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Emilie Dale - Freelance Graphic Design & Ad Design
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Emilie Dale Email: dalee39@uwosh.edu Phone: 262-305-6989 EDUCATION University Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI Candidate for Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2012 Major: Art/Design 3.0 GPA WORK EXPERIENCE Quad Graphics, Lomira, Wi, Summer 2008 Linda Meyers W952 Badger Road Lomira, WI 53048-9208 (920) 269-4700 Bunzel Carpentry, Summer 2009,2010 Brian Bunzel 262-338-7945 Goodwill Industries Gwen Frank 920-966-1027 COMPUTER SKILLS Windows or Mac computer Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Adobe Photoshop Adobe Indesign Adobe Illustrator iMovie iPhoto Use of social networking through Facebook and Twitter OTHER SKILLS Scanner/printer Filing Organization Measurements
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Saundra Smith - Freelance Drawing & Fashion Illustration
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5.0
2 Skills
$38
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Saundra Smith Senior Fashion Design Director/VP www.linkedin.com/in/saundrasmith/ 347-249-7072 ? matrix7375@me.com Inspirational leader with multifaceted international experience. Fashion innovator with the ability to think strategically and execute to achieve firm objectives. Creating innovative collections that attract attention, increase customer engagement and ignite growth. Adept at selection and development of prints and beadwork embellishment with expertise designing knitwear and wovens. Acclaimed collaborator with expertise working within a design studio or corporate setting, partnering with GMMs and DMMs to create unique products and private label designs. Multifaceted experience working with top designers and retailers including JS Group International, May Company Stores, Mark Eisen, Emme, Mary McFadden, Albert Nipon & Ghost Limited UK. Top Retailers: Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Saks, Dillard’s, HSN, Macys, Harrods, Lord & Taylor, House of Frazier, Cache Stores, Neiman Marcus, Holt Renfrew, White House Black Market, JC Penney, David’s Bridal & Le Chateau. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Fashion Design | Product Development | Merchandising | Sourcing | Specialty Sizes | Film Costume Design | Trend Analysis Creative Team Leadership | Recruiting & Mentoring Design Teams | Succession Planning Designer & Contemporary Sportswear – Dresses – Eveningwear – Bridal – Outerwear – Maternity – Knitwear – Accessories LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Epiphany Designs (2012-2013) ?New York Senior Design Director / Stylist & Consultant Boutique firm specializing in design direction and styling with a confident, creative, vivacious spirit. Launched and direct a fashion consulting firm specializing in design direction, specialty sizes and merchandising. Provide styling for luxury brand wardrobe building and upscale direct-to-consumer designs. Conduct trend and forecasting seminars, market analysis, fabric and trim research and website development for chic everyday lifestyle brand creating exquisite clothing to couture design standards. JS Group International (2007-2012)?Montreal & New York Montreal-based manufacturer of upscale day to evening dresses, eveningwear, bridal, bridesmaids, cocktail dresses and sportswear. Design Director Elevated design strategy and seasonal themes for private label products (focused on specialty store and major retail markets) in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. Selected based on background in leading cohesive design teams and as hands-on consumer- and product-driven design professional with extensive experience in collaborating with major designers on top brands. Balanced competing priorities to create luxurious product with sharp price points while maintaining low costs for staffing and product development. Created systems to synch design and production deadlines to ensure on-time product delivery. Created direct-to-consumer designs for HSN and private label garments for major retailers Executive Leadership & Business Development • Led a major business transformation from a 40% reduction in sales over a two-year period to a 100% increase in revenue over three years to become the most profitable division in the company. • Increased cross-functional team collaboration (onshore and offshore), creating an inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect, accountability and communication with a positive “We Can” attitude and work ethic. • Redefined the existing collection, creating exciting, fresh, on-trend merchandise with excellent flow thru to replace a stale, predictable “missy” look with little appeal to buyers. • Boosted sales companywide by sharing styling and design ideas with less profitable divisions. • Implemented improved Quality Control processes to ensure consistency in size, fit, embellishments, length and features in merchandise shipped, avoiding costly returns and discounting. Design Strategy & Market Analysis • Drove revenue $2M, expanding into a new market by developing designs for Destination Maternity. • Generated $5M+ in additional sales by creating plus-sized dresses for multiple accounts. • Served as trend specialist, immediately translating the latest red carpet fashions for major retailers, often creating designs to hand off to sales and production within a 72-hour period. • Designed dresses featured on the red carpet at the Emmys and Tony awards and showcased on Access Hollywood, E News, Dancing with the Stars, the Today Show and Good Morning America. • Created designs worn by major celebrities including Vanna White, Angela Bassett, Kimora Lee Simmons, Carrie Underwood and multiple reality stars on Bravo and