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About bcartist

Top Coder Competition Ranking
# 32 of 50,770

Raw Score Total: 54,430.89
Name:  bcartist
(see 41 ratings)
  in Vancouver, British Columbia

Seller / Coder Rating:  9.98 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  Jun 12, 2002 5:51:00 AM EDT
Last Logged In:  Aug 25, 2003 2:38:14 AM EDT
Jobs Started:  54
Jobs Completed:  53
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Areas Of Expertise: 

* Software Graphics: XP Icons, Mac OS X Icons, splash screens, buttons, headers.
* Web Graphics: Custom site design, web templates, logos, banners, buttons, icons, software boxes.
* Print: Marketing material, brochures, postcards, bookmarks, posters, CD covers, software boxes, book covers and interiors.
* Other Graphics:  Logos, illustration, graphic retouching, photo retouching, photography.
* Programming: HTML, CSS.

* Adobe Illustrator
* Adobe Photoshop
* Macromedia Flash
* Adobe Imageready
* Macromedia Fireworks
* Adobe Acrobat
* Adobe Premiere
* Macromedia Dreamweaver
* QuarkXpress
* Adobe Pagemaker
* Microangelo Studio
* Gif Movie Gear
* Axialis Icon Workshop

If you are interested in seeing samples of my work please contact me and I will send you a link to my portfolio.


Freelance Graphic Artist, Vancouver BC
January 2001 - Present
* Currently work full-time as a freelancer for various clients from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and various other locations.
* Design custom graphics for software applications including icons, splash screens, banners, and software boxes.
* Graphics for websites including page designs, logos, icons, and banners.
* Design marketing materials including brochures, flyers, sell sheets, postcards, and bookmarks.
* Print design services including book covers, book interiors, business cards, and letterheads.
* Provide photo retouching services including photo restoration, montages, and color correction.
* Convert graphics from raster/bitmap format to vector format.
* Demonstrate excellent time management skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and good communication skills.

Graphic Designer,
Plexcentric Corporation, Walnut Creek CA,
August 2002 - Present
* Interior page design, page layouts, graphics, and photo retouching for a 128 page cookbook.
* Designed the look-and-feel and graphics for 2 websites.
* Updated the websites as needed.
* Designed a logo, business cards, letterhead, and envelope.
* Designed a brochure and bookmark as marketing material.
* Currently designing prototypes for a new book idea.

Image Technician, VRX , Vancouver BC,
July 2000 - January 2001

* Created content for B2B e-commerce website
* Enhanced the quality of thousands of panoramic photographs using Adobe Photoshop.
* Gained experience and training in panoramic photography using Nikon 950 and 990 digital cameras.
* Learned how to use MGI Photovista to stitch digital photographs into virtual tours for use on the web.
* Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.

Graphic Artist, ReallyThere, Westbank BC,
January 2000 - June 2000

* Updated the company's website by uploading content, designing new pages, and editing HTML.
* Designed website templates including graphics and HTML.
* Used Adobe Photoshop to retouch and improve the quality of digital photos.
* Learned how to use IPIX software to build virtual tours.
* Trained other graphic artists in Photoshop for photo retouching.

Freelance Artist, Kelowna BC, 
September 1998 - December 1999
* Worked part-time on various projects while finishing my degree.
* Website design including graphics and HTML.
* Art and illustration.


Vancouver Film School, Vancouver BC, February 2002 - April 2002
Part-Time Studies

-- Macromedia Flash
* Gained the skills to create 2D animation in Flash.
* Learned how to create and deliver fast-loading interactive animations, buttons, graphics and sound for the web.
-- 3D Studio Max
* Learned the basic concepts of 3D animation, including modeling objects, materials, lighting, and movement.
* Applied new skills to individual animation projects including an animated logo, a walk cycle, and a fly-through of a nightclub.

Okanagan University College, Kelowna BC, Sept. 1993 - June 1994, Sept. 1996 - June 1999
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
* Developed a personal artistic style through courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography.
* Concentrated on computer graphics and animation in senior year.
* Participated in critiques of my own and other student's work.
* Exhibited work in several group art exhibitions.
* Attended lectures given by top professionals in the art industry.

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, September 1994 - June 1996
Arts Program
* Studio art courses including photography, drawing, and painting.
* Academic courses including art history, english, sociology, history, geology, and computer science.

Clarence Fulton Secondary, Vernon BC, September 1988 - June 1993
High School Diploma
* Graduated with honours.
* Awarded a scholarship for excellence in art.
* Received medals for being at the top of my art classes every year from grade 8-12.
* Member of the yearbook committee, designing the covers for 2 yearbooks, doing page layout, illustration, photography, and writing.

