About Me

rudi-louwHi, my name is Rudi and I am currently the National Graphics Editor for Graphics24 based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I manage a team of 6 designers and specialise in news info-graphics and web design.

I worked for the Daily Dispatch newspaper while running my own design agency in East London for around 19 years before joining Media24 as a senior designer in 2010. My range of software packages and skills include: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, future trends, new media, photography and advertising.

My web design work has won numerous awards – both nationally and internationally. Have a look at my awards page to view my latest achievements.

So have a look around, preview a few samples from my portfolio and feel free to contact me if you have any queries.

Regards, Rudi

Skills:

I have experience on both Apple Mac and PC operating systems.

Software:


Photoshop

Illustrator

In Design

Dreamweaver

Flash

Fireworks

* html
* CSS
* Action Script
* WordPress

Present Work:

I am currently employed with Media24 as graphics editor.

Current job functions:

* Initiate creative and excellent graphics ideas and projects that are self originated
* Plan own work schedule with little or no supervision
* Spot potential and exclusive graphic ideas for the newspaper and the website
* Presents own ideas to conference and /or news desk
* Being able to work on own projects
* Produce at least one big info graphic package a week that is self originated
* Present long term ideas and implement long-term planning
* Be innovative
* Be able to work to a brief and apply good grammar at all times
* Assist in effectively meeting the needs of all departments
* Produce a daily graphic diary
* Web site and special project design, including contributions to online team
* Produce concept layouts, wireframes and graphics packages for web development projects
* Input on layout and use of images across all publications
* Continual contributions on the use of graphics and images in the paper, especially with regard to presentation

At home I run my own freelance graphic design business.

Design Agency Work:

New business launches, business rebranding, custom logo design, custom web design, graphic design, SEO, as well as advertising and marketing consulting. I am highly experienced working with businesses of every shape and size, uniquely responsive, and deadline oriented. I have a deep commitment to both design and business excellence.

Date of Birth: 27 July 1971

 

Health: Excellent

Languages: English and Afrikaans

Hobbies: Enduro motorcycle fun rides, photography, bonsai, building web sites.

Education
Certificate, N1 Art & Design 1988
East London Technical College, East London. Basic Design, Drawing,
Communication & Deportment, Typing.

Certificate, N2 Art & Design 1989
East London Technical College, East London. Applied Design, Drawing,
Communication & Deportment, Typing.

Certificate, N3 Art & Design 1990
East London Technical College, East London. Computer Graphics, Art of
Drawing, Graphic Design, English, Afrikaans, Communication & Deportment. .

Certificate, Graphic Design N4 B Dip1 June 1991
East London Technical College, East London. Computer Graphics, Art of
Drawing, Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking.