- Johannesburg, ZA
- $30 /hr
- Available now
I have just completed a series of 9 provincial logos for Siyabona (african tourism).
I am English but have been living & working in Johannesburg, South Africa since 1982. I am a graphic designer, illustrator and fine artist (specialising in animals) with wellmore...I am English but have been living & working in Johannesburg, South Africa since 1982. I am a graphic designer, illustrator and fine artist (specialising in animals) with well over 25 years' experience in the professional design field.
I have extensive experience in print design, all below-the-line design handled from concept to print ready, plus advertising and related elements. In addition I produce graphics for online application.
For the past few years I have been freelancing from my studio at home, prior to which I worked for many years as a senior designer for a large corporate. I have built up an international client base including clients from Australia, Spain, UK and Canada as well as locally in South Africa.
Area Covered: International
Company Name: trading as "Out of the Cage"
2012 - current:
Job Title: Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Company: t/a OUT OF THE CAGE
Description: I work as a freelance designer from home, in a Mac environment, primarily working with Adobe Creative Suite.
I have some 25 years experience in graphic print design, both above and below-the-line – you name it – I've probably designed it, including book design, typesetting & illustration, banners, packaging, brochures, annual reports, newsletters & signage, branding & advertising as well as digital imaging for online use.
Although I specialise in animal artwork, I am able to draw/paint pretty much anything required and am extremely versatile with style... I have illustrated children's educational literature, books and various newsletters as well as having been commissioned for pet and wildlife studies.
From: July 1993 To: Aug 2012
Job Title: Graphic Designer & illustrator/artist
Company: Advertising Studio, Standard Bank of South Africa
Description: Senior Graphic Designer, employed on a full-time contract basis in the bank's in-house Design Studio.
*Extensive experience with BTL print design for the bank, ranging from brochures to
posters, brochures, leaflets etc. with adherence to corporate identity guidelines
*Make up of ATL ads and billboards, sometimes following ad agency design
concepts, sometimes from own creative.
*Conceptualisation and design of themes and elements for banking events,
campaigns & seminars, exhibition stands, logo and icon design, packaging, etc.
*Design for Standard Bank external & internal 'look & feels'; creation of
style guides. Training manual design and make up.
*Online invitation, banner, landing and splash page design.
*Liaison with Studio Managers, production personnel & clients re; jobs, occasional liaison with advertising agency. Collaboration with fellow designers for creative input
on design jobs.
*Management of Studio's Apple computer system (±25 Macs plus Server).
NB. All work made up to a PRINT READY condition.
Degree: Tertiary Post-graduate: Certificate
Joint BA Honours Degree: Psychology & Biology, University of Keele, Staffordshire, England' 73
Postgraduate qualification in Remedial Art Therapy, St Albans College of Art, Hertfordshire England '74
Freelance Graphic Designer with over 25 years' experience in print design & Illustrator/Artist specialising in animals.