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Shawn Abel | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 15, 2015

Shawn Abel

Professional Graphic Design & Original Artwork
   United States
  |   Billings, MT
  |  8:11 pm Local Time

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I'm Shawn Abel - Owner/Artist, &Abel Art and Design located under the Big Sky of Montana, USA.

I'm a freelance designer with over twenty years experience in multiple mediums, and, if you've gotten my proposal, I want to use my skills, knowledge and experience for you.

Unlike many other designers, I also have real world hands-on production experience in a wide variety of mediums (silk screening, embroidery, video production, websites, print, signs, and vehicle wraps to name a few). Knowing how to take a design from computer into the real...

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Skills (7)

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
CorelDraw X3 Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing
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Corel Painter
Digital Painting
Logo Design

Service Description


Graphic Design spanning virtually all mediums - TV to web, T-shirt to banner, and everything in between. Working from your description, source imagery and/or copy, making revisions until you are completely happy, I create not only top quality designs, but the production ready files to suite your needs as well.

Logo Design utilizing a design and proofing process intended to give you options and keep you involved in the creative end. When finished, the process you will also get you a logo in the three color profiles and seven file formats you need to actually use your new logo. I do not understand $25-50 for a logo, so I will not bid on those projects.

Logo Rebuilding allows you to take that one last scan of a business card sized version of your logo and get it completely refreshed. Half the price of an original logo, but with the three color profiles and seven file formats you need to actually use your logo.


Commissioned Digital Oil Paintings is a way for you to tell me the story you want your art to tell. Gone are the days of tired numbered prints from long dead artists. Describe the scene, style, size and other variables, get a digitally painted picture, framed and ready to hang.

Painted Family Portraits allows you to get a painted portrait of the whole family without the hassle and expense of actually getting the whole family together. Using individual photos of your family members, I create a collage that brings everyone...

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Billings Family YMCA
Graphic Designer
2013 - 2013
As the in-house graphic design resource for the Billings Family YMCA, I was responsible for all graphic design as it pertains to mailers, brochures, publications and interior signs/displays. I am...
Solo Graphics - Billings, MT
Lead Digital Artist/Fabricator
2010 - 2012
While seeking a new source for prints of my artwork, I found myself inside a small, sad looking sign company. The owner saw my work and offered me a design job on the spot. The next two and a half...
Permaletter Sign Co - Billings, MT
2004 - 2005
This is the ship I jumped to as the last one started to sink. I did most of the same things, on a much more professional level, and learned a few new production skills. Unfortunately there was no...
Sign-A-Rama - Billings, MT
Graphic Designer/Fabricator
2003 - 2004
Sign-A-Rama is a national chain sign shop that, in this case, was run by an awkward former hospital administrator. Not a good mix, but a fun job. My work requirements were varied and included...
Billings Gazette - Billings, MT
Advertising Sales Representative
2000 - 2002
I left the TV station because the design had become unbearably routine and the path to advancement was far too blocked for an ambitious kid. I spent the next year working as a telemarketer to...
KTVQ (CBS Affiliate) - Billings, MT
CGI Operator/Camera Operator/Field Camera
1998 - 1998
As a kid I had grown up as a $100/day Grip/Gaffer/Production Assistant for my father's video/film production company. We did big things like the few movie productions that came to Montana. We did...
ScreenCo - Lincoln, NE
Embroidery Digitizer
1997 - 1998
After moving from Montana to Nebraska to live with a stripper I met in a dive bar off I-90, I chose to further my understanding of embroidery by seeking employment as a Digitizer for a local...
Creative Monograms - Billings, MT
Embroidery Tech/Designer
1996 - 1997
Creative Monograms was another local garment manufacturer, but this company specialized in embroidery and only dabbled in screen printing. I began as an Embroidery Tech to learn the differences...
Heavy Duty Awards - Billings, MT
Designer/Screen Printer/Award Fabricator
1995 - 1996
HD Awards produced T-shirts and awards for local clients and athletic teams/leagues. My design skills were utilized to produce not only two dimensional images for garment production, but three...
Sutton's Sportswear - Billings, MT
Sample Printer/Designer
1995 - 1995
Sample Printers tested print color and garment color combinations for all new garment designs produced. This included T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. Sample Printers also maintained and created...
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graphic design
logo design
logo rebuilding
print design
original art
digital paintings
production ready files
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Design & Multimedia
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
March 2009
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