Wilfried Tshikana-Ekutshu

junior Designer/Artworker

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About me

An innovative, proactive hard working designer with a strong track record of producing highly praised outcomes for my clients through maintaining meticulous attention to detail. I am friendly and communicative; I always aim to make any environment I work in as efficient and productive for every member of the working force in order to produce outstanding service for clients. I am focused and comfortable working independently as well as a strong leader working equally as well within a team.

Skills

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Design
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Magazine Design
  • Artworker
  • Layout Editorial Design

Work history

Currently

Junior Designer & Artworker

Titan Publishing, London

Sep 2013
  • Duties and Responsibilities: • Designing briefs: producing unique work within strict client brand guidelines and using client supplied style guides. (Magazines, graphic novel, books, posters adverts, brochures, web banners.) • Designing for major licenses including The BBC, LUCASFILM, Universal Studios, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, DC Universe, EA and many more. • Liaising directly with major licensor’s such as DreamWorks, Bongo (The Simpsons), Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon to name but a few. • Designing work allocated by Studio Manager to an exceptionally high standard. • Project management. • Design and layout of commercial publications (digital and print), advertisements and a range of marketing and promotional materials. • Supporting other designers with projects. • Completing all projects within deadline and budgetary limitation. • Designing and merchandising product stands at industry trade exhibitions worldwide such as Comic-Con, London Book, Toy Fair and many more. • Photographing products for various publications. • Providing web ready images of all merchandise products. • Creating high-quality, print-ready artwork; packaging, flight-checking and correcting artwork prior to print, checking printer’s proofs. • Assisting in the smooth running of the studio under guidance from the Studio Manager, with such tasks as, back-up CD filing & tracking. • Logging jobs onto Filemaker in the studio job-logging directory.

2013

Freelance Designer

Frey’s Interiors

Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Duties and Responsibilities: • Corporate branding. • Property photography. • Retouching the photography. • Brochure design.

2013

Freelance Designer

All Bags

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
  • Duties and Responsibilities: • Web design (Ecommerce), Collaborating with web developers. • Brochure design. • Product Photography. • Photo Retouching.

2012

Freelance Designer & Artworker

Atticus Creative, London

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Duties and Responsibilities: • Redesign Great Portland Hospital Brochure based on pre-natal and post-natal women. • Artwork colour separation. • Style sheet. • Manipulating client supplied artworks. • Preparing artwork for print. • Following guidelines for products with folds.

2012

Graphic Designer & Artworker

Simon Emmett Photography London

Jun 2011 - Jan 2012
  • Duties and Responsibilities: • Brochure, ipad, books layout designs. • Mood board designs. • Artwork setup. • Closely liaising with GQ Magazine Creative director. • Executed personal GQ creative director’s artwork project. • Provided Artwork service for Pantane and Procter & Gamble. • Photography studio assistance with numerous high profile clients such as the legendary former Brazil international football player Pele. • Retouching and processing high quality image files and print. • Provided floor-planning support for a high profile exhibition call CONTRIBUTED Gallery in Germany. • Managed the office through providing administrative support.

Education

2012

Creative Enterprise Graphic Design

University of Hertfordshire

Aug 2009 - Apr 2012
  • Corporate identity, Branding, Typography, Layout design, Packaging design, and Photography.