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Claire Duffy - Freelance Copywriting & Creative Writing
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Claire Duffy is an editor with three years experience as an literary journal editor. She has worked at Deakin University, Geelong Australia, as an editor and Literary Studies tutor. Claire completed her BA as a mature age student and continued onto Honours for which she received a First Class result. She is now studying for a PhD in creative writing and continues to edit a literary zine. Claire...
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Grace-ful - Freelance Art & Creative Writing
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1.0
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I am a young beginner writer and artist hoping to find work of some form.
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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Diane A Brown - Freelance Nature Photography & Fiction Writing
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“Grandma on the go” would suit me well. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have spent most of my life there. The sound of rain soothes my soul, the beauty of nature inspires me, the ocean, salt air and sand are an integral part of life. My heritage is of the sea, with ancestors from Scandinavia and England. There are sailors, fisherman, nobleman and even royalty in my past. Explorers, painters, writers, farmers and the list goes on and on. I am blessed by such a rich heritage. Raised on Rhodesia Beach, near the small coastal town of Bay Center, Washington I was a shy girl, a loner. Lost in the pages of a book, exploring the thick woods, or searching for treasures along the shore, I was content to be alone. It was a wonderful childhood. My father, Forrest, who I adored, ran a successful oyster business. However, when he became ill and unable to work my life changed dramatically. Eventually I grew up, thankful for the wise lessons learned from my parents. Suffice it to say I have attended the school of hard knocks, often going head to head with “Murphy’s Law” but eventually winning the day, the week or the year. I am the proud mother of eight children, (Yes, all of them are mine). Our nest is empty but the grandchildren are starting to appear. Alyssa is the oldest at 3 and there is Jacob jr., Madison and Hunter as well. Gardening in the summer is my favorite pastime, and most evenings and rainy days (and where ever else I can) involve reading. A love of reading, of adventure, was instilled while very young. Telling make believe stories to my niece and nephews led to writing short stories, poetry, skits and eventually a published article here and there. Someday, perhaps, I will tackle the book market. (I have enough adventures to fill volumes) But for now, past the half century mark in years, I am content to enjoy the works of others. Their voyages of discovery become mine. Once again I am young, free, and taking on the world.
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Mark Combs - Freelance Logo Design & Graphic Design
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DzinDNA.com is a full service design/illustration studio. We specialize and enjoy logo design and illustration. Your project looks like a perfect fit for us. We have several clients that we serve remotely with great success. We have ample experience in not only design but in marketing and promotions. Having served as designer in several agencies, and Marketing Director in several corporations, our unique skill set will serve you well. Our theory is that your company is one of a kind and you should have graphics that match your uniqueness. Creating one of a kind premium graphics is the primary way your customers will remember you and return to you for more. We believe that no company or it's graphics should fit into a mold or come off of a assembly line. That is why we take the time to discover your design DNA and then create one of a kind graphics to maximize not only your look but your ROI. Here is what our clients are saying: “One of the unique advantages to having Mark as your design marketer is his vast turn-key knowledge of the marketing industry. He has helped me with ideas for trade shows, retaining customers, obtaining new customers, branding, designing wraps for autos, stationery and basically whatever was needed to promote the company. Normally, especially in marketing, you have to deal with several companies to accomplish your marketing goals. Mark is like your general contractor and his expertise is invaluable. His Cre8tive Marketing plan takes an average business and positions that business right alongside the “big boys”. I believe, after working with Mark, that any company manager or owner will recognize having Cre8tive Marketing as a part of their business plan was one of their best decisions.” – Teresa Morison, Advance Alarms "I have been working with Mark for the past 4 years in the areas of corporate brand identity, package design, graphics,logo wear, presentations, photo shoots, and various areas of printed media. He is always quick to task and works very closely with me to make certain that my projects look like my projects... Mark is a rare find in todays graphic identity environment and his ability is the reason we have and will continue to use Mark’s skill set!" – Joe Davidson, World Champion BBQ Cook, JoeDavidson.com “Let me start by saying, that for me it is about the relationships I have in business and in life that make the difference. My biggest fear was working with someone off of the Internet that I have never met. Most of the people I deal with are local. He created a logo for a company that my brother and I started and the experience was just awesome. I was extremely pleased at how responsive he is…to our requests, to our emails, everything for that matter. That was over 3 years ago. I have used him for many different projects, logos, identity creation, marketing advice, graphics for websites, and many other things. What I like the most is that he always answers the phone or email and responds to your needs. One of these days I will actually get to meet him, even though I feel like he is a life-long friend. He is like having your own graphics/marketing person in house.” – Chris Martin, ZinCode "Mark Combs and DzinDNA.com have been a God send for our business. We recently purchased a business and our biggest concern was improving the marketing and professional imagery so that we can franchise the business. After Mark completed our transformation we have gotten hundreds of compliments on the improvements and the biggest showing is in the bottom line. The creative ideas that he brings to the table proved to be a perfect fit for our operation. His customer service is first class and anyone would be shortchanged if they didn't use Mark for their marketing and creative needs." – Taylor Foster, SnowyJoes Thanks for your time and consideration.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Kanupriya Bakshi - Freelance Ad Design & Book Design
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5.0
2 Skills
$10
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Kanupriya Bakshi 6, Highlands close, Hounslow, Middex, TW3 4HA Mob. No. : +44 07450210066 Email: k_priyapriya@rediffmail.com priyaart21@gmail.com Personal Profile: I am motivated individual with a cheerful disposition to life and able to work on my own or as part of a team with over 8 years of experience in Applied Art. I am hard working and pro active worker who believes in good timekeeping is essential to providing a good customer service and completing task properly and effectively. I have developed good communication skills able to converse with people at all levels. I have also developed good transferable skills through work and life. Key Skills: • Communication and organizational skills • IT Literate (Microsoft office applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator) etc. • Sound knowledge of designing Books/Posters/Hoarding/Broachers/Letterhead/Business Card/ Magazine / Press Advertisement etc. • Excellent Customer Service Skills • Highly motivated and a quick learner • Excellent skills to maintain and develop business • Reliable, Patient, warm and caring with a good sense of humour • Works well under pressure • Great communicator and very personable Education and Training: M. PHIL in Applied Art Year 2008 – 2010 From (Dr. Bhim Rao University –Agra) India Masters of Fine Art (M.F.A) Year 2006 – 2008 From (Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University-Agra) India B. F. A. Year 2002 - 2005 From (Shilpa Bharti - Rajasthan University) India Secondary / Senior Secondry Year 1997-2000 National Open School – Delhi, India Career History and Responsibilities: Capstone BPO Pvt. Ltd. Creative Evangelist Dec 2010- July 2012 National Victor Public School (H.O.D) TGT Arts Nov 2005 - July 2010 POGO Channel (Mad Show) Senior Art Teacher Year 2009 Kiddies Playway School Art Teacher Year 2008 While working within these companies my main responsibilities were: ? Capstone BPO Pvt. Ltd. • Being a Creative Evangelist I was responsible of all kind of Company’s Events and designing (Books & Book covers / Posters / Logo / Pamphlet / Hoarding / Broachers / Letterhead / Business Card / Magazine / Press Advertisement Designing) etc. ? National Victor Public School • Working as H.O.D. TGT Art teacher my main responsibilities and achievements were: - Conduction and display Exhibitions at Inter School / Zone and State Level. Where we have won so many competition and events (Secured Second position at State SUPW competition in 2006 – 2007 and First position at Zonal level SUPW competition in 2008 – 2009) under my guidance. As an Art teacher I was also responsible of teaching Art & Craft theory and art activities to students of 6th to 12th standard. Also I was responsible of organising and managing events. Example:- (Poster designing, Rangoli designing, Henna designing, Tattoo making, Clay moulding), Stage Decoration & Designing for Annual functions, Sport’s day, Winter carnivals, Teacher’s day, Children’s day etc. ? POGO Channel (Mad Show) • I had an opportunity to conduct a two months work shop with Pogo Channel at there (Mad Show) as a Senior Art teacher at Shemrock School. Where I taught many activities to participants. Example :- Mandala (Ceramic tiles painting, Water & Oil painting, Designing and Making Box Board CD racks and many more articles of different kinds). Key attainments across the career graph • While working as HOD and Art Faculty in my tenure at National Victor Public School. Through our (My self and Students) hard work and dedication we managed to Participate and Secure First Position in state and Zonal Level competition. which is a big achievement for me to get crowned N.V.P.S. for its new and highest level among other competitors. ? Professional Qualifications:- • Certificate in Art Appreciation from National Museum Institute of History of Art Conservation & Museology – Delhi, India. • Certificate in Computer graphics from C.G.I. (Computer Graphics Institute). • Certificate in Fashion & Textile Designing from YMCA, Delhi, India. • Certificate in Cooking and Baking from YMCA, Delhi, India. ? Award and Certificate won:- • Organized and participated in a Painting Group show at Lokyata Art gallery, Hauz khazs, India 2012 • Organized and participated in a Painting Group show at Arpana Art gallery, Siri fort Auditorium India 2012 • Participated in fourth All India Art Festival 05 Jan, 2012 - 09 Jan, 2012 • Participated in fifth Annual Art Exhibition Theme (STREE) at India’s Largest Art Gallery (Art Mall) in 10 March 2012 • Participated in fourth Annual Art Exhibition Theme (STREE) at India’s Largest Art Gallery (Art Mall) in March 2010 • Participated in Third Annual Art Exhibition Theme (STREE) at India’s Largest Art Gallery (Art Mall) in March 2010 • Participated in All India Art Award Exhibition in April 2010 at Art Mall (India’s Largest Art Gallery). • Participated in Second All India Art Festival January 2010 • Secured IInd position in Annual exhibition held at Lalit Kala Sansthan (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University – Agra). • N.V.P.S. secured Ist position in state level SUPW competition 2006 – 2007. • N.V.P.S. secured Ist position in Zonal level SUPW competition 2005 – 2006. • Awarded by National Victor Public School for an Innovative & Creative Teacher 2006 - 2007. • Participated in Camlin Art Foundation Painting competition in 2004. • Secured IInd position in One Act Play, IIIrd position in Pot Painting & Henna Designing competition in 1999 from YMCA, and many other activities. Carrier Objective • To make full utilization of the professional environment provided by my employer to turn out greater value additions to the client’s satisfaction in relation to quality and services provided. This Objective will help in maximization of client, company and self-satisfaction. To achieve self actualization while working as a team or on my own to attain the greater organizational goals. Commanding and directing the most precious organizational resource, Manpower. ? Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy going to the Gym, Listening to Music, Reading books & Magazines, Painting. I also like socializing with friends and family. References Available Upon Request
Hounslow, Hounslow, United Kingdom
Tim Goumas - Freelance Business Consulting & HR Management
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5.0
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$50
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TIMOTHY J. GOUMAS 20 Lupine Lane, Rochester, N.H. 03868 603-509-3373 Home 603-973-2691 Mobile 603-948-2373 Office tjgoumas@gmail.com http://www.linkedin.com/pub/timothy-goumas/7/54a/640 Greencore USA (Current Client) Principal HR Consultant 4/12 to 5/13 Multi-Billion dollar prepared foods manufacturer acquiring businesses in the US nationwide. Rapid growth in numerous acquisitions. 