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Kevin Blakely | Elance
 
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Kevin Blakely

Graphic Artist with over 20 years experience.
   United States
  |   Churchville, NY
  |  2:31 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $13

Highly creative, detail oriented graphics professional with a broad range of skills. Starting with a strong photographic foundation, I offer over 20 years of graphic design, photographic retouching and exhibit display design experience.

As a photographic technician with the Eastman Kodak Company for over 25 years I've been involved in all aspects of digital retouching from camera to finished product. Uses include product packaging, print ad, trade show exhibit booth and collateral, marketing and sponsorship proposals as well as online...

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Portfolio

This example shows a typical product launch set. Raw camera files of what is usually a...
This example represents a typical product retouching job used for packaging, marketing,...
This demonstrates a typical background removal and retouching, as well as, a complete...
This panel was designed and produced to help educate guests on the Harbor seal. The...
This is an exhibit display produced for the outdoor seal area. Panel is...
This is an exhibit display produced for the outdoor seal area. Panel is...
This is an exhibit display produced for the outdoor seal area. Panel is...
This is an exhibit display produced for the outdoor seal area. Panel is...
This set of posters were produced for a Dart Frog exhibit. The dimensions were 24x36.
This set of posters were produced for a Dart Frog exhibit. The dimensions were 24x36.
This set of posters were produced for a Dart Frog exhibit. The dimensions were 24x36.
This set of posters were produced for a Dart Frog exhibit. The dimensions were 24x36.
These displays were designed and produced to help educate the public about the animals...
This display was designed and produced to communicate educational information on a new...
This 95" wide banner runs along the top of the exhibit and was created to help...
For over 10 years I was responsible for the production of a Kodak billboard set which...
For over 10 years I was responsible for the production of a Kodak billboard sets which...
For over 10 years I was responsible for the production of a Kodak billboard set which...
For over 10 years I was responsible for the production of a Kodak billboard set which...
For over 10 years I was responsible for the production of a Kodak billboard set which...
For over 10 years I was responsible for the production of a Kodak billboard set which...
For over 10 years I was responsible for the production of a Kodak billboard set which...
For over 10 years I was responsible for the production of a Kodak billboard set which...
For over 10 years I was responsible for the production of a Kodak billboard set which...

Skills (6)

Tested
Adobe Photoshop
Digital Electronics
Mac OSX Administration
Photography
Internet Marketing
Social Media Marketing

Service Description

I have extensive experience preparing product photography for final use, whether it be marketing, sales or packaging.

If you review my portfolio you will see much of the original product photography began with a non-working base model. I would be required to remove the unwanted background, mask the product to allow it to be presented in a variety of colors and add all graphic identification.

At times the pre-production models would show too much wear for the surfaces to be usable and entire panels would have to be created in photoshop.

Hero images and display menus were also added to LCD screens, and in the case of printers, printed photos were added to the trays, requiring an understanding of perspective adjustments.

As is demonstrated in some of the portfolio sets, this procedure was required to be reproduced for various angles and colors both fronts and backs of each product.

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Employment

Aquarium of Niagara
Aquarist / Exhibit Graphic Designer
2009 - Present
After 20 years in the hobby of marine aquariums, my love for the ocean and aquatic science led me to volunteer at the Aquarium of Niagara. My experience, passion and dedication to the aquarium led...
Eastman Kodak Company
Photographic Technician / Digital Image Artist
1987 - Present
As a photographic technician, I have experience in all aspects of commercial photo lab production including photography, post production (Photoshop), printing (pre-press and photographic), mounting...
Buffalo Evening News
Photographer / Photographic Technician
1986 - 1986

Education

Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale
Associates of Science - Commercial Photography
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Keywords

Digital Retouching
Photoshop
Creative Suite
Product photography
Exhibit Design
Environmental Displays
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