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Natalie Blake | Elance
 
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Natalie Blake

Graphic Designer & Adobe CC Expert
   United States
  |   Middletown, OH
  |  6:52 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Looking for a creative graphic designer to complete your job on time with artistic flair? Pick me! With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree earned at the University of Cincinnati, I have a strong visual art background and nearly 6 years of graphic design and printing experience.

I have been employed at two printing shops, where I created business identity pieces, such as business cards, letterhead, flyers, brochures, posters, and more. In addition to creating entirely unique artwork, I have often fulfilled requests to recreate or edit/clean-up...

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Nov 8, 2015|Graphic Design|$100|Completed
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5.0
Sep 30, 2015|Other - Writing Services|$32|Completed
Aug 24, 2015|Graphic Design|$125|Completed
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Aug 9, 2015|Graphic Design|$60|Completed
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Portfolio

(Front/Inside shown) Designed an anti-alcohol/anti-drugs brochure for a non-profit...
(Outside shown) Designed an anti-alcohol/anti-drugs brochure for a non-profit community...
Shown here are two different business cards--one for Comb's Bar-B-Q Central, and one...
Client provided an inspiration piece with general desired layout, which I adapted to...
Created an upbeat, retro-inspired, and colorful 2-sided postcard to notify dentistry's...
Redesigned a 10-page booklet of custom homes for an architect. Integrated home...
Redesigned business identity for a print shop I worked for to create a more modern...
This is one of my favorite projects! I was provided with the images to be included, and...
Lay out and design of a sports program for a local high school. Created a cover with...
Created a business ad to be printed in a sports program. Matched design to existing...
Designed a colorful and eye-catching magnet for the Middletown Senior Center's annual...
I collaborated with a photographer and layout artist to create this historical calendar...
Created a unique business card design for my father, a realtor. He requested...
Recreated customer-provided logo mock-up in vector format with Illustrator. Created an...
Created this personal business card to be used at an arts fair. Integrated my favorite...
Designed this fun business card for my brother to advertise his PC Repair business....
Created this funky and hip graduation announcement for my brother, showcasing his...
Created this funky and hip graduation announcement for my brother, showcasing his...
Created this e-newsletter banner for my Etsy online shop. Sourced vintage graphics for...
Worked with author/craft instructor to copy edit and proof read her original manuscript...
Worked with author/craft instructor to copy edit and proof read her original manuscript...
I conceived and built a brand-new website design for Daubenmire's Printing Company....
I conceived and built a brand-new website design for World Digital Imaging. I added...
Using a template as a base, I created a website from scratch for Lady Belgium Chocolate...
http://www.ladybelgiumchocolate.com
This vintage-inspired logo was created in Adobe Illustrator. I had to research to find...

Skills (10)

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Adobe InDesign
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Adobe InDesign CS3 Test
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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Test
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended Test
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Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe Illustrator CS3 Test
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Dreamweaver
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Graphic Designer
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Computer Competency
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Computer Skills Test
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Adobe Acrobat
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Adobe Photoshop
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Web Design
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Logo Design
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Service Description

I offer full graphic design and layout services. Common projects I design include business cards, letterhead, envelopes, greeting cards, posters, booklets, brochures, ads, newsletters, programs, and wedding invitations.

In my most recent day job as a graphic designer at a printer, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, including large factories, municipal governments, restaurants, real estate offices, insurance agents, non-profit organizations, churches, schools, businesses, artists, and individuals.

I'm an Adobe CC guru, using the latest CC 2015 version of the Adobe Creative Cloud software. Most file formats can be back-saved to your version of Adobe, back to CS3.

My skills test scores prove that I really have the knowledge to back up my claims, with TOP 5% rankings in most categories! I possess pro skills in InDesign layout and print-ready output, rating in the TOP 5% on the Elance InDesign skills test. I also have extensive experience in photo editing/restoration, compositing, and color correction in Adobe Photoshop, ranking in the TOP 5% on the Elance Photoshop skills test. Additionally, I'm well-versed in Adobe Illustrator vector graphics and logo creation, again ranking in the TOP 5% on the illustrator skills test. Lastly, as a well-rounded graphic designer, I also rank in the TOP 5% on the Graphic Design skills test.

Whether your end product will be a printed item or digital only, I know the specs needed for optimum results. Projects will...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Freelance Graphic Designer
2015 - Present
Creation of graphic projects in Adobe Creative Cloud 2015. Digital interfacing with clients to discuss design needs. Writing of job proposals with project outline, techniques/programs to be...
Daubenmire's Printing
Graphic Designer
2011 - 2015
Print shop and bindery. Gained experience in color matching digitally with Pantone colorbooks and continued to use of the Adobe Creative Suite. Heavy use of InDesign for layout of digital...
World Digital Imaging
Graphic Designer
2009 - 2010
Previous employer. Print shop and bindery. Gained significant experience in the Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign. Learned use of a wide-format printer and minimum resolution required for...

Education

University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Fine Arts, w/Computer Media Emphasis
2000 - 2005
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Keywords

graphic design
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Acrobat
business identity
business cards
photo editing
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