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Alexis Castillo - Freelance Illustration & Portrait Painting
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Alexis Castillo www.yeslex.com lexietruelove@gmail.com Education: BFA, Design Communications Department of Art, Belmont University Nashville, TN May 2004 Louisiana State University Fine Art Department Baton Rouge, Louisiana August 1999-July 2000 Professional/ related experience: Freelance graphic design, illustration & painting 2005-present Primarily fine art-based work focused on expressionist-style portraits and commission illustrations. Graphic design work as necessary! Photography Assistant: Fashion and Catologue Shoots April 2004-September 2006 (on location in New Orleans as needed; May 2011) Amy Dickerson Photography Textile Design Finishing, LFN Textiles November 2008-May 2009 Industrial sewing machine and hand finishing pieces for textile designer. Converting hand-drawn designs to vector-based program to send to manufacturer. Faux Finishing Assistant, Pomone Studios May 2002- August 2003 Residential and commercial interior faux finishing Co-founder, Boulevard Gallery August 2003-April 2004 Partner in designing, opening and running a consignment gallery and graphic design studio on Belmont’s campus, currently operational. Letterpress & Design, Hatch Showprint June 2003-December 2003 Handled sales and special orders. Typeset jobs and ran letterpress Gallery Worker Outside the Lines Gallery, Nashville, TN October 2000-May 2001 Handled sales, deposits, closing shop. Receiving and logging artist work. References: Amy Dickerson Photographer Amy Dickerson Photography Los Angeles, CA a.dickerson@earthlink.net Erica Rudy Graphic Designer Martha Stewart Industries Brooklyn, NY e.rudysimone@hotmail.com John Tarver Owner/ Director ASG Productions, Inc. Baton Rouge, LA asgpro@cox.net Rachel Briggs Art Director American Songwriter Magazine Nashville, TN rbriggs@americansongwriter.com Laura Foster Nicholson Textile Design LFN Textiles New Harmony, IN/ Chicago, IL lfntextiles@sbcglobal.net Technical Experience: painting/ illustration basic sewing & carpentry knitting, sculpting, ... creative miscellany Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Microsoft Office
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Hayley Timmons - Freelance Song Writing & Poem Writing
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My name is Hayley Timmons and I am a lyricist/songwriter. I write a variety of genres and I am very passionate and devoted to my work. I write about all kinds of different subjects/themes. I also write customized songs for many artists. I have been writing since I was very young and will always continue to write. I am usually available 24/7 at all times of the day. I can be contacted with any problems and I will fix them automatically if needed. (not needed yet..but if you find a problem let me know.) Collections and collections of beautiful, and lyrically medolic lyrics. Can cover almost any genre of music.(Ex. Country, Pop. R&B, Hiphop.....)
Lagrange, Georgia, United States
Katherine Clarke - Freelance Illustration & Comic Art
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Currently studying BA(Hons) Photography at UCA Farnham. I work as a Photographer, Illustrator and Digital Artist. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. My blog: http://asplinteredsight.tumblr.com/
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Loretta Spearman - Freelance Fashion Illustration & Technical Project Management
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Loretta Spearman PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MarMac Industries, c/o DuPont Protective Apparel, McBee, SC May 2011 - March 2012 Product Development Engineer for controlled environment and chemical protective apparel for use in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and cleanroom environments. • Product Development: initial product base conceptualization - ranging from apparel, sterile clean room products inclusive of gowns, coveralls, Top level chemical resistant fully encapsulated masks and gloves, with target consumers in mind. The ability to translate specific test results into viable solutions, which engage safety principles as outlined in AASTM test standards. • Manage new product for key essential product lines, with relative budgetary planning. Scheduled production timelines for Chemical garment certification testing using SEI, & Intertek . • Lead in new fabric material technology and strategic product performance initiatives led by budget, and forecast of resource allocation. • Research for fabrication and trim specification inclusive of MSDS and all testing objectives in compliance with DuPont product standards, inclusive of material composition, performance and compatibility for each specific scientific analysis, with