Art Director – Farmer’s Weekly
February 2014 – Present
> Overseeing the design department to ensure the flow of work between myself and the design team.
> Ensuring all necessary design work are to standard.
> Time management of weekly and daily deadlines.
> Department deadlines are met.
> Finalising and signing off the magazine for print and digital issues.
> Setting the magazine’s pagination in conjunction with the different departments.
> Responsible for the look and feel, layout and design of the magazine and its brand.
> Layout of features and regular articles.
> Designing advertisements and material for the magazine’s promotions,
tours and conferences, as well as for advertisers.
> Responsible for all brand extended properties as the Agribusiness Africa Conference.
Reference: Denene Erasmus (Editor)
Part-time Lecturer and course developer – Vega School
July 2016 – November 2017, September 2018,
February 2019 – July 2019
> Lecturing final year design students on illustration. This module focuses on applying conceptual problem-solving and illustration techniques and skills.
> Consulting with students to assist them in keeping to project requirements, deadlines and outcomes, and helping them improve relevant skills.
> Develop learning outcomes, module material, activities, projects and marking rubrics for first and second-year Illustration.
Reference: Jana Santilhano (Academic Co-Navigator)
Member of the Programme Advisory Committee
– CTU Training Solutions
> Participate in developing and giving feedback on the course material and learning outcomes for the diploma in visual communication programme.
Reference: Steyn Pretorius (Head of Department)
Graphic Designer – Farmer’s Weekly
February 2012 – February 2014
> Responsible for the layout of features and articles, photo editing and designing advertisements for clients.
(Promoted to Art Director)