Hi, my name is Paul Venter

I am A Visual Communication expert
specialising in UX Design, Agile Project Management, Education and more.

About Me

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...Paul Venter

Yes! that's me in the photograph.

I was born and raised and still live in South Africa. From an early age, I was the creative one in the family. At school, I enjoyed fine arts, creative writing and technical drawing which hinted at what my future career choice might be.

After school, I managed to find a job as a Graphic Designer at a Pretoria newspaper which greatly improved my design and computer skills. Utilising my new found knowledge I started lecturing in Media and Web design at various colleges in Gauteng. 

While working I studied and obtained a BTECH degree in Multi-Media Design Technologies and managed to lecture and work in the field of Visual Communication since then.

I enjoy learning and continually upgrade my skills as new technologies and methodologies become available.

Currently, I work as a Visual Communication Expert, specialising In UX Design, Agile Project Management and Education.

I enjoy a challenge and love what I do.

My Experience

UX Senior Designer at BMW
2017-2020
  • Developing and design of User Experience processes, journeys and graphics.
  • Developing and maintaining an internal communications web presence.
  • Running the South African BMW skills initiative called XLab.
  • Lecturing Agile Project Management via Confluence and Jira software.
AdVtech/IIE
2010-2015
  • Develop training content.
  • Development and maintenance of the corporate website and presentations.
  • Manage, develop and maintain 23 modules of various IT courses.
  • Manage developers of courses.
Damelin Education Group
2001-2008
  • Lecturing students in Visual Communications.
  • Facilitating students with their assignments.
  • Course development.
  • Assessments and moderation.

 

Atlantic Internet Services

1997-1999

  • Developing websites for clients.
  • Designing marketing material for clients.
  • Teaching web development.
  • Managing marketing for the company.
Metro Newspaper
1994-1995
  • Design of adverts
  • Newspaper layout
  • Writing of a music column
Fulltime Freelancer
2015-2017
  • Developing User Experience journeys and mock-ups for clients.
    Developing websites for clients.
  • Designing marketing material for clients
  • Running online marketing campaigns for clients.
Midrand Graduate Institute
2008-2010
  • Lecturing students.
  • Facilitating students with their assignments.
  • Course development.
  • Web Development.
  • E-Learning development and administration.
Fulltime Freelancer
1999-2001
  • Developing websites for clients.
  • Designing marketing material for clients.
  • Teaching Web Development.
  • Teaching Media Design.
Computer Art Academy
1995-1997
  • Lecturing Media Design at corporate companies.
  • Developing course material.

My Skills Area of Expertise

UI / UX Design

I have more than 20 years of UX/UI design experience. I started off with designing multimedia interfaces for CD's, games and digital kiosks. 

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Graphic/Multimedia Design

This is where I started. Graphic design is the basis for everything I do. I studied Multimedia Design Technologies and gained a BTECH degree at TUT. My media skills include Photography, Videography and Video editing. 

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Web Design

Since the WWW became a thing I have been designing websites with design apps, HTML, Javascript and online applications such as WordPress, Joomla and various E-commerce software.

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Project Management (Agile)

I felt it will be wise to understand project management as it forms the basis of the work I do. I consequintly attended and completed a traditional Project Management course by Damelin. With the advent of Agile, I attended a BMW Agile Project Management course using Jira and Confluence. 

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Education

Teaching is a thing my family do. (Nearly all of them) I started lecturing early in my life and have never stopped sharing knowledge. 

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Marketing (Traditional and Online)

Marketing is part of User Experience (UX). Early on working at a newspaper, I learned about marketing and how people react to what they see or hear. With that knowledge, I have implemented online marketing campaigns.

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There is no box. You are only limited by your own will and imagination. Paul Venter

My Work

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Veo Group Holdings CI and Brand Book

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Blue Spider Technologies

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Boeja Media

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Combined Travel Services

Corporate ID
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Independent Advisors

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Zone Planet

Corporate ID
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Vizon Gear

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Vivo Technologies CI and Stationary

Corporate ID
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Doctor Lavender

Corporate ID
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Heyllo Lifestyle Store

Corporate ID
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Add This Media

Corporate ID
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PropCom Mobile Application design.

UX/UI
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AddThisMedia.com UX Development

UX/UI
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Silhouette of men walking on the beach

Photography
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Young Boy playing with a stick.

Photography
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A Quiver tree in front of an old church.

Photography
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White rose on an old windowsill

Photography
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A lake in Mozambique

Photography
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Man waving the South African flag.

Photography
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Musician playing harmonica.

Photography
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A fence on the beach.

Photography
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Durban as seen from the peer.

Photography
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Grass with Fence with sea in the background

Photography
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Old church in Port Elizabeth

Photography
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Blouberg Strand with Table Mountain

Photography
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Face of musician Piet Botha

Photography
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Avon Product Flashcards

Graphic Design
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Riot Balls by Vizon Gear

Graphic Design
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Tomorrows People Posters & Photo Shoot

Graphic Design
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Axion Billboard for Colgate Palmolive

Graphic Design
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Omni Light by Vizon Gear

Graphic Design
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Independent Labour Organisation (ILO)

Graphic Design
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IIE Connect Posters

Graphic Design
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Doctor Lavender Product Label

Graphic Design
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Colgate Palmolive O Teu Estilo campaign

Graphic Design
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Colgate Van vinyl wrap for Colgate Palmolive

Graphic Design
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Colgate Calendar

Graphic Design
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Straps by Vizon Gear

Graphic Design
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Fortisimo music review coulomb in Metro newspaper

Writing
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BMW Driver Training Website

Web Design
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IIE Connect Introduction Video

Video
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IIE Intro Video

Video
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BMW Training video for SAP Financial Application

Video
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Whale Tail Necklace

Other Design Work
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Sky Bed design

Other Design Work
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Coin Jewelry set.

Other Design Work
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Moses Mabhida Stadium Model

Other Design Work

Clients and Companies with whom I worked

My Contact Details

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Cell: +27 (0) 76 432 9242

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