CV of André Clements

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Part of the Portraiture Series and of my Aspect Orientations class.

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As of June 2007

Education & Learning:

Highest: Bachelor of Arts (1995)

  • 2005 Diploma in Assessment from Damelin
  • 2004 Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Human Capacity Development (HCD), remedy achieved distinction in a 3rd year level course at UNISA’s School of Management Sciences.
  • 2004 Advanced Symbolic Modeling: “Making Sense with Metaphor”, Modules 1, 2 and 3 from Discovery Works, UK. Clean-language and Clean-space facilitation and interventions is an exciting development and arguably improvement on NLP.
  • Currently busy with a Nat. Cert. in Data metrics at UNISA including the subjects Formal Logic, Computer-Human Interaction (read user-centricity) and Computer Science as well as Industrial Organizational Psychology (IOP [NDP]) etc.
  • 1995 BA from University of Pretoria , field of study Information Design

Also continuously pursue various avenues of self directed personal and professional development.

Employment Experience:

2006/11 – CURRENT: FORGEBUSINESS

  • Currently Tracking Integration Lead responsible for implementing and overseeing multi network technical integrations and client-side tracking integration
  • Maintain and develop various websites and blogs for ForgeBusiness and ForgeCorporation
  • Various creative, branding and promotional projects(Transferred from the Trafficonomy business unit after a management buy-out)

2006/10 – 2007/11: TRAFFICONOMY

  • Integrated Ad server with Game Portal Platform
  • Customized and Integrated flash-based chat system with gamming portal
  • Developed a tiny bandwidth & processing-footprint profanity filter for chat system

1997- PRESENT: VARIOUS MEDIA CONSULTING

Clients:

  • David Krut Publishing and Arts Resource (Developed online product catalogue integrated with company blog and RSS service, built online shopping functionality, website traffic improved by 10x within three months of taking over the site)
  • Damelin (School of Media Design and Technology)
  • Ph.D Group
  • 7i Management Consultants
  • eCommunications
  • P Squared Holdings
  • Sifikile Marketing & Events and others.

Activities:

  • Responsible for all areas of business, supplying clients with custom developed graphic design and production requirements including:
  • Web site development
  • 3D Visualisations and animations
  • Corporate identity design & implementation
  • Interactive CD Rom development and reproduction including video,
  • Printed media involving pre-production, production outsourcing and process management
  • Concept Research and Development

2006: DAMELIN BOKSBURG AND DAMELIN BRAMLEY
Lecturer and Course Facilitator for final year students in the course Media Design Technology, specializing in:

  • 3D Modeling, Texturing and Lighting, Animation and Rendering
  • Web Animation

2001- 2005: ALLENBY CAMPUS & DAMELIN CENTURION
Lecturer & Course Facilitator

  • Facilitate all subjects in the courses Media Design Technology and Live Design Bauhaus including:
  • Creativity & Aesthetics,
  • Industry Practice,
  • Visual studies: Drawing Techniques, Illustration, Typography, Lay-out etc.
  • Production Techniques & Post-production & SFX: Adobe- Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Steinberg Wavelab.
  • Digital Design: Macromedia- Freehand, Fireworks, Flash & ActionScript, Director, Dreamweaver
  • 3D Design and animation: Discreet 3D StudioMax, NewTek Lightwave

1999-2001: CS TRAINING, IT-IQ/IT-HQ, WORKGROUP INSTITUTE, DATATEC, SIEMENS, ABI etc.
(Sub-contracting)
Learning Facilitator: End-user-applications:

  • Corel Draw, Photopaint,
  • Microsoft Frontpage, Access, Excel, Power Point
  • 1998-1999 TRAVELSA.CO.ZA
  • Web Designer & Team leader:
  • Developed website information architecture and front-end from concept into implementation of at-the-time the largest (possibly first) tourism accommodation portal
  • Managed data capturing and data administration teams

1996-1998 COMPUTER AIDED PRESENTATION SERVICES (C.A.P.S.)

  • Senior Designer
  • Responsible for studio workflow processes and quality management of various technologies – reduced studio turn-around time by 50%!
  • Corel Draw, Photopaint, MS Frontpage, Shockwave Studio

TECHNICAL & SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE SYNOPSIS

Design Software (Use and training):

  • Discreet 3D Studio Max
  • Corel Suite since v4
  • Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, Image ready, Premiere)
  • Adobe/Macromedia Flash, Studio, Fireworks & Director Etc.
  • ScreenWeaver (Extension to Macromedia ActionScript giving access to OS API in order to develop Screen savers, Windows Applications and CD Roms
  • NewTek Lightwave
  • Microsoft Office (Including Advanced Excel, Power Point, Access & FrontPage)
  • HTML, CSS etc.

