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Simon J Gill

Digital Creative Director / Interactive UX&UI Designer

About

  • Name: Simon Jeremy Gill
  • Email: simonjgill AT gmail.com
  • Phone: +27 (0) 72 996-8733
  • Date of birth: 7 August 1979
  • Address: PO Box 766 Pinegowrie 2123, Johannesburg, SA
  • Nationality: British
  • Current Residence: South Africa

About Me

I care most about good looking, excellently functional, usable design.

I don’t tolerate living without fun.

I’m not the kind-of guy who gives up without a fight.

Nor am I the kind of designer who wears skinny jeans.

I AM someone who meets deadlines, helps out across divisions, takes a holistic view of projects, thinks creatively, tries new things, and simplifies challenges.

Skills

Just My Skills

My two distinct skills sets (technical and creative), enable me to view projects holistically – from concept and campaign development, to recommending appropriate Below The Line (BTL) and Above The Line (ATL) channels for maximum reach, through to efficient and effective execution.

Creative Direction

Advanced, 3 years

Responsive Design

Advanced, 4 years

UI/UX Interaction

Expert, 7 years

Brand CI
& Print

Expert, 8 years

PHP, Mysql & CMS Systems

Advanced, 6 years

HTML & CSS3

Expert, 12 years

Knowledge

  • Responsive Design
  • Mobile Usability
  • Typography
  • Color theory knowledge
  • Corporate Identity
  • Bootstrap Grid & Layout
  • Photo manipulation
  • Photography
  • Web Usability
  • Wire Frames
  • Prototyping
  • Google Analythics & SEO

Experience

Awards & Recognition

  • D&AD Pencil Awards 2015 - Wooden Pencil
    Doctors without Borders - Tough Decisions Campaign
  • WebAward 2015 - Best Faith-based Website
    Crescent Lifestyle - Mobile App
  • Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) 2012 - Social Media Campaign
    Steers - Hoohah Campaign

16 Years Experience!

Starting in 1999 as an E-mail List Administrator, Secure e-Billing, E-mail Marketing and Website Administrator with Striata. Followed by 5 years with both Mead and McGrouther / TransUnion Auto Guide Books, and the mCubed Group as a full Digitial Contractor. Currently with NXT, a full service digital agency, as a Digital Creative Director.

Noldor Tech

Head of Creative

2017 - current
Creative Direction, creative management. UI/UX lead
NXT\ Digital Innovation

Executive Creative Director

2016 - 2017
Creative Direction, big idea thinking & strategy, campaign creative management. Team development and creative direction
NXT\ Digital Innovation

Creative Director

2013 - 2016
Creative Direction, big idea thinking & strategy, campaign creative management. With plenty of development experience, I'm able to oversee and produce UX/UI interaction wireframes, layouts and designs.
NXT\ Digital Innovation

Senior Designer

2010 - 2013
Digital campaigns, Facebook campaigns, mobile device designs, website UX/UI, layout design and development, logos, print media and online media. Big focus on responsive layout and development.
mCubed Group

Creative Contractor

2007 - 2010
Internal & external digital communication, website layout design and development, print text layout, print advert design, website development.
TransUnion Auto

Creative Contractor

2005 - 2010
Mead and McGrouther / TransUnion Auto Guide Books, Auto, Commercial, Motorcycle, Cars over Ten years & Agricultural pricing books. Internal comms, print layout and design, text layout, advert designed, web development and testing.
Striata

Graphic Designer

1999 - 2005
Email list administration, email and secure email statement design for the majority of South African financial institutions and the company's website design and administration. Including front-end web platform user interface development.

Portfolio

A variety of projects and services

My portfolio showcases a handful of projects from digital strategy to creative concepts, from wireframes and design to full development. Visit my pinterest portfolio to view more.

Client Listing

ABSA, Acer Computers SA, Airports South Africa (ACSA), Adams & Adams, Appletiser, Busby, Benvenuto, Coricraft, CityGroup, Crescent Life Style, Dettol, Enactus, Farnham, FlashBack Studios, First National Bank (FNB), Gautrain, KSB Pumps SA, MTN, GNC, HUAWEI, LABCAL Solutions, Liberty Life, Investec, Loreal, Maynards, Mead and McGrouther, Nedbank, Network BBDO, NeoTel, Noldor, Nurofen, Pnet, Reckitt Benckiser, Sasol, SmartLab, Southern Sun, Standard Bank, Steers, Sun International, Sunlyn, TBWA, the Zimbabwean, Tile Africa, TigerBrands, TransAct, TransUnion, Vanish, Veet, Vega College, Wesbank, Whitfields, Amiti, Four Degrees, Magallen, Shed Architecture + Design, John Marshall Media, CarMatch, Striata, Freshlyminced, Cubic Interactive, Evox, Weevr, CarBiz, Cake Delights, Southern Sun

Contact

Let's Keep In Touch

Simon J Gill
PO Box 766 Pinegowrie 2123,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Email
simonjgill .AT. gmail.com

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Simon J Gill

engage.
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