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DeShaun Sherrill - Freelance Painting & Fantasy Art
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Looking for freelance jobs to complete landscape and portrait oil pastel paintings. My commission is based on the size of the job not the hourly rate. I currently work PT as a court clerk, but my career is geared towards Fine Arts. I have an Associates Degree for Business/Graphic Design and I'm a few credits shy of a Bachelors Degree in Media Arts and Animation. I work from home creating...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Frank Percy - Freelance Comic Art & Fantasy Art
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Frank Percy Illustrator /Comic book Artist. Work Exp.: Marvel Comics Ent., DC comics and Various Indie publishers, Concept Art Indie Game studio. Special skills: Photoshop,Digital painting .
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Terry House - Freelance Drawing & Fantasy Art
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I am a 32 year old more of 2 boys ages 13 and 6 .Currently living with a disease called Multiple Sclerosis .This disease have really taking a toll on my family .I lost my job due to my disability because effecting my left side. I really want to work bad been drawing etc and want to do Tee shirts maybe .. I want people to just like my drawing I came up with a go fund me account Multiple...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
HiJinx - Freelance Fantasy Art & Animal Illustration
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Dominique Guidotti - Freelance Painting & Fantasy Art
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Freelance artist Murals Custom portraits and paintings upon request
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Imaginenone - Freelance Animation & Storyboarding
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Hello im an concept artist and also animator using 2d softwares like after effects, flash, animate pro and also other softwares including 3d designs.You can check some of my work here or at this link after: http://ericbrochu.wix.com/portfolio http://imaginenone.deviantart.com/ http://imaginenone.wix.com/portfolioericbrochu and http://www.thelastdisciples.com/ and might also have some pics in here too If you got any question, dont worry to ask ;) regards, Eric
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ronlee Nemeth - Freelance Animation & Illustration
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RONLEE NEMETH RESUME CREATIVE EXPERIENCE 2017 • BIONIC SOLUTION – Animator, Character & Prop Designer • Bill Plympton’s Studios – Assistant Intern, Colorist • MY DREAM FUNERAL / Pilot by Mustache Agency – Animator, Background & Character Design 2016 • BIONIC SOLUTION – Animator • ZE SUSHI – Postcards Artwork • ZAPPA Rock Festival / Commercial – Animator • GUIDE DE JARDINAGE / Animated Short by Sara Hatooka – Background Editing • MAGICART / Promotional Video – Background, Character & Prop Design • INFESTATION / Animated Short by Adi Navea– After Effects Animation, Background Editing 2015 • SEYMOUR / Animated Short • Freelance Graphic design and Storyboarding 2014 • Freelance Graphic/ Logo design • MUT / Animated Short • LIFE IN PINK / Animated Short • VOYAGE / Animated Short 2013 • HOLY COW / Animated Short • RED WEIGHT / Animated Short • SAME OLD LANE / Animated Short EDUCATION 2012 - 2016 Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv – B.A. 2D Animation / Humanities 2009 - 2011 6B Studio, Tel Aviv – Art & Graphic Design MILITARY SERVICE 2009 ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCE Ministry of Defense Coordinator FESTIVAL SCREENINGS & AWARDS 2017 • The Story of SPACE Goa, India – SEYMOUR • ANNY Animation Nights New York – SEYMOUR • Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival Sunnyside, NY – SEYMOUR • Woman in Town Festival Tel Aviv, Israel – SEYMOUR, SAME OLD LANE • Animakom Bilbao International Animation Festival Bilbao, Spain– SEYMOUR • Riverside Short Film Festival New Haven, MO – SEYMOUR • Open World Animation Festival Allentown, PA– SEYMOUR • Amazon Underground Film Festival Manaus, Brazil – SEYMOUR • St. Francis College Women's Film Festival Brooklyn, NY– SEYMOUR / Student Animation Award 2016 • Bucheon International Animation Festival Bucheon, South Korea – SEYMOUR • Portsmouth International Film Festival Porsmouth, UK – SEYMOUR • Animix Animation International Festival Tel Aviv, Israel – SEYMOUR 2015 • Loop De Loop Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Berlin, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, London, Los Angeles, New York – HOLY COW 2014 • Stuttgart Animation Festival Stuttgart, Germany – ‘The Best of Tel Aviv’ Special – HOLY COW • Yad b’Yad Association Tel Aviv, Israel – LIFE IN PINK / 2nd Prize • MaraToon Holon Holon, Israel– Creating an animated short in only 5 days – VOYAGE SOFTWARE & SKILLS • TVP Animation • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe After Effects • Adobe Premiere • Adobe Flash • Dragonframe • 2D / Traditional Animation • Illustration • Character Design • Storyboarding • Stop Motion • Video Editing
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Ali Amin - Freelance Business Consulting & Business Development
