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This document is intended to offer a succinct and pertinent introduction an extended business card but abridged CV -
to myself as a skilled and experienced graphic designer and businesswoman.
I am happy to offer any additional detail you may need and am proud to show my portfolio of work.
My clients include:
The South African Breweries World of Beer
The South African Breweries (Alrode Brewing)
Kgalagadi Brewing Company of Botswana
The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management
The Country Club Johannesburg
The Parkview Golf Club, Johannesburg
The Association of Responsible Alcohol (ARA);
Arcus Gibb Consulting Engineers
APS PlanAfrika Town Planning
The National Occupational Safety Association
The Gauteng Economic Development Agency
African Defence Systems (ADS)
(I am happy to provide contact references).
My work for these organisations has includeddesigns for:
Corporate literature (annual reports, marketing literature, posters, magazines etc)
Below the line material (such as promotional clothing, sales material etc)
All this has necessitated my direct involvement in:
Consulting with clients to determine time frames, budgets and other objectives;
Analysing clients needs, undertaking researchand planning presentation of material;
Preparing concepts and illustrations of other visualrepresentation of final material;
Submitting designs to clients for approval
Preparing notes and instruction for finishing artiststo assemble and prepare final artwork for printing,display or electronic use;
Reviewing final layouts and suggest changes andimprovements through proofing stages;
Directing photography and reproduction of illustrations and other graphics.
Commissioning and briefing copywriters and liaisingwith printers and mailing houses.
For almost the past decade, I have managed a successful design studio under my own name MeganBarber Designs cc in Johannesburg, South Africa, and provided designs for a number of blue chip SouthAfrican corporations.
During this time, the studios profitability has grown consistently.
I am the sole owner of the studio and work alone, outsourcing allied requirements such as copywriting andprinting, where necessary.
To do this work, I am proficient in the electronic design programmes of Quark Express, Photoshop and Freehand.
Proficiency in the designing art has evolved from a three-year apprenticeship with what was, at the time, a leadingJohannesburg studio, Graphicor, and thereafter at three other South African studios.
I opened Megan Barber Designs in 1999.
Success at my own business has demanded design qualities covering:
Thoroughness and meticulousness
Ability to work quickly and under pressure
Ability to meet deadlines,
Ability to offer a wide range of styles rather than just one, personal approach;
Ability to adhere to the creative brief and other client guidelines
Excellent knowledge of design and typography.
At a personal level, I am:
Friendly, hardworking, a perfectionist, accommodating, co-operative and committed.
My personal interests include all facets of art and design, birds and other wildlife, and personal psychology.
I was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and completed my schooling there before traveling in theUnited Kingdom and Europe for three years.
Since my return, I have lived in Johannessburg, where I own my own home.
I have also traveled on numerous occasions to Australia, where I have a married sister, a niece and nephew.
I am aged 42, single and in good health.
megan barber designs
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Issue 1. February 2008
Inside: TT100 Awards 2007
GETTING GOOD IDEASOFF THE GROUND
Youre holding a new magazine intended for
readers with a commitment to developing
technology, innovation, people and systems
thinking in South Africa.
Its a venture between the Mail & Guardian
and the Da Vinci Institute for Technology
Management, South Africas foremost
private higher education institute.
Edge will offer readers an insight to the
latest trends, developments and thinking in
the management of technology, innovation,
people and systems, in a bid to foster the
empowerment of organisations and the
extension of individual potential.
It will also offer readers valuable, usable
information developed by the enterprises
recognised as South Africas Technology
Edge will be pubished quarterly.
Introducing Edge 2Good ideas must benefit 4economy, says Dr Phil Mjwara
SA Experiment will 6transform service delivery
Technology Top 100 8Technology Top 100 winners 11Altech Netstars vehicle 12tracking ideas
DebTech ready to share 16its know-how
ATE flies high in 18new thinking
Accsys makes sure 22people really are most important assets
PFK Electronics takes its 24security innovations abroad
Altech moves into broadband 28Innovative protection 30for hot water geysers
Young entrepreneur 34captures eye-care market
New platinum moulding 38technology aids jewellery industry
New bone graft material 40ready for surgeons
Technology combats stress 42How to read employees 44minds
edge february 2008 | 1
The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd - Registered with the Department of Education as a private higher education institutionunder the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration Certificate No. 2004/HE07/003
An MSc in the Management ofTechnology and Innovation,
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perfect for everyonewith bright ideas
business decisions in the complex
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As technology increasingly permeates
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Our sincere hope is that Edge will
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Professor Roy Marcus
CEO of Da Vinci Holdings
2 | edge february 2008 edge february 2008 | 3
Edge is intended to expose you to the
ideas, mindsets and approaches of
some of the worlds smartest thinkers
in their management of technology,
innovation and people.
Welcome to this, the inaugural issue.
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Its focus is sharply on Technology,
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Success for people and businesses in todays world demandscutting-edge international thinking on managing organisations.
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As youll read alongside, Edge exists to expose the ideas and approaches of
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