The Style Network. • Developed Monique Huiller designer line of bridal and bridesmaid’s gowns for Nordstrom’s and daywear missy line for international brand Peter Nygard, targeting a sophisticated European clientele. Mark Eisen/ME by Mark Eisen (2006-2007)?New York Premiere contemporary sportswear collection for the George/Mark Eisen signature labels. Senior Designer Brought on board to translate a sophisticated, high-end design sensibility into modern contemporary merchandise appealing to mass merchants and retailers. Created cohesive palettes and styling; provided expertise on fit, styling and innovative technology for the special size markets. Collaborated closely with colleagues, forming a cohesive team to achieve shared goals. Mentored younger staff members and involved them in the design process. • Instrumental in increasing divisional revenue $2M within six months. • Created new special sizes product lines that outpaced regular women’s sizes by a 2:1 margin. Emme Collections/Kellwood Industries (2002-2004)?New York Groundbreaking designer collection for specialty and better department stores with a positive focus on plus sizes. Senior Designer Recruited for key role developing a collection for plus-sized model and motivational speaker Emme. Managed a team in close collaboration with colleagues to create a collection embodying a positive message of self-empowerment enabling women to “love our bodies and accept ourselves as we are.” • Rebranded the collection with on-trend styling that was congruent from season to season; created bestselling styles for signature collection that were reordered by buyers month after month. • Increased profitability by reducing costs and boosting productivity; improved communication between design and production, implementing a game plan to ensure on-time merchandise deliveries. • Developed RIG and mood boards to portray a unified design vision and theme each season; coached design team to develop an inclusive process with improved communication and accountability. Design Manager – The May Company/May Merchandising?St. Louis Senior Designer – Mary McFadden / The Nahdree Group?New York Designer – Ghost Limited UK International?London & New Delhi, India Earliest experience in design with Albert Nipon?New York EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY Bachelor of Fine Arts – PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN Golden Thimble Award Winner for Excellence in Women’s Wear Technical Proficiencies: StyleManager (CAD), Web PDM; Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word).
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States
Emilie Nelson - Freelance Copywriting & Creative Writing
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4.5
2 Skills
$12
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Objective • To obtain challenging and rewarding position in a company that will utilize my education, training and experience, as well as have room for career advancement. Publications • “Sorry Not Sorry” The Island Fox, 2013 • “She’s Like You” The Island Fox, 2013 Work History • Editorial Intern at ShoesTV (Apr. 2012 – Jul 2012) • Editorial Director for The Island Fox (Spring 2013) Writing Activities and Memberships • Member, Sigma Tau Delta, 2012-present Specializations • Entertainment writing, 2012 (wrote about celebrities and shoes for three months) Education • Bachelors in English, California State University Channel Islands, 2011-2013
Winnetka, California, United States
Crystal Deshaies - Freelance Book Illustration & Architectural Illustration
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4.5
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I work on commission creating Home and Garden Portraits. These are highly detailed to suit, and include loved ones, all your favourite flowers and plants species. They are typically done within a 30x40 format or 22x30. They are finely resolved and can include more than one "scene" or perspective. They have been described as "Your life in a Painting". My background as an architectural illustrator brought me into creating these very personalized Home and Garden Portraits. I have created these heirloom works of art for over 30 years. You can see my work at www.crystalpainter.com I have some experience with kids books illustration, and would love to do more. With the course in kid's book publishing I am taking at UBC, and my extensive experience working for clients, architects and some publishers experience, I will be a great choice for a publisher looking for a very unique, realistic yet whimsical style. I will create an outstanding product for kids book and rated this category as Proficient simply reflecting honestly experience in this area. www.crystalpainter.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Wendy Peters - Freelance Writing & Editing
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I have 16 years of experience as Editor-in-Chief of The Business Executive, a B2B publication, in addition to my previous and ongoing experience as a writer. I began freelancing again in January 2010 after the business closed. I will tackle any writing projects, and always meet deadlines. I am easy to work with and I look forward to proving this to you.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Heather Hughes - Freelance Blog Writing & Article Writing
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3.0
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I have had experience in writing blog posts, articles, perspective columns, newsletters, commercials, scripts, songs, screenplays, speeches, children's books and poetry. I consider myself to be sort of an "all-purpose" writer. In other words, I can write pretty much anything if given the chance. I have experience in proofreading and editing as well.
