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David Shepherd - Freelance Animal Illustration, Children's Book Illustration, Portrait Art, Cartooning, & Illustration
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daveshepherd60@talktalk.net Involved in the art world for too many years to recall, a prolific illustrator with a keen eye for detail, though I might say so myself my graphite representations of pets and other animals are well worth a look-see. Not that it ends with the animal world; I indeed illustrate anything that's asked of me, and do so with limitless gusto. Specialising also in...
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Paul Sepulveda - Freelance Illustration & Cartooning
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I love art, such as: drawing, cartooning, graphics arts, 3d models, 2d animation, sketching, and caricatures. I am very organized, I am very proficient, I get the job done. I put 100% into all my work. I enjoy computers and cartoons.
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Milina Yuzon - Freelance Children's Book Illustration & Art
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For four years in California College of the Arts, I majored in Illustration and am still continuing in this field. I am a cheery and dedicated artist that enjoys making art that brighten people's day. I am able to do a wide variety of styles ranging from realistic to whimsical, abstract to collage and mixed media.
El Sobrante, California, United States
Daniel Roeder - Freelance Music Production & Voiceovers
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Daniel J. Roeder Composer, Tenor Phone: (320) 267-4867 Website: www.dan.the-roeders.com E-mail: dan@the-roeders.com OBJECTIVES: To further improve skills in orchestration and composition while developing my musical voice, and to perform new works of my own as well as those of my colleagues. To foster success in education of music, theater and dance. INSTRUMENTS: Voice~Tenor Piano Organ EDUCATION: Gustavus Adolphus College Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Graduated *** laude 2003 University of Iowa, MA Composition Graduated 2009 EXPERIENCE: Performance: • Gustavus Choir, Tenor I; 2000-2003, Gregory Aune Conducting • Bella Voce Consort, Tenor II; 2004-2007 • Great River Chorale, Tenor II; 2004-2005, David Scholz Conducting • Holiday Recitals 2003-2007, vocal and piano performance • University of Iowa Kantorei, Tenor I & II; 2007-2009, Timothy Stalter Conducting • Bel Canto Chorale, Tenor II, 2009-10, Roger Hatteberg Conducting • Roles in Musical Theater: “Gideon” in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers by Steve Chaplin and Gene de Paul, 2003 “Jack” in Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, 2004 “Billy Crocker” in Anything Goes by Cole Porter, 2005 “Bobby Child” in Crazy for You by George and Ira Gerschwinn, 2007 Teaching: • 7-12 Band and Choral Assistant, Sauk Centre High School; 2004-2005 • Counselor and Campfire Coordinator at Episcopal Youth Music Camp; 2004-2007 • Schmidt Music, Private Instruction, Voice; 2005 • Musical Theater Director, Foley High School; 2006-2007 (“Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” , “Annie”) • Private Piano Instruction 2008-Present • Christ Church Children's Choir 2008-2010 • Accompanist and Music Director for premiere performance of The Boy in Black, a full length musical by Tony Meneses and Daniel Roeder at the University of Iowa, 2010 TEACHERS: Voice • Shannon Stuckey, Gustavus Adolphus College • Dr. Michael Jorgenson, Gustavus Adolphus College Piano • William H. Hargrove, director of St. Paul’s Festival of the Arts Series in Nyack, NY (retired) • Victoria Tsangari, University of Iowa Organ • Carl Moehlman, Organ Professor at Iowa Wesleyan College (retired), Organist at Christ Church Composition • Anne Kilstofte, Gustavus Adolphus College • Dr. Lawrence Fritts, University of Iowa • John Eaton, University of Iowa Theory • David Fienen, Gustavus Adolphus College • Rick Orpen, Gustavus Adolphus College • Daniel McConnell, University of Iowa • Michael Eckert, University of Iowa PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS • Minnesota Music Educators Association • Phi Beta Kappa Society • Society of Composers, International BIO Daniel Roeder is a native of Saint Cloud, MN where he enjoyed growing up in a rich choral tradition under the tutelage of Robert Sieving. He holds a B.A. in vocal performance from Gustavus Adolphus College where he studied with Shannon Stuckey and Michael Jorgenson, and sang in the Gustavus Choir under the baton of Gregory Aune. He recently achieved an MA in Composition from University of Iowa where he studied with Michael Eckert, Lawrence Fritts, and John Eaton. His compositions have been performed by choirs and chamber groups across the US as well as Germany and Scotland. Recent premieres include The Boy in Black, at the University of Iowa full length musical written in collaboration with playwright Tony Meneses, and Cry of Urgent Thunder, a wind ensemble piece written for the Episcopal Youth Music Camp in Willow River, Minnesota. Daniel is currently living in Alturas, California where he teaches voice and piano lessons