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Margaret S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 18, 2014

Margaret S.

Copywriting, Advertising Concept, Graphic Design
   United States
  |   Blairsville, GA
  |  12:03 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $40

I am a creative designer and wordsmith who enjoys telling the "story" through compelling copy, concept and visuals.
I have a BS degree in Advertising and over 20 years of experience in the field. My background is in Design, Campaign Concept, Copy Writing and Journalism. I have agency experience, and have designed and written for monthly magazines and weekly newspapers. I'm recently back in the world of freelance and ready to go to work for you.

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Portfolio

Small local bank was trying to position themselves against larger banks. The guy liked...
Another dog ad to help position this small local bank against the big guys. Emphasis on...
Another dog ad to help position this small local bank against the big guys. Emphasis on...
Another ad defining the small bank difference.
designed large format banner for tradeshow display.
Came up with concept copy and and design for this piece
2 sided real estate flyer advertising a luxury property.
This flyer was promoting a new app for beauty salons to increase customer interaction.
Wrote and designed this brochure highlighting a treetop adventure park that wanted to...
Inside panels of a brochure I designed and wrote to attract kid parties business.
The preliminary design for a flyer advertising mobile website design
Created this ad to showcase the staff and capabilities of this practice. Had fun with...
Designed and wrote the copy for a physician advertising the benefits of Hormone...
Came up with the concept headline and designed this piece to encourage sales for mobile...
Different logos designed over the years.
This is a self-promo, I would love to break into the realm of ebooks but haven't had...
First of a series of "stages" ads, plan for your future, start when they are...
2nd in "stages" series, planning for college.
3rd in "stages" series, planning for a wedding.
Generic ad "work hard, save hard"
This ad came out around the 4th of July,
Emphasizing professional portfolio planning.
One of many press releases written for a modular manufacturer, this one about a new...
http://www.panelbuilt.com/news/press-releases/panel-built-attends-modex-2012
This release was written from the modular manufacturer's perspective, but was picked up...
http://tomgraves.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=257057
An example of "cause oriented" marketing, also a genuine outreach by this...
http://www.panelbuilt.com/general/giving-back

Skills (11)

Tested
Creative Writing
Graphic Design
Content Writing
Quark Xpress
Adobe Photoshop
Email campaigns
Constant Contact
Sales
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Microsoft PowerPoint
English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I will work quickly and inexpensively to create exceptional publications, ad design or copy. I LISTEN, and usually have an intuitive grasp of what a client is looking for. I have years of experience in advertising, as well as magazine, newspaper and newsletter design. I will not be finished until the job is completed to your satisfaction.

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Employment

Panel Built, Inc.
Marketing Manager
2006 - 2012
Responsible for website updating, wrote and designed product literature, promotional materials and company newsletter. Product photography, press releases, social media, e-mail blasts. Follow up...
Union Sentinel
Graphic Artist, Photographer, Reporter
2003 - 2006
All-encompassing position included reporting and photography for a local weekly newspaper, as well as design, layout, advertising concept, copywriting and sales.
Boomer Times & Senior Life
Graphic Artist
1997 - 2002
Advertising design and page layout for a monthly South Florida based magazine targeting seniors and baby boomers.
Women's Business Journal
Editor
1996 - 1996
Provided original design for this publication, as well as editing, writing, layout and advertising sales.

Education

University of Florida
BS in Advertising
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Keywords

Advertising design
campaigns
newsletters
graphic design
copywriting
flyers
brochures
copy writing
logo design
typesetting
campaign concept
corporate identity
marketing
sales letters
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