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KYLE GOULDEN | CREATIVE / DIRECTOR

MULTIDISCIPLINARY CREATIVE IN JOHANNESBURG.

One fine day when I was young,  I rushed home from school, gushing with excitement, eager to tell my parents that I had learned “Caps Lock” at school that day.  In reference to writing capitals in the English language. That one moment is the simplest way to describe life, growing up around computers and video.

The short of it is that I’ve been an executionary-creative for the longest of times, spending time to practice my craft in various fields such as Design, Animation, Photography, Cinematography, Web and Creative Direction.

That now culminates in a million ways to tell a story that needs to be told. And a passion to tell it. That is why you are here hopefully.

In 2016, I received an award for my first ever Short Film : “The Catalyst” and thus begins the drive to use all these fields to create content that connects and touches viewers.

In my personal time, I’m an avid gamer, an oft-flat-footed martial artist, purveyor of fluffy animal videos, humble charity worker and make some incredible coffee biscotti. #JustSaying

PORTFOLIO

DESIGN / ANIMATION SHOWREEL

Nothing beats a spiffy showreel and I hope this one shows you my design and animation capabilities.

THE CATALYST | SHORT FILM

“The Catalyst” is an award-winning short film directed by Kyle Goulden, who also filled majority of the roles in the production of the film, including Producing,  Animation, Editing,  Script and Art Direction.

For more information, click here. 

E X P E R I E N C E

FREELANCE CREATIVE / DIRECTOR

MARCH 2009 - PRESENT

I’ve worked in many creative roles within a wide variety of fields and companies, from Broadcast, Film, Corporate, Design, Branding to small-scale creative one-stop-shops.

Photography, Creative Direction and Video Production have formed the biggest part of my freelance work and have been broken down below.

PRIMARY JOB ROLES
Creative Direction
Art Direction
Video Directing
Graphic Design + Branding
Web Design
Photography + Retouching
Videography + Film + Cinematography
Animation +Basic 3D

CLIENTS :
VEGA
FNB
Markhams
Spar
Samsung
Pick ‘n Pay
94.7 Highveld Stereo
Caxton Publishers
Discovery Health,
Gass / Goet,
McKinsey Consultancy
Independent Institute of Education
Hills Pet Nutrition
KingdomMums
Blue Grotto Sounds
BCA
Afrika Tikkun.

Senior Multimedia Designer

FEDGROUP

2016 - 2017

PRIMARY  JOB ROLES :
Senior Graphic Design
Print / Manufacturing
Creative Direction ( Lead a team of 5 )
Animation ( Adobe After Effects + occasional C4D )
Videography
Editing ( Adobe Premiere Pro )

SECONDARY JOB ROLES :
Motion Design ( Adobe Photoshop )
Graphic Design ( Adobe Illustrator / Adobe InDesign )
Photography and Retouching ( Adobe Lightroom )
HR

PROJECTS :
Corporate Animations
Explainer Videos
Launch Videos
Internal Explainer Videos
Event Imagery

Animator / Videographer / Editor

MARCH 2014 - AUGUST 2015

PRIMARY  JOB ROLES :
Animation ( Adobe After Effects + occasional C4D )
Videography
Editing ( Adobe Premiere Pro )

SECONDARY JOB ROLES :
Motion Design ( Adobe Photoshop )
Graphic Design ( Adobe Illustrator / Adobe InDesign )
Photography and Retouching ( Adobe Lightroom )

PROJECTS :
Corporate Animations
Explainer Videos
Launch Videos
Internal Explainer Videos
Event Imagery

CLIENTS :
Retroviral, Cerebra, The Squad, Affectv, Oreo, Nissan, Doubleshot Coffee, Mazda , CreativeMornings, BlueMoon, Standard Bank

Designer / Editor / Animator / Producer

2008 - 2012

PRIMARY JOB ROLES :
Short Form Producing and Directing
Animation ( Adobe After Effects + occasional C4D )
Motion Design ( Adobe Photoshop )
Graphic Design ( Adobe Illustrator / Adobe InDesign )
Editing ( Adobe Premiere Pro )

SECONDARY JOB ROLES:
Videography
Photography and Retouching ( Adobe Lightroom )

