Danel du Toit

Freelance Graphic and Web Designer
Location:South Africa
Skype:danel_21

Profile

Turning a vision into reality. That is my passion! Give me an idea, vision or requirement and I will turn it into a tangible product for you to use.

Experience

Creative Project Manager
Manjifiek Complete Eventing
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Dec 2017 - Stellenbosch
Graphic design of company profile, corporate stationery, banners, flyers, invites, programs, brochures, posters, publications, newsletters, social media imagery, presentations, advertisements, forms (print/digital). Design (Wix) of company website (www.manjifiek.co.za) including layout, image/graphic sourcing, search engine optimization and Google analytics. Preparing quotes, invoicing clients and following payments. Social media management of company Facebook page and blog (posting, scheduling posts, digital design, copywriting). Conduct internet research and source stock images. Database management and upkeep. Email marketing campaigns via Wix Shoutout, including design, content creation and testing.
Web and Data Manager
Mega Group of Companies
1 Jan 2016 - 1 Jun 2017 - Bredasdorp
Design new websites (Wix) for all company Expo's as well as update existing ones: Agri Mega Week Expo, Cape Agri Week Expo, Cape Floral Kingdom Expo, BESAFE Expo, Mega Sport Classic. This included layout, ensuring that the design matches the event brand, search engine optimization and google analytics. Database management: Research and implement a CRM and bulk email marketing system for the company, as well as create and send email campaigns. Manage the cleanup and updating of company database for marketing. Preparing quotations and placing orders with suppliers. Design of corporate stationery and branding, newsletters, invitations, logos for company as well as expos, advertisements, marketing materials, e-publications, forms and documents. Publication layout and design.
Research & Marketing Support Manager
Mega Group of Companies
1 Jan 2015 - 1 Dec 2015 - Bredasdorp
Update company websites (Wix) and design new ones where needed. Corporate newsletter: design and copywriting. Managing the social media pages of events including posting, answering queries and designs. Preparing quotations and placing orders with suppliers. Graphic design of marketing materials, corporate stationery and branding, invitations, documents, logos and advertisements. I was also secretariat for the Overberg District Agricultural Association where I was responsible for updating their membership databases, financial administration, arranging meetings and functions (including speakers, catering, decor, sponsors, invitations, guest list, programs, minute-taking and following up on actionable items on agenda). Liaising closely with local municipality for the arrangement of community-related events and meetings for ODAA. Distributing correspondence from industry leaders to members of ODAA. Responding to queries from producers and other parties in the industry.
Executive Assistant to Group Executive Director
Mega Group of Companies
1 Jan 2014 - 1 Dec 2014 - Bredasdorp
Diary management, meetings setup and minute-taking. Be first point of contact for matters relating to the Executive and handling correspondence on his behalf. Managing and updating company website as well as company database. Corporate identity and stationery design. Ensuring all employees adhere to corporate ID rules. Design and copywriting for monthly corporate newsletter. I was also secretariat for the Overberg District Agricultural Association where I was responsible for updating their membership databases, financial administration, arranging meetings and functions (including speakers, catering, decor, sponsors, invitations, guest list, programs, minute-taking and following up on actionable items on agenda). Liaising closely with local municipality for the arrangement of community-related events and meetings for ODAA. Distributing correspondence from industry leaders to members of ODAA. Responding to queries from producers and other parties in the industry.
Administration Manager
Mega Group of Companies
1 Aug 2012 - 1 Dec 2013 - Bredasdorp
I was secretariat for the Overberg District Agricultural Association where I was responsible for updating their membership databases, financial administration, arranging meetings and functions (including speakers, catering, decor, sponsors, invitations, guest list, programs, minute-taking and following up on actionable items on agenda). Representing and manning stalls at events like SA Cheese Festival, Cape Dairy Experience and Agri Mega Week. Arranging School Milk Days where entertaining and informative talks are given to children and sponsored milk bottles handed out. Liaising with media for media coverage at various events, functions and meetings. Organising the prestigious Overberg Farmworker of the Year 2012 competition and sourcing candidates, judges, compiling interview questions and liaising closely with local Department of Agriculture. Liaising closely with local municipality for arrangement of community-related events and meetings. Distributing correspondence from industry leaders to members. Responding to queries from producers and other parties.
