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Debbie Hefke - Freelance Illustration, Multimedia, Book Cover Design, Book Illustration, & Children's Book Illustration
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$30
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Was born and raised in Seattle Washington. As a young child I was always fascinated with the arts. Through the years I was entered into high school art contest’s and shows and won first prize. I went onto college where I graduated the top of my class with a degree from The Art Institute of Seattle, my major was illustration and computers. Shortly after graduation I got a job working for...
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Julie Mendoza - Freelance Animal Illustration, Book Illustration, Portrait Art, Drawing, & Portrait Painting
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$25
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kendall College of Art and Design Gran Rapids MI. Alumni Over 30years working in the industry in Illustration and Design as a freelancer I love art I have been illustrating since I was a very small child in Michigan until I furthered my career and went to college to refine my skills. Please contact me for any question.
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

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Tucker Sherry - Freelance Illustration & Fiction Writing
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EDUCATION: Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts BFA 2011 Majoring in Communication Design The Charter School of Wilmington Fall 2003–Spring 2007 EXPERIENCE: Guten Monsters, Newark, DE Co-Designer and Head Writer, Summer 2010–Present Currently interning and advising at a new, small business that produces plush monster toys. Helped design several new characters that later became manufactured products, as well as wrote and revised many official tags and descriptions for said products. Was involved in all aspects of the business, from helping obtain materials and basic manufacturing to writing a tie-in webcomic for the products. Simutronics Corp., St. Charles, MO Design Intern, Fall 2010–Spring 2011 Worked on design team for Fantasy University, an adventure point-based humorous RPG for Facebook and Kongregate. As a design intern, worked 18+ hours a week to develop overarching plot lines and in-game text, including quests, dialogue, items and their descriptions, and creatures. Worked closely with both coders and artists to develop content under tight deadlines. Designed and implemented an exclusive in-game holiday event with great success while still an intern. Center for the Creative Arts’ Summer Arts to Grow On, Yorklyn, DE Assistant Camp Director, Summer 2010 Helped manage day-to-day operations, handled a great deal of camp’s administrative work, and took care of 50+ children (ages 6-14) during lunch and approximately a dozen children during camp’s After Care program, and filled in for absent teachers five days a week. YMCA of Delaware, Wilmington, DE Counselor, Summer 2008 Was put in charge of over 50 children with other counselors and regularly took groups of children ages 5-8 on trips throughout the city five days a week, keeping them entertained and safe. SKILLS AND AWARDS: The Mary Cowan Harford Award in Watercolor recipient, 2011 Proficient with software development tools created with Ruby on Rails, including requirement strings and parses. Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and InDesign. Proficient in all Microsoft Office products. Studied Japanese language for five semesters.
Newark, Delaware, United States
Alex Montilla - Freelance Movie Production & Video Editing
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I'm a filmmaker originally from South Florida. I have worked in the cutting room for big movies like Hot Tub Time Machine and The Muppets as well as on numerous independent projects. I recently made a short film that may give you a good example of my skills. http://www.cheatdaymovie.com Other samples of my work are located on my website: http://www.akmontilla.com/media.html
Los Angeles, California, United States
Bruce Iorio - Freelance Digital Art & Graphic Design
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I have been a professional photographer for over 40 years. I have degrees in Illustration, Color Technology, Industrial Photography, and Computer Graphics. I am an Experimental Artist. I consider myself Eclectic. All of my Art is different. My Art is always changing.
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Santiago Benham - Freelance Spanish Translation & Article Writing
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Santiago Benham 1550 North Reading Rd Stevens, PA, 17578 702-994-1650 Sbenh280@live.kutztown.edu Objective: Professional writer experienced in screenwriting, journalism and technical writing ready to generate superior quality scripts, news articles, and helpful guidelines for those in the professional writing fields and hopefully land a position in the movie industry. Summary of Qualification: • Experience of two semesters in writing for the workplace and journalism. • Experience of one semester in copy and line editing and publishing. • Experience of one semester in writing for mass communication. • Experience of one semester in creative writing and drama. • Devoted, responsible and self-motivated. • Proven ability to take on new and unexpected topics. • Exceptional awareness in things going on in the media. • Great communication skills, both written and verbal. • Skilled in browsing the internet and using the computer such as Word and PowerPoint. • Fluent in communicating, verbal and written, in both Spanish and English. Work Experience Sales Associate at Target – 2009, Sales Associate at GameStop – 2008 Responsibilities include maintaining outstanding customer service as per Company standards, generating sales, merchandising, and safeguarding company assets. Education • GED from Green Valley High School. • Honors Diploma from Green Valley High School. • Three semesters of professional writing courses at Kutztown University, including Writing for the Workplace, Creative Writing, Copy and Line Editing, Scientific Writing, College Composition, Advanced Composition, Journalism and Mass Communications.
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Mark A. Helwig - Freelance Book Illustration & Fantasy Art
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I'm an award winning illustrator and sculptor living in Oviedo, FL. I work in oils or black and white and am available for anything from portraits to product illustrations to book covers and sculptures. Please see my work at www.markhelwigart.com or http://mhelwig.deviantart.com/
OVIEDO, Florida, United States
Jen Petersen - Freelance Auditing & Office Management
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I’ve assisted organizations by building processes and procedures which improve operational activities, accuracy of financial transactions and reporting, and HR activities. I have experience mitigating risk and ensuring proper controls are present in industries ranging from state government agencies to call centers to education to non-profit originations. I strive to ensure all processes are efficient, effective and relevant. In a call center environment supporting a customer in the mobile communications industry, I was responsible for maintaining internal controls compliance by managing and performing testing as well as analyzing test results and mitigating identified risks to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) by ensuring the following: • processes & procedures are documented, accurate, effective and relevant • job roles are well defined and no conflicts of interest exist • floor to book AND book to floor inventory counts occur • accesses to secure areas is monitored • workplace security measures exist to mitigate the possibility of fraud • ensuring client and customer invoices are correct and reconciled • ensuring we are meeting our contractual service level agreements I achieve these goals though • developing test plans and strategies • management of administrative help in testing • developing and implementing employee training • developing project plans to correct defects, including Gantt charts and cost associations • direct communication with local management, the client and other contractors • utilizing Microsoft Office Software, including: Excel, Word, Access, Power Point and Visio In a State Government environment, at which we managed State Appropriations; Federal, Local, Tribal and Private Grant and Project monies as well as profits from a bookstore on site, I was accountable for timely and accurate execution of all accounting transactions including • accounts payable and receivable • cash handling and deposits • reconciliation of all accounts, including grants, projects, contracts and other appropriations • staff payroll and contractor payments • invoicing customers/clients I was responsible for maintaining internal controls compliance by ensuring the following: • full and partial inventory counts were performed on bookstore inventory items as well as fixed assets • proper State procurement rules followed for all purchases Furthermore, I assisted in bringing in money in the following ways: • supporting the development and management of annual agency-wide budget • assisted in creation of grant or proposals, including preparing the budget • developed revenue-generating ideas for the bookstore, including social media campaigns I accomplished these goals by • management of administrative and financial assistants • developing and implementing employee training • developing project plans to, including Gantt charts and cost associations • direct communication with local management, grant administrators, customers, various other levels of State Government officials • utilizing Intuit’s Quickbooks and Point of Sale Software as well as Microsoft Office Software, including: Excel, Word, Access, Power Point and Visio, including building many Microsoft Access databases from scratch to manage internal accounting records In a not-for-profit theatre environment, I was responsible for processing all accounting transactions, including... • payments to vendors and actors • processing payroll • closing all monthly transactions and reporting to accountant • payments received from donors, grants and customers • transfers between accounts • cash deposits In addition, I also created process to streamline maintenance of donors/advertisers/season ticket holders by creating a Microsoft Access database from scratch. Northeastern University 9/02 - 12/05 Major: Physics, Business Administration Minor: Mathematics, English Clubs: NUHOC Outdoors Club (board member), General Relativity Club (founding member) Jobs: 5/04 -12/04 - JP Licks Ice Cream Shop Ice Cream Scooper 1/04 - 6/04 - Middle School Math Tutor 6/04 - 8/04 - BPS Summer Advanced Math Program Pre-Calculus Mentor 1/05 - 5/05 - Northeastern Physics Department, Admin Help in Grants Department 6/05 - 12/05 - CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research) Lab Assistant for CMS Experiment Skills Operations Analytics, Sarbanes-Oxley Testing and Reporting, Creating and Balancing Budgets, Creating and Implementing Processes and Procedures Interests Hiking & Camping Web-Based Tech & Applications Cooking, Brewing Beer & Making Cheese Reading Scifi, History, Science and Politics Books Crocheting and Jewelry Making Reading and Writing Poetry Sudoku
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Douglas Lathrop - Freelance Quality Assurance & Software Testing
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DOUGLAS LATHROP, JR. 4 Tower Drive Cell (513) 969-5481 lathropd@bellsouth.net Newport, KY 41071 CAREER SUMMARY Quality Assurance Manager / Engineer: Directed and Managed multimillion dollar national and international quality projects and teams involving various industries for Kroger Co, Ascendum, Humana Inc., DST Health Solutions, Insuresoft/Applied Systems Inc., BellSouth, State of Alabama (DHR), and United States Air Force. EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW Leadership: Set vision and path for large, complex, and parallel projects, using detailed and complex methodologies, and rigorous QA processes. Worked with diverse and dynamic teams (telecommuters, overseas staff, vendors, and system integrators) to provide mentoring, motivation, and training under tight budgets and tough schedules. Management: All phases of SDLC - waterfall and iterative methodologies; quality management practices; all phases and types of testing; strategic planning & measurement; requirements management; program/project management; budget management; effort and schedule estimating; testing environment management & tool implementations. Accountable for staff HR responsibilities: performance management, salary/bonus planning, & recruiting. Technical: Breadth and depth of technologies include mainframe, client server, n-tier – web and proprietary client, Oracle EAP, TIBCO MDM, web services (Web Methods), ETL and point to point interfaces, intranet and extranet, single sign on, secure login, real-time & batch, and automated testing. Methodologies, Standards, and Tools: Lotus Notes, MS Outlook, Clarity, MS Project, Project Server, Rational Robot, WinRunner, Quality Center, QTP, TestTrack, Clarify, Jira, McCabe IQ, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, VBScript, CA-Service Desk, SharePoint, MSF, CMM/CMMI, ITIL, Waterfall, Agile, TQM, software metrics. TRAINING • Entry, Mid and Advanced Level Air Force Leadership & Management Courses • Certified Program Manager - Air Force Level 1 Acquisition • Certified DMR Project Manager – “Project Management in a Consulting World” • Clarity – Project Manager & Resource Manager • Certified McCabe IQ Engineer • Total Quality Training - Strategic Planning, Goals, Metrics, Process Analysis • Value Management Training – Benefits Realization (Information Paradox) • Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, Microsoft Solution Framework, MS Project Server • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People • ITIL Implementation Overview • CMM/CMMI Assessment Training • SharePoint 2007 Computer Based Training • Online Trading Academy Mastermind/XLT EXPERIENCE July 2013- CARDOU LLC Newport KY Present Managing Partner • Create company for the purpose of trading currencies, equities, futures, and commodities. • Spent 1.5 years in training on trading concepts and platform tools • Prepared paperwork needed to establish trading accounts with 4 different firms and 6 different platforms. February 2010- Kroger Co. Cincinnati, OH July, 2013 Senior QA Lead • Led 4 major QA programs and projects - Rules Based Pricing, Targeted Coupons, Gift Registry, and Master Data Management & Product Lifecycle Management. o Master Data Management: Retail item information management system o Gift Registry: Online event registry and management system o Targeted Coupons: Retail coupon & discount management system o Rules Based Pricing: Retail price management system • Team sizes varied from 3 to 35 testers and values of $3M to $150M • Practiced risk based testing approach – team agreement on level of acceptable risk • Planned & scheduled deliverable compilation tasks – risk analysis, test scenario list, estimates, test plan, test case writing schedule, test case entry, test execution schedule, test results, test data acquisition plan, and traceability matrix • Conducted impact analysis and risk analysis for regression test planning. • Provided effort and duration estimates for all projects and types/phases of testing (System, System Integration, SOA, Performance, Automated, Disaster Recovery, Security, E2E, UAT, regression and data conversion testing). • Built QA project schedules to manage & track QA testing phase and task progress • Wrote and implemented Test Plans for each project - all phase and types of testing • Planned & managed system integration testing- some releases had up to 35 interfaces • Worked with project teams & users to plan and conduct full end to end testing • Coordinated with business/data analysts and end users to provide UAT support • Setup & managed Automated Testing approaches - cut costs and helped contain risks • Worked with teams to build QA processes specific to each program/project • Helped BAs assure high quality requirements and functional design documentation • Helped recruit, train and onboard new QA testers and leads • Spearheaded root cause analysis for high and critical defects – defect prevention • Participated with development teams in Agile Sprint Recap and Planning activities • Daily, Weekly, and Monthly status, issue, risk, and metric reporting • Member of release management team -coordinated code deploys for all environments o Managed concurrent testing for 2 releases and 3 phases of test execution o Accountable for 4 different testing environments that support ongoing release development activities and a production break-fix environment. • Helped teams implement Change Management process – manage change impact o Member of change control board responsible for providing QA impact analysis - responsible for adjusting plans, staying on schedule, within budget • Led daily defect triage meetings – Effectively evaluated and prioritize defect fixes • Conducted team meetings, project QA kick off meetings, & project status meetings • Wrote standard QA engagement language for master service agreements and statements of work. Helped negotiate statement of work language with each vendor. • Responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing Program QA Governance. • Implemented a virtual QA support team - included business analysts, data modelers and profilers, interface support people, data analysts, and legacy application analysts. • Mixed waterfall and Agile development and delivery model. • Member of program process improvement team - responsible for improving release over release delivery as well as defect root cause analysis to help defect prevention August 2006 – Humana Inc. Louisville, KY October 2008 QA & Testing Program Manager • Led team of 24 responsible for developing & maintaining quality tools, reporting, metrics development, project management, and process management. • Assembled team that pioneered SharePoint technology usage within organization. o Created Quality and Release Management Portal to provide information related to enterprise software quality practices and release management tools. o Developed Master Release Calendar – provides enterprise view of release dates for 300+ applications via combined SharePoint and .NET architecture. • Directed team responsible for requirements, hardware environment design, load testing, training, conversion, and UAT for custom web based testing tool. • Managed development of Quality Management Reporting System – converted 50 Excel reports and charts to SQL Server based system accessed via web interface. • Responsible for enhancement and maintenance of existing Lotus Notes based testing management system. Supports 2000 users, library of 300,000 test cases. o Developed data warehouse to mesh legacy Lotus Notes DB with SQL DB • Conceived & developed quality metrics program - created metric development framework, metric profile & library concepts to facilitate successful metric adoption. • Spearheaded Change Management process and DB for tracking organization, training, documentation, work aid, process map, report, metric profile changes. • Participant on ITIL Release Management & Problem Management initiative teams. o Release management process re-designed to improve speed to market, enhance quality, and assure project benefit realization. • Developed effectiveness metrics for process changes to assure process adoption. • Program Manager for Medicare User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Program under Humana Testing Management Organization (TMO). • Built