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Jaideep - Freelance Digital Art & Book Illustration
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Resume Name : Jaideep Singh Date of birth : 22-07-1972 Father's Name : Sh. Rajinder Singh Address : 59/1, Garden Colony, Near GTB Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab e - mail address : jaideepsinghpannu@yahoo.co.in Phone Number : 8146370531 Education : B.A / Short term course from Arena multimedia Work experience : I do my work in adobe Illustrator 9 software. I have the proud previllage to do this profession for the last ten years as freelance illustrator. I have worked with India’s renowned and leading children books publication houses, “Holy Faith International Pvt. Ltd.”, “Evergreen publication” and other local publications. I have illustrated more than 50 children education (CBSE course) books. I have also worked as cartoonist with daily news paper “Ajit”
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
Paula Moore - Freelance Song Writing & Creative Writing
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5.0
2 Skills
$25
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Paula M. Moore 1203 N. 24th Street, Richmond, Va. 23223 Business Phone: 1-516-554-8830 or 804-247-4239 Email: moore.paula32@gmail.com PROFILE OBJECTIVE: Looking for opportunities to utilize my creative skills and talent as a writer, songwriter and singer that will produce platinum material for any company. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: Singer/Songwriter Richmond, VA 1998-Present • Learned various type of music for 13 years like Contemporary, Classical, Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Folk, Blues, etc. • Avid songwriter since 1998 and also expert in vocals. • Strong knowledge of theory and harmony. • Performed as artist for Abner Clay Park, Richmond Christian Center, City of Richmond Farmers Market, Spirit of Fire Fellowship, Pearl of Price Ministries, Kanal Club, Alley Cats Club, Tropical Soul • Own rights of more than 200 songs including recording tracks produced. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES • Part of music band as a lead singer. • Performed at a school charity event to raise money for needy families. • Choreograph local dance group. • Constantly write songs and inspirational poems.
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Alyssa Jones - Freelance Article Writing & Blog Writing
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RESUME Objective: I am currently working for a major publishing company. I am willing to offer freelance editorial work at very reasonable rates. EDUCATION August 2006 - May 2009 Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS Bachelor of Arts Major: English Option: Literature GPA: 3.63 Graduation date: May 2009 August 2004 - May 2006 Allen Community College - Burlington, KS Completed 32 college credit hours before high school graduation August 2002 - May 2006 Burlington High School - Burlington, KS GPA: 4.0 ACT Composite: 32 (English: 35) WORK EXPERIENCE April 2011 - June 2011 Local Writer Freelance - Copy Editor Nashville, TN Performed copy editing duties for a 250-page manuscript by a writer in Manhattan, KS. August 2009 - Present LifeWay Christian Resources - Production Editor Nashville, TN Served as a production editor on the ******* team for the Childhood Ministry Publishing department. June 2009 - July 2009 LifeWay Christian Resources - Editorial Intern Nashville, TN Served as an editorial intern performing editorial duties for the Childhood Ministry Publishing department. September 2007 - March 2009 Touchstone Literary Journal - Assistant Copy Editor Manhattan, KS Assisted with copyediting duties for two annual Touchstone annual literary journals at Kansas State University. October 2008 - December 2008 Local Writers Freelance - Copy Editor Manhattan, KS Performed copyediting duties as needed for manuscripts of local writers. October 2008 - December 2008 Cambridge Editing - Copy Editor Manhattan, KS Reviewed and revised the English websites of foreign companies operating in the United States. August 2008 - September 2008 Kansas State Collegian - Weekly Columnist Manhattan, KS Wrote a weekly opinion column for the K-State Collegian concerning my thoughts on Christianity. July 2007 - August 2008 Sunflower Publications - Contributing Writer Lawrence, KS Assisted in the development of a magazine representing student life at K-State and contributed six articles. BACKGROUND/SKILLS - Attentive to detail - Hard worker, committed to meeting deadlines and strives for accuracy - Familiar with numerous software programs on PCs and Macs including MS Office, Adobe InCopy CS3/4/5, Lotus Notes, Google Apps - Good critical-thinking skills; fast learner - Excellent English language skills, some Spanish experience - Strong interpersonal and team-related skills - B.A. in English with an emphasis in literature - 2 years copyediting for Kansas State's literary journal, Touchstone - 5 months freelance editing for a local writer - 1.5 years writing for a student life magazine - 1 year writing for high school newspaper - 1 year "unofficial" high school yearbook editor - Very strong computer skills/knowledge SPECIAL TRAINING & EXPERIENCE - Contract Retention by Scanning (Using OCE scanner): June 2009 - LifeWay CMP Style Manual Training: June 2009 - Legal depository training - Artist interviews to write feature articles for Bible Express - XML tagging - InCopy training - Served as production editor for two children's Bible activity books (1) (2) - Web site work: Build, design, and maintain Google sites, Blogger sites, Wordpress