Morgan - Art Director/Graphic Designer - Johannesburg, South Africa

Maxzene Morgan

Johannesburg, South Africa


I am a freelance art director and graphic designer. Available to work in house or remotely. I strive to create beautiful and unique design work for my clients. Advising on the best creative options for their project.

From event creative concepts, artwork and stationery to the creation and execution of full corporate identities that will ensure your company makes its mark, feel free to contact me to discuss your projects.

I am also an illustrator and am avaliable to do commissioned work.


Art Director/Graphic Designer


The way I see it... Creativity might not solve everything, but it sure as hell makes life more interesting!

Freelance Strategic Art Director, Graphic Designer, creative thinker, and creative consultant. Available in-house or as an external supplier. Working very closely with some brilliant freelance copywriters, strategists and RFP designers for freelance work on complete campaigns from strategy all the way to final print product. Not too bad for a girl out of Brakkies. Sometimes Brakpan can produce more than just dodgy cars and in-breeding (I can only say that 'cause I hail from the Pan), I've heard every joke - try me :)

I love meeting new people, and hope to do this via work and travels. It is through the meeting of these interesting people that I would like to develop an outlook on the world which will allow creativity to expand. Passion for campaign creative strategy, brand activation and all round creative ideas that make the world think differently about design and advertising.

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Work History

Art Director

Ogivly Redworks

February 2014 - May 2014

Contract/freelance Art Director working on large retail brands which included large campaigns as well as pitch winning presentations. Day to day included art direction of print, outdoor and digital media.

Freelance Art Director, Grphic Designer and Creative Consultant


From January 2014

Freelance Art Director, available in-house as well as an external supplier. Working with a freelance network of copywriters, DTP designers and strategists for complete campaign needs. Experience with Through the line and below the line, as well as full graphic design skills, particularly for corporate identity and stationery. Please feel free to contact me for any freelance requirements you may have.

Art Director

The Creative Counsel

May 2013 - January 2014

Creative thinker and strategist, coming up with and executing BTL campaigns for large international and national brands. Working with a senior copywriter in order to generate new ideas and innovative creative concepts for a company dealing mostly with consumer-direct marketing.

Snr Designer & Creative Conceptualiser

Wassp Business Communication and Advertising

September 2012 - April 2013

Assisting with client relations, ensuring what the client has in mind is refined and executed in an exciting and fresh concept. Standing as the bridge between clients and graphic designers in studio. Drawing out the best brief from client brainstorm to ensure most efficient and creative results from creative studio. Generating across the board concepts which will enable effective communications from both creative studio as well as digital department. Position also includes graphic designing and campaign conceptualisation.

Graphic Designer & Studio Manager Assistant

Wassp Business Communications and Advertising

April 2011 - August 2012

First full time graphic designer position. Worked on through the line campaigns which included new business corporate identity, full advertising packages (above and below the line) as well as digital campaigns running on twitter, facebook, instagram and linkedin. Working closely with the Creative Director in creative concept and execution.

Assisted in job overseeing with other designers.

Graphic Design Intern

Toolbox Studio

March 2010 - May 2010

Assisting graphic designers in creative concept and execution of graphic design and web design work.

Graphic Design Intern

Sorted A & Di

June 2010 - August 2010

Assisted with advertising and design work. Created After Effects animations. Hands on in creative concept, executing and setting up for events and promotions.

Telecommunications Operator and Manager

FNB Lifestyle Centre

January 2008 - November 2009

Contact FNB customers attempting to apply for a personal loan, ensure all documentation from the customer was received and solving any issues with head office. I later moved into the marketing department, where I was involved with training new consultants as well as drawing up and distributing training manuals and documentation fro new staff.

Promotions Manager & Creative Consultant

Epic Confetti

January 2006 - December 2009

Consulting on promotional concepts, including themes, mechanics and giveaways. Sourcing and managing promotions, including ensuring promoters are on site and the smooth running of the promotion.


Online Portfolio

Full online portfolio, with an example of my work. Please note this is not all of my work.

Online Portfolio

Please view my online portfolio, and feel free to contact me if you have any queries

Qualifications & Certifications

BA (Hon) Brand Leadership and Communication

VEGA School of Design & Branding

BA (Hon) Information Design

University of Pretoria

Matric Exemption

Boksburg High School

Boksburg High

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