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  • $55 hourly
    🏆🏆I'm an award-winning Creative Director, Designer and Illustrator with over two decades experience working in both global agencies and top digital agencies alike in Zürich, London and Cape Town, working on numerous successful and award-winning Campaigns over the years for SWISS Airlines, eBookers, Odlo, Orange Mobile, SAB Miller, Ovomaltine, Coca Cola and more. I believe in producing 'Work That Matters' - my curiosity is fuelled by conceptual thinking and Design, driven by Strategy & logic and inspired by people. + BA Degree (Cum Laude) in Graphic Design, Art Direction and Brand Strategy. + 15 Years in industry working for bluechip clients and startups alike as a Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director and Creative Director. + 10 yrs experience as a Digital Creative Director in Social Media Campaigns & Marketing and Modern Web. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- + Proactive. Well Structured. Clear Communicator. Conceptually Driven and Strategically minded. "Ryan is absolutely amazing! While we worked on a social media project together, he brought much more than that to the table. His professionalism, next level marketing insight and creativity made my life so much easier and made my brand look amazing. I am incredibly proud of the work that now represents my brand. If you're still scrolling for candidates: stop here and hire Ryan! He is the best! :)" - Blaire Brown // CCO, Watertown Whiskey ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Ryan is a highly skilled designer that is both passionate & enthusiastic. He has a firm grasp of both the print and digital worlds and can work seamlessly between them. It was a pleasure having Ryan on our team." - Clinton Bridgeford // Chief Creative Officer at Grid Worldwide. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "User Experience is the most important thing in all communicative projects. This is ingrained in Ryan's DNA and leads every creative idea to a profitable focus of the client achieved. A strong global view of projects is an exciting option when working with Ryan Danes. Conceptualizing, reacting, and implementing quickly are critical in an agile environment. The focus is always on practical function and an aesthetically pleasing design." - Reto Schild / Executive Creative Director - HAVAS Zürich, Switzerland ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    Packaging Design
    Brand Positioning
    Marketing Advertising
    Concept Development
    Logo Design
    Web Design
    Illustration
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Digital Strategy
    Graphic Design
    Social Media Ad Campaign
    Brand Design
    Brand Strategy
    Creative Direction
  • $95 hourly
    I create cutting-edge graphic design, 3D imagery and animations that consistently drive sales and conversions in print, web, film and broadcast spaces. Leveraging expertise in all areas of digital content creation, I deliver a highly professional product on time, within budget and completed to an exceptional level of quality and attention to detail. A TOP RATED PLUS professional on Upwork, I'm your one stop solution for premium, high-end CGI imagery, animations and design.
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    CGI
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    3D Modeling
    Video Production
    3D Rendering
    3D Animation
    Graphic Design
    Typography
    Adobe After Effects
  • $100 hourly
    Hey, my name is Ruan Human, I am a book cover designer actively seeking new projects. I Work for a Ghostwriting Company under the pen name Michael H. LaChapelle. I have been Designing Book Covers for more than 10 years now, I have Designed Book Covers for some of the biggest Authors of our time, and would love to design your cover for you. A Picture is worth a thousand words, please have a look at my Portfolio at the bottom of this page. I also have a few years of Experience in Publishing on Amazon KDP and have helped countless new Authors Publish their books on Amazon.
