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Kirk Wescom - Freelance Illustration & Graphic Design
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$35
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Illustrator and designer specializing in cartoons and comic book style art. I have worked in the role-playing game industry for GDW and was an Art Director for a game, puzzle and toy company for nineteen years.
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Scott james - Freelance Illustration & Fantasy Art
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Rockford, Illinois, United States

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Michael Rickard - Freelance Video Editing & Video Production
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Michael Rickard 145 Division Avenue Levittown, NY 11756 Home Phone (516) 796-3119 Mobile Phone (516) 777-0813 Email: Mrickard72@gmail.com www.mrickard.info QUALIFICATIONS Over the last fifteen years I have worked, and excelled in the field of digital post production. Building upon a solid production background I understand what is required to take a project from concept to broadcast. I have worked on a diverse span of projects and consider myself well versed in current production equipment and workflows. EDUCATION 1990-1994 B.A. Communications, SUNY Cortland 2000 Avid Certified Support Representative (ACSR - macintosh) 2002 Sonic Fusion DVD Authoring Certification 2008 Avid DS Certification EMPLOYMENT 1993-1995 Production Assistant, 30fps Productions Assisted in all aspects of crew co-ordination and client services. Maintained the production company’s tape library and digital asset archive. Production Crew, 30fps Filled a variety of crew positions including grip, audio, & VTR operator in ENG, EFP and 35mm production. 1995-1996 Assistant Editor (Avid Media Composer), 30fps Productions Responsibilities included logging, digitizing & importing media. Rough cutting projects. Betacam & Digibeta broadcast duplication. DLT back up of completed projects. 1996-2000 Editor (Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony), 30fps Productions Edit commercial & long form projects ranging from corporate training to documentaries. Clients include Pepsi USA, Avon, Sony, Ericcson, Hertz, as well as prominent advertising agencies throughout the NY Tri-State area. 2001- VP of Post Production, 30fps Productions Responsibilities expanded to overseeing all sessions and personnel within the facility’s 5 NLE and 2 motion graphics suites, while maintaining a busy edit and DVD authoring schedule. Responsible for integrating shared media storage, nearline and offline archiving solutions.
Nassau County, NY, New York, United States
Dee Johnson - Freelance Article Writing & Press Release Writing
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3.0
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DIEDRE JOHNSON’s mini-ebook biography of singer Mariah Carey was published by Barnes&Noble.com (bn.com) in 2001. After completing five years as a staff writer for Star magazine, she became LA correspondent for Soap World and then, for five more years a bi-weekly contributor to TV SOAP, the largest daytime magazine in Australia. Following freelance red carpet coverage for Life&Style Weekly, she returned to Star magazine in 2006 as a freelance red carpet reporter, where she covered movie premieres, award shows, press junkets and other events. She has written for Vogue Nippon (Japanese Vogue), Harper’s Bazaar/Japan, LA Weekly, Backstage, Movieline, Hollywoodlife, Theatermania, BettyConfidential, DailyMail, Soap Opera Digest, Daily Variety and various other celebrity, art and entertainment publications. She currently covers prime-time celebrity features and interviews for TV SOAP’s Celebrity Insider section. Johnson began her career as a proofreader at a boating newspaper. She later was a staff writer for the Daily Commerce, a business and real estate daily newspaper in downtown Los Angeles. She began writing about celebrities for a weekly actor’s magazine called Drama-Logue in the nineties. That led to work in entertainment public relations, and eventually, a staff position at the celebrity weekly, Star Magazine. Over the years as a correspondent, columnist, contributor and freelance celebrity reporter, she’s interviewed and written about many daytime, primetime and movie actors. djohn336@aol.com @diedremichelle/Twitter www.Diedre.net Why You Would Want to Hire Me Strong writing in a variety of styles ¾ from hard news and magazine conversational, to copywriting to public relations. Reporting, proofreading, editing skills in Adobe/pdf. files, blog writing in Wordpress, photo uploading. Years of well-rounded experience in entertainment journalism, writing and reporting for national magazines and websites. Good PR contacts. 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Ashley N. Burton - Freelance Painting & Singing
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Steve Brookes - Freelance Video Editing & Video Production
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Hello my name is Mark im a professional graphic illustrator i have been in the industry for more than 30 years my grade school i went to south west collage my studies was art history fine arts computer graphics and full illustrations and air brushing.
