Megan Wessels

 

E-mail: megan.jane.wessels@gmail.com

Cell: 072 703 2463

Megabyt Design
Personal info

 

DATE OF BIRTH: 17 July 1987

ADDRESS: 6 Camp Road, Pinelands, 7405, Western Cape

ID NUMBER: 8707170095089

NATIONAILITY: South African

DRIVERS LICENCE: Yes

OWN CAR: Yes

LANGUAGES: English & Afrikaans

 

Education

 

Matric Endorsement 

- Pinelands High School 2005

 

Graphic Design Diploma

- Cape Peninsula University of Technology 2009

 

University of Cambridge CELTA Teaching Award April 2011

- Durban Language Centre

Work experience

Graphic Designer. Lasec (Laboratory & Scientific Equipment Company). Jan 2016 - now

  • Design of print-based marketing material including flyers, leaflets,
    brochures, posters, invitations and exhibition stands

>Design of online marketing:

  • E-newsletters (internal company and external product specials and launches)

  • Graphics for all social media platforms

  • Printables for lesson plans (Edutrade)

  • Web banners on the Lasec website linking to product specials advertised in our e-newsletters

>Social media management for both the Lasec SA and Edutrade brands’ online presence:

  • Edutrade:

>LinkedIn
>Google Plus / Business / Locations Facebook
>Twitter
>YouTube

  • Lasec SA:

>Google Plus / Business / Locations Facebook
>Twitter
>Pinterest
>YouTube

  • product photography, photo editing and retouching for both Lasec SA and Edutrade

>Videography, video editing, animation:

  • Filming How To videos aimed at teachers to demonstrate the correct use of Edutrade’s products and providing lesson examples

  • Creating videos aimed at staff regarding company vision for internal circulation

  • Animating graphics and implementing this into the above videos (Adobe Animate)

  • Putting these videos together in Premiere Pro and exporting for YouTube, and TV display for office display and presentations as well as exhibitions

Marketing Administrator. Engel & Volkers (real estate). July 2013 - Dec 2015

  • Managed all online marketing and social media accounts for all 3 branches in Cape Town - Camps Bay, Sea Point and City Bowl - including Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, LinkedIn, the webpages and also the online weekly newsletter

  • Co-ordinated the company's various exhibitions including its expo at a bazaar at Cape Town's German School

  • Created video presentations for the expos showcasing the company's real estate properties

  • Responsible for all print media such as business cards for staff, flyer and brochure design for all the agents and all the newspaper and magazine advertsproperty photography, staff photography and photo editing thereof

 

Freelance Flash Developer. Bridgewater Learning. July 2014

  • Created an interactive user interface for an introductory course for staff of Toyota

 

Graphic Artist. Second Skins. November 2012 - July 2013

  • Designed artwork in Corel Draw to be placed onto various sportswear garments for schools, clubs and companies, as well as for Second Skins itself

  • Prepared the positives of the artwork to be screen printed

  • Set up artwork for and operated the videoflex and vinyl cutting machine

 

Pro bono Graphic Designer. Stand Up Phuket. April 2012

  • Designed a flyer raising awareness for a charity event

  • Designed the flyer for the charity event's after party

  • Designed the logo for the newly formed charity SUP 4 GOOD

 

Graphic Designer. Famous Nightclub. November 2011 - August 2012

  • Designed posters and flyers advertising upcoming events at the club

  • Managed and updated the club's website and Facebook page regarding posts, events and photos

  • Managed all social networks for the club

  • Handled all online marketing for events, including designing and scheduling of e-newsletters and sceduling of mobile text blasts 

  • Designed mobile ads for the club to be advertised via Blutooth

  • Created promotional videos to be shown online as well as on LED screens to advertise upcoming events

 

Freelance Web Designer. Marlisa Doubell (actress). September 2011

  • Created a web page for Marlisa's acting site

 

English Teacher. Phruphipittayakom School. May 2011 - October 2011

  • Created lesson plans for and taught all 800 students at the Thai high school

  • Started up and participated in an after school scrabble club

 

Freelance Web Designer. Sonia Doubell (actress/model/entrepreneur). 2010

  • Designed and created the website for the clothing brand Shruggs

 

Graphic Designer. Addynamo. March 2010. March 2011

  • Created Flash banners for various clients including Kia and Truworths

  • Dabbled in Microsoft Silverlight in creating an expanding rich media ad to promote the Mass Effect 2 game launch by EA Games

  • Using Adobe Captivate, constructed 9 different tutorials on how to use the Addynamo online system

 

Junior Graphic Designer. Entelligence. December 2009 - March 2010

  • Created Flash banners for various advertisers including Hyundai

  • Created Splash ads to be displayed on mobile network Mxit

 

Junior Search Executive. Tamar. December 2008 - January 2009

  • Sourced relevant websites and directories for our advertisers' links to be added to

  • Performed daily page rank checks for our publishers / advertisers

Languages

 

HTML/CSS

ACTIONSCRIPT 3

Skills

 

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

ADOBE LIGHTROOM

ADOBE BRIDGE

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

ADOBE INDESIGN

ADOBE CAPTIVATE

ADOBE FIREWORKS

ADOBE DREAMWEAVER

ADOBE FLASH (now Animate)

ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

ADOBE FINAL CUT PRO X

ADOBE MOTION 5

ADOBE AUDITION

ADOBE MEDIA ENCODER

COREL DRAW 15

MICROSOFT EXPRESSION BLEND

MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO

 

Awards

 

Sappi Ideas Matter Award - 2009

CELTA - 2011

2010 - present

2010 - present

References

 

Tamar                                 Miles                        +2721 447 2100

Addynamo                        Clive Munroe           +2721 401 0900

Shruggs                            Sonia                       +2779 277 2509

Marlisa Doubell                Marlisa                     +2782 899 3344

Phruphipittayakom          Boonsin                  +6689 589 2845

Famous Nightclub           Tal Derhy                +6140 976 7730

Second Skins                   Brett Trollop           +2721 691 6958

Engel & Völkers                Carrie Turner         +2721 434 4460

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