Erika Barocsi

Freelance Drawer & Book Illustrator

Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 Skills

Minimum Salary Required: R10,500p.m. & benefits.

I will be perfect for this position as I am an artist and understand paint. - Available: Immediate

NAME : Monika Barocsi

IDENTITY NUMBER : 670328 0669 089

ADDRESS : 16 The Rose
Rosen Road
Corlett Gardens, 2090

TELEPHONE : 074 191 1687/ 074 380 - 2716 / 011 882-0068 (h)


NATIONALITY : Hungarian, South African

CITIZEN : South African

LANGUAGES : English / Afrikaans / Hungarian


1986 Completed Matric at Jhb Art, Ballet, Drama and Music High School, passed with University entrance
Distinction in Art and Geography

1987 - 1988 Wits Technicon, Johannesburg
Completed 1 year graphic design


MS Word, Email, Internet


Name of Company: Exclusive Photos and Flowers
Period Employed: January 1989 – August 1994
Position Held: Photographer and flower arrangement and sales for weddings,
parties and functions.
Newspaper photographer.
Responsibilities: Taking photographs at functions, filing negatives, organizing orders and reprints and delivery to customers.
Marketing the photography business by post and phone.
Reason for leaving: I started my own business.

Own Business: “Anything Arty” Jewelry and Flowers
Date: January 1990 – August 1994
Supplier of flower arrangements to Edgars Stores.
Created a range of African bead work jewelry supplied to some boutiques.

Name of Company: Art and Graphic Supplies - Rosebank
Period Employed: January 1995 – July 1995
Position Held: Sales and Store Management
Responsibilities: Handled all sales, phone calls, ordering stock and pricing.
Managed business when owner on leave.
Ensured shop was well equipped with stock.
Managed the business as if it was my own.
Reason for leaving: Company closed down as owner decided to run home business.

Own Business: “Anything Arty” Art and Blackboard Advertising
Period Employed: August 1995 – June 2007
Responsibilities: Did paintings and chalk board advertisements for restaurants and various other businesses, i.e. butcheries, Spar outlets and hardware stores. Mainly sign writing and illustrations.
Painted two 10m by 3m murals for Shagall’s Kosher Restaurant in Balfour Park of a beach and tropical forest scene in fine art style.
Stained glass effect paintings on the windows of Picasso’s in Rosebank as part of the interior – exterior design of the shop.
Produced a copy of Marc Chagall’s painting for Shula’s Bakery in Rosebank.
Chalk board advertising and wall murals for Ocean Basket Restaurants in Rosebank, Rivonia, Sunninghill and Durban North.

Name of Company: I was sub-contracted to Theme Design as an artist.
Period Employed: 1997 - 1999
Position Held: I worked as the Head Artist at for the interior theme design for Caesars Casino.
Responsibilities: Paintings of Egyptian and Roman themed wall decorations in the Presidential Suite & Hotel.
Reason for leaving: Contract came to an end.

Name of Company: Passport Centre - Edenvale
Period Employed: July 2007 – 15 June 2008
Position Held: Administration of passports and documents
Responsibilities: I handled all legal documents and co-ordinated official paper work to expedite the speedy processing of passports, visa applications, etc
Reason for leaving: I left because I had a large artwork commission but due to the current recession, this is no longer viable and I need to find permanent work.

Own Business: Self Employed
Date: July 2008 – February 2010
Duties: Worked for myself doing blackboard advertisements for restaurants.
I am currently a sales representative selling the ozone spa bath for Medizone.

Name of Company: Dynamic Promotions, Randburg.
Date: March 2010 – June 2010
Position Held: Promotion of mni 100% natural health products.
Responsibilities: Promoted mni health products at Dischem stores and did market research.

I do extra acting work for TV shows, adverts and movies and my casting agent in Chameleon Castings.

Name of Company: Capital Shoes, OR Thambo International Airport.
Date: June 2010 – August 2010
Position Held: Store Manageress
Responsibilities: My responsibilities included increasing the monthly turnovers and I succeeded in improving sales from R500 000 to R750 000 per month.
Reason for leaving: This was a three month contract during the world cup.

I am an outgoing, trustworthy and a committed person and love people. I am able to work independently as I have run my own business in art for several years. I am good with figures, fine art and design, and the management and administration of my own business and talented in a sales position.

Hobbies and interests:
I enjoy swimming, fine art paintings that I produce, renovating, designing, creating and producing jewelry, gardening and I love the ocean.

Reference: Sue Conte (Manager) – (011) 452 - 9229
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration