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Catherine Murray - Freelance Book Design & Graphic Design
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I specialise in book and magazine design and been in the Illustrated publishing Industry for 14 years. I'm a creative designer offering book design, typesetting and layout. I care passionately on how a book looks and understand what works and what doesn't work. I am patient and understanding to first time authors who need a helping hand but work just as well with seasoned authors and publishers. I also offer branding, promotional material and website design to cover all aspects of your venture. Including help with publishing your books and ebooks onto Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords and other online stores. I work with a range of clients in the UK and internationally, on books ranging from complete bespoke books to standard paper back novels and magazine design. I'm based in Bracknell, Berkshire near London and always available for a chat about potential projects, so if you're looking for someone to bring your project to life, please feel free to contact me. Have a look at my portfolio at www.piggledesign.co.uk
London, Bracknell, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Mary McAllister - Freelance Writing & Editing
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Education 1996 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, M.A. 1989 B.A., Liberal Arts, English/Art concentration College of Notre Dame of Maryland Honors Summa *** laude graduate of College of Notre Dame of Maryland Maryland Winner, Philip Morris National Essay Contest, 1987 City of Baltimore Creative Writing Award, 1983 Journalism Awards, 1983, 1984 Poetry Award, 1981 National Merit scholarship, 1969 Full 4-year Senatorial scholarship, 1969 Experience 1993-present Editor/Project Coordinator (Faculty, Research Associate) Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiology, MRI •Scientific and research writing for faculty members includes manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, educational literature and associated materials. A significant part of this position includes the writing, coordinating, editing and routing of numerous research grants. Responsible for the coordination of all research projects and for organizing and producing research directory. Additional responsibilities include brochure design, layout, type specification and cover artwork. Extensive use of MacIntosh computer (Microsoft Word, desktop publishing programs such as Quark XPress, etc.). Departmental Newsletter Editor • Johns Hopkins University Department of Radiology Responsible for story choice, content, interviewing, writing, layout and design of quarterly departmental newsletter. Publications Coordinator Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiology Responsible for publication of research directory, brochures, press releases, annual report. Entails interviewing, writing, design, layout, and final publication. Drug Study Coordinator Responsible for initiation and coordination of clinical trials from outside vendors. Included writing and preparation of Institutional Review Board applications and approval, writing of consent forms, calculating budgets, and study initiation. 1991-present Editor/Reviewer University of Vienna, Austria Review and rewrite manuscripts for Department of Radiology and several other departments on a contractual basis. 1995-1997 Editor/Reviewer Radiology Review and rewrite journal articles written by authors whose first language is not English (contractual basis) 1991-1992 Technical Writer/Editor Johns Hopkins University, Division of Cognitive Neurology Scientific and research writing for faculty members included manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, educational literature and associated materials. Coordination, editing and formatting of grants was a significant part of this position. Arranging and organizing weekly seminars, coordinating monthly meetings of the Baltimore-Washington Area Neuropsychology Group, and designing and constructing slides and other audiovisual materials were additional responsibilities. 1990-1991 Technical Writer/Editor/Continuing Education Coordinator Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiology, MRI • Scientific and research writing for faculty members included manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, educational literature and associated materials. Coordinated all activities for CE courses for the Division of MRI. This included editing and collection of syllabus materials, establishing course schedules, analyzing course evaluations, and producing AV collateral materials (slides, projection transparencies). Additional responsibilities included brochure design, layout, type specification and cover artwork. Extensive use of MacIntosh computer (Microsoft Word, desktop publishing programs). A significant part of this position included the writing, coordinating, editing and routing of numerous research grants. 