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Anita Ferguson - Freelance Public Relations & Recruiting
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ANITA L. FERGUSON Plano Texas | cell: 816-500-1003 | email: alfkcmo@gmail.com SUMMARY General Manager with extensive experience and being known for outstanding performance, quickly identifying critical priorities in demanding environments of last minute changes. Having extensive and proven abilities in recruiting, retention, employee relations, and developing training programs. 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Increased customer awareness with grass roots events to raise awareness and revenue. • Assigned a district with averaging in the 30% range and within 4 months achieved the top 10% and maintained this average for 8 years. • Empowered Managers to play the role of gatekeeper, facilitator, and encouraged decision making to drive for best results. • Celebrated customer service success and coached to improve performance. Instilled the meaning and importance of customer service through role playing and customer service training in selling programs, customer service training and product/beauty education and training programs for the clients. DEVINKI REAL ESTATE Investment, Kansas City, MO 10/1985 - 5/1989 Corporate / Commercial / Residential Development and Property Management Organization. Property Manager Take necessary measures for recruiting, training and supervision for over 230 staff members with the maintenance staffs, construction and clerical staffs. Provide designing and consulting on building reconstructions with soliciting and assessing the bids. Organize and recruit subcontractors. Provide various measures for negotiating and organizing lease agreements and rent agreements along with capitol developments. Provide due measures for maintenance and modification regarding 200 residential divisions and 200000 square feet of commercial room in eight dissimilar constructions. Produced annual budgets for every property with assisting legal associates for preparing and presenting tax procedures. Produce various financial analytical reports and practicability reports of potential property achievements. Project manager for the renovation of 70 apartment divisions to condominiums. Provided necessary crew recruitment, training and supervision and ensuring fulfillment of schedules and plans. • Closely monitored at risk locations and saved the company $8 million in losses through property damage, down units, and legal fees. • Organized events that placed the property in front of the market for first choice by building resident area relations through teaming with local merchants to provide excellent service, and grass roots events. • Empowered Assistant Manager to play the role of gatekeeper and encouraged decision making to drive best results. • Through networking, tenant/guest relations/public relations maintained occupancy standards and achieved numerous awards in Manager of the year, 100% occupancy, 90% occupancy, as well as Tenant Satisfaction awards. • Celebrated tenant retention/relation/satisfaction success and coached to improve performance instilling the meaning and importance of company mission, core values and tenant/guest service through role playing and customer service training in leasing programs, customer service training, and tenant satisfaction programs. EDUCATION Associates concentrating in Business Studies – Kansas City Business College - 1985 US Army - Honorable Discharge - 1983 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Numerous programs, conferences and seminars including Organizational Development, Public Speaking, Employee Relations, Diversity, Mediation/Negotiation, and Employment Law
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Nathan Phelps - Freelance Script Writing & Movie Production
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Education: Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video Production Collins College - Valedictorian Associates of Arts in Digital Video Production Collins College Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries Southwestern Assemblies of God University Skills: • Adobe Suite CS4 • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe After Effects • Final Cut Studio • Final Cut Pro • Avid Media Composer • Mac and PC Operating Systems • Pro Tools • Adobe Light Room Client List: Director, Producer, Writer Collins College, 2009-20011 Director, Producer, Editor The Wall, Marmera Productions, 2010 Producer, Writer, Editor Warcell Productions, 2007-2011 Director, Producer, Writer Colorado State University, 2006-2008 Co-Writer, Producer, Editor Phoenix First Assembly, 2011 Director, Producer, Writer Pueblo District 60, 2005-2006 Work History: Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ Waxahachie, TX 05/2011 11/2009 05/2003 Producer, Writer, Editor Warcell Productions, 2007-2011 Director, Producer, Writer Colorado State University, 2006-2008 • Co-Writer, Producer, Editor Phoenix First Assembly, 2011 Director, Producer, Writer Collins College, Tuition Planner Phoenix, AZ 2/2008 – 1/2012 • Created video and multi-media presentations for orientations, graduation ceremonies, and other collegiate affairs. • Provided audio-visual support for student activities. • Served as a liaison between lenders, students, and college to assist with financial inquiries. Colorado State University-Pueblo, Financial Aid Counselor Pueblo, CO 10/2006 – 2/2008 • Created and directed multimedia video presentations for the Admissions and Financial Aid Departments. • Educated and assisted students on a variety of financial issues to include grants, scholarships, and loans. Pueblo School District 60, Behavior Advocate, Career Counselor Pueblo, CO 1/2005 – 10/2006 • Created informative, documentary style videos to aid in guidance counseling. • Analyzed student behaviors and possible motivators to resolve academic and behavior issues. Achievements: • Southern Colorado Photographers Guild Award, 1st and 2nd Place • Featured in Artistik Magazine, Spring and Fall 2010 Issues • Valedictorian of Collins College School of Film and Video Production, 2011
Kenly, North Carolina, United States