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Snap2Art

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Flag of South Africa Rustenburg, South Africa
Member since August, 2013

Business Experience: Management experience 10 years. Executive managerial experience, 6 years. Field: IT and LegalLegal Experience:Former Senior Legal Advisor. Experience in drafting of contracts and business related documentation, 20 years. Microsoft Programs: IT Lecturer at Tertiary College in Advanced Microsoft Office programs (like Excel, Word, MS Access, etc.) Writing: Published freelance poet, lyrics and short story writing (24 years). Writing own press releases as General Manager of country branch of Int. Co. Freelance journalist 2 years. Passed US English Level 3 (highest level) and UK level 1 on Freelancer.com. Freelance journalist for past 2 years. Photography: Hobbyist for 29 years, freelancer, journalistic and stock photographer (ShuttterStock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, iStock and 11 more) for past 6 years. Freelance journalistic photographer 2 years. Photoshop: Professional experienced photo manipulation and restorer, 6 years. Also design logos, banners, business cards, flyers and advertisements. Passed Photoshop Level 2 exam on Freelancer.com. The promise: If you assign your project to me, I become part of your team. Your concern is my concern and your business is my business and I will work closely with you till the desired result is reached. The guarantee: The project is not finished until you are satisfied that the job is completed and done to your satisfaction, within the scope of the project description. Note: I only bid on projects I am satisfied that I have the required know how and expertise to complete with success. If my bid is not high up on the bidders’ list, it is not due to a lack of experience, it is because of the limited time I have been working on Freelancer.com. Employer’s remarks on Freelance (visible in my portfolio): “Great freelancer. He was willing to make changes and understood my vision from the first draft. Will definitely use again!!! ” - Chantel450 – USA “ really professional work freelancer ” – Alex142 – Cyprus “ Charl was a warrior...very patient, hard-working, and willing to do whatever it took for complete customer satisfaction. Great first-timer employer experience with Freelancer.com. ” – adplus97 - USA “ Wonderful work, would definitely recommend Charl. ” uwera - Canada “ Great communication, patient as the project timeline changed multiple times, a talented freelancer! Definitely hire this guy! ” jessbretwedding – USA “ Professional,fast,patient,easy comunication..I recommend Charl to everybody,he is great freelance ” simonebarchef - Italy “ Charl, was an EXCELLENT sport and great to work with couple with his patience and understanding of the task. I will definitely hire him again.” Sbastien6 - USA "Great work done, very professional. Outstanding quality!" ysow91 - Singapore "110% - Fantastic - Exceptional - Thank You Charl" osana - osana - USA

4.9 / 5
5.4 / 10

@Snap2Art

  • 94%Jobs Completed
  • 95%On Budget
  • 95%On Time
  • 29%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Exams

  • Employer Orientation Top 1%
    90%
  • Freelancer Orientation Top 4%
    80%
  • Photoshop CS5 2 Top 4%
    85%
  • UK English 1 Top 8%
    85%
  • Numeracy 1 Top 32%
    92%
  • US English Level 3 Top 39%
    78%

Top Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop
  • Creative Writing
  • Slogans
  • Logo Design
  • Catch Phrases
  • Photo Editing
  • Photography
  • Anything Goes
  • Flyer Design
  • English (US)
  • Photoshop Design
  • Website Design
  • Excel
  • Articles
  • Advertisement Design
  • Creative Design
  • Freelance
  • Concept Design
  • Covers & Packaging
  • Brochure Design
  • Translation
  • Editing
  • Business Cards
  • Short Stories
  • Content Writing
  • Banner Design
  • Proofreading
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Speech Writing
  • T-Shirts
  • Pattern Making
  • Press Releases
  • Poster Design
  • Sticker Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Poetry
  • Brain Storming
  • History
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • Wikipedia
  • Communications
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Label Design
  • Package Design
+ show more

Recent Reviews

  • image of Skoshy 5 articles edited/rewritten $45.00 CAD

    “Have a good holiday!”

    Skoshy Flag of Canada 2 days ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Logo Design
    • Photoshop
    • Hire me
    • Slogans
    • Creative Writing
  • image of Skoshy Write some Articles $25.00 CAD

    “Great ability to understand concepts, make judgements of my style and intent and then shape and write articles simple and clearly from given text.”

    Skoshy Flag of Canada last week.
    • Articles
  • image of fioha design 2 posters $50.00 USD

    “Will hire again”

    fioha Flag of United States 2 weeks ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Icon Design
  • image of DMexpress Write a tag line/slogan $50.00 USD

    “Thanks Charl It was a pleasure working with you.”

