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Aika-Grace (Temu) Wangwe
Currently: Nairobi, Kenya
Currently at www.arkafrica.com
Organizing, multitasking, project planning, concepting.
I am very self motivated. I can work alone but I enjoy working in a team environment much more. I have strong attention to detail.
Proficient in: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) (CS2, CS3, CS4), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Some experience in: Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash
Platform: Mac OS X. I can also work in Windows but I am much faster on a Mac.
Graphic Designer | Publications Team, Creative Services Department
Market America | August 14, 2006 – present | Direct Sales industry
Privately held, 500+ corporate employees internationally
Greensboro, North Carolina
I am part of a collaborative team environment of 5+ designers responsible for concept and completion of product advertisements, magazine layouts and other corporate periodicals. We design monthly publications for U.S., Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong markets. I have gained a wealth of knowledge from this experience in designing for multicultural audiences. Collaborating with editorial, translation, scientific affairs and executive teams to complete projects is part of the daily grind. This is also my first experience working with Chinese characters — which has led to a whole new way of thinking and designing. My experience at Market America has been invaluable, and I have enjoyed my tenure here very much.
Concept Arc International | August 14, 2003 – August 13, 2004
Privately held, 8+ employees
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Architecture, Product Design and Interior Design industries
I was responsible for the graphic aspects of jobs; selecting colors; designing and preparing graphics for large-scale interior installations; and creating marketing materials and presentations. I also designed logos, book layouts and Web sites for several clients. Being the only graphic designer on staff at the time afforded me the opportunity to learn multiple design responsibilities. I could not have asked for a better place to start.
Part-Time Graphic Designer
Technical College of the Lowcountry | Spring 2003
Beaufort, South Carolina
I performed overflow tasks for the in-house design team. My main responsibilities included designing the internal newsletter and ads for the college magazine.
Graphic Design Intern
Coastal Reprographics | Winter 2001
Privately held, 15+ employees
I worked directly with clients on several projects. My daily duties involved minor design tasks, preparing client files for printing, and managing large-format print jobs to ensure they were printed and ready for pickup.
Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA in Graphic Design