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    Kindle Direct Publishing
    Adobe InDesign
    Graphic Design
    Audiobook Cover
    Audiobook Cover Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Publishing
    Book Cover
    Book Cover Design
    Adobe Creative Cloud
    Kindle
    Artificial Intelligence
  • $40 hourly
    As an experienced sound engineer with 15 years experience and a graduate of the SAE Institute In ~Cape Town, I have developed a strong specialization in music production, composition, and sound design. I own and run a record label/artist Development Agency called "MAD HONEY" My expertise span across diverse genres, including hip hop, house and orchestral compositions. Beyond my technical skills, I hold a marketing degree, enabling me to guide artists effectively – from laying the sonic foundation to shaping their unique brand image. I take pride in my ability to artfully direct music videos and create compelling visual identities that complement the artist's vision. My Skills Include 1. Music Composition: Beat Making, Instrumental Production, Movie Scores, Jingles, Sample Based Production, Additional Production, Music from Scratch 2. Mixing: Levelling audio, noise reduction, improving audio clarity, audio recovery, enhancing vocal for podcasts, 4. Sound Design: Custom sound creation, Sample Pack Creation, Foley Sound, Sound EFX 5. Song Writing: Writing lyrics, providing vocal melodies, song structure, Song arrangement 6. Vocalist: Proficient In Hip Hop and vocal melodies. 7. Artist Development: services relating to establishing signature sounds and custom artist production to expand the sound, image and aesthetic of the artist. When done the same aesthetics can be used in marketing to create cohesive campaigns. 8. Marketing: Digital Advertising, Paid media, Strategic Brand Communication, If you have any sound-related needs, I'm your go-to professional ready to bring creativity and excellence to your projects be it in the recording studio or an accompanying score for advertisements and video I have worked on albums, films , commercials, podcasts and Instructional Videos if you are looking for a quick turnaround time I can deliver with album deadlines I have become accustomed to Late nights in the studio. All the best!
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    Ambient Sound Design
    Brand Strategy
    Brand Identity
    Marketing
    Music
    Music & Sound Design
    Sound Design
    Music Composition
  • $20 hourly
    I'm Scott, a thinker, maker, designer, and art director with extensive experience in the creative industry. I specialize in brand building and creating standout assets for advertising campaigns, along with bespoke, well-crafted design and art direction . My approach is centered around creating engaging, strategic, and creative assets that are beautiful and that work. My diverse skill set continuously expands across multiple disciplines. I prioritize nurturing meaningful relationships with my clients, emphasizing trust, transparency, and a strong work ethic. I am dedicated to delivering well-crafted, logical, entertaining, and impactful work for leading global brands, as well as small businesses and startups.
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    Logo Design
    Advertising Design
    Ad Campaign
    Graphic Design
    User Interface Design
    Interaction Design
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Brand Development
    Brand Identity Design
    Concept Development
    Digital Ad Campaign
    Branding & Marketing
    Digital Design
    User Experience Design
  • $35 hourly
    I have a bachelor's degree in visual communication studies (graphic design) and a master's degree in fine arts. For the past fifteen years, I have worked as a design and production specialist in book publishing. I began my career with freelance design on art catalogues and monographs. I then moved into educational publishing, working for South Africa's top textbook publisher. I managed the company's collection of artists and illustrators and oversaw company-wide artwork commissioning. In time, I led the picture research, design, and production teams. My most recent position at Pearson was director of design and digital development. A challenging and multifaceted role, managing various content development teams, transitioning from print to digital publishing, spearheading brand development, and championing our progressive editorial policy. In 2022 I completed a copy-editing and proofreading qualification. A skill that I have long admired and value deeply. With my end-to-end publishing and content creation experience, I hope to support authors and content developers to produce engaging, elegant, accurate, and error-free content across different platforms.
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    Cover Art Design
    Ebook
    Editing & Proofreading
    Visual Communication
    Creative Direction
    Graphic Design
    Publishing
    Academic Proofreading
    Visual Design
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Microsoft Office
    Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Copy Editing
  • $80 hourly
    I am a Designer and Maker with over 10 years of experience in the Creative field. Specializing in Visual Merchandising, Space Planning, Styling, Product Manufacturing and Graphic Design. I strive to create an inspiring and dynamic visual experience. Creativity and collaboration, building relationships, are key to my environments. I conceptualise, execute and implement effective designs at local and global levels. My aim is to represent a brand well, to deliver exceptional customer experiences that are engaging and personalised, creating an emotionally engaging and compelling environment through the design. To create beautiful things brings me such great joy. I take ownership of my personal development and professional growth. I set clear objectives and expectations and encourage myself and others to demonstrate adaptability when there is change and that together we can successfully execute a shared vision. I build and maintain productive partnerships with members of the team, suppliers, manufacturers and always contribute to a culture of strong communication and teamwork. I am open and responsive to feedback, checking in with leadership to maintain communication, making sure everyone knows whats going on. I stay calm under pressure and keep things organise and on time. Creating loyal and trustworthy relationships with my clients, executing with excellence and attention to detail is of the utmost importance to me. I am passionate about what I do and every part matters and there is a deeper meaning to every single stride and stroke that I create.
