I was born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa and attended the University of Pretoria where I studied graphic design. The travel bug got hold of me and I lived and worked in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and traveled extensively in parts of Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, the Far East and Australia.
On my return to South Africa a few years later, I studied Sound Engineering and worked in TV production. I then moved on to the feature film industry which allowed me to travel around the country on shoots for two years. For 5 years I worked as a professional artist and art teacher in Kwa-Zulu Natal while freelancing as a designer, and in 2010 returned to Gauteng to work full time as a graphic and web designer.
Travel is still my favourite past time and has served me well to expand my world view, exposing me to many different cultures and ways of doing things.
- Graphic Design for Print – extensive experience in designing elements for print and supplying reproduction files for traditional printing processes
- Graphic Design for Digital Media – extensive experience in designing for electronic media and supplying files for all digital applications
- HTML & CSS – years of experience building websites from scratch by writing HTML and CSS
- Project Management – I am proficient in managing production timelines with clients, managing traffic flow and production schedules with suppliers, as well as managing client expectations
- Training – I have years of experience teaching and delivering training in various subjects and disciplines. I am comfortable with curriculum design and implementation and running classes for adults and children
- Fine Art – skills in painting portraits in oils and acrylics, illustration using drawing by hand combined with digital art and outstanding sketches
- Video Editing – editing of short videos and inserts
- Animation – creating animated images (SVG and GIFs) and simple storyboards using Adobe Animate
- Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Animate, Bridge, Acrobat DC
- Microsoft Office 365: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook