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J. Scott Nelsen | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 1, 2013

J. Scott Nelsen

New Media Production, Photography & Digital Design
   United States
  |   Marina, CA
  |  8:02 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $27

Outstanding creative and analytical problem solving experience.
Multi-disciplined design professional with strong science and communications technology background and proven organizational and communicative skills using the written word, airbrushes and pencils; with cameras, Adobe CS and Apple FCP or synths and a guitar!

Former college Instructor: Introduction to Multimedia/Digital Design (five years). Innovator of first course to offer Flash and Dreamweaver on campus (MAC) in 2000 and implement M. Wertheimer's Priciples of Visual...

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Logo design, CD cover and merchandise development for a Rock and Roll band.
The Blast Band log with CD cover art
Logo for Blog and website
A Website design / build with customized Wordpress theme and integrated logo
Flash Logo animation with sound design
Example of an interactive PDF document designed and 'wired' using InDesign
Pitch for a logo job
A logo for a paragliding school designed with Adobe Illustrator
A Tai Chi and Lion Dancing School logo and website design
Animated GIF of Chen style Tai Chi Chuan opening positions
Pen and ink use illustration for marketing and patent application
Pencil on paper drawing / study
Logo and flier for Sportswear company
Single fold 8,5x11, 4/C News letter design
A Design firms ID CD art for client job materials in the Dadaist style.
48"x48" airbrushed portrait of Sabime Ehrenfeld based on a photo by Ian Miles.
72"x96" Runway flats for a Tropicana Suntan Lotion sponsored Swimsuit Show
18"x 30" Airbrush Illustration for an Indie film
Scanned plastic bazooka toting armyman set against a Photoshop painted wave.
T-shirt design

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Web Design
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Service Description

Quality and thoughtful work based on extensive experience in commercial / fine art, communications and marketing that predates the Desk Top Publishing revolution.

A highly creative thinker with a flare for typography and color who responds enthusiastically to client's sensibilities and needs. adaptable design style to speak directly to your specific target audience. Result driven and detail oriented, I approach design from a technical foundation yet still make sure to keep it fun, fresh and interesting.

Trained as a graphic artist, multimedia producer and photographer, I'm here to make your ideas come alive and your company's image shine. If I have placed a bid on your project I am confident that I am qualified to deliver the very best for you and your success.

Here's what I can do for you...
Simple logos up to full blown Corporate ID solutions:
Sales Collateral, Business plans, newsletters and book design page layout using Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign.

Copy writing for Products and Services:
From a catchy motto to Technical Manuals and understandable Directions for Use.

Flash animation, Final Cut Pro NLE video editing, audio design and music scores. For examples please see
Customized Powerpoint and Prezi presentations.

Mechanical Illustration and fine art:
I'm not one of those designers adverse to using pencils, ink and paint if a more painterly non-computer-like style is best suited for your needs - before the...

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DBA - J. Scott Nelsen
Freelance artist, designer and builder
1988 - Present
Tri County News
Senior Editor
2009 - 2010
Content editor and developer of Social Media protocols and electronic New Media blog solutions for the re-organization of a previously printed news publication. Inexpensively designed and...
Production Coordinator: Publishing Department
2008 - 2009
Assisted in coordinating production project flow management - test book & scan sheet lay-out corrections, proofing & plate checking. Documentum Database & FTP Project File Management. Prepared and...
SolTrain-ATV LLC
Multimedia designer
2007 - 2009
New Media Designer and Technical Consultant for The SolTrain Ultra-light Rail System: Re-designed the 'SolTrain' Corp. I.D. and built the company website using Adobe Creative Suite, MS Excel and...
Hartnell Community College
Adjunct Instructor
2000 - 2005
Introduction to Multimedia Technology - Entrusted to develop curriculum for the then nascent Multimedia Degree Program's mandated objectives and qualitative student assessment for their success. -...
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
Commercial Graphic Artist & Designer
1995 - 2000
Created or re-produced logos and designed other graphics for flexographic printing on corrugated containers and packaging - mainly for the agricultural industry by using Adobe Illustrator and...
EWI. Inc.
Art Director, Designer Office Manager
1991 - 1995
Advertisement copy writing and graphic design for all Sales Collateral. Polymer component consumer product design, Product packaging and POP display designer. Contract and patent description...


California State University, Monterey Bay
Teledramatic Arts and Technology
Hartnell Community College
Multimedia Techmology and Photography
- 2003
Mind Over MAC Inc.
Advanced Training Seminar: Quark XPress 3.1
- 1992
United States Army Signal Center
SATCOM Ground Station Equipment Repairer/Operator
1984 - 1987


digital design
art direction
copy writing
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
January 2008
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