privately. When not composing, teaching, conducting, or working with youth, he can be found training for marathons, completing home improvement projects, or taking care of his beautiful new daughter, Maria. COMPOSITIONS BY DANIEL ROEDER Title Year Instrumentation Performance History O Magnum Mysterium 2002 SATB Choir Performed as a chapel anthem, Gustavus, January 2002 Beloved 2003 SATB Choir Performed as a chapel anthem, Gustavus, May 2003 Joseph’s Lament 2003 Tenor, Baritone, Piano Performed at Holiday Recitals in 2003 and 2005 Child of Light 2003 SATB Choir, Piano Performed as Christmas anthem, St. Johns Episcopal Church, 2003 Season Song I. The Freeze II. Night Wind III. Snowfall IV. Seasoned 2005 2003 2005 I. Soprano, Viola II. Tenor, ‘Cello, Piano III. Soprano, Tenor, 2 Violins, Piano IV. Soprano, Tenor, String Quartet Second movement written and performed first for Gustavus senior recital in 2003. Fourth movement was written for performance at the 2004 Holiday Recital. The first and third movements were written in 2005 and the piece was performed in its entirety at the 2005 Holiday Recital. In 2006, Snowfall was rearranged for two sopranos, ‘cello and piano and performed at the Holiday Recital that year. Streeter Rag 2005 Alto Saxophone Quartet Performed by a Sauk Centre High School sax quartet at Minnesota subsection and sections contest. Earned superior ratings. Lord Make Me 2006 Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Voices A campfire song based on the text, “The Prayer of St. Francis.” Written for and performed at the 2006 Episcopal Youth Music Camp Diva Tango 2006 Flute, Oboe, Violin, 2 Sopranos, Piano Performed at the University of Iowa, October 2007. Performed at the College of St. Benedict, May 2008, Stringin’ to the Eighties 2006 String Quartet Performed at the 2006 Holiday Recital Waiting for Stories, Yes, Lord! 2007 2007 ‘Cello, Piano, Children Saxophone, Piano, Children Performed at Episcopal Youth Music Camp as part of a world premiere musical theater version of “Old Turtle” by Doug Wood. Fear Not the Cold Night Wind 2007 SATB Choir, rewritten for TTBB Choir Rewritten for TTBB Choir, performed at the Bel Canto Spring Concert 2010 Twelve Tempers 2008 Brass Quintet Performed at the University of Iowa, April 2008 Streeter Blues 2008 Alto Saxophone Quartet Performed by a Sauk Centre High School sax quartet for Minnesota contest Shadow Casting 2008 Harp, Viola, Treble Voice Performed at the UISCI Concert, May 2008 Agnus Dei 2008 SAB Choir, Piano Performed at the Celebration of Ministry for Pat Genereux at Christ Episcopal Church, June 2008 Song of Simeon 2008 SSAATTBB Choir Performed at the University of Iowa, October 2008 Mural for Flute I. Tree Fox II. Journey Through an Artifice III. Frightening Ride IV. Suess Landscape V. Melody of Folk 2008 Unaccompanied Flute Performed at the UISCI Concert, March 2009 Patterns of Courtesy I. Con Spirito II. Scherzo III. Andante con Moto 2008 I. Oboe, ‘Cello II. Violin, Bassoon III. Oboe, ‘Cello, Violin, Bassoon Performed at the UISCI Concert, December 2008 Wulf and Eadwacer 2009 Violin, Viola, Piano, Sop. soloist, Dancers Performed at the UI Dance Grad Event, May 2009 Winter Moon 2009 Chamber Orchestra Read by the UI Chamber Orchestra, Dec 2009 Entities 2009 Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, 'Cello, Percussion Performed at the UI Composers Workshop Nov. 2009 The Boy in Black 2010 Musical for an ensemble cast of 10-14, collaboration with Tony Meneses Gallery Performance at the University of Iowa, April 2010 Cry of Urgent Thunder 2010 Wind Ensemble, Orchestra Wind ensemble version performed by the EYMC band August 2010 Breath 2009 (revised 2010) SATB Choir, div. Unperformed Silent Lotus 2010 Orchestra Unperformed Flight to Varennes 2011 Orchestra, Dancers April 16, Rain Ross Dance What I can Do for Peace 2011 SATB choir,, div. Unperformed
Oak Run, California, United States
JC Torpey - Freelance Article Writing & Blog Writing
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Jessica (JC) Zuzierla-Torpey Pen Name: JC Torpey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Content Development and Management Professional Two years of SEO, Social Media, Project & Team Management experience; Six years of Blog Administration, Content Development and Writing experience; Ten years of IT and IT Security Industry experience, and Awarded YCN Top Web Content, and Top 1000 of YCN 2010 - 2013. Effectively streamlined writing teams’ workflow, resulting in increased output and client conversions. Successful strategic content development and implementation for diverse B2B and B2C industries. Extensive analytics and reporting knowledge used to tweak short- and long-term website content and social media strategies to suit needs. Proven record of non-fiction content writing that converts, creation of blog content policies that work, and implementation of strict quality control during blog, SEO, and social media campaign redesign. 