Niresh Fernando

A self-motivated individual I am driven by challenging tasks in environments where I have to interact with different individuals and groups. Highly skilled and experienced in thinking out of the box and generating innovative ideas to support client requirements. As a people manager, leading teams towards a common goal is a key strength of mine. I have also portrayed strong stakeholder management skills and team work throughout my career. I have obtained my BA (Hons) from the University of East London in Interactive Media Design with a (2:1) Second Class Upper Division.

Education

2011 - 2015
University of East London

Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Interactive Media Design​

Key study areas include: User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Web Design & Development, Film & Video Production, Media Production, Graphic Design, Visual Design, New Media Research Concept and Methodologies, Multimedia Principles and Design, Multimedia Hardware, etc.

2021 - 2022
Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing-SLIM

Certificate in Digital Marketing

Key study areas include: An Introduction to Digital Marketing, Search Engine Marketing and Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Introduction to Analytics
Online Reputation, Management and Crisis Management

2010 - 2010
South Asian Institute of Technology and Management

Higher Diploma In Interactive Media Design

Key study areas include: Art and Design Introduction, Pixel graphics with Adobe Photoshop, Vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator Layouts with Adobe Indesign, Video editing with Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Audio editing with Sound Forge, Web Design with Adobe Dreamweaver, Animation with Adobe Flash Principles and Design, Multimedia Hardware, etc.

1997 - 2007
University of Studies

Holy Cross College, Sri Lanka

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Experience

2017 - CURRENT
Media Bank

Founder/ Creative Director

Oversee the creative development process from concept stage through production of all creative assignments and ensure the content meet with the clients requirement. Develop, conceptualize, and brainstorm visual solutions to meet marketing and creative needs. This includes print advertising, print materials, brochures, signage, ad copy, materials layouts, flyers, artwork, email templates, short video, infographics, logo treatments and support of TV and digital marketing content.

Key contributor to new concepts and thinking and help the team to meet the project deadlines. Ability to think strategically and understand the “big picture” of a particular project/campaign. Ability to manage and maintain the highest standards in all departments – Graphic Productions, Digital Marketing, Video Productions, Photography, etc. Ability to concept and design multi-media sponsorship graphics, such as large-scale event signage, banners, posters, handouts, and event material

2013 - 2015
Harrods, Knightsbridge, London

Sales Advisor

Advising customers on product selection and processing customer transactions, both in-store and over the telephone. Meet individual sales targets by selling at every opportunity. Responsible for organising delivery within London and the UK or offering the export service. Establish and maintain good working relationship with clients, department and the store staff & also liaising with customer services, management, and clients themselves, to swiftly and positively resolve customer complaints and to deliver an outstanding customer service to keep all customers happy.

2015 - 2017
MTV Channel - The Capital Maharaja Organization

Brand Development Executive

Ensure monthly rating reports are thoroughly read and suggest programming changes if needed. Assist Production Manager and Programming Director with the proofing and finalizing of monthly schedules and over looking the channel presentation. Managing the trailer schedule and introducing new methods and creative concepts.

Total Programme coordination among Stein Studios, MTV Library, Scheduling Div and MCR Working closely with all divisions looking into urgent matters and resolving issues. Updating and Maintains TV1 Website, Social Media and YouTube (Web Banners, Trailers, Programmes,etc.) Monitors and reviews all programming to meet station guidelines and schedules. Updating and Maintains GEN 21 for TV1 Programming.

2011 - 2011
Sera Creation Idea

Trainee Editor/ Graphic Designer

Determines style, technique, and medium best suited to organization promotion strategies. Confidence, to present and explain ideas to clients and colleague. Be able to present rough ideas with on the spot sketches. Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work. Involved in designing advertisements, brochures, handouts, flyers and online graphics. Keeping up to date with new software, post-production techniques & industry trend

Certificates
Certified Digital Marketer
Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing - SLIM
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