Resume

Experience

August 2010 – present

Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa)
Role: UI Designer

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review User Interface design work and provide feedback to designers.
  • Manage the UI Design team allocation and delivery.
  • Facilitate collaboration and alignment between Copywriters, UX / UI Designers and Developers.
  • To stay up to date with industry standards and trends.

Highlights:

  • Designed the web graphics for dogreatthings.co.za (2013 – 2014).
  • Designed the UI for the fundraising platform morethanyourself.co.za (2014).
  • Was responsible for migrating oldmutual.co.za to Sitefinity CMS (2015).
  • Designed the UI for Financial Wellbeing Program (2016).
  • Designed the UI for Digital Shop Window (2017).
  • Currently working on the digital rebranding of MyOldMutual Secure Dashboard.


June 2005 – March 2010

Seattle Coffee Co.
Role: Franchisee – Loop Street and Constantia Village Stores

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage profitability of stores by growing sales, maintaining stock levels, managing staffing costs and gross profit margins.
  • Team scheduling according to the needs of the store while maintaining target staff costs.
  • Perform POS duties including front and back of house functions.
  • Identify staffing needs and managed recruiting, interviewing and hiring.
  • Ensure that each team member received proper training to perform as a barista and/or shift lead.
  • Develop team members, established performance objectives and regularly measure performance


February 2004 – February 2005

Barclays Stockbrokers (Glasgow)
Role: Private Client Account Administrator

Administered private client securities accounts including:

  • Credit checks on new account applications.
  • Verifying personal documentation for new account applications.
  • Validating share certificate authenticity.
  • Communicate with clients during the account application process.


December 2001 – December 2003

Realise Creative
Role: Business Owner / Graphic Designer

Primary responsibilities:

  • Design creative concepts based on the client’s needs and vision.
  • Keep budget, time and production constraints in mind.
  • Prepared mockups and presented to clients before deciding on a final design concept.
  • Worked with client to get approval and sign-off before finalising artwork.
  • Collaborated with copywriters, photographers and designers on projects.
  • Worked within the constraints of a client’s brand identity and guidelines.
  • Ensured artwork was correct and supplied to printers in the right format/sizes/colour.
  • Multi-tasked on multiple briefs at the same time.

 

Education

2018

Treehouse profile

2014

Flow Interactive:
User Centered Design Training  Workshop

2010

Teamwork Impact:
Diploma in Ministry

2008

Christian Life Training:
Diploma in Leadership

1994 – 1995

Red & Yellow School:
Diploma in Graphic Design

1991

Royal Schools of Music:
Grade 6 Music Theory

Awards

2004

Competition: First Paper House, ‘The Art Of Design’ Awards
Submission: Acucap Property Ltd, 2003 Annual Report
Award Achieved: Merit

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Abstract
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Trello
  • InVision
  • WordPress


Reference

Mpumelelo Cindi
Head of User Experience
Digital and Data
Old Mutual Life Assurance Company

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