Michael Moyo, Designer in Cape Town, South Africa
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Michael Moyo

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Toptal Member Since
October 3, 2022

Michael is a multidisciplinary designer specializing in UI/UX, visual identity design, and design systems. He is passionate about human-centered products and has led projects' research, strategy, and branding. Michael won a visual identity award for his work and excelled in producing digital products in the education and training, e-learning, marketing, SaaS, and television industries. He provides leadership in visual design to develop and manage brand assets and design systems.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Multimedia Designer (UX/UI, Visual Designer)

2018 - 2022
Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  • Led research, strategy, and branding. Oversaw UI/UX visual design.
  • Designed a web user interface that offers business solutions services.
  • Developed brand identity and a design system for the entire brand, reducing redundancy while creating a shared language and visual consistency across different web pages and channels.
  • Collaborated with clients and teams to create for both new and existing digital products and services.
  • Designed a user interface for an e-learning website that offers training and development courses.
  • Conducted interviews as part of the recruitment team.
  • Mentored junior designers on client projects.
  • Collaborated with developers to create digital course materials.
  • Designed and tested online payment experiences for our financial department.
  • Performed a UX audit, identifying usability issues that inhibit control, clarity, and the ability to perform fundamental tasks.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Illustrator CC, WordPress, UX Research, Graphics, Signage Design, Product Design, Visual Design, Web UX, Commercials, Mobile UX, Marketing Design, Graphic Design, UI Design, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign CC, Editorial Design, Printing Materials, InDesign 2017, SaaS, Illustration, Branding, Web Design, Marketing, Brand Design, User Interface (UI), User Research, UX Documentation, Sustainability, Web App UX, Mobile Prototypes, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Web App UI, Mobile UX Design, Logo Design, Product Branding, Brand Strategy, Visual Identity, Presentation Design, Sales Presentations, PowerPoint Design, Landing Page Design, Presentations, UI Research, Interactive Design, Mobile App UI, UX Wireframes, Webflow, Research, Brand Identity, Brand Guidelines, Typography, Color Palettes, Web UI Design, Websites, Copywriting, Color Theory, Prototyping, UX Audits, User Flows, Wireframing, Heuristic Review, Interactive Prototypes, UI Motion, Design Direction, Art Direction, High-fidelity Prototypes, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), Iconography, Mockups, Digital Art, Brochure Design, Print, Elementor, Website Redesign, Packaging, Photoshop Design, Adobe Suite, Social Media Design, Motion Design, B2B, Banner Design, Corporate Design, Layout, Web, Enterprise, Consumer Products, Divi, Motion Graphics, Professional Services, eCommerce, Events, Entertainment & Leisure, Microsoft Word, Report Design

Graphic/Web Designer

2018 - 2018
Omni HR Consulting
  • Developed sub-brand identities, including design systems, brand guides, and stylescapes.
  • Developing concepts, graphics, and layouts, including making decisions about fonts, images, readability, and readers' needs.
  • Managed client proposals from typesetting through to graphic design, print, and production.
  • Planned, created, and coded internet sites and web pages, many of which combine text with sounds, pictures, graphics and video clips.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator CC, Branding, Web Design, Marketing, Brand Design, User Interface (UI), User Research, UX Documentation, Sustainability, Web App UX, Mobile Prototypes, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Web App UI, Mobile UX Design, Logo Design, Product Branding, Brand Strategy, Presentation Design, Sales Presentations, PowerPoint Design, Landing Page Design, Presentations, UI Research, Interactive Design, Mobile App UI, UX Wireframes, Webflow, Research, Brand Identity, Brand Guidelines, Typography, Color Palettes, Web UI Design, Color Theory, Collateral Design, Iconography, Digital Art, Website Redesign, Packaging, Print, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop Design, Adobe Suite, Social Media Design, Corporate Design, Layout, Web, Enterprise, Consumer Products, Motion Graphics, Report Design

