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Dustin Scott
Dolphin Coast, South Africa
Art, Marketing, Cultural Activities, Product and Service Design
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Years of experience: 15-20 years
Abilities: At ease with ideas, At ease with people, Organised, Imaginative, Intuitive, Empathy, Curiosity, Open minded, Search Information
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I founded a wildcard creative consultancy of one (Myself) and have maintained a high standard of work for high profile blue-chip clients through to small local startups over the past 13+ years that has allowed me to support my family over that period. In those years I have accumulated an education and experience in the publication, corporate and agency platforms as a Graphic Designer and creative (out of the box) consultant both in full time positions as well as an independent for clients such as Adidas, PlayStation, NIVEA, SAB, Nokia (hmd Global), Future Life, Danone, Newton Sports Agency to name just a few. My work can jump from full brand developments for startups, creating internal communication campaigns for large corporates and branding large events such as the Global Athletics Conference and We are Football down to pro bono work for charities and small startups who I believe in might not have the budget for1st class brand development.


  • Date attended: from: 2002 to: 2004
    School: Boston Media House (JHB)
    Degree: Other
    Field of study: Animation
  • Date attended: from: 2005 to: 2006
    School: Centre for Fine Art, Animation & Design (DBN)
    Description: I was given recognition of Prior learning and placed directly into 3rd year. I achieved an NQF 5 Diploma (3 year National Qualification) and was mentored by Nanda Sooben
    Degree: Other
    Field of study: Fine Art, Animation and DEsign
  • Date attended: from: 2005 to: 2018
    School: LIFE
    Description: I have learnt more in my time after leaving any educational institution even though those gave me the foundation I needed to get started. A lot of what I have achieved has been through determination, perseverance and grit. I am constantly learning and evolving with any opportunity I am afforded and with the world being as small as it is today (Everything you could possibly want to know in the palm of your hand) I have taught myself to do a lot of what I currently apply to my business today. The stuff I learned in College was outdated within a year or two and I have kept pushing myself to stay current by reading, watching and researching the current and predicted trends in order to stay relevant and ahead of the game where possible. If the School of life has taught me anything its that you cannot stand still and wait for the world to give you a chance. It's up to you to create your own future.
    Degree: Other
    Field of study: Everything


  • Name company: Harcourts Real Estate South Africa
    Title: Graphic Designer
    Location: Durban, South Africa
    Experience abroad: No
    Time period: from: 09.2015 to: 12.2015
    Description: 3 month Contract for the 2016 rebrand at Harcourts Head Office in Durban.
  • Name company: Matriarch MArketing
    Title: Senior Graphic Designer
    Location: Durban, South Africa
    Experience abroad: No
    Time period: from: 01.2016 to: 03.2017
    Description: Tasked with creating engaging and visually appealing concept, creative and design work for through the line advertising. Design team leader and traffic management. Basically an art Director without the title.
  • Name company: Dusted Ink
    Title: Founder
    Location: Dolphin Coast, South Africa
    Experience abroad: Yes
    Time period: from: 01.2005 I currently work here
    Description: Wild card creativity. Art, illustration, graphic design, brand and concept development. Our work ranges from large global brands down to small local business.
Southapedia is an arts initiative, created with the purpose of making the streets of Durban fun, colourful and promising. Seven of Durban’s top local artists, each with their own unique vision and style, have been invited to create original murals on five different walls around The Point area of Durban. Each artist will be teamed up with local students for their allocated wall, to impart knowledge with the students as they paint.

The Southapedia project will also run upskill workshops, with local students, teaching drawing and painting skills among others. We will also select two or three up and coming local artists as part of a mentorship program. This program aims to create a platform for the chosen artists to earn an income and build their careers.

The event will end off with an exclusive reveal of the walls and a documentary film showcasing the event over the two weeks at a project wrap celebration.

Southapedia has been well thought out by passionate individuals, whose desire it is to see the city of Durban rejuvenated by the arts by growing the festival to an annual event. Southapedia has multiple levels of impact. Urban revitalisation is a global movement and this mural festival will add its spin on it for the city of Durban. Creating artworks that resonate with locals, while at the same time giving visitors to the city an intimate look at its history, cultural diversity and creative soul all while creating a platform for local artists to showcase their abilities.

Project progress: 6- Developmentproject-logo-part
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    Partner's function: Marketing
    Skills: Communication, Art, Corporate Finance, Legal, Marketing, Public Relation, Training, Cultural Activities, Maintenance, security, Product and Service Design
    Years of experience: 10-15 years
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