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Curriculum Vitae

WORK EXPERIENCE THOROUGHPEDIA Historical Thoroughbred Racehorse Database Period December 2007 – May 2010 Role Studio Manager, Retouching Artist, Layout, IT Support Software Snow Leopard (advanced), Windows 7 (advanced) Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Bridge, Picasa, Cooliris / Piclens, LogMeIn / Teamviewer, FilemakerPro Duties Scan, repair and re-create modern-looking photographic backgrounds for 5000 historic racehorse photographs dating back as far as 1920. Research and implement numerous cross-platform solutions to incorporate a Mac DTP workflow into a predominantly Windows environment where the database was held. Update and maintain the studio hardware and software. Reason for Leaving End of main phase of the project Reference Jehan Malherbe – Partner (021) 510 1455

Hirt & CARTER Sportsman’s Warehouse department Period September – November 2007 Role DTP Software Freehand, Photoshop Duties Sit between the traffic manager and the printing floor. Reason for Leaving $$ Reference Chrissie – Sportman’s Warehouse +27 (0)21 410 8100

SWITCH DESIGN GROUP Design Agency (Freelance) Period January – February, May – June 2007 Role DTP, Design Software Freehand, Indesign, Photoshop, Flash Duties Brand Manual, stationery and website for Parliament. Branding for Cape Town FIFA 2010. Reference Simon Arenhold, Business Director (021) 421 1784, 082 445 7276

INSPIRATION MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS Ad Agency (Freelance) Period July 2006 – October 2006, March – April 2007 Role Finished Art Software Freehand, Indesign, Photoshop Duties Intensive DTP and design. Numerous clients including Vodacom, Old Mutual, ReMax. Reference André Steyn, Creative Director (021) 761 1388

ONTRACK ADVERTISING Ad Agency (2 month contract) Period Beg. November – End December 2006 Role DTP, Design Software Freehand, Photoshop Duties Intensive DTP and design, mainly for Nutri Feeds campaign launch. Reference Christo Wolmarans, Studio Head (021) 851-2878

MEDIA24 ‒ GOAL! Nigerian version of local Soccer Laduma newspaper. Period September 2005 – June 2006 Role Layout, design, photo retouching. Software Quark XPress, Indesign, Photoshop Duties • Retouch and deep etch all photos • Proof and set text • Layout pages • Design weekly cover Reference Hans-Peter Bakker: +234 803 535 4569 – a 083 448 5413 – n

WESTERN PROVINCE OWNERS AND TRAINERS ASSOCIATION Thoroughbred racehorse owners and trainers Period December 2005 – January 2006 Role Photo retoucher Software Photoshop Duties • Scan 150 photos dating from 1930’s to present. • Extensive retouch and colour correct photos Reference Jill Paynter: 021 761 2957

TENTICKLE Bedouin tent makers and rentals. Period April 2005 – present (freelance) Role Corporate ID and web designer Software Dreamweaver Photoshop Duties • Design corporate ID • Design the website: Reference Marco Slunder: 084 298 0000

BODHI KHAYA RETREAT CENTRE Guest lodge and retreat centre near Stanford / Hermanus Period April 2005 – present (freelance) Role Corporate ID and web designer Software Dreamweaver Photoshop Duties • Photograph the facility and surroundings. • Design a logo and corporate ID • Design website: Reference Lizanne Barnett – (0283) 880 156

GILES RIDLEY PHOTOGRAPHY Professional sports photographer Period November 2002 – present (freelance) Role Photo retoucher Software Photoshop Duties Stitch photos together into panoramas. Perform extensive retouching for large format (up to billboard) output. Reference Giles Ridley -(021) 785 1798

AMAC (ARTS AND MEDIA ACCESS CENTRE) (Formerly Mediaworks) Training Centre Period Contract: March 2004 – May 2004 Role Trainer Software Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop Duties Design courses Train and assess students Write up reports and feedback to department heads. Reference Celestine Doty – (021) 461 0369

MUSEUM TECHNICAL SERVICES Govt. Dept. Period August 2003 -October 2003 Role Graphic designer Software Photoshop, CorelDraw Duties • Design the poster for National Heritage Day Reference Douw Briers – 021-505 1500

