Valentin Manov

Valentin Manov

Logo / Identity / Brand & Print Design

Razlog, Bulgaria

$55.56/hr

(4.97)

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Overview

For over the past 6 years I've been working as a graphic designer and since that time I've dealt with various projects from different areas of business - Nutritional Supplements, IT Consulting companies, Software Development companies, Educational Programs, Insurance companies etc.

Expert in Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop, I produce designs that are memorable, simple and stand out. I believe that quality design and customer satisfaction is of most importance so I strive to produce designs …

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Work History & Feedback

Need expert aesthetic for last minute graphic job

7 hrs @ $88.89/hr
Earned $578
“I'm a bit conflicted about registering this review of Valentin Manov. To be honest, the selfish zero-sum gamer in me (which every now and then surfaces) is putting up quite a fight on this one: it's imploring me to keep my praise for Valentin a secret. After all, if everyone knew what he could do, then how ever would I gain access to his world-class skills – as I did last time – without any trouble; without having to wait in line, and at a reasonable cost???However, despite that dark instinct, my better conscience will simply not allow it, not after the great service he's performed for us. It'd be dishonesty of the lowest order if I failed to recognize how truly exceptional Valentin is as a contractor, as a designer, and as the kind of "overnight partner" you dream of having when you need to engage an outside contractor on a project of importance to your business.So if it's not already glaringly obvious, I'm a huge fan of Valentin Manov. This is evidenced both in the high-praise I'll lavish on his particular talents in a moment, but also in the fact that despite my company's having hired many many dozens of contractors over the past 3+ years of persistent ODesk use, I've never once personally attested to the high-skill of a contractor we've retained. That is, until now.Valentin is, hands-down, a truly excellent designer.I should clarify a belief of mine that most "designers" are, for the most part, completely ridiculous and have absolutely no business being in the design business much less holding themselves out to be artists. If you've ever invested your time and money in sourcing talent for so much as a single corporate identity project or site design, there's probably a not-small part of you that agrees with me. I'll leave it there for lack of time and instead get to the meat of my review. In doing so I'd like to outline a few of the primary benefits we consistently realized in working with Valentin:First off, Valentin speaks excellent English (this as you may know is a priceless attribute when you're trying to convey a squishy idea and need your designer picking up on not only the letter, but also the spirit of what it is you're trying to convey). Everyone these days is "fluent", you know 4 words of English, 4-stars, you know 5…eh, 5-stars it is. Not with Valentin, with him you get fluent.Valentin will very quickly "get", then help you sharpen your vision for the project. From there you can expect him to produce drafts on-time or ahead of schedule.If he doesn't nail it first-go, then you can take comfort in his being among the few great designers with thick enough skin to endure your fully candid input, feedback, and even critique (well founded or not), and he'll channel it to get you what you want on-time or ahead of schedule.So there you have it, my high level thoughts on Valentin. To be clear, I recommend Valentin without reservation, and further, I stand willing to supplement this endorsement should you have any questions not covered in this endorsement. Should that be the case please feel free to reach out to me personally. Best,Christian HunterSanta Barbara, California”

5.00

Graphic Design

23 hrs @ $70.00/hr
Earned $1,633
“Great work - thanks for being so flexible as scope changed!”

5.00

White Paper and Brochure Design

0 hrs @ $44.44/hr
Earned $667
“Valentin is a very talented designer. The quality of his work was outstanding and he was very cooperative and open to changes. I would definately work with him again.”

4.70

Designer for Software/IT Services company

34 hrs @ $55.56/hr
Earned $1,889
“Valentin hits the two most important needs. His designs, aside from being visually beautiful, are based on sales and marketing concepts. He worked long hours on our project, made countless corrections as needed and was very quick and responsive to questions and needs. There is no doubt we will be using him in the future.”

5.00

TOP WEB FREELANCERS NEEDED for FEEDBACK

1 hrs @ $15.00/hr
Earned $15
“He's just really really great!!”

5.00

Trendy Graphic Designer

33 hrs @ $27.78/hr
Earned $908
“Valentin is one of the best print designers I have ever worked with. He has a sharp eye for quality. I definitely recommend his work.”

4.70

Product Packing Layour Needed

33 hrs @ $55.56/hr
Earned $1,824
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Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Test

92

Adobe Photoshop 6.0

99

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Test

94

CorelDraw X3 Test

99

PC Graphics Test

93

Principles of Web Graphics Design Test

94

U.S. English Basic Skills Test

86

oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers

94