Personal Assistant to Executive Director
Mega Group of Companies
1 Mar 2012 - 1 Jul 2012 - Bredasdorp
I was employed in the Operations & Development sector of the company. Reception and switchboard. Travel and meeting arrangements, minute-taking. I was secretariat for the Overberg District Agricultural Association where I was responsible for updating their membership databases, financial administration, arranging meetings and functions (including speakers, catering, decor, sponsors, invitations, guest list, programs, minute-taking and following up on actionable items on agenda). Representing and manning stalls at events like SA Cheese Festival, Cape Dairy Experience and Agri Mega Week. Arranging School Milk Days where entertaining and informative talks are given to children and sponsored milk bottles handed out. Liaising with media for media coverage at various events, functions and meetings. Organising the prestigious Overberg Farmworker of the Year 2012 competition and sourcing candidates, judges, compiling interview questions and liaising closely with local Department of Agriculture. Liaising closely with local municipality for arrangement of community-related events and meetings. Distributing correspondence from industry leaders to members. Responding to queries from producers and other parties.
Sales Support
Bene AG - Middle East
1 Feb 2008 - 1 Feb 2012 - Dubai
Preparing technical offers and presentations with Axapta system by following Bills of Quantities or reading floorplans and technical specifications. Reading and checking tender contracts for deadlines, submit instructions and terms and conditions. Placing orders, price and technical enquiries with the factory via Axapta system. Processing order confirmations and sea- and airfreight documentation. Liaising closely with clearing agent and handling all logistical queries from head office. Coordinating deliveries and installations with project manager. Relieving office manager while she is on leave. Following up payment of invoices with clients. Reception, switchboard and periodic handling of office finances. Other general administrative duties like sample and catalog inventory control, couriers and travel arrangements.
Personal Assistant
Deloitte & Touche
1 Nov 2007 - 1 Jan 2008 - Dubai
Personal assistant to Partner in charge (ME) – making travel and meeting arrangements. HR assistant – visa applications, travel arrangements, updating recruitment logs, general HR function. General administration and reception relief.
Secretary / Personal Assistant
Extrutek
1 May 2006 - 1 Oct 2007 - Brackenfell
Stock control. Prepare daily delivery notes and do trunking bookings. Organise services and repairs. Integrate and maintain proper filing and archiving system. Reception (first point of contact). Diary management. Collecting and opening post. Place orders and receive deliveries from suppliers. Prepare information for VAT returns, SDL and UIF. Prepare monthly trending report. Prepare creditor accounts for payment and handle queries. Prepare weekly wages and monthly salaries for payment and handle queries. Prepare weekly client invoices, statement and biltong samples. Handling petty cash. Daily calculation of meat production volumes. Participate in daily taste testing sessions of biltong products. Speed up communication between factory and management. Advertise vacant positions and arrange job interviews. Interview applicants for my position and short-list candidates for further interviewing by the owner. Keep employee files complete and updated. Assist with preparation for audits and client visits. Ad hoc duties as prescribed by owner.

Skills

Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe InDesign, Wix, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoi, Publication design in InDesign, Newsletter Design/Writing, Wordpress (basic editing), Marketing material design, Corporate Identity Design, Social Media & Content

Qualification

Information Technology
Year completed:2001
Education level:Diploma
Final year subjects:Web Development
Graphic Design
Web based Marketing & Advertising
E-Commerce
Managing Web Based Servers
Cyberlaw - A South African Perspective
Institution:Tygerberg College
Location:Plattekloof, South Africa
 
Pastel 5.0
Year completed:2002
Education level:Certificate
Final year subjects:Pastel 5.0
Institution:CCTC
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
 
Accouting & Bookkeeping
Year completed:2005
Education level:Diploma
Institution:ICS Learning Solution
Location:Distance Learning, United Kingdom
 
Management Assistant N5
Year completed:1999
Education level:Certificate
Institution:Tygerberg College
Location:Plattekloof, South Africa