Working in an industry that requires careful attention to detail, I have come to a greater understanding of the level of teamwork that is required to follow through on the completion of projects. Being a strategic thinker has also given me the ability to be a rational and dependable individual in a high pressure environment. I have an advanced knowledge of the technical processes that come with being in a deadline driven work place and thrive on being challenged on a daily basis. As an open-minded individual with a flair for creative art and design I am always eager to listen to new ideas and perspectives that can change or innovate existing directions.
Creative & Digital Artworking
Point of Sale
Acrobat + Distiller
Berge Farrell Design • Claremont • Cape Town
Senior Creative Artworker 01/06/2013 - 13/05/2016
Working with designers and production to achieve the final delivery of artwork. FMCG packaging brands, POS and various other forms of print media. An in-depth knowledge of print production techniques and processes ie. Digital, Flexo, Litho, Gravure. Communicate and advise on solutions for design studio to achieve their concepts. Detailed photographic retouching and high end scaling of large format digital print requirements. Controlling all back-up filing, detailing all previous print runs and backing up of artwork for future reproduction.
Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, basic Cinema 4D rendering.
Fountainhead Boutique Design Studio • Green Point • Cape Town
Creative Artworker 01/02/2011 - 01/03/2013
Production and completion of projects to the highest standard. Tasks include colour retouching and high end repro for production of FMCG packaging and POS. Various high end clients ensuring that the greatest attention to detail is maintained at all times. Visiting printers for colour proofing and onpress colour signoff.
Adobe Suite CS5.5 Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
Calibre Brand Solutions • CBD • Cape Town
Graphic Design / Creative Artworker 01/07/2007 - 01/10/2010
Operating as a graphic designer and creative artworker for a design & production studio. Production is primarily in FMCG packaging and POS with Woolworths Foods & Decor being the primary client. Role as artworker to follow strict rules and guidelines, maintaining and implementing the look and profile of the brand.
Adobe Creative Suite CS5 Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
Magra Transparent Packaging cc • Salt River • Cape Town
DTP Operator / Production 01/08/2004 - 30/06/2007
Managing the creative department for Magra transparent packaging and printing. Controlling the flow of artwork from a digital stage through to final print product. These tasks include final preparation and repro of artwork before any printing, prepping artwork for spreads, trappings, bleeds, backings etc. Creating mock-ups and final printed samples for flexograpghy or silk-screen printing. Overseeing print for registration, colour and materials, imaging of positives for silk-screening via outsourced image-setter or in-house digital Epson large format printer. Outsourcing negative imaging for flexography printing.
Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop CS2 & Freehand 8.
Kall Kwik • Kentish Town • London
Graphic Designer / Production 01/10/2002 - 01/06/2004
Managed art department for a very busy design print franchise. Controlling the graphic design and printing output. Production of all digital output via Xerox colour digital Splash server & B/W digital DAC network. Preparation of all artwork for in-house and out-house printing. Managing all existing and new clients, backing-up artwork for filing and reproduction of printing.
Quarkxpress 4, Adobe Photoshop 6 and Illustrator 9.
CopyWrite • Meadowridge • Cape Town
Graphic Designer 01/07/2001 - 31/05/2002
Managed a small DTP department on PC. Outsourcing printers and preparing artwork for repro and printing. Organising pick-ups and delivery of all printing. Managing all printing of digital output through a fiery network to a Minolta B/W and colour digital printer.
Corel Draw, Photoshop 5, Word 98, Excel and Power Point.
Nashua Print Shop • Rondebosh • Cape Town
Graphic Design / DTP 01/10/1999 - 28/02/2001
Managed a small DTP department on PC. Dealing first hand with customers & clients and all their DTP requirements. Outsourcing printers and preparing artwork for repro and printing. Organising pick-ups and delivery of all printing.
Corel Draw 8, Photoshop 5, Word 98, Excel and Power Point.