The BEEHIVE

Erika Fernandez

Online Community Director

In 2006, Erika Fernandez arrived at Calgary with her husband and two kids from Venezuela, South America. With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations at the Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Erika has gained interesting professional experience within the non-profit sector and engineering corporations in Canada. Basically, her roles have been as Program Coordinator and Project Assistant. Also, Erika completed the Communications and Technology Master’s Program Degree at the University of Alberta. Currently, Erika Fernandez is running her own online marketing business named E-workbee Social Design and she is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators chapter Calgary chapter (IABC). Her community activities include volunteering for CKUA radio as Communications Ambassador, Venezuelan Canadian Association as Humanity Aid Coordinator, Calgary Corporate Challenge games as Social Media member, and Alberta Network of Immigrant Women (ANIW) where she completed the Community Leadership Class of 2014. Erika has worked for engineering corporations and her last experience was at CH2M. She worked as the Project Assistant for the Biophysical team.

Skills

SEO & SEM
100%
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
100%
WEBSITE DESIGN
90%
GOOGLE ADS
100%

Phone

4038264617

Location

Calgary, AB Canada

Betty Chiu

Graphic Designer

Betty has worked in Taiwan, Australia, and Canada, which has enhanced her work and life experience. She has experience working in an advertising agency and non-profit organizations where her responsibilities included graphic design, advertising, branding, website design, and motion graphics. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the National Taiwan University of Arts and her New Media Production & Design Diploma at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Her backgrounds in both fine arts and new media production allow her to create innovative, original, and memorable creative design pieces for all projects. Betty is also the recipient of the Web Design Awards – STAR from CSS Winner, for her exceptional visual & web design skills.

Skills

Visual Designer
90%
UI/UX
90%
Motion Graphic/Video
90%
WordPress
90%

Phone

4039881805

Location

Calgary, AB - Canada

Marian Vera

Social Media Copywriter

Marian Vera is a student currently attending the University of Calgary focusing on getting her Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing. She has worked for E-Workbee since 2017 and now focuses on copywriting and social media content assistant within the business. Marian has had a strong passion for reading and writing from a young age and continues to implement those qualities into E-Workbee by striving to achieve the best possible outcome for any client.

Skills

Copywriting
90%
Sales
70%
Business
60%
Leadership
90%

Phone

5872844617

Location

Calgary, AB - Canada

Fabian Parra

Graphic Designer

Fabian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia in 2010. He also completed an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design at Melbourne Polytechnic in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, Fabian has lived and worked as a freelance graphic designer in Australia, Colombia, USA and now Calgary. He has experience working on branding ,printed media, digital marketing and more recently UX design. Most of the work he has done has been with charitable /non-for-profit organizations, which has led him to always design with purpose and a deep sense of social responsibility.

Skills

Adobe Suite
90%
Printed Media
90%
Digital Marketing
85%
UX design
90%

Phone

587-586-9276

Location

Calgary, AB - Canada

Francisca Figueroa

Social Media Copywriter

Francisca is a passionate strategist and enthusiastic problem solver who enjoys transforming brands by turning around underperforming operations. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing (with honors) from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo and a Postgraduate Certificate in Global Business Management (with honors) from Humber College. She works in the non-profit sector, as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association, in the tech industry as a Partnership and Events Marketer at Datanaya, in the entertainment industry as a Marketing Consultant for Ontario Pops Orchestra. She is also a freelancer creative writer at e-workbee.

Skills

Sales & Marketing
100%
Non-Profits
100%
Content Creator
90%
LinkedIn
90%

Location

Toronto, ON - Canada

Raquel Centeno

Illustrator

Raquel Centeno is a fine arts undergraduate at The University of Calgary, obtaining a major in Visual Studies. Her strengths lie within traditional mediums such as watercolour as well as digital media, and has a great commitment in the field of storytelling using 2-dimensional visual means. Raquel continues her passionate path in illustration, and is now studying Concept Art at Vancouver Film School.

Skills

Cartoon
90%
Visual Studies
90%
Branding
80%
Storytelling
90%

Phone

403-519-4163

Location

Vancouver, BC - Canada

Sumayyah Quraishi

Social Media Copywriter

Sumayyah Quraishi is recent graduate of a Bachelor’s of Communications and Media studies from Carleton University. Sumayyah is currently enrolled in the Bachelors of Psychology honours program at Carleton University. She has previously interned at ‘Faces Magazine’ - a magazine company in Ottawa. This is her first job in the Communications field and her strengths reside in the written aspect of the department. As a copywriter, Sumayyah is passionate about using words, slogans and captions to curate the appropriate vision of a company or individual.

