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Bethan Sayer - Freelance Caricature Art & Digital Art
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I am a professional artist with over 6 years experience in the creative animation industry. I can do illustration, story boards, digital painting,and character design.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Remy Tartaglia - Freelance Caricature Art & Logo Design
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I am a great cartoonist...
halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Career Objective: To secure an available position, where I can explore my skills and utilise my capabilities based on my Qualifications. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: ? PAF-KIET University:(2007 till Sep 2011) ? Teaching drawing.(still life & life). ? Teaching Basic Design course for foundation year. ? Teaching English as language at BCA Degree Program. ? Karachi University (2006 -2009) ? Teaching at visual Arts Department for Print Making to 2nd 3rd and Thesis year students. ? Kinkos (Canada Operations) Mississauga ON (2003-2005) Production and Customer Service Consultant ? Deals with all kind of designing e.g.: posters, banners, b/w, color copies small & large both, documentation etc ? Supervise the production zone in the absence of shift leader ? Responsible of designing and maintaining store interior. ? South Asian Visual Arts Collectives (SAVAC) (2002-2003) Assistant Supervisor ? Handled all techniques of printing according to the requirements of the job as well as monitoring the work done by other team members. ? Making reports about the work for supervisors. ? Worked in real press using all the printing materials, and design the jobs by exploring all the possibilities of printing (manually also using other form of arts e.g. Photo Etching. ? Helped other team members to fulfil the required targets and deadlines. ? CANTRAK RESEARCH (IPSOS) Toronto Ontario (2001-2002) Monitoring Associate and Assistant Supervisor ? Responsible to monitor the whole environment of the design center including the quality. ? Responsible of correcting the mistakes and problems done by assistant in form of debriefing them, and teach them what exactly Clients need... ? Maintaining all the files of each design about their records of doing step by step as well as their general performance. ? Writing the reports on daily basis about everyone’s work. Volunteering Experience: ? Experience in dealing with Press, Inks, and All printing materiel e.g.: hotplates, acids, hard ground, braso, zinc plates etc. ? Worked in Mural project at Queen Victoria School, with some Other Artists in Toronto using Mono Printing Techniques, representing INNER CITY ANJELS (an ART organization in Toronto). ? Teaching and monitoring High school children as an Assistant Art Teacher. ? Award designer and Drama producer in college festival NCA. ? Volunteer Teacher with Family Day daycare at Fleming dung Community Centre in their Summer Fun Programme. (Toronto) ? Volunteer Teacher at CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) in Children’s Arts & Crafts Workshop (2005). Professional Profile: •???Excellent interpersonal and Communication Skills ??• Ability to work independently as well as within a team ??• Ability to multitask and organized priorities to meet deadlines ??• Attention to details, flexible, Self motivated and quick learner ??• Proficient in MS Word, Photo Shop, Free Hand and all major designing tools Education: 1998-2001: Bachelor in Fine Arts (Printmaking) Relevant Skills Print Making 1 Familiar with Dry point, Aquatint, Etching, Offset, Mono-printing, Photo Etching, Colograph, Lithography and Wood cut Techniques etc. ?•?Made images by creating sketches of images as for templates ?•?Developed plates by converting on to the templates ???????????????????•?Performed printing processes by pressing on images for various mediums.? Designing (Textile, Tile, Carpet, Cards) ??• Developed thematic displays using windows to highlight various designs ??• Created templates designs to be duplicated onto various fabrics, cards, tiles etc. ??• Coordinated colour scheming for maximum aesthetic appeal Clubs: Skits society (performer) and Mime Society (performer) Member of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Art Collective) A non profitable Organization & INNER CITY ANGELS. Reference: Available upon request
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Charles Smith - Freelance Graphic Design & Voiceovers
