*NOTICE: It's come to my attention that another "designer" named Alan Hurt (https://www.odesk.com/users/Storyteller-Designer-Entrepreneur_~01e0670e8627f070bc?tot=12&pos=0) has blatantly plagiarized my profile information both on eLance & oDesk, and possibly more of my intellectual
*NOTICE: It's come to my attention that another "designer" named Alan Hurt (https://www.odesk.com/users/Storyteller-Designer-Entrepreneur_~01e0670e8627f070bc?tot=12&pos=0) has blatantly plagiarized my profile information both on eLance & oDesk, and possibly more of my intellectual property or that of other contractors. It's important for both clients and contractors alike to be aware of such nefarious individuals and IP theft.*
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Native English speaker, born & raised in the USA with 10+ years of experience in project management, graphic design, business development, and marketing communications. I work only with the best oDesk clients and provide top-quality results to match. I'm more than just a graphic designer -- I have a keen understanding of business plans, operations, & marketing objectives. I have a business degree from one of the top schools in America and have spent a long time honing both my business and design skills. In addition, I've spent more than half a decade living & working abroad. I maintain an active location-independent practice and I'm comfortable collaborating with clients from all over the world. Bottom line: I produce clean, engaging, and compelling pieces designed for conversion and to add high value to your business.
I work with startups (from high tech to high fashion), corporations, consultants, legal & medical professionals, and small business owners on a variety of presentation design projects. I always take a collaborative approach with each client, working closely with you to understand your specific project needs and to make sure I capture your vision as effectively as possible. Before we start a project, I always like to have an initial consultation to find out about you, your business, and your project as well as to tell you about myself and my working style. A good project is the result of a good partnership, so I choose my clients very carefully and always strive for the best results.
Here's an overview of my skill set and expertise:
Presentation and Pitch Deck Design
- I create custom pitch decks and branded presentations for startups, consultants, business professionals and corporations. My speciality is minimal, flat design in the style of modern UI/UX interfaces, however I have a wide range of designs and can work with you to find your best themes.
- Themes and Templates: Presentation theme design and custom master templates.
- Screen Mock-Ups: I can layer imagery for your app or product into any number of conventional hardware models, such as iPhone 5, iPad, etc.
- Custom Images: Creating custom graphics, icons, and other images to include in your pitch deck and enhance your presentation.
- Custom Infographics: Using a combination of text, images, and expert styling, I can create smart infographics to help visualize your data and other highly technical subject matter.
- I prefer to design on Powerpoint and PDF, but am well versed in other platforms such as Prezi, Keynote, Slideshare.
In addition, I have a wide array of computer application proficiency, such as:
* MS Office Suite including:
- Premium Powerpoint Design. Professional branding and deck development including custom animations
- Advanced Excel functions including pivot tables, visual basic, and custom formulas
* Google Docs & Forms
* Adobe Photoshop
* Adobe InDesign
* Axure RP
* Project management through the cloud: Dropbox, Google Drive, Copy, Box, etc.
Multimedia and Web Technologies Experience (with regards to presentations):
* Wordpress (Knowledge of wordpress themes and structure for images, slideshows, and related graphic elements)
* Mailchimp (Design of templates and images)
* Social Media Management (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, etc. including management applications such as Hootsuite)
* Wufoo and related form creation platforms
* HTML & CSS proficient
* Prezi, Slideshare, Keynote & Powerpoint
* Deck.JS and HTML presentation applications.
I am a diligent and trustworthy professional and provide premium services to enhance the value of your business. I look forward to your inquiry!