental Research and Reporting JLS 440 Oral Ecological Histories of Colorado Plateau SUS 599 Visions of Good and Sustainable Communities SUS 601 Environmental Sociology SOC 633 Community, Technology and Values SUS 602 Prospectus Development SUS 599 *official transcript available upon request Scholarships/ Awards Tuition Waiver Scholarship Spring 2011 Burkowski Academic Scholarship Recipient 2004-2008 Aquinas Women’s Golf Scholarship 2004-2006 Lambda Iota Tau, English Literature Honors Society 2008 M.E.A.P Scholarship Recipient 2004-2006 Aquinas College Deans List 2004-2008 Northern Arizona University Deans List 2009-2012 Volunteer/ Educational Experiences ________________________________________ • Greenbuild Conference presenter/volunteer, Phoenix, AZ November 2006 • Water Braiding Conference volunteer, (Hopi Science vs.: Western Sciences) April 6 & 7, 2009 • Grand Canyon National Park volunteer, October-November 2009 • Willow Bend Environmental Education Center volunteer, September 2010- May 2011 • The Nature Conservancy volunteer, Block Island, RI, November 2011 • English Literature and Irish History study in rural Connemara, Ireland in winter/spring 2007 Experiences and Work History ________________________________________ Work Experience: Flagstaff Unified School District. Flagstaff, AZ, January 5, 2011- present Substitute Teacher Supervisor: Madelyn Trillo, Substitute Teacher Supervisor and Human Resources Administration (928) 527-6075 • Supervision of classroom activities, presentation of lesson plans, assisting in homework or class work and provide aid to struggling students. Includes recess duty, lunchroom duty, and afterschool supervision. • Ability to work with students K-12 in a variety of classroom environments. Inclusive of special needs students of all ages. GreenM2. Megchelen, Netherlands. July 12, 2012- August 30, 2012 Native Plant and Design Apprenticeship Supervisors: Nico Wissing, Owner, Landscape designer and plant specialist (088)-100-1800 must dial 00 + 1 and Margriet Los, Design Team and Administrative Assistant e-mail: m.los@greenm2.nl • Native Plant Consultant: Created extensive plant lists of native European plants for use in regional garden designs. • Botanical Researcher: Data collection, data entry, data summary and report writing: Compiled data in excel spread sheets for plants of region: height, sun aspect, associated plants, color, and bloom time. • Design Apprentice: Researched garden design techniques inclusive of shape, color, life processes of non-native plantings, and did extensive research into cultural significance of specialized plantings. • Photo documenter. Photographed hundreds of native and non-native species for documentation in Netherlands and Eastern Germany. Extensive experience utilizing digital camera and computer programs that work with digital camera. • Writer: Rewrote existing English documents and reports to be grammatically correct for international publication. • Presentation: Presentation to moderate size groups of ideas with PowerPoint, multi-media, and diverse computer programs • Gardening World Cup 2011, Nagasaki, Japan. Helped design team with floral selection, media publication and written philosophical statement. GreenM2 won Bronze medal in competition. Island Landscape and Maintenance. Block Island, RI. Landscape Maintenance and Design Assistant, Native and Non-native Plants. May 20, 2011- July 5, 2011 and September 25, 2012- November 2, 2011 Supervisor- Judith Fucci, Owner, Landscaper (401) 399-2588 • Landscape crew: Hand or mechanical weed removal, hedge and tree pruning, raking, delicate floral trimming, mulch application, and manual edging of a wide variety of gardens. • Design assistant: Assisted manager/owner in creating effective planting schemes suited for individual clients based on geographical location, light exposure, and other environmental factors. • Plant Identification: Helped identify unknown native and non-native species in clients yards Flagstaff Native Plant and Seed. Flagstaff, AZ, May 7, 2009- April 15, 2011 Plant Sales and Care Technician, Native Plants. Supervisor- Nigel Sparks, Owner, Native Plant Specialist (928) 853-8333 • Plant Sales Technician: Broad knowledge of native and non-native plants on the Colorado Plateau, assist customers in making floristic assessment for home location. Provide friendly, prompt and educated responses to customer questions. • Able to make educated predictions about pest or disease problems, soil conditions, canopy conditions, vegetation type based on customers description of issue or location. • Go to person for unknown plant identification inclusive of native and non-native species, often brought unknown plant species from people across Northern Arizona for