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    Event Setup
    Product Concept
    Photo Editing
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Product Ad Campaign
    Floral Style
    Visual Merchandising
    Social Media Content Creation
    Graphic Design
    Visual Design
    Photography
    Team Management
  • $30 hourly
    I'm a graphic designer with experience in both print and digital design. I enjoy bringing brands to life and have worked on projects for small businesses to large corporates.
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    Infographic
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Publication Design
    Banner Ad Design
    Brochure Design
    Social Media Advertising
    Logo Design
    Graphic Design
  • $75 hourly
    Marc is a multi-disciplinary designer and a true believer in collaboration, whether that be working closely with his clients during the creative process or bringing specialist talent in where needed. This essential, collaborative process, paired with his creative experience enables him to build the distinct brands and digital experiences that he does. Marc has been working as an art director, graphic designer and no code developer for the last 20 years, working on brands such as Comair, Audi, British American Tobacco, Sanlam, The Waterfront, BLOK and Southern Guild to name a few. Real design doesn't shout, it quietly seeks perfection. That's why Marc is the epitome of a discipline that requires infinite attention to detail and the seamless application of creative thinking.
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    Front-End Development
    Shopify
    Concept Development
    Graphic Design
    UI/UX Prototyping
    WordPress Development
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
  • $40 hourly
    I have 20 years of invaluable brand experience and a seasoned strategic brand developer. I love crafting compelling brand narratives and strategies, understanding that each present unique challenges and opportunities. My holistic approach to building dynamic brands has consistently delivered measurable results for both local and international clients. I am deeply passionate about mentoring the next generation of brand professionals, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience to inspire future leaders.
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    Brand Development
    Logo Design
    Branding
    Brand Identity
    Creative Direction
    Brand Strategy
  • $40 hourly
    I'm a multidisciplinary creative with a passion for problem solving. My work is led by strong concepts and executed with fine attention to detail. I enjoy working in a group and add value in a collaborative space, but can happily work alone.
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    Interior Design
    Interior Architecture
    Construction Document Preparation
    Modeling
    3D Design
    3D Modeling
    Industrial Design
    Industrial Product
  • $22 hourly
    Salutations My name is John-Paul Andrew, (JP for short). I'm a full-stack creative, specializing in content creation, concept development, and copywriting. I am a motivated and creative problem solver, with a malleable writing style and wicked sense of humour. NQF6 Art Direction and Graphic Design,( R&Y) | TESL/TEFL English teacher, (i-to-i). Loerie Award winner 2010, Student Silver. Advertising English first language, C2 proficiency. Software: Windows 11 | Mac OSX After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, VSCode, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Blender, Handrbrake, Adobe Media Encoder, Premier Pro, Word, Sublime Text. Hardware: Ryzen 9 3900x CPU, 64GB DDR4 Corsair Vengence, RTX 3060Ti. I am an amputee, after surviving a Great White shark attack in 2004 while surfing. I work from home in an eco-village in the Western Cape of South Africa. My interests include, but are not limited to, comedy, philosophy, psychology/ influence, technology, physics, production, engineering, animation, data processing, motion graphics, and sound design. I am an avid technology enthusiast and am running up-to-date software and hardware. I am a nerd. Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any queries you may have. I am open to all creative ventures and opportunities and embrace challenges with enthusiasm. Kindest regards JP
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    Copywriting
    WordPress
    Humor
    Adobe Creative Suite
    English
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Python
    Adobe After Effects
  • $25 hourly