regards to project management. • Communication with Global partners, and customers to manage all facets of project analysis, scheduling, and tracking timelines for completion. Rainey Compression Essentials, Atlanta GA March 2009-May 2011 Director of Design and Manufacturing apparel for plastic surgery patients • Strategically plan a budget for manufacturing and manage key milestone areas of garment production, as it interacts with sales / marketing. Research market for new product development strategies, forecast new product designs considering competitive marketplace. • Lead development and execution of material/technology for finished products regarding cost management strategies. Material testing for fabric performance: worked closely with textile mill to develop performance –specific fiber weave & yarn selection, as fabric is performance driven to heal plastic surgery patients after evasive surgeries. • As lead project manager, initiated high -efficiency methods to streamline existing shipping methods with a results driven increase for on-time deliveries which led to reduced shipping expenses of 75% within 6 months review. • Manage sewing workflow process by re-evaluating construction methods and trims while cutting costs by sourcing with alternate vendors. Negotiating costs to further manage inventory replenishment. • Consistently researched for growth mapping and potential product markets. • Pattern creation, and sampling, all managed in Gerber Accumark PDS. • Revisited grading to ensure proper application and sizing. • Manage sample room and entire sew floor as goods were produced in-house domestic. Putumayo c/o Kayon Corporation, Charleston, SC September 2007- March 2009 Director of Production & Technical Design for women’s apparel wholesaler and retailer. • Leverage proficiency in Patternmaking and Technical Design to develop specs from concept to final production specs, inclusive of creating graded specs, or thorough evaluation of current grading repair. • Managed tracking to include performing fit sessions in country and controlling utilizations while establishing and nurturing agent relationships to inspect and open trade w new factories fostered thru negotiations of cost-fit cost margins. • Developed technical design team using the best choice of tools to effectively communicate fit directives to the factories/agents. Arranged trim vendor meetings to establish in-country training sessions and trim vendor meetings to bridge trim/ vendor relations via a direct link to the factories. • Established fit blocks and entire patternmaking, CAD Accumark, Gerber for full grading, also worked with patternmaking team in country- Hong Kong & China, as well as India to ensure corporate technical aspects were in compliance. Managed to approve fits on 2nd submission as a result of this Global engineering of fit processes. • Global vendor tracking report -master Time-N-Action target calendar- was established for streamlining entire production processes to designate a real-time movement of each level of movement from design concept receipt through fit approval and bulk deliveries. • Controlled costs, inclusive of raw materials, factory negotiations, LDP and customs clearance, exit dates, and Quality Assurance from a manufacturing perspective. Budgeted departmental payroll, and monitored group performance levels for quarterly review. • Coordinated and Sourced a full range of production factories in country, visited and inspected for sewing capacity, labor laws requirements, and quality of output. Established a matrix vendor structure specific to each product. • Managed direct reports: ranging from Technical design: Assistant technical designers & Technical Designers, overseas production coordinator and technical designers. Traveled extensively to India via New Delhi, Haryana, Noida, Gurgoan, and Rajasthan- all for design hand-off & production management purposes. Also traveled to Hong Kong, China & Bogota, Colombia to direct and manage production abroad and work w factories on production targets , efficiency training, and always having insight to potential manufacturing issues. Hanes Brands Incorporated, Winston-Salem, North Carolina January 2007- July 2007 Freelance Technical Design Manager/ CAD Patternmaker for Champion ( Men’s and Women’s ) and C9 Label- Women’s ( Target brands ). • Trained technical design staff on how to detect and apply corrective patternmaking techniques and communicate accurately to factory. • Established training manual for company technical design standards for in depth fit corrective communication to factories, and how the factory will perceive and interpret comments which are effectively communicated. • Fit on live model and established basic fit blocks for new Men’s Champion active bottoms that was tantamount for improved sales. Also corrected fits on C9 Women’s activewear ( also Target