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Florida: 1997 obtained General Education Diploma (GED) Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES): 1994, 95 Cosmetology SKILLS & CERTIFICATES BrainBench Transcript: http://www.brainbench.com/transcript.jsp?pid=8558073 Writing Skills/Certifications: • U.S. Sentence Structure, Vocabulary • Written English, Typing Speed & Accuracy • U.S. Spelling, Basic Skills, Word Usage • Online Article Writing & Blogging • Business Writing & Advertising Skills • Spanish to English Translation • Professional English Vocabulary • Punctuation Mechanics Information Technology Skills: • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Illustrator • MS Office, Open Office – All Programs • Typing Speed 78 WPM Information Technology Certifications: • Internet Security • Computer Fundamentals – Windows XP • Computer Fundamentals – Windows 7 • Information Technology Terminology EXPERIENCE Virtual Copy Article Writing ~ Penname JC Torpey 7/10 – Present Blogger, Writer, Journalist & SEO, SMM, Logo Design www.Virtual-Copy.com and www.vcopyblog.virtual-copy.com Services offered: • Non-fiction writing including: Blog posts, news, feature, and SEO Articles, press releases and resumes Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management & Marketing Blog Administration and Content Development Services MyBlogSquad.com 9/13-Present Ghost blogger www.myblogsquad.com Accomplishments I write, source photos, and publish blog posts for 14 clients twice a week. 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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Kevin Armenta - Freelance Graphic Design & Logo Design
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I am an artist from Phoenix,AZ. I've been drawing since I was 5 years old. I am a artist who really pays attention to detail. I am really into portrait art but can draw anything and anyone. For the past 6 years I've doing custom shirts using fabric markers and sharpie markers. The medium I prefer is oil paintings but I able to draw using graphite and acrylic paint.
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Nathan Pak - Freelance Graphic Design & Logo Design
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Hello, my name is Nathan Pak. I'm a graphic designer living in Athens, Georgia with short term plans to move to Atlanta within the year. I received my BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia, and I've worked professionally as a designer working on logos, magazine layouts, advertisements and flyers. I have strong illustration skills, as well, which I incorporate quite often into my design work. I have strong communicative skills, and if you work with me, you can be sure I'll do my best to capture and enhance your vision for what you want me to produce. For a look at my portfolio, please visit my website: www.nathanpak.com So please, consider me for any freelance work you may need! I guarantee you will be satisfied with the result. -Nathan Pak
Athens, Georgia, United States
Gustavo Arbelaez - Freelance Spanish Translation & Proofreading
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GUSTAVO ARBELAEZ 5471 S. Dorchester Avenue Telephone number 312-912-4783 Chicago, Illinois 60615 email:gus_arbelaez@yahoo.com gusburg@gmail.com MAIN SKILLS WORK EXPERIENCE • Editor of Medical, Pharmaceutical and other technical translations. Medical Interpreter. September 2006 – Present date in Chicago and Northern Illinois. Acquired 4 years and 8 months of solid experience editing medical and pharmaceutical translations and other technical documents from English into Spanish becoming the leading Spanish editor at an important Translations office in Chicago Spanish Medical Interpreter for Health Care Institutions and Manufacturers of Medical products and devices. Spanish Interpreter for other industries and court rooms. • Taught Spanish at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. 2006 - 2008 • English Teacher and Translator 1999 – 2006 Private practice Bogotá, Colombia 7 years of experience teaching all English levels at some of the premier language academies in Colombia. I also prepared students for the TOEFL exam. Another field of professional practice was translating medical and pharmaceutical topics, business documents and other subjects, for both Institutions and individuals in Colombia. • Auto parts Importer - Private Business Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia • Representative of Colombian Exports Promotion Fund Tokyo, Japan • Exports Deputy Manager - Marubeni Corporation Bogotá, Colombia • International cargo sales Manager Bogotá, Colombia • Imports Machinery Manager - Marubeni Corporation Bogotá, Colombia • Vice Consul of Colombia Seoul, Republic of Korea • Chancellor - Embassy of Colombia Taipei, Taiwan PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Healthcare Language Services-HLS Chicago, Illinois Certificate in Medical Interpreting, 60-hour course, May Session, 2011 National University of Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 4- year studies certificate. Universidad Jorge T. Lozano Bogotá, Colombia International Relations & Diplomacy, 2-year studies certificate. U.D.A. Bogotá, Colombia International Commerce, 2-year studies certificate. LANGUAGE SKILLS • Spanish: Native – Daily use • English: Full command of the four language skills – Daily use • Italian, French, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese: Basic level of proficiency. COMPUTER SKILLS • Proficiency with a variety of Windows-based applications, including the suite of Microsoft Office programs. May, 2.011