1989-1990 Printer Proofreader, Government Printing Office, Washington DC Proofread and edited government publications (Federal Register, Congressional Record). Determined mark-up specifications for various types of printed material. Worked extensively with IBM PC (VAX/MS DOS) to edit directly from the computer. 1988 Document Abstracter/Indexer, Johns Hopkins Population Information Program (Part-time) Wrote and indexed abstracts summarizing medical and scientific articles, books, and journals for retrieval from POPLINE/MEDLINE international database. 1988-1989 Executive Editor, The Black Church Magazine Edited, determined editorial content, interviewed, wrote articles, specified type, design and layout of magazine with circulation of 30,000. Coordinated and assigned photographs and articles from freelance sources. 1984-1988 Proofreader/Editor, Waverly Press, Baltimore, MD Proofread and edited medical and scientific texts and journals, among which were the Journal of Epidemiology, the Journal of Urology, AJR, Circulation and others. 1974-1982 Vice President, The Acromat Corporation • Glen Burnie, MD, Responsible for weekly (computer-generated) payroll, account billing and personnel decisions. Quality Control Manager position included job scheduling, purchasing and final approval before printing. Artist/illustrator position included design, editing, type specification, layout and illustration of various corporate and advertising materials, including brochures, political advertisements, and newsletters. REFERENCES and PUBLICATIONS FURNISHED UPON REQUEST
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Nick Pretorius - Freelance Writing & Book Writing
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Resume Name: Nicholaas J. Pretorius Date of birth: 15 April 19954 Marital Status: Married Dependants: Three Nationality: South Africa Cell: +27835864498 Email: njpretorius@lantic.net nickp@e-gain.co.za TRANSLATOR Reason for application I love my language, country and its people. To be able to translate in my mother tongue is ideal as my language is my passion. I have six years experience as a part time translator Afrikaans to English and English to Afrikaans. Possessing an outstanding record of achievement. Leadership encompasses in a range of industries and sectors. Managing diverse cultures in adverse political and commercial situations whilst balancing, effecting and sustaining business changes. Now looking to make a continued significant contribution with challenging products and services worldwide. Areas of Expertise Strategic Planning: Operations: Sales and Marketing; Company Expantion: Modernisation/Change Management: Business Analysis: Acquisition Strategies: Team Building/Leadership: Cost Rationalisation; Trouble Shooting: System and Process Development: Maximizing Profits: Vast experience in establishing and building new companies: Research and Development: franchising. Professional Development B. Tech Technicon RSA 1996 (Security Management) MBA Oxford Brookes UK 2004 (Business Management) PhD Trinity University USA 2006 (Business Management. Wrote a book on the subject and became visiting professor.) PPL Helicopters 1996 (Helicopter pilot) 1. Vast experience in Security and Risk Management, training, Intelligence and counter intelligence, anti-terrorism, Leading of Investigation teams, ex South African Police Services. Clubs/Associations/Sport A. Active of the Missing Children Unit (International) B. Member of Green Peace C. Member of several international business council/forums/associations. D. Member of Shotokan Japanese Karate Association 2nd Dan E. Won Gold Medal on the World Power Lifting Games in 2001. The above is mentioned to give a clear idea of my experience in order to direct the appropriate translation work to me. However I would love to translate books and short stories and articles regarding sport. I have written two books regarding business management. Writing is my forte and therefore the translations interest. I do not use machine work to translate; all work is done by myself. Willing and able translator Regards Dr. Nick Pretorius
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Rosalia Piscopo - Freelance Document Design & Business Writing
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3.0
2 Skills
$45
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FORMAL EDUCATION • Communication degree, University of Technology, Sydney – 1988 (complete). • Arts degree, University of Tasmania – 1978 (incomplete - majored in English Literature). • Economics degree, University of Tasmania - 2000/01 (incomplete). • Volunteer Adult Literacy tutoring course • Certificate IV: Workplace Assessment and Training Citizenship: Australian WORK EXPERIENCE (in reverse chronological order) Nov 2013 – June 2014 Technical Editor Thales Australia Pty Ltd Duties • Edit all documents written for the Defence Next Generation Desktop Project. • Implement a process, in alignment with company policy, for the creation, management, quality assurance and delivery of documents. • Re-design the generic template. • Liaise with project management staff. Achievements • Improved the