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Dave Windett - Freelance Comic Art & Children's Book Illustration
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I am a professional comics artist and illustrator, my work has been published in Britain, Europe and America. I have worked worked on comics featuring numerous licensed characters, including Inspector Gadget, Eek the Cat, Ace Ventura, Daffy Duck and Korky the Cat . For the Scandinavian market I illustrated educational books, business manuals and comics. I have also designed original characters for a variety of publications and provided illustrations for everything from magazines and websites to mobile phones, games, and children's shoes. Résumé Comics Byheksa – Baddis (Westwind) Itchy & Scratchy, Troy McClure – Bart Simpsons Joke Book (Bongo) Bottom Gear – The Beano (D.C. Thomson) Micro Dot – Big Greenie (Tone Publications) Bugs Bunny (Burghley) Scooby Doo – Cartoon Network Guide (Fleetway) Junior Boss – Comic Football (Comic Football Taliska – Cosmic (H. Bauer) Korky the Cat and Ninja Number Nine – The Dandy (D.C.Thomson) Lazarus Lemming – DFC (Random House) Digimon (Panini) Count Duckula (London Editions) Rotten Ralph – FBX (BBC Magazines) Roxanna Reynard – Foul ( Traitors Gate ) Crash Bandicoot and Woody Woodpecker – KLM In – flight Comics (Waterside) Krash Test Bunny – Nitro (Future) Sesame Street (D.C. Thomson) She-Ra (London Editions) Tails – Sonic the Comic (Fleetway) Thomas the Tank Engine (Marvel U.K.) Tiny Toon Adventures (D.C. and Newsstand) Tom & Jerry (Fleetway) Surf City – Triffik (News Force) Ace Ventura, Eek the Cat, Flint the Time Detective, Oggy and the Cockroaches – Wickid (Panini) Zig & Zagg (Fleetway) Inspector Gadget – Zona (Willmark) and Wickid (Panini) Comic Strips Ashton Ants (Receiver) Bits ‘n’ Bytes (Guardian Insurance) Berryhill’s Bloopers (Orbit Productions for the Dennis Cardoza campaign) Buck Shee (Preston Other Paper) Chaddy (Comic Football for Oldham Athletic) Comicbook Mafia (Web Comic Factory ) Digital Trip Advisor (Digital Trip) Lost Under Lancaster (Something Completely Different) Post Human (Games Monthly) Rugrats (Young Telegraph) Rocket Scientists (Kimota) Rom Ram and the 1512 (PC Plus) Spy Fox – Planet PC (Future) Trick or Treat (BBR, It Magazine, and Side-show Comics ) Wacky World of Animals (Pet Mad Web Site, Imagine Daily Web Site and Born Free Foundation Website) Walgreens Beauty Advisors (Anonymous Design for Walgreens) One Off Strips Angela D’eath (Girly Comic, Baddis, UK Web & Mini Comics Thing Anthology, The Speculator and Krazybov Comics) The Anger Feels So Right! – All you Need is Love (Raptus) Casper the Friendly Ghost (Foresee for Butlins) Guitar Hero – Vogarth #2 (Vogarth Comix) The Hungry Ones – Negative Burn #11 (Caliber Press) Katze v 2.013 – I Want a Cat (INKplosion.com) Min and Per (Children of the World) On the crest of a wave – Side-show Comics #6 (Side- show Comics) Overdue – Reading With Pictures Anthology Redjack – Negative Burn #21 (Caliber Press) Red Shift – Negative Burn (vol 2) #14 (Desperado Publishing) Rocket Power – Newcastle Science Comic Book Illustration 21 Draw (21 Draw) Briony’s Sweet Dilemma (Consequence Books) Having A Baby Totally Sucks (Heath Mensher) Jet Cadets Fun Book (John Brown for Britannia Airways) Kaci Bell Mysteries (Little Lemming Books) Kjørebok – 2004 (Adekvat Info AS) Magic (N.W. Damm & Søn – Norway, Alinea – Denmark and Natur&Kultur – Sweden) Monster Hunters Unlimited (Price Stern Sloan) Noah’s Ark Colouring Book ( Dorling Kindersley USA) Pinky and the Brain (Arkadia Illustration and Design ) Sci-Fi Art Now (Ilex/Harper Collins) Shelf Life (Factor Fiction) Stairs #7 (Cappelen Damm AS) Trick or Treat (Little Lemming Books) Voices in Time 2 (N.W. Damm & Søn) Voltron United And Drawn (5Finity/Moonstone) Walking in Eternity (Factor Fiction) Wiggles and the Loch Ness Monster (Round Frog Books) Magazine and Website Illustration BBR, Comics World, Concepts, Contropussy, Dan Destiny, Dream Science Fiction, DuelMasters, ECV