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ykoons

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Member since May, 2013

I am a seasoned graphic/web designer with over 20 years of experience in design and print. I design anything and everything! Please send me an email with questions or comments.

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@ykoons

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  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • N/ARepeat Hire Rate

Recent Exams

  • US English Level 1 Top 7%
    98%
  • Photoshop CS5 1 Top 14%
    75%
  • UK English 1 Top 26%
    75%
  • Numeracy 1 Top 32%
    92%

Top Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Flyer Design
  • Banner Design
  • Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Format & Layout
  • Photoshop Design
  • Advertisement Design
  • Website Design
  • Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Photoshop
  • Typography
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Print
  • Stationery Design
  • Photo Editing
  • Concept Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Covers & Packaging
  • Templates
  • Business Cards
  • Brochure Design
  • T-Shirts
  • Icon Design
  • Poster Design
  • Sticker Design
  • Invitation Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Post-Production
  • Pre-production
  • Landing Pages
+ show more

Recent Reviews

  • image of InezV Design an advertisement for in a magazine $55.00 USD

    “Very professional designer. Communication was excellent and always with a fast response. Made changes to the design immediately and with good results. Outstanding experience.”

    InezV Flag of Belgium 1 year ago.
    • Advertisement Design
  • image of jenaudette Muir Boosters $32.00 USD

    “Exceeded time frame and expectations. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!”

    jenaudette Flag of United States 1 year ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Flyer Design
    • Hire me
  • image of Elkhunter1 Design Realtor Marketing Postcards $290.00 USD

    “Wonderful Designs! Would hire again.”

    Elkhunter1 Flag of United States 1 year ago.
    • Flyer Design
    • Graphic Design
  • image of canadianguy Promotional postcard $88.00 USD

    “Yvonne was great, will rehire :) 10/10”

    canadianguy Flag of Canada 1 year ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Flyer Design
  • image of caravancompany Convert Boring Word Doc Product Instruction Manual into Professional Looking Booklet Suitable for Printing $83.00 AUD

    “An excellent experience with a highly skilled and professional graphic designer. The communication was pleasant and productive and the result was exactly what I had in mind. I would not hesitate to rehire and I happily recommend to others.”

    caravancompany Flag of Australia 1 year ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Banner Design
    • Illustrator
    • Format & Layout
    • Photoshop Design
  • image of matejv Annual report / DTP, design execution in Indesign $199.00 USD

    “Yvonne was great! Patient, professional, responsive and fast. Communication was perfect. I hope I'll have another chance to work with her!”

    matejv Flag of Austria 1 year ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Adobe InDesign

Experience

Senior Graphic Designer/Sales Associates

Feb 2008

Meet with clients to discuss project goals. Responsible for all graphic design -- manipulation and selection of images and placement of text -- providing the client with at least three designs to chose from, all of these designs having been created with the target audience and the client's goals being kept in mind. I operate both Mac and PC platforms and cross-platform if necessary. I daily use the following software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Quark Xpress, Preps, Publisher,

Senior Graphic Designer

May 2007 - Feb 2008 (9 months)

Responsible for all graphic design -- manipulation and selection of images and placement of text -- providing the client with at least three designs to chose from, all of these designs having been created with the target audience and the client's goals being kept in mind. I operated both Mac and PC platforms and cross-platformed if necessary. I daily used the following software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Quark Xpress, Publisher, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.. I used the work-flow

Graphic Designer / Prepress Technician

Mar 2007 - May 2007 (2 months)

Met with clients to discuss project goals. Responsible for all graphic design -- manipulation and selection of images and placement of text -- providing the client with at least three designs to chose from, all of these designs having been created with the target audience and the client's goals being kept in mind. I operated both Mac and PC platforms and cross-platformed if necessary. I daily used the following software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Quark Xpress, Publisher, Word

Senior Graphic Designer / Prepress Supervisor

Aug 2001 - Nov 2005 (4 years)

Met with clients to discuss project goals. Responsible for all graphic design -- manipulation and selection of images and placement of text -- providing the client with at least three designs to chose from, all of these designs having been created with the target audience and the client's goals being kept in mind. I operated both Mac and PC platforms and cross-platformed if necessary. I daily used the following software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Quark Xpress, Publisher, Wor

Layout Artist

Mar 1998 - Aug 1998 (5 months)

Responsible for the layout of individual pages of the daily newspaper using paper and wax past-up method. Worked in a fast-paced environment with a lot of pressure to meet deadlines. Responsible for past-up of classified section which meant being at work very early sunday morning in order to meet deadline. Also worked on front page past-up which is the ultimate in deadline pressure as the front page was usually a work in progress and changed several times during the course or the day.

Prepress Jorneyman

Jul 1992 - Aug 1999 (7 years)

Responsible for all duties associated with the prepress department: Stripping (image assembly - film arranged in signatures on mylar flats); Contacting and duplicating; Electronic Prepress (file prep and film output - used QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, TrapWise, Color Central and RamPage work-flow system); outputting film using the Imagesetter. Also responsible for all platemaking duties, Misomex machine (programming and set-up) and flat-frame plating.

Certifications

null (2009)

Attended the USPS Mail Piece Design Seminar.

Certificate of Completion (1992)

Graphic Arts Certificate of Completion

Publications

Weddings Year Round Magazine

Full design and layout of magazine from supplied WORD documents and images. Image re-touch. 64 pages, Full Color, Full Bleed. This magazine has a tight deadline, I design it in one weekend, with changes following the next two days.

SPLASH! Magazine

Full color, full bleed magazine...designed from supplied WORD document and images. Image re-touch.

Badges

  • Simply the Best

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

    Accept 50 projects.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • The Bestower

    Award 10 contests.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • Lightning Employment

    Award 30 projects within 24 hours of posting
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • Speedy Hire

    Award 15 projects within 24 hours of posting
  • The Deal-Closer

    Get awarded 95% of projects (for over 5 projects)
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Full Service

    Successfully complete a contest, then use the design to complete a project.
  • The Selector

    Award 1 contest.
  • Contest Host

    Post a contest.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • Insta-Hire

    Use Hire Me to employ a Freelancer.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • Top Gun

    Win a contest.
  • The Inspired

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

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • The Rocketeer

    Sponsor 20 bids.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Down but Not Out!

    Re-sponsor your bid after being outbid.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • Proven Identity

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

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • Lightning Employment

    Award 30 projects within 24 hours of posting
  • The Deal-Closer

    Get awarded 95% of projects (for over 5 projects)
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Simply the Best

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

    Accept 50 projects.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • The Bestower

    Award 10 contests.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • Speedy Hire

    Award 15 projects within 24 hours of posting
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Full Service

    Successfully complete a contest, then use the design to complete a project.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • The Rocketeer

    Sponsor 20 bids.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Selector

    Award 1 contest.
  • Contest Host

    Post a contest.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Insta-Hire

    Use Hire Me to employ a Freelancer.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • Top Gun

    Win a contest.
  • The Inspired

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

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Down but Not Out!

    Re-sponsor your bid after being outbid.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • Proven Identity

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

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method