presentation of documents delivered to the client. • Established tighter control over document management and in doing so reduced errors in document identification and management. March – June 2013 Technical Writer/BA DEEWR Duties • Write the online help text for the Tertiary Protection Service (TPS), a system designed to assist overseas students when educational providers default on the delivery of courses. • Liaise with business analysts within DEEWR and the TPS business subject matter experts at Innovation. Nov 2012 – Feb 2013 Technical Writer Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation Duties • Write the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and a range of quick reference guides as the need arose. • Liaise with system engineer (consultant) and other IT administration staff. • Search databases and networks to source existing documentation for the DRP. • Analyse disaser recovery procedures with regard to off-site storage of back-up tapes. Achievements • Opened up the communication between the IT staff and other units within the organization and an external organisation, encouraging collaboration and informing them of the IT unit’s activities. Dec 2011 – June 2012 Writer DEEWR Duties • Collate the information required to complete the Security templates for a number of systems. • Interview personnel to obtain the relevant technical information. • Search databases and networks to source existing documentation for the purpose of extracting information for legacy systems security documentation. Achievements • A good rapport with staff, facilitating collaboration. • Provided advice on the structure, pitch and content of security templates. May 2011 – Nov 2011 Writer/Editor DEEWR Duties • Edit all documentation produced by the Enterprise Architecture Office (EAO). • Advise EAO staff on the presentation, expression and grammar of content. • Collaborate with EAO staff to determine the correct content for the EAO Corporate and Service web pages. Collate the necessary documents and information for the Web Graphic Designer. • Rearrange the electronic filing (Sharepoint) in accordance with the Records and Information Management guidelines. Achievements • A good rapport with staff which facilitates easy collaboration. • A filing system which enables staff to filter records so as to find documents more easily. • Clear, readable documentation. November 2010 – April 2011 Web Writer/Editor University of Canberra Duties • Work with the Business Analyst (BA) and Web Designer to determine the content and structure of the new staff website. • Research, collate and rewrite information as instructed by the BA. • Create new content when needed. • Liaise with university staff to ascertain their requirements, i.e. complete revisions of the website according to final feedback from administrative staff. • Edit all aspects of the staff website. Achievements • A website with meaningful, relevant and easily understood information that realistically serves the needs of the University staff. July 2010 - August Technical Writer/Trainer Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) Duties • Write an on-line user guide, facilitator guide, quick reference guides, PowerPoint presentation and exercises for DEWHA’s Water Entitlement Purchasing System (WEPS). WEPS was built with SAP technology. • Conduct training on the general navigation and use of WEPS. Achievements • Documentation and training for a system during testing and enhancements of WEPS. July 2006 – June 2010 Quality Review System Specialist DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITY, DEFENCE Duties • Write the content and content treatment of an eLearning course on grammar and Defence writing standards. This is a small introductory part of a suite of courses. • Review all hard copy and on-line training materials and associated documents in accordance with set quality review standards and project schedules. Achievements • An overall improvement in the standard of writing of documents and on-line modules pertaining to training. • Fewer complaints in quality review feedback forms after training sessions. May - September 2007 Technical Writer AUSTRALIAN GREENHOUSE OFFICE Dept of Environment & Water Resources Duties • Write a user manual for the Online System for Comprehensive Activity Reporting (OSCAR). Though the user manual was largely based on an existing manual, I was required to liaise with staff to obtain further information regarding the final system developments. I worked at home to complete this task as I was also contracted to Defence (detailed in the next position description above). Achievements • I completed the manual within a limited (self-inflicted) timeframe. • On completing the user manual, I continued with the administrator manual, completing the first draft. December 05 Bid Editor DIMENSION DATA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD Duties • Analyse each tender emailed by AusTender to determine whether it falls within the scope of Dimension Data Australia’s skill sets. Deliver those tender notices, which show potential to the