Eliska Booysen

Freelance Language Translator & Editor

Location:Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 Skills
Curriculum Vitae
Eliska Booysen

1. Personal Details:

Surname Booysen
First Name Eliska
Maiden Name Vögel

Address 71 Mount Road
Millard Grange
Port Elizabeth

ID Number 7901260122082

Telephone number (h) 041-373 9169
Business number 041-5812718
Mobile Number 083 537 1569

Email Address: Eliska.booysen@gmail.com

Date of birth: 26th January 1979

Nationality: South African

Languages: Afrikaans, English

Drivers License: Code 08

Marital Status: Married (7th Sep 2002)

Children 2 Girls (Alyssa 5 & Alexi 28 months)

2. Educational Background:

High School Andrew Rabie High School
Year 1997 Matriculated A Aggregate
Subjects Afrikaans 1st Language (HG)
English (HG)
Biology (HG)
German (HG)
Art (HG)
Music (HG)

Tertiary Education
Institution PE Technikon
Qualification NDip in Fashion Design and Technology – *** Laude
Year Obtained 2000


Awarded full year study bursary due to Matric results
Summerstrand Lifesaving T-shirt Competition - They used my design.
Selected third in the Free Creative Fashion Show
Free Creative Finalist
Look 2000 Finalist
Free Creative main garment selected for PE Museum display. On display since 1998 till now in Costume Department.
Garments selected by Shockwaves for a Hair Show.
World Women’s Expo Fashion Show participant.
Garments selected for Mod Scene Look of the Year.

Merit Award for outstanding academic achievement in 1998.
Winning design. Model Look Competition - Selected first out of 90 outfits.
Finalist in the SANCA Regent Hotel Fashion show. Four garments have been selected. Selected first and third.
Winner of the Rhea Award for Fashion Excellence.
Selected second in the Free Creative Fashion Show.
Look 2000 Finalist
Look 2000 – J&B Young Designers Most Promising Fashion Student and awarded a full year study bursary.

Merit Award for outstanding academic achievement in 1999.
Finalist in the Rhea Award for Fashion Excellence 2000.
Selected second in the Free Creative Fashion Show.
Face of the Future/ J&B Young Designers Award 2000 finalist.
Finalist in FAIRLADY/Grand Mousseux Young Designer Award for Bridal Couture in JHB Only 10 finalists chosen in South Africa.
Bridal competition showcased on Top Billing and in local fashion magazines.
Selected Best Third Year Range 2000
Selected Best Overall Final Year Student 2000
Stroud Riley Award for Best Overall Student

Employment History: (References available on request)

Dates: November 2009 to date
Company: Sugarplum Baby Boutique – 278 Main Road, Walmer, PE, 6070
Orchid Lace Maternity Wear – 278 Main Road, Walmer, PE, 6070
Position: Co-Owner (business partner is Eliska Booysen)

Background on Sugarplum Boutique:
Sugarplum specialises in nurseries and children’s room décor, linen, accessories and
clothing from new born to 6 years of age. We are a boutique stocking the latest and most popular brands from around the world as well as Proudly South African merchandise and with our amazing product range it makes for the ultimate shopping experience.
We recently launched our maternity range under the brand ‘Orchid Lace Maternity Wear’ and now it really makes us the one-stop shop.

Day to day managing of our shop which consists of 100m2.
Sourcing of stock
Costing (mark-up, gross profit margins)
Design & developing new stock items and all advertising
Marketing and promotions
Financial Management
Importing of goods from USA
Sales Forecasting and budgeting
All displays

Reason for seeking employment:
The retail shop is established and runs itself with a manager in place. I would like a new challenge where I can use my varied skill set in a dynamic way.

Company Top Personnel
Dates Employed July 2005 – November 2009
Position Held Recruitment Consultant (Permanent placements)

Maintaining existing client base
Marketing of company and services to large corporate entities.
Clients included: GMSA, VWSA, Parmalat, Welfit Oddy, Sasko, Afrox, Schenker Logistics etc.
Cold calling / telemarketing for new business.
Obtaining vacancies from client base as well as lead on future business.
All liaisons with client regarding placements and recruiting in general
New business generation through networking and leads
Screening CVs for suitable vacancies
Forwarding appropriate CVs to Clients
Maintaining personal database of candidates
Interviewing of candidates
Reference checking on candidates
Verification documentation on candidates

Reporting back to management on daily / weekly / monthly basis
Turnover 2008 – R3.5 million - profit R1.8 million
Averaged 6 permanent placements monthly

Reason for Leaving Resignation to start in own business

Company Johan Vogel - Sanlam

Dates Employed January 2002 – January 2005

Position Office Administrator

Enquiries, administration (wills, quotations, loans, cash withdrawals etc.)
Client services in an office environment.

Company Bonwit Pty LTD - Salt River, Cape Town

Dates Employed July 2001 – December 2001

Position Designer / Co-coordinator

Designer / Co-coordinator for the Roy Curtiz Design Centre
Development and co-coordinating of samples for the buyers
Planning of pre-production
Design sketches
Specification sheets
Presenting of samples to buyers
Customers: Woolworths Classic & Leisurewear, Hilton Weiner Classic & Basic, Truworths Leisurewear, MAXX, Formalwear, LTD and Foschini Donna Claire.

Dates January 2001 – July 2001

Company House of Vanilla, Cape Town

Position Designer

Designer - Fashion Accessories (hats, bags, scarves etc.), Home Wear
Development of samples for potential buyers
design sketches, pattern making, sample cutting, fusing, putting sample through production line, pressing, presenting sample to buyers
Customers: Truworths Homeware, Foschini @Home, Truworths Accessories, Woolworths Accessories, Foschini Accessories, Young Designers Emporium

Dates February 2000 – March 2000

Company Paul Van Zyl Couture, Cape Town

Position Student in training

8 Weeks Industry Training in Third Year
Bridal, Evening and Ready-To-Wear Garments
Customers: Individual customers, Future Brides and Matric Farewell Dresses


Rene de Reuck
Top Personnel
Tel. 041-3737733

Johan Vögel
Tel 041-3734214

Mr. Terry Hanslo
Bonwit Pty LTD Cape Town
Head of the Design Centre
021 – 4606363

Lynette Kommer
Technical Lecturer: Fashion Design
Port Elizabeth Technikon
Mobile Phone 082 5760091
Skills (2) Rating
Language Translation