Press, Exuberance, Fantazia, 1st.Class, Flagship, 4×4 and Off Road Mart,Games man, Green Toe, High School Heroes, Jetix, Kimota, K-Zine, Laughingrobot.com, Men’s Health, Nemi, Petmad.com, Rattlers Tale, Roary the Lion (BFF), Shelf Life, Sky Scene, Spinning Chicken, Stock Illustration, Visions, Webløysingar, Where It’s At (in Blackburn) Games Illustration Klokken (Egmont Kids Media Nordic AS) Moro Mix (Egmont Kids Media Nordic AS) Quest (KJC Games) Elimination Game (Russell Odom) Advertising, Design Agency, and General Illustration A&M Marketing, Arkadia Illustration and Design, The Bubbies, Cartoon Network/Fleetway, Comic Relief ’97, Comics Creators Guild, Crotty Consulting, Stephen Gallagher, Highfield Priory Chess Team, INCO, In Touch PR, The John Lever Partnership, MS Storage, Oakland, Phil Stamp, Thunder Books, 23rd Parallel Games , The Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s Golf Club Pop/rock Groups Justin Otstott/Gage, Time Kode, Moving Pictures Character Design/cartoon/toy Development Work Candy Underlord (Cybercandy) Chilled Mouse (Chilled Mouse) Flat Willy – SMTV Magazine (Waterside) Harry the Herring (Flotilla 23-7, US Coast Guard Reserve) Hoys (Horse of the Year Show) Kid Squeakers (Kid Squeakers) The Maize Brigade (Vincent Kean) Fonies (Rok Media) Sparky the Space Shuttle (Trigger Productions) Spinning Chicken (Spinning Chicken) Colouring Asgard Comics (Asgard Comics) Various (DC Thomson) Prisms (Rainstorm Press) Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights (Eigo Town) The Saturdays (Nickleodeon) A Day in the Life 2012 (Oriel Security) Spectacular Spider-Man (Panini UK ) Blue Moon (Quill Publications) Hero Concepts (Tom Stillwell) Fearless – CD Booklet (Douglas Wood) Other Sketch Cards – Cryptozoic Entertainment, 5 Finity Mobile Phone Wallpapers – Fonedream Resources for online comic creator – Rok Comics Logo Design – Dodo Publishing, K-Zine, Serie Antikvariatet
Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Brent Knudsen - Freelance Audio Editing & Videography
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2 Skills
$25
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Videography and Audio Experience: -Camera operator, novice level, for live presentations using cameras "a" and "b" -Editing team member for a 15 minute video using Final Cut on Macintosh interface -Composer and editor for original songs for educational and entertainment purposes, using multiple tracks--instrumental, vocal, and pre-recorded loops--on Garage Band, Macintosh interface. -Recording artist (original and cover songs) using friends' professional and semi-professional studios -Extra in a feature-length film, spending down time fascinated observing the directing, crew and acting roles as well as equipment used to film the movie Writing Experience: -Poet-two publications in universities' literary collections, been involved in writing poetry since childhood -Creative Writer-related courses at high school and collegiate levels -Teacher-Regular English classes at junior high and high school levels, proofread hundreds of writing assignments -Tutor-variety of clients from early elementary to college levels (undergraduate programs) -Blogger-a variety of topics Art Experience: Student-- Exposure to drawing and painting in various media, ceramics, sculpture, earth art, etc. Recreational Artist-- Landscape painting, drawing, cartoon faces, signage, computer paint applications, nature photography, created own greeting cards for family and clients, layout and design for family and organization newsletters, drag and drop websites Personality: I am friendly. I am down-to-earth. I am teachable. I have a very creative mind for figuring out solutions to problems that arise. I can think outside the box. I am attentive to detail. I am a quick learner. I am dependable. I am methodical. I can visualize a scene layout before it materializes. I have an artistic eye for color, contrast, and interesting camera angles I am always dedicated to continually improving my craft.
