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Trace McClintock - Freelance Illustration & Caricature Art
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self taught artist/illustrator mediums: photoshop, (some traditional) charcoal/pastels, oils
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

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Mark Wood - Freelance Photo Editing & Illustration
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Mark A. Wood 5 Park Drive Bryant, Arkansas 72022 cell: 501.517.6275 mwood00@sbcglobal.net Online Portfolio: http://markwood.pixpasites.com CAREER DESCRIPTION My goals as a graphic designer are to spark INTEREST, to make a CONNECTION and to gain TRUST. With 20 years experience in graphic design, I provide effective online and print graphics solutions for internaland external clients. My versatility, having worked in a variety of design environments including ad agencies, corporations and associations, allows me to be a can-do graphic designer with high standards and a strong work ethic. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND B.F.A. in Graphic Design, December 1987 Henderson State University Arkadelphia, Arkansas PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Cheyenne Industries, Inc. / Frank Fletcher Companies, 2004 – 2011 Little Rock, Arkansas Art Director/Manager responsible for in-house creative development, digital photography, photo manipulation, design and production of company websites, print ads, graphics and packaging for company products. Involved with the product development and design team designing home lighting and bathroom accessory products for the marketplace which included my designs being prototyped for mass production.Created a digital product photo and graphics database which improved sales staff support for enhanced advertising and marketing needs. Hendershott Museum Consultants, Inc., 2000 – 2004 Little Rock, Arkansas Art Director performing all creative design, photo direction, scanning, layout and production of company catalogs, advertising and website needs. Created and maintained a substantial image database required for proper department flow which included a daily back-up. Maintained and improved continuity between printed material and web inventoried items by enhancing product photography and catalog design. Performed all software/hardware updates, software training and technical problem solving on all office computers. The Peerless Group of Graphics Services, 1995 – 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas Graphic Designer with responsibilities including creative development of customer ideas into a tangible product, perform all aspects, from conceptualizing, typesetting, photo direction, file creation, management and final job production producing high quality solutions for company clients. Utilized in-house printing department to gain control of the proper pre-press and production workflow in relation to the files being created for optimum output. Maximized job consistency and satisfaction through detailed customer communication while also providing technical support for in-house and client files. SKILLS Familiar with Mac OS/Windows design related software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, InDesign, PageMaker and QuarkXpress. Experienced with digital photography, scanners, silk-screen and offset printing, image setters, darkroom techniques, pre-press workflow, digital and traditional drawing and painting techniques.
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Jenny Archbold - Freelance Banner Design & Brochure Design
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Federal Consulting Services - Freelance Proposal Writing, Project Management, Research, & Paralegal
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Texas, United States
Paul Waters - Freelance Article Writing & Editing
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My particular strengths were developing offbeat and overlooked stories and organizing on-the-fly extensive coverage of such major disasters as the Air India bombing of 1985. 1978-1982 – Producer and executive producer, TV news, CBC-British Columbia: I was sent to Vancouver to help unify a warring newsroom and transform the limping and barely-watched suppertime news and public-affairs hour into a modern integrated information program. It was a hard time – dealing with five mutually antagonistic unions, a cumbersome management system, and a market-dominating competitor – but by and large we succeeded, increasing market share with an award-winning program and a minimal amount of blood on the floor. I also produced several stand-alone public-affairs programs on subjects as diverse as incest and phony bankruptcies. 1974-1978 – Writer, editor and producer, CBC national TV news: I worked with such luminaries as Lloyd Robertson, Peter Kent and Peter Mansbridge on The National –at the time the CBC’s premier nightly newscast. I began as a writer on the desk, putting words in Lloyd Robertson’s mouth, and worked my way up to lineup editor. I also did some field producing, most memorably being sent to Montreal in 1976 to oversee the team covering the Parti Québécois’s first election victory under René Lévesque. In my final year in Toronto I was named producer of The National with overall responsibility for day-today operations. 1968-1974 – Reporter and writer, Montreal Gazette: I began covering court and became something of an expert on the criminal organizations that operated Montreal’s gambling and ************ rackets at the time. I went on to become a general-assignment reporter and feature writer, covering among other things, the police strike of 1969, the Parti Québécois’s first election campaign of 1970 and the subsequent FLQ crisis that October, the inquiry into organized crime of 1972, and the expropriation of farmlands for the no defunct Mirabel Airport, the mistreatment of children in custodial care, etc. I spent my last year as the legislative correspondent in Quebec City. 1965-1968 – Reporter and editor, Sherbrooke Daily Record: For decades this little newspaper in Quebec’s Eastern Townships was the closest thing Quebec had to a journalism school. It was here I honed my skills as a writer and reporter, covering fires and robberies, doing police checks, writing features, reporting on municipal politics, etc. I was promoted to news editor, the No. 2 position in the newsroom, at the age of 20 and helped in the transition from hot lead to offset. In my last eight months I served as acting editor in chief – the youngest newsroom manager in the country. .
Montreal, Quebec, Canada