Full Name: William John Mabin
Date of Birth: 06 March 1986
Place of Birth: Johannesburg
Nationality: South African
Contact Details: Cell: 082 856 5606/
079 036 7677
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
2004: IEB Matric with University Exemption
University of the Witwatersrand
2010 : Master of Art in the field of Digital Arts specialisation in 3D animation
2008: BA (FA) major in photography + BA courses at first year level in Psychology and
Title of Master’s Research Report:
‘The Presence of Classical Hollywood Narration in Video Games
A Study of Grand Theft Auto 4’
I attended night classes at the animation company Luma during the second part of 2010. This included extra classes in XSI:Softimage, animation and about the animation industry.
Golden Key Society Member: On the basis that I am in the top fifteen percent of achievers at the University of the Witwaterstrand 2011
Senior Merit Bursary. 2009.
The Standard Bank Group Foundation of African Art Prize: Awarded to the best undergraduate essay in African art studies. 2007.
Selected to exhibit in Martienssen Prize exhibition. 2007.
I have a comprehensive knowledge of Photographic media both analogue and digital having majored in Photography for two years. I have experience with Web design and graphic design.
I am also very familiar with advanced computer programmes, which comprised both my
undergraduate and postgraduate University courses. These programmes are:
• XSI: Softimage
• Dreamweaver CS2-CS4
• Adobe Photoshop CS2-CS4
• Flash CS4
• Adobe Indesign
• Adobe Illustrator
• Final Cut Pro
In addition to this I own Zbrush and am in the process of teaching myself to use it, through the use of online tutorials and am integrating it into my digital work flow.
(In descending order)
• Web design tutor for 4th year level in the Division of Digital Arts, Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand in Dreamweaver CS4; Flash CS4; Photoshop CS4 (NQF level 7) 2009
• Poster Designer for Wits School of the Arts Conferences and Seminars 2009
• airport collections 2007-2008
• transported two children on a regular basis between their school and home 2006-2008
• Waiter 2003-2005
Extra Mural Interests:
• Taekwondo, World Taekwondo Federation: Blue Belt (7th)
• Muay Thai, Warrior Sports Association: Blue Belt Green Stripe (6th)
Through my Photography I have developed my critical and creative thinking skills. In 2008 I embarked on a photographic expedition into the Gautrain tunnels. There I succeeded in creating a series of photographs that are unique in their temporal and physical contexts. Through the photographs that I have taken I have learned a lot about the art of being a documentary photographer as well as a critical observer. Attaining a number of firsts in my final year of undergraduate study I proved that I had attained both technical and conceptual mastery of the medium.
I have strengthened my people skills in my working interaction with a wide variety of people, especially foreign tourists and visiting academics. I have also proved myself to be trustworthy by delivering people including young children to their destinations safely.
As a contemplative individual I always consider the society in which we live attempt to see things from different people’s perspectives. I am sensitive to other’s needs. I am a very sociable person who enjoys teamwork and collaboration. I value honesty and reliability and try very hard to live up to these ideals myself. I enjoy the opportunity to be creative in a variety of ways for example through artistic expression. While having a strong conceptual basis I am also interested in commercial branding and character design.
I aspire to acquire substantial experience in the animation, design industry which will ultimately allow me to run my own animation/ design company.
I enjoy reading and research as well as physical activity with a particular passion for martial arts.
Prof Anitra Nettleton (Professor of Art History, University of the Witwatersrand): email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Shireen Hassim (Associate Professor in Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand and former employer)- cell no. 082 6841955