Duncan Stevens

Freelance Magazine Designer & Album Designer

Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 Skills
Commercial Experience:
Jan 08 – March 11 Freelance, London, UK & Johannesburg, SA
• Graphicc designer; S&V Music Ltd and DS+TM (London)
• Graphic designer; Greymatter (Jhb)
• Graphic designer; Ochre Media (Jhb)
• Layout designer; Buick Magazine (CT)
• Layout designer; WATTnow & E+C Mag, Crown Publishers (Jhb)
• Layout designer; Africa Connect & Commercial Mag, CR Publishers (Jhb)
Jan 09 – Aug 10 Bonisani Publications, Johannesburg, SA – Art Director (www.bonisani.com)
• Editorial direction, researching and writing of feature articles
• Masthead design, layout design and corporate collatoral
• Creative direction for all titles; Talking Horses, Talking Shop, Walk the Floor, Hardware International, fiy
Dec 05 – Dec 07 S&V Music Ltd, London, UK – Director
• Sound stylist and branded sound development for Soho House plc, The Restaurant Group
• Director of the company with clients including; The Ebury, The Waterway, Running Horse, Soho House plc, Ruby & Sequoia Group and The Restaurant Group.
Jan 05 – Nov 05 All Saints Retail Ltd, London, UK – Head of Accessories (www.allsaints.co.uk)
• Head of the accessories division
• Design of range of jewellery, bags, belts, clothing embellishments and other accessories
• Graphic Artwork for mens and womens T-Shirts, jumpers, coats and various other clothing
Apr 04 – Nov 04 Sharon Marston Lighting, London, UK – Design Assistant (www.sharonmarston.com)
• Assistance in production of chandeliers and installations
• Assistance at 100% Design, built chandeliers for DAKS, 100% Design, Jaeger and House of Fraser
Feb 02 – March 04 K & Y Consulting, London, UK - Personal Management / Image Consultancy
• Management of artists, PR for Oxygen Model Management and of fashion photographers
• Assistance in strategy for PR, work & creative advice
Mar 01 – Feb 02 ICROSS, London, UK – Freelance PR
• Media, communication, design & capacity development
• Team leader responsible for a twelve person team internationally
Mar 00 – Mar 01 FOTANGO, London, UK - Senior Designer: Europe
• Co-ordinated B2B of co-branding opportunities & online/offline campaigns for the UK, Germany & France
• Style guides for Fotango brand bible for each European territory
• Managed design teams across those three countries (London, Paris & Berlin)
Jan 1998 – Feb 2000 ITC, Johannesburg, SA - Senior Designer & Digital Artist
• Conceptual design, 3D productions, Multimedia production & printed advertising
• First line of contact for potential, and current clients
• Marketing & strategy and promotional work as well as heading up the design department
Interests & Hobbies
Sports: Keen interests and recreational participation in kick boxing, rock-climbing, horse riding, yoga and weight training.
Creative: Exhibited artwork, photography, objet and jewellery at the Truman Brewery (London, 2003), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2004), Reads (Johannesburg, 2008/9), Objekt (Johannesburg 2009), UJ (Johannesburg, 2010). PPPL Publishers published a book of poetry in the US called Journey in a Black in Dec 2006. T-Shirt design for Big Blue 2010.
Other: Literature (large body of creative writing, Design (branding, psychology of design and contemporary design), lighting and furnishings, jewellery design, photography and illustration
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design
Album Design