Skills

Social Media Content
90%
Social Media Physcology
80%
Communications & Media
100%
Writing
90%

Phone

587-889-2947

Location

Calgary, AB - Canada

Jose Alberto Fernandez

Set Design & Constructor

Master carpenter and set designer who integrates requirements including script, research, budget, and available locations to develop a design. Jose has managed and coordinated huge set construction, erection, or decoration activities to ensure conformance to design budget and schedule requirements. He examines dressed set to ensure props and scenery do not interfere with movements of cast or view of a camera. As a scenic constructor, Jose can have far-fetched ideas and his job is to find a way to make them come to life. He makes the impossible possible and must do that on a budget, which can be a challenge. “I like making things; it’s simple as that. I like working in a creative environment with other people,” said Jose. Jose has worked for TV stations like Univision and Telemundo, educational centers like the University of Miami, private organizations like Master Card, mall stores like Berluti, and more great clients. For more details about his work, please visit his fabulous website.

Skills

Set Design
100%
Props
100%
CNC
100%
Branding Products
90%

Phone

305-469-0984

Location

Miami, FL - USA

Jose Sousa

Senior Graphic Design

Great studies foundation studies in visual art in Venezuela at Escuela de Bellas Artes Cristobal Rojas and Escuela de Artes Francisco Pimentel, and also in the United States of America at School of Visual Art and Pratt Institute of New York. Best known in the art world as Sousa, he has been interested in advertising and graphic design that involves the use of computer software such as Illustrated, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. From 1980, Sousa had worked for important advertising agencies such as Studio One Retouching-the Final Step in New York City, Publicidad Hener, J.M.C. Creatividad Orientada/Young & Rubicam, Publicidad Vapro, and J.Walter Thompson in Venezuela. In 2001, Sousa started his own Art Studio, E.D.A.S. and since 2013 has been working as a freelance graphic designer for E-workbee basically working on logo design, stationery materials, and also as a marketing strategist and consultant. For more details about his great work, please click here.

Skills

Photoshop
100%
Branding
90%
Strategic UX design
90%
Retouching Photografy
100%

Location

Valencia, Venezuela

Elias Carciente

Data Science

Originally trained as a geophysicist Elias’ natural curiosity made him a multifaceted professional, he taught himself programing at 15 and in the 90’s he was already working with Machine Learning tools to solve interesting problems. Elias has worked on many different roles within different cultures. He has worked as explorationist, trainer, data manager, database admin, a systems admin, mentor, support analyst, solutions sales and even as a cinema projector operator. Having lived and worked in different countries, he is used to deal with different cultures;  he has called Calgary home for the last eleven years. His most recent professional focus is on the exciting discipline of Data Science, and as a Data Scientist he helps his clients to make evidence based decisions and become data driven companies.

Skills

Machine Learning
90%
Data Management
90%
Programming
90%
Support Analysis
90%

Phone

403-542-7912

Location

Calgary, AB - Canada

Shannon Lupyczuk

Technical & Creative Writer

Shannon Lupyczuk, a Calgary native, is a graduate of Business Management at SAIT and Technical Writing at Mount Royal University. Shannon spent ten years as a business analyst and technical writer in the telecom and government sectors before taking off her corporate hat and donning a backpack to travel the world. She has since traversed 27 countries, reveling in a myriad of cultures and delicious foods. A passion for writing has led to taking countless creative writing courses and workshops. Shannon has a passion for working with small businesses as a copywriter and technical writer – helping to showcase the best of who they are and create a voice for their culture and vision. 

Skills

Business Management
100%
Technical Writing
100%
Editor
90%
Proofreading
90%

Phone

403-993-8503

Location

Okotoks, AB - Canada

Nayeli Renero

Video Production

Nayeli Renero is currently enrolled at Mount Royal University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Broadcast Media Studies. Through her studies Nayeli has gained a lot of experience and a love for both radio and video production. Nayeli is always looking for new challenges to create projects in the most eye-catching ways and is constantly learning something new.

Skills

Radio Production
90%
Video Production
90%
Making Interviews
80%
Media Strategies
80%

Phone

403-988-3078

Location

Calgary, AB - Canada