Brands ) . • Retrained Technical Design staff on how to issue design concept specs, which allow for 2nd fit approvals and extend the full production timelines. • Effectively communicated to factories specific word choice, and descriptive photos, sketches, etc, creating designs overseeing production processes to flow smoothly. Limited Brands Inc, Columbus, Ohio April 2006 – June 2006 Freelance Technical Design Manager for women’s knits. Contractually hired as a fit expert to target a huge fit issue within the express brand for tops to improve sales: • Retrained technical design staff of 4 how to review patterns for fit issues and re-balance to correct factories patterns , and fit blocks. Fit on live models, and transfer corrections to patterns. • Make pattern corrections in Accumark CAD, and digitize sending to vendor using PDF files. • Established fit standards and processes to decrease fit turn times thru bulk. • Improved overall product quality standards in fit reviews. Abercrombie & Fitch, New Albany, Ohio October 2003 – April 2006 Technical Designer for Ruehl women and men’s wovens to include: outerwear, denim , skirts , pants , shorts knits, sweaters and woven tops Also Hollister Men’s woven bottoms and shirts. • Developed the fourth apparel concept with a start up label named “Ruehl”. Created a “winning fit” for women’s outerwear, and established a standard Fit for all previously established labels. Initiated a bottoms fit for denim that was tantamount in identifying and rooting the Ruehl customer. • Managed technical associates through effective training strategies and departmental leadership. • Ability to execute design and fit into bulk production while maintaining company standards of fit, Function, scheduling and quality assurance.. • Promoted brand integrity and fit consistency through use of pattern fit blocks based on selling history and evolving fit. Expertise in patternmaking including grading, construction and fit for multiple and complex styles. • Denim bottoms and outerwear fit established with Mexico travels to work extensively with factory and dye-house on deconstructive finishes, and special wash results inclusive of trim and thread treatments. • Working knowledge of garment manufacturing methods, construction standards and ability to pro- actively problem solve factory issues . Web PDM utilized for design and production flow. • Extensive Travels to overseas factories and vendor offices to work directly with manufacturer on fit and garment construction issues and patternmaking. Worked on-site directly in sample room and effectively communicated with production staff in Hong Kong, Dalian and Guangzhou China, Querretaro Mexico for denim production. Daily Communication to maintain production flow, worked closely with each factory to learn their strengths and foresee their weaknesses, and achieve on-time delivery. Saks Incorporated, Birmingham, Alabama January 2001 – September 2003 Technical Designer for Private label Relativity and Design Lab • Developed 2 product lines for private label brands including Missy and special sizes. Individually improved fit of woven bottoms to lead at 10% - 12% increase in sales over plan for 11 months consistently. Re-established a working bottoms fit for Missy, Women’s and Petite’s to include denim and woven pants, shorts, skirts and skorts. • Managed 3 associates within the Technical area as assistant technical designers and developed them into full technical design associates within 6 months • Applied grade rules to size ranges and converted specs to grade up to Women’s and down to Petite sizes from Missy. • Communicated daily to brand product managers, overseas vendors, and quality assurance for best construction methods and trim application. • Review, cultivate new factories, and eliminate factories that were not capable of on-time delivery w/ quality results. • International travel to Canada to review garments manufacturing standards and fit on live models. Aramark Uniform and Career Services, Lawrenceville, Georgia August 1997 – December 2000 CAD Patternmaker/Grader • Created apparel for a leading healthcare uniform manufacturer: Hospital gowns, sterile wraps, scrubs, using CAD Gerber Accumark and Micromark PDS System. Developed product from flat sketches via draping and use of existing patterns. Increased productivity 20% by standardizing specs and using repeat approved slopers. • Applied grade rules in systems management program to obtain customer fit specifications. Digitized patterns for production marking and specification processes Engineered specialized drapes for surgical procedures on a customized basis. • Refined product engineering details with marking to rotate placement in marker and improved fabric utilization. Results were increased sales: lower lead cost and customer satisfaction was maintained. • Traveled to JC Penney for ADAR fit specification