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Work experience

Feb 2013Present

Natural jewelry maker

Splodgical : Self-employed

I make braceletes and neclaces with natural materials, working mailnly with stones and gems, glass beads and wood.I make bamboo vases and other wood wall hangings, incense and candle holders.

Jan 2012Jul 2012

Trainee photographer, retoucher, shoot planner and qualified RAW developer

Yuri Arcurs Productions
Mar 2005Dec 2011

Photographer/Senior Journalist and page layout artist

Mid South Coast Mail

Letter of reference.March 24, 2011

To whom it may concern

Dominique Baptie has worked at the Mid south Coast Mail newspaper for six years, starting as a sales representative in the advertising department.

During this time she showed enormous flair for layout, a vital part of newspaper production, so was moved to the editorial department. It proved to be an extremely good move, both for the newspaper and Dom (as she is called) bringing to the fore her brilliance in layout and design. She also revealed a talent for newsgathering and writing, with a distinctive style that has won her many readers.

During her period in the editorial department, this newspaper won the prestigious Caxton "Newspaper of the Year" Award. Dom was a member of the team that brought this newspaper to the excellence that is required of such an award.

Dom is a fun and composed person, keeping her thoughts to herself when necessary. Never in the time she has worked at the Mail has she ever been involved in altercations with her fellow workers, and has never played "office politics" on any occasion.

Dom has the ability to work extremely hard for days and weeks at a time when necessary - an important point in the news industry where "working hours" are anytime, anywhere, at a moment's notice.

I have long felt that Dom is destined for greater things, and although it is extremely difficult to let her go, I do so with my very best wishes for her future career. I am convinced that she will tackle any future position with her whole heart.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about Dom, and can be reached at 082-567-1274.

Yours faithfully

Dianne White

Editor: Mid south Coast Mail

Jan 2004Jan 2005

Silver service staff

Killdrummy Castle Hotel

Telesales consultant

G.E Money Lending Solutions


Private Engineer

I was working as an apprentice for an engineer building outdoor pizza ovens with imported Italian ceramics and gas pipe instillations.


Jan 2003Dec 2003

Fine Art

Durban University of Technology


crafts, reading, writing, mountain biking, surfing, poetry, bongo drums, traveling, photography, music, cooking, drawing, all nature, camping, good wines and people



I am a friendly, fun and determined individual with a passion for achieving through inspiration. I love to learn and i love a challenge. Ideally i see myself in a careen that is physical, creative and hands-on. I am not afraid of hard work and if offered an opportunity to work in an industry that offers room to grow, express, learn and even teach, i would tackle it with all of my efforts, a bit of humour and a lot of heart. As an inspired person my passion is driven by imagination and pushing boundaries with fresh angles and concepts. I am happiest when i am creating.

I am open to new ventures and change in career

Countries i have traveled too: Australia, England, Scottland, Hungary, Austria, Denmark


Haygrove Heaven soft fruit farm

Hermanus, WC, South Africa

Area Manager.

Since October 2012 I accepted a possition as an Area Manager employed by Haygrove Heaven in Hermanus on a season Contract. My contract is coming to an end on February 6, 2013, whereafter i will be located back in Cape Town in Vredehoek and seeking new employment.


Very good with my hands
Shoot planning
RAW file developer
page layout