6 plants purchased, with over 1000 employees in months. Responsibilities to the US and UK based integration team. Performing Interim Senior HR Management, Staffing, Employee Relations, performance management ,organizational development/design, succession planning, compensation analysis and roll-out of new sole benefits plan, payroll integration, on-boarding, design of employee handbook, design of (6)multi-location staffing /attrition and retention. Built employee handbook while consolidating 3 unlike handbooks, managed 2 W/C disability management investigations, 2 ethics investigations, implemented ATS HR training, ATS interfacing & M&A Integration. Overseeing and reporting to Interim UK based HR Director with Process Alignment, Workforce Development, Succession Planning, Organizational Development, Hiring, Vendor Management Selection, Employee Relations, salary structuring, benefits proposals, compensation planning and rollout, Strategic Planning, ATS updating, weekly integration team updates, background check selection and implementation, payroll alignment (3 different vendors /performing consolidation) and implementation. Lead on HRIS and HRM selection to implementation, opening and closing down facilities, evaluation of Brokers and 401K providers to select sole provider. Structured the employee handbook and built relocation policy for the US. Selected relocation vendor and established relationships with Plant General Managers, HR Site Managers, and Senior Leadership for Greencore USA. Handled and directed all US Recruitment and successfully hired over 500 senior integration employees and numerous plant manufacturing personnel at various locations. Clients: Zenmonics, Headwall Photonics Principal HR Consultant 1/12-5/12 Led staffing, guidance and strategy for 2 clients in 4 months. Helped develop recruiting plans benefits and compensation analysis, hired brokers, aligned strategic hiring off-shore and developed retention strategies, developed compensation plan and implemented HRIS with Oracle while withdrawing from ADP as a vendor. Developing Technical recruitment strategies and executing plans to implementation. Hobbs Madison Financial VP of Recruiting 3/11-1/12 Led Staffing in Management Consulting Firm for various clients through the service arm of Hobbs Madison, Inc. Hobbs Madison is a management consulting firm with expertise in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and Health Care. Gave direction to Partners as to deliverables, systems, work flow output and numerous design mechanisms within the recruitment service vertical. Averaged 4.7 placements per month, with a total of 27 placements total. Billable (hourly) placements consisted of 17 on billing generating a net estimated margin of 68k per month in revolving revenue from 3/1/11 to January 2012. • Recruited Software Developers, Business Analysts, CIO’s, CTO’s, Quality Assurance Engineers, Architects, Networking Engineers, Project Managers, and Program Managers • Sourced candidates utilizing cold calling, networking, job fairs, and internet • Closed candidates within salary limits and benefits • Partner with sales and hiring managers to develop recruiting strategies • Develop weekly staffing reports utilizing MS Excel • Manage relationships with staffing agency vendors • Develop staffing metrics, work flow processes, and structures that increase candidate pool and hire rates Clients: Isban-Santander (Sovereign Bank), First Niagra Federal (FNFG), UMB, Sammonds, US Bank, Prudential, The Hartford, ING, Mass Mutual and numerous other clients. TJG Consulting 2001-2/2011 Principal HR Consultant/ Recruiting Performed Interim Senior HR Management, Contract Technical Staffing (see staffing summary), Sales, performance management, diversity, compensation, benefits, disability management, investigations, HR training, and interfacing with corporate environments’. Oversaw all Process Alignment, Hiring, Vendor Management, Employee Relations, Salary Structuring and Strategic Planning. Built Business Plan, Executive Summary, while aligning strategic alliances. Diverse HR Exposure with many different clients. Clients: Webster Bank, Peoples Bank, Aetna, Mass Mutual, CEI, Bentley Systems, Teradyne, Carl Zeiss, Nortel Networks, Arris Interactive, Goodrich Aerospace, Inteq, Nokia, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Allegis Group ,CEI, RHI. Revit Technology Corporation (acquired by Autodesk) 1998-2001 Director of Human Resources This Architectural based software Pre-IPO, helps organizations deliver new levels of service, reduce support costs, and maximize the performance and availability of infrastructures. Two founders who left Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) and Autodesk Sr. Management and called me from successes with Autodesk staffing 4 years prior. Revit unleashed the power of architecture aligning people, processes, and technology with the strategic goals of the enterprise. I was hired in as Director of HR to develop processes in order to generate the recruiting, growth and long term objectives of corporations hiring model. Reported to CEO and CFO through dotted matrix to CFO. Developed Benefits and comp structure, salary planning, employee review process, MBO