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Martin Endemann

Date of birth: 29 June 1977

ID number: 7706295014083

P.0. box 4249, Tygervalley, 7530

Cell: 073 187 9833

Int. cell: +27 73 187 9833


Job title: Designer and controller of e-book process

Key Skills

e-book production, Graphic Design, Typography.

Computer Skills: 

· Adobe CS6: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.  |  Sigil(ebook creation).  |  Microsoft Office products.

· Mac & PC literate.

Soft Skills:

· Able to work under pressure; as part of a team as well as independently.

· Meticulous attention to detail; creative as well as practical.

· Able to multi-task.

· Maintaining internal metadata and production system.

Career History

July 2010 – to date, Digital Designer at New Holland Publishing.

· Design concepts for eBooks and web applications.

· Designing of marketing material

· Preparation of AER Pdf for conversion to ePub format and editing of ePub files

· Managing the conversion process with the conversion companies and quality assurance

· Supporting and training other staff members 

· Day-to-day administration as required 

November 2007 – to July 2010, Designer at Struik Nature, a devision of Random House Struik.

· Design concepts for Books, cover to cover. Typesetting according to a brief and design style

· Designing of marketing material

· Digitising of maps

· Designing of symbols and other Map elements

· Supporting other staff members

February 2003 – November 2007, Senior Cartographer and Graphic Designer at Map Studio, a devision of New Holland Publishing.

· Working on concepts for Map Book covers. Typesetting indexes according to a brief

· Working on Point of sale tools, including: Adverts, salesblads, brochures, posters and flyers

· Digitising of maps

· Designing of symbols and other Map elements

· Training and mentoring of junior staff members

(left Map Studio to expand my book design experiance at Struik)

January 2000 – January 2003, Freelancer for Caffeine multimedia.

· Corporate logo designs

· Cover design and layout, Concept and layout of marketing material

· Product logo design

· Film & Digital photography

(left the fultime Freelancing world to join NHP to aquire more skills and a stable income)

August 1999 - January 2000, Graphic artist for Aqua Print.

· Design of newsletters, Business cards, Corporate logo design & elements for websites etc.

· Page layout & Cover designs of books, magazines and newsletters

· Digital photography

(left Aqua Print to start a freelance design career as it was more lucrative)

November 1998 - August 1999, Manager – Cantina Tequila.

· Day-to-day office administration & Customer relations.

· Training of Staff members.

· Management of promotional projects.

(left the restaurant business to follow my passion for design and photography)

January 1997 - November 1998, Sales & Office assistant - Boland Bikes.

· Day-to-day office administration.

· Customer liaison.


1995, Paarl Boys’ High.

Grade 12. - English, Afrikaans, Biology, Geography, History, Business Economics.


>1996 - 1997. Graphic design, Ceramics and Small Business Management, Diploma (N4) at Boland College.

Computer studies included: Corel Draw, Freehand and Photoshop (on PC and Mac).

>2000, Completed a Photography course at City Varsity.

>2001, Part time course in digital Photography & Photoshop refresher course.

>2003, Completed a course in Cartography.

>2006, Completed a course in InDesign.

>2008, Completed a course in Photoshop CS3.

>2012, Completed a course in HTML and CSS - focus on Sigil and ePub creation.

>2012, Completed a course in Excel 2010 - Level 2.


Technology, Photography, mountain biking & playing golf


John Loubser - Production manager - Map Studio

Tel: (021) 460-5400

Christene Flemmington - Cartographic manager - Map Studio

Tel: (021) 460-5400

Pippa Parker - Publishing manager - Struik Nature (RHS)

Tel: (021) 460-5400

Marlene Fryer - Publishing manager - Zebra Press (RHS)

Tel: (021) 460-5400

Leigh-Anne Robertson-Marais - Media producer - Pearson

Tel: (021) 532-6225

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