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Ali Amin, MBA, Engineer, Mini MBA, PMP, International Diploma of business, International Diploma in Public Relations and Branding Profile: I have over than twenty years of experience in supervision, management, training and coaching, and more than ten years of experience in the development and microfinance sectors, in addition to very big experience in small and medium enterprises in the public and private sectors especially in the agricultural sector. I have diversified experiences and extensive knowledge in project planning and budgeting for the development and humanitarian organizations and NGOs in the local and international domains. As I have very good experience in projects management, holding market researches, establishing new microfinance companies, institutions and NGOs, and good experience in establishing and restructuring various companies. Also, I have very good experience in developing new strategies with donors and good experience in business consultancies, evaluating business and preparing business plans and feasibility studies for all type of projects and organizations. As have very good knowledge in dealing with donors and investors, especially in the development and microfinance projects. Furthermore, I have very good experience in mentoring and coaching the entrepreneurs, where I contributed in many entrepreneurial weekends and events. As a highly-motivated and results orientated leader within the microfinance sector, I have a proven track record of providing exemplary levels of service to establish new institutions and companies. The experience of establishing new institutions has enabled me to contribute in holding the market researches and preparing business plans and policies related to the concerned institutions. During my professional career history, I worked as trainer for NGOs and Private sectors, contributing in preparing the training plans and training materials and providing the trainees with the required training, as I worked with many international and local NGOs as volunteer or as supporter especially in helping them for designing their organizational structures. Key Competencies: Managerial: Very good Managerial skills - Analytical and Decision-Maker - Organized – Supportive – Motivator - Empathic - Very good communication skills - Very good negotiation skills Leadership: Self awareness – Creative – Conceptual – Logical – Adaptive – Trustworthy Operation: Broad operation knowledge - Ability to establish new work - Control the operation - Control the crisis - Training and coaching Main achievements: 1- July 2016: Establishing The Microfinance Support Centre – MSC Uganda: I designed and established the structure of the new Microfinance Institution for The Microfinance Support Centre - LTD (Rural Income and Employment Enhancement Project) The main objective of this assignment is to develop an Islamic microfinance framework that will enable the development of Islamic microfinance products for MSC, design the required structure, design the required policies and manuals, train staff of the implementing agency and selected beneficiaries and upgrade/setup the MIS to comply with Islamic microfinance products. This will contribute to facilitating access to and utilization of affordable, sustainable and convenient financial and business development services for rural poor Ugandans. 2- Feb 2016: Developing the structure of and preparing the feasibility study and business plan for Lama Company for Aluminum: I studied the existing structure and explored the existing gaps, where I restructured the company and providing it with the required feasibility study and business plan, in addition to all manuals and policies which controlled the business effectively. The results were very good by achieving the proposed goals and increasing the income of the company. 3- Jul 2015: Establishing and developing new structure for IRADA Company: I developed new structure for IRADA which was considered as one of the best microfinance structure which enables the MFIs to work efficiently and to get the best impact. The new structure has been accredited by lot of MFIs and awarded from Thomson & Reuters. As, I prepared the required business plan, policies and procedures to control the work and make it very effective and efficient. 4- Jun 2013: Restructuring Bahloul Group for International Trading and Commerce: I studied the existing problems in the company and prepared the new structure and the required business plan for the company achieve its proposed goals. The results were very good where the group could increase its profit by 85%. 5- Jan 2011: Establishing Al-Wataniya Financial Institution: I contributed in establishing the new Financial Institution by managing and supporting the establishment of the head office and the branches network in different areas according to the business plan. As I contributed in preparing the Business plan for 5 years and the org. chart for the institution, in addition to preparing the required manuals, operation plans and budgets, and the market research related to the new MFI, and providing feedback about market conditions and opportunities. Also, I trained and coached the employees to be able to play their role in each branch. 6- Aug 2010: Restructuring and Developing Al-Ghafari Holding Company: I studied the working structure in the company, and worked to restructure the company according to the best standards to be able to perform very well, and provided it with the required feasibility study and business plan, in addition to all manuals and policies which controlled the business effectively. The results were very good where the company could expand its work rapidly and achieve new targets. 7- Jun 2006: Establishing new branches and Restructuring the existing branches for Aga Khan Development Network: I worked with AKDN to establish new branches and restructure the existing branches because AKDN had lot of problem in the business at those days, where I prepared the required plans to establish and restructure the branches and managing them to be able to achieve the required targets. 8- Jan 2000 to May 2006: Providing many companies and institutions with feasibility studies, business plans, financial consultancies and management consultancies: I was considered as known consultant for many international agencies and banks like (European Investment Bank, HSBC, Relief International and UN) where I prepared the requested business plans and studies for their target clients and dealers. Employment History: Feb 2003 to date: Trainer (in parallel with my professional work) Achievements: 1- Preparing the training plans for some NGOs, public and private sectors. 2- Studying and preparing the training needs for the employees of the mentioned sectors. 3- Holding lot of training sessions for many types of trainees in the public and private sectors as well for NGOs staff. Jul 2016 to Jun 2017: Project Manager (The Microfinance Support Centre - MSC) Project Assignment: Designing Microfinance Company for the Microfinance Support Centre - LTD (Rural Income and Employment Enhancement Project) The main objective of this assignment is to develop a microfinance framework that will enable the development of microfinance products for MSC with main concentrating on the agricultural products, developing the fundraising strategy for MSC, design the required structure, design the required policies and manuals, train staff of the implementing agency and selected beneficiaries and upgrade/setup the MIS to comply with microfinance products. This contributed to facilitating access to and utilization of affordable, sustainable and convenient financial and business development services for rural poor Ugandans. Jun 2015 to date Chief Executive Officer – CEO (IRADA Microfinance Company - Sudan) Duties & Responsibilities: Develop and successfully implement the long term strategic plan for the institution. Develop long term partnership with target donors and financers. Periodically review, update and monitor the MFI’s action plans focusing on sustainability, profitability, and productivity of the organization. Set and achieve financial and operational performance targets for the MFI. Ensure preparation of annual budgets and approval by the board. Ensure that all developments of the institution’s activities comply with the all appropriate laws and regulations, and approve all policies manuals. Oversee and support the development and implementation of effective HR policies and procedures, Procurement policies & procedures, Operating policies & procedures, Confidentiality policies & procedures, Credit policies & procedures, and PR policies & procedures. Implement high standards of internal control and external audit and relevant procedures in order to safeguard the institution’s operations, assets and data. Ensure proper Risk Management and implementation of Risk Mitigating techniques. Ensure accurate and timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the board of directors and stakeholders, as well as all government entities. Ensure top PR Image for the institution, Effective Internal/External Corporate Communication Policies and Procedures in-line with Vision and Mission and adopted corporate philosophy. Represent the institution’s to the relevant regulatory bodies and financial industry including leaders and liaising with strategic partners to raise fund and build relationships. Interview and approve the recruitment of managerial level staff. Evaluate Heads of Units/Sections and review the development of their succession plans and performance. Provide strong leadership and coaching to Heads of Units/Sections to ensure the achievement of the organizational goals. Activities & Achievements: 1- Designing New Organization Chart for the IRADA Institution. 2- Designing New Credit Policy and procedures. 3- Designing the work flow for all departments and branches. 4- Designing the Authority Matrix. 5- Preparing the Salary Scale. 6- Preparing the Incentive Scheme. 7- Recruiting and training all staff in managers, supervisors, credit officers. 8- Developing the partnership strategy. 9- Business Plan for IRADA Microfinance Institution. 