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Richard C. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Apr 23, 2014

Richard C.

Graphic Designer and Photographer
   United States
  |   Scottsdale, AZ
  |  3:07 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $55

I am a self-employed graphic designer, working out of my home studio in Scottsdale, AZ. With over 20 years of experience I am currently looking for challenging overflow, freelance, or project work which may be completed remotely from my studio. I am consistently ranked in the top .2% of elance designers.

My clients include BASF, Bayer Materials Science, Avaya Communication, Alcatel-Lucent, Merck, Martindale-Hubbell, FENDI, Smyyth, VCF, Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, as well as other local and regional accounts. My work for these...

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Photo composition of three separate stock images. Person was originally holding an apple.
Advertisement for software engineering firm
Brochure for global chemical company
Print/email newsletter for photography support group of Phoenix Art Museum
30 page annual report for southern California environmental non-profit.
Survey for Animal Nutrition division of global chemical company
6 page Company Employee newspaper, published quarterly
Folder for global chemical company
28 page artist's portfolio book. Work included scans/retouching, design and...
logo, business cards and open house signage
Logo for electronic parts distributor
Logo for music publishers
Logo for non-profit fundraiser golf tournament
Logo for legal firm
New logo for relocation of company to Arizona
Logo and business card for credit card processing company
Combination folder/brochure for global telecommunications company
Brochure for global telecommunications company
Combination folder/brochure for global telecommunications company

Skills (5)

Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Quark Xpress
Adobe Dreamweaver

Service Description

As I have received so many invites for services I do not offer I have to add this up front.

I specialize in design for PRINT. I do NOT provide W E B S E R V I C E S or any the following:
• W e b s i t e s
• P r o g r a m m i n g
• T - s h i r t s
• P o w e r p o i n t
• V i d e o
• F l a s h
• U s e r I n t e r f a c e

I also do not work in M i c r o s o f t W o r d or P u b i s h e r. If you want real graphic design you have to use real graphic design tools. That said, if you want to edit the file you will have to buy/use/learn Adobe Creative Suite, or return to me for future edits. Please let designers do what they do best - design.

I DO NOT hand over working files to ANY client for editing themselves. This has proven to be a disaster every single time. Please do not ask to edit my files. I DO supply archive files at the close of a job.

I am well versed in all the aspects of BUSINESS graphic design and production. My work for top-tier companies, and their continued support since 1995, is a good indicator of what you can expect from me. As most of my clients are based on the East Coast, I keep bi-coastal hours and location is not an obstacle. If you are comfortable working with an off-site designer you won't be sorry. I am just a phone call or email away. I am also accessible beyond regular office hours in order to provide exceptional customer service and support. In addition, my typical turnaround time on projects cannot be matched.

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Rutgers University
Bachelors Degree Communications
1979 - 1982


graphic design
creative suite
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
November 2008
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Richard C.