How it all started
Although I have only been running Grafix Reloaded full time since 2012, I have been actively involved in the industry since earning my diploma in Graphic Design & Multimedia at Allenby East Rand in 2000.
Over the years, I have gained expansive experience in the creative field. I worked in the photographic and events industries, owned and managed a print shop, lectured first year students on the subject of Graphic Design and lastly, worked for 6 years as a graphic and web designer for a decor company.
Opportunities started to present themselves when friends and family started looking for assistance with design work. Looking for a new challenge and a fresh start, I took a leap of faith and started running Grafix Reloaded as a full time freelancer as of August 2012.
Thoroughly enjoying my work, I put everything into each project producing quality design and service.
The tools of the trade
I strongly believe in using the right tools to get each project done efficiently. I, therefore, subscribe to software packages such as Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. This ensures I have access to the latest versions of the most popular design apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Lightroom and more.
The following programs are actively in use:
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD
- Photoshop 2024
- InDesign 2024
- Dreamweaver 2024
- Illustrator 2024
- Bridge 2024
- Lightroom Classic
COREL GRAPHICS SUITE
- CorelDraw 24
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365
OTHER SOFTWARE, PLATFORMS & APPS USED FOR THE DAY-TO-DAY RUNNING OF GRAFIX RELOADED:
- Google Apps (Analytics, Webmaster, Maps, Drive and My Business)
- Bing Webmaster Tools
- Google Drive
- SageOne Accounting