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LauraTheriot - Freelance Graphic Design & Illustration
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I am a freelance illustrator, painter, and graphic designer. I graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Graphic Design. I worked as the Visual Brand Director for a prestigious company in New Orleans, La for the past year. My duties included managing the web and mobile sites, designing all packaging, dressing the store windows seasonally, conceptualizing and directing all photo shoots, designing all billboards/ streetcar billboards, designing all advertisements and much more. My illustrations are typically done in pen with the addition of watercolor by I can accommodate many different styles. I draw everything from animals to houses and everything in between! I paint mainly in oil or acrylic and my style leans towards impressionism. I also do many collage and multi media pieces.
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Loretta Spearman - Freelance Fashion Illustration & Technical Project Management
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Loretta Spearman PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MarMac Industries, c/o DuPont Protective Apparel, McBee, SC May 2011 - March 2012 Product Development Engineer for controlled environment and chemical protective apparel for use in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and cleanroom environments. • Product Development: initial product base conceptualization - ranging from apparel, sterile clean room products inclusive of gowns, coveralls, Top level chemical resistant fully encapsulated masks and gloves, with target consumers in mind. The ability to translate specific test results into viable solutions, which engage safety principles as outlined in AASTM test standards. • Manage new product for key essential product lines, with relative budgetary planning. Scheduled production timelines for Chemical garment certification testing using SEI, & Intertek . • Lead in new fabric material technology and strategic product performance initiatives led by budget, and forecast of resource allocation. • Research for fabrication and trim specification inclusive of MSDS and all testing objectives in compliance with DuPont product standards, inclusive of material composition, performance and compatibility for each specific scientific analysis, with regards to project management. • Communication with Global partners, and customers to manage all facets of project analysis, scheduling, and tracking timelines for completion. Rainey Compression Essentials, Atlanta GA March 2009-May 2011 Director of Design and Manufacturing apparel for plastic surgery patients • Strategically plan a budget for manufacturing and manage key milestone areas of garment production, as it interacts with sales / marketing. Research market for new product development strategies, forecast new product designs considering competitive marketplace. • Lead development and execution of material/technology for finished products regarding cost management strategies. Material testing for fabric performance: worked closely with textile mill to develop performance –specific fiber weave & yarn selection, as fabric is performance driven to heal plastic surgery patients after evasive surgeries. • As lead project manager, initiated high -efficiency methods to streamline existing shipping methods with a results driven increase for on-time deliveries which led to reduced shipping expenses of 75% within 6 months review. • Manage sewing workflow process by re-evaluating construction methods and trims while cutting costs by sourcing with alternate vendors. Negotiating costs to further manage inventory replenishment. • Consistently researched for growth mapping and potential product markets. • Pattern creation, and sampling, all managed in Gerber Accumark PDS. • Revisited grading to ensure proper application and sizing. • Manage sample room and entire sew floor as goods were produced in-house domestic. Putumayo c/o Kayon Corporation, Charleston, SC September 2007- March 2009 Director of Production & Technical Design for women’s apparel wholesaler and retailer. • Leverage proficiency in Patternmaking and Technical Design to develop specs from concept to final production specs, inclusive of creating graded specs, or thorough evaluation of current grading repair. • Managed tracking to include performing fit sessions in country and controlling utilizations while establishing and nurturing agent relationships to inspect and open trade w new factories fostered thru negotiations of cost-fit cost margins. • Developed technical design team using the best choice of tools to effectively communicate fit directives to the factories/agents. Arranged trim vendor meetings to establish in-country training sessions and trim vendor meetings to bridge trim/ vendor relations via a direct link to the factories. • Established fit blocks and entire patternmaking, CAD Accumark, Gerber for full grading, also worked with patternmaking team in country- Hong Kong & China, as well as India to ensure corporate technical aspects were in compliance. Managed to approve fits on 2nd submission as a result of this Global engineering of fit processes. • Global vendor tracking report -master Time-N-Action target calendar- was established for streamlining entire production processes to designate a real-time movement of each level of movement from design concept receipt through fit approval and bulk deliveries. • Controlled costs, inclusive of raw materials, factory negotiations, LDP and customs clearance, exit dates, and Quality Assurance from a manufacturing perspective. Budgeted departmental payroll, and monitored group performance levels for quarterly review. • Coordinated and Sourced a full range of production factories in country, visited and inspected for sewing capacity, labor