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Background: I am a South African born self developed multidisciplinary designer, developer and illustrator who began drawing at the age of 4... (and I am yet to stop.) Originally drawing inspiration from comic book art and vintage animation from an early age, I went on to study Graphic Design at the University of Johannesburg, graduating with a BTech Degree in 2008. My skills lay in UI/UX design, advertising, branding, photography, illustration, social media and web/mobile development. My focus is to deliver successful creative solutions in a perfect way through the whole process to create something unique. I am a hard working person, self motivated and ambitious to learn more.

|| PERSONAL DETAILS
Full Names: Hiresh Parbhoo
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Ethnicity: Hindu
Nationality: South African
Spoken Languages: English, Afrikaans, Gujarati
|| Qualifications
B.Tech Graphic Design 2008 || University of Johannesburg
N.Dip Graphic Design 2005-2007 || University of Johannesburg
Grade 12: 1998-2003: National Senior Certificate at Greenside High School
|| EXPERIENCES
Absa
Johannesburg, South Africa

Senior Product Designer/Lead UI

September 2017 – Present
Duties:
1. Developing and adopting craft skills – Information architecture, Interaction design, Visual design and leading other team members in these areas
2. Contributed towards component development and component libraries and helping designers understand and use the libraries
3. Leadership skills by helping others grow in their craft skills and mentorship of interns
4. Helping create work streams and flows to make work life manageable
5. Delivering big ideas by creating and continuously developing design systems and design language
6. Create consistent quality of design work being done by ensuring that the app design system is always up to date
7. Lead and enable designers in mobile app to develop and grow their craft skills so that they can help the app and Absa succeed
8. Collaborate and engage with designers and stakeholders within Absa so that we can understand and define design for Absa
9. Define product strategies with business



Egg Entertainment & Productions
Johannesburg, South Africa

Senior Art Director/Lead UI Designer

February 2017 – June 2017
Duties:
1. Conceptulisation of through the line design elements
2. Design, execution and coding of adverts, logo’s and stationery, websites, mailers, social media advertising, web banners, corporate identity manuals, packaging and other elements
3. Coding of mailers and websites
4. Liasing with copywriter/group head in campaign conceptulisation
5. Liasing with printers and repro house
6. Designing/coding UI/UX mobile app prototypes



Guerilla
Johannesburg, South Africa

Multidisciplinary Designer

September 2014 – August 2016 (Freelance)
September 2016 – January 2017 (Permanent)
Duties:
1. Conceptulisation of through the line design elements with Creative Director
2. Design, execution and coding of adverts, logo’s and stationery, websites, mailers, social media advertising, web banners, corporate identity manuals, packaging and other elements
3. Coding of mailers and websites
4. Liasing with copywriter/group head in campaign conceptulisation
5. Liasing with printers and repro house
6. Making artwork print ready



Blue Apple Design
Johannesburg, South Africa

Mid Designer

March 2011 – March 2014
Duties:
1. Design and conceptulisation of advertorials
2. Layout of magazine
3. Redesigning magazine look and feel
4. Liasing with printers and repro house
5. Proof checking magazine
6. Assisting junior designers with dtp duties



Stockvel Media
Johannesburg, South Africa

Junior Designer

Arpil 2009 – February 2011
Duties:
1. Design and conceptulisation of advertorials
2. Layout of magazine
3. Redesigning magazine look and feel
4. Liasing with printers and repro house
5. Proof checking magazine
6. Assisting junior designers with dtp duties
|| DISCIPLINES

UI & UX Design

Branding & Identity

Brand Strategy

Typography

Concept Work & Development

Graphic Communication

Photography

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