10- Preparing and developing new structure for Microfinance institutions (The new prepared structure was considered as one of the best microfinance structure which enables the MFIs to work efficiently and to get the best impact. (The new structure has been accredited by lot of MFIs and awarded by Thomson & Reuters). (The new structure depends on linking the financed projects with the big private sector companies trying to facilitate the marketing and getting the required technical assistances). 11- Disbursing around USD 33,000,000 to more than 110,000 beneficiaries until the end of Dec 2018, with outstanding portfolio USD 26,000,000 for around 80,000 beneficiaries. 12- Keeping the Portfolio At Risk (PAR) less than 1.5%. 13- Establishing the Head office and 22 branches distributed in all states in Sudan. 14- Applying the main services related to the digital finance (Using the mobile money, digital applications for getting the loans, linking IRADA clients with very big network of ATMs via Bank of Khartoum and applying the mobile payments for all clients). 15- Access to required fund from several sources to build the portfolio and expand the work. 16- Building the Brand of IRADA MFI as the best Microfinance Institution in Sudan and East of Africa. Jul 2014 to June 2015 Area Coordinator (UNDP) Duties & Responsibilities: Initiate, organize, follow up and monitor the recovery activities implemented according to the approved work plans, Actively participate in liaising with NGOs, CBOs, local authorities, FBOs, communities’ representatives, and other active stakeholders. Well as local municipal and government institutions Monitor and evaluate initiatives and subprojects progress and activities implemented by partners and provide advice on challenges, risks and capture lessons learned Conduct needs assessment in selected areas to be used as basis for formulating future priority activities Provide assistance to institutional capacity building Maintain network development with relevant active partners and NGOs Organize the logistics of workshops and training seminars as required Organize coordination meetings with project partners, donors, local NGOs, INGOs, UN agencies etc. as required Support the formulation and implementation of UNDP strategies and programs. Advocate for UNDP in specific area with local communities, local authorities, NGOs, and other stakeholders Ensure that relevant project outputs, best practices and lessons learned are captured and disseminated. Prepare progress and final reports for the implemented projects Activities & Achievements: 1- Structuring more than 20 NGOs and providing them with the required training. 2- Designing and financing more than 15 big projects (Industrial, Agricultural and Services) to help the targeted NGOs to provide the target beneficiaries with the sufficient income. 3- Contributing in preparing the annual plan for UNDP for Coastal Region. 4- Implementing the humanitarian assistance to the targeted displaced people. Jan 2011 to Apr 2014 Chief Operation Officer - COO (Al-Wataniya Microfinance Institution) Duties & Responsibilities: Responsible for the overall achievement of the strategic initiatives. Responsible for overall performance and manage all aspects of operations and help in achieving good management of other related activities like finance, human resources, training and risk management. Own and execute overall business plan in collaboration with key stakeholders. Maintain a close pulse of key operational indicators and risk areas; diagnose performance gaps, analyzing risks and take appropriate action as needed. Focus on efficiency and cost effectiveness in running operations with financial sustainability/viability as a clear goal. As a member of the management team, s/he shares responsibility for the overall performance and activities of the MFI, and participates in making decisions. Prepare reports on a weekly and monthly basis relating to overall status of the MFI operations and whether or not objectives are being met. Direct the preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based on broad organizational goals and growth objectives in consultation with GM (CEO) and management team. Establish operating policies consistent with MFI's policies and objectives and ensures their execution. Evaluate the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports these results to the General Manager (Chief Executive Officer). Manage through Head of IT, all IT operations, including Communications, and Data Production. Activities & Achievements: 1- Establishing new Micro Finance Institution by managing and supporting the establishment of the head office and the branches network in different areas according to the business plan. 2- Preparing the market research, business plan for 5 years and the org. chart for the institution. 3- Preparing the required manuals, Policies, Procedures, operation plans and budgets, in addition to the market research related to the new MFI, and provide feedback about market conditions and opportunities. 4- Establishing and launching the new branches after training, coaching the branch employees to be able to play their roles in each branch. 5- Establishing new sub-branches (Units) related to the established branches. 6- Preparing the layout of the mentioned established branches. 7- Growing the total portfolio by (116%) during 10 months, and keeping the portfolio at risk less than (0.5%). 