relevant SME and Account Manager. Assist the SMEs and Account Managers, where necessary, to write their contributions and ensure that the tender is responded to correctly and contains all the information requested. Monitor the progress of the response to ensure that it is completed on time and copy edit the final version. Achievements • Prior to my appointment tenders were being lost because of their late lodgement. The directive given by the Branch Manager was to increase the number of on-time lodgements and to motivate staff to submit information in a timely manner. This involved close collaboration with others and persistence when all seemed futile. By the end of my period of employment at Dimension Data, the tenders were being lodged on time. September-October 2005 Technical Writer AUSTRALIAN NURSING FEDERATION (ANF) Duties • Write the policies and procedures of all staff in the ANF. This involved interviewing each staff member, analysing the information collected, assembling that information into a comprehensive set of duties and formatting the content into easily referenced text. Achievements • Prior to taking on the contract I determined a shorter timeframe to completion, which I assessed from the initial description of the position. • Acted as a catalyst for change within the office and addressed the discrepancy between the perceived and actual role of each employee within the organisation. July-September 2005 Technical Writer DEFENCE HOUSING AUSTRALIA (DHA) Duties Write profiles of reports created in COGNOS. The profiles were initially used for training purposes. At a later date they will be placed on-line as reference material for users of the reports. Achievements • The contract was for three months but staff training was to take place six weeks from the beginning of my contract. In response to a request from the Systems Manager, I worked weekends and extended office hours during the week to complete the profiles in time for the training sessions. I was able to forecast my activities whenever this was requested and I always delivered the profiles on time. June-July 2005 Proof-reader AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION (ASTA) Duties • Ensure consistency in the language and formatting of a final report, which was a collation of smaller reports submitted by schools around Australia. ASTA had invited schools to participate in a science project that required them to collaborate with their local community. The individual school reports outlined the process and outcomes of the project. Achievements • Although contracted to proofread the document, I was able to assess the content and perform a more comprehensive edit of the text. October 2004 -January 2005 Certificate IV : Workplace Assessment & Training TAFE Tasmania. June-August 2004 Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor Course Student TAFE Tasmania. January - March 2003 Writer/Researcher IMBUE MARKETING Duties • Write business documentation, copy-edit marketing reports, research competitors on the internet. Achievements • Researched competitor companies and products of Imbue Marketing’s clients in order to understand market trends. • Copy-edited proposals, marketing reports and promotional material. October - November 2002 Writer/graphics editor COCA-COLA AMATIL Duties • Create two Powerpoint presentations for training sessions. Achievements • Created two Occupation Health & Safety Induction slide presentations using Powerpoint. There were a total of forty slides for each presentation. • The work was carried out in my home office in Hobart, for Coca-Cola’s Sydney head office. April 2001 – June 2001 Writer TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE Duties • Write a brochure, newspaper advertisement and reference manual on Fire Safety Standards in public and commercial buildings. Achievements • Liaised with the head of Fire Services, Tasmania and manager of building safety for discussions on content and graphics. • Sourced the graphic artist for the artwork. • Took over supervision of artwork after a breakdown in communication between the artist and the manager. The artwork was not progressing as scheduled. • Liaised with the manager and printer regarding the final artwork. • Completed all tasks within the set timeframe. January 2001- January 2002 Writer/Editor IMBUE MARKETING Duties • Review all Imbue Marketing’s business documentation. Achievements • Ensured that all documentation for Imbue Marketing was appropriate and clear. • Wrote the promotional material for Paula Szabo (Imbue Marketing) in response to her nomination for the Clarence Council Business Woman of the Year award. She was awarded the title for 2001 as a result. 18th April – 31st Sept. 2001 Web Conversion Officer/tester Corporate Section DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT Duties • Test the department’s new website. Transfer data from the old website to the new resource database. Achievements • Completed testing the new “Water” website’s reporting structure on Lotus Notes. I had limited previous knowledge of Lotus Notes and testing methods. • Migrated website pages from the old website to the new site. This was achieved by a strict deadline after which the site was to be publicly launched. 