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  1. Steve Butcher

    Steve Butcher

    Consumer product design from concept to shelf

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    ACG is a multi disciplined design agency that specializes in bringing ideas to life through a team of top talent in the areas of industrial design, graphic design, toy and game design and product engineering. We can deliver a comprehensive development program across multiple disciplines or a focused approach in any of our specialty areas. From product concepts to complete 3D CAD assemblies and part design to marketing, advertising and communications pieces for print and web. ACG can help bring your ideas and projects to life regardless of size or scope.

    $55.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.90
  2. Heather Butler Smith

    Heather Butler Smith

    Creative writer specialising in business.

    United Kingdom

    I have over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and training both in the UK and the USA. I have written and/or created professional profiles, technical manuals, business plans, workshop/training content, promotional materials and website content. Having lived and worked in the UK and USA I am skilled at writing for either audience.

    $60.00 /hr
    27 hours
    5.00
  3. John Lamrock

    John Lamrock

    Graphic Designer

    Australia - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 12

    Graphic designer with 7+ years freelance experience. Highly skilled and with a strong eye for detail, I offer complete design solutions, a professional attitude with outstanding communication, and vibrant, effective designs which will bring your projects to life.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Sarah Ingraham

    Sarah Ingraham

    Published Author and Literary Consultant

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    *I am now an oDesk top 10% contractor* As a published writer, I know how important your project is to you. If you need something written, I can write it. If you have it written, I can edit it. My previous clients and references include best-selling and Oprah Book Club authors, international speakers, academics, religious leaders, and award winning journalists. Whether you need help with fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, I can present it in an engaging, page turning manner. My specialties include: Young Adult, Religion, Philosophy, and fantasy/science fiction, which includes popular paranormal romance and speculative fiction. I can adeptly write outside of my specialties, especially with journalism and memoir, but I do not write copy, technical manuals, or extreme erotica i.e BDSM, rape, or gay. Most people that seek me out these days for either critique or developmental editing. If you are stuck on a story or know a part is flat, I know how to help you fix it. Or if you have finished your story and want to know how it would do in the market, I can tell you. I am not just a writer, but a literary consultant. I know how to help you find an agent, get a line editor, or navigate the sticky ropes of self-publishing. My rates reflect my advance degree (MFA in Creative Writing), my status at oDesk, and over a decade of experience, so please do not contact with the idea of high quality work for pennies. My rates start at: Critique: $2 per 1,000 words Ghostwriting: $14 per 1,000 words (please note that this is a starting price for a first draft, unedited work.) Editing: $25 per hour

    $25.00 /hr
    1,693 hours
    4.87
  5. Jade K.

    Jade K.

    Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

    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.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Shelby Paul

    Shelby Paul

    Creative Writer, Illustrator, Article, Blog, Book Descript

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 27

    I am a professional writer and illustrator with the skills needed to bring the creativity and passion to your project. My objective is to bring the reader into the story with my words and the brilliant visuals I create. I have a background in child development which enables me to write with the adaptation needed to meet the developmental needs of children as well as the skills to write for various people. I have Written, Illustrated and Published two children's books titled, The Littlest Frog: Mystery of the Garden Keeper and I Can't Wait any Longer. These books are available online through Amazon, Createspace, Barns and Noble and etc... I have written and/or illustrated several other books and ebooks for clients, which have also been published. My writing skills range from young readers to adult. I am experienced in writing various types of creative writings, articles and blogs. I also specialize in Mobile App descriptions as well as Amazon Book descriptions. Self directed and motivated person with the capability to have built and managed a business, Characters and Clowns, and also, Kids' With Spirit, an Outreach Program from the ground up. Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills. I have experience with copy writing, editing, illustrations, both freehand style and vectored illustrations, typing skills, book cover design, 2D design, book description, social skills, organizational development, designing, project management, business management, and social media market. My goal is to provide quality work to my clients and to meet their needs to the extent of all my possibilities. I will professionally conquer each task and treat each client with individual care.

    $7.00 /hr
    847 hours
    4.95
  7. Rizza M.

    Rizza M. Agency Contractor

    Virtual Assistant/Layout Designer

    Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Hello there! Thanks for visiting my profile. I'm an organized and hardworking individual with self discipline and time management skills necessary to deliver quality services, strict deadlines, and high expectations for the clients. I'm capable of doing tasks like: - Data Entry - Graphic Design - Web/Internet Research - Social Media Management I'm also willing to undergo training or self-study for the task that are new to me.

    Associated with: Gffworks

    $5.67 /hr
    85 hours
    4.87
  8. Paolo A.

    Paolo A.

    Graphic Designer / Content Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    I work fast without compromise to quality. 8 years combined experience in Graphic Design and Content Writing. 5 years combined experience in Technical Support and Customer Service. Skilled with relevant experience in: Advertising, Public Relations, Creative Writing, Proofreading and Editing Currently interested in: Music, Voice Acting, JavaScript, PHP and SQL Programming. Finished Bachelor's Degree in Communications Major in Advertising.

    $6.67 /hr
    3,092 hours
    4.98
  9. Samantha Savage

    Samantha Savage

    Graphic Designer

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 11

    My career goal is to find a job in the Graphic Design field with a successful company, where I will be able to move up into the company and help the company grow with the better use of graphics and advertising. I have taken on certain jobs to help build specific skills to go along with my design background, such as customer service, sales, and office/organizational jobs. I have recently relocated back to the Oregon area to be closer to family and to broaden my opportunities in finding a Graphic Design based occupation.

    $22.22 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00