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I founded smartdesign in 2007 prior to ilovelvet as a freelancer during my studies. When leaving ilovelvet i decided to return to freelance as smartdesign.

At Smartdesign I am responsible for the day to day running of the business as well as specialist work including, but not limited to, graphic design for an onl… Read More
I founded smartdesign in 2007 prior to ilovelvet as a freelancer during my studies. When leaving ilovelvet i decided to return to freelance as smartdesign.

At Smartdesign I am responsible for the day to day running of the business as well as specialist work including, but not limited to, graphic design for an online environment as well as print media.

As a freelance web designer I am responsible for the design and development of all online media for a variety of advertising agencies in Durban and have several clients across South Africa.

The services portfolio includes below-the-line advertising and preperation for print. The conceptulisation, design and programming of all online media as well as project management.

As a freelance design studio I am responsible for client services, costing, project management, reproduction for print and machine proofing in Lithographic, Digital and Screen Printing.

My area of expertise and passion is the design and development of cutting edge, bespoke websites using various programming languages and techniques to achieve the best online solution.

I am also responsible for the design of Email marketing templates, email campaign sends and website maintenance.

My responsibilities include:
1. Conceptualization of websites and interfaces;
2. Providing input regarding development within the digital environment.
3. Artwork recreation;
4. Design and layout of website and advertising material;
5. Production costing;
6. Repro for lithographic, digital and screen printing;
7. Building, programming and maintaining cutting edge websites; Read Less
  • Founder – Freelance designer
    Smartdesign — Durban, South Africa
  • Cofounder – Director Web division
    ilovelvet — Durban, South Africa
  • Graphic Designer – Design Floor Supervisor
    African Mediums — Durban, South Africa
  • In-house Graphic Designer – Head Office
    Life by André Martin — Durban, South Africa
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1. To be a leading designer in the web industry, not only achieving excellence nationally but be able to compete in the international arena.
2. To not only continuously draw inspiration, but to be an inspiration to other web designers
3. To explore and develop cutting edge websites for new and existing digital medRead More
1. To be a leading designer in the web industry, not only achieving excellence nationally but be able to compete in the international arena.
2. To not only continuously draw inspiration, but to be an inspiration to other web designers
3. To explore and develop cutting edge websites for new and existing digital mediums. i.e. online, mobile devices & touchscreens Read Less
7+ years visual communication experience in the design and advertising industry. I have specialized experience in graphic and web design, with a proven track record of developing online media from concept to production.

I have a sound web design background with extensive experience as a frontend developer, and … Read More
7+ years visual communication experience in the design and advertising industry. I have specialized experience in graphic and web design, with a proven track record of developing online media from concept to production.

I have a sound web design background with extensive experience as a frontend developer, and have completed a Bachelor of Technology degree in graphic design, focusing on web design having written my thesis on “Design for the Internet”.

Over and above graphic design for print, I have both management and production experience in the online environment with a sound understanding of design for the internet, Email Marketing, Social Media, Actionscript 2, XHTML, HTML, CSS, Java script libraries as well as frontend development using existing CMS frameworks such as WordPress, Joomla & Zencart.

Over the years I have produced and project managed a portfolio of websites for iconic brands, in both the national and international markets. Read Less
Member Since: Apr 18, 2012