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Eileen Comstock - Freelance Cartooning & Manga Art
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EILEEN COMSTOCK 639 Royal Stewart Drive Placentia CA | stacy9942@sbcglobal.net | 831-233-0579 OBJECTIVE Share stories with the public letting them laugh and have fun, through storytelling, comics, or illustrations. My perfect Job would be to design characters. SKILLS & ABILITIES Manga, Comic Strip, and Illustrations. EXPERIENCE COMIC STRIP ARTIST KING CITY RUSTLER 01/25/2011=12/30/2012 Produced a Monthly Comic Strip for Regional Newspaper covering King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzalez California. COMIC STRIP ARTIST HESPERIA HALL NEWSLETTER 02-25-2011-CURRENT Produced a Monthly Comic Strip for local area Newsletter with a distribution of 1500 households LIFE GUARD FORT HUNTER LIGGETT 07/01/2010-08/05/2013 LIFEGUARD AT SWIMMING POOL EDUCATION CUESTA JUNIOR COLLEGE, SAN LUIS OBISPO NO DEGREE/STUDENT Art major transferred to Fullerton Community College FULLERTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, FULLERTON NO DEGREE/STUDENT Art major COMMUNICATION Mock trial on two separate cases, asked by other party to help, and won both cases. In Graphic design course gave a presentation to highly respected graphic designer in Paso Robles California, to good reviews. REFERENCES BARBARA WALTERS, EDITOR HESPERIA HALL NEWSLETTER 53075 Smith Road, Bradley, CA 93426 bwhallnews@gmail.com (805) 472-2884
California, United States
Beth Yosler - Freelance Editing & Copywriting
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Innovative and effective communications professional with over 18 years of experience in writing, editing, graphic design, RFP responses, media relations, community outreach, website management, corporate training and event planning. Successfully maintain positive relations with executives, staff, clients, business partners and community members. Proven ability to manage personnel and lead campaigns that meet objectives. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, Newville, PA March 2012 - present Communications Manager Provide communications counsel and support to small businesses, creative agencies, non-profit organizations and corporate marketing departments. Services comprise development of a full range of creative collateral, including: ? Brochures ? Newsletters ? Media Kits ? Press Releases ? Web Copy ? Social Media/Blogs ? RFP Responses ? White Papers ? Annual Reports ? Customized Mailings ? Manuals ? Catalogs ? Sales Sheets ? Articles ? Training Content ? Speeches ? Presentations ? Mission/Vision Statements ? Strategic Plan Documents ? Ghost Writing ? Business Forms ? Policy and Procedure Documents ? Surveys APS HEALTHCARE, Mechanicsburg, PA Sept 2011 – March 2012 Manager, Provider Services Oversaw provider services for a state-wide network of more than 1,200 Primary Care Physicians and 20,000 specialists. This included the planning, development and management of network communications, provider outreach, network contracting and compliance, network data management, provider directories and network recruitment. Additional duties involved the oversight of network-focused vendor agreements, systems enhancements and standardizations, and internal/external audits. These responsibilities required a high level of interaction with the client, providers and community stakeholders to promote productive working relationships and achieve performance standards. The position included the management of a team of exempt professionals (3 on-site staff and 9 field service representatives). ? Directed a communications campaign to 1,200 Primary Care Providers to ensure compliance with Medical Assistance program requirements and deliver an accurate provider directory for members. ? Led a state-wide education initiative for over 700 Obstetrical Providers in support of benefit program enhancements and administrative procedural updates. ? Conducted a comprehensive specialist provider study for Schuykill County to ensure member access to care and meet contract compliance requirements. UNITED CONCORDIA COMPANIES, INC., Harrisburg, PA Manager, Provider Support Services August 2008 – Sept 2011 Responsible for leading nationwide provider related support services for over 73,000 dental network professionals. This included the oversight of network education, resource and information functions, such as: workshops, webinars, lunch and learn sessions, provider social media, dental office reference guides, newsletters, notifications and satisfaction surveys. Other responsibilities involved managing vendor relationships, functioning as a liaison to internal divisions and external organizations, coordinating network strategic planning administration, ensuring network operations met DoD programs contractual requirements, and performing normal personnel and administrative duties. The position included the management of a team of exempt and non-exempt professionals (6 on-site staff) and a budget exceeding $1 million annually. ? Created