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Vernon Brookins | Elance
 
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Vernon Brookins

I design with photography and write with design.
   United States
  |   Chicago, IL
  |  7:46 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

More than fifteen years ago, I began writing to complement some photos. Using this combination, I was able to earn my first, publication credit. My photography and writing credentials include technical, photographic articles; a martial arts article; numerous, research papers; finalist status in a national, photographic contest; and more than 200 articles in an online newspaper. My current status as contributor to the online newspaper requires that I supply photos for every article that I write. Some of my articles have photos and videos.

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Dec 6, 2014|Graphic Design|$15|Completed
Jun 12, 2014|Photography|$35|Completed
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Apr 25, 2014|Presentations|$20|Completed
Apr 11, 2014|Other - Design|$40|Completed

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Portfolio

This is the smog coupon that I designed for a client in California.
This is the inside of a six-panel brochure.
This is a dynamic, full-page ad for the fictional Vanadium Corporation.
Only intellectual types are invited to this disco. (The disc is intentionally off-center.)
This flyer dynamically uses a tiger's colors (dark orange, white and black) for...
Sociology consists of gender, race, culture, etc..
This is a b&w photo suitable for a transportation related brochure, flyer, etc. The...
Winter has taken its toll on this park's, drinking fountain.
Copper (Cu) is a common, chemical element. This is a close-up of a copper plaque...
Sometimes, some very strange people come to dinner.
Proper lighting is essential for good portraiture.
In this special effects photo, the wine glass has just about disappeared.
This is a closeup of the line of scrimmage in a high school football game.
This magnolia blossom is magnificent.
Ancient Egyptian architecture is all about pyramids.
The main, fantastical continent is Atlantis.
I created this dynamic, home page by incorporating photography and graphic design.
This is how an inner page within the Thailand Travel site should appear.
Incorporating surrealism and graphic design, I created this site.
This is a sample, website, home page for a cartoonist.
This floral referential website has 15, internal links.
This is the CD, jacket/cover for the Piano Tuner, a fictional musician.
This is a hypothetical cover for a book about triangles.
This is a full, sample, book jacket.
This is the cover for a book of the bibliography of 5, science-fiction writers.

Skills (12)

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Photography
Photography Certification
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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Test
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Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator CS3 Test
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Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign CS3 Test
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2010 Test
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Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Test
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Translation English French
English To French Translation Skills Test
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English-Spanish Translation
English To Spanish Translation Skills Test
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English
English Speaking Test
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Computer Skills
Computer Skills Test
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Service Description

I am an independent contractor with myself as the sole employee. Using my 25+ years of photographic experience, I design brochures, book covers, flyers, websites (simple only), logos, banners, CD/DVD jackets, calendars, slide show presentations, edit videos, enhance photos, etc. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2003. I use extensively Photoshop CC (2014), Illustrator CC (2014), Acrobat XI, InDesign CC (2014), After Effects CC (2014), Audition CC (2014) and Premiere Pro CC (2014). I also use Microsoft Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Excel 2010 and Publisher 2010.

Since logos and banners are often uniquely associated with companies' reputations, I am willing to assign "all rights" to these graphic design types. However, the client should be prepared to pay proportionately for such rights; payments for "all rights" are always higher than licensing one-time rights.

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Employment

Self-employed
Owner
2004 - Present
Since my graduation from Barton College in 2003, I have been doing part-time and full-time work in photography, graphic design and writing.
Barton College
Darkroom & Computer Lab Attendant
2001 - 2003
As a Barton College darkroom attendant I added to my already extensive knowledge of film developing and printing. As a computer lab attendant, I gained valuable insight into digital photography.
Self-employed
Owner
1996 - 1998
Doing photography part-time, I attempted to license my extensive, stock photos.
Empire Photography
Photographer
1981 - 1983
While having a full-time position not related to photography or the arts; I photographed high school graduates on a part-time basis for this company.

Education

Barton College
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
2001 - 2003

Keywords

photography
graphic design
video
presentations
flyers
brochures
logos
banners
postcards
email
newsletters
digital image editing
page design
book design
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