My Resume

Educational Background

  • 2003 – 2006: Kampala International University (KIU), Kampala, Uganda.
    Cleared a Bachelor course in Computer Science.
  • 2000 – 2001: Jaffery Institute of Professional Studies (JIPS), Mombasa, Kenya, an affiliate of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT), Thika, Kenya.
    Graduated with a Diploma in (IT) Information Technology.
  • 1998 – 1999: Maritime Institute of Management (MAMI), Mombasa, Kenya.
    Graduated with a Diploma in Shipping.
  • 1994 – 1997: Kenyatta High School, Mwatate, Kenya.
    Passed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with an aggregate score of B

Professional Skills

Graphic Design & Video Editing (Multimedia Design)

  • Creative Graphics Design concepts, Illustration/Rendering, Roughs/Comps, Interactive CD/DVD Authoring, Web Design (Flash & HTML), Video Editing/Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, 3-D Design, Animation, Corporate Identity/Branding, Print Design.
  • Video Encoding/Hosting and Streaming Media to Custom Multimedia Software Programs (CD/DVD-ROM/Blue-Ray, Internet Distribution).
  • Video Post Production (Documentaries, TV commercials).
  • Handling all aspects of production from editing to standards conversion to duplication.

Information Technology (IT)

  • Proposal writing & Project management skills (design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation)
  • PC maintenance, troubleshooting and repair
  • IT job estimation and problem solving
  • MS Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, DNS, DHCP, and WINS.
  • Installation and support of client systems and software with an emphasis on Microsoft Office automation and troubleshooting.
  • LAN architectures including TCP/IP configurations, Ethernet (Fast and Gigabit), IPSEC and VPN.

Work Experiences and Competencies

Oct 2015 – To Date: Visual Designer (Full time)
BURN Manufacturing USA LLC, Ruiru, Kenya.

  • Maintains company’s branding so it remains consistent and used properly by external parties.
  • Works as part of a team with printers, copywriters & photographers.
  • Develops and designs company website adverts and social media campaign products.
  • Works with staff to generate information and approvals for materials.
  • Develops design briefs by gathering information and data through research.
  • Develops and produces realistic and representational sketches and final illustrations, for printed materials such as posters, flyers, banners, billboards, brochures, posters and packaging.
  • Develops TV commercials and video content.
  • Develops original and eye-catching artwork that meets company requirements.
  • Researches into market trends, advertising and industry methods to offer a cutting edge service.

May 2013 – Sep 2013: Motion Graphic Designer (Full time)
Gozomo, Nairobi, Kenya.
Duties:

  • Prepared design plan, concept and layout for television commercials.
  • Designed and created enticing motion graphics for video deliverables (corporate videos, demos, etc.)
  • Created and delivered motion graphics in various media including web, mobile, etc.
  • Worked with art and creative teams to understand project scope and objectives.
  • Assisted in selecting audio, video, colors, animation, etc for graphic design.
  • Worked with editors, producers and other designers to resolve technical and/or design issues.
  • Edited raw video footage and added effects/elements to enhance motion graphics.
  • Researched and analyzed best design techniques and solutions to create motion graphics.
  • Assisted in designing and creating storyboards.
  • Participated in brainstorming sessions to share new design perspectives and ideas.
  • Maintained and followed best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organization of graphic files.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge about latest graphic design techniques.
  • Ensured compliance with company guidelines, deadlines and design standards.

Sep 2012 – April 2013: Graphic Designer (Full time)
Bridge International Academies, Nairobi, Kenya.
Duties:

  • Created design concepts and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles, visual impact and market knowledge.
  • Developed concepts for building designs, signage, wall branding, OOH, print ads, flyers, posters, book designs, brochures, banners and other media that were used to market the company.
  • Used computer software to generate new illustrations/artworks and also improve the quality of existing ones.
  • Worked as part of a team with strategy team, printers, copyeditors, authors, and other designers.

Nov 2009 – Feb 2011: Graphics Animator (Contract)
NTV – Nation Broadcasting Division, Nairobi, Kenya.
Duties:

  • Design of graphics for news shows and other original programming in a timely manner.
  • Distribution of all graphics for all shows to their appropriate locations for on-air prep by the Production Department
  • Fulfilled design requests for live events, on-air promotions and marketing/creative
  • Organization and upkeep of graphics libraries of the graphics department workstations
  • Provided graphical/technical support to the production department on an as-needed basis when determined and delegated by the chief graphics animator.
  • Performed other duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to the design and animation of on-air show packages/promo packages from concept to delivery, on an as needed basis when determined and delegated by the chief graphics animator.

April 2009 – Nov 2009: Multimedia Designer (Full time)
Peak Performance Enterprises, Nairobi, Kenya.
Duties:

  • Consulted with clients to establish the overall look, graphic elements and content of communications materials in order to meet their needs.
  • Prepared sketches, layouts and graphic elements of subjects to be rendered using, multimedia software and image processing, layout and design software
  • Developed and produced realistic and representational sketches and final illustrations, by hand and using computer assisted design software, for printed materials such as books, magazines, packaging, greeting cards, calendars, stationery, and other informational projects.

Oct 2008 – Mar 2009: Multimedia Designer (Full time)
WriteOn Advertising, Nairobi, Kenya.
Duties:

  • Consulted with clients to determine the nature and content of illustrations in order to
    meet their communications needs.
  • Developed and produced realistic and representational sketches and final illustrations, by
    hand and using computer assisted design software, for printed materials such as books,
    magazines, packaging, greeting cards, calendars, stationery.
  • Estimated cost of materials and time to complete graphic design.
  • Developed design briefs by gathering information and data to clarify design issues

Ongoing: Multimedia Designer (Part time)
Justbet, Kenya. | www.justbet.co.ke
Duties:

  • I work on a variety of products, including website, landing pages, banner ads, email templates, mobile app ads, social media materials, flyers, posters, billboards and more.
  • Manages client needs via accurate design brief.
  • Prepares rough drafts and presents my ideas.
  • Works with a wide range of media and uses graphic design software.
  • Thinks creatively and develops new design concepts, graphics and layouts.
  • Amends final designs to client comments and gain full approval.

Personal Interests

  • I am inspired by computer technical innovations, art, photography, graphics design and music.
  • I enjoy video shooting and editing short films.
  • My sporting interests include swimming and electronic games.

References

Steve Rudner
VP Marketing
BURN Manufacturing USA LLC.

Tel:+254 746 047 077
Email: steve.rudner@burnmfg.com

Nahashon Mwangi
Chief Graphics Designer
Bridge International Academies
Tel: +254 722 618 657

Cromwell Onyango
Chief Graphics Animator
NTV, Kenya
Tel: +254 722 725 838
Email: conyango@ke.nationmedia.com