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Patrick Allen
Works at PCM Allen
Attended Forest High School
Lives in Jhb North, Gauteng
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Occupation
Full-time freelancer to a wide range of retail advertising & packaging design agencies, including Digital photography services.
Skills
Design Studio Management / Senior Designer / Art Direction / Finished Art / Digital Photography / Digital Retouching / Adobe Creative Suite Training / Apple Macintosh Hardware & Software Technical Services / and then some …
Employment
  • PCM Allen
    Owner / Manager, 2006 - present
    Multilevel skill sets delivering reliable comprehensive services, with individual catering for operational requirements. — Senior Designer — Art Direction — Finished Art — Digital Photography — Retouching — Adobe Creative Suite Training — Mentoring — Mac Hardware Technical Services — and then some …
  • The Virtual Works
    All-rounder / Graphics Jockey, 2004 - 2005
    Senior Designer — All aspects of Design through to Finished Art. — including Print-on-Demand.
  • Global Mouse
    Graphic Desginer, 2003 - 2004
    Senior Graphic Designer — All aspects of Graphic Design through to Finished Art.
  • City Graphics
    Crosfield (Drum Scanning) / Digital Colour Retouching / Graphic Design, 1996 - 2002
    Securing a entry level position, I worked my way up to final position of — Night Shift Foreman, Crosfield Drum Scanning & Digital Retouching departments.
  • R.T. Sparhams
    Apprenticeship, 1992 - 1995
    Photo-lithography — including Electronic Origination.
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Currently
Jhb North, Gauteng
Previously
Jhb South, Gauteng - North Coast, KZN - South Coast, KZN
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Phone
Emailed / Skype communication preferred.
Email
Skype
ratmandude
Address
http://www.ratmandude.com/ http://ratmandude.wix.com/pcm-allen
Story
Tagline
Freelance, Graphic Designer … Andthensome!
Introduction
A multidisciplinary Graphic Arts Professional, forever compacting and fine tuning, and filling the separations which define the "Designer", "Photographer / Digital Retoucher", and yes, the "Propeller-Head", all of whom cohesively inhabit the armor wrapping all the skill sets available, into a well armed package.

Actively photographing my escapades, ensuring delivery matched with, & exceeding, briefed requirements. Super keen on Aircraft, and Aviation related matters, incl. multiple, solid "Aerial Shoot" success. That said, I do experience all walks of life, thru the lens, always welcoming exciting new points of view which are then tried, tested and satisfied, before moving onto the following endeavor.

Within a very short window of time, the adage of being well adept in assimilating myself into any of the largely contrasting environments, found within the oh-so-varied cultures, from one Agency to the next, goes a long way toward ensuring deadlines are not compromised.

Refreshing my creative and technological arsenal, and keeping sharp focus on growing demands from technological perspectives, remaining informed on advances in software updates, undoubtedly these do in turn fuel future visions toward creating captivating, fit designs, all to often, within the toughest budget constraints, as could be imaginable.

I am equally proficient with … lens coupled to digital back, and a healthy splash of composition … as am I with keyboard, and that ever elusive "magic wand".

That, I keep hidden, in a closely guarded, private location. Ever mindful it may only be used at select intervals, aiding in the creation of captivating, functional designs, time and time again. My own pressing desire to craft, as pixel-perfect in a painstakingly organized fashion, all the whilst ensuring everything remains sanitized of any of "hiccups", which do try to rise to the occasion, at a moments notice.

For more insight, into my depth, don't hesitate to visit the stock agency, I am exclusively contracted to for the supply of my digital content, as Royalty Free, Rights Managed, and or Editorial Content.
— Licensed at most reasonable rates too —

Exclusive Stock Images on Dreamstime.com
Bragging rights
"Order of the day!" — Unrivaled Attention to Detail — Too many others to begin to list them, individually. Need to know more specifics? Let's rather meet, face time, to fill in the blanks together.
Education
  • Forest High School
    1991
    Matric (Grade 12) — qualifying for university entrance.
  • Printing, Newspaper & Packaging Industries Training Board
    B.A. Degree, Graphic Design, 1995
    Final exam score — 92% — (maxima cum laude). Historical Reference: Electronic Origination / Photolithography — 3 year apprenticeship, inclusive of intermittent sessions of theoretical studies — Honeydew Printing College.
  • City Graphics
    Crosfield (Drum Scanning) / Digital Colour Retouching / Graphic Design, 1996 - 2002
    Post apprenticeship, I secured an entry level position, at City Graphics. Worked my way up to: Night Shift Foreman, for the Crosfield Drum Scanning & Digital Retouching departments.
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Gender
Male
Other names
Pat / RatMan / Dude / HeyYou!