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William Williams

William Williams

Digital Artist (Illustration, Animation, Retouching and Sound)

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

When I was younger, I never thought I could sit down in front of a computer for 8 hours. I had been a waiter, a bartender, a barista, a musician, and occasional light construction worker. Then I graduated college and asked a friend “Now what?”. He told me to come and intern with his photography company, OMS. I spent a week hearing the Ar t Director contemplate where a piece of grain should be in the shot for a cereal box. I thanked my friend for the offer and thought, “not for me.” I wanted to thank him and find out more about his company and his entrepreneurial experience. I asked to interview him. He said to write out 20 questions. So, I did and included a summary on what I thought he did. “We’re going to find a place for you.”He informed me. “No one has ever written my own business plan back to me before.” Apparently I got it about 80% right. “You’re an artist and you know how the business end works. We can teach you the software.”: was his theory. The other members of the Digital Team were not as optimistic. But when I sat down at that computer something switched. Maybe it was all the hours I’d put in doing home recording and laying out posters for my band. Maybe it was just staring at that big bright screen like a moth, but I taught myself Photoshop. Then the rest of Digital at taught me how to use Photoshop right. I went on to learn Illustrator, Logic Pro, worked with Blender, Sculptris and eventually learned Zbrush (my favorite). I retouched, worked the printer, and did audio editing for 5 years. All good things come to an end. We lost a huge account and I was redundant. Since then, I’ve been a freelance illustrator. I’ve been called upon to do everything from build 3D models for games to create websites. The term illustrator has expanded its meaning, so when I’m not working I’m busy expanding my skill base. My goals are to push my knowledge and craft in all areas of illustration: 2D animation, 3D sculpting as well as screen printing. I want to follow this as far as it can take me. Because when I was really young, before I was just younger, I had a tray of plasticine and spent hours everyday making dinosaurs, dragons, & goblins. And, now I’ve found, that was all I ever really needed. You can check out a variety of work here: SOFTWARE (ranked in familiarity): Adobe Photoshop CC Adobe Illustrator CC Zbrush 4R7 Blender 3D 7.2 Adobe Edge Animate (html 5 animator) Adobe After Effects CC Garageband Logic Pro 10 Adobe InDesign CC Adobe Audition Adobe Premiere CC Google Docs Google Sheets Word Excel

100% Job Success
$22.50 /hr
586 hours

Taranga G.

Taranga G.

Expert in Graphic designing/Photo editing/Illustration

Sri Lanka - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 69

Greetings, I have excellent encounter in Graphic design and illustrations. Also very strong in PHOTO/IMAGE EDITING- * Clipping path / Deep Etching * Background Removals / Image Cutouts * Image Retouching / Image Enhancements / Color corrections. * Image Manipulation/Blending/Combining * Image Cropping / Image Re-sizing / Creating High resolution. * Recreating / Redrawing / Revamping. * Adding Realistic Shadows * converting JPEG/PDF to editable WORD Files. * Creating gif animations. AND I am well talented in drawing cartoons,comic art, portrait, Abstract, caricature,character,Pencil/pastel and many other digital art works including CHILDREN BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS. Also I have well experienced in REDRAWING AND RECREATING art works. I have excellent command over Adobe Photoshop,light room,Coral Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Indesign and other related applications. I believe my abilities would be perfect for you. Please visit my portfolio files for similar projects. I hope you would like my work. I am very energized to provide my solutions for your job. MY OFFERS * Highest Quality, * Highest Speed and Fair Price * Delivery in time frame. Portfolio- web - e-mail- skype- tarangagalappatty Good luck..! Regards, Taranga

87% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
1,175 hours

Yan Li

Yan Li


China - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 94

Creative artist, high quality, low price, fast response, full passion,quick turnaround. Have 13 years experience on graphic design,6 years experience on game industry ,5 years experience as freelancer. Have drawn thousands of images/illustrations/animations/ for 22 books, 12 newspapers/magazines , dozens of websites, 3 MMORPG and near 100 small /medium games. I take drawing as important as life, so I always do my best for clients. If you hope get high-quailty work while reduce your cost, I could satisfy you.

90% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
402 hours

Md mujebor R.

Md mujebor R.

Illustration-Vector-Line art Design Expert

Bangladesh - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

I have already worked 4 years and still working Elance. I am an illustrator expert and I have 4 years experience in all vector,line art, t-shirt design,illustrations etc. Now I want to work in Odesk. As a worker I will always try to my best to deliver my work in time and to maintain a good relation with my clients. My top priority is giving my clients 100% satisfaction, that's the why I will provide money back guaranteed facility. I will work until you get the product and service you deserve. Give me an opportunity to work for you and I am confident you will not be disappointed.

89% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
76 hours

Joel S.

Joel S.

