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Jack Beck | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 18, 2012

Jack Beck

He who laughs last probably didn't get the joke...
   United States
  |   Rough and Ready, CA
  |  6:50 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Writing with heart and humor; pieces to be remembered.

For thirty years, I have invested my creativity and humor to help clients realize their goals. I’ve assisted a wide breadth of companies and individuals manifest all types of memorable messages for an array of media, including ad copy, radio and television commercials, web sites, magazine and newspaper articles, blog bits, political pieces, technical manuals, marketing videos, logos, mailers and even screenplays.

I received a BA in English from Sacramento State University and...

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Portfolio

A logo I created for a civil engineering firm whose partners names just happened to end...
Ideas for new women's clothing company
Logo for a new, local, women's clothing company.
Written for a client who wished to stand out from the crowd of applicants through his...
Commentary on the sad death of a homeless man in our community.
This is the radio commercial for which I won a Sacramento Ad Club award. It is from a...
A wiener dog race done like a drag race from my syndicated comedy radio show in the...
Inside of a brochure I created for a civil engineering company.
A casual yet compelling piece meant to introduce a new women's clothing business to a...
One of 3,000 affordable, creative, thirty-second television commercials I produced over...
I'm not letting some journalism intern publish my final piece!

Skills (5)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Photoshop

Service Description

• Wrote numerous screenplays while a graduate student at UCLA Film School.
• Wrote comedy with Weird Al Yankovic….
• Worked with Chuck Barris Productions on the Gong Show and a pilot comedy project called “Off the Wall.”
• Published several articles in “Doll Reader Magazine.”
• Wrote, shot and edited over 3,000 thirty-second television commercials…
• Won an advertising award from the Sacramento Ad Club.
• Received a copy writing internship from J.Walter Thompson Advertising…..
• Created logos and brochures for numerous businesses…
• Created web sites for various clients…
• Won a gold award from the Sacramento Ad Club for a radio commercial I created for Knudsen Natural Juices…


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Employment

Self-employed
Writer-Graphic Designer
2008 - Present
Have written articles for blogs, commercials for television, brochures for engineers and web sites for women's clothing store. (And a lot of stops in between.)
Blackburn Consulting, Inc.
AutoCAD Draftsman
2006 - 2008
Lincoln and Long Civil Engineering
AutoCAD Draftsman
2001 - 2006
Skip Beck Creative Services
Owner
1981 - 2001
Wrote and directed over 3,000 television commercials, numerous marketing and promotional videos and infomercials.
Westwood One Productions
Writer - Producer
1978 - 1980
Wrote and produced syndicated radio programming.

Education

Fair Oaks Masssage Institute
Certified Massage Therapist
2009 - 2010
University of California at Los Angeles
Graduate Studies - Screenwriting (3.9 GPA)
1979 - 1981
Sacramento State University
Bachelor of Arts in English (3.9 GPA)
1975 - 1978

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writing
humor
commercials
graphics
logos
web
blogs
articles
comedy
reasonable
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