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Xan R. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 13, 2010

Xan R.

Darn cute and funny writing genius
   United States
  |   Boulder, CO

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

Brilliantly creative, dazzling genius of a writer and intensely thorough researcher has never missed a deadline and always gets rave reviews from clients.

Also an award-wining portrait photographer with an uncanny ability to capture her subject's personality.

Also a graphic artist with an uncanny ability to capture a company's personality with an iconic logo and business presence.

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May 1, 2009|Creative Writing|$199|Completed
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Mar 16, 2009|Logos|$50|Completed
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Mar 9, 2009|Logos|$100|Completed
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Portfolio

EMS creates energy efficiency systems and solar systems for residences. They wanted a...
Acoustic Visions is a very high-tech, high-dollar company who needed a simple logo with...
Doghouse Studios is my own photography studio. I wanted the logo to be clean and...
A subsidiary company to Acoustic Visions, they wanted to incorporate some of the same...
Best-selling t-shirt design on CafePress and Zazzle
Relax, he's doing the best he can
Behave or else
These Wizard of Oz themed things seem to fly off the shelves like flying monkeys
All you need is Lab Love. Warholized poster for dog charity event
Lovely Fiona the Chihuahua. For more photos go to www.DoghouseStudios.com
His name is actually Sherlock. He's a mascot for a Private Investigator. For more...
White Dog contemplates life
Is there anything cuter than Dachsund's wrinkly paws? For more photos go to...
The intensity of those gold eyes would give Edward Cullen a run for his money
In perfect unison
There was actually a fourth one who didn't want to pose with siblings.
Ferdinand the Great Dane pup. For more photos go to www.DoghouseStudios.com
Golden Retriever puppy or seal pup?
The intensity of those gold eyes would give Edward Cullen a run for his money
Golden Retriever puppy or seal pup?
The Core's Ladies
My gorgeous daughter - that's fact, not bias
Flying high on her trampoline
Can't remember which name goes with which critter
Two lovely little blondes

Skills (4)

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Adobe Illustrator CS3 Test
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Doghouse Studios is a conglomeration of all my creative outlets. It is a photography, writing, graphic and fine arts studio.

As a photographer, I create award-winning and often hilarious portraits of pooches with personality. Currently compiling book of whimsical dog portraits coupled with original, charming poems. Photos have been featured on 9News, in 5280 Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine and Boulder Magazine and are used in several national print ads.

As a writer and graphic artist I create advertising, marketing materials and newsletters for clients such as The Core Pilates Studio, PC's Pantry and Acoustic Visions. I am also writing how to books on a variety of ridiculous but extremely useful topics.



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Employment

Examiner.com
Columnist: Pets Examiner
2009 - Present
Write 3-10 informative, engaging and often humorous articles per week about all things pet-related.
Doghouse Studios
Owner, Photographer, Writer, Graphic & Fine Artist
1999 - Present
As a photographer, I create award-winning portraits of pooches with personality. Currently compiling book of whimsical dog portraits coupled with original, charming poems. Photos have been featured...
Acoustic Visions
Co-founder and Queen of Marketing
1995 - 2000
Served as Queen of Marketing and Public Relations for renowned home automation firm. Designed graphics and wrote copy for all advertising and industry-related articles. Published articles in...
NATA News, National Athletic Trainers' Association
Assistant Editor
1993 - 1995
Editor, writer and proofreader for the monthly trade publication.
FAO Schwarz Toy Store
Assistant Manager
1991 - 1993
Having become disillusioned with the advertising world, decided to try the honest, integrity-laden world of retail sales. Also Lindsay Place Children's Clothing Boutique and Enchanted Forest Books...
Russell & Russell Advertising
Graphic Artist and Copywriter
1991 - 1991
Promoted to Art Director after two months, then fired for pointing out the frequent and blatant copyright infringements perpetrated by agency's owners.

Education

University of North Texas
Bachelor of Science in Advertising, School of Journalism
1984 - 1991
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humorous creative writer
graphic artist
photographer
photoshop
illustrator
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