Anja Venter | Cape Town | 7700 |email@example.com
EMPLOYMENT & RESEARCH:
2005 – current Nanna (www.nannaventer.co.za) , Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Belgium, art director/designer/illustrator/photographer/film maker
2013 – current Microsoft/Nokia Research lablet, Centre in ICT4D, Cape Town, Digital Media Research specializing in visual communications in resource-constrained settings.
2012 Mendi Laboratory, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. Interactive Media creative consultant.
2012 Motribe, Cape Town. Intern Designer & Researcher.
2011 Global Impact Studies, The University of Washington, United States, Research Assistant
2011 Microsoft Nokia/ UCT ICT4D, Designer and conceptualization, front end design for the Health Poverty Action Midwives App
2011 Mendi Laboratory, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. 3rd year Lab Tutor
2009 – 2011 Masters and Savant International (www.mastersandsavant.com) , Johannesburg, Art Director/Designer/Illustrator
2008 Vision K (www.visionk.co.za) Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, Assistant Teacher
2007 The Legacy Centre (www.legacykayamandi.com) Kayamandi, Stellenbosch,Teacher
2013 – current University of Cape Town, Cape Town, PhD in Media Studies based at the Centre for Information and Communications Technologies For Development (ICT4D)
2011- 2012 University of Cape Town, Cape Town MA in Media Theory & Practice (passed with distinction).
2005 – 2008 Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch BA (Hons) in Visual Communications.
2000-2004 D.F Malan High School, Bellville Matriculated 2004 (passed with distinction – 98% aggregate)
Venter, A (forthcoming). Smash the Black Box – designing for creative mobile machinery. Vancouver: ISEA2015: International Symposium on Electronic Arts 2015
Venter, A (forthcoming). Digital Alternatives: The Mobile-centric Creative. Arizona: AoIR: The 16th Annual Meeting of the Assoication of Internet Researchers
Venter, A (2014). Hacking Design: creative participation and Mobile ecologies. Johannesburg: Fakugesi Digital Conference
Venter, A (2014). Creative participation and mobile ecologies among resource-constrained aspiring visual designers in Cape Town South Africa. Windhoek: 13th Participatory Design Conference Doctoral Consortium
Walton, M., Bidwell, N., Venter, A., Reitmaier, T (2014). Mobile technologies and society in South Africa. Towards transdisciplinary perspectives on mobile social media. Potchefstroom: 40th South African Communications Conference
Venter, A., Walton, M (2014),. On Context: Exploring mobile phones as gaming consoles among resource-constrained youth in Ocean View, South Africa. Vanderbijlpark: First International Conference on serious games in South Africa
Noakes, T., Walton, M., Venter, A., Nel, J (2014). Phone to Photoshop: Mobile workarounds in young people’s visual self-presentation strategies. Bellville: Design Development Research
Venter, A. (2013). Creative participation and mobile ecologies among aspiring visual designers. Cape Town: IPID 8th International Annual Symposium.
Venter, A. (2012). Mobile Games in a Networked Society: A case study amongst children in Ocean View. South-North Conversations. Durban: International Association for Media and Communications Research.
Venter, A. (2011). Games and Learning: Communities of Practice amongst PC gamers in Cape Town Central Library. South African Communication Association. Pretoria: SACOMM.
Noakes, T., Koloko, M., Pike, M., Pallitt, N., & Venter, A. (2011). Designs for Learning: South African Youth’s use of Microblogging, Online Portfolios…and Computer Games. Design, Development, Research. Bellville: Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Venter, A., Walton, M. (forthcoming). On Context: Exploring Mobile Phones as Gaming Consoles Among Resource-constrained Youth in Ocean View, South Africa. Journal on Trans-Disciplinary Research South Africa. Published by the Vaal Triangle Campus of North-West University.
Venter, A., Walton, M. (forthcoming). Games and Learning: A perspective on low-income,resource-constrained youth and PC gaming in libraries in Cape Town, South Africa. Computers in Entertainment Special Issue. Published by the Association for Computing Machinery
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS:
2015 Sir Robert Kotze Scholarship for International Travel. Short Stay Centre for PIT, Aarhus University, Denmark
2015 Microsoft Research Grant. Creative Media Research Group, centre in ICT4D, UCT.
2014 Nokia Research Grant. Nokia Research lablet, centre in ICT4D, UCT.
2013 Nokia Research Grant. Nokia Research lablet, centre in ICT4D, UCT.
2012 Pendoring Award: Silver. Internet/mobile/interactive communication. Van Coke Kartel Wie’s Bang. Dojo115.
2012 Loerie Award: Bronze. Direct & PR Communication: PR Communication Campaign. Van Coke Kartel Wie’s Bang. Dojo115
2012 Loerie Award: Craft Certificate. Internet, Mobile & Interactive Communication: Digital Crafts – Illustration & Graphic Design. Van Coke Kartel Wie’s Bang. Dojo115
2012 Behance Selected Creative, Portfolio Review I, Cape Town
2012 The South Africa Netherlands research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD) Research Scholarship
2011 The South Africa Netherlands research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD) Research Scholarship
2011 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Research Grant for Global Impact Project
2008 Design Indaba Emerging Creative, Cape Town (www.designindaba.com)
2007 Timo Smuts Official Selection, Stellenbosch
2006 Media24 Illustration Award, Cape Town
permanent “Came for the Money”, World Design Capital Art Street, Roodehek Street, Cape Town
2014 Graphic Radicals: At the cutting edge of comic art, Azania Mania Art Kolektiv, Muizenberg (group)
2014 Graflit, Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town (group)
2013 Lovely Creatures, Culture Gallery, Cape Town (with Shirley Fintz and Mariette Bergh)
2007 Timo Smuts, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch (group show)
2007 Prepare a Face (To meet the faces that you meet). Canned Applause, Johannesburg (solo)
2015 Inaugural African Human Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI 2016) Nairobi, Kenya. Conference Chair.
2015 The 7th International Conference of Information and Technologies for Development (ICTD2015) Singapore. Conference Reviewer
2014 GetSmarter Foundations in Graphic Design course. External Examiner
2013 GetSmarter Introduction to Web design course. External Examiner
2013 The 6th International Conference of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD2013) Cape Town. Conference Reviewer
2013 The 6th International Conference of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD2013) Cape Town. Student Volunteer
Date of Birth: 27 November 1986
Nationality: South African
Skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS