GADesign Studio is a team consisting of Gavin & Naidene Abrahamse. Gavin has 28 years graphic design experience of which 13 years was at Old Mutual in the Corporate Relations Department (1983-1996) and left as their Creative Supervisor to start GADesign in May 1996. GADesign Studio is a small design studio that is dynamic and innovative that specialises in corporate creativity. We are therefore able to provide cost effective solutions, service and products with a quick turnaround time, while maintaining a very high degree of personal one on one attention at all times.We believe in long term relationships with our clients by delivering the highest degree of service excellence. GADesign has serviced to date a 108 different clients with a 98% success rate. GADesign takes the project from the brief to presentation of the concept, layout of text, photographs, graphics, design and prepares the print ready artwork. We source the best print prices and oversee print production on your behalf and ensure the distribution of printed material as per your required deadline. STRENGTHS: Communication skills - for presentation and selling of concepts People skills - listening and negotiation Time management skills - job planning, traffic control, production procedures Budgeting skills - obtaining cost effective production solutions Analytical skills - determining and implimenting client needs Negotiation skills- Liase directly with printers suppliers for best pricing INDUSTRY SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE: • Advertising - knowledge of how the industry operates including various forms of advertising, promotional, printing and production methods • Media - knowledge of different types of media required for different advertising functions • Reprographic- knowledge on lithographic materials • Printing, Paper & Ink Technology - Knowledge of various substrates and techniques uses to enhance colour representation and design effectiveness •Technical - Layout and design assisted with computer skills to integrate various design aspects through Mac hardware and software (CS5 - Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand MX v11.2.0 8) PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • •Strong communication and organisation skills to sell concepts •Creativity and imagination with a keen eye for detail •Observe and recognise good creative ideas •Ability to work under tight deadlines •Keep all related information confidential •Analytical skills for interpreting and implementing clients requirements • Sound understanding of various cultures and human behaviour and thought
  • These are a few of the serviced clients Al Awnings Awnings and All Allen Bodill Construction AMESA (Association Of Mathematics South Africa.) BFH De Jager - Project Mangement Billiton Medical Scheme (Old Mutual) Blue Route Mall Camweir Brokers Insurance Computrain Community Chest - Western Cape Computer Society Of Sa CSPRI (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative) CWD Dental Innovations Dept Of Social Development (NICRO) Digital Source Dorbyl - Pension Fund (Old Mutual) EML (Electric Motors Laminations) Hannebal Suppliers Harmony Gold Mine Healthy Life Restaurant History Association of South Africa Imperial Cold Storage - P/Fund (Old Mutual) I Have Hope- AIDS Programme (Old Mutual) IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics) IZI - Dental Products Joyan Bader Interiors Kleinparadijs Guest House NAMPAK - Pension Fund (Old Mutual) National Botanical Institute (Old Mutual) NetExports NEDBANK/OLD MUTUAL Budget Speech NICRO Nicro Enterprise Finance (NEF) Old Mutual Parapenta Project Literacy (Old Mutual) Peregrine Parasports Photo Access ProAlliance Procare Financial Services SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns SAMF (SA Mathematics Foundation) SAHPA (SA Hangliding & Paragliding Association) SA Sports Science Institute SA Wise Saxenburg Wine Estate SoftCraft Systems Soul City (Old Mutual) Sports Science Institute (Old Mutual) Telkom - Retirement Fund (Old Mutual) The Post House - Greyton Transformations Ubona Africa Trading United Way International Wallend-Air Powerkits