Programming

  • Macromedia ActionScript + extended (Advanced)
  • PHP, MySQL (Intermediate)
  • HTML (Advanced, CSS)
  • Macromedia Director Lingo [Shockwave based] (Advanced)
  • C++ (Novice to Intermediate)
  • Delphi (Intermediate)
  • Java (Novice)

Internet

  • Affiliate Marketing Commission Tracking Integration (Offerforge, DirectTrack, Commission Junction, ShareASale, LinkShare)
  • Content Management Systems: WorPress (Advanced + Plugin Development) & Joomla
  • Search Engine Optemisation

INTERESTS

  • Design (Graphic, Industrial, Interior and Process)
  • Online Social Media (Semantic Web, Web 2.0, Blogging etc.)
  • Product innovation (e.g. ask me about my interactive screen savers, revolutionary keyboard design and guitar tuners for cell phones)
  • Advertising and Affiliate Marketing
  • Contemporary and Contemporary-Digital Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Human Capacity Development (HCD) Psychology (Androgogy, Salutogenisis, Learning styles etc.)
  • Programming
  • Transpersonal Psychology (e.g. Enneagram personality topography, Spiral Dynamics, Integral Studies etc.)
  • Theory, Discourse and Critique
  • Poetry
  • Science
  • Science Fiction
  • Classic Motorcycle Touring
    … and more :-)

CONTACT DETAILS

  • Email: andre@pixelplexus.co.za
  • Mobile: +27 (0)83 368 1219
  • Fax: +27 (0)86 671 9198
  • 2 Gascoyne Street
    Observatory
    Johannesburg
    South Africa
  • www.pixelplexus.co.za

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Married with 1x 2 year old little boy
  • Drivers license & vehicles (1x classic ’81 touring motorcycle 1x car)
  • Male, aged 32, 6’3″ tall.
  • ID no.: 730613 5070 088
  • Languages: Afrikaans, English, Computer and Graphic, (with a bit of Mathematics :)

REFERENCES:

  • Pierre Hatting, CEO, Ph.D Group:
    +27 (0)82 490 7308
  • David Krut, David Krut Publishing and Arts Resource (Johannesburg, New York, London)
    dkarts@icon.co.za
  • Val Bartram, Ex Director of Campus & Studies – Allenby Campus/Damelin Centurion
    +27 (0)82 462 8351
  • Dr. Pam Roux (PhD from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, USA)
    +27 (0)11 460 1789
  • John Moore, Professional Artist
    +27 (0)11 465 2388

2 thoughts on “CV of André Clements

  1. hi, i am trying to fingd out where can i study graphic designing for / in the gaming industry, would you be able to send me info on this

  2. Dear Andre

    I made contact with a client in Mauritius looking for various IT staff. If you know if anyone interested in the following positions could you please forward them my email address and I will forward them a full job spec?

    The client will cover the relocation as well as the work permits.

    We are looking for the following positions:

    Digital Marketing
    Content Writer
    Internet Marketing Manager
    Senior Affiliate Marketing Manager
    Search Engine Marketing Manager
    Search Engine Optimisation Manager
    Product Development
    Creative Lead
    Graphics & Animation Specialist
    Illustrator
    Mobile Development Manager
    Oracle Development Manager
    Quality Assurance Analyst
    Quality Assurance Manager
    Senior Flash Developer
    Senior Mobile Developer J2ME
    Senior Mobile Developer: C++/Objective C
    Senior APEX Developer
    Senior Oracle Developer
    Senior Software Architect
    Senior Software Engineer
    Senior Test Engineer
    Senior Web Designer
    Senior Web Developer
    Software Development Manager
    Systems Analyst
    Test Automation Engineer
    Test Engineer
    Web Development Manager
    Systems Engineering
    Enterprise Systems Administrator
    Information Security Specialist
    Internal Systems Administrator
    Network Systems Administrator
    Oracle Database Administrator
    Systems Manager
    Product Management
    Product Analyst
    Product Manager
    Senior Product Manager
    Project Management
    Program Manager
    Project Manager
    Human Resources
    HR Manager
    Administration
    Executive Personal Assistant

    Regards

    Jana Duvenhage
    Business Development
    Cell: 072 643 2573 (south africa)
    majorplayerscc@telkomsa.net

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