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Vinny Smith - Freelance Drawing & Website Design
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I earned a college diploma and university degree both in the fields of web and graphic design. I have been working freelance since 2010. I am 100% passionate about art and design and I draw every single day of the week. I specialize in penciling and character design, though I am more than able to branch out and work on other things if required. If you would like to contact me, please e-mail smithvincent@live.co.uk
Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duncan Stevens - Freelance Magazine Design & Album Design
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Commercial Experience: Jan 08 – March 11 Freelance, London, UK & Johannesburg, SA • Graphicc designer; S&V Music Ltd and DS+TM (London) • Graphic designer; Greymatter (Jhb) • Graphic designer; Ochre Media (Jhb) • Layout designer; Buick Magazine (CT) • Layout designer; WATTnow & E+C Mag, Crown Publishers (Jhb) • Layout designer; Africa Connect & Commercial Mag, CR Publishers (Jhb) Jan 09 – Aug 10 Bonisani Publications, Johannesburg, SA – Art Director (www.bonisani.com) • Editorial direction, researching and writing of feature articles • Masthead design, layout design and corporate collatoral • Creative direction for all titles; Talking Horses, Talking Shop, Walk the Floor, Hardware International, fiy Dec 05 – Dec 07 S&V Music Ltd, London, UK – Director • Sound stylist and branded sound development for Soho House plc, The Restaurant Group • Director of the company with clients including; The Ebury, The Waterway, Running Horse, Soho House plc, Ruby & Sequoia Group and The Restaurant Group. Jan 05 – Nov 05 All Saints Retail Ltd, London, UK – Head of Accessories (www.allsaints.co.uk) • Head of the accessories division • Design of range of jewellery, bags, belts, clothing embellishments and other accessories • Graphic Artwork for mens and womens T-Shirts, jumpers, coats and various other clothing Apr 04 – Nov 04 Sharon Marston Lighting, London, UK – Design Assistant (www.sharonmarston.com) • Assistance in production of chandeliers and installations • Assistance at 100% Design, built chandeliers for DAKS, 100% Design, Jaeger and House of Fraser Feb 02 – March 04 K & Y Consulting, London, UK - Personal Management / Image Consultancy • Management of artists, PR for Oxygen Model Management and of fashion photographers • Assistance in strategy for PR, work & creative advice Mar 01 – Feb 02 ICROSS, London, UK – Freelance PR • Media, communication, design & capacity development • Team leader responsible for a twelve person team internationally Mar 00 – Mar 01 FOTANGO, London, UK - Senior Designer: Europe • Co-ordinated B2B of co-branding opportunities & online/offline campaigns for the UK, Germany & France • Style guides for Fotango brand bible for each European territory • Managed design teams across those three countries (London, Paris & Berlin) Jan 1998 – Feb 2000 ITC, Johannesburg, SA - Senior Designer & Digital Artist • Conceptual design, 3D productions, Multimedia production & printed advertising • First line of contact for potential, and current clients • Marketing & strategy and promotional work as well as heading up the design department Interests & Hobbies Sports: Keen interests and recreational participation in kick boxing, rock-climbing, horse riding, yoga and weight training. Creative: Exhibited artwork, photography, objet and jewellery at the Truman Brewery (London, 2003), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2004), Reads (Johannesburg, 2008/9), Objekt (Johannesburg 2009), UJ (Johannesburg, 2010). PPPL Publishers published a book of poetry in the US called Journey in a Black in Dec 2006. T-Shirt design for Big Blue 2010. Other: Literature (large body of creative writing, Design (branding, psychology of design and contemporary design), lighting and furnishings, jewellery design, photography and illustration
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Jasvir Kaur - Freelance Hindi Translation & Quality Assurance
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JASVIR KAUR Contact: jasrimpy.kaur1@gmail.com 403-909-3815 SUMMARY: Over 5 years of experience in IT industry as a Software Test Engineer for Web, Legacy systems and Client/Server based applications with emphasis on Functional, Backend & User Acceptance Testing. Testing expertise includes System Testing, Backend Testing, Functionality Testing, UAT, and Regression Testing. Expertise includes preparing and executing software test plans, user requirements analysis, and test execution on various systems manually and through Automation EXPERTISE: • Proven Leadership qualities • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Strong self-motivated and willing to assume responsibilities • Provided Analytical, technical and management expertise to the group • Self-motivated, proactive, task oriented and quick learn at new technologies. • Keen attention to detail/accuracy, and ability to function in a