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Charlie F. & Rita J. Smith (CharitaSongs) 3021 Tyree Springs Road Hendersonville,Tennessee 37075-8420 585-451-4356 585-978-0335 charita078@gmail.com - ritaj.smith@gmail.com Objective To make a difference in the world however small or great,and reach people’s hearts and souls with our music in a way that will inspire them and us to reach for a fuller,perhaps even extraordinary life that will realize and manifest true power and grace. Qualifications Charlie and Rita have been writing songs for about 18 years, 12 of those years together. A highlight of their marriage has been the union of their songwriting passion and abilities. Rita writes lyrics, Charlie writes music. Charlie has written and produced radio and television commercials. He has also assisted in the production of music videos for band promotional work. Charlie co-wrote and recorded a song with his band “The Free Wheelin' Band ”,that captured media attention in New England. The song, 'BIW Blues', is a working man’s blues song about the Union Ship Builders who work at The Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Charlie has also written and produced original songs on four other CD’s from 1990 – 2002. He has been performing in country, rock, pop and christian bands for over 40 years, and currently writes and performs with his wife Rita. Rita has been writing music, poetry, and greeting cards for over 30 years but didn't actually consider it a talent to pursue until after her course in writing helped her become more focused on the story and rhythm together, her heart being to make a difference in peoples lives through her words. She has been writing and performing for events such as an annual Traveling Road Show, free concerts, congregational gatherings, and more for many years. Her poetry has received awards and many have been published, and read for live audiences. Her passion for writing lyrics that engage, inspire and move people has allowed for even more opportunities for her and her husband. Together, they have written and performed numerous songs that resulted in two music CD's. One was produced in 2011, ('Innergized Productions'), and the other was produced in 2014, (“Bands Of Light”). Their song “We’re Never Gonna Give Up” was produced and performed by a non-denominational church in Ohio, that has received both national and international attention. In 2013 Charlie and Rita were invited to perform live on that Internationally known stage and were very thankful for the opportunity to give back in the way they know best,music. They performed their original songs ‘Strong' and 'Precision Decision' which received national and international acclaim with an overwhelming number of people telling them how great an impact these songs made on their hearts and lives. Education Charlie is a Graduate of Grahm Junior College, in Boston Mass. and earned an Associate of Science Degree in Broadcast Communications. He majored in Radio and Television Production. Rita is a Graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature, in West Redding, Conn.,earned her Diploma in 'Writing for Children and Teenagers' and also received her Diploma for The Graduate Course of Study, 'Creating and Selling Short Stories and Articles'. She received strong encouragement to follow her songwriting passion and let music carry her stories. She is also a member of American Writers & Artists Inc (AWAI) Relevant Experience * They performed in “The Music Show”, which broadcasts weekly in upstate New York on Time Warner Television. It is sponsored and produced by Braselton’s Music Store in Marion, N.Y. * Performed for Braselton’s Music at “Pick-Nic in the Park” at the Marion, N.Y. Town Park. * They wrote and produced a Christian Music CD, “ Innergized Productions“, in 2011. * Performed weekly at Towpath Café, a coffee house in Fairport, NY. * Performed at Alpha and Omega Parable Christian Store, in Penfield, NY to promote the “Innergized Productions” CD. * Perform their original music weekly at local Christian Fellowships, regularly at friendly gatherings as well as Branch-wide Meetings, and yearly State-wide Meetings. * Performed songs from their debut album at a Jamboree in Ohio following a multi-bus Caravan Trip. * Competed in the Kingdom Bound 2011 Talent Competition. * Various performances at Ramada Inn, Super 8, Holiday Inn, Montebello Ballroom, and The Crowne Plaza Hotel. * Organized and performed original music at Music Festivals, Dances, etc., countywide. * Performed on an internationally known stage for a non-denominational church on September 15, 2013. * Coached artists, wrote, and contributed 2 songs on the collaborative music CD, 'Bands of Light',2014, http://bandsoflight.com/music.html * Rita's Poem Jerry's Rhythm,written in honor of a dear friend who passed away, was chosen to be published in The Top 100 Poems of 2015 by Poetry First Publishing, International. http://www.songwritingopportunities.com/top100_poems_poetry_LC.html Volunteer Experience Hope Hospitality Lodge, Hill Haven Nursing Home, St. Anne’s Community Center at Cherry Ridge, in Rochester, New York. Current Projects * They are writing music for an upcoming CD project of their own. * Rita is writing poetry and greeting cards * Featured Christian Songwriting Bloggers on “Live2Playworship' http://live2playworship.com/bloggers * Members of ASCAP,American Writer's & Artists, Inc, Rochester Movie Makers, Rochester Music Coalition, Christian Songwriters Network, Indiependence Music Network, Broadjam, CD Baby, and MusicXray. Music Availability * A music video from “The Music Show” featuring “Innergized Productions” is available to watch on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Adxzi_KehQ * The Books of The Bible” song is available to watch on YouTube, https ://www.youtube.com/watch? v=RVrMP-b4YYw * Music written and produced by Charlie F. and Rita J. Smith is available to audition on Soundcloud, https://soundcloud.com/cha rles-f-smith * Their single “God Is Gracious” is available to purchase on iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/god-is-gracious-single/id449759484 * A recent inspirational country song, “Look At Me Look At You”, can be heard on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXVYqdhiaxc
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Kourtnee (TRU GENT) Gaddist - Freelance Song Writing & Music Production
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I go by the name of Tru Gent because I'm one if the nicest guys you will ever meet though when i get angry, it is known that i am angry. Through my verses that is. I take anger and stress out buy writing lyrics, verses, and songs preferably for rappers but is willing to be "Universal".(Ghost Writer). I have a HUGE imagination and have alot to say so if you want to be bigger then some of the spitters on the radio, Hit me Up.
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Celito - Freelance Office Management & Creative Writing
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Mr. CELITO CABANDA TERANDO Provincial Address: Talus, Malungon, Sarangani Province City Address: Yumang St., Purok, Malakas, General Santos City Contact No.: +63-921-725-443 E-mail: clarkjockey@yahoo.com SUMMARY For almost ten (10) years, I have been into rural development works, particularly working in the uplands and tribal communities in the province of Sarangani. In Upland Development Programme in Southern Mindanao of the Department of Agriculture (DA), a special project of the Government of the Philippines and the European Union (EU), I have been into Management Information System (MIS), mapping system, project planning, monitoring and evaluation. Working with the Indigenous Peoples Development Program (IPDP) of the Provincial Government of Sarangani provides me a broaden background in community development, project development planning and management, implementation and monitoring, community organizing and planning, organizational development and management, community-based enterprise development, promotion of culture in tribal communities where heritage are near in its extinction, engagement in baseline studies and designing programs for community development through a participatory approach. Trained on Leadership Skills Development, Culture of Peace, Evidence-based Management for Local Development Planning and Gender and Development. Participated 2nd ASEAN Traditional Textile Conference held in Manila and International Conference on Heritage Houses and Vernacular Architecture of UNESCO. Earned twenty-seven (27) units in Master in Public Administration major in Government Administration in Ateneo De Davao University. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY PROJECT DEV’T OFFICER FOR CULTURAL RESEARCHES & DOCUMENTATION January 3, 2006 to Present Provincial Governor’s Office-Indigenous Peoples Development Program (IPDP) Sarangani Province TASKS: Manage and supervise project implementation ensuring that project targets are accomplishment through a collaborative efforts with academe, national government agencies and community stakeholders; Design, develop, and plan project and activities related to cultural researches and documentation; Coordinate with National Government Agencies particularly National Commission of Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), National Museum of the Filipino People, National Historical Institute for collaborative researches and documentation; Monitor and evaluate impacts of programs, projects and activities and effect necessary improvement in the design and implementation to ensure sustainability; Facilitate community organizing/ planning or social marketing mainstreaming the researches and documentation beneficial to indigenous cultural communities; Facilitate the conduct of baseline studies relating to tangible and intangible heritage of indigenous peoples of Sarangani; Prepares project annual work and financial plan; Prepare project periodic reports to Program Manager for consolidation, assessment and evaluation; Assist the Program Manager in the execution of his/her functions; Do the other tasks assigned by the Program Manager. TECHNICAL ASSISTANT FOR PLANNING January 3, 2006 to Present Provincial Governor’s Office-Indigenous Peoples Development Program (IPDP) Sarangani Province TASKS: Responsible in planning, monitoring and evaluation of the project implemented by the programme for the indigenous cultural communities; Responsible in formulating social policy proposals and prepare social development reports