standards to fit live model and improve overall fit. The Lovable Company, Buford, Georgia November 1993 – August 1997 CAD Patternmaker/ Fitter • Created various types of bras, molding cups and under wire including support undergarments. • Managed patterns using Gerber CAD to include grading. • Supervised fit model and a team of 2 assistants for daily scheduling. • Communicated via e-mail with overseas factory for production processes. • Lovable is a women’s lingerie company, at the time offered bras, panties, and some sleepwear. Natori, New York, New York November 1992 – December 1993 Production Manager • Individually located domestic contractor for manufacturing the Josie product line. Managed and supervised cut and sew production for several lines under the Josie Natori Label to include daywear, lingerie, wovens, robes, sleepwear, foundations, and accessories. • Managed sampleroom to include 20 sample sewers, 2 cutters and 6 designers while meeting market week deadlines for buyers. Peak volume yielded 350-500 product categories to include daywear, robes, loungewear, lingerie, sleepwear, foundations and some accessories. • Negotiated with contractors for costing domestic and Philippines manufacturing. Scheduled and tracked production for raw materials through shipment. Cynthia Rowley, New York, New York June/1990 – January/1992 Production Manager • Developed bridge sportswear from sketches and flat patterns, also created tech packages. Lines included Missy dresses, woven, cut n sew knits, denim and garment dyeing. • Negotiated and managed domestic sourcing for delivery exit –factory dates. • Sourced and allocated trim and piece goods for production. Originated cut orders and designated cut room facilities as well as sew factories. Daily communication with overseas factories /agents for delivery scheduling . Hattie Mae Designs Owner and Designer of free standing Boutique 1998 – 2001 Established full boutique and attended wholesalers to purchase inventory. Developed inventory control systems to forecast “best seller" items. Created individual custom designed clothing through the use of flat patterns for men, women and children. Bridal wear, costumes, eveningwear, and special events attire. Developed a customer base to include an amateur boxer and other celebrities. • This was a 10 year dream that came true, I opened and ran the boutique for 2 ½ years and designed my own line of apparel, along with custom-designed apparel, and jewelry. I would do this again, but on a larger scale. RELATED ATTRIBUTES: • Strong computer skills to include Gerber Accumark, Web PDM, PDS, Karat Cad Organizer, MS Outlook, Lotus Notes, Excel, Word, Illustrator CS2 and Micrografix. • Proven ability to effective management supervision of technical team for multiple product categories (i.e. woven, denim, cut & sew knits). Expert fit analysis and production controls EDUCATION: The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, New York Bachelor of Science in Apparel Production and Management* Associates in Applied Science Patternmaking Bauder Fashion College, Atlanta, Georgia Associates in Applied Science Fashion Design* AWARDS Graduated *** Laude Honor Roll Student: Recipient of New York State Empire Award President of Patternmaking Club Volunteer for Children with Aids Program New York, New York Annual Productivity Award For Technical Design: recipient for fiscal year 2002 presented by The President of Saks Private Label Brands, Peggy Eskenasi
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Nichole Spooner - Freelance Admin Support & Data Entry
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$15
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I am a hard working mother of two. I have been a stay at home mom for the last 7 years and I am looking to get back into the workforce while still being allowed the option of staying at home. I am an extremely hard worker and am able to get work done in a timely fashion. I am able to follow instructions thoroughly and without being managed. Please find below my resume. 719-651-9053 Nicci06@gmail.com 7517 Amberly Drive Colorado Springs, CO. 80923 Nichole Spooner Objective To obtain a position where my coordinating, planning, analyzing and team player skills would be utilized. Experience 2008-Present UKKSA Colorado Springs, CO Work as the front desk manager in the evenings of the Karate school. Nightly tasks include balancing the books, tracking attendance, answering phones, greeting and assisting all customers, building files for all new enrolling students and inventory control. 2004-2005 Add Staff Colorado Springs, CO Various temporary administrative positions to include a local hospital (data entry), a construction industry (front desk) and a legal office (administrative support). 