Provo, Utah, United States
Patsy Fumetti - Freelance Animal Illustration & Fantasy Art
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5.0
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Bachelors degree in fine arts Since I was a young girl, I have been interested in Nature, animals, and especially the fine arts. I have pursued these interests with a great deal of energy and have made them my life's work as well as my way of enjoying my time on this earth. I especially like to bring the two together as I do when painting nature scenes, animals and the outdoors. I increased my knowledge and abilities by attaining my bachelors degree in Fine Arts. >Advocate of child welfare and education. When I am not in my studio working on my art, I am often in the classroom teaching at risk pre-kindergarten children that are enrolled in the more-at-four program and helping them to realize their full potential. I work in many traditional media including oils on canvas, acrylics on canvas, pastels, inks, tempera, watercolours, and others on canvas, papers and other substrates. > Naturalist > Environmentalist > Fine Artist > Traditional Media Artist Supporter of many environmental groups . I have been involved in various strategies to help the environment by reducing the amount of logging being done on publicly owned lands. > Published Cartographer and Artist > Calligrapher and Poet I am also a cartographer and have had my maps published in books giving historic accounts about the beginnings of our country. I have also done several other illustrations and paintings that have been published as cover art or internal illustrations in other publications. Like many people, I find that art is everywhere in today's society, including the very words we write. I write poetry using calligraphy and then mount the works in various ways to produce some great looking, framed pieces that can inspire people as well as please the eye.
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Toni Williams - Freelance Creative Writing & Blog Writing
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EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL Enthusiastic / Proficient / Diverse Talented and motivated Sales Professional and Creative Writer with a proven record for building strong business relationships in support of reaching and exceeding business and personal goals and objectives. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Girl Talk With Toni - Online 2010 – Present (Online Blog for Women) • Provide advice, humor and critical thinking literature for women of all ages • Advise on money matters, relationships, health & beauty and smart shopping • Interact with audience by providing motivation, information and inspiration Infinity Staffing Solutions (Formerly Hobart West Solutions) – Edison, New Jersey 2002 – 2011 (Human Resource Outsourcing / Staffing Industry) New Business Development – 80% • Perform sales telemarketing calls and outside prospecting visits to various companies. • Manage multiple accounts, in various industries, with current yearly sales in excess of $4 million. • Attend networking and staffing industry events to build relationships and keep current on industry changes. • Conduct current client work site evaluations to ensure employee safety and workers compensation compliance. • Work diligently to meet and surpass the branch’s weekly, monthly and quarterly goals. Staff Supervisor – 10% • Oversaw daily operation while working with the office team to fulfill clients’ staffing needs. • Supervised and delegated to a direct staff of 6; recruited, interviewed and placed temporary, temporary to direct hire and direct hire employees. • Performed sales and skill marketing calls to current, dormant and prospected companies too market staffing services and current pool of qualified applicants. • Reviewed monthly P & L’s and trailing reports; configure weekly sales reports for progress meetings with Vice President of Sales and Branch Manager. • Assisted the branch manager with filing reports, typing correspondences, scheduling meetings and filling in at the meetings when he is unavailable. Staff Administrator – 10% • Provided exceptional administrative support to the branch manager, staff supervisor and sales executive. • Answered phones, scheduled appointments, pre-screen new applicants and assisted with the application process. • Ordered and tracked office and mailing supplies. • Entered payroll information for temporary employees on a weekly basis and corresponded with accounting department and clients to ensure correct billing. • Demonstrated immediate talents upon hire and excelled quickly to become recognized by management as a key member and was promoted to the management team. EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS Economics Major, 2010 – 2012 (expected completion of B.A. studies) Business Major, 2008 – 2010 • Union County College – Cranford, NJ Political Science Major, 2000-2003 • Seton Hall University – South Orange, NJ
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Ikpe Ikpe - Freelance Art & Painting
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I have some skill, experience, and time. I attended Art Academy University two semesters. Looking to build my business base and make more art and connections I want to make more art than you would consider making in a lifetime.....every artists aspiration. I'm always looking for my next project; Especially more so as of late. Give me an idea and I'll give u a work of art. Give me a project and I'll give you your vision.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Christine O. Russell - Freelance Book Writing & Article Writing
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5.0
2 Skills
$50