Keywords: graphic graphics graphical design designer designing art artist logo logos interface interfaces icon icons webpage website web site template templates gui user interface banner banners masthead mastheads button buttons animated animation 3d 2d texture photos photo photograph photography retouching retoucher photoshop illustration illustrator illustrations flash intros intro splash screen splashscreen screens cd cover covers xp icons mac osx icons

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Rated For Rated By Rating Bid Amount Rated On
  Bonus for bcartist on 8/19/2003 8:50:36 AM QCC None Given $300.00 August 19, 2003 8:52:20 AM EDT
  Web designer / Photoshop/ graphics pro needed QCC 10
$200.00 August 18, 2003 1:06:02 PM EDT
  Frame Graphics for Online Photos eisengrim 10
$150.00 August 17, 2003 11:19:03 PM EDT
  Private auction for bcartist on 8/12/2003 7:18:33 AM SoftDevelopers 10
$60.00 August 15, 2003 1:54:49 PM EDT
  Christine is a queen at the designer area.
I never met such great designer before.
She work very fast and SUPER qualitatively.
I know exactly that I will use this coder again.
Thank you very much, Christine!
  Bonus for bcartist on 8/10/2003 11:50:42 PM hoodle None Given $30.00 August 10, 2003 11:52:05 PM EDT
  Bonus for bcartist on 8/3/2003 7:28:35 PM hoodle None Given $30.00 August 3, 2003 7:29:54 PM EDT
  Private auction for bcartist on 7/29/2003 9:28:40 PM hoodle 10
$200.00 August 1, 2003 1:45:11 AM EDT
  Bonus for bcartist on 7/31/2003 1:11:25 PM delphiheaven None Given $15.00 July 31, 2003 1:14:10 PM EDT
  professional icons needed for IE buttonbar and icontray bar delphiheaven 10
$30.00 July 30, 2003 5:50:34 PM EDT
  Excellent custom artwork!
  Bonus for bcartist on 7/23/2003 5:30:28 PM blaster998 None Given $40.00 July 29, 2003 6:19:19 PM EDT
  Bonus for bcartist on 7/29/2003 2:06:57 AM hoodle None Given $60.00 July 29, 2003 2:08:09 AM EDT
  Bonus for bcartist on 7/17/2003 7:04:56 PM hoodle None Given $60.00 July 17, 2003 7:06:12 PM EDT
  Private auction for bcartist on 7/7/2003 9:11:47 PM hoodle 10
$100.00 July 13, 2003 11:24:51 PM EDT
  I have worked with Christine on a number of projects and find her work excellent and she is easy to work with. A++ Thanks
  Bonus for bcartist on 6/27/2003 2:19:40 AM hoodle None Given $90.00 June 27, 2003 2:21:41 AM EDT
  Private auction for bcartist on 6/19/2003 8:30:01 PM hoodle 10
$90.00 June 27, 2003 2:19:29 AM EDT
  great work, nice icons, very helpful - thanks.
  Challenging small Graphic project 1212Kenwood 10
$24.00 June 25, 2003 1:29:11 PM EDT
  Wonderful artist; fast, friendly and expert work. Highly recommended!
  Icon for Software blaster998 10
$20.00 June 24, 2003 5:15:55 PM EDT
  Fast efficient and exactly what I wanted!
  Adobe Illustrator/Plat Map of Residential Development rhooton 10
$250.00 June 21, 2003 9:34:22 AM EDT
  Outstanding work, very fast and detailed. Her Adove Illustrator skills are exceptional and her work is creative and technically sound. I plan to work with Christine again.
  Icon design hoodle 10
$150.00 June 17, 2003 6:33:57 PM EDT
  Great job, fast, professional and well designed - thanks!
  Tough graphic project 1212Kenwood 10
$50.00 June 8, 2003 12:37:02 AM EDT
  One word: Awesome. Prompt, efficient, high-quality work. Even went above and beyond to make excellent suggestions. Would use her services again in a heartbeat.
  10 professional logo's Boolean Games 10
$20.00 May 12, 2003 4:36:18 PM EDT
  Very good work .
  Bonus for bcartist on 5/9/2003 5:13:29 PM Noel99 None Given $40.00 May 9, 2003 6:20:28 PM EDT
  Brochure Noel99 9
$40.00 May 9, 2003 5:13:11 PM EDT
  Excellent work. I had an extremely tight time frame and she was able to complete the brouchure in a day. The project was expanded and still completed on time. Would defintely use her services again.
  Graphics Design Examples RogerWilco 10
$50.00 February 22, 2003 2:38:56 PM EDT
  Excellent job!
  Logo Design for KidControl RogerWilco 10
$15.00 February 3, 2003 12:47:59 PM EDT
  Excellent work Christine!
  XP type images P2R 10
$640.00 January 31, 2003 6:57:33 PM EDT
  *** Excellent ***, friendly, patient and dedicated, a pleasure to work with. Good communication throughout.
I am very pleased with the results.
Highly recommended.
  Logo Design for iambigbrother RogerWilco 10
$15.00 January 31, 2003 6:31:22 PM EDT
  Great job on the new logo design!
  Header for web page Logo RogerWilco 10
$20.00 January 29, 2003 12:21:02 AM EDT
  Excellent job on the graphics!
  KidControl Box Design RogerWilco 10
$35.00 January 23, 2003 11:43:01 PM EDT
  Great job on another box design. I will always continue to use Christine for all my graphics needs!