stressful environment. • Ability to handle multiple tasks with aggressive approach to meet deadlines and deliverables • Highly motivated, detail oriented, has ability to work independently and as a part of the team with Excellent Technical, Analytical and Communication skills. • Strong experience in Functional, Regression, Integration, Load and Performance testing. • Expertise in Risk assessment, Environment planning and Quality Assurance Methodologies. • Experience in testing Windows based applications, Client/Server (2-Tier), Multi-Tier, Web Based applications Health Care applications, Communication Industry applications, financial applications and Commercial Stand-Alone J2ee applications. • Expertise in Writing, Executing and Maintaining Test Plans, Test Cases in every release and in all phases of SDLC. • Experience of producing Test Metrics and Project Progress Reports • Experience in End2 End testing. • Experience with Linux, Microsoft windows and Mac OS. • Experience working with UNIX, Shell scripting, SQL scripting, managed version control software and defect tracking systems. • Well Knowledge of Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, Google Chrome. • Ability to handle multiple tasks with aggressive approach to meet deadlines and deliverables. • Working experience with Agile Methodologies. • Highly motivated, detail oriented, has ability to work independently and as a part of the team with Excellent Technical, Analytical and Communication skills • Experience in writing system test plans in accordance with the software requirement specification. • Proficient in Backend Testing, Black Box Testing, White Box Testing, System Testing, Regression Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) • Management skills including implementing and maintaining QA processes and activities. • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a limited timeframe release cycle. • Experience working with multiple relational databases. • Experienced in testing windows based application and web based application in Java environments • Expertise in Problem solving and Tracking Bug Reports using Bug tracking Tools like, Mercury Quality Center, Test Director, Clear Quest and Clear Case. • Sound Knowledge of SDLC and Testing Methodologies. SKILLS: Automation Testing Tools: QTP, Win Runner 8.0, Load Runner Languages: HTML, Java, JavaScript, SQL Database: Oracle 8i/9i/10g, 11g, SQL, Operating Systems: Windows 98/2000/ NT/ XP, UNIX Defect Tracking Tools: Test Director, Rational Clear Quest Version Management Tools: CVS, Rational Clear Case Test Case Writing Tool Mercury Quality Center PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Client: NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA March 2009-Oct 2010 Quality Assurance Analyst NIH is one of the biggest organizations. There I was working as a Quality Assurance Analyst for RCDC (Research Condition Disease Categorization) project. The NIH deals with the grants which are being given by the US government to the research centers for Medical Research. The objective of the project is to provide the reports of the grants to the US government. Responsibilities: • Involved in defining Test objectives for the applications and performed Manual Testing • Involved in write Test Cases against the use cases. • Involved in black box Testing. In black box testing, Functional Testing, Database Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing, Smoke Testing • Involved in the different Scenario of the testing such as Positive Testing, Negative Testing, on the boundary. • Use Mercury Quality Center tool to write and run the test cases. • Involved in ER (Enterprise Release) as well as in FT(Fast Track) and OOC(Out Of Cycle) releases. • Coordinating with development team for discussing technical problems and reporting bug. • Responsibilities include acceptance testing, functional testing, Integration testing, and regression testing of the system. • Involved in Requirement Review, Test Case Review and TRR. Additional responsibilities include:- • Database Upgrade (Oracle10g to Oracle11g) testing for NIH ever-greening efforts. • Hardware/Infrastructure upgrades testing. • End of year grant process testing. • Browser upgrades testing. Environment: SQL, PL/SQL, Mercury Quality Center, Rational Clear Quest , Rational Clear Case, Oracle 10g, Oracle 11g,Windows XP Client: Sprint Communication, Herndon August 2007- Feb 2009 Software Tester Sprint is one of the leading providers of voice, data, and internet services. The objective of this project is to provide J2ee based web based Application for the customers to view their bills, pay bills, check their payments, electronic bill enrollment, generating consolidated bills, sort their bills and print the bills in PDF format. Testing included new features, upgrades, enhancements and/or production fixes. • Involved in defining Test objectives for the application. • Created test cases for the functional and integration testing of the application • Used Black Box Testing as well as White Box Testing. • Involved in