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Alexander Bielovich

Alexander Bielovich

Durban, South Africa

Work Experience

Gorilla Creative Media

Awesomeness Architect

July 2013 - Present Durban, South Africa

The Fire Tree Design Company

Junior Designer

Primarily worked on major nationwide retailer Baby City (product catalogs, print advertisements, product and price ads, character design, registry box mock ups and newsletters). Exposed to design and printing standards while working on logo designs, print ads, e-mailers, gift cards and other layout work.
December 2012 - June 2013 Durban, South Africa

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris

TBWA Creative (Intern)

Collaborated with fellow Vega student, copywriter Matthew Morrow. Exposed to the workings and processes within a large-scale agency and Above the Line work. Reported to Art Director Rachel Brown.

Contributions: Layout and typesetting for a series of print-ads for the TOPS Cheers magazine, images and animations for web, icons for a mobile app, background patterns, concepts for in-store promotions and a product activation, sourcing reference imagery, scouting with the “agency camera” and assisted with the writing of all the copy for the series of print-ads for TOPS.
November 2012 - December 2012 Durban, South Africa

The Fire Tree Design Company

Design Studio (Intern)

I worked on and contributed to a variety of projects utilising relevant software, such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. As well as closely observing the design staff's many different disciplines and sitting in on brainstorming sessions, I also assisted with the planning and execution of a photo shoot for a fashion client.

Contributions: Logo design, designing banners, layout and typesetting of a magazine spread, deep etching, photo manipulation and the layout of a monthly newsletter sent out via email.
June 2011 - June 2011 Durban, South Africa

Education

Vega The Brand Communications School

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communications Management (specialising in Creative Brand Communications)

In conjunction with Branding, Marketing and Media studies, "Visual Communications" trains conceptual thinking, visual communication skills and visual direction.

Exposes students to a full range and depth of disciplines within the context of art direction and design. Students engage in practical collaborations with students from various specialisations (Copywriting, Multimedia Design and Photography) to develop and execute creative concepts.

"Brand Challenges" pose groups of students of different specialisations with real-life briefs in simulated agency teams. Groups form fictional agencies, research, conceptualise, execute and finally present to clients.
2010 - Present South Africa

Skills

Character Design, Close Attention To Detail, Concept Development, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Refinement,