About me

Hi, I'm Lize-Marie Swan. Nice to meet you... and I'm an Art Director and designer from South Africa. I grew up in a small mining town near Johannesburg. In 2006 I graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelors degree in Visual Studies. Along with my studies I also studied some marketing, psychology and film theory courses.In 2011 I obtained a National Diploma in Graphic Design at F.A.D.A. (Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture), University of Johannesburg.

Skills

Art Direction 80%
Conceptualisation 90%
DESIGN 75%
HTML/CSS/BOOTSTRAP 60%

Experience & Education

This is my experience

  • 2017
  • ODA Advertising - Durban

    April 2016 - present

    Senior Art Director / Copywriter

  • 2015
  • Geometry Global - Johannesburg

    June 2015 - March 2016

    Art Director

  • Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy

    Content Strategist Certificate
    eMail Marketing Essentials Certificate
    Digital Analytics for Marketers Certificate

  • 2014
  • Redworks - cape town

    February 2014 - May 2015

    Art Director / Designer

  • Maurice Kerrigan Africa

    Effective Speaking and Presentation Certificate

  • 2012
  • Straight Twisted - Johannesburg

    September 2012 - January 2014

    Art Director / Designer / Team Leader

  • AAA School of advertising

    Copywriting Certificate

  • eco design initiative challenge

    Fresh talent finalist

  • 2011
  • pure media advertising - Johannesburg

    September 2011 - August 2012

    Art Director / Designer

  • 2010
  • HBS (Host Broadcasting Services) - Johannesburg

    June 2010 - July 2010

    Intern Website Publisher Assistant

  • TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris - Johannesburg

    May 2010 - June 2010

    Intern Art Director

  • Breinstorm Brand Architects - Johannesburg

    May 2010

    Intern Designer

  • 2009
  • Agent Orange Design - Johannesburg

    November 2009 - December 2009

    Intern Designer

  • 2008
  • University of Johannesburg

    2008-2011

    National Diploma Graphic Design

  • 2004
  • Pretoria Art Museum

    2004

    Volunteer / Educational Assistant

  • 2003
  • University of Pretoria

    2003-2006

    Bachelor of Arts - Visual Studies

  • National College of Photography

    Intermediate course in Photography Certificate

  • 2002
  • Hoërskool Jan Viljoen

    1998-2002

    National Senior Certificate

Brands

These are some of the brands I have worked with

Nissan
OR TAMBO
NBI
newscafe
Lancet
Soviet
Cangro
Sun International
UFS
Bygard
Ascendis
Sinucon
RTE
Robertsons
Maslow
Table Bay
Bathroom Square