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Graphic Designer Social Media

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
March 17, 2019

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Age/Gender/Languages 39 / Male / English, Afrikaans

Identity number 790********** / South African

Contact Details (c) 064-***-**** / / 8 Parc-Du-Med, Park Avenue, Tokai

Availability 1 month


1997 Matriculated Rondebosch Boys High School, Cape Town / Matric Exemption

1998 – 1998 Gap year - Worked in London as Market Research Consultant Research Europe Travelled Europe and United Kingdom

1999 – 2000 National Diploma in Multimedia - 2 Year Full-Time course – City Varsity

2010 – 2011 Bcom - Marketing/Business Management–Unisa (First year only completed)


Current Position Web Developer

Current Employer Unwembi Communications

Employment Period Contract

Duties Web Design/Development

Responsibilities Code new website

Web development

Position Web Developer

Current Employer Chartall Business Campus

Employment Period November 2017 – February 2018

Duties Web Design/Development

Responsibilities Develop Online learner Management System and Courses

Customise Themes/Plugins and code using custom CSS and Javascript

Generate/code/write and style content

Integrate WooCommerce and Stripe Payment gateways

Setup Shopping Cart and Course Invoicing system

E-commerce/Shopping cart

Payment Gateway Integration

Interpreting data trends in conversions, pageviews, and other user actions to

Identify opportunities and guide (UI) design.

Social Media Design

Develop SEO/SEM strategy

Google Analytics guided User Experience Design (UX)

Position Head of Design and Web Development

Current Employer African Brand Mzansi Pty (Ltd)

Employment Period July 2015 – October 2017

Duties Development of Wordpress E-commerce websites

Responsibilities Production and Design of Advertising Material – Print/Electronic/Web

Payfast/Paygate and PayPal integration

Develop SEO/SEM strategy

Data driven User Experience (UX)

Network administrator/Manage office IT requirements

Manage domains/server/host/support

Achievements Setup of successful e-commerce platforms

Position Senior Media Designer – Pinsent Masons LLP UK Account

Employer Exigent Global Limited [Creative Services Division]

Employment Period Jan 2013 – July 2015

Duties Production of Advertising Material – Print/Electronic/Web

Responsibilities Develop and maintain client Intranet systems – Backup/libraries

Social Media Artwork Design and Implementation

Achievements Lead contact with Pinsent Masons Business Development Division (PMBD)

Position Head of Product and Technologies Development

Company Silverback Technologies – German Bicycle Brand

Employment Period Aug 2011 – Dec 2012

Duties Product Design and Development / Oversee Production in Taiwan and China

Responsibilities Design of 2013/2014 Range / Trim Design / Saddles / Rims / Decals Translate Concept Graphics into Decal packs / Finished Art

Sizing of Graphics using Technical drawings and Solid Works 3D Model

Daily communication with manufacturers in Asia regarding production

Liaise with suppliers handling quoting, pricing and payments

Design of Advertising, Marketing, Packaging and Presentation Material

Photography for Print and Digital Catalogue / Re-touching

Create Technical Drawings and Illustration/Copywriting for Tech Manuals

FLASH CD ROM and Web design / HTML / XML / jQuery

Achievements 2014 SBC Component Range Design

Eurobike 2012 Design Award team member

Position Senior Multimedia Designer

Company TinFish CLM Advertising

Employment Period Nov 2010 – July 2011

Duties Design/Art Direction

Account Management of Finchoice [Homechoice] Direct Marketing assistance

Responsibilities Accounts worked on: [Bacardi, Martini, Bombay Saphire,Foschini TFG, Tellumat, Sanlam Reality]

Video Editing, Design, Direct marketing visual support

Interact with Finchoice Marketing Manager to implement successful campaigns

Achievements Involved in successful Finchoice Direct marketing campaigns converting in to nationwide sales success

Position Head of Creative

Company Limani Marketing and Communications

Employment Period May 2007 – Nov 2010

Duties Creative Direction / Production / Client Services

Responsibilities Design from concept to print Setting up all Finished Art for Repro, liaising with printers

In-house digital printing (booklets, pamphlets and business cards)

Copywriting (Print, AV and digital media)

Business development and Product development

Develop Strategic Marketing Strategies

Workflow (Traffic) Production management

Brief and manage all external service providers

Web design, Electronic newsletter & CD ROM Design

Exhibition stand design

Bulk mail design and implementation

Achievements Integral in winning City of Cape Town Water/Solid waste contract [R7million]

Position Media Designer

Company World Report Media (Producing Programs for CNBC Europe)

Employment Period March 2006 – April 2007

Duties Website Design / Graphic Design / Brand Development / Copywriter

Responsibilities Design advertising for International Clients Design and layout Business Reports in the Economic Observer

(Chinese Newspaper)

Redesign of Corporate Identity including Sub-Divisions

Supply Video Editor with Program Graphics / Advertising Material

Implement Web Based Content Management System

Design Marketing and Sales Tools for Production Team

Finished Art for Repro, liaise with printers

Liaise with clients and design presentation material

Basic Internal Computer/Network Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Achievements Integral in production of several programmes compiled for CNBC Europe

Position [Independent Contractor] Graphic Designer

Company Old Mutual – Properties - The Property Factory

Employment Period Dec 2004 – Feb 2006

Duties Corporate Multimedia and POS Design for One Club Marketing and Promotions

Responsibilities Concept and Design of Marketing Material

Work closely with Marketing team to achieve design solutions

Provide all work as Finished Art, ready to print

Achievements Successful development of Cascades Shopping Centre marketing material

Position Senior Graphic / Web Designer

Company Maximilian

Employment Period July 2002 – October 2004

Duties Corporate, Packaging, Retail, Web and Multimedia Design,

POS Design, Exhibition Design and implementation

Responsibilities Art Direction on photo shoots for Adidas

Client Liason and presentations

Repro for all my projects, liaising with printers

Achievements Lead Designer for Adidas Retail Visuals and Advertising

Lead Designer for Vodacom Exhibitions and Intranet Updates

Lead Designer and Animation Design of Geneva, New Vodacom billing system

Assisted in internal communication

Position Graphic Designer

Company Standard Printers (Galway, Ireland)

Employment Period July 2000 – October 2001

Duties Graphic Design for Print

Responsibilities Graphic Design and DTP

Achievements Worked on leading Irish publications

SOFTWARE AND CODING Photoshop / Illustrator / Dreamweaver / Sketch / Pencil

HTML / CSS / JavaScript / PHP

Google Chrome Developer tools

Content Management Systems: Wordpress, Woocommerce, Learnpress, Joomla

Indesign / Premier pro

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTE Resourceful, Practical, hands-on

Enjoy mentoring and assisting colleagues

Enjoy client interaction and relationship building

PERSONAL INTERESTS Engine Building and Mechanics/Restoration/Cycling/Gym/Outdoor Sport

Guitar/Music Production

REFERENCES Written and contactable references

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