2003-2004 Blair College Colorado Springs, CO Financial Aid Officer • Recruited and conducted preliminary financial aid interviews with potential students. Trained them to effectively complete federal documents for financial assistance. • Provide potential and existing students with accurate information regarding the application process and their eligibility for state and/or federal assistance or alternative financing. • Answer student questions concerning their finance package professionally, accurately and in a positive manner. • Initiate appropriate tracking system for applications and missing documentation, which the student must complete. 2002-2003 Zurich Services Corp. Colorado Springs, CO Health Care Cost Specialist (billing/coding) • Entered data from worker’s compensation claims into a medical database so that professional providers could be compensated. • Provided help desk service to providers and adjusters regarding worker’s compensation status or payments. • Provided clerical support as needed or as directed by supervisor. 1994-1996 Cellular One Shelbyville, TN Retail Sales Associate • Sold wireless phones to interested customers. • Provided customer service to both existing and non-existing customers regarding wireless equipment, usage, billing, etc. 1993-1994 Josten’s Inc. Shelbyville, TN Data Entry • Entered data into the computer system for the purpose of filling graduation orders. • Provided customer service to customers regarding status of orders. Education 1990-1991 University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN • Focus of Study: Psychology • For the purpose of obtaining a position in the Human Resource field • 3 semesters completed (approximately 45 credit hours). 1992-1993 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN • Focus of study: Political Science • 3 semesters completed (approximately 36 credit hours). 2001-2001 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO • Focus of study: Networking • For the purpose of obtaining an IT/Networking position. • Competent in the Microsoft Office Suite. • Familiar with C++, Linux, Web Design and Basic 6.0 programming. Volunteer Work 2003-Current Pikes Peak Workforce Center Colorado Springs, CO Volunteer Program Administrative Assistant • Provided administrative support to the Volunteer Coordinator. • Maintained and updated, as needed, the volunteer database. • Assisted Volunteer Coordinator in maintaining monthly records to include time, training, and recognition. 1991-1993 Salvation Army Shelbyville,TN Welfare Secretary •Assisted the needy in obtaining food, clothes and financial assistance. 1991-1992 Scott's United Methodist Church Shelbyville,TN Youth Coordinator • Planned and coordinated activities and seminars for the children in and around the community ranging in age from 12-17.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Melynaire Sales - Freelance Graphic Design & Ad Design
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055-6610740 Work Experience: Photographer (trainee) April- June 2011 Trainor: Joseph Capellan Chief Photographer of Sports360 President, Press Photographers of the Philippines- UAE Chapters Abu Dhabi, UAE Graphic Artist April- May 2010 OJT-Marc Ruiz www.marcruiz.com Quezon City, Philippines Photographer (part-time) 2009-2010 DEPS Imaging Studio Antipolo City, Philippines Graphic Artist (part-time) 2007-2009 MBO Gifts and Souvenirs Shop Antipolo City, Philippines Skills: Photography Design and Layout Advertising Traditional Arts Digital Arts and Manipulations Softwares: Adobe Photoshop Adobe Premier Adobe Illustrator Autodesk Maya 2008 Corel Draw Microsoft Word Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Excel
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ginah - Freelance Multimedia & Videography
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EDUCATION Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Media Arts Graduation Date: May 2008 Concentration: Journalism (Print & Broadcast) The HistoryMakers October 2010-Present Freelance Production Assistant Chicago, Illinois * Unload lighting, video and audio equipment from delivery trucks * Set up lighting, video and audio equipment for taped production on stage * Arrange various props onstage * Strike all props and equipment from stage after taping * Pack up all used equipment in proper storage compartments * Load lighting, video and audio equipment back onto delivery trucks Chicago Access Network (CAN-TV) January 2010-Present Certified Freelance Producer Chicago, Illinois * Produce, shoot and edit on location videos on a weekly basis * Submit produced shows for airing on CAN-TV * Work on production crew of other CAN-TV certified freelance producers for their project Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church February2010-Present Media Ministry Leader Chicago, Illinois * In charge of all things media related with the church * Videotape Sunday Morning Service every week * Operate sound board