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Dona G. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Mar 21, 2016

Dona G.

Clean, Clear, Conceptual Design-Smart solutions
   United States
  |   Philadelphia, PA

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I am a highly motivated, creative, and hardworking individual. I enjoy the process and strive to find unique concepts and visuals in my work. I have learned that at the start of any project is the application of smart thinking. Listening, research, understanding the client, understanding the audience and seeing what competitors are doing are all important first steps.

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Feb 10, 2015|Graphic Design|Private|Completed
Jan 17, 2015|Corporate Identity Kit|Private|Completed
Nov 6, 2014|Illustration|Private|Working
Nov 6, 2014|Logos|Private|Completed

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Every company needs a capabilities brochure. I like to choose a pallet that re-enforces...
Lotus Solutions is a company that has an Indian heritage. They sell security devices,...
These pieces were done for a bank in order to fulfill legal requirements about full...
These were designed for smaller roadway signs. Their previous artwork had a lot of copy...
This company has frequent specials. These flyers are used for emailers, printed flyers...
This was part of a campaign to spark more of an emotional, warm and friendly feeling....
Waragi came out with a new label and bottle. I designed the poster on the left to be a...
I wanted to present a more emotional, personal aspect in these ads as research showed...
These were designed for a campaign to promote the benefits of having a land-line and...
The client came up with the Idea of using a traffic light. I wanted find a way for the...
A Tempting Offer—This telecom company had a new offer. If you signed up with them you...
I ran these campaigns from start to finish—coming up with ideas for promotion, finding...
These were for the launch of the first KFC in Uganda. I came up with the concepts, did...
These were for billboards so I wanted the images to be simple, eye-catching and with...
This company needed a logo and packaging for their paint. I designed and produced the...
Masterpiece is erp mining software. The site was built in WordPress with an accordion...
This design was for a campaign promoting the interaction between Spanish speaking and...
In this solution, I decided to use a circle. I wanted it to look like a trophy or award...
I like to explore the possibilities so I always come up with at least 3 options. That...
With so many ways a person can be contacted—Skype, email, Facebook, website, cell...
Logos don't always have to have a mark/icon. We can create successful logos using just...
This was for a gas company which can be a dry subject visually. I chose to use a shinny...

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Service Description

I have been working in Graphic design since graduating from Tyler School of Art in 1992. I enjoy the process and am passionate about good design and marketing solutions. I continue to learn new skills and keep up with all the latest technology. There is no project too large or too small. I am dedicated to be a good listener and give every client the best possible work through smart, conceptual solutions. Give me the opportunity to prove myself and I promise you will not be dissatisfied with the results.

I have always been involved in the arts taking painting lessons from the age of 5 throughout my high school years. I'm living my dream, my passion. When you are doing what you love, it hardly feels like work!

Logos & Corporate Branding
Business Cards, Letterhead, Envelopes, Pocket Folders
Brochures & Annual Reports
Tri-folds, Program Books & Posters
Advertisements, Sell Sheets, Marketing Flyers
Web Design and Building
Email Blasts and Web Banners
Direct Mail & Postcard Designs
Book & Magazine Design (both interiors and covers)
Photo Illustrations and Composites

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Art Director
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Marcolina Design, Inc., Consohocken, PA
Staff designer
1992 - 1993
Marcolina Design is a high profile computer graphics and illustration firm. Responsibilities included design and illustration of corporate publications and advertisements. Additional...


Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Bachelor of Fine Arts
- 1992
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