SKD .creative by design - Simon King Designs -

I dont create art. I create design solutions that produce results #SKD

Responsive Web & Mobile Design & Development

Email Marketing, Direct Marketing, Repro & Print Media

Graphic Design, Vector Illustration
& DTP

Art Direction, Creative Direction & Digital Strategy

Copywriting, Editorial & Publication
Here are a few of the website i have designed & developed (html/html5 & CSS/CSS3, Responsive, Javascript & JQuery).
[ No templates/bootstrap were used in the making of these. ]

Never underestimate the power, influence & importance of design in everything your company does. #SKD

Here are a few of the designs; ranging from Logos & Promotional Banners to Direct Mailing pieces.
[ Designed with a lot of hard work & creativity & hosted in Flickr ]
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I'm a easy-going, fun loving, sport & fitness enthusiast, with a love for all things creative. #SKD

HELLO.

Sometimes advertising means producing simple, factual, well written ads. Sometimes it means producing an outrageous idea that imparts little or no product information.

There's a time & place for both. I"I don't create art. I create design solutions that produce results."

Design creates perceptions & influences people's views.

Design differentiates one product from another, one brand from another and one company from another.

The most successful companies are those that place the greatest emphasis on design throughout their organization. We pass posters, read newspapers and magazines, see tv, hear the radio, see designer labels or tee shirt messages on the people we pass, see buses, get email, log on.

Messages, messages everywhere we look. Some we remember, some we do not.

ME.

I'm a easy-going, fun loving, sport & fitness enthusiast, with a love for all things creative.

Best described by one of my previous managers as an: "Shy extrovert".

I have a huge passion for design & creativity and have from a very young age; because of this my knowledge of the creative process is very broad & i feel there is nothing creative that i cannot do.

With my love for sport, i am extremely ambitious, persistent & driven; the combination of the two (creativity & sport) make me a formidable member of any team.

I have 10+ years experience as a designer & 5+ years in managing a creative team.

As Lionel Richie said, "Hello... is it me, you're looking for?"

EMAIL me

REFERENCE.

I worked with Simon for about 5 years in my capacity as Senior Copywriter and then, later on, as Head of Design at BrandBoxMedia.

I found Simon's quality of work, work ethic and all round contribution to larger marketing goals of the company both exemplary and invaluable.

Simon brings a fresh approach to marketing and he follows through from concept to completion. I worked closely with him on planning and executing campaigns (digital and traditional) which led to me recommending him as my successor in the Head of Design position when time came for me to move on.

I have no hesitation recommending Simon to any company. He will be an asset and he will add value wherever he goes.

- Brandon Faber (Group Marketing Manager: incuBeta Group - 0 (+27) 83 785 2475)

Experience

Websites
Copywriting
DTP
Editorial/Publication
Art Direction
Creative Direction
Staff Training & Development
Print/Repro
SEO
Digital Strategy
Management
Direct Marketing

More than just a goodwill entry in a corporate balance sheet, a brand is the single most important asset any company has. #SKD

Download Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION.

HTML 5 Upgrade
2012 | Leading Edge
Digital Marketing Strategy DMMA
2012 | Blue Magnet Digital Solutions
Advanced Multimedia & Digital Graphic Design
2003/04 | Allenby Campus Allenby Campus ACRED The Bournemouth & Poole Design School (U.K)
Digital Graphic Design
2002/03 | Allenby Campus Allenby Campus ACRED The Bournemouth & Poole Design School (U.K)
IEB Matric Certificate
1997/2001 | Cornwall Hill College

CAREER.

Studio Supervisor / Senior Designer
2016 - Present | Maplin Electronics [UK]
Freelance
2015 - Present | SKD .creative by design
Head of Design / Senior Designer
2008 - Present | Vip247 [SA]
Senior Digital Designer
2006 - 2008 | Wrayhaus Studios [SA]
Director / Designer
2005 - 2006 | Media 5 / SKD Simon King Designs
Mid-Weight Designer
2004 - 2005 | BrandBox Media [SA]
Junior Designer
2003 - 2004 | Cybertrenz / JD Consulting [SA]

ACHIEVEMENTS.

Esteemed Worldwide Branding Member
2014 | VIP247
Youngest Head of Design in the Company History
2009 | VIP247
Graduated Top 3 of my class with a Distinction
2003 | Allenby Campus
Graduated with a Distinction
2002 | Allenby Campus
International Examination Board Certificate
2001 | Cornwall Hill College

If it does'nt challenge you,
it wont change you! #SKD

My interests include Trial running, adventure racing, mountain biking, mma, boxing & all things creative. #skd

I'm a social butterfly... take a look at my Twitter feed! #SKD

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