8- Preparing and modifying the MIS with the developer of MIS to be compatible with the institution's requirements. 9- Continuing the expansion plan by establishing new branches and units. Feb 2006 to Dec 2010 Senior Area Manager (First Microfinance Institution - FMFI - AKDN) Duties & Responsibilities: Managing and Supervising four branches (Damascus, Lattakia, Sweida and Mesyaf). Managing and supervising the staff at the branches level and motivating them to offer their best. Raise the required fund to cover the requested financial requirements for the branches. Promoting the branches and ensure that they perform optimally with excellent portfolio quality. Maximizing Branches outreach to the target groups in a sustainable and profitable way. Overseeing all accounts related operations, cycle of credit activities, and the overall performance and activities in the branches. Exploring new business development opportunities the branches. Managing the portfolio at risk and ensure that the PAR is maintained at the acceptable level. Preparing the quarterly work plan for each branch, monitor implementation and ensure targets’ achievement. Participating in the preparation of the annual budget of the Branches. Setting the branches objectives and the key performance indicators of the Branch staff. Monitoring the branches cash activities and accounts’ transactions and providing support when necessary. Maintaining good relationships with clients with good records. Preparing and submitting the monthly reports to the higher management. Ensuring the proper implementation of MFI’s policies and procedures at the Branch level. Motivating, coaching and directing the Branches staff in order to reach optimum performance. Evaluating and discussing staff performance in collaboration with the HR unit. Activities & Achievements: 1- Establishing new Micro Finance branch in Sweida city which has been evaluated as a standard branch and it was classified in 2007 as the best branch in Syria and one of the best branches in Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance over all the world, Sweida branch had very good portfolio where Portfolio at Risk was (0%). 2- Recruiting and training the new staff to work in the branches. 3- Launching the saving product in the four branches, where we could build very good saving portfolio by attracting good number of potential savers. 4- Designing and launching the saving product and promote for this new product to build very good saving portfolio in the mentioned branches. 5- Re-establishing Damascus branch due the crisis which affected it where PAR was (13.6%) and we could decrease it to be (0.8%). 6- Re-establishing Mesyaf branch due the crisis which affected it where we found several cases of fraud. 7- Re-establishing Lattakia branch due to the crisis which affected it where we found that the portfolio was very risky beside to some fraud cases. 8- Applying the New culture of work in Damascus, Mesyaf, Sweida and Lattakia branches, where I built the teamwork in Lattakia, Sweida and Mesyaf branches by providing them with sufficient ideas for work with the required team spirit. 9- New organized branches with very good portfolio. 10- New trained employees who were able to implement the required plans and achieving their targets. 11- New and very good quality of work and performance in the four branches. Description: I worked in Damascus branch to solve the problem of arrears (PAR = Portfolio at Risk = 13.6%) due to the crisis which affected Damascus branch, where I prepared crisis team and we worked to decrease the PAR and to increase the disbursement, the result of Mar 2008 was (PAR = 0.8%). I managed the three branches (Damascus, Mesyaf and Lattakia) due to the problems which affected them in addition to supervising Sweida branch. I worked to solve the problems we faced in some villages during our work with healthy villages program in Lattakia. Feb 2003 to Jan 2006 SMEs Supervisor (ACU = Agency for Combating Unemployment) Duties & Responsibilities: Establishing the new department of SMEs loans in Hama city. Raise the required fund for financing the targeted clients by targeting the local, private and governmental donors. Setting the new policy for SMEs (Small and Medium enterprises) and preparing the marketing plan to launch the new product in Hama city. Forming new team to establish the department of SMEs loans Training the staff and working with them to launch the product. Explain the culture of SMEs for the targeted clients. Preparing the required policy and marketing plan. Activities & Achievements: 1- Disbursing more than 1500 SME loans by year. 2- Building the new culture of work in Hama city. 3- Establishing the new department (SMEs) in Hama branch. 4- Building very good portfolio of SMEs Loans. Nov 1995 to Jan 2003 Supervisor (STE = Syrian Telecommunication Establishment) Duties & Responsibilities: Establishing new communication and electronic exchanges in Hama city. Training the staff how to use the new technology. Working with the team to establish five electronic exchanges and supervising the establishment phases beside to training the staff about the new technology. Activities & Achievements: 1- Establishing five telecommunication and electronic exchanges. 