site CHURCH - Member of Immanuel Nashville – Nashville, Tennessee MISSIONS/TRAINING - Newfoundland Mission Trip - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (2010) - Navigators Summer Training Program - Jacksonville, Florida (2008) AWARDS & ACTIVITIES - LifeWay Achievement of Excellence award, 2010, 2011 - Jimmy Draper Missions Scholarship Runner-Up, 2010 - Henry J. Putnam Scholar, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 - Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 - 2006 USAA National English Award recipient - 2006 KDHE "Get Caught Recycling!" County Contest winner - National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) membership nominee - Kansas State University semester honors recipient, Spring 2007 - Golden Key International Honour Society nominee, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 - Published in November 2006 issue of Teen Ink magazine- Published in Creative Kids magazine, 2002; Creative Communications, 2005 - Kansas State University Honors Program, August 2006 - December 2007 - Catalyst Self-Development Experience, January 2007 - May 2007 - Navigators Student Ministry, October 2006 - Present REFERENCES AND WRITING SAMPLES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hailey Kim - Freelance Children's Book Illustration & Graphic Design
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EDUCATION Teachers College, Columbia University | New York, NY Master of Arts with Initial Certification in Art Education, expected May 2011 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) | Providence, RI Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, May 2009 (Honor Student) Brown University | Providence, RI Courses in Japanese Language, September 2006-May 2009 CERTIFICATION New York State Initial Teaching Certificate, Visual Arts (Pre K-12), pending September 1, 2011 DESIGN EXPERIENCES Student Press Initiative, Teachers College | New York, NY Designer, September 2009-present Produce promotional and branding materials such as posters, brochures, business cards, and signage ? Art direct illustrations and layout projects for student-authored publications ? Oversee online print-on-demand production process TEACHING EXPERIENCES The Calhoun School | New York, NY Upper School Art Teacher, January 2011-present Teach oil painting to high school students to educate them on different techniques and use of materials ? Organize field trips to New York City’s rich architectural and cultural landmarks for teaching observational drawing ? Exhibit students’ work and hold “gallery talk” to invite the school community to celebrate their accomplishments ? Design a school-wide fundraiser to support Japan’s earthquake and tsunami recovery through origami projects Student Teacher (elementary), January 2011-present Observe and assist general art lessons in grades 2-4 ? Help with studio set up and maintenance to provide an organized and inspiring working environment ? Design inquiry-based activities to engage students in exploring with various media (drawing, collage, printmaking, paper sculpture, etc.) ? Digitally document students’ pieces and their working process Student Teacher (secondary), September-December 2010 Taught 9th graders to help familiarize themselves with fundamental concepts and skills in many two-dimensional media, including drawing, painting, and darkroom techniques ? Introduced students (grades 9-12) to significant movements in contemporary art history to broaden their understanding of the evolving definition of art and its functions ? Collaborated with cooperating teachers in overseeing all aspects of curriculum development and planning ? Guided students in designing and running mini art activities, where they demonstrate their learning to their peers Community Impact, Columbia University | New York, NY ESL Teaching Volunteer, summer 2010 Taught a beginning-level ESL summer course targeted for adult members of the community in Morningside and Harlem to help strengthen their listening skills Providence Country Day School | East Providence, RI Intern/Participant-Observer, January-February 2009 Presented mini-lessons to students in Drawing and Portfolio Preparation classes ? Created a portfolio documenting the observations made during the internship OTHER EXPERIENCES Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art | Amherst, MA Trinkett Clark Intern, summer 2008 Learned the daily operations of an art museum in various departments including education, art studio, collections, and library Foundation Department, RISD | Providence, RI Teachers Assistant, September 2006-May 2007 Helped instructors prepare for 2-D Design and 3-D design courses ? Photographed and digitally archived students’ work ? Assisted students with problem-solving and brainstorming for projects ? Participated in critiques Summer Camp, Korean Central Presbyterian Church | Vienna, VA English Teacher, Summer 2006 Designed a 4-week curriculum and a series of multimedia & visual teaching aids for reading in English to bilingual and Korean-speaking children in pre-K level Director’s Assistant, Summer 2005, 2006, and 2007 Prepared bilingual parent letters and documents ? Led Sing Along activities ? Supervised children during lunch and outdoor play hours SKILLS Computer: Mac + PC. Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, MS Office Language: Fluency in English and Korean, knowledge of Japanese EXHIBITIONS Annual Student Competition Show | Society of Illustrators, New York, NY, 2009 Cash 4 Gold | ISB Gallery, Providence, RI, 2009 Illustration Department Show | Woods-Gerry, Gallery, Providence, RI, 2009
New York, New York, United States