Stone - Cs5 InDesign, Photoshop, Photography - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Kim Stone

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


Cs5 InDesign, Photoshop, Photography


Print Art Director experienced in custom and consumer publications

Work History

Free-lance Designer

Archant Dialogue

From July 2011

Responsibilities: Working across a number of titles,
designing, assisting the creative head, photoshop
retouching, generating PDF's

Free-lance Art Director

New Media Publishing

February 2010 - March 2011

Responsibilities: Art Directed Privé Magazine
Art Directed Edgars Club Magazine,
Art Directed Mediclinic Family Magazine (Hospital
group title) and assisted where possible on First
National Bank's official magazine, Siyasiza. Controlled
budgets on all visual material. Won the Craft Award
(inter-company competition) For the Spring 2010 issue
cover of Privé and was runner up for best
overall Art Direction for same publication.

Art Director of Femina Magazine

Associated magazines/Media24

December 2005 - February 2010

Company: Associated magazines/Media24
Responsibilities: Art Direction, managing two designers,
liasing with fashion and beauty editors, ensuring
pages meet design criteria. Responsible for design
collateral such as added value booklets, calendars etc.
In January 2007, Femina was sold to Media 24 along
with all its staff. I redesigned the new look Femina according to it's new placement in the marketplace aimed at a 35+ market and it has recieved a positive response. I won the cover of the year award in 2007 in
Media 24's Nation-wide competition for our redesigned launch
issue. Femina was a recession victim and was closed.

Art Director

Brides & Homes

From August 2003

annual magazine.

Sole person

Associated magazines

From August 2003

Date: August 2003
Job title: Art Director, Kenyan Cosmo, once off.
Company: Associated magazines
Responsibilities: Art direction for template of launch issueof
Kenyan Cosmo, an exiting challenge, taking Associated
Magazines into Africa.

Art director of Baby & Me, a bi-monthly publication

Associated magazines

From August 2003

Responsibilities: Art Direction through to printed material.
Redesigned it's format to bind in with it's sister magazine.

Art director House & Leisure

Associated magazines

From October 1998

Responsibilitie:s Art Direction through to printed material.
Managing two designers, art directing decor shoots,
some styling and occasional travel trips where story and photographs were done by myself. After analysing our
market carefully, we were able to produce a consistent
magazine of quality and integrity wich appealed
far more to our audience, resulting in positive growth in circulation. House & Leisure was voted best Decor and
Lifestyle magazine two years running.

Assistant Art Director Femina Magazine

Associated magazines

From November 1994

Responsibilities: Assisted Art Director in designing pages,
keeping within design toolbox, and keeping design
fresh and exciting.

Free-lance designer for Australian

From August 1994

Harpers Bazaar

Art Director, South African Cosmopolitan

Australian Consolidated Magazines

From June 1993

Responsibilities: Assist Art Director in designing pages.
Date: June 1993 Back to South Africa
Job title: Art Director, South African Cosmopolitan
Company: Associated magazines
Responsibilities: Working alongside the Editor and using my experience to try and bring this South African
publication up to a world standard after the country's
isolation during Apartheid.

Senior designer Cleo Magazine (Australia)

Australian Consolidated Magazines

From December 1987

Responsibilities: Designing pages using defunked methods.
Word counts, manual layouts until we recieved
computorised method training.

A2 grade artist Woman's day (Australia)


From May 1986

Responsibilities: With the emphasis on speed, designing
pages for this weekly.

Assistant Art Director, Family Circle

Murdoch Magazines

From August 1986

Responsibilities: Assisting the Art Director and ensuringall
designed pages met the strict requirements set by the editor.

Layout artist & illustrator

Style Magazine

From January 1982

Company: Caxton Limited
Responsibilities: Began as junior artist and progressed to working closely with the Art Director in redesigning the magazine. I also was given illustration work.
After more than two years with the magazineI resigned to travel overseas and free-lanced, designing a book on 'Breakdancing' for an American publisher.



A small cross section of design work

Qualifications & Certifications

Parktown Boys High

Johannesburg College of Art

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