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Monica Pieterse

Freelance Ad Designer, Banner Designer, & More

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Location:Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Website: http://www.studio20six.co.za
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/monicapieterse
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:: Personal details ::

Full name: Monica Knight Pieterse

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Marital status: Married

Date of birth: 13 January 1979

Drivers License: Code B

Home language: Afrikaans

Other languages: English

Dependants: 1

Health: Good

Criminal record: None

Physical Address: 18 Kingfisher Ave
Clubview
Centurion

Postal Address: PO Box 3396
Lyttelton South
0176

Telephone number: Cell: 082 414 8486

:: Academic details ::

Matriculation: Postmasburg High School

Year: 1996

Certificate: Senior Certificate, Grade 12
Complied with the minimum statutory matriculation requirements for admission to bachelor's degree study at a University in the Republic of South Africa

Subjects: Afrikaans First Language HG
English Second Language HG
Mathematics SG
Biology HG
Physical Science SG
Home Economics HG

Senior School Achievements: Merit of Honor (1993)

:: Tertiary details ::

1. Institute: Technikon Free State

Year: 1997 - 2000

Diploma: N. Dip. Graphic Design

Subjects: Graphic Design 1
Communication 1
History of Art 1
Space and Volume Studies 1
Art of Drawing 1
Shape and Colour Studies 1
Perception Studies 1
Communication Design 2
Photography: Graphic Design 2
History of Graphic Design 2
Theory of Reproduction 2
Graphic Design Drawing 2
Design Techniques 2
Communication Design 3
History of Graphic Design 3
Design Techniques 3
Graphic Design Drawing 3
Marketing 3

Additional courses: Presentation Skills

2. Institute: Damelin Computer School

Year: 2001

Certificate: HTML 4.0 Programming for Windows

3. Institute: ITTC (International Technology Training College)
Certificate: Dreamweaver 92%
Flash 5 (current)
MySQL (current)
PHP (current)
Javascript (current)

Year: 2004 -2005

Computer Programs: Autodesk Inventor 2010
Gerber Composer
Corel Draw 14
Corel PhotoPaint 14
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Macromedia Freehand (now Adobe)
Expresion Web 4
Wordpress
Dreamweaver MX
Flash MX
Microsoft Word
Microsoft FrontPage
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel


**** Apple Mac and PC literate

:: Employment details ::

2001 Genesis Computers, Bloemfontein


2001 Runic's Printers and Signs, Bloemfontein

2001 - 2002 Hot Cow Advertising Agency, Bloemfontein

Responsibilities: - Graphic Designer
- Part of marketing campaign team
- Working directly with client
- Layout and design of Activity Books, Facilitators Guides and Learner Support Material for Grades 1 – 3 Outcome Based Education
(Client: Future Entrepreneurs)

Composing of Autorun CD’s for grades 1 – 12 Outcome Based Education containing final books



2002 - 2003 Future Entrepreneurs, Pretoria/Bloemfontein

Responsibilities: - Layout and design of Activity Books, Facilitators Guides and Learner Support Material for Grades 1 – 3 Outcome Based Education
(Client: Future Entrepreneurs)

Composing of Autorun CD’s for grades 1 – 12 Outcome Based Education containing final books


2002 - 2004 TBU Communications, Pretoria

Responsibilities: - Manager Graphic and Web Design
- Working directly with clients

Projects: - Website management
(Clients: Construction Industry Development Board
Council for the Built Environment)
- Layout & Design, Annual Report 2002
Layout & Design, Annual Report 2003
Layout & Design, Annual Report 2004
(Client: Construction Industry Development Board)
- Conference material design & layout

(Client: Construction Industry Development Board)
- Layout & Design, Annual Report 2003


(Client: Council for the Built Environment)
- Layout & Design HIV/AIDS and the Construction Industry
– An Information Guide, done in 5 languages

(Client: Department of Public Works)

2004 – 2005 Kyama Print

Responsibilities: - Senior Graphic and Web Designer
- Working directly with clients
- Quotations
- Quality control
- Preparing all artwork for print

Developed Experience: My working experience has enabled me to - Adapt to the working environment of an organisation
- Get on with a wide variety of people
- Working closely in a team
- Work together with a planned time schedule to reach deadlines

Premier Sayina Africa (PSA)

Responsibilities: - Graphic and Technical Designer
- Preparing client presentations
(see Corporate Clients)
- Development of new concepts ranging from logo and brand Identity to Signage suggestions, Internal and external
- Preparing cut files for factory
- Building of signage models in Autodesk Inventor
- Setting up Technical drawings of built models in Autodesk Inventor
- Modeling and setup of files for cutting and developing 3D moulds
- Liaising with factory during production
- Very good experience in vinyl, Perspex, manufacturing with steel, aluminium, ACM (Rhinobond), Chromadek, Coplast, Signage Illumination (Fluorescents, Neon, LED’s), installation and fixing
- Working mainly with Corel Draw, Gerber Composer and Autodesk Inventor

Corporate Clients: - Ackermans
- Absa
- Toyota
- Jaguar
- Zanaco (Zambia National Bank)
- Brent Oil
- MBSA
- Engen
- General Motors
- And more

Awards and Certificates: - Employee of the year 2005
- Designer of the year 2007
- Employee of the year 2008

Developed Experience: My working experience has enabled me to
- Adapt to the working environment of an organisation
- Get on with a wide variety of people
- Working closely in a team
- Working closely with Project
Managers
- Work together with a planned time schedule to reach deadlines
- Working accurately
- Acting studio manager

Current – Freelance Graphic & Web Designer (HTML, Wordpress)
Graphic Design & Layout
Logo Design
Corporate Identity
Sign Design and Proposals
Print Setup
Web Design
HTML
CSS
Wordpress
PHP (basic)
Web graphics
Web Administration
Web Setup

**PORTFOLIO ON REQUEST