laws requirements, and quality of output. Established a matrix vendor structure specific to each product. • Managed direct reports: ranging from Technical design: Assistant technical designers & Technical Designers, overseas production coordinator and technical designers. Traveled extensively to India via New Delhi, Haryana, Noida, Gurgoan, and Rajasthan- all for design hand-off & production management purposes. Also traveled to Hong Kong, China & Bogota, Colombia to direct and manage production abroad and work w factories on production targets , efficiency training, and always having insight to potential manufacturing issues. Hanes Brands Incorporated, Winston-Salem, North Carolina January 2007- July 2007 Freelance Technical Design Manager/ CAD Patternmaker for Champion ( Men’s and Women’s ) and C9 Label- Women’s ( Target brands ). • Trained technical design staff on how to detect and apply corrective patternmaking techniques and communicate accurately to factory. • Established training manual for company technical design standards for in depth fit corrective communication to factories, and how the factory will perceive and interpret comments which are effectively communicated. • Fit on live model and established basic fit blocks for new Men’s Champion active bottoms that was tantamount for improved sales. Also corrected fits on C9 Women’s activewear ( also Target Brands ) . • Retrained Technical Design staff on how to issue design concept specs, which allow for 2nd fit approvals and extend the full production timelines. • Effectively communicated to factories specific word choice, and descriptive photos, sketches, etc, creating designs overseeing production processes to flow smoothly. Limited Brands Inc, Columbus, Ohio April 2006 – June 2006 Freelance Technical Design Manager for women’s knits. Contractually hired as a fit expert to target a huge fit issue within the express brand for tops to improve sales: • Retrained technical design staff of 4 how to review patterns for fit issues and re-balance to correct factories patterns , and fit blocks. Fit on live models, and transfer corrections to patterns. • Make pattern corrections in Accumark CAD, and digitize sending to vendor using PDF files. • Established fit standards and processes to decrease fit turn times thru bulk. • Improved overall product quality standards in fit reviews. Abercrombie & Fitch, New Albany, Ohio October 2003 – April 2006 Technical Designer for Ruehl women and men’s wovens to include: outerwear, denim , skirts , pants , shorts knits, sweaters and woven tops Also Hollister Men’s woven bottoms and shirts. • Developed the fourth apparel concept with a start up label named “Ruehl”. Created a “winning fit” for women’s outerwear, and established a standard Fit for all previously established labels. Initiated a bottoms fit for denim that was tantamount in identifying and rooting the Ruehl customer. • Managed technical associates through effective training strategies and departmental leadership. • Ability to execute design and fit into bulk production while maintaining company standards of fit, Function, scheduling and quality assurance.. • Promoted brand integrity and fit consistency through use of pattern fit blocks based on selling history and evolving fit. Expertise in patternmaking including grading, construction and fit for multiple and complex styles. • Denim bottoms and outerwear fit established with Mexico travels to work extensively with factory and dye-house on deconstructive finishes, and special wash results inclusive of trim and thread treatments. • Working knowledge of garment manufacturing methods, construction standards and ability to pro- actively problem solve factory issues . Web PDM utilized for design and production flow. • Extensive Travels to overseas factories and vendor offices to work directly with manufacturer on fit and garment construction issues and patternmaking. Worked on-site directly in sample room and effectively communicated with production staff in Hong Kong, Dalian and Guangzhou China, Querretaro Mexico for denim production. Daily Communication to maintain production flow, worked closely with each factory to learn their strengths and foresee their weaknesses, and achieve on-time delivery. Saks Incorporated, Birmingham, Alabama January 2001 – September 2003 Technical Designer for Private label Relativity and Design Lab • Developed 2 product lines for private label brands including Missy and special sizes. Individually improved fit of woven bottoms to lead at 10% - 12% increase in sales over plan for 11 months consistently. Re-established a working bottoms fit for Missy, Women’s and Petite’s to include denim and woven pants, shorts, skirts and skorts. • Managed 3 associates within the Technical area as assistant technical designers and developed them into full technical design associates within 6 months • Applied grade rules to size ranges and converted specs to grade up to Women’s and down to Petite sizes from Missy. • Communicated daily to brand product managers, overseas vendors, and quality assurance for best construction methods and trim application. • Review, cultivate new factories, and eliminate factories that were not capable of on-time delivery w/ quality results. • International travel to Canada to review garments manufacturing standards and fit on live models. Aramark Uniform and Career Services, Lawrenceville, Georgia August 1997 – December 2000 CAD Patternmaker/Grader • Created apparel for a leading healthcare uniform manufacturer: Hospital gowns, sterile wraps, scrubs, using CAD Gerber Accumark and Micromark PDS System. Developed product from flat sketches via draping and use of existing patterns. Increased productivity 20% by standardizing specs and using repeat approved slopers. • Applied grade rules in systems management program to obtain customer fit specifications. Digitized patterns for production marking