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Madie du Plessis

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Madie du Plessis - Web/Graphic Designer
“Contentment in one’s professional life or personal life is not something received, but rather achieved.”

Personal Viewpoint

Hello

WHO AM I

Freelancing for almost a decade, I service startups and small businesses with all web- and graphic designs.

Projects include developing a corporate brand with a logo design, business cards and an e-signature for emails, as well as websites, or email templates for marketing campaigns. Printed materials range from brochures, flyers or post cards, to t-shirt designs, large graphics for tradeshows or expositions, or textbook covers, even some vehicle graphics.

For the past 5+ years, I also worked full-time for a leading NetSuite solution provider.

My responsibility was to create a more structured corporate presence for our organization, including a couple versions of our website. After this was accomplished, I designed and developed all marketing related collateral for lead generation, including HTML email templates and landing pages. I also joined the technical team as a front-end HTML/CSS web developer, collaborating in projects developing ecommerce websites. I am currently available for a full-time position.

Professionalism and attention to detail is of the utmost importance. My sense of loyalty and work ethic towards my designs flows through from my personal life, based on a Godly worldview. I remain thankful for my accomplishments and strive to turn mistakes into opportunities to grow.

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My Resumè
Madie du Plessis
“Contentment in one’s professional life or personal life is not something received, but rather achieved.”

Personal Viewpoint

Hello

WHO AM I

Freelancing for almost a decade, I service startups and small businesses with all web- and graphic designs. Projects include developing a corporate brand with a logo design, business cards and an e-signature for emails, as well as websites, or email templates for marketing campaigns. Printed materials range from brochures, flyers or post cards, to t-shirt designs, large graphics for tradeshows or expositions, or textbook covers.

For the past 5+ years I also worked full-time for a leading NetSuite solution provider. My responsibility was to create a more structured corporate presence for our organization, including a couple versions of our website. After this was accomplished, I designed and developed all marketing related collateral for lead generation, including HTML email templates and landing pages. I also joined the technical team as a front-end HTML/CSS web developer, collaborating in projects developing ecommerce websites.

Professionalism and attention to detail is of the utmost importance. My sense of loyalty and work ethic towards my designs flows through from my personal life, based on a Godly worldview. I remain thankful for my accomplishments and continue to seek out challenging opportunities.

Work
My Resumè

Hello

WHO AM I

Freelancing for almost a decade, I service startups and small businesses with all web- and graphic designs. Projects include developing a corporate brand with a logo design, business cards and an e-signature for emails, as well as websites, or email templates for marketing campaigns. Printed materials range from brochures, flyers or post cards, to t-shirt designs, large graphics for tradeshows or expositions, or textbook covers.

For the past 5+ years I also worked full-time for a leading NetSuite solution provider. My responsibility was to create a more structured corporate presence for our organization, including a couple versions of our website. After this was accomplished, I designed and developed all marketing related collateral for lead generation, including HTML email templates and landing pages. I also joined the technical team as a front-end HTML/CSS web developer, collaborating in projects developing ecommerce websites.

Professionalism and attention to detail is of the utmost importance. My sense of loyalty and work ethic towards my designs flows through from my personal life, based on a Godly worldview. I remain thankful for my accomplishments and continue to seek out challenging opportunities.

Work
My Resumè
Madie du Plessis
“Contentment in one’s professional life or personal life is not something received, but rather achieved.”

Personal Viewpoint

My Work

SELECTED PROJECTS

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Experience

My Work

SELECTED PROJECTS

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Book Covers
Apparel
Branding
Flyers
Logos
Websites
  • MTScapes Brochure
    MTScapes
  • Lakeside Middle School Flip-Flop Design
    Basketball Cheer Squad 2015/16
  • Van Rotfonteint na Magalieskruin Bookcover
    Boggom
  • FBC DNow 2015 T-Shirt Design
    DNow 2015
  • FBC Dunamis Logo Design
    Dunamis
  • FBC Thailand Missions Logo Design
    Thailand Mission Team
  • Muller & Partners Branding Design
    Muller & Partners CPA
  • Titans URC Flyer
    Titans URC
  • South African Festival T-Shirt Design
    South African Festival 2016
  • FBC DNow 2014 T-Shirt Design
    DNow 2014
  • Steenkamp T-Shirt Design
    Stephen Steenkamp
  • Music Paints My Picture Bookcover
    Music Paints My Picture
  • Medium Technologies Logo Design
    Medium Technologies
  • Consilium Logo Design
    Consilium
  • The Exchange Branding Design
    The Exchange
Experience

My Experience

My experience in web and graphic design encompasses a wide spectrum of abilities. Knowledge in web design includes: coding websites from scratch in HTML/CSS, creating sites on a content management system (CMS), particularly in WordPress, and developing ecommerce websites using WooCommerce. Graphic design experience includes: corporate branding, marketing collateral design and development, banner design, tradeshow graphics and multi-page event-programs.

