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Crystal G. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 1, 2014

Crystal G.

15 yrs graphic design and copy editing.
   United States
  |   Fayetteville, NC

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Overview

Jumping from designer to editor to promoter to administrative assistant is fluid and seamless. This versatility is evident within portfolio pieces, where tasks given are ably handled, be it web, motion, branding or print.

Curiosity and passion for the industry has gradually evolved these talents to include various facets of communication including design, copy writing and editing, promotional marketing and the Internet.

I offer sharp InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator abilities with precision for pre-press in respect to digital, offset...

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Service Description

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Basic HTML/CSS and Flash web editing with design emphasis

Familiarity with web site analytics, search engine optimization, and online advertising

Intimate knowledge of social networks, blogs, video channels and audio sites

Strong copy writing skills for keyword-based web site content and product descriptions

Good command of the English language, adhering to Associated Press Style


SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

Extensive knowledge of many software applications in both Mac and PC environments includes Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. Listed programs are those used regularly.

Adobe Photoshop
Reliance on Photoshop since 1998 renders the tenable title as expert user. Characteristic application involves creating PSD layouts for web markup as well as retouching and manipulating photos.

Freehand and Adobe Illustrator
Although more comfortable with pixels than vectors, continued program experience results in quick and accurate production.

QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign
Quark is the preferred application when it comes to laying out multiple page documents, though Adobe InDesign was also required in previous positions.

Adobe GoLive & Flash
Alteration of many diverse projects in Flash and GoLive, includes web sites, galleries, banner advertisements, CDROMs and presentations.


PROGRAMMING

Varying degrees of programming knowledge are in the following languages.
HTML/CSS, PHP, Flash Actionscript, Javascript


DESIGN QUALITIES

Thorough and meticulous...

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Employment

Independent Contractor
Project Manager
2007 - Present
Develop corporate identity through print, web and marketing events in real estate, legal, health, retail, dining and entertainment industries. Clients include: Alliance Oncology, Texas State...
RE/MAX Metro Properties
Marketing Assistant
2007 - 2008
Form property brochures, manage listings, stage homes for virtual tours.
Classic Printing
Graphic Artist
2004 - 2006
Design logos, stationery, brochures, door-hangers, mailers, etc.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Features Copy Editor / Reporter
2000 - 2002
Orchestrate graphics and text for Style, Travel, Food, Arts and Entertainment & The Weekend Magazine. Stage photos and review chamber music events.
Santa Maria Times
Assistant News Editor
2000 - 2000
Copy edit and lay out front page news and features sections. Collaborate with photographers and staff artist to enhance visuals.

Education

Del Mar College
Digital Media
2000 - Present
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