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Mies Jacobs

Nickname: 'Mies'

Editor and creative director at Perkolate.co.za


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Johannesburg South Africa

Mies Jacobs was born and raised in South Africa. After matriculating at Pro Arte Alphen Park, she studied Visual Communication at The Open Window Institute. Mies started her design career in 2007 at Caxton Publishers, eventually becoming senior graphic designer at their community newspaper department in Pretoria before transferring to Caxton Magazines in Johannesburg. In 2015 she decided to become a freelance designer and worked on various projects ranging from corporate identities, illustration to data visualisation. In April 2016 she co-founded Perkolate Online Magazine which, within a few short months, exceeded expectations and continues to grow. She currently lives in Randburg with her husband.

Contact details

mies@perkolate.co.za

O: 011 510 0168


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Business Address

William Nicol Dr, Sandton, South Africa


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Current Position(s)

Editor / Creative Director | Perkolate.co.za
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2016 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

- Sourcing content from the entertainment and business industries.
- Conducting interviews with industry professionals.
- Creating company branding and marketing.


Previous Position(s)

Layout designer | The Wedding Collection
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2016 - 2016

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Freelance layout designer for the quarterly online wedding magazine - The Wedding Collection.


Senior graphic designer | Production | Caxton
Pretoria, South Africa | 2007 - 2014

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

- Design advertisements for newspapers and magazine.
- Design online banners and animated GIFs.
- Desktop publishing duties.
- Designing in-house marketing projects including posters, flyers, events etc.
- Assisting production management.
- Training new production and marketing personnel.
- Sourcing vector and photographic images.

Educational history

Secondary

Pro Arte Alphen Park, Pretoria, South Africa (1998)

Tertiary

The Open Window

Pretoria, South Africa | 2001 - 2006

Visual Communication - Illustration

Part-time student while working as freelance illustrator. Subjects included Drawing, Illustration, Visual Culture, Communication Design, Concept Development and Photography.

Achievements

Shortlist and nomination

Caxton Achievement Awards | 2013

Finalist and Highly Commended in the category: Best Medium-Sized Advertisement

Caxton Achievement Awards | 2009

Finalist in the category: Ad Designer of the Year

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SCBWI

Member, 2014 - present

Society for Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.

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