during service * Edit church services and events every week * Submit videos to CAN-TV for airing at least 3-4 times a month * Responsible for duplicating and distributing DVDs to the congregation * Design and up keep of the church’s website and Facebook page Star Planet TV (starplanettv.com) April 2009-November 2009 Video Editor/Graphic Designer/Production Technician Chicago, Illinois * Edited video footage * Operated studio and handheld cameras * Operated audio switch board * Operated camera switchboard during taping * Acted as technical director during taping * Performed floor director function for taping * Set up and strike sets for productions * Create graphic design animations for commercials * Made DVD dubs for clients post production CW Atlanta69/Focus Atlanta January 2008-May 2008 Production Intern Atlanta, Georgia * Booked guests for TV show “Focus Atlanta” * Handheld camera operation * Edited video footage * Returned PR phone calls * Grip for live taping * Arranged tapes by date received and air data * Dumped spots to beta for production and airing * Logged and viewed incoming tapes * Viewed and censored satellite packages * Performed floor director function for show * Made DVD dubs for clients post production * Shot and edited Public Service Announcements Rec Shop Enterprises October 2007-June 2008 Camera Crew/Video Editor Atlanta, Georgia * Completed 30 min documentary * Responsible for taping functions and events * Edit video footage for online media * Assist with marketing department Atlanta Association of Black Journalists “In Contact” TV Show October 2007-October 2008 Producer/Production Assistant Atlanta, Georgia * Produce shows * Show guest relations * Assist in setting up and breaking down of set CNN/Turner January 2007-April 2007 Strategic Marketing Intern Atlanta, Georgia * Prepared award worthy CNN shows/segments for submissions to various award committees * Conducted library searches for award worthy shows/segments * Made beta and digital beta dubs from air checks * Pulled air checks of shows (Newsnight, Paula Zahn Now, etc.) * Collaborated with show contacts to gather support materials for submissions * Organized and shipped award entries’ videotapes and support materials for submission. * Uploaded videos, pictures and data onto CNN’s Intranet Awards Database * Filed completed award entry forms * Labeled office folders * General office duties: copies, faxes, phone calls, office errands, etc Illinois Arts Council (IAC) June 2006-August 2006 Marketing & Public Relations Assistant/Receptionist Chicago, Illinois * Recorded inventory of the all workrooms * Completed large mailings for IAC Artlinks and local artists * Set up and completed the database for Illinois Arts Week 2006 Calendar of Events * Completed research projects and reports
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Melinda Mullen - Freelance Writing & Content Writing
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-Award-winning writer-editor: Effective print and online content in a wide range of styles -Proven project manager: Track record for expediting communications projects on time and within budget -Skilled communications strategist: Proven ability to provide creative concepts, art direction, and branding strategy
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Kristin Ebanks - Freelance Content Writing & Editing
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Experienced writer and editor in traditional and new media. Currently work for a large international relief and development organization, and am looking for additional work to express creativity and use talents. Broad skills in web design, photo editing, newsletter production, social media, presentation development, annual report writing, communications planning etc. Have served as a strategic communications advisor to more than a dozen different ministry teams over last few years.
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Baylee McCoy - Freelance Book Cover Design & Article Writing
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My name is Baylee. I have several services and skills I offer. -Graphic Design I went to college for graphic design. I have done several jobs in graphic design. Logos, book cover designs, photo editing, and more. -Proofreading and Editing I have been doing proofreading for a while now. Editing novels, eBooks, website content etc. -Transcription I took a course on Medical Transcription and Editing. I currently work for a medical transcription company as their editor. I have worked for three different transcription companies. Transcribed interviews, videos, podcast, meetings, conference calls, and more. -Writing I have done several writing jobs. Writing is another passion of mine. I am currently working on two books of my own to be published soon.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States