Mlungisi Mlu Manda

Web & Graphic Designer

Introduction

A self taught, diligent, keen learner of new ways to do things better would be a good description of who I am; but for you to understand , I’d need to give you a bit of context.

I do not believe in the impossible, I live it already.

Professional Profile

I started my professional career, in April 2015, I worked as a client services consultant at Afrihost and that was a great place to pick up all the skills necessary to set my sail.

After a very fruitful 2 year stint at Afrihost, I had the opportunity to work for Trodat South Africa (Currently) where my role as Web/Graphic Designer and IT manager is the perfect place to put to test all the skills I learnt at Afrihost. My responsibilites range from designing artwork for both web and print, to overseeing and managing the company’s IT infrastructure.

Recent Work

Recent Jobs

2015 – 2017

Client Services Consultant

• Support to all clients via an email ticketing system, over the telephone and occasionally face to face interactions
• Troubleshoot ADSL & Mobile Broadband services, Web Server and Mail related problems (This includes PHP, ASP, ASP.net, MySQL, MSSQL, IIS, Apache)
• Remote logging into client’s computers for email support and various other support method
• Logging faults with upstream provider such as Telkom, MTN and IS
• Scheduling Back-ups for several domains at a time
• Restoring Database back-ups.
• Logging IDC (Internet Data Centre) access for various clients with hardware at Data Centre
• Requesting Server reboots, for servers in situ at ID, performing Server reboots for servers in house and cloud based.

2017 – now

Web/Graphic Designer & IT Support

  • Newsletter – design
  • Specials – doing layout
  • Shop sa – banners and advert
  • Industrial Buyer – graphics for adverts
  • Signage – customers and company – cars/signage/ ad designs
  • Price Lists + Catalogues – images, layout
  • Web banners – Local websites
  • Show displays, roll ups etc
  • Website changes and maintenance

Skills

The below list is a set of skills that I self-taught myself and refined through practical experience.

Wordpress
Adobe Creative Suite
HTML & CSS
Javascript
PHP
CorelDraw

Education

2017-2017

Graphic Design Course Udemy.com

A short online course taken to strengthen my skills as a graphic designer.

Objectives obtained:

  1. Adobe Photoshop
  2. Adobe Illustrator
  3. Adobe Indesign

2016 – 2016

Cpanel University

CPanel Certification from university.cpanel.net

Objectives:

  1. WHM
  2. CPanel
  3. Command-line interface
  4. DNS
  5. Databases

2006 – 2010

Geluksdal Secondary School

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