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Graphic Designer Marketing

Location:
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Posted:
August 26, 2019

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Name: Maheshni

Surname: Yenketswamy

Phone: 083-***-****

Email: ac96ha@r.postjobfree.com

ID Number: 860-***-**** 080

Date of Birth: 14/06/1986

Gender: Female

Drivers License: Code B

Nationality: South African

ABOUT ME

A self-motivated, ambitious Marketer and

Graphic Designer who is passionate about

marketing in the FMCG and Retail industries.

Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer

Personal Information

Education

Reservoir Hills Secondary (1999 - 2003)

Matriculation Exemption (Grade 12)

Subjects Passed:

English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Art University of Kwazulu Natal (2004 - 2007)

Bachelor of Commerce

(Business Management, Marketing & Information Systems) Majors:

Business Management, Marketing, Information Systems Keyline Graphics (May 2013 – July 2013)

Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design

Programs:

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Acrobat, Apple Mac Basics, Repro and Print Theory, Design Principles SKILLS

Marketing

Branding

Graphic Design

Administration

Coordination

Project management

Problem Solving

Deadline Driven

People Management

LANGUAGES

English

INTERESTS

Family Time

Reading

Cooking

Watching movies and series

Maheshni Yenketswamy

Work Experience

Graphic Designer/ DTP Operator (06/2016 - Present)

• Design and layout of weekly leaflets, as well as certain ad hoc catalogues and online content for Game RSA. Getting artwork and files ready for repro and production.

• Liaising with the Team Leads, buyers and category managers to ensure all info in the adverts are correct i.e. Obtaining the correct lines to go on promotion, laying out the advert according to our template and CI, obtaining changes and final approvals from buyers, creative manager and brand manager within required deadlines.

• Apart from daily design duties I have also taken on the tasks of certain marketing activities with the brand team – Such activities include:

a. Compiling the weekly marketing bulletin that goes out to all stores. b. Coordinate GAME Radio activities – Selecting lines with Game Radio DJ, approving scripts and audio on a weekly basis.

c. Coordinate digital/ social media campaigns from time to time, liaising with buyers, creative and marketing managers.

d. Compile a schedule for the web hosting company to ensure that the correct catalogues are uploaded on a weekly basis.

e. Managing small ad campaigns and projects from time to time – from brief concept stage through to design and print thereafter reviewing the sales reports to analyze if the campaign objective was met. Also worked on a campaign whereby an ad agency did the design of the catalogue, I coordinated between the agency, buyers, marketing and creative managers and coordinated the photoshoot for that campaign.

f. Working with the marketing and brand managers in coordinating activities and communications that went out to stores and regional managers.

g. Working with buyers and marketing and creative managers in creating campaigns for relevant categories to increase sales or create awareness around a new product. h. Assist store operations team from time to time in creating communications to be sent out to stores. i. Assist from time to time with market research i.e what competitors are doing in the market place, and research on past campaigns.

Company – Massdiscounters t/a Game & Dion Wired

National FMCG & General Merchandise Retail Group Durban Duties & Tasks:

Marketing Admin Assistant (03/2016 – 05/2016)

Company – Digital Gadgets

Retail Store Based in Gateway Shopping Centre Durban Duties & Tasks:

• Designing of strategic content for digital marketing platforms as well as print media.

• Creating and maintained social media platforms with appropriate content as well as replying to customer comments.

• Analyzing and generating daily, weekly and monthly reports of sales and marketing campaigns for presentation to Director.

• Photography of shop stock and descriptions and other specialized content for the digital marketing platforms.

• Doing Email and SMS broadcast campaigns, customer communications, media advertisements, promotions, and other marketing plans.

• Assisting the Director and sales staff in coordinating various communication and marketing activities. Contact: Junitha Randhani – - 074-***-****

Contact: Alan Govender – 082-***-****

Marketing Consultant/Graphic Designer (11/2015 –11/2016) Company – Mzanzi Enterprises

Marketing Company Durban

Duties & Tasks:

• Graphic designing for various clients, liaising with clients and suppliers.