of the programme i.e. logical framework, programme annual investment plan; Responsible in preparing Program Annual Investment Plan (AIP) and its logical frameworks; Responsible in conceptualizing or planning of a resource management projects for IPs development; Responsible in facilitating community planning and appraisal, assessment and evaluation; Responsible in managing management information system of the program including baseline data, reports and documentations; Responsible in preparation reports such as quarterly, midyear and yearend reports, and; Responsible in preparation of program and project briefers and other presentations for program partners and stakeholders, and; Do the other tasks assigned by the Program Manager. COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ASSISTANT II September 22 to December 31, 2006 Provincial Governor’s Office-Indigenous Peoples Development Program (IPDP) Sarangani Province TASKS: Assist project coordinators in implementing socio-cultural project/activities in collaboration with Provincial Offices, Provincial Special Programs, MLGUs, Barangay Council and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) for the delivery of social services to the indigenous cultural communities; Assist/facilitate community organizing, planning and social marketing for the tribal communities of the province; Assist/facilitate in setting-up a community-based mechanism for continuing to institutionalize IP participation in development process; Assist in the conceptualization or planning for the resource management which IP can benefit from, and; Do other functions duly assigned by the Program Manager. DATA CONTROLLER III/MIS ADMINISTRATOR December 15, 2000 to December 31, 2004 Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Section (PMES) DA-Upland Development Programme in Southern Mindanao (UDP) Alabel, Sarangani Province TASKS: Responsible in implementing and maintaining the Management Information System (MIS) Database of the Province; Coordinates with the Municipal Project Office and the units within the Provincial Programme Office in the collection and processing of information; Coordinates with the Finance and Administrative Section in terms projects, trainings and other activities for the disbursement of funds, and; Assist in the collection of Baseline Database Information and preparation of workplans. Responsible in filing of documents (Reports, Documentation, Manuals and other information materials) within the planning unit. Other task assigned: a) Responsible in reviewing proposals (Project, Training and Research and Activities) in terms of coding system and budget allocation. b) Responsible in consolidating monthly project progress report. c) Responsible in providing reports on the completed, ongoing and approved projects, trainings and other activities. d) Responsible in monitoring of funds that can be allocated for the unplanned projects, trainings and other activities. e) Responsible in preparing of minutes during provincial management committee meeting. f) Responsible in the preparation of documentation reports, projects and trainings documentation. g) Responsible in the installation, maintaining and updating of customize database program in the Municipal Project Office. COMPUTER LABORATORY ASSISTANT June 1998 to March 2000 Del Sur Computer Learning Center SPAMAST Compound, Matti, Digos City TASKS: Provide coaching/assistance to students during hands-on. Responsible in the preparation of hands-on exercises. Responsible in the preparation of system modules. APPRENTICE/OJT April 1999 to May 1999 Cooperative Rural Bank of Davao del Sur SKILLS, LANGUAGES AND PREFERENCES SKILLS Development Planning, Community Organizing, Institutional Building, Enterprise Management and Development, Cultural Advocacy and Linkage-Building Management Information System / Database Administration Projects and Trainings Documentation Microsoft Project 2007, ArcView 3.2a, ArcExplorer, Global Positioning System, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information System (GIS ArcView/ArcExplorer) Lay-outing/Designing and Drawing Filing System and Data Controlling/Recording LANGUAGE SPOKEN WRITTEN English 10 10 Filipino 10 10 * Proficiency: 0=Poor – 10=Excellent PREFERENCES Willing to travel : Willing to relocate : Availability : Moderate (25% to 75%) Will consider Immediately after notice period of 10 to 15 days TRAININGS, SEMINARS,CONFERENCES OR CONVENTIONS PARTICIPATED NATIONAL: 2nd ASEAN Traditional Textile Conference National Museum of the Philippines Intramuroz, Manila February 1-3, 2009 International Conference on Heritage Houses and Vernacular Architecture Facilitated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Tagbilaran City, Bohol May 15-19, 2006 LOCAL: Evidence-Based Management for Local Development Planning Facilitated by Provincial Planning and Development Office Provincial Government of Sarangani Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Project Planning, Development and Management Workshop (PPDM) Facilitated by Provincial Planning and Development Office Provincial Government of Sarangani General Santos City Festival Management Workshop Facilitated by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Kasfala Hall, Capitol Complex, Alabel, Sarangani Province Technical Training on Project Proposal Preparation Facilitated by Provincial Government of Sarangani Provincial Capitol, Alabel, Sarangani Province Workshop on Programme Logical Framework and Objective Verifiable Indicators and Integration of Management Information System (MIS) Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao Davao City Training on Development Communication and Information Management for Information Officers Facilitated by HIRED Foundation Davao City Seminar Workshop on Basic Print and Broadcast on Journalism *** Photography Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao and Public Information Agency (PIA) Davao City Writing for Upland Development Training Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao and Public Information Agency (PIA) Davao City Training Workshop on Managing the Airwaves Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao and Public Information Agency (PIA) Davao City Management Information System (MIS) Training Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao Davao City Training Workshop on LGUs MIS on Watershed Management Planning Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao Davao City GPS 315 and GIS ArcExplorer Training for Mapping and Surveys Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao Davao City Agriculture Extension and Organizational Development Training Facilitated by Agricultural Training Institute San Felipe, Tantangan, South Cotabato Land Use Planning Workshop Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao General Santos City Gender and Development Training Workshop Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao General Santos City Training on Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao Davao City Training Needs Assessment Workshop Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao Davao City Performance Evaluation System Workshop Facilitated by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Davao City Project Proposal Writeshop Facilitated by Department of Agriculture-Upland Dev’t Programme in Southern Mindanao Davao City EXPOSURE TRIPS/BENCH MARKING PARTICIPATED International Center for Research and Agroforestry Lantapan, Bukidnon Province and Misamis Oriental Cagayan De Oro-Iligan Corridor Watershed Management and Dev’t Program (Safer River, Life Saver Foundation Incorporated) Liceo de Cagayan University, Kauswagan, 9000 Cagayan de Oro City Center for Ecological Development and Recreation (CEDAR) Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon Province Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) Brgy. Mambajao, Mahinog, Camiguin Province Alubijid Watershed Project Alubijid, Misamis Oriental Philippine Carabao Center Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon Province Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center (MBRLC) Kinuskusan, Bansalan, Davao del Sur EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT MASTER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Major in Government Administration, earned 27 units Ateneo De Davao University (ADDU) Jacinto Street, Davao City BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT Leadership Awardee, conferred March 31, 2000 Scholarship Grantee, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) SPAMAST State College, Matti, Digos City SECONDARY Journalist of the Year, conferred March 25, 1995 Malungon National High School Malungon, Sarangani Province ELEMENTARY Third Honours, conferred March 1991 Talus Elementary School Talus, Malungon, Sarangani Province ORGANIZATIONS/AFFILIATIONS Vice President, Center for Tropical Bio-Diversity (CTAB) Member, Sarangani Indigenous Peoples Professionals Association, Inc. Member, Provincial Dance Troupe, Sarangani Province Editor-in-Chief, Lifestream 2000, SPAMAST State College, Digos City News Editor, Agri-Fisher Publication, SPAMAST State College, Digos City PERSONAL INFORMATION Date of Birth: December 17, 1977 Place of Birth: Brgy. Kawayan, Malungon, Sarangani Prov. Age: 32 Gender: Male Civil Status: Single Ethnic Affiliation: Kalagan Religion: Protestant (Christian) Languages: English, Filipino Father: Daniel T. Terando Mother: Norma S. Cabanda CHARACTER REFERENCES: HONORABLE MIGUEL RENE ALCANTARA DOMINGUEZ Governor, Sarangani Province 083 508 2258 MR VICENTE D. CAMACHO III OIC-Provincial Administrator Provincial Government of Sarangani Alabel, Sarangani Province MS MARIBETH BANTILAN FARNAZO Program Manager Indigenous Peoples Development Program (IPDP) Office of the Governor Sarangani Province 0910 534 4020, 083 508 3035 I certify that to the best of my knowledge, all of the information contained in this Curriculum Vita is true and accurate. (Signed) CELITO CABANDA TERANDO
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