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I am a Houston Writer Seeking Work in Writing Biographies and Journals. Here are some fiction and non-fiction book Ideas that I am working on: Read With Me: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Christine+Olivia+Russell&x=0&y=0
Houston, Texas, United States
Derrick - Freelance Marketing & Poster Design
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STRATEGIC MARKETING EXECUTIVE Over 8 years’ experience driving strategic growth and product visibility for leading , corporate, media and Marketing organizations. Highly competitive, passionate, persuasive and articulate, able to achieve results others believed to be impossible. Experienced in Sales, Marketing, Project management, Partnership Building and Product Management. Demonstrated success record in: .Branding, managing and positioning product lines. .Distilling value, overcoming objections and securing hard to close deals. .Experienced with both Branding and direct sales strategies and tactics for television, internet and radio. .Motivating staff to peak performance levels. .Proven record of initiative and success in Brand management, C-level relationship development, writing, and project management within environments from small to large-scale projects. CORE COMPETENCIES . Ad Campaign Management . Multi-media Marketing . Account Development . Market Research . Competitive/Strategic Planning . Budgeting/ Forecasting . Prospecting/ Client Cultivation . Direct Mail Marketing . Project Management PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE FIRST IMPRESSIONS MARKETING, Warner Robins, Georgia 2006 – Present Marketing Manager .Establish and implement strategic marketing goals for multichannel sales to meet corporate objectives and increase market share and profitability of products and services, while increasing the confidence in the Marketing services and products that we provide. .Project sales, growth, and profit objectives and determine pricing policy across channels. .Budget and attain sales and optimize profitability of the offering by adhering to marketing plan and budget constraints. .Direct the marketing campaign design, development, and the media selection and target audience. Collaborates with merchandising, analytics, creative and various other departments on these marketing campaigns. .Identify target market segments by demographics and/or characteristics. .Engage in direct interaction with our customers to anticipate customer needs and identify solutions which may include product extensions, new product development and services. .Develop brand essence consistent across all mediums. .Communicate details of multi-channel marketing programs to sales, customer service, operations, and other departments involved with taking and fulfilling orders and campaigns. .Manages the forecasting and promotional effectiveness and conduct test programs to measure effectiveness of program. .Develop and execute strategies and promotions based upon internal analysis provided by Analytics team. .Responsible for primary and secondary research to identify market trends and customer understanding. .Understand and adhere to all media and marketing legal and compliance measures. .Develop and implement contingency plans based sales trends. JANEK CORPORATION, Tuckerton, New Jersey 2005 – 2006 Regional Sales Representative .Promoted and sold (OEM) electronic products and repair services to Domestic & international transit Authorities for Buses. .Established large-volume accounts with excellent levels of retention and loyalty by building relationships. .Provided technical assistance & information to customers to prevent or resolve problems with product performance. .Maximized regional sales volume, resulting in added revenue of more than $7M. .Communicated with customers, employees and other individuals to answer questions and explain information. .Provided a full range of marketing efforts to include providing information and training to customers. .**Secured the first 5 largest customers (including Government contracts). .Represented company at various trade shows and industry conferences to promote company products & services. .Worked closely with company executives to identify new business opportunities and routinely participated in the sales process. .Represented agency to clients; developed and recommended marketing programs; developed new accounts; reactivated dormant client relations, deepened and broadened C-level and long term relationships. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, Macon, Georgia 2005 – 2006 Human Resources Specialist .Coordinated orientations for newly enlisted and exit interviews for soldiers leaving the unit. .Used analytical techniques to identify problems and develop conclusions and recommendations. .Developed tables, charts, memos, reports, correspondence and other material, with accuracy, to meet assigned deadlines. .Prepared initial work plans and draft reports based on existing procedures or observation of the activity to be studied. .Processed new hire paperwork, requests for transfer or reassignment, benefits, recommendations for awards and arranged for awards ceremonies. .Performed, updates, and coordinated requests for evaluations, to include responding to evaluation inquiries. .Performed reviews and updated employee rules and regulations and maintain the human resource information system and employee database. .Maintained knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting government HR functions. REEDS CUSTOM LOG HOMES LLC, Atlanta, Georgia 2001-2005 Construction Project Manager .Monitored project implementation through completion of Log Cabin home construction to include building audits, conflict resolution, project