- Nairobi, KE
- $10 /hr
- Available now
Over the last 12 years, I have worked for the major media houses in my country, my own design firm; Barn Creative Media Ltd among other companies and have gained extensive experiencemore...Over the last 12 years, I have worked for the major media houses in my country, my own design firm; Barn Creative Media Ltd among other companies and have gained extensive experience in Design and Layout. I have done Newspapers, Magazines, Books, Newsletters, Print adverts, Brochures, Banners, Leaflets. I have also been involved in Corporate Identity Design for several start-ups and businesses where I have done complete branding from Design of Logos, Letter heads, complimentary slips, Business Cards and stationery (Receipt, Order, Invoice books). I have also done Web Design for a few years.
I am seeking both short & long term opportunities mainly in Graphic design, Logo design, Print design, Presentation Design & Web design.
I am very skilled in: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Corel Draw.
I am also proficient in MS Office.
Area Covered: Nairobi, Kenya
Company Name: BARN CREATIVE MEDIA LTD
Summary: Barn Creative Media Ltd
Oct 2006 - to date
Freelance Graphic & Web Designer
ï‚§ Graphic Design of Posters, Banners, Corporate Identity
ï‚§ Design & Layout of Magazines including: Biashara Leo, TechNews Africa, GATSBY Intertrust magazine, Professional Management etc
ï‚§ Design & Layout of Newsletters including: KSPS Lately
ï‚§ Advert Design for Business Post, TechNews Africa & BL Magazines
ï‚§ Web Design and Maintenance of Websites
ï‚§ Marketing the company
ï‚§ Establish effective relationships with clients and ensuring payment terms are met.
ï‚§ Managing a small team as per project demands
ï‚§ Accounts management
Nation Media Group Ltd
Jun •Sept 2006
ï‚§ Design & Layout of Young Nation, Living Magazine & Buzz
ï‚§ Editorial Graphics
ï‚§ Outputting files ready for printing (Desktop Colour Separation • DCS)
Royal Media Services Ltd
Sept 2005 • Jan 2006
ï‚§ Design & Layout of The Leader Newspaper & UnWind Magazine
ï‚§ Adverts Design
ï‚§ General In-house design of Posters, Banners, Stickers & Office stationery
Spellman & Walker Company Ltd
Oct 2004-Sept 2005
ï‚§ Design & Layout of Kenya Airspace & Airports Directory 2005/2006
ï‚§ Managing a team of Typesetters for the directory materials
ï‚§ Adverts Design
ï‚§ Design of Billboards and other outdoor media.
ï‚§ Getting briefs from clients and sales executives.
Job Title: Graphic Designer
Company: PECAN TREE PUBLISHING
Description: I have done three jobs for PT Publishing so far. The contract is still ongoing at a maximum of 12 hours a week from the initial 7 hours/week.
The first two jobs involved book cover design. The first one was a book cover for a book called ON ONE ACCORD. This involved doing some illustrations for the cover to match the theme which was a christian theme. The second one was a book cover "MIRRORED REFLECTION". It was also a christian themed publication and I had the responsibility to get a photo of a mirror from the internet and I got images from the client, merged them on the mirror and made a great reflection for a great cover.
The third job was more intensive and involved the design and layout of a bi-monthly magazine "BELOVED" Oct-Nov Issue. I got the contents and had to read through so as to know what photo to use. The stories were arranged well and I had to balance them with the adverts provided. I was provided with different websites to search for images and then give credit to the site/the photographer. It took a while but I am confident I did a great job and finally submitted a press quality PDF, 60 pages Magazine which the client was happy with. I also supplied a PDF version for the web with active hyperlinks to sources of the different photos I used in the magazine.
Have a chat with my client to confirm this.