2- Building very good trained team to perform the required work. Education: ISR Academy– UK (2016). Master Degree in Business Administration Edinburgh Business School (Herriot-watt University) – Scotland - UK. (2010) Diploma in Project Management (PMP) (MDCI) Management Development Consulting International UK in London (Mar - 2009) MINI MBA (Mini Master in Business Administration) Cambridge University (Oct - 2007) International Diploma in Business Administration LSPR (London High School of Public Relations and Branding) London(Jan - 2007) Diploma in International Public Relation and Branding Damascus University and H.I.A.S.T (1995) Engineer of communications Training courses: Nov 2012 Venture Institute – Damascus - Syria Certificate of Completion – Project Management Professional (PMP – PMI) Oct 2010 Frankfort School of Finance and Management Financial management Oct 2010 Frankfort School of Finance and Management Saving management 2009 ILO – Boulder – Turin - Italy Diploma in Microfinance Management Track Sep 2009 Habeeb Bank specialists Training course in performance management April 2009 AKAM Academy course in budgeting Feb 2009 AKAM Academy course in reporting and communication skills and customer care management Dec 2007 SANABEL in cooperation with CGAP course about arrears and risk management and the interest rate determination management April 2007 Arab academy for banking and financial sciences Training program titled (SMEs) Credit Worthiness of Going Concerns May 2006 Arab Society of Management in Egypt Diploma in Management and Management Supervision 1999 England and Ireland Course at domain of intelligent network and telecom for 3 Months 1989 – 1994 Language Institutes and CCF Several courses of English and French language at C.C.F (certificate class superior) in Damascus Participation and Membership: • Participating in SANABEL conference in Egypt (Oct 2015) • Participating in SANABEL conference in Jordan (June 2011) • Participating in the first Microfinance conference in Damascus (Oct 2007). • Participating in SNABEL conference in Yemen (Jun 2007) under the theme (Serving the poor). • Member in Syrian Engineers syndicate. • Member in Syrian Computer Society. Computer Skills (Knowledge of programs and other software): • Experience of windows and Microsoft office. • Experience of maintenance of computer. • Programmer of Pascal language. • Experience of computer networks (workgroup – domain). Hobbies: • Reading scientific and economical subjects • Searching to develop my studies and my work • Sport Abbreviations: {AKDN = Aga Khan Development Network} {AKAM = Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance} {H.I.A.S.T = higher institute of application scientific and technology} {A.C.U = agency for combating unemployment} {S.T.E = Syrian telecommunication establishment) {C.C.F = Centre Culturel Francais du Damas} {LSPR = London High School of Public Relation and Branding} {ILO = International Labour Organization} {MFI = Microfinance Institution} {FMFI = The First Microfinance Institution} {WMFI =Al-Wataniya Microfinance Institution}
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Jason Beckwit - Freelance Website Design & Website Programming
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JASON BECKWIT 106 Hidden Oaks Dr Apt. 1-D ~ Cary, NC 27513 919-637-9688 ~ jbeckwit1974@yahoo.com OBJECTIVES / QUALIFICATIONS Solution focused, detail oriented, and dependable IT specialist, Web Designer, Image Specialist, Corporate and Technical Writer, project coordinator, online marketing specialist, and Level 2 Senior Technical Support Analyst. I have over ten years of experience in IT hardware and software/OS support as well as networking and close to four years of experience in web design and code. I have spent the past year specializing in corporate web design and project coordination as well as online marketing. I am very proficient in PC imaging and refreshing in a computer turnover environment. I am looking for a company who can utilize my potential and challenge me. I work very well in a team environment and also have a knack for working with clients or customers. I am an extremely hard worker, punctual, very dependable, a team player, work well with people, and am very meticulous with my work, striving for mistake free results each time. I am a very fast learner and an excellent teacher / coach / leader. My goal is to become established with an established company who offers room to grow and is looking for a skilled self starter. TECHNICAL SKILLS Windows XP/Vista/98/95/NT/2000/3.2, DOS, Unix, PC Hardware, PC imaging and refreshing for major turnover projects, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Actionscript, MS Office, IP, LANDesk, email smtp/domain/spam triggers/IP, Lotus, Adobe, networking, email marketing, instructional and policy writing, project coordination, and e-marketing/communications, PHP, Linux, query strings, Cold Fusion, SQL and other databases, SEO, B to B client relations, early level ASP PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND HONORS • iContact Corporation Above and Beyond Award, July, 2007 • iContact representative for the Triangle Business Journal Best Places to Work Luncheon • iContact representative to write published article for