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  1. Julie A.

    Julie A.

    Product Marketing On-Demand

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Product Marketing Manager with global manufacturing/distribution experience in commercial and consumer markets. I have managed furniture, hardware, plumbing, and electrical product lines. Expertise in category/product management, marketing, project management, branding and team leadership. Strengths include creative problem solving and product life cycle management. Track record of launching winning products and improving profits.

    $133.89 /hr
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  2. Jeremy Elson

    Jeremy Elson

    Skilled Graphic Designer and Copywriter/Editor

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 1

    I graduated from a competitive program in a top ranked journalism school, where I gained a vast amount of knowledge in strategic communications. I have worked in the professional world as a copywriter/editor and graphic designer for a leading soccer retailer and oil company, respectively. I am a hardworking and dedicated individual committed to exceeding client expectations.

    $85.00 /hr
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  3. Stefano Papaleo

    Stefano Papaleo

    Italian translator and proofreader, web and graphic designer

    Italy - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am an Italian freelance translator and web and graphic designer with years of experience both in the linguistic and IT areas. I translate from English, Spanish and German to Italian, develop and design websites and graphic products for web & print (logos, brochures, business cards, banners, virtual cards, flyers, posters etc.). I have translated quite a wide and varied range of material from technical documents to tourism, marketing, press releases, policies, agreements, company profiles, technical manuals, user guides, commercial and travel offers, videogames, software license agreements, networking technical documentation, several websites and software applications, surveys and resumes and marketing material on enterprise and consumer IT and A/V products (Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, Red Hat, JBoss, eBay, Barco, Computer Associates, AOC, Agfa, Axway, VMware, Infor, HP, ATEN, Sonos, Onkyo, Yamaha, Unify) including localization of enterprise software applications. Services: - Translation - Proofreading/Editing - Localization - Copywriting - Transcription - Transcreation - DTP & graphic design I provide also proofreading and editing in Italian and I can provide web design or DTP services and can handle material in quite a wide range of formats and platforms (Linux, Win, OS X, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone). I'm quite familiar with handling files in several programming and scripting languages such as Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, HTML, PHP, Perl, XML, ASP etc. Visit www.pagineweb.biz or my social profiles for more info. Specialties: translation services, localization services, information technology, web design/development, travel & tourism, marketing, SEO, comics, graphic design

    $51.11 /hr
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  4. Jade K.

    Jade K.

    Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

    United Kingdom - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1

    I am an independent e-learning consultant specialising in instructional design, e-learning development and blended learning design. With an in-depth understanding of instructional design and a keen eye for visual design, I create learner-focused e-learning materials that are both effective and easy on the eye. I use a wide variety of e-learning and multimedia development tools with particular expertise in Articulate Storyline and Studio. Previously I worked in libraries in the higher education sector with a particular focus on developing online learning materials to support students’ academic skills development, including the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning “My Learning Essentials” programme.

    $70.00 /hr
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  5. Jackie Simon

    Jackie Simon

    Brand-building graphic designer/creative manager w/ marcom experience

    United States - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Portfolio: 28

    I'm a master's degree recipient with industry expertise in non-profit, higher education, and the arts. View my portfolio at coroflot.com/jackieru. Skills include: promoting brand and maintaining visual identity in marketing materials; concept, layout, and production of print and online marketing communications projects, including evites, web banners and advertising, annual reports, alumni magazine, brochures, campaign materials, invitations, and trade show and outdoor displays and signage; working with external printers, photographers, and mail houses; and managing production schedules and budgets.

    $55.56 /hr
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  6. James Ellis

    James Ellis

    Graphic Designer

    Norway - Last active: 04/22/2014

    I have over 20 years experience, working in print, web and TV. I specialize in supporting Creative Directors to realize their vision with a combination of technical know-how and visual literacy. I am equally at ease as a self-motivated one man resource or as part of a larger creative team. Seeing a project through from brief to completion or taking part at any stage of the design process.

    $55.56 /hr
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  7. Jonathan Storm

    Jonathan Storm

    Consultant

    United States - Last active: 04/28/2014 - Tests: 10

    I value intellectual honesty, equanimity and dispassionate discourse, diversity of perspective, creative collaboration, scientific inquiry, and a healthy, nuanced sense of humor. I value people, not organizations. I draw a lot of diagrams and carry a notebook and whiteboard wherever I go. Given a pot of coffee, or a few pints, and a lot of markers, I'll talk shop for hours. I recently took up juggling just so I can think faster. Incidentally, it's also fun. Some wordier information follows. Since entering networking in 2004, I've had the good fortune of being given unfettered access to a smorgasbord of technologies from numerous vendors in a wide variety of implementations. The gestalt of this practical experience is enhanced pattern recognition, which has proven invaluable when encountering new technologies and unfamiliar systems. I've also developed a fairly unhealthy relationship with the Internet, and for all her vexing inconsistencies and mind-boggling architectural flaws, I always run right back. BGP had me at "Open." I strive always to distill recursive complexity from seemingly inextricable intricacy, reducing special cases to degenerate ones (though, in the wild, an 80% solution is often quite good). I prefer primary research and the considered development of new processes and best practices to the repetitive application of existing ones, and this drives me to automate the tedious bits wherever possible. I'm always in search of new and interesting problems--and new methods with which to solve them. To that end, I spend a great deal of time writing code and studying mathematics, all the while finding new applications to ground the theory. If I stumble upon a particularly recalcitrant problem, I teach everyone I see about it until some vital insight reveals itself or I find someone to instead teach me.

    $60.00 /hr
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  8. Courtney Dahl

    Courtney Dahl

    PowerPoint Designer

    United States - Last active: 05/21/2014

    A savvy marketing creative by trade and a trend seeker by heart. I have over 11 years of experience in the advertising, marketing and communications within industries that range from food and beverage, entertainment, sports marketing, education and technology. I successfully create compelling, creative and professional presentations within PowerPoint that effectively communicate content and messaging while providing a polished branded look and feel. I am very collaborative, honest and approach projects with enthusiasm. I am very respectful when managing a brand and understand the importance of adhering to brand standards while also coloring outside the lines if needed.

    $111.11 /hr
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  9. Heidi Asundi

    Heidi Asundi

    Editor and Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 08/15/2014 - Tests: 5

    During the last eight years, I have helped publishing companies in various industries (healthcare, textbooks, business & training) improve the quality of their print and electronic products. I have managed projects in production and editorial, while adding my grammatical and graphic design talents. I am seeking opportunities to edit or manage any print or electronic product for your business. I also have some experience in tailoring content for app development.

    $55.00 /hr
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  10. Olympia Aivazi

    Olympia Aivazi

    Brand Consultant / Copywriter

    Greece - Last active: 09/09/2014 - Tests: 1

    Having worked in sectors such as client services, business development, retail identity, branding and design management, I have developed an astute awareness of the design disciplines, research methods, strategy and operations needed in order to enable design innovation for the business, design coherency for the brand and finally, design relevance for the user. Through a methodology of observation, collaboration, concurrent business & user analysis and concept development, my role as a Branding Consultant is to bring together and coordinate cross-functional teams of designers and brand owners/managers in an integrative creative process that will successfully bring products, services and experiences to market. My work and collaborations have been awarded in numerous national & international design competitions and featured in exhibitions such as Grafist 13 (International Istanbul Graphic Design Week), Design Walk and Green Design Festival, in magazines & newspapers such as +design, House&Garden, Casa Viva, Ta Nea, Kathimerini, Athens Voice, Novum (DE), Eye (GB), Etapes (FR), Wallpaper (GB) and in book publications by Taschen, Victionary, Gestalten, Chois Gallery and more. Expertise & Services 1. Market & Brand Analysis Reports which includes analysing the existing Brand; assessing consumer perceptions, competition and current market trends; identifying new markets; advising on market growth and new business opportunities 2. Brand Strategy which includes advising on the overall future image of the Brand that can affect logo and package design, interiors, pricing, placement, customer services 3. Design Management which includes; coordinating with product, sales or marketing teams to create the right product presence, design, or logo, preparing design briefs; monitoring design development; advising on financial and functional implications of design; developing and monitoring the design program; progress reporting 4. Naming, Website and Social Media Profile text writing based on each clients communication needs.

    $90.00 /hr
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