31st July – 13th Sept., 2000 Editor/proof-reader SONARDATA PTY LTD Duties • Edit an on-line user manual written for scientific software. Achievements • Edited on-line help files for a commercial product marketed internationally. Learnt how to use Robohelp for editing the text. • Edited a hard-copy instructional manual at short notice and within a two-hour timeframe. March – August 1998 Graphics and text editor COCA-COLA AMATIL Duties • Edit a set of training manuals for managers. Achievements • Plagued by technical difficulties, such as the slowness of emailing large documents from the home office in Turramurra to CCA, and the non-compatibilities between Word95 and Word98 (Microsoft had just introduced Word97, Word95 was no longer available in the shops and my hired computer had the Word97 while CCA stayed with Word95), the work had its complexities. However, the upgrading of the training manuals was completed on time. 22nd September 1997 – 28th February 1998 Writer ARISTOCRAT LEISURE INDUSTRIES Duties • Document the Security Gaming Machines (SGM) system, designed to manage financial transactions, security, memberships, and information on the players and staff of gaming venues. I was one of six writers and responsible for the ‘security module’. Achievements • Entered into an Access database, all the field names displayed in the Security module, together with their definitions. • Interviewed SMEs, and consulted the other 5 technical writers, to obtain information on the software’s functions. • On completion of the first draft of the manuals (at the end of the contract), I was asked to extend my contract so as to help produce the second draft. • Together with the project leader, I revised the definitions for the fields of all 6 modules and my contract was extended a second time.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jordan Rhone - Freelance Videography & Movie Production
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5.0
2 Skills
$15
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I have several years of experience both editing and shooting video. I have done volunteer, as well as paid video work. I have also won several awards for short films that I have directed, edited, and shot. I love all aspects of movie making, but I consider cinematography and editing to be my specialties. To me, it's not a job. It's something I love to do, and I put 100% into any project no matter how big or small. I am constantly learning and improving my skills, and I know how to take direction in order to produce exactly what you are looking for.
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Ase Boom - Freelance Video Production & Video Editing
3
Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$45
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My name is Alan I am a videographer with 4 years experience and have my own equipment and lighting. I am also highly skilled in Adobe Cs6 Premiere, After effects and Photoshop. Please look at my work at www.aseboom.com. under the video category. I own a Canon EOS Rebel T31 DSLR, Gopro Hero 3+ black which shoots HD 1080p 24fps and DJI phantom 2 for aerial cinematography and photography. I also own a Zoom H5 audio recorder with two external microphones. I have tripods, umbrella and softbox lighting. My phone number is 416 799 7485
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Michael McGrath - Freelance Article Writing & Content Writing
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5.0
2 Skills
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Michael McGrath rivertree@hawaiiantel.net EDUCATION • Bachelor of Arts in English with Honors, University of Alberta. • Master of Arts in English, University of Alberta. CLIENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Attenza. com / Service911 (2000-2002) • Planned and wrote the following software tutorial sets, including screencaptures and image editing of 50 to 100 tutorials each: • AOL 7.0 (100 tutorials) • Creatures 3 (50 tutorials) • FlipAlbum (50 tutorials) • Go!Zilla (100 tutorials) • Lotus Notes Email Basics (50 tutorials) • Printmaster Premier (100 tutorials) SmartContent.com (2011 – Present) • Developed article topic ideas and researched a wide variety of assigned topics, including camping, sports, and pet care • Wrote high-interest 400- to 600-word articles on multiple topics, unobtrusively incorporating SEO keywords • Wrote advertizing copy and catalog product descriptions for pet-related products Kairos Health Care (2011-Present) • Researched and wrote monthly articles for the following websites: • Alcohol-truth.com • Amphetamine-truth.com • *******-truth.com • Hallucinogen-truth.com • ******-truth.com • Inhalant-truth.com • *********-truth.com • Methamphetamine-truth.com • Nicotine-truth.com • *******-truth.com Razoreye Media (2001 – 2009) • Wrote editorial responses reader questions on software systems and Internet use • Wrote step-by-step software