• Sales and marketing of corporate gifting and apparel.

• Cold calling on new clients to generate new business.

• Updating social media page.

• Send out bulk emails via Mail Chimp.

Contact: Sally Subroyen - 084-***-****

DTP Operator (09/2015 – 09/2015)

Company – Uniprint

Printing & Manufacturing Company

Durbanx Duties & Tasks:

• Assisted on a large project in the DTP Department

• Resized and retouched images, ready for print.

• Organized and grouped final print proofs for repro department to begin with plate making. Contact: Sally Subroyen - 084-***-****

Marketing Coordinator (06/2015 – 07/2015)

Company – Taste Holdings – NWJ Head Office

Jewelry Manufacturer & Retailer Durban

Duties & Tasks:

• Assist with basic design, administrative and organizational functions.

• Co-ordinate and send out NWJ vouchers.

• Assist with the display and packaging ordering and systems.

• To achieve healthy co-operation and co-ordination with suppliers and other departments Contact: Vanessa Schreyer - 082-***-****

Freelance Graphic Designer (09/2013 – 12/2015)

Company – Creative Aspects Graphic Design Studio

Freelance Graphic Design Studio Durban

Duties & Tasks:

• Whilst working at Pride of Durban I had a freelance graphic design business wherein I worked on various projects for different clients.

• Liaise with printers and suppliers for quotes, printing etc for client’s projects.

• Proofing of artwork before final print run and delivery to client Sales & Marketing Coordinator (07/2011 – 11/2015)

Pride of Durban

Manufacture and Distribution of Spices in the FMCG & Retail Sector Durban Duties & Tasks:

• Responsible for marketing and promotional activities at store level.

• Marketing Research: researched new ideas and follow consumer behavior and trends.

• Implement new marketing strategies: market research.

• Supervise sales reps daily duties and weekly touchdown sessions.

• Implement quality control and food safety measures.

• Pastel evolution work: processing of orders, invoicing, credit notes, and statements.

• Deal with customer operational issues on a daily basis – deliveries, orders, deals, pricing.

• Logistics and distribution support.

• Customer performance reviews with Top 20 customers every 6 weeks.

• Planning and executing events such as Durban Business Fair, Spar Trade Show, Park Rynie Diwali Show.

• Collation of orders after such shows, Measurement & Evaluation provided thereafter.

• Designed new company product catalogue various other marketing material.

• Created and maintain social media pages.

Contact: Seschan Yenketsamy – 081-***-****

Marketing & Admin Assistant (01/2008 – 06/2011)

Pride of Durban

Manufacture and Distribution of Spices in the FMCG & Retail Sector Durban Duties & Tasks:

• Admin Duties – Filing away invoices, from customers and suppliers in their correct location.

• Dealt with customers queries telephonically and via email

• Supervise Staff.

• Receive and Despatch Stock.

• Pastel evolution work: processing of orders, invoicing, credit notes, and statements.

• Worked with sales reps and implemented new sales strategies and promotions to carry out in store level.

• Assisted on various marketing duties such as acquiring Point of Sale items, packaging items.

• Worked with web development company and created content for website.

• Worked with ad agencies and marketing agencies and created marketing material such as: pull up banners, brochures, billboards, newspaper ads etc.

Contact: Seschan Yenketsamy – 081-***-****

Marketing & Admin Intern (12/2003 – 12/2007 – During University Holidays) Pride of Durban

Manufacture and Distribution of Spices in the FMCG & Retail Sector Durban Duties & Tasks:

• General Admin Duties – Filing away invoices, from customers and suppliers in their correct location.

• Dealt with customers queries telephonically.

• Assisted on various marketing duties such as acquiring Point of Sale items etc.

• Learnt about the FMCG and Retail industry and put those learning experiences together with my studies in my BComm Degree

Contact: Seschan Yenketsamy – 081-***-****



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