I have professional experience on print publications, worked as an Art Director on weeklies; as well as a bachelor’s degree in Applied Design.
My previous employer was Media24, the print media arm of the South African media company Naspers. It’s the umbrella division for the company’s newspapers and magazines as well as printing business, but also includes the internet platforms of the 24.com collection of web portals. Media24 is Africa’s largest publisher, printer and distributor of magazines and related products as well as the continent’s largest newspaper publisher. I was employed in its weeklies division as Art Director of South Africa’s two top circulation magazine brands, Huisgenoot and YOU. Both weeklies are marketed as family magazines that entertain, inform and intrigue with topical content including background features on the news and lifestyle and leisure content.
I’ve spent more than 9 years at these titles and took over in 2014 as the Art Director with the responsibility of conceptualizing the look and feel of all pages. I managed nine layout artists, and prided myself not only on my own creativity and dedication to every project but also keeping a hard-working team motivated and productive.
I’m now freelancing and worked with brands like MTN, Capitec and Game.