Amy du Plessis

Freelance Graphic Designer & Flyer Designer

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Location:Halfway House, Gauteng, South Africa
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/amyduplessis
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Amy Lee Chrissy du Plessis

***QUALIFICATIONS***
* National Orientation Certificate (NCOR) 2000 National School of the Arts
Vocal Training, Performance, Theory of Music, Form of music, History of music, Harmony &
Counterpoint, Composition, Keyboard Technique, Aural (Ear Training),
Improvisation, Ensemble / band work, Computers.

* National Intermediate Certificate (NIC) 2001 National School of the Arts
Business Afrikaans, Business English, Vocal Training, Performance, Theory of Music, Form of
Music, History of Music, Harmony & Counterpoint, Composition, Keyboard Technique, Aural
(Ear Training), Improvisation, Ensemble / band work, Computers.

* National Senior Certificate (NSC) National School of the Arts
(Matric equivalent)
Business Afrikaans, Business English, Vocal Training, Performance, Theory of Music,
Form of Music, History of Music, Harmony & Counterpoint, Composition, Keyboard Technique,
Aural (Ear Training), Improvisation, Ensemble / band work, Computers.

***PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT & INTERESTS***
* Teaching Children’s Dance Classes
* Leader of the Dance team at Bethel Church (Alberton)
* Youth Leader
* Member of the worship team; keyboardist, lead vocalist and Vocal trainer

***CURRENT STUDIES***
* Interior Design Diploma (The Interior Design Institute – Correspondence)
* Teacher’s Diploma (Dance With me Studio)
* Adobe Creative Suite (Total Training – Correspondence)

***COMPUTOR KNOWLEDGE***
* Microsoft Office Suite
* Coltech 2000 (Registration, Attendance, and Accounts software for schools)
* Microsoft Access
* Outlook express
* Corel Draw 14
* Adobe Creative suite
* Roland Versaworks Print and rip Management
* Apple Mac

***COURSES ATTENDED***
* Bodyline Fitness 2000 - Aerobics Instructor
* Microsoft Access - 2004
* Scratch Nail Course - 2004
* ABC Event Management - 2005
* Latin American & Ballroom Dance teachers - 2008

***WORK EXPERIENCE***
* Personal Assistant
January 2003 - February 2004
TO: Mr. J. Green, Head of Department, Music Department
National School of the Arts
Duties: Computer Work e.g. Registrations, timetables, student chords
Typing e.g. general correspondence, minutes of meetings,
Function and events co-ordinator; Invitations, catering, Program
Planning and co-ordination
E.g. Mr and Miss NSA, Awards evenings
General office administration; developing systems; service calls.
Examination Invidulation

* Freelance work (daytime)
Sales Executive (Servicing all East Rand Clients)
May and June 2004
Company = Nails & All
Selling and promoting of products; service calls, client care

* Nails Technician
June 2004 - October 2004
Companies: Nails & All, BeDazzled

* Freelance employment (Evenings)
Performer: Dancing & Singing
For the Performing Arts / N-Course Music

Performer: Dancing & Singing
Company = GSF Productions
Contractual work only i.e. short-running shows and events

Performer: Dancing & Singing
Company: Da’mya (own company)
Corporate theme shows, events and functions
e.g. SPCA fund raiser

* Creative Administrator and Function Co-ordinator
Dynamic Organisers
October 2004 - October 2005
Duties: General office duties: developing systems, office co-ordination
Computer work (Microsoft Access, word, excel, outlook express),
Registration data-base
Catering arrangements for functions and events, including ordering,
Cooking and waitressing
Entertainer for Corporate themed events: develop and perform item
(dance or song) OR source appropriate entertainment
Equipment sourcing and hire
Design and manufacture Corporate gifts and/or decor for themed
Events and functions
Theme dancer/entertainer

* Clothing Graphic Designer
Panda Sportswear
May 2006 - January 2008
Duties: Designing
Re-Drawing logos
Set up artwork for digital and litho printing
Putting together of litho possies
Final artwork from conceptual to repro ready
Ensuring client requirements are met
Liaison with printing companies,
Layout and design for various print projects

* Graphic Designer & Receptionist
Sign Wonder
June 2008 - March 2009
Duties: Designing
Re-Drawing & Creating logos
Liaison with / assisting clients both telephonically & Walk in
Conceptual artwork: Mock ups for client presentation to assist
in the sales process
layout and design of various print projects
Administration
Filing
Invoicing
Quotations
Liaison with printing companies and suppliers
Operating PABX system and other reception duties
Maintaining and cleaning of Roland Digital Printer

* Graphic Designer
Freelance work (Self Employment)
March 2009 - February 2010
Duties: Branding Company’s Corporate Identity
Designing logos
Designing of flyers, business cards and brochures
Conceptual artwork: Mock ups for clients presentations
Liaison with printing companies and suppliers

* Graphic Designer / Print room Co-ordinator
March 2010 - Present
Duties: Graphic Designing and Origination
Overseeing the “job box” system
Job scheduling and shop management
Attending to the clients at the counter
Answering the telephone
Filing
Collating, binding and numbering
Guillotine work
Packaging
Quality control
Photocopying, spiral binding
Equipment maintenance
Assisting / Training junior operators
Re-Drawing & Creating logos / company profiles
liaison with / assisting clients both telephonically & walk in
Overseeing
Conceptual artwork: Mock ups for client presentations to assist in the sales process
Layout and design of various print projects
Liaison with supplier companies
Designing and Printing of flyers, brochures, pamphlets, Business Cards, Booklets,
Calendars, Manuals, Invoice books, quotation books, Thank you cards, Compliment
slips, etc.

***REFERENCES***
GSF Productions / Performing Arts Mr. Garth Farrant 082 923 4191
National School of the Arts Mr. J. Green 082 898 7892
Nails & All Mrs. G. Harmse 083 259 8136
Dynamic Organisers Mrs. L. Lopez 083 669 4440
Panda Sportswear Mr. R. Gnudi 083 229 5062
Sign Wonder Mr. J. Robert 082 855 0952
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Graphic Design
Flyer Design