budgeting and scheduling. .Computed, recorded, and proofread data, records and reports. .Managed multi-million dollar log Home development projects. .Performed administrative and managerial tasks related to field office and personnel procedures. .Ensured construction work is being done in accordance with plans and specifications. .Recommended solutions to complex construction problems when needed. .Acted as a liaison between contractor and client. .Implemented directives, instructions, and policies received from home office and/or client. .Attended scheduled construction site visits, preparation of construction related contracts/forms, bidding and closeout of assigned projects. .Maintained accurate records of construction via log, record drawings and preparation of related reports. .Analyzed project profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization. .Managed projects and served as primary liaison between client and multiple internal groups to ensure clarity of goals and quality and adherence to deadlines. U.S. ARMY (Active Duty), Fort Wainwright Fairbanks, Alaska 1997 – 2001 Lead Firefighter (Hazmat Technician /Basic Life Support) .Prepared emergency evacuation procedures and emergency escape route assignments for buildings on military installations. .Participated in continuous training in fire prevention inspection and suppression through both simulated & live training. .Conducted a complete incident analysis, such as incident surveys to completely identify hazardous materials involved and to determine those that have been released, and to analyze surrounding conditions to identify materials and containers involved. .Established on-scene control procedures, including control zones and decontamination processing. .Performed noninvasive emergency procedures, such as: conduct patient assessment and physical examination, determine priority of care, monitor vital signs, perform CPR, and perform automatic external defibrillation (AED). .Prepared victim(s) for transport to a medical facility. .Performed a variety of first aid measures, such as using direct pressure and/or tourniquets to stop bleeding, checking windpipe for obstructions. . Maintained knowledge and proficiency related to military Fire Department Rules and Regulations, fire hazards, firefighting techniques, and related subjects. EDUCATION Masters of Business Administration –Concentration in Marketing/Project Management, Touro College,(Finish 11/2011) Masters of Business Administration- Concentration in Management, Grantham University, 2007 Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration- American Intercontinental University, 2005 Project Management Certificate- Excelsior College, 2005 Human Resources Specialist Training (42A)-U.S. Army training Center, 2005 Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)-U.S. Army Leadership Academy, 1999
Warner Robins, Georgia, United States
Laurenketcham - Freelance Ad Design & Book Design
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4.5
2 Skills
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EDUCATION Moore College of Art & Design Philadelphia, Pennsylvania BFA Graduate, Class of 2011 Graphic Design Major with a Photography minor Orange Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center, Orange County, NY Certificate of Technical Mastery, Class of 2007 Fashion & Interior Decorating HONORS Fred Acker Achievement Award in graphic design, 2011 Moore College Admissions Scholarship, 2008 Career & Technical Endorsement from New York State, 2007 SKILLS Mac + PC platform proficient Adobe Photoshop CS3 — CS5 Adobe Illustrator CS3 — CS5 Adobe InDesign CS3 — CS5 Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 — CS5 Adobe Bridge CS3 -— CS5 Adobe Flash CS3 — CS5 Rlin (Aleph) Microsoft Word programs Digital photography, Microsoft Word programs Digital photography, Traditional photography, and Alternative photography processes such as cyanotype & Van dyke brown Fashion and Interior Design Entry-level curatorial skills Animal care Digital Retouching Illustration Painting Book arts WORKSHOPS Daguerreotype workshop, 2009 at Project Basho, Artist: Takashi Arai Visiting Artist Workshop, 2010 Artist: Hans Allemann EXHIBITIONS Senior Show, Moore College of Art & Design, 2011 AIGA BYOB Exhibition, The Icebox Gallery at the Crane Arts Building, 2011 Philadelphia photography exhibition, Gallery of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, 2009 Student Show, Moore College of Art & Design, 2008/2009 WORK EXPERIENCE Mighty Engine Philadelphia, PA, 2011 Graphic Design Intern Print and web Design Asya Photography Philadelphia, PA, 2011 Freelance Graphic Designer Print Design Moore College of Art & Design Philadelphia, PA, 2011 Freelance Graphic Designer Design of Senior Show invite and promotional poster AIGA BYOB Exhibition, The Icebox Gallery at the Crane Arts Building, 2011 Freelance Photographer for Promotional poster GDLOFT Philadelphia, PA, 2010 Graphic Design Intern Production, design, and model Communications department at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, 2010 Work Study Graphic Design, photo editing, and courier Connelly Library, Philadelphia, PA, 2010 Work Study receptionist, researcher, courier, stack reading, and slide scanning Stormhaven Events Milford, PA, 2009 Freelance Graphic Designer, design of company logo Geiser & Son Philadelphia, PA 2009 Freelance Product photographer The Library Company of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA, 2008 Off campus work study, Cataloging Assistant in the reading room, and to IT manager Volunteer, 2006 Scanning and cataloging of archival documents and books
norwood, Pennsylvania, United States
Nick Colen - Freelance Book Illustration & Painting
