I am Kelvin Young, an Art Director, with a National Diploma in Graphic Design and Visual Communication. In 2011 I graduated from The Durban University of Technology, whose graphic design department was considered to be the best in South Africa. I pride myself in being a fast learner and seek to perform above expectations. I work well under pressure and being a great team player I give input where I can and consider criticism as an opportunity to improve myself.
I am an optimist, always looking for that hint of good in even the worst of things, searching for ways to make things better. While I may be perceived as calm or reserved there is an inner flame and passion that burns within me.
I like to share my experiences with others and learn from those around me. I prefer a more democratic approach, and work hard to ensure that every voice and perspective is heard.
The things I enjoy doing in my free time is anything from watching a movie to playing guitar. I am an avid coffee connoisseur.s
What I do
I am a Graphic Designer, with a National Diploma in Visual Communication & Graphic Design, from one of South Africa's most highly esteemed universities, The Durban University of Technology, Class of 2011.
Ok! so I am a Graphic Designer, What does that mean exactly?
"Well I create stuff, from Brand Identity to Brand Building, using various tools to communitcate a Brand through Print, Web Design, Digital Avertising & Social Media"
In 2011 I completed my 3rd and final year at The Durban University of Technology, during the course of that year I designed a font that got chosen by Mr. Garth Walker to be exhibited in his 26th issue of Ijusi. I also came 2nd in the Hang Ten Traveling Hoodie Competition where I teamed up with a friend and designed a hoodie for Hang Ten.
CBR Marketing - 2017 to Present
I was employed at CBR Marketing as a Senior Graphic Designer where I managed and over saw the designs created by other designers. I was responsible for the Design & Art Direction of Digital Marketing materials for Google Display Ads, Social Media Paid Advertising, Instagram Grids & Story design, Website Design and HTML Mailers. In some cases I over saw the Print & Production of Print Ads, Consumer Promotions, Event Activations, In-store P.O.S, Corporate ID, Guerrilla Marketing, Packaging, Campaigns, Illustration, Retouching & Composites and Photography.
Your Brand Agency - 2015 to 2017
I was employed at Your Brand Agency as a Senior Graphic Designer where I was responsible for Design & Art Direction, Print & Production, Print Ads, Consumer Promotion, Event Activation, In-store P.O.S, Corporate ID, Digital Marketing, Guerrilla Marketing, Packaging, Campaigns, Illustration, Retouching & Composites, Photography, Website Design and HTML Mailers.
232° Celsius Advertising - 2014 to 2015
I also worked at 232° Celsius Advertising formally know as Evolution. I was employed to design email signatures, layout editorials, business cards, letterheads, compliments slips, street pole adds, billboards, social media, multimedia, websites, logos, viral campaigns, TV adverts, pitches, presentations and Packaging.
BPD Advertising - 2013 to 2014
I worked at an agency by the name of Blue Planet Design, or BPD Advertising, for a year. I worked under Creative Director Rowan John whom commissioned me to design email signatures, layout editorials, business cards, letterheads, compliments slips, street pole adds, billboards, social media, multimedia, websites, logos, viral campaigns, TV adverts, pitches and presentations.
Bobby Demure - 2012 to 2013
For a year I worked as a Creative Designer in an agency called Bobby Demure, where I was commissioned to design email signatures, layout editorials, business cards, letterheads, compliment slips, street pole adds, billboards, social media banners, multimedia artwork, websites, logos, viral campaigns, TV adverts, pitches, presentations and much more.
Stingray Studios - 2012 to 2013
For 4 months I worked in a design studio called Stingray Design Studio where I had the responsibility creating corporate identity for clients.
"If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now that'll be the end of it" - liam neeson (Taken).
Below are examples of my work, click on the image to see a full sized example.