preparing Test plan based on Functional requirement documents, Design document, walkthrough meetings and use cases. • Responsibilities include acceptance testing, functional testing, Integration testing, and regression testing of the system. • Co-ordinate with team to work on Functional and Regression testing automation project using Quick Test Pro (QTP). • Participated in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle. • Extensively used TOAD to create SQL queries to verify the integrity of the database. • Provided back end testing for database auditing and data validation in the Customer Service Management using SQL queries. • Involved in TRR. • Participated in individual and group (JAD) sessions with business and technical units. • Gave valuable inputs throughout the SDLC life cycle. • Reviewed Test Progress against test schedule on the basis of prepared Test Metrics. • Performed data and requirement analysis by writing complex SQL scripts for accuracy of data on reports. • Managed the defect tool in projects and was responsible in creating Weekly Defect Reports and Weekly Status reports • Involved and Responsible for Reviews and documentation for reporting the status. Environment: SQL, TOAD, J2EE, Java, QTP, Mercury Quality Center, Rational Clear Quest, Rational Clear Case, Oracle 10, Windows XP Client: HDFC Bank April 2006 - June 2007 QA Analyst Involved in the Quality Assurance/Testing of web based J2ee application through the entire SDLC at HDFC bank. This web based application is an online banking application, which enables the banks customers to access their accounts through the web. The application delivers online services like account information, bill payment, balance transfers, new product offerings and customer correspondence with the bank. Responsibilities: • Analyzed the user requirements by interacting with developers and business analyst. • Developed and executed various Manual Testing Scenarios and neatly documented the process. • Responsible for maintaining daily status reports, weekly dashboards, risk log and issues log. • Did extensive backend testing using SQL queries and sub queries to check backend data and checked data integrity. • Involved in writing Equivalence class partitioning and Boundary value test cases. • Used Mercury Quality Centre to centralized control over entire testing. • Participated in weekly meetings, conferences and walk-throughs to understand the business and testing requirements and to plan the testing process on a regular basis. Environment:, Oracle 9i, Mercury Quality Centre, Windows 2000, Clear Case, Clear Quest Client: Bharti Airtel Limited June 2005-March 2006 Test Engineer Worked for Bharti Airtel Limited. Airtel is India’s big phone company. The objective of this project is to provide J2ee based web based Application for the customers to view their phone bills, recharge their phone, send text messages, pay bills, check their payments, electronic bill enrollment, generating consolidated bills, sort their bills and print the bills in PDF format. Testing included new features, upgrades, enhancements and/or production fixes. • Involved in Requirement Review. • Wrote Test Plan, test case to test the functionalities of the software. • Involved in defining Test objectives for the applications and per Manual Testing. • Created test cases for the functionality, integration testing of the application • Used Black Box Testing as well as White Box Testing. • Responsibilities include acceptance testing, functional testing, Integration testing, and regression testing of the system. • Co-ordinate with team to work on Functional and Regression testing automation project using Quick Test Pro (QTP). • Performed UAT Testing, System Testing & Integration testing for the applications • Maintained requirements and created Traceability between Requirements and Test Cases Participated in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle. • Involved in TRR. • Involved in build release methodology. • Used Rational Clear Quest as a bug Tracking Tool. • Coordinating with development team, discussing technical problems and reporting bugs • Managed the defect tool in projects and was responsible in creating Weekly Defect Reports and Weekly Status reports • Involved and Responsible for Reviews and documentation for reporting the status. Environment: SQL, TOAD, J2EE, Java, QTP, Mercury Quality Center, Rational Clear Quest, Rational Clear Case, Oracle 10, Windows XP EDUCATION: MS Computer Sciences MS Economics (Math, Public Finance, Accounting, Economy, )
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mark Beck - Freelance Videography & Audio Production
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.Worked as television studio engineer through the 1980's. Designed and constructed new television facility WPXT in Portland, ME in the late 1980's. First Chief Engineer of Fox News meaning part of a team that organized the network which became Fox News. Since 2010 an independent film maker and videographer specializing in company website videos and advertising.