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Nicholas Colen 617.775.4153 | ncolen@gmail.com | grabthecrown.com Education Brookline High School Graduated 2001 Maine College of Art 2003-2006 Portland, Maine Bachelors of Fine Arts –Incomplete 2006-2009 Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston, Massachusetts Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree: Community Education –complete Exhibitions August 2011 “Human powered works” Fourth wall project- gallery Show/performance space curated Silvia Oris featuring new work by Nick Colen fourth wall project, Boston mass, 132 Brookline Ave. July 2011 “vitamin water uncapped live tour” Fourth wall project- gallery Show/performance space curated by the arrow agency featuring new work by Nick Colen fourth wall project, Boston mass, 132 Brookline Ave. May 2010 "currently unnamed show" Fourth wall project- gallery show curated by Nick Colen and Oliver Mak featuring new work by Nick Colen fourth wall project, Boston mass, 132 Brookline Ave. December 2009 “826 Boston second Annual Art Auction” The Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 38 Newbury street. April 2009 “Progress” The first exhibit of its type showcasing the work of the Art Education Seniors who are the first to have studio spaces throughout their time here at school Install team Student Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design March 2009 “All School Show-Art Education” MassArt’s annual, department specific, juried show Arnheim Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design February 2009 “The Funnies” A group showing meant to bridge the gap between fine art and pictorial narratives The Whitney Art Works Gallery, Portland, Maine January 2009 “826 Boston First Annual Art Auction” Both local artists such as Steve Locke and Kristen Mills and world-renowned artists such as Kiki Smith and James Jean put work up for auction to raise money for the literacy program 826 Boston The Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 38 Newbury street Spring 2007 “All School Show-Art Education” MassArt’s annual, department specific, juried show Arnheim Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Spring 2006 “All School Show-Art Education” MassArt’s annual, department specific, juried show Arnheim Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design April 2005 “Long Over Due” A cooperative project between Portland Public Library and local artists to breathe new life into books that would have otherwise been discarded Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine My books are available through inter-library loan at any library in the country. Award - Distinct Artistic Contribution , April 2, 2009 Publications - Cover of portland phoenix january 27. - Featured in issue zero of event horizon. december 09. - Creator, sole contributor and publisher of GRAB THE CROWN ongoing. Private Collections - The Rosenblum collection The trials of link - The Swaim Collection Everything beautiful is far away, a girls life and hiding amongst the martyrs (paintings) - The collection of Daniel Evan Weiss A Book Of NO: Vol.1 ( letting the devil off his leash) (altered book) Public collections - The Portland public library A Book of NO: Vol.3 (Horses) - Whitney artworks paper project When lightning strikes and grab the crown #1
United States
Linda Lawlor - Freelance Technical Writing & Project Management
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3.5
2 Skills
$100
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Linda Lawlor, MCPM, MCTS Project Management Support Specialist & Adult Educator Profile An articulate and forward thinking Project Management Support Specialist, Adult Educator and Software Trainer who combines energy and enthusiasm with proven achievement in Project Controls, Gap Analysis, Strategic Planning, Best Practices, Leadership, Staff Development and Software Integration in both the corporate and government sectors. Provides organizations with a high precision overview of existing project status, processes and tools; generates custom solutions and training programs to improve project efficiency and team performance. Thrives on the opportunity to conduct GAP analysis and introduce improved strategies of operation in managing projects, people, systems and resources. Main passion is teaching Microsoft Project. Key Strengths ? Project Management and Process Improvements ? Team Training and Change ? Problem Solving and Decision Making ? Time, Priority and Detail Management Professional Development and Education Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)3 - Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects (2012) - Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects (2008) - Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects (2008) >MS Project 2010 Level I - Level 3 (CTC Train Canada 2011) >Business Analyst – Collect Requirements – PMBoK® Guide 4th Edition (IAG Consulting 2009) >Masters Certificate in Project Management (MCPM), University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., 2006 >Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep Course, PMI West Coast Chapter, 2006 >Certified MS Project 2003 Professional - PMI Methodology, IIL, New York (2003) Planning, Deploying and Managing an Enterprise Project Management Solution (Microsoft, 2003) >Dealing with Difficult People Workshop (MCO Business Group Inc., 2002) >MS Project 2000: PMI Methodology - Masters Certificate, International Institute for Learning, New York, 2001 >Project Management for IT/IM - Justice (Training and Development Canada, 1999) >Project Management - Federal Government Concepts (Training and Development Canada, 1999) >Project Management - Canada Post Concepts (Algonquin College, 1998) >The 5 Phases of the