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magination s better than nowledge as it’s unlimite CHARLES. M. KAMAU Telephone: +254720056088 Email: ckaymwaura@gmail.com P.O. Box 45048 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya Date of Birth: 8th May 1985

I would like to change the world around me and become a role model to so many little kids out there. As design has revolutionised over the years. I try my best to keep abreast with the changes. Technological advancements are so fast for our third world status, but this is no excuse for us not to come up with internationally competitive designs despite all these I would like to be a broker of peace and harmony using a simple sign that will become a global tool. I would love to take the world of design on to the highest level using the simple, clear, minimised but elegant designs ie “Less is more�


Overview Im a self created designer with a passion for design, hard working, innovative and with a ‘no limit to design’ kind of attitude designer with over 3 years experience in the design industry. Following an intensive threeyear course in Information Technology.. I have worked on numerous design projects that include multi-lingual brochures funded by the EU, in-flight magazines Silhouette, Asante, Selamta and MuAirNigeria, various Travel & Tourism books that include a major wildlife book projects – ‘Outer Islands Seychelles, Journey through Kenya, Ethiopia and Seychelles’, ‘Spectum Guide books eg Ethiopia’ and ‘Gallery of East Africa Birds.

Summary of Qualifications I am a creative self-starter in some projects and a good collaborator in others. Can use both Macintosh and PC based computers using the latest software applications available in the Graphic Art, multimedia production Industry and office

applications namely:

• Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, indesign, photoshop. • Quark Xpress, Adobe PageMaker, Macromedia Freehand, • video editing using Adobe After effects, premier. • Music production using Reason and FL Studio. . 3D animation Using, 3D Max. . Professional Camera operation for film and video production. I also have skills in pre-press operations like Generating certified PDFs for output to CtP process using Enfocus Pitstop. 2. Hi-res scanning, Image retouching and Color correction.


College Education • 2004 – 2007: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Course: Diploma Information Technology • 2008:

Tskills College, Nairobi

Course: Certificate in Desktop Publishing . 2011 to Date: Shangtao Multimedia College Course: BTEC Higher National Diploma in 3d Animation and Multimedia

Employment 2009 – to date: Camerapix Magazines International Limited, Nairobi Creative designer. My work involves concept development, excecution of the design concepts as well as desktop publishing. • Responsible for creative artwork from concept to prepress operations, using the latest Computer to Plate (CtP) technology. • High resolution scanning using the high-end Imacon scanner, image retouching and color correction. • Responsible for generating artwork in a prepress studio using professional image-setters and scanners. • Preparing computer generated artwork on both PC and Macintosh platforms.

2007 – 2008: Worked for Newbridge Solutions Ltd Computer Technician and Network Adminstrator. • Responsible for Repair and servicing of computers. • Installations and troubleshooting PCs..


Attributes • Able to follow through on multiple tasks at the same time at optimum performance. • Humble attitude that doesn’t allow personal ego to get in the way of effective team product results. • Able to listen, observe, learn, and incorporate ideas into new designs or products. • Won’t shy off some positive competition. • I work under minimal supervision. Imparting new knowledge on others for the growth of the company is a given.

Referees • Mrs. Phyllis , Director Shangtao Multimedia College. • Rukhsana Haq, MD Camerapix Magazines Ltd Tel: 0722 825401 • Rico Kinyariro, MD NNITO Traders Ltd Tel: +254 721948120 • Sam Kimani, Senior Creative Camerapix Magazines Ltd Tel: +254 719670170


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