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Candidate of the week: Graphic Designer

Thursday, 23 November 2006
By Print21

Employment Details:

August 2004 – September 2006 Graphic Designer (DTP)

Printflow/Central Design & Engineering – Australia

I did design work that ranged from business cards, brochures, flyers etc. These designs were either executed from scratch or just improvements to what the customers desired.

I also re-drew logos to finished print ready quality as well as original creations since some customers did not supply rough visuals.

Apart from the designs duties I also did a reasonable amount of customer service at the office front on photocopying duties on both colour and black/white copiers.

All my design work was executed with the use of a PC and the programes involved were Corel Draw 12, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/ InDesign, Acrobat Reader 6 and Word.

July 2000 to December 2003 Graphic Designer (DTP)

Edgars Retail Chain – Zimbabwe

I was actively involved in the Group’s internal Creative Department within the Marketing Division.I Created in-house (Customers’ Club Magazine)/press adverts for Edgars Retail Stores and sister company, Express Stores from visuals to print-ready finished artwork.

I Created the Group’s promotional material. These included A1 posters, banners, A5 speakers cards, brochures, and price points.

My tasks were achieved by the use of an Apple Mac and the programmes employed were Adobe Photoshop, Quark Express, Freehand and Acrobat Reader (PDF’s).

August 1998 to July 2000 GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Willsgrove Tableware (PVT) LTD – Zimbabwe

I created new designs and improved on existing ones for the company’s wide range of tableware. Working in conjuction with the company’s sales representatives, I executed various organisations’ corporate logos and other single/full colour designs. These designs were then printed out as separations for final transfer to various tableware, including coffee mugs, dinner sets, plates, ashtrays, beer mugs etc. I worked in close liason with the company’s Printing
Department.

November 1996 to August 1998 Graphic Designer

Lithocraft Industries (PVT) LTD – Zimbabwe

I was responsible for executing single and full colour designs. Re-drawing various external organisations’ corporate logos for camera ready finished artwork for the production of films. These films were also produced
through the image setter. My tasks were achieved by the use of Pentium, Corel Draw.

May 1992 to November 1996 Graphic Designer (DTP)

Corporate Images Advertising (PVT) LTD – Zimbabwe

I designed advertisements/layouts.

I was responsible for teaching and editing junior artists’ designs.

I did a reasonable amount of proof reading.

I was responsible for all the illustrative designs.

Most of my tasks were achieved by the use of an Apple Mac and the programmes employed were Adobe Photoshop, Quark Express and Aldus Freehand.

April 1991 to May 1992 Junior Graphic Designer

Blue Ribbon Foods (PVT) LTD – Zimbabwe

I was responsible for promotions Art in the Sales and Marketing Department, General Design, billboard designs and painting.

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