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
G. Smith - Freelance Accounting & Auditing
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Accounting Manager with more than a decade of experience in being a part of internal expansion and meeting deadlines with all the accounting functions: Financial Statements, Assets, and payroll reporting in a timely matter. 06/2007-Present - JACKSONVILLE, FL Controller – HR/Manager Responsibilities: All aspects of accounting ensuring the timely and accurate financial reporting in accordance with GAAP principles. Prepare and review general ledger accounts reconciliations, accruals, and other necessary adjusting entries. Prepare various reports prior to closing ledgers to find any negative balances, missed accruals or accounts using smart list reports from Great Plains 10.0. Review financial results for completeness. Prepare and balance bank reconciliation and all balance sheets accounts on a monthly basis and Pella on a quarterly basis. Prepare all financial transactions and allocations for all departments by Pella Corp. standards on a monthly and quarterly basis utilizing FRX and complying with Pella Corp requirements and guidelines and transmit these reports Pella prior to due dates. Prepare bi-weekly and monthly payroll utilizing in-house payroll system. Prepare tax documents for various state and local entities. Prepare all monthly and quarterly payroll reports and tax deposits. Preparation of all monthly and quarterly payroll returns on a timely basis by state. Policy implementation to assure the integrity of data inputted into our system to be accurate for the accounting dept., order entry and sales dept., PCI for banking compliance when using customer’s credit cards. Policy implementation for wage and hourly to make sure PWD complies with local and federal laws. Policies implementation for disaster and IT including back up procedure to minimize time down for computers and servers and are accessible in Florida or any of the others states the back- up is kept. Monthly calculation and preparation commission reports for the sales dept. Work closely with auditors to provide Pella Corp with a certified audit as a requirement from Pella Corp original agreement. 04/2006-06/2007 - -Accounting Manager Responsible for accounting aspect as: reports preparation, general ledger entries, analyzing financial information, financial statement preparation, and management of internal accounts reviews. Work on 10Q preparation on a quarterly basis. Assist the auditors with all reviews and back up for this quarterly reporting. Reviewed and analyzed 10Q reporting QTD and prior QTR’s for accuracy. Calculation of commissions, month- end documentation, reviewed General Ledgers posting for accuracy. Reviewed income received from all Processors-(credit card revenue), and made sure PCI policy and procedure were followed. Reviewed all reporting income for accuracy between the banks and our in-house reporting system then transfer this information to the Cash Dept for posting into Great Plains systems. 12/97 -03/2006 - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -Accounting Manager - Responsible for accounting aspect as: reports preparation, general ledger entries, analyzing financial information, financial statement preparation, and management of internal accounts reviews. Reporting Financial Statement information on a daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly basis to the corporate office. Audit monthly accruals, daily sales, reporting to Corporate Office and weekly reports of A/R, Sales to banks for cash withdrawals. Responsible for Monthly Accounting close out for multi-companies and maintaining Accounting Ledgers for Multi-entities. Preparation and review of year end audit. 9/7/88 – 12/97- FOOD BROKER, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – Financial Supervisor - (Duties changed from one territory to four, and 22 offices) Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of accounting. Duties include maintaining accounting ledgers and records on a computerized system. Supervise semi-monthly and monthly payroll for over 2000 employees. Utilizing in-house & off-premises computerized payroll processing (ADP). Prepare all monthly and quarterly returns on a timely basis. Handle depreciation for all fixed assets for 14 offices and over 700 company-owned Autos. Assist with various accounting functions in problem resolution as needed. Preparation