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Drapeau de Kenya Nairobi, Kenya
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Artist, Author, Editor, Writer & Designer with 20+ Years Publishing Experience I am an artist, designer, author and a creative freelance writer with over twenty years experience in the industry working in print and online media, looking for exciting new writing projects. I am a novelist, short story author and writer with work appearing in various print venues. Mostly I write feature articles and the like for African publications, periodicals. I also write company profiles and create content for websites. I am a trained graphic designer with 20+ years experience and also develop websites. As a professionally trained graphic designer for print and electronic publishing, I have extensive experience in the art of visual communications and I have wide recognition as an expert in creative graphics arts leading me to taking positions at creative agencies as Senior Graphic Designer (Marketpower International), Art Director (Mashariki Design), Creative Director (Oba Kunta Octopus) and Communications Director (Newlife SDA Church). I am a creativeand I have skillfully created and produced graphics and layout for print materials such as books, newsletters, brochures, flyers and reports. I have created smart graphics for websites, advertising, marketing and promotion, and brand development
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Communications Director

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018 (11 months)

Management of all communication functions


Feb 2012 - Dec 2014 (2 years)

English, writing, and graphicl arts instructor • Creative Writing Consultation and Workshopping • Coached new writers • Consulted with authors and publishers on the development of book-length manuscripts • Published short, creative prose and poetry in numerous magazines and online venues.

Senior Editor & Designer

Jan 2006 - Sep 2010 (4 years)

• Consulted with authors and publishers on the development of more than 100 book-length manuscripts. • Conceptualized, designed book covers, did typesetting and book/magazine layouts, wrote, illustrated and published nine original books as the sole ghostwriter. • Worked for many organizations documenting case studies and writing mission statements, company profiles and conducting research studies. • Managed corporate accounts • Leads marketing efforts such as direct mail campaigns, in-store promotions, and surveys • Performs all lead roles as in creative services, branding and marketing head for the agency • Performed lead role in the design and production of print, identity, packaging,multimedia, web design and web applications • Manages press checks, art directed photos, supervises team design efforts • Maintained production schedules and budgets • Trained, supervised and provided art direction for junior designers • Managed multiple, concurrent projects in different stages • Designed information architecture and user interface for on-screen applications

Creative Director

Oct 2000

Oba Kunta Octopus is Kenya's creative, branding and marketing communications agency. I build and maintains marketing information intended to raise the company’s profile as a creative and marketing agency. I also write product descriptions and copy. Provide a wide range of writing services to various clients, businesses, publications, and websites, including: resumes and cover letters, chapter summaries, articles, writing prompts, press releases, how-to articles, and presentations. Summary of Responsibilities: • Assists fellow writers, authors, students, academics and storytellers to polish their work to its brightest shine. • Offer writing, editing, proofreading, eBook conversion & distribution, contractual publishing services to writers, publishers, students and companies • Develop, edit and maintain a corporate Intranet to enhance software support reference and efficiency. • Create coursework for online and classroom instruction in English, writing and digital imaging. • Manage all aspects of print and digital book publication, including design, pre-press preparation, and quality control. • Acts as a print broker and project manager for publishers, self-publishers, and literary magazines.


Aug 1992

Novelist, short story author, ghostwriter and script writer


Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design & Communication

2002 - 2004 (2 years)



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Businesswoman's Fault, a novel

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