design and facilities management. Led a team of 6 and hired 220 employees while setting up the infrastructure for an acquisition. Company acquired by Autodesk as premier AEC product. Today the product has tripled Autodesk stock prices. Picturetel Corporation/MultiLink Corp./Starlight Networks 1996-1998 Recruitment/HR Employment Manager/Interim Director of Acquisitions M&A Team A leading developer of Multipoint Teleconferencing, Videoconferencing, Streaming Video, Multimedia Call Center Systems. Led M&A Team successfully acquiring Starlight Networks, Multilink and 2 other product entities. Handled rolling RIF in Ptel during acquisitioning potential companies. Reported to Chairman of Board and VP of HR through dotted matrix. Successfully filled over 100 technical positions, sourced heavy candidate base through internet based recruiting, developed recruiting strategy/sourcing strategy to targeting recruiting operations and minimizing the average cost per hire. Managed a department with three (3) direct reports and total staff of 22 staffing professionals. Complete P&L for all recruiting costs, recruiting budget, internet sourcing/training, advertisement, benefits, compensation, college recruiting, employee relations, HRIS development. Worked on high-level placements and confidential requirements for positions of top priority. Staffing: Sales, IT, Marketing, Director/VP level, Engineering, Services, and Finance on an International and/or Global level. Hired CEO for Pictel and developed 2 CEO’s management succession plan during acquisition. Completed Comp Analysis for 4 business units and standardized policies throughout 5 different acquisitions. Other Experience: 1988-1995 Food and Beverage Staffing- ARN Network- Clients: Cains, Kens, Ocean Spray, NECCO, Poultry Products, Jac-Pac, Heinz, Frito-Lay, Smartfood, Sun Fruit juices, West Lynn Creamery, Mrs Budds, Old Mother Hubbard, Kerry Ingredients. COMPUTER SKILLS MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, Lotus 1,2,3. LotusNotes, Act 4.0, Skillmatch, Webfinder, Spidering/Webbing, PeopleSoft, Peopleclick, Sendouts, Viewmatch, Resumix, Restrac, Ceridian, Nuview, Genesys, Smartstream, Taleo, Ultipro, Kenexa, VurV. HRIS/ATS SKILLS SEO/Internet recruiting. Instructed Direct Sourcing Seminars, HRIS Systems, Hay methodologies/analysis, ADP (VirtualEdge), Akken, Bullhorn, HRsmart, Maxhire, Cytiva, Webhire, Brassring/Kenexa, Talentsecure, Monster, Hotjobs, Net-Temps, Americas Job Bank, Salesjobs.com, PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle, Lumanesse TalentLink, skillmatch, user groups , Vault, Trovix, Workforce OS, Hire Velocity, Jobster, Jobfox, Indeed, Talenthire, Avature, Salary.com, Social Media Certification, LinkedIn EDUCATION University of New Hampshire – Business Administration Suffield University – BS Business Management, Minor in Information Technology – 1992 Suffield University – MBA International Business – 2004 NEHRA Member SHRM Member Seacoast Angels/ Venture Capital Board Member Excellent references available upon request “Virtual Recruiter”, “Senior Human Resource Manager”, “Talent Acquisition Manager”, “Director of Talent Management”, “Senior IT Recruiter”, “Senior Recruiter”, “Banking Recruiter”, “Insurance Recruiter”, “Solutions Recruiter”, “Remote Recruiter”, “Contract Recruiter”, “Senior Sourcing Specialist”
Barrington, New Hampshire, United States
Hassan - Freelance Marketing & Sales
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2 Skills
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Hassan Mohamed 425 2nd Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 Hassan10105@yahoo.com Cell: 202-361-2885 Objective To find entry-level employment with potential for advancement where I can utilize my education and acquired skills. Education 1986-1990 1992-1996 Khalid Ben Waleed High School High school diploma Karachi University of Pakistan Bachelor of Business Summary of Qualifications • Ability to work in a high energy and demanding work environment • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently. • Ability to understand foreign culture and customs. • Good customer service skills. • Ability to generate sales leads and close the sales Work Experience October/2000- May/2010 August 1996– August 1999 1990– 1992 Omni Shoreham Hotel Position: Shipping and Receiving Clerk • Manage all received and shipped [Housekeeping/Food and Beverage/offices depot /FEDEX/UPS/USPS] • Performed quality assurance (QA) requirements for department. Developed and managed the sales budget; review regularly with general manager. • Prepared annual revenue budget, annual marketing plan with general manager. U.N.H.C.R (United Nation High Commercial refugee) Position: Aide Relief Worker • Distribution of al aide relief • Translator (urdu to English) • Relocating the refugee Chamise International Company Position: Translator • Translate Somali to Arabic to English • Help organized immigration paper for the worker • Gave tours to recent over seas worker Reference Upon Request
