I am a multidisciplinary designer with a foundation in fine art. I have a bachelor’s degree in design and illustration and have been freelancing for close to ten years. My diverse work history has broadened my set of skills into many different areas of art and design. Although my skill set is vast, my greatest expertise is in the areas of UI/UX research and design, social media, brand identity design, content creation and print collateral. Through combining my knowledge and experience, my goal is to help clients capitalize on growth opportunities and create visuals that engage customers and drive a greater return on investment.
My goal is customer satisfaction. If you need to get something done - leave it to me. OS: Linux - expert, FreeBSD and Windows Server - proficient Cloud services: AWS, Rackspace SCM: Puppet, Ansible Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat Database servers: Mysql, Postgresql Atlassian: Jira, Confluence, Crowd, etc - the whole suite Monitoring: Nagios, Groundwork, Zabbix, Monit, Munin, Cacti Virtualization: Openvz, Vmware ESXi/server, Proxmox Mail servers: Zimbra, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot Backups: Bacula, duplicity, rsnapshot High availability: Corosync/Pacemaker, DRBD Other: standard network services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, SVN/Git, http proxy, jabber, VPN, backups, monitoring etc), firewalls and routers (iptables, iproute, VLAN, bridging, bonding). Performance optimization: Magento, Wordpress, etc.
As a professional graphic designer I have more than a decade experience in branding, identities, packaging, print, environmental graphics, publications, website design. I consider myself as a highly positive person capable to provide a mind-blowing designs with simple and bold approach. I have my experience gained from serving a wide variety of clients from all around the Europe and projects taken for some of Macedonian’s largest companies and government institutions. I'm focused on building long term relationships with my clients by meeting all their requirements and individual needs, and treating them as a partner in the process.
Over the last five years, building up on my experience of information systems, relational databases, and Object Oriented Programming, I have developed and maintained proprietary web applications combining a PHP or JSP backend, rich media, and responsive frontends using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Bootstrap, Backbone, as well as a number of other frameworks. I have also worked frequently with either Java or Adobe Flex, on both the backend and frontend. I am completely fluent with either Drupal, or WordPress, and have developed and marketed premium items for the WordPress platform. I also have experience with more specific environments such as Facebook, Android, or Google App Engine. My primary competence lies in complete end-end management of web development projects, and leveraging the power of distributed systems to offset your costs, while increasing the efficiency of your organization. I want to build the web or mobile application you, or your business has been dreaming of. Because I can.
My objective is to collaborate with my clients to produce exceptional design and quality production in a cost effective and time sensitive manner. With over 20 years of experience both in the corporate world and as a small business professional, I know what it's like to be under pressure to get the job done right, on time, and within budget. I am there to assist you in any way possible. I have experience designing everything from postcards and single page sell sheets, to 300 page catalogs, magazines, brochures and websites. I produce great designs but also make sure all jobs are built right and checked completely before release.
I create plans and models for entrepreneurs and startups. My documents help them pitch to investors, banks, and potential business partners. Many of my clients are founders, organizations and companies seeking to create business and marketing plans, business models, full pitch decks or online presentations. Among my past clients I have financial institutions, food distribution companies, entertainment start-ups, media websites and green energy companies, plus many nonprofit organizations. My best clients are the ones with new and disruptive ideas. In my process I ask many questions, do a lot of research, propose new ideas, explore diverse channel of distribution, provide a lot of graphics, create models using a canvas business model system, run numbers and create financial projections. At the end, I do everything I can to create useful and powerful documents for my clients. "OFF-LINE" I have my own business consulting firm working from New York City, (EST) but available around the clock. I have an MPA from Cornell University (USA) and I speak English and Spanish. ----- MY PHILOSOPHY on writing business plan is simple: every business plan is unique and every client deserves a professional and timely service. I do not over promise, I do what I said I will do. Simple. Some business and marketing plans are designed to get a loan from a bank, others to get potential investors excited about a project. Most of the time is a tool to raise money, but all the time should be an instrument to guide your future. In my work I get inspiration from big angel and venture capitalist firms, such as the giant investor Sequoia Capital; that has invested in companies like Apple, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Yahoo!, Atari, Kayak, Zappos, and LinkedIn. I always suggest my potential clients to read what they are asking from people that want to get funds from them: www.sequoiacap.com/ideas They are not asking for a 100-page business plan. They believe that the best founders are clear thinkers. ----- MY PROCESS is also simple. I start with your ideas and your initial data and work until you are completely satisfied. I want to invite you to see my process of writing business plans here: http://goo.gl/ugB0l1 Before you hire me I give you a very clear plan of what I will do for you, step by step, with a feasible timetable. Again, I do not over-promise, I do what I said I will do. By hours, this is a breakdown of my typical development process: 1) Business Consulting (2-6 hours) 2) Market (Research and Plan) (4 to 8 hours) 3) Financials (4 to 10 hours) - 3 to 5 years of Sales, Profit & Loss, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet forecasts. 