ANJA CV

Anja Venter | Cape Town | 7700 |anjaventer@gmail.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

EDUCATION:

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)

CONFERENCE PAPERS:

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.

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

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

ART EXHIBITIONS

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)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

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

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth:                       27 November 1986

Nationality:                          South African

Gender:                               Female

Skills:                                   Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS

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