Project Management Process (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1997) Professional Affiliations • Member - PMI (Project Management Institute – since1997) • Member - MPUG (Microsoft Project Users Group formerly known as MPA – since 2001) Award Received • 2001 from the National DNA Data Bank of Canada for Excellence as Project Controls Officer Additional Information Languages English and French (Conversational – rusty Quebecois) Technical Editing Part of the Technical Editing Team responsible for two published books: ‘Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2002’ & ‘Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2003’ Professional Experience ? Project Management Training and Consulting Engagements • Linda Lawlor Consulting since 2001 (originally registered in Ottawa, ON., ten years in Vancouver, B.C., as of August 2012 registered in Quebec – Quebec Enterprise NEQ: 2268439942) Globally provide Project Enterprise Management consulting and training in project management methodologies, tools and solutions. - Linda Lawlor Consulting ? April 2013 - Created a 5-day Workshop using Microsoft Project 2013, incorporating other tools such as MindJet MindManager and WBS Chart Pro - MPN MS Project NOW! LLC, Waltham, MA ? June 2012 to Present – Sr. Consultant/Trainer for Microsoft Project Professional & Server, globally, on a contract basis - ASB Consulting Ltd, Port of Spain, Trinidad ? April 2012 to July 2012 - Created two 5-day Workshops using Microsoft Project 2007 & 2010, incorporating other tools such as MindJet MindManager and WBS Chart Pro. ASB incorporated PMBoK theory • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), Vancouver, B.C. Transformation Program Project Analyst - Claims Business Model (CBMP) Process re-engineering Project (Jul 2010–Feb 2012) Phase 1-Scope/Tactical Planning and Phase 2-Business Analysis/Design/Development Duties and Responsibilities (Project with inclusion of 5 work streams) On a regular basis provided financial generation, preparation, analysis and reporting and resource forecasting. Also, prepared and/or updated, ad hoc deliverables, such as, responsibility matrices, organizational charts, process maps, slide decks, risk and issues logs, non-financial status reports, project health checks and checkpoints, project schedules and plans, team ‘how to’ instructional documentation as well as a ‘Rules of Engagement’ document. These items resulted in producing deliverables both internal and external to the project or portfolio. • International Institute for Learning Inc. (IIL), New York World Headquarters Globally providing Traditional Classroom Training, E-Learning and Marketing Webinars Senior Project Management Consultant - Microsoft EPM Solutions (Apr 2001-Jul 2010). Traveled globally to develop and deliver customized solutions that ensure familiarity with Project Management Institute’s (PMI) processes, best practices, tools and techniques, and how to deploy and adhere to such principles on all projects. Facilitation of this level may include on-site consulting and/or instruction for certification in Microsoft Project incorporating PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Partner with global customers, including corporate and government accounts to: - Perform gap analyses (identify training priorities & design curriculum within a continuous improvement framework) - Assist with project management office set-ups; develop enterprise standards and templates - Develop work breakdown structures (WBS) - Implement management tools, methodologies and processes - Analyze management project schedules - Ensure learning material content remains relevant and engaging with real world case studies and practical advice; respond to changing learning needs with well presented lesson plans and materials Have continued to enjoy the dual role of project team member and project management trainer. Taking on a variety of roles within projects as a team member allows the sharing of real world knowledge with participants during training sessions. The following is an overview of some of those roles. • Office of the Chief Information Officer - Ministry of Management Services, Victoria, BC Project Scheduling Officer and Project Analyst: IT Security Enhancement Project (2005-2006). Upgrading the SPAN-BC Network, a government operated data system serving over 300 BC communities and 1500 educational facilities. • Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Improvement, Ottawa, ON Subject Matter Expert: PM Methodology (2001-2002). Develop and optimized work breakdown schedules while providing mentorship through all project phases. Main focus was on elevating the organization’s project management level of maturity. Developed and presented a customized PM course for trainers of federally appointed Judges. • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Ottawa, ON - Projects Controls Officer - National DNA Data Bank of Canada Implementation (1999-2001). Managed one master and 10 sub-project schedules for Team Leaders responsible for establishing an operational infrastructure and implementing standardized methods to process national data from crime scenes and convicted offenders. This $10-million project was completed on time and under budget - Deputy Project Manager - Controls (2000-2001). Accountable for the IT project manager’s milestone deliverables related to a $3-million, fast-tracked project to design and build a world class DNA Sample Tracking and Control System. - Project Controls Officer - Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) (1997-1998). A $200-million project which involved a major restructuring/upgrade of CPIC’s maturing technology system. • Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Ottawa, ON Subject Matter Expert: PM Methodology - Canada Education Savings Branch (2000-2001). This time sensitive project involved developing and implementing a more effective, accurate and expedient way to produce mandated reports for auditing purposes. Analyzed needs and made recommendations for solutions which consisted of assisting committee members with creating and deploying a project planning framework using advanced Microsoft Excel for documenting, maintaining, consolidating and financial reporting purposes across the ten provinces. • Skully Mines, Wabush, Labrador City, NFLD Project Matter Expert: PM Methodology (1999-2001). Designed and presented a one week accelerated session for Mechanical Maintenance Engineers, encompassing PM practices, methodology and terminology as well as practical integration of old systems with new tools (in-house database, Microsoft Project, Access, Excel). The benefits were: the open pit mine went from a completely manual process to a totally automated process of reporting, which enabled them to maintain their corporate competitiveness as well as forecasting 3 years in advance. Also, one of the original attendees progressed over the 2.5 years to become their own internal project management expert. • Health Canada - Product Safety Bureau, Ottawa, ON Project Management Support Specialist (1998). Provided leadership in the development and deployment of a Project Management Control Framework that assisted with the planning, tracking and reporting of ongoing work and determining the impact of unscheduled requests on work in progress. The solution was the establishment of a centralized resource pool which allowed cross-project utilization. The benefit was that the reports established resource over-allocations clearly revealing why projects were slipping which led to the added benefit of the teams’ morale being greatly improved. • Communications Security Establishment - National Defense, Ottawa, ON Project Management Support Specialist (1998-1999). Played a pivotal role in the set-up of a Project Management Control Framework, which included, automating projects as well as using a shared-resource pool for cross-project reporting on resource utilization clearly accounting for 100% of resources’ time. Implementation included: Time-Tracking/MS Project integration research; recommendations and selection; project leadership and training program development/delivery; mentoring. • Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Ottawa, ON Project Management Consultant (1994-1997). Managed team building initiatives; standarded project management practices to improve the consistency of operations and the efficiency of various departments and teams; facilitated open discussions and clearly defined each department’s roles and staff responsibilities. Worked directly with the Infrastructure and Security Groups to manage and maintain the Y2K and SecuriCard projects, including time lines and budgeting. Assisted the Examination Coordinator for Standards, Planning and Analysis for Canadian Trade Profession in the planning and roll out of a project across ten provinces • Career Development Institute, Ottawa, ON Project Management Consultant and Trainer (1993-2002). Software installation; technology training; post-training technical support services to both private sector companies and Federal government agencies; course development, scheduling, classroom set-up and instruction. Clients included Pfizer in Montreal and AECL in Chalk River (remote learning). • Greengage Computers - Novell and IBM Authorized Dealership, London, UK Training Manager (1989-1990). Managed the set-up of a new training department for internal staff and end-user clients. Analyzed educational needs; conducted market research (in designing in-house and on-site training courses for DOS/Windows environment); hired and coached, supervised and scheduled instructors. Promoted program enrollment and generated new business with several leading organizations, including Ernst & Young. • Communicaid Staffing Agency, London, UK Training Manager and Job Placement Consultant (1987-1989). Initiate and managed the establishment of a new department and resource library to cross-train and place personnel. Set up and managed a training department with the purpose of cross-training the existing high level temporary staff on all current software,. Successfully assisted with the acquisition of more lucrative placements and diversify revenue streams in an increasingly competitive market. This success was instrumental in the agency winning a contract with the Warwickshire County for a special project involving the retraining of unskilled adults. The Project resulted in the staffing agency successfully retraining and placing adults back into the workforce, thus reducing the unemployment rate. • Coulson Heron Associates (UK) Customer Support Problems Manager (Process Improvement SME – 1987). About to lose their largest client, this VAX distributor required an external resource to analyze and optimize their technical support teams’ handling, effectiveness and response time for support contracts; the software developers’ product quality and the client’s satisfaction. After problem analyses, management recommendations, gap analyses and action plans, a computerized database system was developed to replace an existing manual method of problem recording. Standards and procedures were developed as well as a roll-out departmental training plan. Within three months the company was able to completely turn around their customers’ dissatisfaction with their product and technical support while highlighting that the customer had to invest more time and money in properly training their own staff in the use of the tools provided.
Brossard, Quebec, Canada