tutorials and created screenshot images for each step for monthly Learning Curve newsletter. • Performed market research comparing Razoreye's products to its competitors' • Proposed, researched, and wrote articles on privacy, identity theft, and fraud for monthly Privacy Chest newsletter • Reviewed company websites, verified existing links, and proposed changes to site structure Toyvault.com (2002 – 2003) • Wrote Python-style texts for the packaging and insert materials for the client's Monty Python plush toy line: • Black Beast of Aaaaaargh box text • Black Knight box text • Book of Armaments handbook • Exploding Penguin for Your Television box text • Killer Sheep box text • Lumberjack Doll box text • Ministry of Silly Walks Doll box text • Rabbit with Pointy Teeth handbook • Rabbit with Pointy Teeth box text Tree.com (2009 – 2011) • Managed a demanding writing schedule requiring 10 to 20 articles a week while also serving as editors' first choice for additional tight-deadline and problematic article writing • Researched and proposed web content article sets on a wide variety of topics including health care, insurance, travel, and home improvements • Wrote articles in multiple formats, including 800- to 1000-word Decision Guides, How-To articles, Features, Quizzes, and Problem / Solution guides • Incorporated SEO search terms into articles while maintaining a natural writing style Vook.com • Proposed, researched, and wrote eight-chapter Improve Your Memory ebook to meet a seven-day deadline. MoreFocus (2001 – 2009) • Researched and wrote web content articles ranging in length from 300 to 1000 words • Wrote on multiple topics, with a focus on medical information sites • Wrote each article in accordance with editors SEO suggestions, incorporating search phrases into text in a natural, unobtrusive manner. REFERENCES • Doris Carey: Former V.P for Content Development, NCERx /W3commerce.com < lafontaine943@yahoo.com> • Ahna Fender: Managing Editor, Tree.com < ahna.fender@gmail.com> • Casey Olynyk: Owner, Razoreye Media < casey@pandomar.com>
Lihue, Hawaii, United States
Angela May - Freelance Fashion Illustration & Technical Illustration
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5.0
2 Skills
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SOCIAL PORTFOLIO www.pinterest.com/angelamaydesign EXECUTIVE SUMMARY SENIOR DESIGNER with international travel experience and extensive knowledge for taking product from design concept into production. Looking forward to be part of a cohesive creative team and to bring innovative design products to market. SKILLS Design: NedGraphics, Adobe CS6: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign Applications: Matrix I, Style Manager, Kaledo, Web PDM Communications: MS Office 2013 Studio Equipment: Digital Camera TRAVEL Hong Kong, China, India, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, London, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Amsterdam EDUCATION 1996 BFA Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Design, Major: Intimate Apparel and Knitwear 1991 BS Michigan State University, Major: Clothing and Textiles PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Angie’s Bloomers Designs, New York, NY Contract/Freelance Designer 2008-Present ? Fashion Options; Cool Blossom; Bella Donna Intimates; Real Underwear; Petite Sirens; Walmart; and JS Group International. ? Create fashion design concepts for intimate apparel (bras, panties, daywear, sleepwear, loungewear), activewear, and casual for the Children’s, Junior, Young Contemporary, Missy, and Plus categories. ? Design presentations with flat sketches, boards, fabric swatches, colors, and themes. ? Prepare for sampling with tech packs: specifications, garment construction and details, color, print and pattern, fabric quality, and technical flats. ? Direct the correct execution of product from concept through production utilizing sample review, fit, lab dip/strike off and fabric approvals. ? Communicate with overseas factory for style/product follow-through. RUSSELL-NEWMAN, INC. New York, NY Head Designer 2007-2008 ? Commanded the design and design execution of seasonal intimate apparel collections (bras, panties, daywear, sleepwear, loungewear) for private label and department/specialty store brands (Ivy & Annabelle, Seductive, Bridal, Willow Creek) for the Children’s, Junior, Contemporary, and Missy markets. ? Directed team of 2 design assistants, junior designer, technical designer, and CAD specialist in creating styles to meet product/line requirements as specified by sales and customers. ? Established creative direction including seasonal themes, color palettes, fabrics, trims, silhouettes, prints/patterns, and embellishments based on fashion trends, brand image, business strategy, and target customer’s needs. ? Managed product development through effective communications with domestic and overseas offices and vendors; conduct sample reviews and coordinate approvals on quality, fit, and color (lab dips/strike offs). ? Researched, developed, and specified fabrics and trims to achieve desired need