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Vani Akula - Freelance Portrait Painting & Painting
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I paint and draw portraits, still lives, landscapes and fantasy art in oil. My skills can be commissioned for book illustrations, greeting cards and fantasy art. For more information please check my website www.vanifineart.com
Horseheads, New York, United States
Natalie Romero - Freelance Creative Writing & Travel Writing
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4.0
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$15
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Since I was a child, all I wanted to do was write! I earned a BA in English: Creative Writing, and a Masters in English Literature. I consider myself to be a well-rounded writer, interested in creative fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoir writing. I am also a proficient editor, with experience as yearbook editor and a copywriter for a college magazine.
Riverside, California, United States
Lakeisha Taylor - Freelance Storyboarding & Project Management
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$50
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ltaylo05@gmail.com Lakeisha A. Taylor Profile Master of Arts graduate and Instructional Systems Designer with fifteen years of success in education and development, instructor-led training, training management, web-based training (WBT), and vendor relations. United States citizen. Summary of Qualifications • Fifteen years of experience in training management, facilitating, instructional design, instructor led courses (ICL), interactive distance learning (IDL), instructor/training manuals, technical training, soft skills design and development, soft skills training, and project planning • Proven track-record of success in developing and training Contact Center Solutions – IVR, ACD, PBX, IP PBX, CTI, CRM, and ERP; security and defense protocols; work force management, emerging technologies, Coachware, ROCCE, Captivate 5.5 and 6.0, Adobe Suite, and Blackboard (Bb) • Success in creating and developing innovative learning and change management solutions such as vodcasts or video podcast • Critical thinker with the ability to effectively solve problems • Excellent communication, motivational skills, and professional coach • Mastered the ADDIE methodology and Kirk Patrick’s four levels of evaluations to include assessment design • Mastered Army Training Regulations and DoD Instructions 2006-Present Booz Allen Hamilton, Herndon, VA Air National Guard (ANG) Training Manager • Exhibits superior dedication, exceptional leadership, and functional expertise while leading the development of web-based trainings Intellectual Capitol (IC), internal vodcast development, presentation briefings, and ultimately increasing business in the Air National Guard market (plus three full time employees (FTE); efforts translates to the Army National Guard for an increase in existing business • Directs the design, development, and implementation of training products and solutions for the Air National Guard project. Chairing and facilitating a bi-weekly client training team consisting of approx. 15 core client members representing the Air Guard and Air Reserves • Designs and deploys the 'first of its kind', web-training modules for the National Guard Bureau (NGB) (i.e., vPC-GR online 'basics' course-version 3). These courses require the assessment of training needs analysis and the incorporation and coordination of numerous business process owners. These courses were fully deployed through the Advanced Distributed Learning Service (ADLS) for over 106,000 Air National Guard members. Also, developing two comprehensive courses for members. The overall impact of such web-based tools will result in improved delivery of 24/7 training across the Guard • Creates innovative vodcasts concepts to promote the functionality of a new online personnel knowledge base/system called AFPERS (Air Force Personnel Services). Develops whitepapers; these whitepapers were accepted by the Guard and increased the current contract to four vodcasts deliverables. Manages the development of hybrid solutions • Onboards new members from the Learning Team onto the Guard contract in a very short time period. Ensures new members receive the necessary attention to make an immediate impact on the team. Effectively trains and leads the team on a daily basis • Supports discussions and assist cost proposal revisions to bring on additional graphic and animation support in the amount of ~$36,000 • Authors whitepapers and proposal development for this current task order (total win: $3M) • Gains client recognition for developing impactful training tools for the Guard • Executes consistently GREAT work and impact has been recognized by BAH leadership and client leadership Booz Allen Hamilton, Herndon, VA Department of Defense TRAC²ES System and Homeland Security, Training Manager • Directed a team of three to develop three WBTs (3899 Form, Theatre Medical Data System and MEDEVAC) for Flight Medics and Patient Movement Clerks during evacuations resulting in 70, 000 Flight Medics receiving certifications in mandatory courses • Managed the development of audio, demo, and scenario scripts for the above mentioned WBTs • Provided feedback and input to the TRAC²ES team in order to create a seamless process for the development of all courses and the implementation of the applications • Managed the development of Protected Critical Information Infrastructure (PCII) Officer’s roles and responsibilities curriculum for Federal entities instructor-led classroom training sessions. • Developed standards for operating procedures for PCII Training Information Box in order to acknowledge and respond to Federal entities frequently asked questions and training requests • Provided feedback and input to the PCII Operations Team on the Learning Management Systems (LMS) in order to effectively manage the development and implementation of the application 2005-2006 Verizon Business (formerly MCI) Beltsville, MD Senior Technical Training Manager • Managed monthly reports and documentation for all employees in the education and development department, while supervising employees during new hire training sessions • Recognized as the subject matter expert on call center and contact center consulting meetings while partnering with global account managers in order to effectively provide global solutions • Assessed employees learning ability using level one, two and three evaluations while administering positive performance management when warranted, delegated responsibilities, made critical and timely decisions on a daily basis • Traveled to and supervised management training operations at silo locations and different sites located throughout the U.S. and internationally. Developed, mastered, and trained new technology courses. Mastered and trained technical web trainings, e-learning tools and Interactive Distance learning courses • Coached and counseled employees to 100% proficiency level on skill and knowledge based curriculum • Managed a tracking process in order to evaluate on the job skill and knowledge of all employees, resulting in 100% service quality 2004-2005 MAXIMUS Inc. Washington, DC Training Manager • Managed the learning capabilities of a group of seventeen to twenty-five recipients in order to determine the quality of learning • Developed and implemented training curriculums while maintaining Department of Humans Services policies and guidelines • Worked one-on-one with recipients in order to assess job readiness and vocational skill levels • Attended vendor management meetings on a monthly basis in order to provide accurate reports to the Department of Human Services 2001- 2004 ARCH Training Center Washington, DC Associate Director of Education • Developed and trained staff on facilitation skills geared for recipients in order to master job skills • Developed and designed a four-week training curriculum while maintaining Department of Human Services policies and guidelines • Measured quality client service and managed participation quotas in order to meet organization’s goals and business objectives • Monitored the Department of Human Services referral list in order to maintain accurate and eligible participation • Traveled to a variety of vendor sites in order to partner and assist with referrals for different social and community organizations 1996-2001 Sprint PCS Herndon, VA Call Center Training Manager • Managed the design and development of a seven-week new hire training instructor-led training for twenty to thirty employees. Managed monthly reports and documentation for all employees in the education and development department • Assessed employees learning ability while administering positive performance management when warranted, delegated responsibilities, made critical and timely decisions on a daily basis. Maintained employee records, created schedules, attended conference calls, and "Train the Trainer" sessions every quarter • Traveled to and supervised management training operations at silo locations. Created and supervised level one, two, and three assessments for all courses. Also, supervised level three assessments whenever new information was presented to existing employees. Coached and counseled employees to 100% proficiency level on skill and knowledge based curriculum. Developed a process to monitor side-by-side and remote monitoring sessions of newly hired employees Education • Masters of Arts, Instructional Systems Design (ISD), University of Maryland Baltimore County, 5/2012 • Graduate Certificate, Distance Education, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 01/2011 • Graduate Certificate, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 01/2010 • Graduate Certificate, Instructional Systems Design, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 01/2009 • Graduate Certificate, Coaching Leadership & Development, George Washington University, 5/2006 • Certificate, Master Trainer Langevine Learning Institute, 11/2005 • Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, Mount Vernon College, 5/1996 Awards • Awarded VIP Professional Excellence in Training Analysis for the Department of the Defense (March 2012) • Awarded Professional Excellence in Analysis for DoD (September 2010)
Indian Head, Maryland, United States
Judi Henrickson - Freelance Blog Writing & Content Writing
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I am a Freelance Blog/Article/Content and Ghost Writer. I also have a keen interest in Social Media Marketing. I have enjoyed a thirty year Career in Nursing and currently work Part Time in Critical Care. I am a Mother of four beautiful children,the younger two being twins. I am fit,happy,healthy.active and participate fully in this world. I am a keen observer of life and have a wealth of life experience to write about.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Jim Rytel - Freelance Creative Writing & Fiction Writing
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2 Skills
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Hello. Pleased to meet you :) I'm Jim, student in screenwriting craft (specialization in feature-length screenplays) since 2003; communication (advertising & public relations), and the entertaining business since 2006. I'm looking for serious job offers as story-screenplay consultant/ adviser/ doctor. My work is professional quality oriented, without superficial pretentiousness, discreet & through internet only. If you might be interested, don't hesitate to write for further information.