and balancing of monthly bank reconciliation, adjusting entries, general ledger, balance sheet and income statement. Assist the V.P. Finance with accounting functions. Implementation of new input and output of the computer systems to assure integrity of processed data for accounting dept. 1/88 -9/1988- P.A., JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA Financial Manager – Responsibilities: All financial aspects of the Firm’s operations. Processing of daily transactions including preparation and recording of daily receipts and disbursements. Payroll processing weekly and semi-monthly, preparation and processing of client bills, receipt and disbursement of client trust funds. Preparation and balancing of monthly bank reconciliation’s, balance sheet, income statement, productivity reports as to chargeable hours billed and collected fees. Preparation of all payroll, sales tax and information returns on a timely basis. EDUCATION: University (G.P.A 3.75) B. S. Major: Accounting Minor Business/Management: Management Courses offered by Southland Corp.: Introduction to Management, Management Practices, Persuasive Impact Supervisor, EEO/Handling Performance Problems, Selecting New Employees & Handling Conflict UNF - Jacksonville, Florida Accounting Update, Taxation Update Seminar & Auditing Standards Update. Financial analysis skills: Great Plains 10.0 - MAS 90/200 System -AS400 IBM System, ADP Super Report Writer, Uniplex Microsoft Windows/Word, Excel, Lotus 1-2-3 CRT-IBM 3191, IBM 3600, IBM PC- MD-DOS RECOGNITION: Named Professional District Accounting Manager of the Year for 5 years.. REFERENCES: Will be furnished upon request.
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Tenese Sarwieh - Freelance Graphic Design & Print Ad Design
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OBJECTIVE Obtain a position within a design firm which utilizes my creativity, graphics experience, and visual communication skills. SKILLS • Excellent creative thinking and problem solving ability • Exceptional customer service skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Knowledge of and the ability to adapt to multiple computer software programs, including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, IDVD, Microsoft Office Suite EDUCATION Aug 2006–May 2010 Westwood College – Northlake Campus, Atlanta, GA. • Received Associates Degree in Graphic Design • Received Bachelors Degree in Visual Communication • Member of Fingerprints - Graphic Design Organization affiliated with Westwood College 2002-2006 Columbia High School • Received Technical diploma 2005-2006 Dekalb School of Technology South • Pursued degree in Interactive Media EXPERIENCE 2006 – present Freelance Designer • Complete freelance projects for multiple clients, including shirt, poster, and digital designs • Design posters/flyers and DVD artwork for local events • Create T-shirt designs for family reunions REFERENCES Available upon request
Ellenwood, Georgia, United States
Lwazi Nkiwane - Freelance Songwriting & Writing
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I'm 34 years old and I'm a singer and songwriter based in Reading in Berkshire in the UK. I'm currently writing songs with a help of composer for a upcoming music related project which is due out in 2020.
Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Government Marketing Associates - Freelance Business Development & Sales
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GMA is a government contracting and sales consultancy and a leading adviser on business strategy, procurement and proposal preparation management. We partner with clients in all industries to address their most critical challenges in becoming a government contractor yielding substantial, lasting results. GMA brings functional expertise to the challenges our clients will face in the government market. Across every industry, we have found our biggest strength is in meeting our customers "face-to-face" and asking questions first, before giving answers. We recognize that a close working relationship fosters an opportunity for our customers to learn what it takes to compete and thrive within the government marketplace. We believe the more our customers understand, the greater their results. As an active government contractor, GMA provides practical, real-world guidance to every one of our clients. This makes us the only government contracting and sales consultancy that delivers proven results.
