Sometimes advertising means producing simple, factual, well written ads. Sometimes it means producing an outrageous idea that imparts little or no product information.
There's a time & place for both. I"I don't create art. I create design solutions that produce results."
Design creates perceptions & influences people's views.
Design differentiates one product from another, one brand from another and one company from another.
The most successful companies are those that place the greatest emphasis on design throughout their organization. We pass posters, read newspapers and magazines, see tv, hear the radio, see designer labels or tee shirt messages on the people we pass, see buses, get email, log on.
Messages, messages everywhere we look. Some we remember, some we do not.
I'm a easy-going, fun loving, sport & fitness enthusiast, with a love for all things creative.
Best described by one of my previous managers as an: "Shy extrovert".
I have a huge passion for design & creativity and have from a very young age; because of this my knowledge of the creative process is very broad & i feel there is nothing creative that i cannot do.
With my love for sport, i am extremely ambitious, persistent & driven; the combination of the two (creativity & sport) make me a formidable member of any team.
I have 10+ years experience as a designer & 5+ years in managing a creative team.
As Lionel Richie said, "Hello... is it me, you're looking for?"
I worked with Simon for about 5 years in my capacity as Senior Copywriter and then, later on, as Head of Design at BrandBoxMedia.
I found Simon's quality of work, work ethic and all round contribution to larger marketing goals of the company both exemplary and invaluable.
Simon brings a fresh approach to marketing and he follows through from concept to completion. I worked closely with him on planning and executing campaigns (digital and traditional) which led to me recommending him as my successor in the Head of Design position when time came for me to move on.
I have no hesitation recommending Simon to any company. He will be an asset and he will add value wherever he goes.
- Brandon Faber (Group Marketing Manager: incuBeta Group - 0 (+27) 83 785 2475)
|Staff Training & Development|
|HTML 5 Upgrade
2012 | Leading Edge
|Digital Marketing Strategy DMMA
2012 | Blue Magnet Digital Solutions
|Advanced Multimedia & Digital Graphic Design
2003/04 | Allenby Campus Allenby Campus ACRED The Bournemouth & Poole Design School (U.K)
|Digital Graphic Design
2002/03 | Allenby Campus Allenby Campus ACRED The Bournemouth & Poole Design School (U.K)
|IEB Matric Certificate
1997/2001 | Cornwall Hill College
|Studio Supervisor / Senior Designer
2016 - Present | Maplin Electronics [UK]
2015 - Present | SKD .creative by design
|Head of Design / Senior Designer
2008 - Present | Vip247 [SA]
|Senior Digital Designer
2006 - 2008 | Wrayhaus Studios [SA]
|Director / Designer
2005 - 2006 | Media 5 / SKD Simon King Designs
2004 - 2005 | BrandBox Media [SA]
2003 - 2004 | Cybertrenz / JD Consulting [SA]
|Esteemed Worldwide Branding Member
2014 | VIP247
|Youngest Head of Design in the Company History
2009 | VIP247
|Graduated Top 3 of my class with a Distinction
2003 | Allenby Campus
|Graduated with a Distinction
2002 | Allenby Campus
| International Examination Board Certificate
2001 | Cornwall Hill College