4) Writing (8 to 16 hours) - following the format of California VC firm Sequoia Capital and adding charts, maps, graphics, etc., to clarify your business pitch. My tools are 1)Internet for research, 2) Skype for communication, 3) ASANA to organize my work, 4) Excel to plot all financial projections, 5) PowerPoint to design pitch decks, and 6) a few RedBulls to work overnight and on time. Everything will start with a Skype chat and we go from there. ----- TERMS I work around your budget. I know that startups are not cash cows. Because every plan is unique, I like to discuss final payment terms during the interview process. My original bid is a guide for the client, and is based, usually, on a week of work (about 40 hours). Depending on the nature, format and stage of your business project, my work could take about a week and in some cases several weeks. My hourly rate is $80, and usually will take me 20 to 40 hours of work to develop a comprehensive plan. If you hire me as a fixed rate contract, I operate on a 3-payment basis. The first 20% is due at project start, a second payment of 40% at an agreed upon middle milestone, and the final 40% upon completion of the project. ------- SAMPLES Looking for samples of my work? Here is a list of some of my past projects: IT service start-up in Germany, data center in Uganda, online food service platform in Brazil, crowdfunding site in California, niche social network in the UK, nonprofit in Mozambique, real estate fund in Taiwan, TV production company in Los Angeles, agro-business in Nigeria, entertainment company in Holland, publishing service in Spain, beverage company in the UK, entrepreneurial education center in Dubai, pharmaceutical start up in Lebanon, electric company in Saudi Arabia, and several iOS native app start-up in Australia, Ukraine, Puerto Rico and USA. Sample Business plan - http://goo.gl/4AUmUy Sample Pitch Deck - http://goo.gl/YcIMWa If you request a connection via Linkedin you can see past clients’ recommendations here: www.linkedin.com/in/josebello ----- FINAL NOTE: If you do not hire me, let me wish you good luck in your future business. Keep it up and dream big. Jose
Top-notch web scraping expert using PHP/cURL, having scraped hundreds of sites with millions records. Always deliver perfect quality with quick turnaround. Crunchbase, Twitter, oGame, Washington EDU, Craigslist and Yipit are just a few examples. My major expertise is Web crawling, data minning, Wordpress plugin and theme development with PHP/MySQL. I have a degree in Computer System & Engineering and have 14 years experience coding. I am interested in solving complex challenges, difficult problem solving, and learning to enhance my programming skills. I have been working in the hosting industry (Hostgator, GoDaddy, Bluehost) for more than 8 years and highly experienced using hosting software such as WHM/CPanel/Plesk/Virtuozzo/Webmin/Virtualmin. Technical background; I began programming on C64s with QBasic language in the 1990s. Following graduation, I developed various programs with Borland Delphi for computing hardware faculty from 2000s, and I am still programming for RS232 / OBDII. I professionally created various web development projects with PHP and Perl languages since 2002. I began working with Linux and FreeBSD in 2003 and I have been working as an admin for various servers like Debian and Ubuntu operating systems since 2005. I have founded to BACOMputer, which my first company on 2005, and I am still working as a software developer for my own company. I have created almost 250 web sites which are hosted in my re-seller account, and I can provide web hosting services also. You may easily reach some of website samples in my portfolio. I began working with clients through oDesk since 2009, and I have successfully completed many contracts between 2010 - 2014. The subjects of my recently works; ° Web scrapping / mail scrapping with PHP/cURL. My PHP codes also can be run as standalone programs on the linux shell and/or with crontab. ° OpenVPN authentication systems ° Creating Wordpress plugins and themes. HTML to Wordpress. ° PHP-MySQL works / Admin Panels. ° Delphi or PHP based text file conversion programs. * OPEN-WRT Linux distributions. ° Hosting services and transfers. ° Malware code cleaning on the sites and servers. (I have developed my own tools for finding malicious codes and infected files as quickly and efficiently) ° Decompiling/Tracing Flash applications/games. ° Radio, Audio stream program installations and configurations. Shoutcast, Icecast and Flashcast solutions. ° Software installation on Linux. Ftp servers, Apache, Nginx, PHP and MySQL installations/configurations. ° jQuery and resolving jQuery issues and conflicts. ° JWplayer, Flowplayer video player installations and delayed messages/auto redirecting projects ° Lightbox, Greybox, Laytbox and other jQuery (auto) popup solutions. ° .htaccess works (Mass redirections, SEO based links, permalinks)
SENIOR UI and UX DESIGNER | Interaction DESIGNER | WEB DESIGN | BRANDING and Identity Photoshop Guru / Illustrator Master / 3D enthusiast / Photography lover. Pedantic attention to details. From concept to final product design, branding, planning services and prototyping. Skills: 1. UI/UX Design. 2. Web Design. 3. Applications Design 4. Mobile applications Design 3. Planning, Wireframing 4. Prototyping 5. Logo/Branding 6. Print Design 7. 3D Rendering 8. HTML - beginner 9. CSS - beginner 10. Java Script / jQuery - beginer 11. Bootstrap - beginner Software I Use: 1. Adobe Photoshop 2. Adobe Illustrator 3. Adobe inDesign 4. CorelDraw 5. Cinema 4D 6. Axure RP - interactive prototyping 7. Adobe Edge Reflow - responsive website simulations I'm available for all kind of small or big projects. I prefer to work full time and create next big product. If your next project includes something like: Planing > Sketching > Brainstorming > Low fidelity wireframes > High fidelity wireframes > Prototypes > Pixel perfect final Renderings , please contact with me. Personal Portfolio: http://simeonkartov.com/ Behance Profile: https://www.behance.net/skartov Thanks!
I am seeking a challenging role to utilize my proven project management (Software design, development and deployment), software design and development(VISUAL BASIC.NET, VISUAL C#.NET, ASP.NET, SQL, AJAX, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, SMARTY, CodeIgnitor, RoR, AS 2.0, 3.0, Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal), system and network administration(SQL SERVER 2000, 2005, 2008, WINDOWS SERVER 2000, 2003, 2008) skills with devotion and responsibility to consciously contribute to the client’s satisfaction.