    I strive to be a bold, creative storyteller and keep communication entertaining in order to cut throught the clutter. My aim is to simplify and demystify brand communication. I always look for new and exciting ways to make brands more aspirational and I enjoy collaborating with new cutting edge suppliers. WORK SKILLS: Graphic Designer: Conceptualise and enhance consumer facing and corporate collateral. Art Director: Conceptualise, visualise, storyboard, art direct consumer or internal communication (print, tv, video and digital). Copywriter available to assist for bigger campaigns. Video Presentation Designer: Design or convert your powerpoint or keynote presentations into a dynamic video with sound and moving graphics for amazing impact and memorability. Content can be borrowed off internet for internal comms or designed from scratch or purchased from image banks. I work in Premier Pro and can provide videos for any size or medium. Adobe Photoshop Photo Editor: I am skilled in photo manipulation, retouching and comping using Adobe Photoshop PROGRAMS I WORK IN: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro, Powerpoint, Keynote
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    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Photoshop
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    Photo Retouching
    Keynote
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Digital Design
  • $26 hourly
    "Anything you can imagine is real"- Pablo Picasso My biggest attribute is my wild and powerful imagination, I'm a creative visionary, and I love words and weaving them in the eternal beautiful struggle to reinvent and communicate a message in a special and unique way. I understand how to develop an idea into a concept. I am prepared to go to great lengths when working on a project within a group for a common creative vision. I'm a problem solver. I also shadowed at Media 24 during my September break from College, when I studied and was so inspired by my experience there that I decided to join a group of young people who would travel to a missionary farm in the heart of Mozambique to document the work they did there with regards to aiding in Clinics, the restoration of schools and helping and giving relief work to people in disadvantaged communities. I'm a tough girl and whilst Ben Howard was howling prophetic, poetical notes in my ears I remember carrying my tripod for vast amounts of kilometers from village to farm and back again and enjoying every second of the the45-degree heat to obtain the perfect shot and document their courageous story. I believed in their dream to make a difference and wanted to be part of that beauty. I didn't pursue my camera work at the newspaper after that but I loved the adrenaline that they speak of when capturing live events. But what I did pursue was that natural high and they say home is where the heart is and my home I found was lying next to my heart close to the speakers up, close, and personal to the stage of photographing live gigs and music events. Which I continued to pursue and enjoy, I have photographed some of South Africa's top local acts as well as the underground hidden musical gems. I'm a leader, sometimes more so than a follower. I can work with people from all walks of life and various age groups. I try and keep up with things that are relevant to my interests and the industry I hope to be a part of. This involves keeping up to date with the latest trends with regards to knowing what is going on inside the box; meaning ever-evolving equipment, fashion trends, philosophies, politics of the 'norm' and alternative politics; to thinking outside of the box. I enjoy keeping up to date and drawing inspiration from various points in life. I had to help the students organize an interior design shoot and showed them pictures of land art which in turn propelled the concept of suspending furniture from a tree with lights surrounding them. I’m eager to please, have a keen eye for detail, and a curious by nature. As Sylvia Plath said, "May I live, love, and say it well in good sentences." I would be so happy to write more. I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person and once I have my heart, head, and soul attached to something my perfectionist streak kicks in and the workflows. To quote Kathy Bates' character in the film "Midnight in Paris", by one of my most loved directors' Woody Allen: “The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair but rather to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence”. I love being creatively challenged and I believe Yoko Ono was right a culture is only as great as its dreams and its dreams are dreamed by artists. Who protects these artists or these dreams? It saddens me to think how many creatives we have lost in this world due to the scrutiny of others, circumstances, or perhaps like legend goes they had to resort to making a pact with the darker side of fate. I am left pondering what Jimmy Hendriks, Janis, Johannes Kerkorrel, Amy Winehouse, and Ingrid Jonker to name but a few be singing to us now had they not been taken from us so soon. Or to any creative out there who sometimes is left fighting the odds without support. Perhaps we need to tap more into the unsung heroes, put our money where their mouths are, and to quote the movie “Hook”; 'to live would be the greatest adventure of all.