Bowie, Maryland, United States
Laura Stephens - Freelance 3D Animation & Animation
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Laura Stephens Los Angeles, CA Character Animator laura@laurastephens.com www.laurastephens.com 323.382.4301 Highlights of - Knowledge of both 2D and 3D animation principles Qualifications: - Theatrical and comedic timing experience - Extensive fine art, creative writing, and musical background - Multi-lingual and Multi-cultural: Studied Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Japanese, and traveled to 40+ countries over 5 continents. Education: University of Southern California (2008 – 2011) • MFA in Animation and Digital Arts, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006 – 2008) • BFA; Focus in 3D Animation. Studied in Prague, China, London University of Michigan (2002 – 2005) • BA in English with a concentration in creative writing, double minor in Linguistics and Music Other Training: iAnimate.net, Advanced Character Animation Training (2011 – present) Master-class workshops in advancing skill sets in CG character performance Academy of Fine Arts Prague (“AVU”), Prague, Czech Republic (2007) 6 weeks of study abroad, with a concentration in painting and 3D modeling with Autodesk Maya Northwestern University, Graduate School of Communication (2005 – 2006) Speech mechanics, speech language-pathology, facial anatomy, language development and disorders Proficient in the following Computer Programs (Mac & PC): Maya Photoshop Vicon Blade Dreamweaver Flip Book Microsoft Word After Effects Flash Face Robot Corel Painter Motion Builder Microsoft PowerPoint Premiere Final Cut Pro Nuke Illustrator Mudbox Microsoft Excel Technical Modeling, Rigging, Animating, Lighting, Texturing, Rendering (Mental Ray and Renderman), Qualifications: Green & Blue Screen Compositing, Tracking, Rotoscoping, Performance Capture, Facial Capture Experience and Honors: • USC representative to collaborate and brainstorm with researchers at IBM in Almaden, CA. (2010 – 2011) • USC ambassador to the Tokyo International Anime Fair, responsible for USC promotions and recruitment to the student exchange program within the animation department (2009) • International collaborator on the 3D Hiroshima Peace Dome project (2009) - The project was presented to President Obama in Japan • Awarded the Mary Pickford Scholarship at the University of Southern California (2008 – 2009) • Winner of multiple trophies in both National and Regional Chess Tournaments (1994 – 2002) Employment: - Storyboards and animatic for animated TV pilot “Jason and the Argonauts” (2011) - Speech clinician at Northwestern University (2006) - Volunteer at Palm Beach Photographic Center, teaching Photoshop skills (1999-2002) - Professional Marionetteer (performing musicals at science centers and schools) (1992 – 1994) - Actor/Performer at the North Coast Repertory Theater in San Diego (1995) Misc Education: • University of Miami: film school summer program (2000) • Interlochen Arts Camp: studied painting, puppetry, and music composition (1995 – 1996) References: • Tom Sito: sito@usc.edu - MFA thesis mentor; President-Emeritus of the Animation Guild (president from 1992 to 2001) • Kathryn Smith: kates@usc.edu - Chair of USC’s Division of Animation and Digital Arts; faculty advisor • Eric Hanson: ehanson001@verizon.net - Associate professor; faculty advisor; partner at xRez Studio, Inc. WEBSITE and DEMO REEL: http://www.laurastephens.com
Orange, California, United States
Sarah Meissner - Freelance Graphic Design & Photo Editing
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Jack of all traits designer hailing from the Milwaukee, WI area. My goal for design is to take the normal conversations that happen about a product, and shift them into new territories. I deliver a unique and professional looking design that stands apart from the crowd.
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States