• Graphic Designer & Front End Developer based in Cape Town.

    Maryna Benson

  • Best of Both Worlds!

    Creative & Analytical

  • Some say I am obsessed with

    the fine detail

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Who is Maryna Benson anyway?

About me

What do i do?

My Services

Since I started designing in 2008, I have done many things! Being an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE): Web Specialist, I am able to start the web design process from sketching wireframes to completing a fully functional coded web site. I also love designing pixel perfect Corporate/Personal Identities including stationary, brochures, magazine adverts and newsletters. I manage various social media channels as well as create motion graphics from time to time.

  • Web Design

    Web Design | Responsive | Landing Page

    I’ve logged hundreds of hours doing everything related to the Web Design process, including creating wireframes and mock ups to creating fully functional web sites. I've also worked closely with developers to reskin client websites. I currently work in a team where attention to detail is not negotiable, and I ensure that the quality of every design meets our high standards.

  • Development

    Front End | Search Engine Optimisation | Email Campaigns

    With Internationally recognised Adobe Certification, I have a full understanding of the full life cycle of a web design & development project. I can start building a project up from creating wireframes to drawing real life mock ups, to coding and implementing it into a fully functional website. I also have experience in learning and excelling at new technologies as required.

  • Print Design

    Stationary | Magazine Adverts | Brochures

    I've been in the design industry since 2008 and been exposed to a lot of different products including marketing collateral such as magazine adverts, brochures & packaging, stationary design such as logos, business cards & letterheads as well as Motion Graphic design. I prefer to work with the Adobe Collection of Design Software, I’m familiar with the whole Adobe Creative Suite (CS4, CS5, CS6, CC) including Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, After Effects & Audition.

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Facts about me

Resume

I'm a very outgoing type of person, I love adventure and always up for a challenge. I can adapt myself to virtually any situation and have a very positive outlook on life in general. Nothing is ever too much effort for me. And nothing is ever done until it is pixel perfect - my attention to detail is very high. At the moment I work in a very small department where I have to come up with and implement ideas myself & I'm proud to say off all the challenges I faced so far, I've never missed a deadline!

March 2014

Online course: Social Media Management

This course covered in depth training on various social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Google +, YouTube, Reddit, Pinterest as well as additional toold to use along with these social platforms like Bitly, Woobox, HootSuite & Storify.

November 2013

Founded Devign Media

Devign Media is short for Development, Design & Multimedia. I came up with this name one Sunday afternoon while walking on the beach. I've always wanted my own business so this was the first step I took to make that dream come true.

April 2013 - Current

Work at Sage Pay

I started working at Sage Pay in April 2013. I've been responsible for designing marketing collateral like magazine adverts, brochures, quick start guides and exhibition banners as well as stationary including business cards, letterheads, email signatures & presentations. We rebranded from Sage Netcash to Sage Pay in October 2013 where I redesigned the websites as well as worked closely with developers to re-skin the client site.

January 2013

Online Course: Photography

I've always had a passion for photography and decided the only way I could learn how to do it myself is to take a course about it. This online course taught me all the theory there is to know about photography. I enjoy taking long drives and practicing my new skills. I'm specifically interested in food and landscape photography.

July 2012

Online course: Web Design & Development

Because there are so many WordPress websites out there, I decided to see what the hype was about and taught myself how to use it. This course covered a lot of theory about web design including how to build a site using HTML 5 and CSS 3, WordPress as well as how to host your newly created site on the internet.

June 2012

Online Course: SEO in Practice

I was curious about how Google algorithms work after the Penguin update and decided to dig a bit deeper than the surface of SEO. This SEO course taught me everything there is so know about organic ranking, link building, social media ranking as well as general best practises.

2012 - 2013

Work at MST Specialised Vehicles

I've started to work at MST Specialised Vehicles in January 2012. I was responsible for building an entire brand up from scratch including new business cards, letterheads, company profiles as well as rebuilding the website. I also designed various vehicle branding as well as print it out on vinyl.

2011 - 2013

Freelance: Maryna Designs

Straight out of college I've decided to put a name to the freelancing I've been doing for the past year. I've decided to use Maryna Designs and carried on doing freelancing in my spare time. Maryna Designs rebranded to Devign Media in November 2013.

December 2011

Technical College: CTU Training Solutions

I studied Graphic & Web Design at CTU Training Solutions in Stellenbosch. My favourite part of the year was when we started to work with websites. I loved the technical aspect of something so creative and excelled in at. I graduated 2nd in my class that year with an average of 94%.

2006 - 2010

School: Worcester Gymnasium

I finished my high school career at Worcester Gymnasium. My subjects included Afrikaans HG, English SG, Mathematics HG, Life Orientation, Hospitality Studies, Computer Studies and Design. I matriculated in 2010 with 4 A's and an average of 77.57%. I was also nr 9 in the Western Cape for Hospitality Studies and nr 11 for Computer Studies.

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