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Work experience

Aug 2006Oct 2009

Graphic Designer

Live Music Society (Rhodes University student society)

Duties included: designing posters and flyers for gigs; working with bands from inside and outside the Eastern Cape to publicise their music and image within Grahamstown; promotional leaflets; sticker, badge and t -shirt designs; printing and distributing flyers.

Additional duties: general organisation of gigs, which included liasing with bands, organising transport, payment and accomodation, door duties at gigs, basic setting up and dismantling of sound equipment

20062007

Cartoonist, Reviewer

Activate (Student newspaper, Rhodes University)

Ran cartoon strip, "Annie Innuendo" for several editions; wrote book and film reviews; ran political cartoons for several editions.

2006

Work shadow with Jonathan Shapiro (AKA Zapiro)

In 2006 I did a two day work shadow with Zapiro, the award winning cartoonist, conducting interviews, organising the vast database of reference material, observing, and in one instance contributed an idea to a cartoon (uncredited). 

2005

Bartending

Various

Post-Matriculation gap year in London, bartending in Chelsea and Canary Wharf.

Education

20062009

Bachelor of Arts

Rhodes University

With additional credits in History and Appreciation of Music, Politics, Art History and Art Practical.

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Matric with university exemption

Herzlia Schools

Portfolio

Portfolio

Skills

Adobe Illustrator
Photoshop
Proficient in photoshop (see portfolio)

Interest

I have numerous interests and hobbies to keep myself sane, humble and occupied. Here are just a few highlights:

I love reading, writing and drawing; listening to all kinds of music (from blues, bluegrass, ska, punk, etc, to anything that is challenging, subversive or rhythmically experimental); playing bass guitar (band experience ranges from frenetic adolescent punk rock, to indie-jazz-hop, to high-wailing lonesome-rattling foot-stompin' bluegrass); collecting comic books (cartoons, comix, illustrated novels, sequential graphic literature- funnybooks, basically).

As far as physical activity goes, I enjoy running, jumping and tomfoolery. I am currently studying shaolin quan at the International Kim Loong Wushu Centre (www.kimloong.org) under the tutelage of Shirfu/Dr. Jeff Lan. I also enjoy long, rambling hikes and have completed the Amathole Trail two years in a row ('08,'09).