Karen Urlberger

Freelance Ad Designer & Brochure Designer

Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 Skills
Reasons for application:

I have been computer literate for many years and have the confidence of my ability been well above average, I also strive on attention to detail this been a huge key role in the line of Graphic Design. Although I have been in the field of Graphic design for many years after completing my Bookkeeping course through Unisa my aim now is now to become involved in an occupation which allows me to be able as always be a part physically with my clients entering a whole new experience for my own personal growth.

I enjoy socialising with clients and wish to enter this new change with personal pride, integrity and honesty. I aim to not sit behind the desk anymore& be more a part of their needs physically and on a social level. Been n Graphic design a lot of my career is to sell a concept to a client who would just walk into my office undecided hoping for my input in their achieving their goals IE products and a service rendered from me.

I am honest, hard working and time most of all not been of the essence when it comes to achieving a goal.

I work both well within a group and can be left alone to complete a project by myself unsupervised.

I am also looking at a more stable working environment as my youngest now one allows me to get back into the work environment after been with him for the last year at home.

I am a self Starter, Pro Active, eager to learn new materials, applications, get involved within new projects.

I also feel that I have matured enough to be able to work well under pressure.

I wish to eagerly over state how important it is for me to start working again as I am a single mother and am financially finding it harder each day.

I am eager to start working again and am available immediately and anticipate the challenge.

I aim to be organised to the best of my ability.

I request that you take the above into consideration when choosing an applicant for the mentioned position.


Karen urlberger
082 832 5183

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Karen Urlberger
Date of Birth: 1970/12/01
Gender: Female
Identification: 7012010280084
Address: 832 Witwatersrand Street, Strubensvalley. P.O. Box 1149, Strubensvalley, 1735
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Single
Depent. /Children: 2
Health: Excellent
Language(s)Home: English
Drivers License: 08 - own transport
Notice Period: N/A.
Contact No: 082-832-5183

Highest School Certificate:
School: Florida Park High School
Grade: Matric
Completed: 1989

Tertiary Qualifications: Latest to last

Financial Skills: Certified Junior Bookkeeper (ICB) (2010)
Bookkeeping course obtained through Unisa 2010-10-25.
Software Pastel

Description: Make-Up Artist (!990 -1990)
Type: Make-Up Artist / Special Effects. Body Painting Etc. (Movie, T.V.,
Stage, Etc.)
Institution: Face-to-Face School of Make-Up & Design.

Additional Skills: Graphic Design – course completed through private institution IMPRINT DTP/ Web Design
Computer Skills: (Knowledge of HTML), Corel 8-14, Freehand, working knowledge,
of Photoshop with Corel been the foremost software for design etc.

Duties Include: Liaising with clients, General Office Administration and Reception Duties/ Front Office Reception. Designing and proofing. Designing and proofing of incoming and outgoing work to make print ready. Debtors & Creditors. Assistant to Production Manager.

Employment History:

Company: GM Plumbing
Department: Personal Assistant, Debts & Credits
Contact: Grant Pickett
Phone No: 082-562-6387
Position Held: Personal Assistant, Duration of which of 1997-1997 (1 Year)
Key Duties: of which I studied for & completed a course in Bookkeeping through Damelin Correspondence College

Company: Astraweb (4 Years)
Department: Assistant, and Co-Designer
Contact: Bruce Hepburn
Phone No: Company closed
Position Held: Assistant and Co-Designer/DTP Operator
Key Duties: Web Design, DTP, General Assistant and Office Duties. Here too I completed another course in Graphic Design and desk top publishing with Imprint DTP— (Brett Richards)

On retrenchment I freelanced from home on layouts of general web requirements and all aspects of general typesetting with further possibilities. After the birth of my son I commenced outside employment again.

Company: Master Print
Contact: Peter Meere (Superior)
Phone No: 082-497-2281
Position Held: Typesetting & DTP Operator/
Duration: 2003-2004 (+- 10 Months)
Key Duties: Assistant to Production Manager, layout, design and proofing, play outs (Litho) and customer liaison. Design to print ready.

Left the above Master Print for more advanced experience. (Industrial & Textile)
Company: Textile Junction
Contact: Debbie Dantu (Owner)
Phone No: 011-792-9479 /
Position Held: Typesetting/ & DTP Operator
Duration: 2004 7 Months
Key Duties: Assistant to Production Manager, layout, design and proofing

Home to freelance and raise my child

Company: Parrot Products
Contact: Liezel Kok (Graphics Manager)
Phone No: 011-607-7600
Position Held: Design/Typesetting/ & DTP Operator
Duration: 3-Month Contract (May/July 2006) Freelance
Key Duties: Assistant to Senior Typesetter doing design, layouts, proofing to play-outs. It was here that I gained an interest in signage etc.

Company: Craison
Contact: Lisà Jerome
Phone No: 082-935-0383
Position Held: Typesetting/ DTP
Duration: Contract Work/ 2006
Key Duties: Typesetting (DTP), design, layouts, proofing to print, etc.

Company: The Business card Centre
Contact: Mike Hawkins
Phone No: 011 886-0676
Position Held: Typesetting/ DTP
Duration: 2007
Key Duties: Typesetting (DTP), Business Cards
Typesetting (DTP), design, layouts, proofing to print, etc. Reason for leaving very limited as they only did business cards so no opportunity for experience.


082 562 6387

082 497 2281

011 792 9479

O11 607 7600

082 935 0383

The Business card Centre
Mike Hawkins
011 886-0676
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Brochure Design