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					JACO OTTO CV

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    www.wecanworktogether.com

CAREER HISTORY

    March 2004 - Present
    Narrowstep Ltd. London – Internet technology company which also
    used to own a tv production company. (Still produce one show for Sky
    Sports; BBCworldwide as well as internet delivery)
    Responsibilities include:
    User-interface design, Motion GFX, 3D animation, Video editing,
    Occasional marketing and print material.

    Feb 2003 - Feb 2004
    Freelance Design, London. Working on various freelance design
    projects with a focus on web design.
    Blacks, Kensington, London Sales assistant (Sep 2003 – March 2004)
    London Zoo, Sales Assistant (Aug 2003 – Oct 2003)

    Jan 2002 - Feb 2003
    72pt Interactive, South Africa
    Founded and operated a South African based design company.
    Responsibilities included:
    Networking and sourcing clients; Marketing and Advertising;
    Client presentations; General admin; Art directing & Project
    management; Conceptualising creative work; Print design, Repro, Web
    design and development . Multi-media design and 3D visualization.

    April 2001 - Dec 2002
    Graphicor, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Graphic Designer
    Responsibilities included:
    Conceptualizing creative work; Storyboarding; Concept presentations;
    Print design; Web design; Multi media design; Minor copywriting
    Reference: Brenda Hofmeyer, Creative Director, Graphicor.

    Feb 2001 - March 2001
    Freelance Design

    April 2000 - Jan 2001
    Digera Marketing and Advertising, South Africa
    Graphic Designer
    Responsibilities included: Conceptualizing creative work;
    Storyboarding; Concept presentation; Print design; Web design; Multi-
    media design; 3D illustration & animation
    Reference: Magnus Rademeyer, Managing Director, Afrigis.
SKILLS SUMMARY:

    Web User Interface design
    Web Design
    Motion Graphics
    2D and 3D animation
    Print Design
    Flash
    Photography

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

    HTML
    Actionscript 3.0 (Beginner > Intermediate)
    Javascript (Beginner level)
    CSS (intermediate)
    Fireworks CS3
    Dreamweaver CS3
    Adobe Flash CS3
    Microsoft Expressions Studio (Blend and Design) Silverlight

    Adobe Photoshop CS3
    Adobe Illustrator CS3
    Quark Xpress (Advanced skills)
    Microsoft Word (Ugh!)

    Adobe After Effects CS3
    Trapcode Shine
    Apple Motion
    Macromedia Director 8.5

    3D Studio Max (Intermediate skills)
    Maya (beginner)

    Adobe Premiere
    Final Cut Pro
QUALIFICATIONS

     2007 Introductory Product Design Short Course, Central Saint Martin

     1996 - 2000 BA (Fine Arts) Visual Information Design,
     University of Pretoria, South Africa

     Subjects :
     Marketing Management; Information Design; Visual Communication;
     History of Art; Drawing; Graphic Art; Illustration; Photography

     Disciplines Covered :
     Corporate Identity; Marketing and Advertising; Photography;
     Illustration; Packaging (3D Design); Web Design; Editorial Layout;
     Exhibition Design (3D model); Storyboarding (Graphic Narrative);
     Presentation

     Computer literacy :
     Mac & PC (Prefer Mac)

     Achievements:
     1998 Student of the Year : Information Design
     1999 Runner-up for Student of the Year for Information Design
     1998 Logo design was chosen for the “South African National
     Association for the Visual Arts.


PRE-GRAD WORK EXPERIENCE

     July 99 - March 2000
     Junkmail, South Africa
     Tele typist

     June 1998 - Feb 1999
     Five Star Caterers, South Africa
     Catering
STUDENT INTERNSHIP

    The following jobs consist of six weeks working experience at two
    different Design Agencies.

    May 1999 - June 1998
    Photoscan, South Africa
    Graphic Designer

    July 1998 - Aug 1998
    Mac Image, South Africa
    Graphic Designer

				
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