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Brent McPherson

Interactive Graphics / 3D

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Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer/Videographer at iPhotoSA
Studied Graphic Design at Concept Interactive Institute
Studied Mechanical Engineering at College of Cape Town
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Joined June 6, 2024

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About
My name is Brent McPherson I attended high school in Bellville, Cape Town, then moved on to a Vocational College where I pursued Engineering and Related Design. This was followed by a course in Mechano-Technology with a focus on Engineering Drawings. I attained a full scholarship to study at Concept Interactive Institute, and graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design at the top of my class. I worked at Action Retail (Montague Gardens) straight out of college. I learned quite a bit about the print industry, and the various techniques used to create stunning displays. I designed packaging and used my photography / videography skills to create marketing for the business. I then moved on to Pearson South Africa. I worked as a Junior designer, creating book jackets, designing new covers for outdated books and helped out developing marketing campaigns. I worked at Pearson South Africa on a contract basis; 6 months at a time, having my contract extended once under Pearson South Africa. Pearson merged with Maskew Miller Longman, to form Maskew Miller Learning. The contract workers were re-hired under new company terms until a certain target within the business was met. I was promoted to a QA tester, and put in charge of all the Digital Books (eBooks). I handled hundreds of books within 5 months. After which, the contract workers were released. I wanted to continue working in the education field, as I felt that I was making a difference in the lives of Students, teachers and lecturers. I am dependable and work to surpass the expectations set in front of me. Note compiled by Brent McPherson, 31 January 2024
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iPhotoSA
Sep 2020 – Present
Cape Town
Photographer/Videographer
I am responsible for setting up various equipment used for Photobooth, Photography, Brand Activation, Videography and Live Streaming at various events including, but not limited to: Auctions, Promotional events, Annual business events, South African Breweries, Award ceremonies, Cape Town Tourism, Community outreach programs, Concerts and Funerals.
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Maskew Miller Learning
May 2023 – Oct 2023
Cape Town
Quality Assurance Tester
I was responsible for testing ebooks, proofing print titles and metadata modification within large scale projects for printing and publishing educational materials. Software Used: Adobe Suite, Microsoft 365, Jira, Monday.com
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Pearson South Africa
Apr 2022 – Apr 2023
Cape Town
Visual Designer
Produced concepts, artwork and layouts for digital and print projects based on creative briefs and client meetings such as: book jackets, advertising campaign design. Print set-ups and metadata modification. Software Used: Adobe Suite, Microsoft 365, Jira, Ziflow
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Action Retail Display / NXTL3V3L
Apr 2021 – Feb 2022
Cape Town
Industrial Designer
I worked as an in-house designer for the brand: NXTL3V3L I utilized 3D modeling techniques to design and manufacture various products made from wood, perspex, shutterply boards, corrugated plastics, cardboard, paper and vinyl Software Used: Adobe Suite, Blender 3D, Caldera, Linux OS, Rhino Machinery Used: CNC routing, Line bending, Dye-Sublimation, Flatbed cutting, Commercial and Industrial Printers
Education
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Concept Interactive Institute
Jan 2018 – Dec 2020
Advanced Diploma Interactive Graphics, Graphic Design
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College of Cape Town
Jan 2010 – Dec 2012
NCV2 & NCV3 Engineering & Related Design, Mechanical Engineering