+2781 856 0929

Micheal.fuyane

Graphic/Web Designer

I am a creative graphic designer with 13 years of experience creating graphics for print media, online websites, and advertising. I have fresh ideas and a distinct visual approach. I have a strong understanding of marketing principles and tactics, as well as a keen eye for detail and the ability to create memorable visuals. I excel at collaboration and interpersonal skills, making me an engaging team player with strong written and vocal communication skills. As a freelancer, I honed my talents in client communications, negotiating, skill transfer, and business relationship management.

Great Experience

I’ve discovered that having a forum to discuss and expand on concepts fosters better creativity, even if I’ve also discovered that there are challenges associated with creative inspiration! In any sector, there are hurdles like managing time effectively and meeting deadlines, but the core of design and its greatest obstacles are communication. I have enjoyed these obstacles in all of my employment and have utilized them to drive my desire and uphold my own high standards.

With over 13 years of professional experience in all creative disciplines on both PC and Mac platforms, I have honed and expanded my understanding of Adobe CS, including Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. I also have a thorough grasp of end-to-end workflows and extensive expertise with UX and UI, particularly in the context of product development. Furthermore, I understand and am adept in HTML and CSS, which aids me in the creation of outstanding WordPress websites. My knowledge of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Power Bi programmes has made me a significant asset to any organisation with which I work.

13.
Years Experience Working
PHOTOSHOP
ILLUSTRATOR
INDESIGN
after effects
Photography
WordPress

Education & Experience

1998 - 2002
High school Orion College BYO
Cambridge 'O'Level:
Subjects passed:
(B) English
(A) Fine Art,
(A) Technical Drawing,
(C) Geography,
(C) Integrated Science
2005 - 2008
Boston Media House
Qualification: National Diploma in Graphic Design

Software Packages Passed: Adobe Creative Suite 3 & 4 including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects and InDesign, Macromedia Freehand and ImageReady
Modules: Communication skills 1, Advertising 1 & 2 , Marketing 1 & 2, History of Art, Project Management (pending) Creativity, Drawing 1 & 2, Photography, Web Design (html, dreamweaver and flash) and Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Word and Excel

2019
Udemy

Certifications:
Complete Digital Marketing Course
Microsoft Power BI
Microsoft Excel - Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions
Powerpoint 2016 2019 - Master PowerPoint presentation
Microsoft Excel - Data Analysis with Excel Pivot Tables

2008-2008
Beyond Destiny Entertainment

Department: Marketing
Period: June 2008 – December 2008
Position: junior Graphic & Web designer Intern
Duties: Create and manage promotional material for print and digital for artists Malaika and Rebecca Malope

2009-2009
Phatjoe radio / kayafm

Department: On air Talent (marketing)
Period: January 2009 – October 2009
Position: junior Graphic & Web designer
Duties: Create and manage website for Raddio DJ Phatjoe and Comedian Loyiso Gola

2010 - 2012
Afrihost

Period: June 2010 - February 2012
Department: Technical Support
Role:Technical Support Agent
Duties: Client support w.r.t website hosting queries
Client support w.r.t internet connectivity queries

2012 - 2016
Afrihost

Period: March 2012 - February 2015
Department: Technical Support DNS Manager
Role:Hosting & Domain name Team Lead
Duties: Leading a team of 15 technical support officers Addressing escalations Attending to high-profile clients

2016 - 2019
Page82

Period: February 2016 – January 2019
Department: Creative Services
Role:Creative Director
Duties: Creating Print Ready Artworks for - Brochures & Newsletters Logos & Corporate Identity Posters & Post Cards Stationery Photography Black & White Photography Retouching Photograph Restoration Website Design Social Media

2019 - 2021
Mediaplatform

Period: February 2019 - June 2021
Department: Creative Services
Role:Creative Director
Duties: Creating Print Ready Artworks for - Brochures & Newsletters Logos & Corporate Identity Posters & Post Cards Stationery Photography Black & White Photography Retouching Photograph Restoration Website Design Social Media

2020 - 2022
Sasol
Period: January 2020 - December 2022 Department: Information Management Role:Senior Designer/ Report Expert Duties: Develop Global visual communications to Sasol South Africa, Sasol Europe and Sasol USA, Manage visual communications for investor events and Visualisation of source data for presentations while Advising the Sasol executive committee on industry standards and design principles for Exco Presentation
2022 - Present
Creative Director at Xootopia, A COMPANY THAT CREATES AND EVOLVES THE NEXT GENERATION OF BRANDS, ESTABLISHED BRANDS, START-UP BRANDS, CONSERVATIVE BRANDS AND OUT-OF-THE-BOX, SHAKE-UP-THE-SYSTEM BRANDS. THEY BRING THESE TO LIFE WITH GREAT DESIGN, UNIQUE IDEAS AND SHARP STRATEGY
 

Based in Capetown with experience in Graphic/web design, custom WordPress design and development, logo design, brand evolution and various other print and digital marketing design modalities. Xootopia believes the foundation of every world-class customer experience is the people who deliver it so they work directly with their clients on every project. Every member of the xootopia team is exceptionally talented, committed to excellence, and understands that behind the Xootopia name are many small, meaningful gestures that help make their clients' day easier, happier, and more successful.

FIND OUT MORE

Partners

Creative & dedicated is things that Micheal brings for your business.

"Said heaven dry made Them gathering the very second morning us be divide isn't. Saw Seasons winged replenish grass from set can't for he which. You third god unto let."
Nesan Naidoo
Senior VP of Sasol SA
"Said heaven dry made Them gathering the very second morning us be divide isn't. Saw Seasons winged replenish grass from set can't for he which. You third god unto let."
Paul & Amanda
Envato Studio
"Said heaven dry made Them gathering the very second morning us be divide isn't. Saw Seasons winged replenish grass from set can't for he which. You third god unto let."
Ramsay Bolton
Apple Inc

Contact

I translate ideas into captivating visual representations. If you have a specific concept or vision that needs to be brought to life, feel free to reach out to me. Whether it’s a brand identity that requires a stunning logo, a website that demands an eye-catching layout, or any other design project, I’m here to assist you in transforming your ideas into visually appealing digital experiences that leave a lasting impression

Let's grab a coffee and have a conversation chat with me.