Gavin Davids

Freelance Graphic Designer & Billboard Designer

1907
Location:Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/gavindavids
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Personal Information

Gavin Thomas Davids

ID No: 70223023 5035 081
Dependants: 3
Contact: 074 502 5591 • (h): 087 802 8817 • (w) 021 592 6294
Address: 113 Kimberley Street • Goodwood 7460 • Cape Town
Nationality: South African
Drivers License: Yes

Work Experience

Orangetree Design Group - 30 July 2003 to present - (021) 592 6294
Senior Graphic Designer/Production Supervisor/Client Liaison

Concept, design and development
- attending client brief sessions
- costing evaluation and report to estimating for client
- conceptualizing design using client criteria
- overseeing development to final art
- finalizing design and set-up of reproduction

Corporate division
- liaised with licensors with regards to approvals and new style guides for clients
- liaising with oversees suppliers regarding technical manufacturing processes to be used
- liaising with buyers for seasonal range design requirements

Branding development and production
- liaising with suppliers for pricing and production
- overseeing production and delivery

Product Portfolio (Concept design and development):
- Corporate identity
- Packaging
- Vehicle branding
- Concept Visuals
- Annual Reports
- Hard Cover Magazines
- Retail Stationery Covers
- Front-end web design
- Stationery branding
- Corporate signage branding
- Illustrations
- Powerpoint presentations
- Designs – bathroomware, clothing, beachwear
- Wedding and events stationery design

Jacques Hau Clothing - 01 April 2003 to 12 October 2004 - (021) 761 0133
Graphic Artist/Contract

- create artworks for girls and boys wear garments
- liaised with licensors with regards to approvals and new style guides

Clarion Printed Products - 15 July 2002 to 31 March 2003 - (021) 534 2521
Senior Artist/IT Liaison

- created artworks for clients
- re-did print-ready artworks for clients
- liaised with IT consultant with regards to of the company and its branches

Matrix Advertising - 25 May 2001 to 12 July 2002 - (021) 426 2571
Senior Designer/Studio Manager

- created advertising campaigns for clients - media
- created on-going advertisements for magazines
- designed annual reports, recipe books, corporate identity, promo clothing, etc.
- involved in studio costs, traffic and staff wellbeing

Work/Holiday - United Kingdom - 16 February 1999 - 12 May 2001

Oneswoop.com (Internet Car Sales) – Hammersmith - Sales Representative
Addaction (Charity NGO) – Finsbury - Accounts Assistant
Hearngrange (Distribution) - Kilburn - Accounts Assistant
Herbert Smith (Solicitors) - Liverpool Street - Librarian/Data Transferee

Jacques Hau Clothing - 1 September1996 to 12 February 1999 - (021) 761 0133
Art Studio Manager

- created artworks for t-shirt panels – girlswear and boyswear
- created storyboards for summer and winter ranges
- liaised with licensors with regards to artwork approvals and new style guides
- oversee the studio and its staff
- oversee monthly budget for the studio

Danco Clothing - 21 February 1994 to 31 August 1996 - (Non-existent)
Graphic Artist

- created artworks and continuous prints for boys and girls wear clothing
- created hand painted artworks for t-shirts floral garments

Skills:

Coreldraw (14 years) Freehand (17 years), Photoshop (17 years), MS Office (7 years)
Powerpoint (5 years)

Qualifications:

Oxford House - London - UK - March 2000 - Certificate in Powerpoint
Microdata - Cape Town CBD - September 1997 - Certificate - Excel Basics
MacTrain - Muizenberg - Cape Town (1993) - Certificate - Freehand, Quark and Photoshop
Peninsula Technikon - 1990 to 1992 - National Diploma in Graphic Design (3 yrs)
South Peninsula High School - 1985 to 1989 – Matric

References:

Rugaya Gamiet (Buyer) – Pick ‘n Pay (Corporate) – 021 658 1878
Stephanie Wolhutterings (Buyer) – Pick ‘n Pay (Corporate) – 021 658 1925
Jamiel Gamiet (Sales coordinator) – Brandhouse Beverages – 082 901 5188
Iqbal Dhansay (Managing Director) – Busy Corner Meat Wholsalers – 021 703 6444
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Billboard Design