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To work in a company and environment that allows me to fully express my creative abilities/capabilities; to work with and as a part of a dynamic team; to solve visual communication issues; and continuously improve as an artist.
Creative Director/Art Director at Techelet Tikshoret. Responsible for setting up and managing a full team of designers for the publication of a number of Hebrew and English magazines — "Segula" [English]; Segula [Hebrew]; "Nashim" [Hebrew]; "Yeladim" [Hebrew]; "Shabat" [Hebrew]. Managed and created the overall 'look-and-feel', as well as maintained a happy and hardworking team spirit.
2003 to 2010
Freelancer - worked as a freelance visual communicator, creative director and designer. Work involved managing of full branding and marketing efforts for various clients in both digital and traditional media
Coovi, inc - founder member. Creative Director / Director of Front-end Development. Responsible for development, creation and implementation of “user” web site and advertiser web applications; development of corporate identity and creation of all advertising and marketing programs
Freelance - Freelance Visual Communicator, creative director and designer for various clients. Work included all aspects of brand design as well as front end GUI design for web and software … conceptualization, creation and production of advertising, design and collateral material … exhibition shows stands … photography … illustration
Kashat Design - Senior Art Director, responsible for creation and production of graphic design, as well as team-leading five layout artists
Immigrated to Israel
Graphite Advertising and Design - Creative Director. Responsible for total creative output, as well as managing the creative team
Ideadata Natal - Owner and Creative Director. One of the first companies in South Africa specializing in the creation of speaker support and business-to-business presentations.
Venture-BBDO Advertising - Creative Director / Account Director. Responsible for total creative output, as well as directly handling clients marketing strategies and implementation
Ralph Resnik Photography and Design - fashion, music & tv commercials
Forsyth-Mills Advertising - Art Director
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Dreamweaver, Go Live, Imageready, Fireworks, iMovie, Quicktime, Flash, Acrobat, Powerpoint, Word …
Apple Mac and PC
2003 to date
: Lecturer/teacher in fighter kite making workshops
: Workshops done for various companies and schools in both Israel and the USA
: Photography course/s
: Lecturer in Photoshop, Freehand and Pagemaker
: Lectured for Apple, Adobe, and Aldus at various venues in South Africa
: Lecturer in Photography and Design
: Durban Technion, South Africa
Johannesburg College of Art : Graphic Design
covering : graphic design; history of graphic design; history of art; figure drawing; perceptual and interpretive drawing; typography; photography; illustration; painting; ceramics; sculpture; interior design; industrial design
Boksburg High School - matric with a university entrance
Fighter Kiting I build, decorate and fly fighter kites. I also run workshops ... take a look
Painting/Drawing From as early as I can remember, I have been blessed with the gift/ability to draw and paint ... I specialize in ‘Wildlife’ ...
Photography I have had a deep interest in photography since a very early age. My initial journey started with black-and-white work, including darkroom processing and printing … successfully created my own technique of printing.
With the advent of the digital age, I quickly embraced digital photography as a natural progression and the use of a ‘digital darkroom’ has become second nature.
Astronomy I gained an interest in star gazing at an early age and continue to pursue it, with binoculars, camera and computer.
A small sampling of my work to give an idea of my ability & capability
screensaver ... http://gralphica.com/temp/proxim/
intro ... http://www.gralphica.com/wy
intro ... http://www.gralphica.com/temp/em/
A combination of pencil, paint [on canvass] and hand-colored photography [traditional and digital]
A series of pencil illustrations for the launch of a medical product
From a series of wildlife "pencil paintings"
Digitally hand colored in clients' corporate colors
Hand colored from my own lightning photography
From an exhibition sponsored by Panasonic Lumix and shown in Sydney, Australia, in September 2009. The title of my exhibit was "black.white.yellow" ... all photos were black and white and digitally hand colored with yellow.