  Software Box Graphic Design RogerWilco 10
$35.00 January 12, 2003 7:35:06 PM EDT
  Excellent job again! Thanks.
  Bonus for bcartist on 12/16/2002 1:42:54 PM RogerWilco None Given $30.00 December 16, 2002 1:44:36 PM EDT
  Software Icon Leifen 10
$30.00 December 14, 2002 10:11:18 PM EDT
  Excellent!!!!!!! Delivery everything in time and perfect artwork.
  Redraw people heads in eps format RogerWilco 10
$155.00 December 14, 2002 8:35:32 PM EDT
  Excellent job on your artwork! Thanks again...
  Box Design I-Can-See-You RogerWilco 10
$35.00 December 10, 2002 11:56:32 AM EDT
  Great job!
  Custom Icons For Web Application unclejohn 10
$50.00 November 26, 2002 10:48:54 AM EDT
  bcartist is excellent. I will surely use her services in the future.
  CD Software Box Design RogerWilco 10
$35.00 November 25, 2002 7:35:32 PM EDT
  Great job!
  Box Design RogerWilco 10
$35.00 November 19, 2002 9:44:31 PM EDT
  Great job on the box design! Thanks...
  Bonus for Good Work Gabber None Given $260.00 November 17, 2002 11:55:32 PM EDT
  Icon Creation MNH 10
$25.00 November 14, 2002 8:47:18 PM EDT
  Extremely high work ethic. Prompt delivery, outstanding work, good communicator ... I cant say enough good things about this person. I highly recommend her.
  Box Image Design RogerWilco 10
$35.00 November 14, 2002 7:04:10 PM EDT
  Great job!
  Graphics Header RogerWilco 10
$60.00 November 14, 2002 3:53:28 PM EDT
  Excellent job on the graphics interface banner! Thanks!
  Design CD Cover Front RogerWilco 10
$75.00 November 8, 2002 8:08:13 PM EDT
  Great job on the CD cover Christine! I could have never done anything like this.
  Redraw people heads from previous project RogerWilco 10
$150.00 November 4, 2002 9:20:47 AM EDT
  Christine finished the job faster than I was told and did exactly what I wanted. Thanks!
  Assorted Clipart RogerWilco 10
$160.00 November 1, 2002 10:02:10 PM EDT
  Another great job Christine! Thanks for the excellent work.
  Bonus for bcartist on 10/29/2002 3:37:58 PM RogerWilco None Given $10.00 October 29, 2002 3:40:07 PM EDT
  100 Sets (18 each set) of human heads RogerWilco 10
$1,000.00 October 29, 2002 2:40:36 PM EDT
  Excellent job! BCArtist did EXACTLY what I wanted and stood behind her work making sure I was happy. I already have more jobs lined up for her to do. Thanks!!
  ICONS - Private auction for bcartist on 10/26/2002 5:53:50 PM Omnetix 10
$15.00 October 28, 2002 8:38:42 PM EDT
  Christine (bcartist) did an absolutely *excellent* job on our project. She was great to work with, prompt to respond to e-mails (almost real-time!) and most importantly she delivered exactly what we requested. I hope Christine will be working with us again really soon.
  Graphics work - Animal Clipart RogerWilco 10
$100.00 October 24, 2002 11:01:37 PM EDT
  Excellent job on the graphics!
  Graphics Artist Needed - Custom Animal Clipart RogerWilco 10
$100.00 October 23, 2002 6:32:37 PM EDT
  The work was fast and exactly what I wanted! I will be using bcartist for all my graphic needs! Thanks again..
  Logo Cleanup &Layout RossValenti 10
$90.00 October 8, 2002 4:05:42 PM EDT
  Christine was a joy to work with. All work was done on time (better than on time...she had to wait on me mostly!), and the quality was superb. She is a true artist and she took hold of my simple little project and applied all of her artistic talent to create for me a great looking product! I would not hesitate to work with her again. Thanks Christine!
  Graphics Work rbussey 10
$35.00 October 5, 2002 11:15:22 PM EDT
  Christine is one of the most talented graphic artists that I have ever encountered. I gave her some simple ideas and she turned them into true works of art - surpassing all of my expectations!

Not only is she great, she works feverishly to get the finished product out ahead of schedule and maintains the integrity of the design.

I just could not ask for any better!!!

Thanks once again, Christine!

Ronnie Bussey
  Website Signature Graphic rbussey 10
$10.00 October 5, 2002 4:28:00 PM EDT
  Christine did a superb job on this graphic file. She is very talented, easy to work and talk with. Not to mention, she delivers at the speed of light!

I would not hesitate to use Christine again, or to give her the highest recommendation for any work that she is bidding on.

Thanks Christine!!!

Ronnie Bussey
  Banner Ad Creation TroyMcDonald 10
$100.00 September 20, 2002 8:03:35 AM EDT
  Christine is very quick and very talented as well as easy to talk to and work with.

Thanks for the great work Christine.
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