Edwards - Illustrator, Animator, Storyboard Artist, Designer - Johannesburg, South Africa

Natalie Edwards

Johannesburg, South Africa

Summary

I am an illustrator and animator from the graffiti subculture that runs the streets of Johannesburg. I have a masters degree in 3D animation and an overactive brain. I'm also a vinyl toy collector, chocolate addict and just a super nice person.

Services

Illustrator, Animator, Storyboard Artist, Designer

Work History

Junior Art Director

M&C Saatchi Abel, Advertising, Sandton, Gauteng

I have been Interning as a Junior Art Director for 6 months.

English Teacher

Little fox Language Center

I spent a year teaching English to elementary school and high school students as well as young professionals in South Korea.

Art Criticism Tutor

Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand

This position required that I aid third year students in interpreting and analyzing academic text in the field of the arts.

Curatorial experience

In February 2011 I curator f

Joubert Park Precinct

a show of street art and Hip Hop culture, involving photographers, paste-up and graffiti artists, as well as various performance acts all expressing the diversity of so called Hip Hop culture.

Head of Media

Keleketla! Library at the Joubert Park Project

At the Keleketla! Library I worked on various community based arts projects, doing design work, administration and physical manifestation of artwork relating to their 100 meter radius projects. Here I also interacted with children on various projects and encouraged their reflection on pertinent issues.

Animation and arts workshop facilitator

Sparrow FET College

I ran animation and arts workshops for Primary and high school students, teaching basic animation and art theory and producing animated shorts and artworks.

Television Studies Tutor

Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand

This position required that I teach first year students the fundamental concepts involved in engaging academically with Television and Film studies.

Digital Image Processor

South African Rock Art Digital Archive

Research Institute

• The basic requirements of my position were that I digitize the physical photographic archive, clean and crop these images and upload them onto the server.
• I wrote synopses of the different collections which were featured on the website.
• I was responsible for the Scanners and other digitizing equipment, including troubleshooting and liaising with industry experts.
• Working closely with Postgraduate archaeology students, helping them digitize their photographs, tracings and sketches from the field.

Film Visual

This position required that I teach first year students the fundamental concepts involved in engaging academically with visual and performing arts.

Education/ Programmes Officer

The Origins Centre Museum, University of the Witwatersrand

Officially hired as assistant curator to the Programs Officer at the Origins Centre Gallery, my job also encompassed administration for the Services and Tourism and Training Institute as well as constructing, researching and distributing e-newsletters and updating web content.

Freelance Animation

Examples of my freelance work can be found in my portfolio or on my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladypropa/sets/

Projects

Nike

Some work I did for Nike at Sports Scene

Qualifications & Certifications

Digital arts

University of the Witwatersrand

Digital Arts

University of the Witwatersrand

Fine Arts

University of the Witwatersrand

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