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Lucas Villalva

Lucas Villalva Agency Contractor


Argentina - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

Lucas has worked programming Independent videogames and interactive graphics. He has been working with object oriented methodologies and C++,C#. Examples of his work includes develop Independent mobile games, and network games using unity3D engine, Gamification design and Advergaming. skills : Software Engineering Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, UML, Design Patterns C#, C++. 3d math, Game Development Unity3D , unity networking. Photoshop,Illustrator.

Associated with: Gladienicx

$20.00 /hr
3 hours

Jan Miguel Maranan

Jan Miguel Maranan Agency Contractor

Creative Writer, Game reviewer, and Blogger. Experienced proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 2

I am Jan Miguel Maranan, an avid writer and blogger, experienced healthcare article proofreader and writer, and also an experienced iOS game reviewer. My goal at the moment is to seek for a job where I will feel content. I love games, creative writing, surfing the net, and researching. I have working experience in writing, and proofreading online articles. I am a product of a generation that spans from the gaming era of the bulky Macintosh, Nintendo and Sega domination, to modern day mobile, console, and internet culture. I started writing my first blog in Friendster Blogs at a time when was a popular social networking site. I am posting creative writing or "buzz" in the Skout app on mobile. I am also blogging at just to sharpen my writing skills. I am a regular reader of game reviews at,, Buzzfeed,, healthcare websites, and discovery news.

Associated with: YIMZ Agency

$5.56 /hr
6 hours

Nathan John-McDougall

Programmer/Games Developer

United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

I'm a graduade Computer Science MEng from the University of Bristol, who move into Game Development. I spent 2 years working for Climax Studios, before moving to becoming a self employed developer and freelancer. My knowledge of languages is extensive, including C#, C++, Java, Ruby and Python among others. I have experience as a programmer, consultant, and a team lead. I've also done some web development, usually extending existing websites, and from this experience have knowledge of HTML, PHP, and MySQL.

$22.22 /hr
236 hours

Ephraim Mernilo

Ephraim Mernilo

Quality and Affordable Professional Graphic Designer

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

I'm a graphic designer employee, I'm here because i want to experience or rather learn how to extend my knowledge on this kind of career. And also to use my potentials to earn more money for myself and my family. I also want to help other people (my future clients) using my skills and knowledge as a graphic artist. I do lots of jobs this past 5 years like Graphic Designing, Layouts, encoding, photo editing, data scrapping, etc. Using my knowledge in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and also Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Lightroom. I want to impress all my clients and also to give them the quality jobs that they need using my knowledge. I also want to build a good working and friendly relationship in everyone here in Odesk that will appreciate my knowledge and my skills. Having a positive feedback will help me to boost my confidence here in Odesk. “I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” - Thomas Jefferson

$5.60 /hr
14 hours

Rene Martinez

Rene Martinez

Project Manager | System Administrator | IT Samurai

Venezuela - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 10

Believe me: you didn't get to my profile by coincidence! Do you know or remember that relief sensation when you can trust things will get done and want to feel it again? Don't you love when you encounter complicated situations and you get to apply creative, efficient and elegant solutions? Do you know that guy that knows a lot of things so you can always discuss/consult your stuff with him and you want to have one guy like him on your organization? Do you believe you have to do what you LOVE and become better everyday by doing it? Do you want me to stop asking questions? (hahaha!) If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then I was right: you're in the exact right place and you must keep reading! These are the skill sets and/or roles I'm specialized (but not exclusively) on fulfil: <----------System Admin/Network Admin/Consultant/Technical Support-----------> Linux/Windows Server/Desktop for 5 years on productive environments, Migration consultant, network planification, IT solutions, Security test skills & CCNA under construction (finished all CCNA modules and currently on the countdown for the certification test date) <----------------------------------Web Technologies Specialist---------------------------------> Hosting administration, Web portals, Information Systems, CMS administration, applications for businesses, Social Media, Basic SEO, subdomains, Graphic Edits/Small Designs, website customization, bug fixes, content analysis, translations, transcriptions, data entry. <---------------Project Manager/Team Management/Business Analyst---------------> Process definition, extreme analysis, research ninja, recruiting, system requirements specification, analysis models, system diagrams, business strategy, negotiation, documentation, software planification, software development life cycle, process overview, supervision, deadlines meeting, team leadership, strong communicational skills, motivational skills, team support. Languages: - English (written->definitely great / spoken->a little rusty but fluent) - Spanish (native and with awesome education) Weekly Availability: -Strict Schedule: around 25 hours. -Flexible Schedule: up to 40 hours. (Availability may increase in response to the attractiveness of your project) I'm looking for interesting and rewarding jobs that allow me to improve my skills, learn as often as possible and earn good money to work on them while I complete the last semesters of Computer Engineering. Thanks a lot for reading til the end :)

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
1,818 hours

Yaniv Golan

Yaniv Golan Agency Contractor

Senior software engineer, Reskiner, ASO expert

Israel - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

My name is Yaniv Golan and I'm the CEO of App Ninjaz Inc. we are a professional mobile game reskinning studio based in Toronto, Canada. Our speciality is casino games but we work on all genres. we have vast experience in graphics, programming, ASO, marketing, publishing and monetization. With 2+ years of experience in the reskin industry and more then 700+ games published on App store / Google Play / Amazon, you can trust us with any project. Our customersare always a top priority, we love to communicate often and we always make sure that each project gets done in a satisfactory manner. Thank you, Yaniv Golan App Ninjaz Inc.

Associated with: APP NINJAZ INC.

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
12 hours

Taylor Normington

Taylor Normington

Copywriter, Social Media Expert, Editor, SEO, Transcriptionist

United States - Tests: 3

I strive to continually further both the depth and breadth of my skills as a writer, so as to contribute superior work and deliver client and customer satisfaction. I received a B.A. in English from Michigan State University in 2012. I have written and directed short films with crews of up to 30, am proficient with audio and video recording technology/software, and have provided high quality transcription, copywriting, editing, technical writing, SEO and writing designed to engage and grow fan bases via social media for a range of high profile companies and clients. In my free time I look to further my capabilities however I can, including writing fiction and non-fiction prose, biographies, critiques, reviews and screenplays. I have written on a wide variety of subjects, and enjoy researching new topics as they are assigned to me. My specialties include technology, health/fitness, marketing, film, music, literature, academic writing and video game journalism. I am outgoing and highly interpersonal. I recognize that communication is essential to succeed in fast-paced, telecommute work environments. As a creative writer, I put a premium on concept and the ability to draw readers in as succinctly as possible. My linkedin profile for more information:

90% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
14 hours

Angshumala B

Angshumala B

Data Entry Specialist

India - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

Have been working for Expedia as a Data Entry Specialist and an Auditor in a U.S. based company since 2009. Can work on MS office and chat with clients via emails and chat process. A freelance writer and also worked as a lead generator. Good in MS Office and its short keys. Experienced, reliable, professional and accurate. Work is always prioritized.

$3.33 /hr
89 hours