PROJECTS :
DSTV Channel Rebrands ( M-Net Stars, M-Net Action )
Short Form Producing ( such as Promos, Bumpers, Idents )

CLIENTS :
Primarily DSTV and M-Net

AGENCY CLIENTS

DESIGN / MULITMEDIA AGENCIES


Network #BBDO
BlackEnvelope Films
Monarchy
Aquavision
MW Studios
Intellilab
Birthmark
LoveDigital
Nicework
Bluehouse FX
Fathom Media

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN / MULITMEDIA AGENCIES


Ashy Agency ( USA )
Fullscreen Media ( USA )

PHOTO / MODEL AGENCIES


Alushi Model Agency
BOSS Model Agency
STAR Model Agency
ICE Model Agency
PULSE Model Agency
G Talent Management
Lampost
Red Hot Ops

AWARDS + FEATURES

SHORT FILM AWARDS


2016 “The Catalyst : Short Film” – PPC Imaginarium – Film Category Winner

Skills : Direction, Concept, Cinematography, Filming, Editing, and Animation. 

INTERNATIONAL PROMAX / BDA AWARDS


The PromaxBDA annual Awards are the world’s premier celebration of innovation and creativity in entertainment marketing and design with a primary focus on Broadcast. These awards represent the international category .

2014 – Gold for Art Direction & Design: Channel ID
2014 – Gold for Art Direction & Design: Program informational Graphics

Skills : Art Direction, Concept, Design, Animation and Film.

LOCAL PROMAX / BDA AWARDS


The PromaxBDA annual Awards are the world’s premier celebration of innovation and creativity in entertainment marketing and design with a primary focus on Broadcast. This main focus was within South Africa.

2014 – Channel Brand of the Year – C&I – GOLD
2014 – Best On-Air Branding Design – C&I Rebrand _ GOLD
2014 – Best On-Air Branding Design – C&I – Ident Cult – SILVER

Skills : Art Direction, Concept, Design, Animation and Film.

2011 – “M-Net Cares – Drive to Literacy” Promax | BDA Gold Muse in Most Outstanding Design In Promotion
2011 – “M-Net Action Thriller Horror Fest ” Promax | BDA Gold Muse in Screen Africa Best Movie Promo
2011 – “M-Net Cares – Drive to Literacy” Promax | BDA Silver Isis in Best Public Service Announcement
2011 – “M-Net Action Social Media Campaign” Promax | BDA Silver Isis in Best Integrated Social Media Campaign

2010 – Promax | BDA Silver Muse in Best Sponsored Spot M-Net Action Swatch Villains Promo

2009 – Promax | BDA Silver Muse in Best Sponsored Spot M-Net Action Godfather Game Promo

Skills : Direction, Concept, Design, Animation, Editing and Film.

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

WORKSHOPS + CLASSES  HOSTED


2016: “The Catalyst” Creative Process – Greenside Design Center

2015 : “Creating Interactive Objects From Images” DDS Editing Stage, Photo & Film Expo
2015 : “Video for the Photographer – 8 Week Short Course” Vega School

2014 : “SIMPLE STEPS TO WORKING WITH A GREEN SCREEN” CameraStuff Stage, Photo & Film Expo
2014 : ” YOUR CAMERA, OUR LIGHTS ” Lighting Modifier Basics, CameraStuff Stage, Photo and Film Expo
2014 : “TTL vs. Manual Flash Dual Workshop”, CameraStuff

2012 : “How to brief a Designer Properly ” Intellilab

MAGAZINE / PUBLICATIONS / COVERS


Cosmopolitan Magazine

Destiny Magazine

Dossier Magazine

HEAT Magazine

Men’s Health Magazine

One.Small.Seed Magazine

Pix Photographic Magazine

Sandton Magazine

PRINT INTERVIEWS


Pix Magazine

BizCommunity

ScreenAfrica

ONLINE INTERVIEWS


Lazy Gamer

Orms

Camera Stuff

TV / RADIO INTERVIEWS


SAFM

CONTACT

PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE : kylegoulden.com
EMAIL : hello@kylegoulden.com

PHONE : 076 77 66 55 7
LOCATION : Randburg, Johannesburg.

Happy to work remotely or on location.
Willing to relocate : Always.