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Work History

January 2016Current

Graphic Designer

Blitsdruk Knysna

duties: graphic design | photo editing | DTP
reason for leaving:
still employed

Aug 2014Current

Freelance Graphic Designer

DesignRight

duties: graphic design | photo editing | web design | online profiling & marketing
reason for leaving:
still employed

May 2013Aug 2014

Signwriter & Graphic Designer

Sign Right

duties: graphic design | manufacturing of signage | general sales assistant
reason for leaving:
retrenched

May 2007May 2013

Senior Graphic Designer

Minuteman Press | Cape Town

duties: design of various printed materials | getting artwork print-ready | digital, litho and wide format repro for litho work | checking of material to printed product
reason for leaving: relocated back to Knysna

Dec 2006Apr 2007

Duty Manager

the Glen Boutique Hotel

duties: reservations | booking in of guests | routine checks and follow ups on daily duties
reason for leaving: accepted permanent design position

Jun 2004Oct 2006

Front Desk Manager

the Royal Hotel Knysna

duties: reservations | booking in of clients | assisting on housekeeping | daily cash ups | wages & salaries | petty cash
reason for leaving: relocated to Cape Town

Apr 2001Jun 2004

GM

Caffè Rossini Knysna

duties: managing of the coffee shop | stock takes | ordering | cash ups | wages
reason for leaving: was offered old position back

Nov 1998Mar 2001

Waitron

Upstairs

duties: waiting on tables
reason for leaving: accepted a daytime position

Feb 1996Oct 2006

Freelance Graphic Designer

Dizziworx design & print

duties: all aspects of design & home based dtp to nishing
reason for leaving: relocated to Cape Town

Feb 1993Oct 1998

Front Desk Manager

the Royal Hotel Knysna

duties: booking in of clients | assisting on housekeeping | daily cash ups | wages & salaries | petty cash
reason for leaving: went back into waiting

Jul 1992Jan 1993

Sales Assistant

the Caboose Diner

duties: general sales
reason for leaving: took a permanent position

Dec 1991Jun 1992

Sales Assistant

Giftigue

duties: general sales | buying | cashing up | stock control
reason for leaving: owner closed down the business

Nov 1989Nov 1991

Assistant GM

the Heads Restaurant

duties: handling bookings | seating guest | maintaining serving standards | cashing up
reason for leaving: restaurant changed hands

Mar 1989Oct 1989

Waitron

the Falcon Creek Spur

duties: waiting on tables
reason for leaving: took full time waiton position

Jul 1988Feb 1989

Waitron

the Kol Tov Restaurant

duties: waiting on tables
reason for leaving: took full time waitron position

Feb 1988Feb 1989

Sales Assistant

Geo Fechter & Sons

duties: general floor & counter sales
reason for leaving:
entered into hospitality industry

Jan 1986Dec 1987

Soldier

SADF | National Service

duties: national service
reason for leaving: completed 2 year compulsory service

Skills

Corel Draw X6.4

Extensive knowledge of the use of Corel Draw having used the vector based design package since ver. 4

MS Excel 2013

Been using spreadsheets since Lotus 123 and highly skilled on formula input

MS Word 2013

Good operation level of its word processing capabilities

Adobe Illustrator CS5

Used mainly for conversions and light modifications

Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 extended

Used for mainly RGB to CMYK colour conversions and visa versa

Adobe Acrobat X Pro

Able to use the program for modifications and conversions

Education

Jan 1981Nov 1985

Senior Certificate

Knysna High

Afrikaans HG | 1st Language

English HG | 2nd Language

German SG | 3rd Language

Maths SG

Science SG

Economics SG