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    Teaching
    Concept Development
    Illustration
    Acting
    Videography
    Photography
    Creative Writing
    Creative Direction
    Visual Communication
  • $25 hourly
    A BA: Visual Communications graduate, with a major in Art Direction and a minor in Graphic Design. The creative industry has been calling me from a very young age and now that I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be, I can't wait to jump straight in and make your brand come to life!
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    Motion Graphics
    Content Creation
    Brand Book Design
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    Graphic Design
    Logo Design
    Presentation Design
    Brand Guidelines
  • $25 hourly
    Hello! I'm Olivia, a freelance designer, ceramicist, and illustrator. I have a Bachelor’s in Communication Design with a minor in Illustration from the Creative Academy in Cape Town. Before embarking on my degree, I gained valuable experience working - initially as a personal assistant, which honed my organisational and management skills, and later as a co-owner of a small ceramic jewellery business, where I developed an appreciation for the tactile and aesthetic qualities of design. I have mainly been freelancing as a remote designer for a company in Iceland, with occasional short-term clients when time allows. I also sub-let a ceramics studio in the city which I can work in on the weekends :) My work is characterised by its strong theoretical and conceptual foundations, stemming from my love for research-driven projects! My Skills: ⭐️ Branding and Identity Development ⭐️ Logo Design ⭐️ Illustration ⭐️ Packaging Design ⭐️ Merchandise and Collateral ⭐️ Web Design ⭐️ Social Media Handling/Readying ⭐️ Research and Strategy ⭐️ Editorial Design ⭐️ Pattern-making ⭐️ Poster Design ⭐️ Tattoo Design (NEW!)
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    Book Cover Design
    Web Design
    Navigation System Design
    Social Media Design
    Infographic
    Merchandise Graphic Design
    Packaging Design
    Editorial Design
    Poster Design
    Logo Design
    Branding
    Typography
    Illustration
    Graphic Design
  • $30 hourly
    I build visually compelling animations for brands, agencies, and non-profits. With over 9 years of industry experience, I've collaborated with renowned brands such as Belkin, Spotify, Google, Duolingo and the Elton John Foundation. Whether it's scaling your business or targeting your audience, I'm here to grow your brand through vibrant and bespoke animations. From social media and UI animations to online and TV. Let's connect and bring your ideas to life.
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    GIF
    Logo Animation
    Kinetic Typography
    Animated Explainer
    Explainer Video
    Character Design
    Storytelling
    Project Management
    Character Animation
    Graphic Design
    Illustration
    Storyboarding
    Motion Graphics
    2D Animation
  • $15 hourly
    Passionate interior design expert with nearly a decade of experience crafting captivating residential and commercial spaces. My love for design fuels my commitment to excellence and innovation, driving exceptional results in every project. Adept at leading skilled teams and shaping strategic visions, I excel in FF&E, technical drawing, and conceptual design, fostering collaborative environments where creativity thrives. Let me guide your project to success, ensuring alignment with your goals and enhancing outcomes with insightful guidance and modifications. Knows AutoCad, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Canva Full project management Consistent communication and collaboration
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    Brand Consulting
    Graphic Design
    Product Specification
    Mood Board
    Rendering
    Decorative Art
    Specifications
    Construction Document Preparation
    Commercial Design
    Residential Design
    Interior Design
  • $20 hourly
    Hello 👋 I'm a 20-something year old creative strategist, looking to work with some cool brands and build my portfolio. 🎨 Creative & brand strategy experience. 📲 Can run paid adverts across Meta & Google Ads. 🗓️ Content creation & content plan development.
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    Project Management
    Photoshoot
    Paid Social
    Paid Media
    Social Media Content
    Brand Strategy
    Creative Strategy
    Branding
    Brand Identity
    Creative Direction
  • $60 hourly
    Hey there! I’m Keagan, Art Direction graduate from Red & Yellow School of Business in Cape Town. With a knack for leadership, creativity, anda razor-sharp eye for detail, I bring a fresh perspective to overseeing creative development and design processes. At 22 years old, I’m ready to make my mark in the world of advertising, and my strong communication skills ensure a collaborative and dynamic approach to every project
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    Photography
    Blender
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Photoshop
    Creative Direction
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