and specification processes Engineered specialized drapes for surgical procedures on a customized basis. • Refined product engineering details with marking to rotate placement in marker and improved fabric utilization. Results were increased sales: lower lead cost and customer satisfaction was maintained. • Traveled to JC Penney for ADAR fit specification standards to fit live model and improve overall fit. The Lovable Company, Buford, Georgia November 1993 – August 1997 CAD Patternmaker/ Fitter • Created various types of bras, molding cups and under wire including support undergarments. • Managed patterns using Gerber CAD to include grading. • Supervised fit model and a team of 2 assistants for daily scheduling. • Communicated via e-mail with overseas factory for production processes. • Lovable is a women’s lingerie company, at the time offered bras, panties, and some sleepwear. Natori, New York, New York November 1992 – December 1993 Production Manager • Individually located domestic contractor for manufacturing the Josie product line. Managed and supervised cut and sew production for several lines under the Josie Natori Label to include daywear, lingerie, wovens, robes, sleepwear, foundations, and accessories. • Managed sampleroom to include 20 sample sewers, 2 cutters and 6 designers while meeting market week deadlines for buyers. Peak volume yielded 350-500 product categories to include daywear, robes, loungewear, lingerie, sleepwear, foundations and some accessories. • Negotiated with contractors for costing domestic and Philippines manufacturing. Scheduled and tracked production for raw materials through shipment. Cynthia Rowley, New York, New York June/1990 – January/1992 Production Manager • Developed bridge sportswear from sketches and flat patterns, also created tech packages. Lines included Missy dresses, woven, cut n sew knits, denim and garment dyeing. • Negotiated and managed domestic sourcing for delivery exit –factory dates. • Sourced and allocated trim and piece goods for production. Originated cut orders and designated cut room facilities as well as sew factories. Daily communication with overseas factories /agents for delivery scheduling . Hattie Mae Designs Owner and Designer of free standing Boutique 1998 – 2001 Established full boutique and attended wholesalers to purchase inventory. Developed inventory control systems to forecast “best seller" items. Created individual custom designed clothing through the use of flat patterns for men, women and children. Bridal wear, costumes, eveningwear, and special events attire. Developed a customer base to include an amateur boxer and other celebrities. • This was a 10 year dream that came true, I opened and ran the boutique for 2 ½ years and designed my own line of apparel, along with custom-designed apparel, and jewelry. I would do this again, but on a larger scale. RELATED ATTRIBUTES: • Strong computer skills to include Gerber Accumark, Web PDM, PDS, Karat Cad Organizer, MS Outlook, Lotus Notes, Excel, Word, Illustrator CS2 and Micrografix. • Proven ability to effective management supervision of technical team for multiple product categories (i.e. woven, denim, cut & sew knits). Expert fit analysis and production controls EDUCATION: The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, New York Bachelor of Science in Apparel Production and Management* Associates in Applied Science Patternmaking Bauder Fashion College, Atlanta, Georgia Associates in Applied Science Fashion Design* AWARDS Graduated *** Laude Honor Roll Student: Recipient of New York State Empire Award President of Patternmaking Club Volunteer for Children with Aids Program New York, New York Annual Productivity Award For Technical Design: recipient for fiscal year 2002 presented by The President of Saks Private Label Brands, Peggy Eskenasi
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Dan Duskin - Freelance Music Production & Audio Production
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$50
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Dan 'The Mixing Master' Duskin is a professional record producer and mixing engineer who works with artists on major labels such as Warner Bros., Atlantic, Def Jam, Capitol, Geffen, and Columbia, to name a few, including indie bands & independent artists, both in the studio and online. Some of the artists Dan has mixed include Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Dizzy of Guns N' Roses, The Bangles, Slaughterhouse, & more!
Simi Valley, California, United States
Benjamin Ehinger - Freelance Article Writing & Blog Writing
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I was born in the USA and have always lived in the USA. I am a native English speaking writer. Here is what you get when you hire me: Experience - Over 10 years of Passionate writing experience - Strong Knowledge of proper SEO - Proper and full research done for every piece written - Full understanding of proper keyword density - Experienced with Wordpress - Can write Articles from Videos - Understanding of basic HTML code Education - 2 year degree in Golf Facilities Management - Certified Golf Teacher/Tournament Operator/Club Repair Specialist - 2 year degree in Business with a specialty in Internet Marketing
McKinney, Texas, United States
Marv Kaplan - Freelance Magazine Photography & Commercial Photography
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4.0
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$50
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Observing how people go through life never actually seeing what they look at is what made me realize I needed to find a true technique to draw their focus. My photos are a reminder to wake up and smell the roses. Having been written up in most of Bucks County's magazines I am now hanging in restaurants as well as homes reminding people that it truly is "what you see is what you get" ...........
Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States
Monique Tillman - Freelance Poem Writing & Field Sales
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I am a 22 year woman who is seeking a position where I can utilize my writing skills to advance in my personal life as well as in a professional manner. I want to be able to work at my own pace but still able to achieve assingments that are provided to me. I am familiar with twitter, facebook, and other social networking sites. I am a very open minded person who enjoys engaging in all kind of trending topics.
San Jose, California, United States
Tiffany Van Rheenen - Freelance Children's Book Illustration & Fashion Illustration
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TIFFANY VAN RHEENEN Thank you for visiting my profile! SKILLS SUMMARY: Young fashion designer and artist with student level experience in illustration, design concept and garment development with the use of various sources of inspiration and mediums. EDUCATION: International Academy of Design and Technology- Chicago Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design June 20, 2009 SKILLS: Fashion Illustration: Fabric and textile rendering, various mediums and styles, quick sketching skills, Adobe Creative Studio: Illustrator- CS2 & CS3, Photoshop CS2 & CS3 Microsoft Office: Microsoft word, PowerPoint, excel Other computer Software: Gerber CAD and Snap Fashun Garment Development: Pattern drafting, draping, pattern grading, sewing and garment construction, hand sewing and embellishments Textile Design: fabric dying, hand-painting, surface design, felting, marbling, screen printing, beading. HONORS & ACTIVITIES: GM competition Finalist and Scholarship winner: created garment based off of inspiration from SAAB Turbo X 2008- featured in IMAGINE 2008 fashion show Fashion Garden Participant: • Developed sculpture from repurposed materials to be showcased on Magnificent Mile • Featured on Greater North Michigan Avenue August Newsletter • Interviewed on NBC morning news • Sculpture shown on ABC news • Sculpture displayed at fashion garden kickoff event IMAGINE fashion show finalist 2008 Green Bay Arts society Scholarship Recipient 2005
Bel Air, Maryland, United States
Maria Velardocchia - Freelance Editing & Proofreading
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4.0
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$25
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You write it, I'll make it work! Have you written something and need a professional to look it over for you? My eyes are quick to spot errors, and I would love the opportunity to proofread and edit your document. This service will include spelling, grammar, punctuation, and if necessary, suggestions for a better word flow. All edit suggestions will be tracked for you, line by line, and sent back to you so that you can see what needs correcting. Let me help you be proud of your writing! Please contact me for your writing needs and for individual pricing. I will work with you until you are satisfied with the results! When you're happy, then I'm happy!
Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
Jamie Firenze - Freelance Graphic Design & Anime Art
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$12
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Hello, my name is Jamie C. Firenze. I have been drawing on the spot marker commissions at conventions across California for over four years, and I have been a freelance graphic designer for over seven years. I graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design. My art specialty is anything cute! Please consider me for any of your graphic art or illustrative needs.
San Jose, California, United States
Bogdana Shuvar - Freelance Russian Translation & Editing
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$300
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Adjunct Instructor, Chafer Theological Seminary, Albuquerque, NM 2008–Present • Developed and taught Introduction to Language Skills and Research Methods, a graduate-level course emphasizing English grammar, research, documentation, and argument development • Evaluated students’ assignments English-Russian Translator and Language Tutor, Freelance 2009–Present • Performed consecutive and simultaneous interpretation at business training seminars and meetings • Translated medical records and other documents • Tutored Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking students in English language and study skills Editor / Translator, Chafer Theological Seminary, Orange, CA 2001–2008 • Edited the academic catalog, student handbook, and student and faculty directories • Edited promotional and recruitment brochures; designed and maintained the school’s web site • Edited articles for a scholarly journal and quarterly newsletter • Translated instructional materials for ancient Greek and Hebrew courses from English into Russian • TA - Freshman Composition, Biola University, La Mirada, CA 1999–2001 • Taught classes twice a week • Prepared materials and lesson plans covering English grammar, syntax, and essay structure • Created homework assignments, administered tests, and evaluated students’ work • Worked with students individually on paper editing and organization EDUCATION • Master of Biblical Studies—Chafer Theological Seminary, Orange, CA 2004 • B.A. in English—Biola University, La Mirada, CA 2001 Honors: Summa *** Laude, Torrey Honors Institute, Epsilon Kappa Epsilon • Spanish Studies—Kiev State Linguistic University, Kiev, Ukraine 1995-1997 LANGUAGES AND COMPUTER SKILLS Fluency in English, Russian, and Ukrainian Knowledge of Spanish, French, and ancient Greek and Hebrew Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe software
Fullerton, California, United States

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