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Melissa Jones | Elance
Last Sign-in: Mar 10, 2016

Melissa Jones

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


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

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
Nov 26, 2015|Website Design|$400|Completed

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Brand mark Design, Website Design, Welcome Package Brochure, Business Card Design,...
brand mark design, business card design, brochure design, website design, magazine...
Researched and wrote original article for magazine. Published in 2014.
Researched and wrote original article. Published in My WAG-azine Magazine, 2014
Interviewed, researched, and wrote original article. Published in Topsail Magazine
Photography, photo editing, interview, research writing, article writing, published in...
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
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

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.

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, name it....I've probably over the years designed it!

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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
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...


Bob Jones University (accredited)
B.A. in Creative/Professional Writing
1989 - 1992
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Article Writing
Copy Writing
Web Content Writing
Ghost writing
Report writing
Creative non-fiction
Press releases
Graphic Design
Print Design
Magazine Design
Social Media Design
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Member Since
July 2015
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