SVEN LEISEGANG BAS (HONS)
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FUTURE I am looking to step into a new role that will challenge my existing knowledge and years of practical experience, implementing it within the field of User Experience and User Interface Design.
HISTORY I put myself through university with my own savings, working in the IT department of a high school. After 3 years, I had saved enough to attend my first year of university.
Coming out of my undergrad I already had a student loan, so I worked for another year after my practical year. I was given the opportunity to work part-time whist I read my honours degree, also part-time, over two years, to minimise my debt.
I spent a further 3 years working as the sole architect on the church extension of Bryanston Bible Church. I was responsible for the drawing work, council submissions, as well as on-site assistance to the Project Manager when the project broke ground.
As the project neared completion, a friend and my now boss was looking for a person who could cover many roles in his family business, Participate Technologies.
PRESENT I am foremost a husband and a father, and am incredibly proud of my family. It is the main reason that I’m looking to retreat from a career in the events industry, which often entails extended travel away from my family.
The experience gained in the designing of varied and complex buildings in my architecture degree, and subsequent years in the events industry, have helped to develop my problem-solving skills.
This includes time spent with clients in understanding their wants and needs, subsequent workable design interactions, and ultimately shaping a product that will meet requirements and exceed expectations.
I am Participate Technologies’ Media Manager, and one of the Event Specialists, catering to helping companies make their meetings, training sessions and conferences more interactive. I have built up our website through two design phases, and have dealt the numerous clients and institutions on a continual support basis.
In my personal capacity in 2019, I completed the User Experience Design course on the University of Cape Town’s Online Campus. User experience aids in my current role, and has identified my UX career ambitions.
Bachelor of Architectural Studies.
University of the Witwatersrand.
Architectural Draftsperson /
Savage + Dodd Architects cc.
Over the course of a year, I worked on a range of architectural projects, from small renovations to a conversion of a set of out-buildings into a Conference facility within the Wits University campus. The internship was with Colin Savage, a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand. I worked in his private practice during 2009 on a one-year internship contract.
CAD Technologist &
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson.
Drafting work, specifically for server rooms and turnkey bank branches.
Channel Development, Standard Bank.
Whilst studying for Honours degree, worked part-time at Standard Bank and was in the Drawing department (Pre-Construct), specifically with branch design, working on architectural drawings to aid the interior designers.
Some part-time studies happened here, which may confuse and annoy those with strict timeline rules.
Honours in Bachelor of Architectural Studies
University of the Witwatersrand.
Facilities & Operations Support & Senior Architectural Technologist.
Bryanston Bible Church.
Assisted with keeping the church running through the day-to-day functions. This included setup for services and minor design work for various ministries, among other varied projects. Throughout 2013, was responsible for the design and subsequent working drawings for the church building renovation (150m² multilevel extension), with the building work completed by the end of 2014.
Media Manager & Support Specialist.
Manage all of the media within the company, and have recreated the company’s set of websites within the WordPress framework. Have picked up a fair amount of understanding with HTML and CSS within current role, and have extensive knowledge of various applications within the Adobe suite, especially Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects and XD. Have an expert proficiency with PowerPoint, as one of the core products of the company uses an integration called TurningPoint, allowing for audience interaction via instant digital voting, seamlessly within presentations.
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