identification • Grower/caretaker • Grounds maintenance • Knowledge of agricultural plants, seeds, proper planting times, soil types and overall care for high altitude gardening. • Working knowledge of plant databases, web resources and literature appropriate for identification • Often worked independently on projects and solo management of daily operations. The Orme School. Mayer, AZ. September 10, 2009-December 5, 2010 Plant Intern. Native and ornamental identification Supervisor- Bruce Quinn, Director of Sustainability (now former director) (928)-713-0320 • Created an arboretum walk on the Orme School campus. • Made voucher specimens for documentation and collected extensive material for identification • Organized a joint effort between Orme and NAU students to create cold frames/hot beds and compost bins for the Orme School • Collaborate with David Hutchens, former Director of Sustainability and Bruce Quinn, current Director of Sustainability to create more sustainable curriculum i.e. seed collection, land use, water use, local plant material collections etcetera. Northern Arizona University - Geography, Planning and Recreation Department, Flagstaff, AZ. August 18, 2009-May 10, 2010 Teaching Assistant/ Grader Salary: Tuition Waiver and $15/hr, 10 hrs/wk Supervisors: Dr. Pam Foti Ph.D (928) 523-6196 and/or M.A. Rosanna Marieke Taney (928) 523-3435 • Teaching Assistant/Grader, first appointment: First semester, assist Pam Foti, Ph.D. in grading papers and aid students in Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) 346W, junior level writing course for Parks and Recreation majors at NAU. • Teaching Assistant/Grader, second appointment: Second semester assist Rosanna Marieke Taney in grading papers and attending and grading in class presentations in PRM 252 and grading papers for PRM 360 and PRM 452. National Park Service North Rim GRCA in conjunction with Environmental Monitoring Association (EMA). Flagstaff, AZ May 20, 2009-October 25, 2009 Native Seed and Plant Technician Supervisor: Patricia West, Landsward Institute Program Coordinator (Formally EMA) (928)-523-0736 and Janice Busco, GRCA Park Horticulturist, Janice_Busco@nps.gov • Native seed and plant collection: Collected native plant material for current and future restoration projects within Grand Canyon National Park • Outreach: assistance and leadership with volunteer groups, • Education and presentation: to large group of GRCA Supervisors and staff with PowerPoint presentation • Presentation at the Greenbuild Conference in Phoenix, AZ to large group of diversified leaders in the Green movement • Endangered species work: contributed to the preservation of the federally endangered Sentry Milk-vetch at the South Rim • Recreational site monitoring • GPS/ Map reading and data recording in field • Composed extensive scientific report on project now documented in the Grand Canyon Museum as well as the Landsward Institute archive Masonpro, Inc. Northville, MI, August 2, 2000-December 10, 2008 Truck Driver, Forklift Operator, Grounds Maintenance and Administrative Assistant Salary: $11/hr, 10-40hrs/wk Supervisor: Tony DeCia, Sales Consultant and Driver Manager (248) 347-3824 • Administrative Assistant/ Merchandising: Greeting customers, answering phones, filing and prepping advertisement for distribution.
Peoria, Arizona, United States
Ruth J.Fomba - Freelance Audio Editing & CD Design
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3.0
2 Skills
$9
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i wrtie song every nigth that my big dream i never have and i was young arge i like all music every artis i want to get paid to wrtie song i will get paid every friday i will be come so rich to have big money. jamiela r.fomba 131 sanit nicholas aveune apt 17e new york ny 10026
New York, New York, United States
Liam Barry - Freelance Illustration & Portrait Art
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5.0
2 Skills
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I am a post graduate, London based, illustrator. I graduated from my Illustration degree from the University of Brighton in 2007 and have since been working freelance as a designer/illustrator. This work has allowed me to become familiar dealing with clients and other designers on a regular basis, being polite, helpful and reliable. It is always a great feeling to help other to realize their creative ideas! I am interested in the opportunity to be able to use my skills to aid other design projects, whilst also gaining valuable experience in a creative workplace and exploring new ideas and ways of working. I enjoy working within a team and being able to support others, but also feel confident when left to complete tasks that require initiative by myself.
