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Kevin F.

Kevin F.

Mobile / AS3 developer

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

I am software developer with four years professional experience in web and mobile applications built using ActionScript 3 (AS3) and the Adobe AIR framework. AIR allows for the rapid development of cross-platform iOS, Android, and web applications at a significantly lower cost than developing native applications separately. I work fast, write clean and professional code, and I learn and adapt quickly and skillfully to new challenges. My experiences ranges from productivity applications to educational software and 2D games. Please review my portfolio for examples of my work. In addition to programming expertise, I am also an adequate graphic designer, and well-versed in Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro. I make music as a hobby and can make catchy loops for background music in games or apps. I have a knack for writing, and greatly enjoy writing application descriptions and other marketing text. I am also comfortable with the publishing and updating process on iOS and Android. As a domestic developer and native English speaker, I offer higher quality of service and communication than most overseas providers. I pride myself on being faster, more responsive, and more dedicated than your average freelancer. Your satisfaction is my top priority. -------- SERVICES: *Mobile application development --Cross-platform development for iOS and Android --Consult with client on goals and strategy --Design of interface and graphics (if required), with mockups --Production of music (if required) --Development of clean, efficient code, customized to your application's needs --Responsive user interface code that looks good and works well on any screen size/aspect --Communicate with client on development progress and milestone completion, including providing testable builds to the client as work progresses --App Store/Google Play app publishing (if required) and descriptions (if required, separate charge) --Customer service and support; handle customer complaints and feedback with friendly and positive attitude (hourly pay only) *Image editing and graphic design *Music *Copywriting, in-app text as needed *Video editing

96% Job Success
$40.00 /hr
1,006 hours

Robert Pale

Robert Pale

C++ Designer and Optimizer

United States - Tests: 23

I'm a self taught programmer with experience largely in C++, but also in Haskell, PHP, Pawn, Lua, and NASM. I have a full decade of work in game modding communities, and have worked on linux patches, game engines, and the intricacies of the C++ compiler and object model for many years now. If you need to squeeze more speed out of your code, or come up with expressive and elegance solutions to unusual or involved problems, that's what I excel at.

86% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
1,289 hours

Ana Sârbescu

Ana Sârbescu

Games Development Assistant Producer

Macedonia - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

My main experience is in quality assurance, but more user experience oriented. Have worked for more than 5 years in the games industry and tried to specialize on product management, reaching out to the clients' needs. Have work in this direction as clients relations and support, as well as designing and improving games and games website. From the technical point of view, i am experienced in implementing and improving Testing processes under agile methodologies, as well as performing manual and automated testing, both desktop and mobile, especially games and e-commerce applications, but not only. Looking forward to find projects that empower the creativeness of the team and the will of giving their best for good results, where self improvement is a must and the accent is put on teamwork.

$22.22 /hr
4,024 hours

Japhet Eisenhdorf Jabulin

Japhet Eisenhdorf Jabulin

Programmer, Game Developer, Software Developer, Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

Work with minimal or no supervision, meet deadlines, and understand directions in one go and work in the right manner. I am a student of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - I am Knowledgeable in Game Development using Unity3d and Computer Programming specially Java, Python, Visual Basic, C# and Turbo C and Knowledgeable about Database using Microsoft Access and SQL I can do Internet Research,Internet Marketing, Classified Ads Posting,Data-entry,Administrative Stuffs, Email Response Handling and some Graphic Designs.

100% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
2,153 hours

Rajesh Kanjani

Rajesh Kanjani Agency Contractor

Unity 2d Game Developer, Unity 3D Designer

India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

We assist you building Websites, Portals, Mobile Applications and Unity Game Applications. We take great pride in kind of quality services we provide with specialization in Web Design and Development in PHP Frameworks and Open Source CMS ( WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento etc.), Mobile Application Development in Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Windows, PhoneGap, Mobile Game Development in Unity 2D & 3D and Internet Marketing.

Associated with: Yudiz Solutions

74% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
7,137 hours

Gabriel V.

Gabriel V. Agency Contractor

Web Developer

Uruguay - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 30

Over the past 3 years, I have developed a wide range of apps, websites and games. My specialty is comprehensive work, developing everything from scratch, through Project Management. Some of my work includes: - Java Developement for Custom Web App - iPhone Application with Google App Engine Backend - 3D Graphic Artist & Web Game Design I'm now seeking opportunities that will allow me to develop my professional skills by providing creative and high quality solutions to my clients. I enjoy new challenges on a daily basis, looking to overcome my own high standard goals.

Associated with: CodigoDelSur Agency

$61.11 /hr
4,372 hours

Kade Markoux

Kade Markoux

Tech Guru and Blender 3D Artist

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 17

Throughout my life and growing up I have learned a lot of handy and nifty tricks, awards, and certifications that I enjoy putting to use. Because of my past I have developed and crafted my skills into a form of Art with the hands-on use with all of which are mainstreamed into today's technologies and such. All of these are just a few to name that come to mind for use when I am working on projects that companies may require my help with. My ideals are comprised of these skills as I aim high in motivation and success to complete your website and/or project. As it is built from the ground up I create it, I mold it, I mend it, And craft it into a proficient well oiled machine because for every car that has a set of wheels that moves it, there is an engine at it's heart and sole that gives You, Your Company, and its Customers a life! And this is what I can and will bring to You and Your Company and/or Project! I also have skills in the following areas that can add to your project's success!

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
4,194 hours

Jorge Bryan Reyes

Jorge Bryan Reyes Agency Contractor

Research Analyst/Data Entry Professional

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I'm an Electronics Engineering Graduate from the Philippines. With an excellent 5 years of experience on oDesk, I developed my logical and analytical skills as a Web researcher, Data entry or even a Personal assistant which I acquire my knowledge and skills on finishing my part in every project I make and to utilize the best advantage of any Job and at the same time to facilitate growth.

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$3.50 /hr
1,448 hours

Miguel V.

Miguel V.

Creative Game Writer and Narrative Designer

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Gifted, creative, and passionate game developer able to weave together storytelling and gameplay in order to craft unforgettable characters, worlds, and choices. University of California graduate in "Game Narratives and Design" with five years of professional creative writing and game design experience. This includes more than 25 shipped games of various genres and platforms, including Fantasy, Sci-Fi, mobile/iOS, Steam, and more. EDUCATION University of California, Santa Cruz graduate with a degree in "Game Narratives and Design"-- an individual major incorporating game design, film, theater, and creative writing. ----------------------------- Strong writing background includes linear and choice-driven narratives, dialogue, quests, characters, lore, descriptions, cinematic cutscenes, and more. Has served as the following game development roles: gameplay designer, art director, pixel artist, marketing/press writer, and tester. Lastly, I also write articles on a weekly basis on game design, industry trends, and more. RECENT PROJECTS *Tower of Fortune 3 by Game Stew *Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze by Game Atelier *Bounty Train by Corbie Games *The Huntsmen's Desire for EPISODE by Pocket Gems *Blossom Tales by Castle Pixel -- (funded by FDG Entertainment) *School Spirit for EPISODE by Pocket Gems -- (thousands of readers a week) *Dungeon of Madness by Game Stew -- (5/5 on TouchARcade)

98% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
6,839 hours