My name is Dieter Fourie, a Wellington-based freelance web designer. I design & build usable websites that are clean and customer-focused. I utilise valid XHTML & CSS while keeping W3C web standards in mind. With additional experience in print design & brand identity, I have the tools to offer a complete branding package. I have worked with an array of businesses, individuals & start-ups and offer all the benefits of a design studio without the huge price.
Created by Dieter on Jul 24, 2008
Last updated: 10/19/10 at 06:31 PM
Viewnz becomes 'Beek' - Dieter is the Creative Director at Beek
Launched the Viewnz 'Coming Soon Page - Creative Director at ViewNZ
Started business incubation with Creative HQ. Creative HQ is the best place to start and grow a high growth business in the Wellington region.
Gareth Morgan Investments approached me to re-design their current site and to create a single portal page that provides links to all their various businesses offerings while keeping the user interface and site navigation as simple as possible. Each business section will have a public area and a secure member/client area. My goal was to keep the design and navigation clean and simple and I think it work out pretty well.
Officially switch to being a full-time freelance web designer.
Worked as a web design contractor at Rapp Collins. Doing HTML / CSS layout work for one of their clients.
Designed a banner, landing page and e-mail subscription notification for RaboPlus.
Created a web site for the Red Barn country cottage.
Did Maintenance and upgrade work on Sabrina Hyde Photography's flash site.
Wellington, NZ: October/November 2008
Freelance Design Work:
Redesign off the "It's your membership" website's graphic user interface (GUI) in Photoshop CS3.
Wellington, NZ: September/December 2008
Freelance Web Design and Development Work:
The Rimutaka Renegades inline hockey Club required a web site that has been long over due. And I stepped up to the challenge and came up with a site that everybody loves.
Wellington, NZ: June/July 2008 Freelance Design Work: Redesign off the Beyond Recruitment website's graphic user interface (GUI) in Photoshop CS3. And a Demo desktop news reader widget made with Flash CS3 and MDM ZINC2.5.
Nelson, NZ: Feb 2008 Graphic Designer (contract position): Daily duties: Design and layout of various newsletters, logos and web-page concepts. Internal Relationship Management: Liaised daily with the Art Director regarding work progress and design needs within the studio.
Richmond, NZ: Oct 2007-Dec 2007 Graphic Designer (contract position): Daily duties: Design and layout of various print projects, including newsletters, logo’s, business cards, posters etc. I also assisted with the design of www.drycrust.com. Internal Relationship Management: Liaised daily with the studio manager regarding work progress and future projects. Attended weekly production meetings. External Relationship Management: Liaised with various clients regarding work progress and changes to design concepts.
Johannesburg, SA: Jun 2006-Jul 2007 Webmaster, Graphic and Multimedia Designer: Daily duties: Designed advertisements and completed promotional designs (above and below the line) for various clients, including BMW, MINI, Jawitz Properties and Fidelity. Designed and executed self-running and interactive presentations for BMW. Managed and designed www.fourpinplug.co.za and its subsidiary www.travelkids.co.za. Internal Relationship Management: Worked daily with the MD and other team members to produce and complete print and web projects. External Relationship Management: Managed the company’s relationship with over 12 BMW dealerships and assisted with their advertising requirements. Ensured clients adhered to BMW’s strict corporate Liaised with printing companies regarding our print requirements.
Johannesburg, SA: Nov 2003-May 2006 Graphic and Multimedia Designer: Daily duties: Layout of supplements on various topics and concept design of Citi Vibe website. Design of advertisements and promotional designs for clients. Completed finished art and all internal design requirements for the advertising department. Internal Relationship Management: Liaised with advertising staff regarding their clients’ advertising needs. External Relationship Management: Liaised with clients regarding their design requirements.
Johannesburg, SA: Sept 2001-Oct 2003 Art Director, Webmaster and Multimedia Designer: Daily duties: Created and managed the corporate image of Replay ITV, including all print products and websites. Designed all television graphics and self-running and interactive presentations. Completed finished art, cd cover designs and promotional designs, above and below the line. Internal Relationship Management: Worked with the Replay team to produce various print, visual and interactive media. External Relationship Management: Liaised with companies regarding interactive media needed to accompany their products.
Johannesburg, SA: Feb 1998-Sept 2001 Graphic and Multimedia Designer: Daily duties: Created, maintained and presented the company’s international corporate image on various formats through all advertising, website designs and presentations. Designed the graphic user interface for the entire product range and designed and executed self-running and interactive presentations. Created guides for software partner adherence. Completed all finished art, print work and promotional design (above and below the line). Internal Relationship Management: Attended weekly production meetings and worked closely with a tight-knit team to produce various graphic requirements.
Graphic and Multimedia Designer: Daily duties: Designed and maintained corporate websites and the intranet. Designed, produced and printed all advertising, promotional material, artwork and newsletters. Internal Relationship Management: Worked closely with a small team to produce all internal and external communication products for the College.
Completed a National Diploma in Graphic Design (NDGD)
Matriculated High school