Waltham Cross, Hertford, United Kingdom
Angela Meuwsen - Freelance Book Design, Graphic Design, Billboard Design, Package Design, & Print Ad Design
40
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4.2
12 Skills
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FREELANCE DESIGNER CURRICULUM VITAE OF MS ANGELA LOUISA CHRISTIANA JOHANNA MEUWSEN Melville • Tel: +27 11 673 2363 • Mobile: +27 82 735 2169 • Email: meuwsena@me.com PROFESSIONAL PROFILE An accomplished and innovative Senior Level Management Professional with in excess of 15 years’ experience across diversified Creative Directorship roles. Furthermore offering cross-cultural experience and global footprint exposure in all aspects of: Design Project Management | Translation of Marketing Objectives into Creative Strategies | Corporate Identity Design, Turnaround, Strategy Planning and Implementation | Creative Brand Enterprise Architecture | Strategic Communication Solutions | Capacity and Stakeholder Relations | Regional and General Management | Finance and Budget Management | Leadership, Guidance and Mentoring | Training and Skills Development. Possesses a forward-thinking ability to build strategic partnerships, acquire elite contracts and conclude simultaneous Design projects on time and within budget. Presents a positive and industrious drive to achieve and surpass set goals and objectives by always delivering high standards of service excellence in line with the organisational vision. Equally exhumes leadership through example, ensuring that all staff has a passionate approach to their work, clients and suppliers. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: • Currently providing a consistent flow of services for Agencies such as, HKLM, Overend, INCE, Black Khaki as well a some small direct clients in a freelance capacity • Nebank’s Annual Report: Won the companies Secretary on Best Reporting on the JSE Altron first truly interactive integrated annual report in print, Ipad and online. • Exceeded regional profit of 1 million for typesetting in addition to reducing the loss in the design sector from R560k to R56K within a one year period. • Esteemed as highly successful within the rewriting, as well as the implementation of significant workflow. • Incemotiv: Securing of high revenue clients such as Clover, Hudaco, Wilderness, Nedbank and various other clients | Set up an integrated studio with Typesetting, design and new media within one year | Winning the internal communications account for Vodacom | Winning the online media campaign for Avios | Design knowledge on King III reporting, Best practice and GRI reporting | Creating of client brief form, avoiding misunderstandings | Daily application of effective time management resulting in meeting of tight deadlines in high pressure environment | Efficiently running a studio with 12 team members whilst maintaining a hands on role. • Russel and Associates: Successful creation of client brief form voiding misunderstandings | Remaining updated in GRI principles including Carbon Footprint reduction through paper selections and cost effective measures for printing and paper selections and separating design- from typesetting quotes | Implementing cost effective thinking and continuous research on improving product information and cost effective printing | Winning Sasol Annual report based on creative design presented | Winning Mondi Annual Report including securing of additional contract retainer plus Annual Report for 2011 | Securing of high revenue client [Harmony Gold] including maintaining of contract through annual pitch over the past 5 years | Achieved the Vancouver Travel Award for Harmony Annual Report awards | IABC, Gold Quill Excellence Award, Harmony Annual Report 2005 | Golden Loerie Finalist, Harmony Annual Report 2005 | Golden Loerie Award, Snakes Alive Safety Programme 2004. CONFERENCES: • Design Indaba, Johannesburg Annual | Band and Branding For Good, 2009 | The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit 2009, 2010, 2011 | IABC Conference, 2006 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: • Business Women’s Association | Regular Attendance of Mobi-Monday | Member of Dinner 27 | Lecturing on Small Business Marketing | Lecturing Students on Presentations and Portfolio Presentation. PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS: • Strategic communicator through considering of issues, content, level of communication and timing at all levels and within all culture groups. • Action orientated within results driven organisations. • Detail orientated with the ability to see the bigger picture. • Executive management: Identify measure, analyse, improve and control. • Negotiation and persuasion talent; senior management, executive and director level. • Extensive communication and interpersonal etiquette; clients, supplier, organisation employees, managers and peers. • Focused on absolute customer satisfaction. • Relationship building talent; inspire loyalty and trust. • Creating and driving change and innovation. • Leadership and people management; leading with professionalism and integrity. • Control of superior performance, adhering to quality standards. • Demonstrate effective self-management. • Aptitude to work within a team environment and also individually. • Ability to work co-operatively with others to achieve common goals. • Willingness to learn and share knowledge. • Computer Proficiency: Quark Express 6.5 | Freehand MX | Indesign CS4 CS6 | Photoshop | Photoshop CS6 | Illustrator CS6 | Indesign | MS Word & MS Excel | HTML | Dreamweaver | Flash. CREATIVE DIRECTORSHIP ACUMEN: • Determines the best ways to visually represent the company’s identity online inclusive of comprehensive development of high-level concepts for design projects. • Operating with internal and external clients, pitching designs, and understanding client needs. • Administering