and managed a communications and outreach campaign in support of a national amendment project that reached 73,000 network dentists and resulted in a 91% participation rate to meet state legislative requirements, employer benefit program demands and member oral health needs. ? Designed and managed a provider education program in support of the launch of the DoD’s Active Duty Dental Program, which involved more than 200,000 direct mail contacts, 61 workshops in 104 cities (over 13 weeks), 90,000 automated phone calls, and 20 Webinars. ? Established and managed day-to-day operations of dentist social media group that offers real-time news and information, as well as peer-to-peer discussion opportunities. ? Re-tooled provider newsletter as an electronic publication to ensure more efficient, environmentally friendly delivery of policies, procedures, industry trends and news items to dental offices. Provider Communications Consultant October 2006 – August 2008 Managed a multitude of internal and external communications targeted at developing and maintaining a national network of dentists. Responsibilities included dental office and association materials, employee and sales force publications, conference and event planning, advertising and select public relations. Also, provided mentoring and development for Professional Relations team regarding public speaking, professional/technical writing and graphic design. Other responsibilities involved providing communication counsel and ghost writing for executive staff. Mentored internal staff and managed outside vendors. ? Redesigned provider manual format and distribution process to increase dental office satisfaction, streamline production and reduce costs by more than $1.25 per manual. ? Updated conference and convention processes to increase company visibility and reduce administration for field representatives. ? Enhanced conference format and materials utilized for United Concordia’s National Dental Advisory Council, which consists of eleven independent dentists and internal executive staff. Project Manager, Corporate Communications/Admin. Services November 1998 – August 2008 Planned and produced of a wide range of strategic internal and external corporate communications. Responsibilities included employee and sales force communications, marketing communication projects, media relations, issue management and crisis communication, corporate scheduling and event planning, facilities and real estate management, community outreach, corporate contributions and workforce diversity. Also, provided communication counsel and ghostwriting services to President and CEO, as well as other senior executives. Managed internal staff (three direct reports) and outside vendors (16 on-site staff). ? Developed intranet site and online newsletter for employees. Managed day-to-day updates and maintenance. ? Managed creative and production process for eight corporate annual reports that were instrumental in obtaining marketing and community outreach goals. ? Established a corporate photo library containing images of executives, key personnel, clients, business partners and internal functional areas for use in corporate materials. ? Created three annual diversity reports to strengthen sales, procurement, public relations and staff recruitment efforts. ? Designed and maintained a national media database that was instrumental in the development and execution of planned company campaigns and issues management. ? Assisted Human Resources in the development and design of employee benefit, recruitment and orientation materials, as well as corporate policies and procedures. ? Managed eight annual corporate contribution programs designed to enhance the company’s image and increase brand awareness. GANNETT FLEMMING, INC, Camp Hill, PA December 1997 – August 1998 Business Development Coordinator/Public Relations Asst Developed internal and external communications materials, such as flyers, qualifications packages, presentations, employee memorandums and media releases. ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION SYSTEMS, Middletown, PA April 1996 – June 1997 Sales Coordinator Produced company newsletter, qualifications packages and product specifications sheets. Duties also included proposal process coordination, presentation development and creation of weekly and monthly sales reports. FRIENDLY TOURS & CHARTERS, Pittsburgh, PA 1993 - 1998 Writer and Graphic Designer (part-time position) Created company personnel manual, various brochures, pamphlets, itineraries and fliers. ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA 1993 - 1995 Assistant Editor/Graphic Designer/Staff Writer (part-time position) Determined assignments for student reporters; edited student, faculty and press release materials; designed weekly publication; and conducted interviewing, writing and photography for select communications. EDUCATION Master of Journalism, Temple University, January 1999. Bachelor of Arts, English, Robert Morris University, May 1995. TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Reader/Writer, Microsoft Office, Salesforce.com, PeopleSoft and Dreamweaver
Mt. Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, United States