About

Lene Barrett & Grafix Reloaded

How it all started

Lene Barrett | Freelance Graphic and Web DesignerAlthough I have only been running Grafix Reloaded full time since 2012, I have been actively involved in the industry since earning my diploma in Graphic Design & Multimedia at Allenby East Rand in 2000.

Over the years, I have gained expansive experience in the creative field. I worked in the photographic and events industries, owned and managed a print shop, lectured first year students on the subject of Graphic Design and lastly, worked for 6 years as a graphic and web designer for a decor company.

Opportunities started to present themselves when friends and family started looking for assistance with design work. Looking for a new challenge and a fresh start, I took a leap of faith and started running Grafix Reloaded as a full time freelancer as of August 2012.

Thoroughly enjoying my work, I put everything into each project producing quality design and service.

The tools of the trade

I strongly believe in using the right tools to get each project done efficiently. I therefore subscribe to all software ensuring the latest versions are always in use, with Photoshop, Dreamweaver and CorelDraw being used daily.

The following is currently installed & in use:

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD:

  • Photoshop CC 2018
  • InDesign CC 2018
  • Dreamweaver CC 2018
  • Illustrator CC 2018
  • Premiere Pro CC 2018
  • After Effects CC 2018
  • Media Encoder CC 2018
  • Bridge CC 2018
  • Lightroom Classic CC

COREL GRAPHICS SUITE:

  • CorelDraw 2017
  • Corel Font Manager 2017

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365:

  • Outlook 2016
  • Word 2016
  • Excel 2016
  • Powerpoint 2016
  • OneDrive

OTHER SOFTWARE, PLATFORMS & APPS USED FOR THE DAY-TO-DAY RUNNING OF GRAFIX RELOADED:

  • WordPress
  • WHM
  • Google Apps (Analytics, Webmaster, Maps, Drive and My Business)
  • Bing Webmaster Tools
  • FileZilla
  • Dropbox Plus
  • Google Drive
  • WeTransfer
  • SageOne Accounting
  • Hootsuite
  • Skype