DIGICREW – HISTORY OF CHESS IN SA Typesetting of a Chess Book Period May 2003 Role Typesetter Software Quark XPress Reference Nick Barnett – (021) 788 8245

CRUISES-FOR-AFRICA Website-based travel consultant Period May 2003 -present (freelance) Role Website / Graphic designer Software Dreamweaver, Photoshop Duties • Design website for Cruises-for-Africa ( • Update and maintain website on a weekly basis Reference Chris Hunoldt – (021) 782 6979

MIKE WHALLEY Private Client Period November 2002 – present (freelance) Role Website / Graphic designer Software Dreamweaver, Quark, Freehand Duties • Design website for Horizon Holiday Cottages ( • Design corporate stationery for a number of clients via Mike Whalley Reference Mike Whalley -083 443 5298

MACTRAIN MULTIMEDIA COLLEGE College offering graphic design diplomas and short multimedia and DTP courses. Period January 2001 – December 2003 Roles Design head, IT Manager, trainer. Software Photoshop, Quark XPress, Freehand, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Cubase, Reason. Duties: Design Head • Design and maintain a corporate identity. • Design and manage repro for all aspects of corporate paraphernalia including brochures, adverts, student cards, signs. • Design and maintain the website. Duties: IT Manager • Set up and manage systems to ensure the integrity of the IT function. • Repairs and troubleshooting. • Staff training in the above. Duties: Trainer • Occasional trainer in DTP subjects. • Set up a sound studio and design and teach courses in Desktop Audio and Music production. Reference: Lizanne Barnett -Director: 0398 341 863

WILLIAMS LEA FACILITIES MANAGEMENT London-based specialist printing for major international financial institutions (Ernst & Young, BUPA, Rothschild, SBC Warburg, Salamons, Williams de Bröe, Morgan Stanley) Period September 1996 to November 1997 and from August 1998 to October 1999. Roles Mac IT support / Digital Prepress Operator / Typesetter / Trainer Software Quark XPress, Photoshop, Freehand, Illustrator, Acrobat / Pitstop, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Adobe Presswise, Farrukh Imposition Publisher. Duties: IT Support • Maintain Macintosh systems. Install Software. Install/replace/repair hard disks, CD-ROM drives, processor daughtercards. • Download latest Software and driver versions. • Archive all work onto CD-ROMs. Duties: Operator • From data supplied, prepare text and artwork for proofing on laser or 3M Rainbow dye sub, or output to film. Specifically: • Lay up hand-drawn documents, reformat text and prepare client’s files for output. Retouch and composite scanned images. • Scan reflectives and trannies on ScanView drum scanner. • Plan and set up page impositions in Adobe Presswise and Farrukh Imposition Publisher. • Used the earliest version Adobe Acrobat and Enfocus Pitstop to achieve colour separations from non-prepress applications such as Microsoft Word or Powerpoint. • Montage separations for output to film. Duties: Typesetter • Typeset and design corporate stationery. Duties: Trainer • Prepare a synopsis of the training schedule for top management. • Prepare course notes pertaining to the operations in the digital prepress department. • Train and evaluate all platemakers in all aspects of DTP and digital prepress. Reason for leaving No longer wished to do shift work. Reference Bryan Terry, manager: 0171-556 3672

QUALIFICATIONS SCHOOLING Abbotts College (final year) 1988 Diocesan College (high school) 1985 to 1987 Waldorf School – Constantia (primary school) 1981 - 1984 EXTRA CURRICULA Cape Town Film & Television School (CTFTVS) 1985 to 1987 Awards included: • Best Editing Award for film: ‘Nitescape’ which achieved Gold Seal and Second Place at London International Amateur Film Festival (LIAFF), 1986 TERTIARY EDUCATION Cape Town Film & Television School (CTFTVS) 1989 to 1990 Diploma in Film and Television Production Awards included: Best Individual End of Year Project 1989 Best Musical Score 1990 MacTrain Multimedia College 1992 – 1994 Diploma in Desktop Publishing and Design I have taught all aspects of Desktop Publishing up to Diploma level at various institutions since 1994, including: Concept Interactive – Andrew Macklin 021 448 8451 AMAC (Arts and Media Access Centre) – Celestine Doty 021 461 0369 Mactrain College -Lizanne Barnett 021 788 8245 Williams Lea Facilities Management (London) – Bryan Terry 0171 556 3672

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