I also don't like it when the adjective 'epic' is overused. In primary schools it shall join 'nice' and 'said' as words to be avoided.
Bone to pick: Said is not a bad word. In most cases, it actually helps smooth things along, as the reader tends to ignore the word 'said'. What's worse is an overuse of other verbs coupled ridiculously with adverbs.
"Yes, I am," Stan grimaced thoughtfully.
"But why?" Sue sobbed mournfully.
"It doesn't matter, don't ask me!" Stan screamed angrily.
Your characters should have enough life in them that the reader should be able to tell without your help how they would say or do something. ^That up there just seems corny and forced.
Avatar - 7: I like it, not too complex to take in but still obviously an eye.
Signature - 8: Pretty sweet, except that Leader and Head PR is a bit difficult to read, and I don't know what's going on with your quote there.