the recruiting and managing of third party design firms, as well as internal design resources. • An instrumental lead of creative solutions within routine sessions for project kick-offs. • Directing multiple projects from concept through completion. Apply best practices in user interface and interactive design, including image optimization and site mapping. • Conceptualising creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance brand strategy. • Establish creative direction for the entire line of online services and programs. • Supervise and inspire the creative team of vendor partners; generate multiple concepts for a campaign or project. • Hold professional affiliations with diversified account/strategy teams in support of unique concept designs in presentation/pitching to elite clientele. Furthermore provide quality control over concepts and projects. • Employs sound management experience working with large-scale web sites, e-marketing, and advertising. • Possesses a thorough understanding of interactive communications and delivery systems, processes, and user interface design as well as industry best practices. • Presents proficient expertise in layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations of the web, and displays an ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and develop innovative motion graphics solutions. • A strong working knowledge of experience design, brand development, interactive commerce and creative process. • Print and web design capabilities: experienced in working in both media for integrated campaigns. LEADERSHIP & COACHING: • Steer organisational leadership and business management, with strong ability to manage teams in highly demanding circumstances. • Bringing out the best in others by demonstrating a personal leadership and furthermore establishing direction and building an intellectual alignment. • Creation of a dynamic environment orientated to trust, creative thinking and cohesive team effort. • Coach and assist team member’s development, resolving dysfunctional behaviour. • Encourage constant improvement and focus teams on tasks at hand. EDUCATION DETAILS Certificate HTML and CSS; Intoweb, Johannesburg, SA, 2010 Metaphysical Life Coaching and Neuro-Linguistic Programming; Patterns of Excellence and Academy of Metaphysics, SA, 2008 Senior Certificate / Matric; The Kruin High School, 1988 COURSES COMPLETED Diploma Studio Business and Computer Graphics; Platt College, Southern California, 1994 Certificate in Freehand; Masterpages, Johannesburg, SA, 1992 Certificate in Quarkxpress; Learning Connection, Johannesburg, SA, 1992 National Diploma Graphic Design and Advertising; Art Foundation, Johannesburg, SA, 1991 CAREER SUMMARY EMPLOYMENT Name of firm Incemotiv, South Africa Designation Creative Director Period of work June 2010 to July 2012 Key Performance Area: ? Drive the successful application of ingrained acumen and global experience within management of a division responsible for translating marketing objectives into creative strategies, designs and plans for multi-faceted communications consultancy primarily for JSE and ALTX listed companies. Major Clientele Synopsis: ? Telkom | Clover | Business Connection | Afgri | Adcock Ingram | Massmart | Vodacom | Wilderness, Monte Casino, Royal K9, Parastatals, ARB, Nedbank, Hudaco, Hospitality Fund, Phalaborwa mining, RBH | Super Group | Bosch | Liberty | Mercantile Bank | Astral | African Bank. Creative Projects Dossier: ? Corporate Identities | Annual Reports | Financial and Corporate Advertising | Packaging | Branding Brochures | Exhibitions | Web Design including conceptualising Storyboards, and below the line advertising. ? Plays a pivotal role in committing to continuous learning and researching new trends including remaining aware of competitor’s developments. ? Creates sustainable support pertaining to diligent attendance of executive planning meetings and participating in brainstorming and strategizing sessions, including offering recommendations for change to the creative function in order to meet changing market prerequisites. Additionally responsible for directing complex photo sessions. Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Instrumental in transforming client’s prospects into contracted appointments through forming of strategic alliances and professional business communications, whilst ensuring total adherence to ethical conduct. Key Roles & Accountabilities [continued]: ? Successfully strengthening lasting relationships with valuable clientele to high levels of trust and loyalty, through the efficient application of listening and hearing skills during extensive client contact including: Assisting elite clientele with articulating customer messages, proficient development of high-level concepts for design projects and pitching of strategic communication solutions to attain client and company objectives, the display of leadership during daily hands-on management, mentoring, and enforcing of company strategic goals within the division. ? Predominantly accountable for collaborating and contributing towards the creative process as the leader of a creative team complement of: five Designers, three Freelance Designers, four DTP and three Freelance Mac operators, eight Photographers, a Traffic Manager, three Project Managers, and five Sales staff members. ? Play a predominant role within performance management and development of talent by creating diversified opportunities: Industry conference attendance, promoting personal client contact, monthly team-building days focussed on design and creativity, equally facilitating and prompting the enhancement of optimum business exposure. ? Administer the compiling, implementing and monitoring of annual and quarterly budgets. ? Proficiently conducts cost negotiations, relationship development and reviewing of contracts with external suppliers, ensuring the establishment of high commitment. ? Ultimately liable for sourcing, researching and liaising with printers and paper houses. ? Generate successful execution of multiple projects and acts as creative lead on key projects, from conception to delivery. Furthermore directing the work of peers and vendors in line with strategic/creative objectives and overall organisational vision. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Name of firm Russell & Associates, South Africa Designation Creative Director Former promotion Creative Director [Freelance] Period of work December 2004 to June 2010 Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Attentively exercises an ingrained understanding and global experience within management of division responsible for translating marketing objectives into creative strategies, designs and plans for multi-faceted communications consultancy primarily in the natural resources sector. Creative Director: ? Efficiently performed all of the same duties as above. ? Dynamic leadership of a creative team consisting of: five Designers, one DTP New media and two Freelance Mac Operators, three Photographers, two Estimators, and three Account Executives. ? Client Summary: AngloGold Ashanti, Mondi, Harmony, Hospice, Ivanhoe, Aquarius Platinum, Craton Capital, Wildekawe Onions, Impala Platinum, Temptations, DHSA, Mercedes Benz, Mvelaphanda, Edin Mining, Veremo Mwana, Northam, RBH, Xstrata, SSC, Web•Simplicity, Supa Mix, Interpark, and MyMSP. Creative Director [Freelance]: • Conducted expert project management from concept creation through to completion of all studio projects including: Packaging, corporate identity development, POS & advertising. • Directed communications with Account Managers to ensure correct collaboration of all information including set deadlines. • Was ultimately liable for proficient management, coaching and support of the Creative Design Team including Artists, designers, copywriters, and photographers. • Skilfully developed and maintained relationships with new and existing clients as well as suppliers. • Consistently remained abreast of new trends and developments through regular attendance of Australasian conferences and exhibitions. • Proactively developed and executed a new job number system for pre-press proof checking and protocols and equally signing off of jobs destined for printing. • Played an instrumental role in administering the entire printing process, including : Setting up of RFP’s for printing contracts, Sourcing and selecting printers and print brokers, Negotiating favourable fees and setting quality standards, Selecting printers for web, offset, screen and specialist printers across New Zealand & Australasia, Final approval of projects before printing, and efficient delivery on deadlines. • Successfully standardised the Nutra-Life, Kordel’s, Balance, Nutra-Life Sports range and external brand on an international scale. Name of firm 121 Creative Designation Senior Designer Period of work October 2000 to April 2002 Key Roles & Accountabilities: • Conceptualised and executed project management across the company’s studio assignments. • Led extensive liaisons with clients, copywriters, photographers, production houses and printers. • In control of non-programming creative designing of web page layouts. • Actively chaired campaign development meetings with the design teams. • Directed comprehensive analysis and monitoring of budgets including strategic development of campaign to ensure adherence to client objectives and outcome needs. Major Clientele Synopsis: • Zespri | 121 Branding, Purfex | O2 Creative Branding | Ergonomics | Land Rover | Selwyn Logistics | Pacific Retail | Mazda | Advantage | Pedigree. Name of firm Toolbox Design: Bristol, UK Designation Freelance Creative Director, Representing Agencies in UK Period of work January 1997 to August 2000 Key Roles & Accountabilities: • Conducted creative Design Project Management including sourcing, pitching and securing of new business and relationship development with clientele. • Strategically steered projects from design to final artwork and print phases. FORMER EMPLOYMENT SYNOPSIS DDB, South Africa | Saatchi & Saatchi, South Africa, Entry Level Designer Hospice | Twap: T-Shirts with a Purpose, Pro Bona Community Work PERSONAL DETAILS Date of birth, Nationality 14 September 1969, South African [Dual: South African & Dutch. Valid Passport Holder] Languages English | Afrikaans | Dutch Driver’s license Code B Marital status Single Availability Available for freelance and contract work All references and certificates presented upon request.
Melville, Gauteng, South Africa
Joe Fidow - Freelance Song Writing & Music Production
10
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3.0
2 Skills
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i am a songwriter/beatmaker/producer in the (RNB/SOUL/HIPHOP) field and have my own home studio... i have lots of music intrumentals that i have instored for songwriters out there who are looking for that right sound or ideas... if you are looking for music for your project, albulm, ep, etc... or even to write your first song just hit me up!! i also have completed tracks that ive written and produced for anyone that are looking for songs!! peace :)
sydney, New South Wales, Australia
James Peacock - Freelance Animal Illustration, Nature Illustration, Drawing, & Caricature Art
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Chipping out of my student Chrysalis to begin drying out my professional artist's wings. I've picked out all the areas I practice consistently below. For now, this is just as good a place as any to build an online portfolio for the world to see. As I add my work to this site, maybe it will be good enough to flip my 4 - Advanced rating to a 5 - Expert rating.
Nacogdoches, Texas, United States