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Clint Foley - Freelance Cartooning & Comic Art
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CLINT FOLEY PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING & PACKAGING DESIGN, AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT Licensed & Non-Licensed Product / Trend Research and Direction / Style Guide Development / Talent Mentoring A highly motivated, creative executive with a successful history of designing innovative product lines while developing creative talent to maximize their potential. Deadline oriented with extensive consumer products experience in product design & development, graphic design, photography direction, and marketing collateral design. Team player dedicated to motivating others on all levels to achieve development timelines and objectives, while partnering with internal and external resources to optimize efficiencies. Areas of accomplishment and expertise include: • Market/Trend Research & Analysis • P&L & Budget Management • Illustration & Computer Rendering • Licensed & Non-Licensed Product Design • Marketing Design & Sales Support • Visual Merchandising & Trade Shows • Purchasing, Procurement Partnership • Photography & Copy Direction • Style Guide Development & Packaging Design • Overseas Sampling Supervision At Factory Level • Brand Development • Exceptional Photoshop & Illustrator Skills • Staff Management & Team Building • Strategic Process Development • Line Development & Costing Analysis • Client & Sales Presentation Skills ACHIEVEMENTS Implemented new development process for the 2011 Holiday Wholesale Season that produced a 233% increase in Wal-Mart Sales, a 137% increase in Costco West Coast Sales, and a 62% increase in Costco East Coast Sales over the prior 2010 Holiday Wholesale Season, while generating new business accounts at K-Mart, BJs.com, CVS, Walgreens, Safeway, OfficeMax, Staples, and Macy’s. In 2009, launched the direct-to-consumer business 1-800Baskets.com, a division of 1-800Flowers, while managing a staff of 22 full-time employees and additional freelance personnel. Spearheaded product development, design, and photography for all Seasonal and Everyday SKUs featured on the website. In 2008, managed and produced the most successful seasonal Wal-Mart line in DesignPac Inc. history, selling in 17 SKUs while realizing over $13 million in sales on that line alone. Overall Seasonal Sales reached over $60 million for the fiscal year. Cut BD&A Consumer Product Division creative expenditures, contributing to bottom-line profits while increasing production by a 4:1 ratio and setting new standards in creative quality in 2003. “Circle Of Excellence” Winner 2003 for outstanding leadership, increased profitability, and increased innovation for the Consumer Products Division of BD&A. BD&A Grand Slam Award Winner 1st Quarter 2004 for creative/sales objectives successfully completed. BD&A Masters 2004 (Salutatorian Winner) & BD&A “Circle Of Excellence” Winner 2004 for outstanding leadership, implementation of company goals and objectives, and overall excellence. Mentored & coached young, inexperienced designers to develop their skills while creating a “team comes first” mentality. Coaching and guidance produced increased knowledge, increased internal opportunity, and 4 promotions to senior level design positions over a 2-year period. Designed novelty toy product, packaging, branding, and marketing for over 20 major licensors including: Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, 4Kids Entertainment, Fox, MLB, Crayola, Nintendo, Sony Playstation and Warner Bros. Increased creative focus by implementing individual research & development, increasing team communication, and establishing ownership & accountability under intense deadlines. Designed, implemented, and supervised construction of tradeshow booths and collateral material for the following: Toy Fair; NCA Candy Expo Chicago; Sports Super Show; E3; ECRM; Fancy Food Show. Developed candy lines for Crayola & X-tremeZ including all aspects ranging from: Market Analysis, Product & Packaging Design, Brand Management, Sourcing & Costing, Licensing Approvals and Sales Strategy & Promotion. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DesignPac,LLC: A Division of 1800Flowers - Chicago, IL 2007 to 2011 Vice President of Product Development Spearhead all aspects of product development for Food Gift Industry Leader, including business analysis, SKU rationalization, product design, packaging design, photography & copy direction, prototype “mock-up”, sales support, costing analysis, overseas sampling, and art production, while reporting directly to the President. Develop “seasonal” and “everyday” lines for over 15 national retailers and three separate channels of wholesale distribution. Drive product development & photography for direct-to-consumer website, 1-800Baskets.com. Partner with internal department heads and their staff to optimize all business efficiencies. Work directly with Sales and Marketing to identify key development objectives and establish execution strategies and timelines. Monitor and drive all internal development timelines to ensure deadlines are met. Manage a department of 20+ full-time employees, spanning across five separate teams including: Product Design, Graphic Design, Art Production, Photography, and Mock-Up. Houston Harvest Gift Products LLC - Chicago, IL 2006 to 2007 Director of Product Development – Food Gifts Selected to spearhead the product design department while reporting directly to the President. Responsible for product design, packaging design, and product development for 3 major retail distribution channels over 4 seasonal categories. Accountable for the design team’s overall performance and growth, meeting intense design deadlines, communicating with Purchasing and our overseas vendors to address any design/costing issues, completing an innovative line of presentation “mock ups” for sales presentations, and increasing design proficiencies in ceramic, plush, tin, plastics, and mixed materials. Managed 3 direct reports, key contacts within all internal departments and relationships with Licensor personnel that include: Disney, MGA entertainment, Hershey’s, Campbell’s, Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods, Warner Bros., Better Home & Gardens, John Deere, Budweiser and DreamWorks. BD&A/Consumer Products Division - Seattle, WA 2003 to 2006 Creative Director – Novelty/Toy, Corporate Promotions Recruited by Seattle-area company to restructure and improve struggling creative department. After making structural and team member adjustments, the department increased rate of design production by a 4:1 ratio, set new standard of creative quality, and cut overall department expenditures contributing to bottom line profits. Accountable for the design team’s overall performance and growth, meeting demanding design deadlines, communicating with Purchasing and our overseas vendors to address any design/costing issues, completing an innovative line of presentation “mock ups” for sales presentations, and increasing design proficiencies in ceramic, plush, tin, plastics, and mixed materials. Responsible for all Licensor approvals on concept, product, and packaging design, managing 6 direct reports, partnering with Sales in organizing presentations and strategies for key retail accounts (Target, Wal-Mart, Starbucks & Toys ‘R Us) and ensuring the department’s goals and objectives are met. Gemmy Industries – Irving, TX 2001 to 2003 Creative/Art Manager – Novelty/Toy Produced cutting edge product designs for leading novelty toy company. Responsible for designing and overseeing product from concept to final production, as well as supervising a team of 4 product designers and 3 packaging artists. Organized artwork projects, deadlines, priorities, and artist assignments. Analyzed and critiqued concept product art, packaging, prototypes, and final production line samples. Supervised the seasonal product development at the Gemmy factories in China. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE STRUCTURE (DIVISION OF THE LIMITED, INC.) – Lewisville, TX 2000 to 2001 Stockroom Manager Athletic Enhancement Systems – Dallas, TX 1999 to 2000 Marketing Designer/Consultant NASCAR Thunder – Lewisville, TX 1997 to 1999 Merchandising Manager TBWA/Chiat Day Advertising – Irving, TX 1997 Internship EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ART INSTITUTE OF DALLAS – Dallas, TX ~ Associates of Applied Arts in Computer Animation & Design Deans List: Graduated with Honors 3.7 GPA MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY – Wichita Falls, TX ~ Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Communication 4-year Full-Ride Athletic Scholarship for Basketball 1997 All-Conference Academic 1st Team 1997 All-Conference Athletic 1st Team
Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Kent Schmidt - Freelance Fulfillment & Chemical Engineering
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Does dropping two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of rum & coke qualify me as a 'Chemical Engineer'? I took an extra-curricular college course that was all ABOUT 'Fulfillment'. Awe-freaking-AWESOME!!! Need a freelance 'Arabic Translator'? "Well, mekka-lekka-hi, mekka-hiney-ho, BEYOTCH!" I've got so many irons in the fire right now, it's the most amazing fifteen minutes of my LIFE! What can I do for you, mademoiselle, monsieur?
Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
Summer Cox - Freelance Banner Design & Business Card Design
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3.0
2 Skills
$13
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I am 41 years old and have lead a very eventful life which has enlightened my thoughts for poem writing. I have been writing poems since the age 6. I have been told I have unique writings and I feel I would be a perfect canidate to fill one of your positions. I would love to hear from you. Thank you.
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Joseph Piercy - Freelance Book Writing & Blog Writing
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Freelance writer and published author. Interested in non-fiction projects across a wide range of subjects. Highly skilled and versatile, educated to Masters level, I have written several books covering diverse subjects including history, travel, food and drink, sport and popular culture and humour. Samples, links and reviews available on request.
London, London, United Kingdom
Erica Williams - Freelance Article Writing & Blog Writing
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4.0
2 Skills
$25
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Erica D. Williams Career Summary Eloquent communicator able to effectively connect with diverse populations at a variety of levels. Self-motivated with strong planning, organizational and leadership skills. Education Belmont University Degree Awarded: August 2011 Degree: Master of Arts in English Concentration: Creative Writing GPA: 3.7/4.0 Middle Tennessee State University Degree Awarded: December 2006 Degree: Bachelor of Liberal Arts Concentration: Major-English/Minor-Journalism and Secondary Education GPA: 3.5/4.0 Professional Experience Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film- Nashville, TN 2012-Present - Adjunct English Instructor Responsibilities included performing the following: • Composing a challenging, yet accessible syllabus • Creating lessons and discussions that are engaging for students • Delivering classroom instruction at the contracted times • Maintain office hours that are conducive to students’ Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) - Nashville, TN 2007-Present - English Teacher (9th grade/11th grade) @ Pearl Cohn High School Responsibilities include performing the following: • Administering instruction and discipline of classroom. • Creating engaging, pertinent, and informational instructional lessons. • Submitting lesson plans timely at the beginning of each week. • Interacting with other teachers, parents, and other stakeholders to plan and implement academic programs. • Executing other clerical and administrative tasks as advised by school, district, and state administrators. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) - Nashville, TN 2005-2006 - Substitute Teacher Responsibilities included performing the following: • Dispersing instructional materials to students and maintaining classroom management. • Assuming instruction of classroom in teacher’s absence. • Reporting students’ behavior and work habits to teacher and appropriate officials. Cont. Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) – Murfreesboro, TN 2004-2005 - Developmental Writing Tutor Responsibilities included performing the following: • Assisting students with drafting, writing, and revising written assignments. • Organizing students’ files and records. • Reinforcing the instruction of Developmental English professors. Leadership Experiences Pearl-Cohn Ninth Grade Academy Team Leader 2010- Present • Serving as liaison between school administration and team teachers. • Leading regular meetings with teachers and other stakeholders and also communicating information with the Academy Change Coach. • Collaborating with school administration to represent teacher concerns. Certifications and Professional Development Trainings State of Tennessee Department of Education May 2009- Present • Professional License-************ • Area of Endorsement- Secondary English • Tenured in Metropolitan Public School System Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools January 2007-Present • Highly Qualified Educator • Highly Qualified in Secondary English References Glenn Paschall • Glenn.paschall@mnps.org Teara Robinson • Teara.robinson@mnps.org Dr. Sandra Hutchins • Sandra.hutchins@belmont.edu
Nashville, Tennessee, United States