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Paul Sanchez - Freelance Animal Illustration & Drawing
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I am a freelance/freehand Illustrator, specializing in pencil and airbrush. I was recognized Internationally in 2009 by being published in Communication Arts Magazine - Illustrator Annual. I am available for hire in the areas of freehand pencil illustrations and custom airbrush murals. I have over 30 years experience in the field.
Avondale, Arizona, United States

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Elstress - Freelance Advertising & Public Relations
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Profile Enthusiastic, resourceful, and trainable recent experience in communications and internship experience as a Marketing Specialist. Offer old-fashioned work-ethic and excellent prioritize abilities developed through balancing of rigorous academic and employment objectives throughout high school and working years. Professionally committed and responsible. Adapt easily to new situations. Successfully handle a wide range of functions using a combination of creative, organizational, and writing skills. Maintain focus in demanding work environments, under deadline and pressure conditions. Meet challenges head-on and always find a way to effectively complete multiple assignments or tasks. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Excellent oral and strong written communication skills. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Confident problem solver, thorough reader, superb attention to detail. Ability to interact with public and internal audiences at all levels. Proven ability to work and interact effectively as a member of a team. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and support multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong project management skills. Advanced website building skills. Ability to meet ambitious deadlines and deliver high-quality work on schedule with multiple projects running simultaneously. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Photoshop). PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Public Relations Specialist at Enter Vintage Production-Augusta,GA 2004 to 2011 Responsibilities: Created and generated new story threads on Enter Vintage Productions website message board. Ensured On line Media Room is up to date with the latest information, media hits, press articles, photos, etc Maintained the global PR database: current Marketing heads and PR contacts . Maintained company image and identity including corporate logo and sign age. Planed and directed the development and communication of programs to maintain favorable corporate perceptions of accomplishments. Assisted in developing PR strategies that will influence public opinion and promoted ideas, products and services. Conferred with PR and marketing management to identify trends and key interests/concerns; disseminate information as appropriate. Executive Marketing and PR Specialist at Honi Soul Enterprises – Augusta,GA 2004 to 2010 Responsibilities: Assisted with responding to incoming regional media requests regarding Honi Soul businesses. Assisted with preparation of internal broadcast memos and press releases. Assisted with organizing media briefings and media presence at conferences. Assisted Corporate Communications officers for year end and other Deal of the Year nominations, submissions and overall process, including web pages. Created strategy for working with and leveraging “new media” eg Twitter, blogs, Facebook, etc. Assisted Corporate Communications internal and press officers with other special projects, including but not limited to earnings/results materials, franchise press issues. Education Studying Arts in Communications, Virgina College On line,2012 Courses included Introduction to Public Relations, Message Criticism, Advanced Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, Organizational Communication, and Persuasion. College Prep Courses ,South Aiken High School,Diploma,1999 *Also including independent education sourced. PROFESSIONAL ALLIANCES LinkedIn,Online chapter 2009-present, Member, U.S.SBA,Online Chapter 2009-present Member, Womens Designers Group 2009-present.
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Tin - Freelance Digital Art & Graphic Design
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CAREER OBJECTIVE To secure a position where I can effectively utilize my skill in drawing and further my knowledge in different Adobe Applications. Certificate Course First Academy of Computer Arts Paseo De Roxas, cor. Sen Gil. Puyat Ave. Makati Digital Arts 2009-2010 Tertiary University of the East Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Management 2003-2007 Secondary Zambales National High School Iba, Zambales 1999-2003 Primary Iba Central School Iba, Zambales 1993-1999 SKILLS Character Design Basic knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash and After Effects WORK EXPERIENCE Personnel Assistant SM Homeworld Shopping Corporation July 16, 2007- January 05, 2008 Junior New Accounts Teller Banco De Oro October – May 2009
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Melinda Lee Berry - Freelance Writing & Proofreading
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FACILITATOR JULY 2006-AUG 2007 •Proficient in Breathalyzer Administration, Urinalyses, Pat Downs, Room searches, Physical Checks, approving community residences for visitation purposes, as well as transportation of residents to and from locations and dispensing medications •Developed and implemented G.E.D. 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Received training on topics such as Standards of Conduct, Con Games, Team Building, Facilitator Training, Cultural Diversity, Identity Theft, Maintaining Confidentiality, Drug and Alcohol Addictions, as well as Mental Health Crisis Intervention techniques. Also received handcuff and self defense tactics training, in addition to defensive driving course MCGRAW HILL PUBLISHING CO. MARCH 2007 •Certified to administer TABE testing to those seeking to obtain a G.E.D. CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING: (continued) MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY AUG 2005 •Earned Homeland Security Studies Certificate by participating in three tiered course program at Michigan State University with topics of “Issues in Terrorism”, “Foundations of Homeland Security”, and “Public and Private Partnerships for Emergency Preparedness” SKILLS AND SOFTWARE: •Self motivated, success driven, and ambitious •Consistently demonstrate sound judgment •Ability to resolve conflict •Communicate effectively both orally and written •Highly organized and detail oriented •Prompt and punctual •Deal effectively with others beyond giving and receiving instruction •Team Player •Well developed critical thinking skills •Experienced in the use of SPSS, STATA, ArcView, Adobe, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet, E-mail and Social Networking sites REFERENCES AND WRITING SAMPLE(S): •Available Upon Request
Bozeman, Montana, United States