the Triangle Business Journal, September 28th Edition, volume 23.3, page 41 • Big Entertainment Agency Achievement Award For Above and Beyond Service, August, 2006 EDUCATIONAL HONORS • Sarasota County Technical Institute Student of the Month Award, July, 1997 WEBSITES DESIGNED www.allpropaintingnc.com www.ppdi.com www.solidbuildersonline.com www.beckwit.com/abwitten (soon to be www.adamwittenonline.com) www.beckwit.com/beadorables PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BECKWIT WEB INNOVATIONS –Cary, NC, October/2007 – Present President / Web Developer • Ran my freelance company performing all types of Web and IT duties for external clients and customers. • Designed and built full Web sites for clients in all types of languages and formats. • Set up Newsletters and contact databases for clients, helping them grow their client base. • Performed standard PC and Network IT duties for customers with computer issues. • Hosted and provided support to clients and customers throughout their experience of turning their business toward the Internet. • I have spent the last year freelancing , bringing the business to a smaller level. Above I listed the web sites that I have created. • I am an on-call technician for JD Floor Store, including document writing, web updates, and general IT, PC, and network assistance. • I am currently working on newsletters for Solid Builders and JD Floor Store through e-mail software. KELLY SERVICES @ PPD, INC –Morrisville, NC, January/2008 – December/2008 Web Designer / Image Specialist / Project Coordinator • Built and organized pages for the new corporate Web site, www.ppdi.com. • Researched, purchased, altered, and implemented images for the Web site, E-Newsletters, banner ads, and other approved company uses. Prepared images using Photoshop for sizes and alterations. I also built graphs and charts with Illustrator. • Created banner ads and imaged E-Mail templates for recruitment using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash • Researched and wrote policy documents to centralize the corporate process for several things, allowing for a smoother flow and an easy to follow guide. • Manipulated the code in web pages that did not have that capability in the Content Management System, such as html, Javascript, CSS, and PHP files and tags • Helped the IT department monitor and provide support using LANDesk • Researched online marketing strategies, prepared presentations in Powerpoint using the data, and presented the ideas to the Corporate Web Advisory Board. These included the purchasing of more domain names and implementing instant online support chat systems on the Web site. Both presentations were successful and currently being implemented. • Researched and documented other web strategies including social networking sites, news and article sites, bookmarking icons, “alt” attributes, and meta use. • Created mock templates, forms, timelines, wireframes, and blueprints for future online projects using Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Word, and Fireworks. • Created static and dynamic banner ads using Photoshop and Flash ICONTACT CORPORATION –Durham, NC, January/2007 – December/2007 Level 2 Senior Technical Support Analyst • Assisted corporate customers in the understanding of the iContact email management system. • As a senior representative, I assisted and mentored other representatives and performed troubleshooting of the more technical issues, such as the coding of the html message and html coding for custom footers. • Used Unix based database system for pulling reports on mail logs and gathering information such as recipient servers, domains, and smtp reports as well as bounce reports. • Wrote the Scope of Support document and Call Strategy outline and helped in the development of features. BIG ENTERTAINMENT AGENCY.-Holly Springs, NC May/2006 – January/2008 IT Manager / Web Designer • Built the company Web site using hand coding and Dreamweaver. Created the banner, all internal images, and enhanced text with Photoshop and Flash. • Provide full IT support and administrate the IT department for the company. • Support includes full hardware, software, networking, server, ftp, and web support for artists and staff. • Build and administer custom and template websites for the company and the artists. This includes customized html, CSS styles, script functions, and photoshop graphic manipulation. Build Electronic Press Kits for artists. • Oversee all maintenance of the IT department, organization of all technical aspects, and file structure on the FTP. • Train and tutor new employees on how to use our system, general IT tips, the proper structure for the FTP, and make sure their computers are flashed and updated before they receive them. • Support and setups for artists’ contact management systems, custom html templates for newsletters, blogs, and list management. HYPERCUBE TECHOLOGIES – Sarasota, FL, 6/2004 – May/2006 IT Specialist / On Site Technician / Trainer • Performed on site and drop in maintenance, repairs, upgrades, imaging, refreshing, and builds of computers of all kinds for residential customers. Optimized computers. • For commercial accounts, built entire Ethernet systems with TCP/IP, provided full support as outsourced IT support to staff of commercial customers. Assisted in the building and maintenance of the websites for the companies or firms. • Supported PCs worldwide remotely and took inventories using LANDesk • Trained and tutored single residential customers and taught full classes for commercial clients. This ranged from software training to network administration to simply teaching someone how to use their computer for the first time. • Provided remote support for customers through PC Anywhere system. EDUCATION Certificate of Completion, Computer Science / Business Software SARASOTA COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, GRADUATED JULY 1997, 3.9 GRADE POINT AVERAGE
