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Kristin Mento Postal address: 39 Lockerby Road, Rondebosch East, Cape Town Cell: +2772 200 1577 Email: kris.mento@gmail.com

- Layout Designer / Photo Editor for Photodeli: November 2013 - present - Assistant Designer / Marketing Designer at Seventeen Magazine, South Africa: October 2012 - October 2013 - Assistant designer and Illustrator on the coffee table book titled, ‘Healdtown: Under The Eagle’s Wings ’ : J a n u a r y 2 0 1 2 - J u l y 2 0 1 3 - Online Content Editor / SEO manager / Head Designer for Hy-se-Sy-se.com (www.hy-se-sy-se.com): January 2011 - January 2013 - Part-time junior Magazine Layout Design lecturer at Varsity College, Cape Town: January 2011 - December 2012 - Freelance creative (layout artist / illustrator / photographer / painter / writer): January 2011 - present - Internship at Art South Africa magazine: January 2011 - March 2011 - Editor-at-large and Head of Design for TOAST student magazine (www.issuu.com/toastmag): January 2010 - December 2010 - Freelance writer for TCB Publishings: April 2010 - September 2010

- Firm grip of Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop programmes (Mac and PC literate) - Front-end design and HTML knowledge of Wordpress platform and understanding of SEO - Detailed photographic knowledge and working repro knowledge - Eager and quick to learn new skills and take innitiative - Able to solve problems and generate ideas by thinking outside the box and daring to be different - Very good organisational and teamwork skills, self-motivated, and great sense of humour


- UCT accredited GetSmarter Advertising course completed (July 2013 - September 2013) - Graduated from a part-time course on Adobe Illustrator at the Friends of Design Digital Academy (March 2012 - April 2012) - Random House Struik Creative Writing course completed (September 2010 - November 2010) - Studied Journalism at Varsity College, Rondebosch campus (2009 - 2010) Status: Graduated with Diploma Position: First in my class (19 distinctions out of 21 overall) Subjects studied: > Introduction to Publishing (Adobe inDesign) > Sub-editing (incorporated Adobe inDesign)

> Magazine & Feature writing > Opinion & Specialist writing > Communications Sciences > English

> Photography

> Media Law

> Newswriting

> Media Studies

- Attended Rustenburg Girls’ High School (2004 - 2008): Graduated with National Senior Certificate Drivers licence and car: Yes Passport: Yes South African citizen: Yes Languages: English (read, write & speak), Afrikaans (read, write and speak) and some French (read and speak)

- Nikita Da Silva Production Manager at Photodeli Office number:+27 (0)21 421 3750 Cell: +27 (0)72 2226973 Email: nikita@photodeli.co.za - Sally Laver Art Director at Seventeen magazine, South Africa Office number: +27 (0)21 408 3915 Cell: +27 (0)72 489 6340 Email: sally@seventeen.co.za - Elsibe Loubser McGuffog Mentor & ex-colleague: Editor of Hy-se-Sy-se.com and Head of TOAST magazine student-facilitator liaisons Cell: 082 465 5090 Email: elsibe@elsibe.co.za


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