Washington, United States
Jorge Lopez - Freelance Digital Art & Drawing
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3.0
2 Skills
$15
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JORGE A. LÓPEZ ESPAÑA 47-31 59th Place Woodside, New York 11377 nite_shift@yahoo.com (347) 612-9268 Highly motivated Studio Art graduate with strong problem solving, design and time management skills seeks a career in the publishing industry. Team player with proven strengths in customer service and leadership. Proven success in handling adverse situations with a calm demeanor and a high level of professionalism. Highly proficient in Photoshop and Flash. Fluent in Spanish. EDUCATION B.A., Studio Art, The City College of New York, June 2012 RELEVANT COURSEWORK Etching and Bookbinding, 2D Imaging, Typography, Illustration, Illustration In Motion QUALIFICATIONS Technical Skills: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Final Cut Pro, Blender Relevant Skills: Problem solving, analytical, interpersonal, Oral and Written Communication, Critical Thinking, Project Management, Design, Leadership, Teaching, Coaching, Supervisory Skills PROJECTS Flash Animated Political Cartoon on 2012 Election: Successfully created a short stop-animation film using clay, flash animation on one full scene. Spring 2012 EXPERIENCE Enumerator, US Census, Department of Commerce April/2010- August/2010 Served as a residential enumerator for Queens. Enumerated and thoroughly interviewed entire home district. Completed enumeration for other districts left unfinished. Verified enumerations of other districts by other enumerators to ensure accuracy and completeness. • Achieved 100% participation in census at home district and at two other districts. • Verified and corrected incorrect enumerations and resubmitted data • Enumerated resistant individuals. • Provided translation services to Spanish speaking residents. Assistant Teacher, Herbert G. Birch Western Queens, L.I.C., NY August/2005- June/2006 Supported Lead Teacher in various classroom activities. Provided care and education for children in grades pre-K between ages 2 and 5. Created extensive lesson plans that were applied in the education of the children. Taught and led class for six months in absence of teacher. • Achieved higher class participation through play and arts and craft activities • 100% pass rate on city and state examinations. AFFILIATIONS Member of Chess Club, Queens Public Library
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Alex Whitehurst - Freelance Music Production & Audio Production
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5.0
2 Skills
$100
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I am a professional Drum & Bass producer in the UK. Recently signed to L Double's (of Radio 1 Xtra infamy) Flex Industries. Sound designer and music producer for Getty Music. Examples of my work found here: https://soundcloud.com/infinity_consciousness
Belper, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Karen Barton - Freelance Animal Illustration & Art
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4.0
2 Skills
$50
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Karen Barton is an award winning modern portrait artist with over thirty-seven years of professional experience as an artist and educator. Karen is the sole owner and operator of “Portrait Creations” which has received over $6,000 in grant money to assist in developing the business. Her portraits can be found hanging in private, public, and corporate collections nationwide. She has been commissioned to create portraits of executives as well as Senators. Karen focuses mainly on her own commissioned work and rarely enters competitions or seeks out gallery representation, but the events in which she has been involved have earned her considerable recognition. She was a juried artist in the Gillette Centennial Art Show at the Heritage Center Gallery in the Gillette Wyoming Camplex, and was juried into “Millennium 2000?, another group show at that same gallery. That same year Karen was interviewed for a full page article in the Moorcroft Leader Newspaper entitled “Karen Barton: painter of portraits.” She has won the coveted “People’s choice” award in the Spearfish Center for the Arts Juried blue ribbon Competition every time she has entered, and also won the Judges blue ribbon award in 2005. Her winning portraits were “Samantha” “Portrait of Jessi”, “Andrea’s girl” and “Oscar”. Karen was selected by a jury to participate in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 annual Jon Crane and Artisans Benefit Art Auction. Each year of her