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Josh W.
  • Trophy Icon Design Thinking
  • Market Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Report Writing
  • Survey
  • Survey Design
  • Internet Survey
  • Tableau
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Consulting
  • Customer Research & Insights
  • Consumer Segmentation
  • Dashboard
  • Quantitative Analysis

Hi there! Welcome to my profile. I'm a creative problem solver with 12 years of Big 4 consulting experience in the US and Europe. I provide data visualization and market research consulting, leveraging Agile and design thinking concepts to prototype and deliver value quickly with a focus on user experience. I'm especially passionate about understanding peoples' preferences and behavior in order to improve product and service experiences. Tableau is my visualization instrument of choice, and I love to analyze and tell stories with survey data. In addition to improving the experiences of others, I also enjoy them myself. My adventures have...

Ashraf H.
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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Game Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Voice-Over
  • Graphic Design
  • Character Design
  • Concept Artistry
  • Game Art
  • 2D Animation
  • Pixel Art
  • Illustration

My skills are: Traditional Art: Painting – figure drawing - sketching – story board Digital Art: Game art – UI design - Info graphics Animation: Frame by frame pixel art animation Work experience: - Worked on five games, three games as an art assistant/ clean up artist and headed the art and design task for two other games. Published works: -Published my first game on September 21st 2019 (Skelewton’s first Law) for Android and I Phone users. Game jams: -Participated in Global Game Jam 2018, 2019 and been to train jam 2018. -In 2019 I hosted with my friend a local gam jam in my home town Alexandria. -Also in 2018 participated...

Terry S.
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  • Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Editor
  • Design of Experiments
  • Resume Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Web Design
  • SEO Writing

Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston University. Having poured my mind and heart into hundreds of highly praised essays, research articles, and projects throughout college, I gradually developed into the prolific writer I am today. A few of my poems and essays have been featured in my university’s CORE Curriculum journal. I was hired by many fellow students as well as principal investigators to proofread and edit their work. This includes grant proposals, cover letters, and resumes. After college, I started Upwork with the hope of funding my optometry school education...

RichardLouie R.
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  • CAD
  • 3D Rendering
  • Sketching
  • 2D Design
  • 2D Design & Drawings
  • Industrial Design
  • Presentations
  • Experience Design

Hello! I am a naturally curious individual who is passionate about learning new things and applying them to any challenges I encounter, adept at creative problem solving, client interfacing, and tackling real world problems while maintaining aesthetic objectives. I have over 8 years of experience in the design and creative field, where I have worked with small startups to international conglomerates. Because of this, I am comfortable work with various team sizes and flexible with the scale of projects, whether they require rapid design ideation or a longer development process supported by a backbone of design strategy.

Victoria J.
  • Trophy Icon Design Thinking
  • Space Planning
  • CAD
  • Interior Design
  • Office Space Planning
  • Blog Content
  • 3D Rendering
  • Branding
  • Interior Architecture
  • Adobe Creative Suite

I am an NCIDQ certified interior designer in Chicago. I have professional experience in commercial and residential design and have worked on projects in workplace design, hospitality, healthcare, and residential design resulting in a diverse portfolio and project experience. I am typically involved in a project from start to finish and have experience in initial planning and programming, design development, construction documents, contract administration, and project closeout. My expertise is in concept design, product research, finish selections, research, renderings, and project documentation. I also have experience in blog writing,...

Emily W.
  • Trophy Icon Design Thinking
  • UX Writing
  • Content Editing
  • Content Guidelines
  • Usability Testing
  • Information Architecture
  • Website Copywriting
  • Project Management
  • Web Content Strategy
  • Search Engine Optimization

Your best content is locked inside your users’ heads. Whether that user is a prospective customer or your internal staff, I’ll use qualitative research and quantitative data to uncover and refine the messages they want to hear. The result: measurable success and intangible user delight.

Megan J.
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  • 3D Modeling
  • Sketching
  • Copywriting
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Presentation Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Packaging Design
  • Resume Design

Hi there! I'm Megan and I am an Industrial Designer with experience in the furniture, beauty, wellness, and power tool industries. Some of my top skills are sketching, illustrating, 3D modeling, and various other graphic design projects using Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, and Keyshot. I can help create ad graphics, write product copy, and create presentations, as well as product ideation/sketching/modeling, trend research, and illustrations. I look forward to working with you and helping you on your next project.

