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Melissa Jones | Elance
 
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Melissa Jones

I am a ONE STOP SHOP! Writer, Designer, Publisher
   United States
  |   Wilmington, NC

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Native English speaker. I provide a unique set of proven skills in both writing and graphic design. For over 23 years, I have been a "one-stop-shop" saving my freelance clients time and money by being able to create package deals. Imagine only having one person to contact for an entire project instead of a designer, writer, editor and etc.

I have a B.A. in Creative Writing/English and am a published author in several magazines, as well as, a published author of a memoir (available at Amazon.com).

My biggest assets are my work ethic (if I...

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Dec 13, 2015|Page & Book Design|$125|Completed
Dec 7, 2015|Product Marketing |$0|Completed
Dec 4, 2015|Website Design|$192|Completed
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Nov 26, 2015|Website Design|$400|Completed
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Portfolio

Brand mark Design, Website Design, Welcome Package Brochure, Business Card Design,...
http://coachingbydesign.co
brand mark design, business card design, brochure design, website design, magazine...
http://mywagazine.com
Researched and wrote original article for magazine. Published in 2014.
http://ltblpublishing.com
Researched and wrote original article. Published in My WAG-azine Magazine, 2014
http://ltblpublishing.com
Interviewed, researched, and wrote original article. Published in Topsail Magazine
http://ltblpublishing.com
Photography, photo editing, interview, research writing, article writing, published in...
http://ltblpublishing.com
Brochure Design, Photo Editing, Print & Digital versions of catalog
research, writing, editing, press release writing, complied email addresses and sent...
Photo editing, catalog design, created pre-press version for printer, digital version...
research, writing, editing of SPCC Plan template
Sampling of Logo Designs
http://ltblpublishing.com
Print and digital version of full color catalog including proofing, photo editing,...
National Recording Artist required vector-based art for t-shirt line. Also put a couple...
Created full color designs for high-end magazine. Edited photos provided, then designed...
Ad designs for restaurants including center spreads, full page, half page, 2/3 page/...
Design for 2 different gyms for full color magazines (print & digital)
Created web banners as requested by client and to their specs.
Complete Packaging for National Musician Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, Google +, Website,...

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Service Description

WRITING:
I hold a B.A. in Creative & Professional Writing with a minor in English.

I am a published author in several magazines. I excel at research and enjoy the "thrill of the hunt" for pertinent information for articles, blogs, etc.

I also often do complete campaigns for clients. From handling all the writing and media releases for a local annual festival to helping start-ups come up with a tagline, create their web content, and launch their social media. I love being able to be there at the very beginning and feeling that in some way you helped someone make their dream of starting their own company come true.

DESIGN:
I have extensive experience in both print and digital media. Adobe Creative Suite is my constant companion and my trusty MacBook Pro is my soulmate. I have years of experience in designing for print carrying the project from original template to pre-press native files.

Of course with the plethora of digital "print", I have developed my skillset to include web, ebook, ePublishing, social media design and much more.

I have several clients over the years with my freelance company, Mdesign & Creative Services who will tell you that there has never been a time that I have said "I can't do that". Vehicle wraps, billboards, logo design, websites, print collateral, t-shirts....you name it....I've probably over the years designed it!


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Employment

DESIGN & WRITING - Riverfest Festival
Media & Marketing Director
2014 - Present
Hired to do all design and writing and media interaction. Annual local festival that draws 100,000 plus visitors and brings over $3 million in revenue.
DESIGN CLIENT- My WAG-azine, Cape Fear Edition
Head Designer (Freelance)
2013 - Present
Sole designer for all ads, layout, pre-press and master files. Quarterly full color magazine averaging 48+ pages. Also, in charge of all photo editing and photo/graphic research and purchasing....
Mdesign & Creative Services
Owner
2007 - Present
Print and digital design services specializing in complete package designs from concept to completion. Work to help refresh current client content, as well as, helping start-ups. Often do all...
DESIGN & WRITING CLIENT - By the Beach Publishing
Head Designer (Freelance)
2007 - 2014
Sole designer for all ads, layout, pre-press and master files. Bi-monthly full color magazine averaging 48+ pages. Also, in charge of all photo editing and photo/graphic research and purchasing....
DESIGN & WRITNG CLIENT - Go-Energies, Inc.
Art Director - Marketing
2008 - 2012
Designed all print collateral, digital content, and graphics focusing primarily on their software development. Worked alongside coders, sales team, and worked both on-site and off-site. Designed...
Sir Speedy Printing
Head Designer
2001 - 2003
In charge of all design, helping quote design prices, pre-press plates and working with clients on-site, as well as, design work off-site. Took the company from 2-color printing into full color...

Education

Bob Jones University (accredited)
B.A. in Creative/Professional Writing
1989 - 1992
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