Interest

Aviation, Science, Travel, Business, Photography, Art.

Summary

Strategy and design development for multi-channel consumer experiences; including store design, fixture design and prototype development through roll out, in-store branding and visual communication, project management, space planning, store planning, vendor selection and negotiation. Specialties: + Materials + Prototyping & Testing + Branding + Identity + Retail Design + Environmental Design + Fixture Design + Production+ Graphic Design + Conceptual Illustration

+ Retail Store Design

Work History

Work History

Head Designer

Quantum Publishers

• Trained and mentored new team members and Interns.

• Supervised, art directed and collaborated with designers and photographers to create captivating magazine      layouts.

• Liaison with Reproduction House.

• Planned, created, and coordinated range of print-related ads and magazine layout.

Apr 2007 - Present

Graphic Designer

PetSmart Head Office
•Participated in the “Polished Concrete Floor Committee” representing the Marketing Department to choose a polished concrete type for and color from branding research and travel across the USA for the new store design.  •Developed and designed a signage system from the sensory branding research to be installed and adhered to into the new Store Design. Partnered with our vendors for the development of the signage system to align with the sensory branding.       •Streamlined complex concepts to easy understandable content to improve efficiency and advancing the business.  •Conceptualize and designed new fixture prototypes & marketing collateral that increased sales and customer engagement. •Created and designed new business initiatives. Communicated, negotiated, and met with vendors and new business development assuring the concept was aligned with the strategy, deadline, and budget from concept to completion. •Collaborated with the in- house creative team to conceptualize and execute campaign layouts within the PetSmart brand. Files were organized to color palettes, iconography, and photography directed as guidelines for standards. •Photo art direct, communicate, and negotiate with vendors and photographers assuring the strategy, deadline and budget were aligned from concept to completion. •Presented concepts and final artwork to clients, vendors and internal team members ensuring transparency. •Strong time management and project management experience. •Created photography group to help inspire colleagues to take their photography skills to the next level. Lead weekly meetings and develop curriculum.
2004 - 2007

Illustrator/designer/project coordinator

Greey & Pickett

•Illustrated and created hand graphics, schematic planning drawings and high end master plans to communicate accurate information and use creative graphics, color and layout.

•Developed and designed 3-d concept renderings from CAD files and topographic maps to accurately present  the vision of the conceptual master plans.

•Designed marketing collateral for large scale planning projects.

•Collaborated with the in- house urban planners and architects to execute layouts and designs to master plans.

•Photographed existing community sites.

•Updated and organized photo library for reference material and photo stocks

• Created Land Planning Graphics (Phasing, Lotting, Masterplans)

• Responsible for gathering information, writing and designing layouts of City Documents (RFQ & RFP’s)

•Designed Community Branding (Logo), Environmental Signage and Monumentation.

2003 - 2003

Freelance designer

Intengu Communicatins

• Designed of corporate branding for Coat of Arms for the municipality of East London, SA.

• Cost estimated for printing, design, and production.

• Photographed Eco Challenge event for advertising material for the Eastern Cape Department of Arts.

• Pitched for an above the line account for the East London Tourism board.

• Oversaw material for reproduction before printing.

• Brainstormed for brand strategy and pitched for new accounts.

• Photographed products and outdoor material for brochure needs.

• Illustration

Education

Education
1993 - 1996

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Skills

Skills

Illustration

Design

Photography