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Ashwyn F. | Elance
 
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Ashwyn F.

Graphic Designer specialising in 'unique' looks
   Australia
Waterloo

Overview

A freelance graphic designer with 4 years experience, I design anything from print ads to fully standards compliant websites that have a beautiful and unique look to them.

If you are looking for something a bit more creative than the average design, take a look at what I can do for you.

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Portfolio

Website for Sydney Advertising is Shit Art Festival. An activist event promoting...
Simple but elegant website designed for an established piano restoration business in...
Worked with one other illustrator to design this simple but pleasing site for the UK...
Designed this site with a forum and music downloads for a small Christian community.
A screenshot of my portfolio website.

Skills (9)

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Test
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CSS
CSS 2.0 Test
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HTML
HTML 4.01 Test
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XHTML
XHTML 1.0 Test
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Linux
Linux Test
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XML
XML 1.0 Test
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Web Design
Principles of Web Graphics Design Test
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English
Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Advertising
Advertising Skills Certification
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Service Description

I studied Graphic Design at Design Centre Enmore, Australia, and specialise in website design. My goal is to produce websites that are beautiful, standards compliant, accessible and navigable. Aside from websites, I have experience in photography, branding and print layouts.

My decision to work freelance was taken partly due to the freedom it entails, as such I reserve the right to decline work that I do not feel is ethically sound. This includes a strict policy of not designing for weapons manufacturers, banks, mining companies or other major polluters

One of my favourite hobbies is working with people and groups interested in effecting change, particularly regarding enviromental and social justice issues. I will happily do free work for such causes.

Those who have an interest in such things will be pleased to know that I work entirely using open source programs, primarily GIMP for image manipulation, Inkscape for vector graphics, Bluefish for coding HTML and CSS, Firefox/Firebug for preliminary testing, Scribus for desktop publishing and F-Spot for photo management. It is my belief that Linux has come of age for designers, and although there are some sacrifices involved in abandoning Adobe's wonderful suite of programs, the benefits of the free open source software movement far outweigh the loss of a few features.

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Education

Design Centre Enmore, Sydney
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (Digital Media)
2003 - 2005

Keywords

unique
luxury
web
graphics
beautiful
linux
alternative
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