Chris Savides

NAG Magazine / Spliced Magazine

Johannesburg, South Africa
South African designer who used to design magazines and print projects who now designs for motion and broadcast. Occasionally, when inspiration strikes, I also illustrate. Currently obsessed with the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Work Experience

NAG Magazine

Art Director

• Layout and design for the magazine as well as for special editions or supplements.
• Redesigning of the magazine each year, and keeping it fresh and exciting.
• Ensuring the magazine is print ready, which includes creating PDFs for print as well as digital distribution through zinio.com
• Ensuring deadlines and print dates are met.
• Creation of magazine flat plan and pagination.
• Branding for NAG Magazine as well as the gaming expo the magazine holds each year known as rage (www.rageexpo.co.za).
April 2006 - July 2015 South Africa

Spliced Magazine

Creative Director

• Company and magazine branding.
• Design, layout, art direction for the magazine.
• Conceptualising theme and tone with the photographer for photo shoots.
• Art directing photo shoots in conjunction with the senior photographer.
• Commissioning illustrators.
• Working in conjunction with the editor to come up with unique content for the magazine.
• Ensuring the magazine has a consistent design.
• Keeping in touch with contemporary design trends.
• Heading up the movie section in the magazine and keeping ahead with what’s new.
• Writing movie reviews when necessary.
• Watching movies.
October 2013 - March 2015 Johannesburg, South Africa

Senior Design Director

Designer for motion and broadcast, I make things look cool whilst working on some of the biggest TV shows IN THE WORLD!
July 2015 - Present Johannesburg, South Africa

Education

Wits Tech

Bachelor of Arts

Degree in Graphic Design, specialising in Art direction, Magazine layout/design, Typography and illustration.
January 2000 - December 2004 South Africa

Languages

English (Fluent),

Skills

Corel Painter , Illustrator, Indesign, Muse, Photoshop,