    DMexpress Flag of United States 2 weeks ago.
    • Slogans
    • Creative Writing
    • Catch Phrases
  • image of Skoshy Write a tag line/slogan $30.00 CAD

    “Charl has the ability to understand concepts and needs you are trying to articulate and reflect it in his work within minutes. I recommend hoim to anyone who needs help with words.”

    Skoshy Flag of Canada 2 weeks ago.
    • Slogans
    • Creative Writing
    • Catch Phrases
  • image of wandiz Private Flyer Project for Snap2Art -- 2 R190.00 ZAR

    “I am satisfied with the quality of work for this gentleman, I will rehire him, over and over again.”

    wandiz Flag of South Africa 3 weeks ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Photoshop
    • Photoshop Design
    • Flyer Design

Experience

Photoshop/Photo Editing Expert

Aug 2007 - Dec 2013 (6 years)

Used various applications since 1990 to enhance my photos. Since 2007 been working on Photoshop to edit and manipulate photos and create images. Current version in use Photoshop CS5 (see exams passed at ) Have created posters and logos, inclusive of taking the original images, editing and doing the layout for companies. Please see samples in my portfolio.

IT Lecturer

Jan 2004 - Dec 2007 (3 years)

Lecturer in IT Programming, Business Computing Lecturing full time to college students Programming (JAVA, ) and Business Computing (MS Office Applications, Advanced Excel, Advanced MS Access). Lecturing after-hours Introduction to Personal Computing (IPC).

National Operations manager

Aug 1999 - Jun 2004 (4 years)

Responsible for all Operational aspects of company, inclusive of call center management, branch operational control, service level management, customer satisfaction, budget and staff management. Assisted in the creation of a national branch infrastructure, control systems and operational policies and procedures.

Operational Business Unit Manager

Apr 1997 - Jul 1999 (2 years)

Responsible for all operational issues within the Johannesburg and Northern Gauteng area, budget management and the management of the 374 staff members (6 managers and 7 supervisors) servicing the area.

Sales & Marketing Management

Oct 1993 - Mar 1997 (3 years)

Nationally responsible for all “value added services”, inclusive of on site staff, software maintenance, hardware sales (inclusive of international sourcing, import and pricing), help desks and the drafting and introduction of price lists and policies and procedures in respect of these services.

Senior Legal Advisor

Aug 1990 - Aug 1993 (3 years)

Supply of legal opinions to the Council, City Clark and all departments on request. Drafting of municipal regulations and legal submissions in respect of government acts and regulations. Drafting of all contracts required by the various departments. Till date still draft contracts and supply legal advice.

Publisher

Nov 1987 - Dec 1989 (2 years)

Publication of educational books and student manual for various colleges and universities. Relevant skills: Designed Book Covers Proofreading

Freelance Photographer

Jan 1982 - Dec 2013 (31 years)

Nature pictures bought and published by the National Department of Nature Conservation, RSA, from 1983 Currently doing Stack Photography with over 30 000 images on the internet (please see links to sample profiles in my portfolio). Also currently free lancing for local newspaper as press photographer.

Education

BLC (Law)

1982 - 1985 (3 years)

LLB (Law)

1986 - 1987 (1 year)

Sales Management

1994 - 1994 (1 month)

ICDL (IT)

2006 - 2006 (1 month)

Certifications

International Achiever (1994)

After receiving the Excellence Award for 4 years running, was awarded the top achiever award for the company in 1994.

Publications

Conserva 1983, 1984, 1985

Published nature pictures taken by Snap2Art in various articles published during this period.

Badges

  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • The Achiever

    Accept 50 projects.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Cap-tain!

    Reach the level 20 level cap!
  • Millenium Proposal

    Bid on 1000 projects.
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Artisan

    Submit 20 designs to contests which receive 4-star ratings.
  • US English Expert

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 3)
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • Deck the Halls

    Participated in the 2013 twelve days of Freelancer Festivities
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • King of the Hill

    Sponsor 50 bids.
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Essential Credentials

    Update your account details 100%
  • The Rocketeer

    Sponsor 20 bids.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Inspired

    Submit 10 designs to one or more contests.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • Top Gun

    Win a contest.
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • Millenium Proposal

    Bid on 1000 projects.
  • US English Expert

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 3)
  • Deck the Halls

    Participated in the 2013 twelve days of Freelancer Festivities
  • King of the Hill

    Sponsor 50 bids.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • The Achiever

    Accept 50 projects.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • The Cap-tain!

    Reach the level 20 level cap!
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Artisan

    Submit 20 designs to contests which receive 4-star ratings.
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • The Rocketeer

    Sponsor 20 bids.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Essential Credentials

    Update your account details 100%
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Inspired

    Submit 10 designs to one or more contests.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • Top Gun

    Win a contest.
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.