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  1. Emily S.

    Emily S.

    2D Artist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    I've been working as a professional artist since 2009, having worked at Disney Research and game companies MegaNudge and V-teractive. I've worked with many different people, and with them, created many successful projects. In summary, my professional skills as an artist includes: Digital Painting/Illustration Drawing 2D Animation 2D Video Game Assets Concept Art User Interface Design Comics/Storyboarding For samples of my work, please visit http://emilyso.com/quick-portfolio/ I care about your project. I'm thorough about instructions, and if you need it, I will follow through with other parts of your project. I not only provide graphics and art, I also offer advice in game development -- from game design to marketing the game. I'm also happy to test your game and report bugs and errors. I am easy to communicate with; I respond quickly and I'm easily accessible. Communication is important to me, especially to compensate for working remotely. Thank you for your time and consideration, please feel free to contact me with any questions and/or potential contract work!

    $44.44 /hr
    762 hours
    5.00
  2. Anne Balke

    Anne Balke

    Consultant/Writer/Researcher

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 21

    Recognized top 5% oDesk contractors. I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, writing, editing, basic websites, business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written informational content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. [Note - if you are trying to view my actual website from my profile, I am in the process of changing hosting providers so my site is temporarily unavailable. As a result, some of the links in my odesk profile many not be working. Just ask if you need to see more work samples and I will get them to you.] I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their ideas and putting words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until recently, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as find information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decisision to change focus. With these New Priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have also set up a Skype account if you are outside of the US.

    $38.89 /hr
    3,248 hours
    4.98
  3. Shari Cruz

    Shari Cruz

    Instructional Designer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    I am an Instructional Designer focusing on eLearning development. As a graduate of the University of West Florida's Masters in Educational Leadership program, my specialization was Education and Training Management, with a focus on Instructional Technology. Through this program and my experience as an Instructional Design Contractor, I have gained the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to complete instructional design tasks efficiently from start to finish. This includes conducting task and learner analyses to create training outlines, developing a thorough design document, selecting effective instructional methods, creating online instruction, designing and developing effective instructor led training, and evaluating the effectiveness of training.

    $50.00 /hr
    2,526 hours
    4.58
  4. Richard Batchelor

    Richard Batchelor

    Change Management Professional (HR, OD, BPR, IT)

    Canada - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2

    Richard is a well respected and very experienced Change Management Professional, specializing in supporting businesses through changes and effectively managing the impact of the change upon the people within the business. He has been delivering successful projects in organisational change, development and effectiveness for almost 20 years and is noted for developing targeting, insightful and influential multi level communications to facilitate successful change. His work with strategic human resources develops positive transformational impacts across a breadth of HR deliverables, including recruitment, succession planning, learning and organizational development and competency based framework integration for performance, development and talent acquisition approaches. He is a certified lean six sigma green belt, certified in design for six sigma and operational excellence and has delivered on many business improvement and re-engineering projects. Being a certified project, program and portfolio manager also. Richard understands the need to get the best from technology in the workplace and appreciates the need to get the right physical environment to help a smooth business transition. Richard is the President of the Toronto Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals and keen to develop the future integration of the practice of change management through his writings, speaking and other public engagements.

    $150.00 /hr
    660 hours
    4.80
  5. Drew Peterson

    Drew Peterson

    Software Developer C#/F#/Javascript & SQL Server DBA

    United States - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Over the past 10 years I've developed software both professionally, and as a hobby. I enjoy working on more than just my daily grind, so I've come here for a little something extra. Do you have an interesting project? Read on, I may have the skills you need. Let's talk desktop/back-end development: C#, Ruby, Go, C, Objective-C, Powerbuilder, SQL (ANSI/MSSQL), Perl. Those aren't languages I've just spent a few hours on; I've shipped products or currently maintain projects in those languages. How about web development? I love writing responsive, cross-browser/cross-platform sites that work as well on the desktop as they do on your phone or tablet. It's a great challenge to stay ahead of the curve.

    $120.00 /hr
    338 hours
    5.00
  6. Dan Borengasser

    Dan Borengasser

    Humor/comedy Writer - all genres

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    For the past 30 years, my writing experience has included a wide variety of genres - from humorous newspaper columns to screenplays and stage plays, from video scripts to commercials. When possible and appropriate, I've tended to focus more and more on humor. In the future, I hope to continue to explore the effectiveness of humor in communications, both in business and in the arts .

    $38.89 /hr
    54 hours
    4.88
  7. Andreea A.

    Andreea A.