program from ground up while still delivering projects to production. • Transitioned Medicare business organization from chaotic/fragmented approach to UAT and project acceptance to alignment with all other lines of business. o Change involved process, culture, leadership, and organizational initiatives that impacted 30 individual teams. • Worked with several teams to introduce automated testing to their testing practice – cut 100’s of man hours from their regression testing activities. • Co-Led team that conceived, developed, and delivered data copy tool - cut hundreds of hours from test data creation process, increased quality of production products. • Conceived and wrote requirements for initiative to refine test data refresh process to selectively copy production data-reduced time and effort needed for this activity. • Quality Manager for user acceptance testing of IT Portfolio Management tool (Clarity) – rapid deployment for 1000 users with zero major defects. May 2005 – DST Health Solutions Birmingham, AL August 2006 QA/Design Manager • Directed Design team that consisted of 11 designers performing in various roles; Designer, Architect, Developer, QA Analyst. Responsible for requirements gathering, solution creation, technical design delivery, test planning. • Managed software design work for mainframe COBOL/DB2 PowerMHS HMO s/w. • Refined Architecture, Design, and Module Testing portion of SDLC processes – Cut design and testing effort by 20% while cutting defects by 35% • Implemented automated test management tool (Test Director) to document requirement traceability and provide SDLC team approach to test planning. • Maintained and improved work estimation algorithms. Created templates that allowed accurate custom estimates based on client type and release criteria. • Primary interface for software modification proposals, estimates, and sales support. • Accountable for progress, status reporting, risk identification, & issue escalation for continuous pipeline of 10-15 simultaneous and distinct projects at a time. • Created a repeatable process for data conversion design projects to support custom release upgrades, respond to government mandates, and fix data corruption problems. • Team designed 3rd party product interfaces using custom Application Programming Interfaces and XML technology – allowed quick expansion of product functionality. • Managed 100 person budget - revenue of $8m and expenses of $6m. • Responsible for weekly expense, revenue, & capacity forecast updates & projections. • Maintained release content forecasts – used information to manage resource leveling. • Performed root cause analysis for design defects, poor estimates, & quality problems. • Led effort to prepare for CMMI Level II – created/executed level III action plan. May 2003 – Insuresoft LLC (formerly Applied Systems Inc.) Northport, AL April 2005 Development/QA Manager • Directed and managed development activity for Diamond Policy Management System for Auto and Life Insurance Carriers. • Managed 28 person staff, five distinct teams; Production Support, Quality Assurance, Special Projects, Database Development, & Account Implementation. • Responsible for automated testing (Rational & Mercury); software metrics; quality management tool evaluations, selection, and implementation • Managed VB6 to .NET code conversion, N-tier development, custom development, database design/architecture, multi office coordination, data conversions. • Implemented Architecture team, matrix staffing model, & spiral development model. • Created and presented product vision to staff and various client executives, implemented resource management tool, PM practices, defect management teams. • Justified acquisition and implementation of McCabe IQ quality measurement tool. o Created product offering from tool’s capabilities resulted in major sale. o Presented strategy of use to clients – enhanced client “good will”. • Leader of software process re-engineering efforts; source code management, version control, build management, testing prioritization, development process integration. September 2001- Competent Staffing Resources, Inc.: Client - BellSouth Birmingham, AL April 2003 Program Manager/Senior QA Consultant • Integrated Testing & Analysis System (INTAS) implementation consists of several hundred mid-range servers housed in Data Centers and tens of thousands of clients. • Managed development and implementation projects for INTAS application. • Led response to best practices audit – Presented successful out brief to executives. • Responsible for QA standards; disaster recovery, defect and code management. • Led design, testing, installation, and implementation team during $2m h/w upgrade. • Wrote Quality Assurance plan-standards compliance & minimized defects resulted. • Performed impact analysis of vendor application upgrades and BellSouth IT infrastructure modifications to determine timing of system upgrades. • Managed capital investment and expense budgets totaling more than $3.5m. • Maintained relationship with enterprise development teams to oversee migration and integration with other applications. All milestones ahead of schedule, under