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Barbara E. Richards | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 12, 2014

Barbara E. Richards

Senior Art DirectorGraphic Designer, Illustrator
   United States
  |   CHARLOTTE, NC

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Hi
I am returning to being a freelancer after retiring from a senior art director position with a high end fashion retailer. I love all parts of graphic design - working on concepts with a client is so exciting; design, photography, illustration, art direction, children's books, logo design, catalogs, brochures are all part of my abilities and the list goes on. I do enjoy working in Photoshop which I did a lot in my previous job. I work in all mediums including digitally to illustrate fashion figures both realistic and fantasy and...

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Portfolio

This was ceated in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator for a construction truck. The client...
I created this as a logo and signage for Belk's dress department in the stores, on the...
I designed the catalog and art directed the shoot. The animation of the kids came...
This is another version of a shot for a kid's catalog. I used a huge balloon to sit the...
Designed to have the kids happy and animated at the beach, I worked on the shot to...
What kid doesn't love decorating their jeans. The concept was shooting on a college...
Rather than show stacks in a kid's catalog I made the product become figures. The...
This was a branding project for a department store. I had a huge umbrella created to my...
I concepted and art directed this image for a mens sportswear catalog. I also did some...
I designed the overall book and created the artwork for it. The art is created with...
This was hand drawn, scanned and brought into Illustrator for redrawing. Then it was...
I made this originally in Macromedia Freehand, then converted it to Illustrator. I...
I painted the flowers in watercolor.Using Photoshop I used parts and all cropped for...
Designed the spread to deliver an upscale look while keeping promotional pricing
Extending the upscale look with multiple figures, stories and promotional pricing.
T-shirt logo design for yearly family cookout
Fun with many possibilities on the play of undercover. Client changed direction so it...
Fun with typography. A message in art!

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Photo Shoots

Service Description

I work closely with clients and offer several concepts of the possible design solutions they as for. Once they are happy with the concept I give them finished work in whatever media they need. I can provide copies of work done and concepts and offer names for references. I know I can provide what the client needs and make it a fruitful, fun experience.

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Employment

Belk, Inc., Lebo's Dancewear, Caleb Ministries
Senior Art Director/Photographer/Illustrator
1985 - 2013
I worked at Belk for 28 years as an illustrator and senior art director. I Interpret and conceptualize abstract ideas in design, art and photography I consistently demonstrate my ability to...

Education

Parsons, NY; School of Visual Arts, NY
Famous Artists Scool. Fine Arts Degree
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