I have the technical skills to create designs for all types of digital media. I am able to code a standard website from scratch using modern technologies like HTML5/CSS3 and Bootstrap,js, optimized for both desktop and mobile. I can implement a CMS like WordPress on a server, and create a website to allow clients the ability to maintain their own content. I understand how a user experience (UX) influences web design, and can create mockups or wireframes when starting a project. I am able to see a web project through from the design phase through going live. I work closely with back-end software developers to create custom functionalities for ecommerce websites. I am also experienced in creating PDF-based materials such as white papers and ebooks for marketing purposes.

I have experience creating designs within a wide range of printed media, ranging from large formats for tradeshows and expositions, to corporate branding packages and various types of marketing materials, such as postcards, flyers, brochures, or data sheets. I understand the nuances in prepress file preparation, and collaborate well with printers on technical specifications to get a project printed to my clients’ satisfaction.

Understanding the sales cycle, I take into account how various design principles will influence the message of the piece I am working on, whether that is in print or online. I know how best to use typography and imagery to maximize a call-to-action to ensure that its message is conveyed successfully. I work closely with marketing managers to create campaigns, either in print like postcards or mailers, or in digital formats like email templates and corresponding HTML landing pages.

My experience in social media design ranges from setting up accounts for clients on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, including custom designed graphics for headers and backgrounds, to creating small ad-campaigns on Facebook. Although I understand the impact of social media marketing and networking, I prefer to keep my focus on design, rather than online marketing. Being an old-schooler, a huge following on Snapchat or Instagram holds little charm, nonetheless I put forth efforts to keep updated with social media marketing techniques as much as possible.

Skills

My Experience

My experience in web and graphic design encompasses a wide spectrum of abilities. Knowledge in web design includes: coding websites from scratch in HTML/CSS, creating sites on a content management system (CMS), particularly in WordPress, and developing ecommerce websites using WooCommerce. Graphic design experience includes: corporate branding, marketing collateral design and development, banner design, tradeshow graphics and multi-page event-programs.

I have the technical skills to create designs for all types of digital media. I am able to code a standard website from scratch using modern technologies like HTML5/CSS3 and Bootstrap,js, optimized for both desktop and mobile. I can implement a CMS like WordPress on a server, and create a website to allow clients the ability to maintain their own content. I understand how a user experience (UX) influences web design, and can create mockups or wireframes when starting a project. I am able to see a web project through from the design phase through going live. I work closely with back-end software developers to create custom functionalities for ecommerce websites. I am also experienced in creating PDF-based materials such as white papers and ebooks for marketing purposes.

I have experience creating designs within a wide range of printed media, ranging from large formats for tradeshows and expositions, to corporate branding packages and various types of marketing materials, such as postcards, flyers, brochures, or data sheets. I understand the nuances in prepress file preparation, and collaborate well with printers on technical specifications to get a project printed to my clients’ satisfaction.

Understanding the sales cycle, I take into account how various design principles will influence the message of the piece I am working on, whether that is in print or online. I know how best to use typography and imagery to maximize a call-to-action to ensure that its message is conveyed successfully. I work closely with marketing managers to create campaigns, either in print like postcards or mailers, or in digital formats like email templates and corresponding HTML landing pages.

My experience in social media design ranges from setting up accounts for clients on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, including custom designed graphics for headers and backgrounds, to creating small ad-campaigns on Facebook. Although I understand the impact of social media marketing and networking, I prefer to keep my focus on design, rather than online marketing. Being an old-schooler, a huge following on Snapchat or Instagram holds little charm, nonetheless I put forth efforts to keep updated with social media marketing techniques as much as possible.

Skills
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the person who did it.
Autograph your work
with excellence."

Proficiency

EXPERIENCED AND EQUIPPED

Combining natural artistic and creative talent with hard earned technical skills, produces work of exceptional quality to clients and employers alike.

I am very proficient in both Mac and Windows operating systems, and have been using both throughout my career. Keeping my skills sharp in both web and print environments requires that I continually learn new techniques while mastering existing ones.

Application Skills

Of course it is also important for a designer to keep up with new technologies, and I keep my design skills sharp by practicing new techniques in various software applications, as a project allows.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC 100%
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC 100%
ADOBE INDESIGN CC 100%
ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CC 95%
ADOBE ACROBAT PRO 100%
VISUAL STUDIO CODE EDITOR 95%
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 100%

Technical Skills

My training as a web designer includes mastering HTML/CSS, and I am well versed in writing code from scratch. To grow as a front-end developer, I am currently in the process of learning Javascript as well as how to manage a project using GIT.

HTML5 / CSS3 100%
BOOTSTRAP.JS 100%
LESS.CSS 90%
JAVASCRIPT 33%
BACKBONE.JS / MUSTACHE.JS 33%
GIT / GULP 50%
WORDPRESS ADMIN 100%
CONSTANT CONTACT EMAIL PLATFORM 100%
MAILCHIMP EMAIL PLATFORM 100%

Soft Skills

PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITIES 100%

Presented only with a vision, I can develop creative solutions for clients to communicate their message successfully through print and/or web designs.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS 95%

Written and spoken communication skills are vital to ensure the success of a project. I am not a great public speaker, but do have confidence engaging with clients and colleagues alike.

FLEXIBILITY & TIME MANAGEMENT 100%

I work well independently, and also as an active team member. I take time to create designs of quality, rather than quantity and will keep designing until my client is satisfied.

Clients

Proficiency

EXPERIENCED AND EQUIPPED

Combining natural artistic and creative talent with hard earned technical skills, produces work of exceptional quality to clients and employers alike.

I am very proficient in both Mac and Windows operating systems, and have been using both throughout my career. Keeping my skills sharp in both web and print environments requires that I continually learn new techniques while mastering existing ones.

Application Skills

Of course it is also important for a designer to keep up with new technologies, and I keep my design skills sharp by practicing new techniques in various software applications, as a project allows.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC 100%
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC 100%
ADOBE INDESIGN CC 100%
ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CC 95%
ADOBE ACROBAT PRO 100%
VISUAL STUDIO CODE EDITOR 95%
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 100%
Prezi (Online Presentation Tool) 100%

Technical Skills

My training as a web designer includes mastering HTML/CSS, and I am well versed in writing code from scratch. To grow as a front-end developer, I am currently in the process of learning Javascript as well as how to manage a project using GIT.

HTML5 / CSS3 100%
BOOTSTRAP.JS 100%
LESS.CSS 90%
JAVASCRIPT 33%
BACKBONE.JS / MUSTACHE.JS 33%
GIT / GULP 50%
WORDPRESS ADMIN 100%
CONSTANT CONTACT EMAIL PLATFORM 100%
MAILCHIMP EMAIL PLATFORM 100%

Soft Skills

PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITIES 100%

Presented only with a vision, I can develop creative solutions for clients to communicate their message successfully through print and/or web designs.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS 95%

Written and spoken communication skills are vital to ensure the success of a project. I am not a great public speaker, but do have confidence engaging with clients and colleagues alike.

FLEXIBILITY & TIME MANAGEMENT 100%

I work well independently, and also as an active team member. I take time to create designs of quality, rather than quantity and will keep designing until my client is satisfied.

Clients

Client Love

DEDICATED, DILIGENT & DETERMINED

My passion is in design and I work hard to produce quality pieces. Projects revolve around a combination of lots of creativity and sharp technical skills, which I combine with a focus on details. I never stop until my client is happy.

Madie du Plessis Testimonial: 2020Nutrition

Madie and I collaborated to create the {2020 Nutrition} website for client who needed the site for a trade show with only a three week turn- around time. The client requested a “modern medical” theme and Madie’s design nailed it perfectly! Madie’s unique combination of design and technical development skills make her a one stop shop for a quality website.”

DAYLE LITTLE, Marketer/Copywriter

Madie du Plessis Testimonial: MTScapes

I have been using Madie for many years to do all of our graphic designs at MTScapes. Madie is very responsive, easy to work with, and does beautiful work. Each and every time we need anything done we call Madie. She has done everything from our business cards to designing our website and everything in between. There is no one else that could do a better job for us.”

SARAH THOMAS, Owner of MTScapes

Madie du Plessis Testimonial: Creative Music Class

Madie completed several projects for me ranging from book covers to business and promotional materials. Her work is imaginative and well-presented. Her project handling is professional with attention to the customer’s requirements and requests. Projects are completed in a timely manner. Her willingness to edit, rework and recommend improvements on a project was most impressive.”

DR ADRI J Van RENSBURG, Creative Music Class

Madie du Plessis Testimonial: Costing Services Group

Not only did Madie build our {website}, but for the past nine years she has been in charge of our entire marketing campaign from designing flyers to managing our social media presence and shooting videos of projects. Her involvement has been an enormous boost to our company’s bottom line. My only regret is that our paths have not crossed earlier.”

DANIEL LIEBENBERG, Owner

Madie du Plessis Testimonial: Costing Services Group

I worked with Madie on the design and development of the {Costing Services Group} website. We faced some design challenges showcasing our project portfolio and Madie’s suggestions for layout and design were wonderful AND she was able to execute the functionality we requested from the development side. If you need a professionally designed, high quality site for a reasonable price, you need to work with Madie.”

DAYLE LITTLE, Marketing Manager

Madie du Plessis Testimonial: Muller & Partners CPA

Madie helped capture the essence and personality of my business perfectly when designing my logo. I absolutely love it!”

ALTEA MULLER, CPA, PC, Muller & Partners

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