Cary, North Carolina, United States
Heather Gonzalez - Freelance Graphic Design & Package Design
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Under the name of Brandville Studios, I specializing in identity, logos and packaging for Entrepreneurs. Because your identity and package is your selling point, you need to trust a professional who has the experience and ability to represent your needs. Please contact me with all your branding requirements. EXPERIENCE March. 2012 to present, Owner of Brandville Studios, Denver Colorado and New York, NY • Specializing in Identity, logos and packaging for Entrepreneurs • Design projects included rebranding and pattern/textile design for various nonprofit sector and home decor, cpg, companies, electronic accessories, cosmetics and home products. • For Sterling Brands, New York, NY; Designed packaging for Spice Islands, Kraft Foods, Pampers products Sept. 2009 to March 2012, Global Design Manager, Avon Products, Cosmetics Global Package Design New York, NY • Managed cosmetics package design team of designers and senior designers on over 20 brands, enforcing global process to keep branding consistent and build award winning designs • Actively partnered with Global departments to foster excellence in communication, partnership and talent development opportunities in order to deliver on best quality projects (hired and promoted staff) • Partnered with Marketing on all cosmetic initiatives to build brand recognition and apply integrated strategy across packaging, photography for brochure, web and advertising • Managed yearly budgets for design expenses as well as staff salaries/freelance support and negotiated for allocation annually Feb. 2008 to Sept. 2009, Senior Designer, Profound Beauty/Mana Products, NPD Long Island City, NY • Initiated design strategy and art directed packaging, logos, collateral, structures, advertising and displays, web • Managed design and production process from start to finish, leading teams through all stages of development • Collaborated and conceptualized packaging, advertising and displays • Presented to upper management, clients and marketing at various design stages, for buy in to ideas and implement changes • Budgeted usage of outside vendors (sourcing from comp houses, design and production firms) Apr. 2004 to Feb. 2008, Senior Designer, Kao Brands, John Frieda Hair Care, Stamford CT • Led design teams to create effective designs that increased sales of Frizz-Ease® serums by 14% in 2007 • Ensured consistency in the design, development and implementation of packaging concepts through style guides for globally • Approved and instructed all color matching across different materials including plastics, metals, clear and paper cartons and point of purchase displays • Art directed and organized photo shoots and retouching Sept. 2002 to Feb. 2004, Lead Designer, Unilever Cosmetics, Calvin Klein, Mt. Olive NJ and New York, New York • Designed seasonal brand looks, pattern designs for gift sets, travel retail and in-store displays • Contributed in weekly cosmetic brand development meetings with product managers, operations, copy, in-house photography, coordinators, buyers and engineers • Managed high-end printing techniques with vendors including embossing, de-bossing, foils, pearlescent inks, spot varnishes, gradients, glass etching, holographic labels, gravure methods and new techniques. • Collaborated with the in-house designers to pitch ideas, comp layouts and brainstorm on seasonal looks for gift sets, sleeves, hang tags and posters SKILLS Management - Troubleshooting, multi-tasking, great time management skills, communication and presentation, attention to detail, in depth understanding of design departmental processes and how it affects overall business strategies Design - Typography, hand-lettering, CS5-6 platform; InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, basic html, basic Macromedia Flash Languages - English and fluent in Spanish EDUCATION 1995 BFA SUNY Alfred University, School of Art and Design, Graphic Design, Printmaking and Art History 1997 Masters work, Cornell University, Johnson Business Graduate School, School of Arts and Humanities, Marketing AWARDS International Package Design Award for John Frieda Radiant Red Conditioner CEW Awards for Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick, John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Shock package design, Sheer Blonde Serum, Lustrous Touch, Frizz-Ease Serum Carton Packaging AIGANY Mentor
Denver, Colorado, United States