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Joe M.

Joe M.

IT Specialist

Israel - Tests: 7

With over 20 years experience in the IT/Internet & Multimedia fields, I am ready to undertake any challenge. My main specialties include: IT Project Management, IT & Network Infrastructure, Active Directory, SharePoint, MS Azure, E-commerce, eBay, Web Development, Wordpress, ,Graphic Design, English-Hebrew Translation, Web Research and Data Entry/Scraping/Mining Processes.

Groups: LoginRadius

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
734 hours

Elbot Carman

Elbot Carman

Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Brand Developer

United States - Portfolio: 21

My name is Elbot (pronounced just as it’s spelled). I developed an interest in Graphic Design and Illustration in my youth, and went on to dabble in it as a teenager. I later went on to pursue a college education in concern to both. I currently hold a BA in Digital Art (Minor in Information Technology) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and an MFA in Media Design from Full Sail University. I've worked for several different companies and clients in the past few years across the country. I carry a great passion for graphic design and illustration. My “artistic influences” include Naota Oshima (Character designer responsible for Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS into Dreams), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy and American Dad), and Yoshitaka Amano (The original character artist for Final Fantasy, now famous for his silkscreen prints). My design influences mostly revolve around being raised by a mechanical engineer (my father).

$17.00 /hr
1 hours

Farzana Y.

Farzana Y.

Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

Bangladesh - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 17

----------- --------------- I'm Farzana Yasmin. I'm a WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT AND SEO EXPERT. Here is my full details and work experience please review the site : I’m part of a local IT firm. I have 4+ years of experience in Wordpress, Graphics Design, Web Development, SEO/Sem/Link building/Traffic generation/Top ranking on Google. Now I have a little team at 4 members. I believe in high quality results and I do my best to deliver on-time work with great results for the client. For me, success comes after the completion of the project to the client's satisfaction. I am available in Skype and google hangout.

72% Job Success
$5.60 /hr
2,029 hours

Samuel K.

Samuel K.

Samuel Kamau

Kenya - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 9

I am a trainee engineer specializing in Telecommunication and Information engineering. I am more than talented in penning articles, journals, e-books and publications that leave a mark on every one who gets absorbed into reading my work right from the first paragraph. I pride in diverse and unique techniques of presenting information with utmost clarity, rich in variety of captivating styles of writing. I have honed my writing skills over the years to ably deliver work that wins me accolades from my clients. I am experienced in research and statistical analysis, medical journals, e-books as well as a reports, essays and thesis. I look forward to working for you.

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
989 hours

Stephanie lyn D.

Stephanie lyn D.

INBOUND/OUTBOUND Telemarketer and Flexible Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 9

I am a freelancer for some quite time now and I have handled projects that involve online marketing, market research email marketing, and to maintain as well as promote the business through the use of social media like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Back Page, Wordpress, Posting Ads and Online Marketing Strategies. I am proficient in combining traditional and web based marketing strategies, including social media and branding. After that, I transferred to Consulting Firm as a Research Data Base Manager that handles graphics projects such as creating brochures, flyers, PowerPoint Presentations, And etc.. For different clients with commercial businesses. I also have skills in writing resume, and business letters. I finished a few projects that involve real estate. Wherein I managed Wordpress Accounts for different Realtor and as well as updating their everyday listings. I have experience in a BPO Industry that molded my skills to strive to deliver real results and also help me to build my knowledge about sales and technical world. I can offer my employee honest, punctual, and superlative teamwork. I am friendly and well mannered with a bubbly personality, yet hard working and self motivated. Can communicate and relate with people of all ages and a dedicated member to anything I start, but am also eager to continue learning.

$3.33 /hr
479 hours

Atna Sharma

Atna Sharma

Graphic Designing with Logo Design With Animation

India - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

From the past 5 years, My goal is to provide you the best services in the field of Graphic Designing (Logo Design, Brochure, Flyer, Banner Design and Banner animation Business Card), Flash & Animation.and I understand the requirement of projects,I will deliver the projects as per the directions and requirements keeping the quality and timely status report,. I have worked on 2D design and i have good experience in developing professional logos. I have worked on 2D design for many clients and works on software's like as adobe illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Animation, coral draw etc......

$5.00 /hr
0 hours

Germe noah D.

Germe noah D.

Sales Agent/Translator/Transcriptionist/Web Researcher

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

Transcription I have a great experience in transcription from interviews, movies, lectures, webinars down to podcasts. I can work around 1-2 hours of video or audio per day. I can transcribe around 10-15 minutes of audio per hour provided that the audio is clear with an American or British accent. I research difficult terminologies to keep accuracy at 99% or higher. Translator I am good with Cebuano to English, Filipino to English and vice versa in translation. Sales I am an excellent Sales Agent who has been in the top list and awarded few times with my dedication and hard work. I have successfully balanced Customer Satisfaction versus Sales and Conversion and is consistent with it. I worked as a Live Chat Product Specialist and Sales Agent of a company for around 2 years. Data Entry I am an experienced data entry specialist who is keen to details, format, and accuracy to whatever little thing I need to work with. I am working with data entry my entire life once in a while. I am a speed typist (up to 90 wpm) with great skills in Office applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher. Web Researcher During those times when I am an SME(Subject Matter Expert), I was given an additional task to research competitors to be able to make comprehensive comparisons and keep the company I'm working with on top. I was successful in gathering information about their plans and services and its benefits and pricing to make sure that our plans and offers are both competitive and feasible. I am always willing to learn new things and a challenge lover. I love to go above and beyond my limitations and client's expectations in work.

57% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
0 hours

Shahjahan Nadim

Shahjahan Nadim

Web Development///Wordpress Expert/Graphic Designer/SEO Specialist

Bangladesh - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

Hi,my self “shahjahan- nadim”.My passion is web development With the knowledge gained. Over the last 2+ years,I have developed a very wide and deep range of many website.I like to work in PHP based application such as Wordpress, , Bootstrap, WooCommerce, Plugin Integration –Javascript, JQuery, Ajax and I also know Bootstrape.js –HTML, HTML5,CSS, CSS2, CSS3 -Database MySQL. I am very expert in WordPress site development. I can design responsive web site using twitter bootstrap. I also do web templates, Photoshop and logo design since 3+ years. I also experienced in SEO/Web Researcher and have a professional multi-skilled individual with strong SEO/Web Researcher. So I am a one stop guy for web programming and designing needs………….

$11.00 /hr
0 hours

Wei Zhou

Wei Zhou Agency Contractor

Photographer, Translator, Writer

Canada - Tests: 2

Successful, multi-talented creative individual with 11 years of work experience in writing, translation, editing and photography. Graduated with Honor of Distinction from MA course in communication studies from one of England's most prestigious Universities. Superior verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese. Proficiency in French. An expert in cross-cultural communication and translation between Chinese and English. Proven adeptness at producing exceptional quality content in both Chinese and English. Previous employers include Cirque du Soleil Inc, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Agency and RCS, the biggest international media group in Europe.

Associated with: oDesk Payroll Canada

$44.44 /hr
3,415 hours