Nel - Graphic Designer - Umtentweni, Port Shepstone, South Africa

Nikita-Jade Nel

Umtentweni, Port Shepstone, South Africa


Graphic Designer


I studied Adobe Photoshop CS5 Advanced.
I am able to work with Photoshop CS6 and lower, Corel Draw and Corel Photopaint as well as Publisher.
I have done advertising and vinyl designs, cutting and their application.
I am also an artist working mainly with pencils, inks and acrylic.

Work History


Carpe Diem Uganda Ltd

From November 2013

Reason for leaving: Personal
Work description/ duties:
Restaurant management:
Helping waiters manage their tables
Ensuring tables receive the proper condiments and cutlery for each meal
Ensuring customer satisfaction
Greeting and seating customers
Ensuring that the restaurant area is clean and presentable
Managing reservations
Writing out and settling of bills
Hotel management
Managing reservations/bookings
Receiving guests
Ensuring that all rooms are up to standard, neat and presentable
Ensuring all rooms are properly equipped and all electronics are functional
Taking and placing meal orders from guests
Taking wake-up call details and carrying out wake up calls
Arranging airport transportation for guests if needed
Settling payments for rooms and meals
Ensuring guestbook is completed
Opening and closing hotel and restaurant

Temporary sales/ reception

Tiger Moon Body Piercing

April 2012 - June 2012

-July 2012
Reason for leaving: Temporary position
Work description/ duties:
Opening and setting up the shop
Receiving and assisting customers
Sale of items on display
Administration and cash up

Assistant Manager

Entebbe Palm Hotel

August 2012 - October 2012

Reason for leaving: Visa Expired
Work description/ duties:
Setting up and management of petty cash
Administration and reception duties
Cash up
Bookings and reservations
Staff management
Ensure rooms are always up to standard, neat and clean for guests
Ensure that the staff members are present and punctual
Set up menu for restaurant
Purchasing of stock for restaurant and hotel
Ensure that meals are up to standard and presentable at all times

Assistant Manager/ Front of house manager

Panarottis Shelly Beach

November 2012 - October 2013

Reason for leaving: Better job offer
Work description/ duties:
Assistant manager
Administration and filing
Cash up
Daily stock counts
Daily wastage and discount reports
Daily stock purchases and orders
Quality control of all stock received
Quality control of all meals prepared and served
Counting stock and entering stocktake figures, calculating food cost and helping ensure a good
food cost is maintained
Managing daily pay outs to suppliers
Controlling staff meals and breaks
Ensuring meal preparation times are up to standard
Customer satisfaction in all aspects
Receiving and handling complaints
Ensuring that staff are punctual
Issuing warnings
Ensuring that the store is above operational standard
Ensuring that the back of house is at head office standard
Weekly income statements
Recording and managing stock wastages and usage

Front of house manager
Hiring and managing waiters
Meeting, greeting and seating guests
Managing queues and bookings
Checking on guests and tending to their needs and queries
Ensuring the ambience of the restaurant is always up to standard
Ensuring that the front of house is neat and presentable
Setting of shift roster
"Vibe" meetings with waiters
Testing waiters' product knowledge to ensure the best service and recommendations to our guests
Ensuring waiters are efficient and mindful of their surroundings

Reception and sales lady

The Scrap Boutique

December 2011 - May 2012

Reason for leaving: Temporary position
Work description/ duties:
Shop keeping
Product demonstration
Advertising and demonstrating new products
Administration and cash up
Opening and occasional closing of shop

Sales person

S&D@the C

December 2008 - July 2012

December 2013
Reason for leaving: Temporary position
Work description/ duties:
Duties including aggressive marketing
Extensive product knowledge
Product demonstrations
Advertising with emphasis on Public Relations
Customer care and satisfaction
Recording sales
Cash up

Qualifications & Certifications

Graphic Designer Diploma (Photoshop CS5)

Boston City Campus

Suid Natal High School

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