participation, her auctioned commissioned portrait brought in a substantial donation for the Black Hills Children’s Home Creative Arts Endowment. Karen’s work has also been showcased at the Whispering Pines Gallery in Rapid City South Dakota. This show was promoted in the Rapid City Journal Arts Calendar in an article with photos entitled “Barton’s View of the World”. Karen has had two one-artist shows at the Camplex Heritage Center Gallery in Gillette WY, and one by invitation at the AVA Center in Gillette Wy. The Rapid City Journal also featured her “Images of the Heart” show in their Art’s Calendar with samples of her portraits. Most recently Karen was featured in a special edition of the Newsletter Journal of Newcastle WY “125 reasons we love Weston County” headlining her as “talent in spades” in a full page article which covered her portrait work and included her work as a songwriter/recording artist, and jewelry designer. Among her hundreds of commissions is a portrait commissioned by the CEO of Pinnacle Bank to paint their founder Roy Dinsdale for the grand opening of the Moorcroft branch. This portrait of honor is on display at the bank. Karen is also an experienced illustrator. She is a featured artist in “BookCrossings”. Her portrait entitled “Reading Dr. Seuss” was printed on 50,000 book labels which were purchased and used by their clientele for book exchanges. She also illustrated a book entitled “Butch and the Rooster” by Judy Hess published by Focus Publishing, and produced the cartoon illustrations for a children’s coloring book entitled “Alphatoons” that accompanied a CD of learning songs. Prior to becoming a full time portrait painter, Karen was educated in the field of graphic art, and worked full time as a studio graphic artist, and later while raising a family, a freelance graphic artist. During her career in graphics, among other accomplishments, Karen submitted a logo design which was selected to be used for the Alcohol Traffic Safety Commission in Gillette Wyoming. Her graphic designs and illustrations can be found in various instructional publications and also books for children. Early in her graphic design career she worked as a studio staff artist for Keyes Art Service in Phoenix AZ which supplied advertising artwork for businesses and companies nationwide. Aside from her commissioned portrait work, Karen was selected to participate in the painting of a fiberglass horse in Gillette, WY for an Easter Seals fundraiser auction. The horse she painted was sold and mounted on the porch of the historic Sheridan Inn in Sheridan, WY. Karen was also commissioned to paint an image of a trail drive and a vintage stock train on the sides of a fiberglass longhorn steer for a permanent installation located at the interstate 90 exit into the town of Moorcroft to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the town. She was later honored with an award from the Wyoming Historical Society for her work on the steer. A photo of the steer was also featured on the cover of the WREN (Wyoming Rural Electric News) for August 2014. Karen, by invitation, represented Wyoming in the Annual Basin Electric Convention in Bismarck North Dakota. Karen’s portrait style has been influenced and inspired by Daniel Greene, Margaret Carter Baumgartner but her love of portraiture actually began as a child. She was always easy to entertain with pencil and paper, and soon began to draw her surroundings cultivating her ability to see with an artists eyes. Drawing from life has always been her preference and so her ability to draw a recognizable portrait was the result of an enormous amount of practice. Karen chooses to paint using a photo as a reference but this decision stems more from a desire to accommodate her clients than from a dependency upon photos. As well as being a highly skilled modern portrait artist Karen is also an experienced teacher. Through the years Karen has taught a number of group and private lessons in drawing and portraiture to children and adults alike. These classes have been taught both independently and through AVA, Gillette’s art center, and the public school systems in her region. Local elementary school teachers have regularly utilized her art teaching skills in their classrooms to enhance the educational experience of their students. For example, Karen organized a 2 day workshop at the Moorcroft, Wyoming Elementary school to fulfill a visual arts grant requirement of “children creating art”. She has also been invited to speak to the students at Upton, and Gillette High Schools on numerous occasions including their “career days” and a week long portrait workshop for the students in the art department. Karen lives in Buffalo, Wyoming at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn mountains with her husband Bill Barton.
United States