within budget. QVC INC, West Chester, PA Senior Designer 2003-2007 ? Designed intimate apparel, casual, and activewear for all proprietary labels, appropriate for well-defined target markets and TV selling, including Beguile, and Anybody. ? Educated the buying team and on-air hosts on fashion/color trends, styling details, and fabric characteristics. ? Presented cohesive product presentations and previews including: market research, concept boards (color, print, and story), seasonal line proposals, and samples. ? Supervised and mentored design assistant and interns, facilitating growth, creative inspiration, motivation, and leadership in professional capabilities. ? Sourced fabrics worldwide and developed prints, patterns, and embellishments. ? Selected Accomplishments: ? Conceptualized, presented, and won buyer/QVC approval of Beguile, a new intimate apparel line with Victorian influences. ? Secured airtime to introduce the Beguile concept and present initial product offerings via on-air hosts on one-hour show, selling out of all styles in 44 minutes. ? Designed and pitched styles for on-air presentation as a “Today’s Special Value” (TSV); secured approval of 7 TSVs (double annual department goal). Blair Corporation: Crossing Point Catalogue, Warren, PA Designer 2001-2003 ? Design, developed, and directed the execution of design concepts and translated trends into fashion-forward styles of intimate apparel, sleepwear/loungewear, activewear, sportswear, and swimwear. ? Managed assistant and interns to achieve design goals; mentored team members to develop their professional skills. ? Selected Accomplishments: ? Contributed to the Crossing Pointe Catalogue recognition as the Silver Medal Winner, Consumer Catalog of the Year Award; set design direction for the catalogue’s launch. ? Designed and developed styles for the new Jane Seymour Signature Collection. The May Merchandising Company, St. Louis, MO Technical Designer 1999-2001 ? Created and translated design concepts and fashion trends into style tech packs with revisions for intimate apparel and cut and sew knitwear for Missy, Women’s, Petite, and Junior categories. Tech packs included: technical flat sketches, specifications, garment construction and details, color direction, print/pattern, grading, and fit/pattern/spec adjustments. ? Conducted fit sessions and communicated with overseas offices to ensure adherence to quality, fit, and construction requirements for sample approvals. ? Analyzed design, quality, construction, and measurements of competitors. ? Directed review and approval of development and production samples. Henry Lee & Company, Chicago, IL Associate Designer 1997-1999 ? Designed loungewear, soft related separates, dresses, and sportswear for special size lines (Petite, Missy, and Women’s lines) for private label and department/specialty store brands. ? Drafted and draped first patterns, communicated with sample makers regarding garment construction issues and solutions, and made adjustments to fit and shape for design consistency. ? Selected Accomplishments: ? Conceptualized and implemented designs that became seasonal Best Sellers; first design became a best seller for Henry Lee & Company. NATORI, New York, NY Design Intern 1995-1996 ? Drafted and draped first patterns for intimate apparel. Designed silhouettes, lace placements and embroidery layouts.
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Rebecca Gowdy - Freelance Illustration & Graphic Design
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4.5
2 Skills
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I love to create stories in art–a single image can hold a world in it. I am a designer that loves to tell stories. I am currently a freelancer. In my free time, I am working on writing stories and creating my own graphic novels. Trained as a Graphic Designer, I think in images. However, since I was a child I have always made stories in my head, and I wanted to be an animator so I could bring them to life. Since the dream of animation dimmed I found comic books, and my love of image and words started from a simple little page of massacred art and story. After a "infancy" of writing in high school with my cousin, I developed my "one world" where I like to play and it became my starting line for all my other story ideas. Because I prefer to draw, my development into the art of words has required long but enjoyable study. I also enjoy rides with my pony, Jiggs and his friends, playing video games with interesting plots, and exploring what I can of historical sites and art for their culture and aesthetics.
Virginia, United States
Amanda H. - Freelance Illustration & Portrait Art
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2 Skills
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Hello! I am an illustrator from the Seattle area, specializing in Native art and portraits. I will have a website up soon and will have it posted once it's finished. Take a moment to peek around and if you have something you'd like me to try, don't hesitate to contact me. :)
Tacoma, Washington, United States