budget! • Managed relationship between project team, five vendors, IT infrastructure organization and company wide customer base. April 2000- Comforce, Inc.: Client – BellSouth, Accenture Birmingham, AL August 2001 QA Program Manager/Senior Consultant • Managed many diverse system development projects - Demonstrating risk, issue, action item, deliverable, budget, vendor, client, project, communication, jeopardy, quality and cost/schedule management skills. • Employed BellSouth SAMR2 & Accenture Method/1 system development methods. • Developed Quality Assurance plans for all projects and facilitated compliance. • Managed human resource, capital equipment, and expense budgets totaling $2.9m. • Contributed strong CMM knowledge and experience to CMM Level II certification. • Produced high quality IT development life-cycle cost and schedule proposals. July 1999- DMR Consulting Group, Inc.: Client - State of Alabama, DHR Montgomery, AL March 2000 Technology Assessment Manager • Managed technology assessment for purchasing & supply chain management project. • Participated in an integrated consultant and customer team responsible for performing technology, process, organization, and culture analysis. • Prepared and delivered technology architecture schematics, product and vendor evaluations for short-term/long-term technology improvements to DHR Executives. • Performed QC duties for internal and external deliverables at engagement gates. • Expertly prepared and delivered engagement progress presentations and deliverables. • Identified previously unknown technical and functional capabilities to management - demonstrated how current environment could be improved using existing resources. • Wrote proposal to develop and implement Procurement S/W Acquisition program. • Hand-selected as Project Management Career Path Manager - Developed training plans, mentoring guidelines and Project Management career counseling program. November 1997- DMR Consulting Group, Inc.: Client - BellSouth/Andersen Birmingham, AL June 1999 Team Lead/Senior Project Manager • Contributed to two Strategic Plans for Year 2000 testing and led creation and tasking of Y2K Environment Team. Largest project awarded to business unit, $10 million. • Mapped complete and detailed Y2K testing process - used as risk assessment tool. • Provided direct support to top-level Program Manager and Business Unit Director. • Spearheaded McCabe V2000 (Application Testing Specialty Tool) justification, acquisition, training, setup, configuration, technical support, tool upgrades. • Managed team of six McCabe specialists - developed task plans, processes, deliverables, project schedules, and custom tools. July 1993- USAF, Software Design Center Montgomery, AL October 1997 Chief, Implementations & Development & Superintendent, Operations Support • Responsible for Air Force Space Command Defense Messaging System (DMS) • Supervised and led eight hardware and software site survey and installation teams. • Participated in negotiation of four major contracts totaling - $21m. • Developed model to predict required equipment quantities for over 300 sites. • Led teams that performed six site equipment installation surveys in two months. • Presented DMS briefings to senior leaders throughout Air Force and DOD. • Resource advisor for team of seventy - Increased moral and quality of deliverables. • Managed development, maintenance life-cycle and technical support activities for sixty developers impacting 195 sites, 14500 users and $4.2m annual budget. • Directed sustainment program for 2,000 COBOL programs - 1.8m lines of code. • Participated in Level II and III CMM assessment of software development processes. • Contract Quality Assurance Evaluator responsible for $18m in development tasks. EDUCATION • 1991 - Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL A.A.S, Information Systems Technology • 1989 - Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL A.A.S., Computer Science Technology ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • Retired from the U.S. Air Force with rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8). • Top Secret Clearance while in U.S. Air Force. • Owned Stop-A-Minute convenience stoar • Started and operated Automation and Information Technologies Consulting • Started and Operated CarDou LLC Trading company • Senior, Wright State University, B.S., Computer Science (210 qtr hours)
Newport, Kentucky, United States
Elizabeth - Freelance Book Illustration & Animal Illustration
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3.0
2 Skills
$25
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Elizabeth Hixon is a Denver based artist with a BFA in Illustration. After graduating from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, she now does freelance work specializing in children's book illustration and plays the piano in her spare time. She is currently interested in community projects, freelance work, and obtaining a graphic artist/design position in the Denver area. If you're interested in learning more or would like to discuss a project or idea, email me at egracehixon@gmail.com. Thanks!
Denver, Colorado, United States