GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGNER
I’m an freelance graphic and web designer and Fiate Lux is my personal brand. I offer professional services, always delivering original, affordable and high quality designs. With creative flair, technical competence and artistic skills, every piece of work is crafted with precision to create unique designs that convey branded messages effectively, in a visually vibrant manner.
My objective is to continuously evolve, grow and learn new skills. Learn from my mistakes, try new things and explore new technology and ways of doing things. My current learning path is mastering Adobe AfterEffects for 2D and 3D animation. It’s challenging, exciting, rewarding and I’m determined to master it.
With clarity, confidence, respect, empathy, written/verbal, constructive, friendliness, effective listening skills and understanding client briefs.
Collaboration between immediate team members, developers, sales and marketing, animators and client stake holders through cooperation, coordination, idea exchange and managing deadlines.
Through analysis, lateral thinking, logical reasoning, taking initiative, persistence and observation.
Self-management, decision-making, calmness, optimism, open-minded, analysis, self-confidence and self-motivated.
Divergent thinking, drawing on inspiration, imagination, insight, innovation, experimenting, questioning and design.
Acting with integrity, sense of responsibility, discipline, taking initiative, dependable, committed, self-motivated and professional.
Project management, empathy, selflessness, agility, listening, humility, cultural intelligence, authenticity, versatility and trustworthy.
Goal setting, prioritising, self-starter, planning, focus, delegation, stress management and coping
Attention to Detail
Critical observation, listening, recall, questioning. The power is in the details.
(References included in the CV)
Krugersdorp, South Africa
UK & Scotland
Mobile: + 27 82 373 8729
DATE OF BIRTH:
23 April 1980
Education and training
HIGH SCHOOL 1996
Subjects: English, Afrikaans, Science, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Woodwork, Computer Science
TRAINING: SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Assertive Communication through Compass Group
Emotional IQ by Dr. Brian Jude
Managing with Intent by Ian Mann
Leadership Training through Standard Bank Leadership Centre
Social Media Marketing Foundations through LinkedIn Learning
HTML & CSS
Adobe Creative Suite CC:
Acrobat Pro, Bridge, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects
EXPERIENCE IN MY PROFESSION
AWARDS AND MENTIONS
Published in The Silent Journey –
© 2004 by the International Library of Poetry – Poetry.com
Awarded ‘Superstar of the Month Award’ on two occasions with Compass Group for outstanding performance.
Awarded an “Outstanding Performance Award” for the year of 2003 from the CEO of Compass Group
Outstanding Performance Award at Standard Bank 2009
Standard Bank Global Leadership Centre – Achievement Certificate for the Foundation Leadership Programme in 2009
Freelance Graphic and web designer
Fiate Lux Creative Design / Nov 2010 – present
Fiate Lux is my personal brand and I am a graphic and web designer servicing a wide variety of industries from Healthcare, Employee Wellness, Engineering, Insurance, Digital Marketing, Mining, Food Services and companies in the Financial and Investment sectors. This website features a culmination of my work done over the past 9 years.
Graphic Design Manager
Standard Bank / Jun 2008 – Oct 2010
Working for the Global Markets team, I was hired to establish and manage a creative support function for a team of approximately 220+ professional traders, providing them with high quality presentations, proposals and event campaigns. I managed the design, printing, production and distribution channels, aligning output with Standard Bank’s global corporate identity standards. I created promotional and communication campaigns for a range of international events and also established a Knowledge Library, housing a range of templates, legal disclaimers and group information. My role included training and technical support for staff and liaison with suppliers to ensure cost-effective and efficient solutions. Keeping abreast of international trends, monitoring developments in the financial industry and delivering quality products in a challenging environment were imperative.
Compass Group SA / Jul 2004 – Jul 2005
- Running the Marketing Design department effectively ensuring all deadlines are met
- Guiding and assisting 2 designers reporting to me
- Controlling departmental budget
- Oversee the design and layout of proposals, tenders, bid documents and any other designs for point-of-sale material
- Adhering to strict brand design specifications and guidelines as laid out by Compass Group UK
- Brainstorming with sales, marketing and operations staff with regard to creating “world-class” client documents.
JUNIOR TO SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Compass Group SA / Apr 2000 – Jun 2004
I started my career as a graphic designer here, reporting to the Design Manger. I received on-the-job training and went on software courses. I worked my way up from Junior to Senior Designer. My responsibilities included:
- Liaise with Sales, Marketing and Operations Departments with regards to design requirements for tender and proposal documents and other point of sale material
- Design and layout of proposals, tenders and bid documents for prospective clients from inception to final product
- Creating and maintaining a library of templates and images
- Creation of all presentations – electronic and packaged
- Menu design for retail outlets managed by the company
Compass Group SA / Nov 1998 – Apr 2000
- Data capturing
- Stock control and cash sales reconciliation
- Maintaining databases for product mixes and pricing control