Graphic Designer with experience in Illustration

Portugal - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 12

Started working working in graphic design in 2009. Studied Advertising and Communication in High School, professional course, where I got my basic skills and "know how's". These past two years, studied Graphic Illustration in ESAD.CR, where I got a better knowledge about graphic arts and production processes. It was also where I've learned more about softwares and new techniques in illustration and graphic design. Made two internships in local Design and Communication enterprises before 2011, one in 2012 in "Altraforma" in Italy and more recently a internship in illustration for a clothing brand also in my home town named "Mocho Louco". With the first three internships, I had the chance to apply advertising and graphic design techniques, such as, logos, flyers and outdoors design, market studies for new companies and/or products, vinil applications, t-shirt's, among others.. With "Mocho Louco" I'm still involved, as an illustrator is my job to create new artworks to be used in different kinds of clothing. I'm also responsible for a part of the production of the actual clothes (printing, thermal applications). In between I work as a freelancer and I count with a number of very successful projects. Please visit my online portfolio on Behance, behance/joelsousa36, for a better idea of my work.

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
517 hours

Liza Littlefield

Liza Littlefield

Graphic Designer, Illustration, Drawing / Painting, Web Designer

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

Hi there, my name is Liza. I've studied Graphic Design, Illustration & Fine Art at MICA in Baltimore, and Parsons in NYC. I'm passionate about all of my artistic endeavors and have been fortunate to have a variety of experiences. I enjoy doing freelance jobs of all sorts and see each new project as an opportunity to grow and create solutions. The following is a list of categories I am fluent in: Graphic Design Illustration Custom Hand Lettering / Typography Illustrator / Photoshop Water Color, Oil & Acrylic Painting Website Design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) Advertising Material such as Flyers, Posters, Brochures, Signs, Web Ads, Business Cards, etc.. Looking forward to working with you! Liza

$18.00 /hr
5 hours

Niel Kevin Palma

Niel Kevin Palma

Graphic Artist/Illustration Artist/3D Artist

Philippines - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

A BFA-Digital Arts student who has a strong background in illustrations, graphic design 3d modeling and concept art and who has mastered the ff programs: •Adobe Photoshop •Illustrator •Flash •Toonboom •Z-brush and not only this my skills are not limited to digital and graphic artists job I also cater admin jobs such as virtual assistant and do data entries. In order for me to execute my projects properly I make sure that I am well updated at the latest update of these software. I also make sure that I use proper work ethics like the ff: -Follows instructions throwly to avoid any delays and mistakes -Updates my clients with their projects so clients could check and make changes at the same time. -Makes sure that the project could be given to the client on/before the due date. Please feel free to check my portfolios and is hopping to be given a chance to work on your projects.

$7.00 /hr
0 hours

Maria E.

Maria E.

Textile Prints, Illustration & Technical Fashion Design

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

Creative & technical fashion design professional, with over 6 years design experience in the fashion industry. Adept across multiple fields, from the highest art of bridal couture to fast-paced womenswear, textile print design, surface pattern design, traditional and digital watercolours as well as tech pack and CAD illustration. Proven ability to inject current trends into brand philosophies and produce marketable designs geared for target. Biggest role to date was as the fashion designer for a local-gone-global fashion brand, supplying designs, fabric prints and artwork for their 500+ local stores and 80+ intl. stores.

$20.00 /hr
2 hours

Lana K.

Lana K.

Freelance Illustration and Design for Children

United States - Portfolio: 20

With a degree in graphic design, my background includes designing print collateral and ads for an advertising agency in the early part of my career. I've since moved into the digital world designing for the digital scrapbooking market and illustrating stock art for my own online store focusing mainly on art for children. I currently license many of my designs for a popular photo enhancement app for Apple and Android. I offer my illustration and design services for markets such as stationery, party, web graphics, print, embroidery, etc. Communication is of the utmost importance when working with a client and I strive to provide a positive experience for everyone involved in order to deliver a quality product.

$45.00 /hr
0 hours

Shahbaz N.

Shahbaz N. Agency Contractor

Infographic, Illustration, Designs (Print, Web, Mobile), Branding

Pakistan - Tests: 22 - Portfolio: 41

Being an art lover I have been in hand drawings and sketching since my childhood. For the period of last 13 years, I have polished my illustrations and presentation skills, as well as graphic designing to fulfill my client’s requirements. I am committed towards Creative Web Design, Illustrations, Logos, Sketches, Info-graphics, hand sketches, Comic Characters Design, Banners Designs and Mobile apps interface designs.I love my work and I like the challenges of variety. I have a "think-outside-the-box" approach to analyze the concepts thoroughly and keeping in mind all the essential design elements. I deliver viable alternate designs to my clients. My ultimate goal is client's satisfaction. I am available for 40 + hours a week and seeking long term professional relationship. I am specialized in the following areas: - Media Designing - Web Designing - Creative Designing (Illustrations, Characters, Vectors) - Info-graphics and data visualization - Print-Media Designing - Packaging Designing - Corporate Logo, Brand and Identity Designing - Sketching - T-shirts designing Link of some of my portfolio items are available for your preview, by following the links provided below.

Associated with: Experts Desk Agency

89% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
593 hours