    Ph.D. in Finance

    Romania - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    In top 5% freelancers at oDesk, I am a professionally trained academic writer, financial analyst and market researcher with two years oDesk experience and over 2,000 hours worked to design academic articles, research projects, market reports, marketing presentations, business plans, financial analyses and economic studies. I hold a bachelor degree in finance-Specialization "Finance and Banks", a master degree in Economics and a doctorate degree in "Finance" with merit Excellent (2011). I have written 34 articles published in international databases rated journals or published in the volumes of national and international conferences from Romania and abroad (Kavala-Greece, Prague, Hradec Kralove-the Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed), Izmir-Turkey, Tallin-Estonia, Chisinau-Republic of Moldova). Education -Doctorate Degree in Finance with merit Excellent, 2011; -Diploma for participating in the national science writing program included in the project "Doctorate in Excellence Schools- The Evaluation of Research Quality in Universities and Increasing Visibility by Scientific Publications", April 29-30, organized by UEFISCU and the National Government of Romania, 2010; -Master Degree in Economics, 2008; -Jean Monnet permanent course "European monetary and financial integration" Certificate No. 001763, 2006-2007, organized by the Center for European Studies, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania, 2008; -Bachelor of Finance (specialization: Finance and Banks), 2007. Articles published in international databases rated journals (National University Research Council- CNCSIS B+) or CNCSIS acknowledged journals: 2011: The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism under Financial Distress. An Overview, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 1832-1838, co-author; 2011: Optimum Currency Areas Theory: Economic Foundation for Monetary Unification, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 2315-2320, co-author; 2010: The Challenges Facing Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis”, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series (B+),RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, ISSN 1582-9383, pp. 211-216; III. Articles published in the volumes of international conferences from abroad: 2011: Determinants of Romanian Credit Default Swap Spreads in the Context of the European Debt Crisis, Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference Economies of Central and Eastern Europe: Convergence, Opportunities and challenges, Tallin School of Economics and Business Administration of the Tallin University of Technology, Tallin, Estonia, (co-author); 2011: Romania and the Challenges of Economic and Monetary Union: An Overview, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Doctoral Conference of Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague, Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed); 2011: Testing for Government Bond Market Integration. The case of the European Union, Proceedings of the 14th International Students’ Conference on Economics, Izmir, Turkey; 2011: Financial Integration of European Money Market: from EMU to the Global Crisis and Beyond, Proceedings of Hradec Economic Days 2011 Economic. Development and Management of Regions, University of Hradec Kralove Publishing House, Czech Republic, ISBN 978-80-7435-101-3, pp. 17-21, (co-author); 2010: The Implications of European Retail Banking Integration on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Financing. An Overview, Proceedings of Management of International Business and Economic Systems, Department of Information Management, Kavala Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece, ISBN 978-960-98411-8-4, pp. 605-619, (co-author); 2010: Private Equity Investments and Innovation Stimulation, published in the volume of the international conference Competitiveness and innovation in Knowledge Economy, Economic Studies Academy, Chisinau (co-author); 2010: Perspectives on Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis, published in the volume of the international conference Financial policies for growth recovery under the global economic crisis, Policolor Publishing House, Chisinau, ISBN 978-9975-9956-2-7, pp. 90-95.

    $50.00 /hr
    2,522 hours
    4.87
  8. Mcristina A.

    Mcristina A.

    Project Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 17

    My consulting maxim is to be known for my integrity at work and to overwhelm my clients and teammates with it. As an Offshore Project Manager for over 6 years now, I am driven by a long-term perspective extending beyond the limits of my current projects. From conception, I make sure that I'm able to identify at a deep personal level with my client's project goals. With this mindset, I possess a new level of personal drive to succeed because the goals are the right ones to pursue. During project execution, I aim to invest in making a significant effort to build trust within my team and across the full range of stakeholders through my work ethics and technical adeptness combined. And on the final phase, my criteria for a successful project will always be to ensure that the "value of the project" was delivered. This is definitely far more important than just delivering a project to its sponsors.

    $35.00 /hr
    6,318 hours
    4.93
  9. Nataly Alayeva

    Nataly Alayeva

    Web and Graphics Designer, HTML/CSS coder, Wordpress Expert

    Ukraine - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

    I have a 8 year experience in web and graphics design, web development, digital painting, photo retouching and collaging using Adobe Photoshop. My main specialization area is web and graphics design, frontend coding (HTML/CSS, jQuery; responsiveness if needed), Wordpress management and theme design. I also have some experience in the following areas: Macromedia Flash, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,966 hours
    5.00
  10. Fabien C.

    Fabien C.

    Game Artist - Cg Artist - Web Designer

    France - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 56

    Hello, Welcome on my profile, my name is Fabien I'm French passioned Artist. - Masters degree diploma in Art school as "Project Manager in Game Art" and High school diploma "Artisan Arts and Crafts, Graphic Communication" Alias DTP/PAO. Passionate by Game Art, I have strong experience as Artist I cover all process, from post-production : - Concept art, - Project management - Game Design doc - Prototype To production : - Modeling - Texturing - Level Design - Lighting - Optimize FPS for mobile/tablet to PC Game I'm also experimented in Advertising and Web Design, to create all you need for your Graphic Communication. Don't hesitate to contact me for any information, advises and future work. Skype id : dyo_ooo fcazenabe@gmail.com Software I use : - 3ds max - Zbrush - Keyshot - TopoGun - Photoshop - After Effect - Unreal Engine - Unity 3d - Crazybump - xNormal - Substance Designer/Painter. www.cazenabefabien.com artstation.com/artist/fabien_3d_art fr.linkedin.com/in/cazenabefabien

    $35.00 /hr
    135 hours
    4.69