Hello Sidekick & Co, I heard you need a Senior Graphic Designer / Marketing Assistant
Elliot (right) is applying. Barney (left) is adorable.
My name is Elliot Vagner, I am a 19 year old who is studying Business: Marketing in my 2nd year at Flinders University. I am a creative person, with a love for all creatures great and small, a passion for generating innovative ideas and creating modern graphic design for digital and print. This is my application to become the Marketing and Digital Officer at RSPCA.
I currently run a small ad-agency called Adelaide Advertising (www.adelaideadvertising.com) and I work 1 day a week at Mind Vision (www.mindvision.com.au) as a website designer, graphic designer and social media content creator. I have a strong passion for working with brands and weaving together all the different platforms and channels to create a solid brand identity. I have built many websites and worked with many social media platforms for personal projects or for clients. Running a business has trained me to become extremely efficient with management systems and proficient in email and contact management.
I obsess over ensuring that my websites, chatbots and other projects all have a great user interface and the customers experience is at the highest quality. At MindVision I create marketing content on a weekly basis and I also create videos, web content and print material for small South Australian businesses through my business; Adelaide Advertising, having done work for companies such as ScanOptics and Adelaide Gaol.
At MindVision and some of the advertising agencies that I have worked at such as CumminsHybrid (6 months) I worked with the marketing and graphic design team to develop and design marketing campaigns that meet the clients needs and all look modern and fitting the client’s brand.
I am currently studying Bachelor of Business Marketing at Flinders University and I am in my second year. I have planned my topics to be in the evening so I am available to work full time during the days. I have coordinated marketing activities for organisations at Mind Vision but also for many of my clients from Adelaide Advertising. I do love running my own small business but I would love to try and enter an organisation which makes real differences and has an established and loved brand. Through Adelaide Advertising and CumminsHyrbird I have coordinated photography sessions with organisations and their teams, furthermore through Adelaide Advertising I have created videos for fantastic brands such as ScanOptics, Jungle in Willunga and the McLaren Vale WGA.
I have a strong knowledge in the marketing and advertising principles and I live for innovation and creativity. I have strong initiative and I am very self-motivated and have a burning passion for marketing, graphic design and creating creative campaigns for caring companies.
I know the entire Microsoft Office suite fluidly, the Google Docs office suite fluidly and I use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere to create my graphic designs and video productions. I am also available for inter / intrastate travel and I have a current South Australian Drivers Licence.
39 Burlington Road,
Hallett Cove, South Australia
0435 414 045
08 7007 7054
Graphic Designer & Web Designer at Mind Vision
In April 2017 I joined Mind Vision (www.mindvision.com.au), an Adelaide based web design agency, where I am employed to work one day a week; primarily as a graphic designer. I am also helping with other tasks such as website design where I mainly work in WordPress. I have created many graphic design assets for Mind Vision’s clients along with designing documents, banners, print material and Facebook campaigns. The website development that I do for Mind Vision has strong focus on design and ensuring that the visual appeal of the pages is consistent and modern.
Intern at CumminsHybrid
From February to July 2017 I have worked as an intern at CumminsHybrid (www.cumminshybrid.com.au) in Adelaide two days per week. I have been involved in many projects and mostly spent my time helping creating storyboards, visuals, brand identity concepts, video mood-boards, company videos, photo shoot assistance and print material. It has been a great experience and I have learnt a lot from the team during my six month internship.
Owner of Adelaide Advertising
In 2015, I re-branded Swogon Graphic Design as Adelaide Advertising (www.adelaideadvertising.com). I expanded my services from logo design only to all types of graphic design, website design and video production. I have had over 80 clients and have created hundreds of designs, and many videos for small to medium sized businesses.
Owner and Developer of Drinking Games Bot
At the start of 2017 I created a Facebook Chatbot called The Drinking Games Messenger Bot. The chatbot is designed to target teenagers who have the 21st-century, 1st-world problem, of not having a wide variety of drinking games to choose from at social events.
Here is a link to the Messenger Bot. Here is a link to the website if you want to learn more.
Developer of Secret Google Home App
For Christmas 2016 I got my highly anticipated gift being a Google Home from my parents. I wanted this device because I knew it was the future and also because it was open for developers. After a few weeks I started learning how to develop ‘apps’ for the product and it was almost complete after 2 months. However, I realized that I could sell this app to a company working within the same industry (that the product focuses on) so I wrote to a few companies. One of these companies were very interested and I am currently working with them to bring this product to market in their name. More details will be available soon 😉
Owner of Developing Voice
On May 8 2017 I had a few free hours so I decided it would only be natural to try and start another business. As I have been developing the ‘Secret Google Home App’ I was very interested in the developing process of Google Home and Amazon Echo “actions” / apps. The online magazine I started; Developing Voice, was focused on just this. I have spent a lot of time writing articles but I am hoping to find time and grow it one day as there is a gap in the market for a publication like this.
Owner and Creator of Stories Bored
In 2016 I started a YouTube channel called Stories Bored where I create random videos. The channel was made to push me to learn video editing as this was a service that I was interested in entering. The videos are made on whatever I was thinking about that day and the channel is ‘consistently inconsistent’.
Owner of Swogon Graphic Design
In 2013, I was 15 years old and had a strong passion for graphic design and entrepreneurship. I decided to start a graphic design focused business called “Swogon”, simply because the name was original and would have no competition on Google. My mum owns a website design company so most of my clients came from her clients needing a logo for their website. It was great fun and a lot of work and I developed my business and design skills rapidly.
Work Experience at Fusion Advertising
At year 12 in 2014, I had two weeks of work experience at Fusion (www.fusion.com.au). I spend my time with their Design team and got to meet most departments where I learnt what they do. The experience was fantastic and I got to see how a big agency operates. I really enjoyed it and it inspired me to continue on my creative path for the future.
Below are some examples of work that I have done for clients under Adelaide Advertising
Brochure Design and Banner Design for Gaol Entrance
Mia Ringsparr Crackers
Logo Design, Business Card Design and Package Design
Logo Design & Website Design
Video for; Scanoptics, Jungle in Willunga, McLaren Vale GWTA
Below is some of the other work that I have made
The Drinking Games Messenger Bot
I designed the chatbot to learn about the industry and also to make the parties and social events that I go to a little more interesting. Click here for a link to the chatbot’s website.
The chatbot simply generates drinking games for the user.
Esher High School (England)
Cardijn College (Noarlunga, SA)
Currently: 2nd Year
Bachelor of Business: Marketing
Grades & Awards
In Year 12 I received an A in Design and in English. I also received a Merit for Design, along with the John Lonergan Memorial Art Award for all of my design work in College. I am currently in my second year of University studying Bachelor of Business: Marketing at Flinders. So far I have received a High-Distinction in Marketing Communications, a Distinction for Marketing Applications and in Marketing Principles.
I am fluent in English and Swedish.
Creative Director at CumminsHybrid
Owner of Mia Ringsparr Crackers
Copywriter at CumminsHybrid
Previously did Contract work for Adelaide Advertising
0466 340 943
39 Burlington Road,
Hallett Cove, South Australia
0435 414 045
08 7007 7054