Justin D.
  • Trophy Icon Design Thinking
  • Team Building
  • Creative Strategy
  • Creative Direction
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Design Validation
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Arts & Culture
  • Thought Leadership Content
  • Leadership Skills
  • Brand Consulting
  • Team Alignment
  • Culture
  • Career Coaching
  • Leadership Development

Justin helps build design teams and sell the value of design with organizations, work with internal design teams to produce all-living-things-centered work, and build / grow / maintain healthy cultures (remotely and in person). He’s a designer, author, and speaker with 23 years of experience from Chicago. His passions lie in building inclusive and diverse teams, fostering creative cultures, and advocating for design serving the human connection. His over two-decades of experience in design leadership across agency, studio, and Fortune 5 tech has helped him refine a vision toward design strategy, organizational / team growth, and cultural...

Ashley H.
  • Trophy Icon Design Thinking
  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • User Experience Strategy
  • Accessibility
  • User Interface Design
  • UX Wireframe
  • User Experience Design
  • User Experience
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Responsive Design
  • UX Writing
  • Usability Testing
  • UX & UI
  • UX Research
  • Design & Usability Research

I am a UX designer with 4+ years of experience working with nonprofits, startups, and government agencies. I have expertise in the following areas: 🖥️ Designing aesthetic, accessible experiences that meet WCAG AA compliance 📝 Conducting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative UX research 🔍 Conducting UX and accessibility audits 🎨 Creating and working within style guides and design systems

Natalie J.
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  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Presentation Design
  • Microsoft Office
  • User Experience Design
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Brand Positioning
  • Web Design

Hi! 👋🏾 You can call me Liv. I like to solve design problems for the people behind the users. With strong leadership experience and a variety of skills such as visual design, front-end development and design thinking, I'm the one who will support your client and projects from start to finish. Whether it's early social listening or 360º–and–then–some campaign concepts, I'm well-rounded, specializing in end-use design.

Saman A.
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  • Creative Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • UX Design
  • Blog Writing
  • Research & Strategy
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap

Having an eye for design alongwith technical skills, I truly enjoy story boarding and creating a great interfaces, prioritizing smooth user experience in addition to forming cross-platform web applications that are user-friendly. I am proficient in using tools for design like Figma, Adobe Xd, illustrator, photoshop, balsamiq And the programing languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. To add more skills to my arsenal, I’m currently learning React, sass, nodejs. I’m highly motivated and interested in learning new technologies that can challenge me to grow into a more experienced individual.

Emma M.
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  • Copy Editing
  • Website Content
  • Technical Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Marketing
  • Developmental Editing
  • HTML
  • WordPress
  • SEO Writing

I have a love for words that I plan to use as the foundation of my career. I believe in the power and importance of collaboration because an idea is always better when worked on together. Let me be a part of your team, and I promise that we can create fun, interactive, and creative content that will touch thousands and leave a lasting impression.

Ernesto G.
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  • Design Writing
  • Design & Usability Research
  • Design Research
  • Human-Centered Design
  • PTC Creo Parametric
  • Industrial Design
  • Arduino
  • Sketching
  • 3D Printing

Hi! I’m Ernesto, I’m a Product Engineer by training and I’d love to help you innovate. Whether you’re still trying to define the opportunity that you want to capture/the problem that needs to be solved, or you need help translating your concept into a functional and manufacturable product, I can help you reach the next phase of your product’s development. I’ve been trained by experts to solve challenging engineering and design problems. I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.S. in Engineering Design Innovation from Northwestern University. If you are in the learning phase of...

Tyrese J.
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  • Agile Project Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Process Improvement
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Business Management
  • Management Skills

As a former consultant with experience in program management and process improvement, I always look forward to building innovative solutions for complex issues.

Chijioke N.
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  • Administrate
  • Microsoft Office
  • Basic Employment
  • Customer Service
  • Benefits
  • Presentations
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Human Resource Management
  • PeopleSoft
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Economics
  • Microsoft Word
  • Human Resources Compliance

Seeking positions in Diversity, Operations, Volunteer, and Administrative Manager where my skills, especially in the areas of Non-Profit Administration, For-Profit, and Government. With the aim of achieving organization goals and objective through effective strategic and action plan. #readytowork


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