Lead UI Web Designer

2017 - 2018
Ultratechsa
  • Executing all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering, leveraging WordPress, Duda Mobile, Corel Painter, and other related tools.
  • Conceptualized original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks.
  • Conducted user research (printer buyers) and evaluated user feedback.
  • Developed brand identity, including logo, style scape, colors, and other brand assets.
  • Created wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, and site maps to communicate interaction and design ideas to the CEO effectively.
Technologies: WordPress, HTML, CSS, Adobe CC, Product Design, Web UX, Commercials, Mobile UX, Marketing Design, Graphic Design, UI Design, SaaS, Branding, Marketing, Brand Design, User Interface (UI), User Research, UX Documentation, Sustainability, Web App UX, Mobile Prototypes, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Web App UI, Logo Design, Product Branding, Brand Strategy, Presentation Design, Sales Presentations, PowerPoint Design, Landing Page Design, Presentations, Interactive Design, Mobile App UI, UX Wireframes, Research, Brand Identity, Brand Guidelines, Typography, Color Palettes, Web UI Design, Color Theory, Design Direction, Iconography, Website Redesign, Adobe Suite, Social Media Design, Banner Design, Corporate Design, Layout, Web, Enterprise, Consumer Products, Mobile, Microsoft Word, Report Design, Duda Mobile, Corel Painter

Curator and Designer

2014 - 2016
Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe - Bulawayo
  • Designed and curated a museum for the late former vice president of Zimbabwe.
  • Managed the band identity design of the organization, including colors, tone, and language.
  • Curated and designed crafts for the hippo exhibition for French tourists.
  • Oversaw the item's documentation, conducted research on the collection, and found the most suitable packaging for items whenever they had to be transported.
  • Developed visual concepts for big museum exhibitions.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Microsoft, Oil Painting, Craft Manager, Visual Design, Graphic Design, Brand Design, Web App UI, Product Branding, Presentation Design, Landing Page Design, Research, Brand Identity, Brand Guidelines, Typography, Color Palettes, Copywriting, Color Theory, Social Media Design
2021 - 2022

Higher Certificate in Sound Production

SAE Institute - Cape Town, South Africa

2014 - 2016

Diploma in Media Techniques, Creative Computing, Graphic Design

City & Guilds - Zimbabwe

JULY 2021 - PRESENT

Web Design

University of Cape Town

Tools

Adobe CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Illustrator CC, After Effects CC, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign CC, InDesign 2017, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop Design, Microsoft Word, Photoshop CC, Craft Manager, Ableton Live, Duda Mobile, Corel Painter

Languages

Visual Design Language, CSS, HTML

Platforms

WordPress, Microsoft, Web, Webflow, Adobe Suite, Mobile, WordPress Theme Design

Industry Expertise

Marketing, Consumer Products, Professional Services, Events, Entertainment & Leisure

Other

UX Research, Branding, Graphics, Web Design, Web UI, Design Systems, Mobile UI, UX Wireframes, UI Research, Sound, Sound Design, Visual Design, Web App Design, Product Design, Mobile App Design, UX Design, Mobile UX, Marketing Design, Graphic Design, UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Editorial Design, Printing Materials, Brand Design, User Interface (UI), User Research, UX Documentation, Sustainability, Web App UX, Mobile Prototypes, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Web App UI, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Logo Design, Product Branding, Brand Strategy, Presentation Design, Pitch Decks, Sales Presentations, PowerPoint Design, Landing Page Design, Brand Guidelines, Web Applications, Web UI Design, Websites, Color Theory, Color Schemes, Wireframing, Design Direction, Design Specifications, High-fidelity Prototypes, Information Architecture (IA), Rapid Prototyping, Feature Prioritization, Iconography, WordPress Design, Brochure Design, Print, Elementor, Website Redesign, Social Media Design, Social Media, Banner Design, Corporate Design, eCommerce, Web UX, Commercials, Interaction Design (IxD), User Experience (UX), Mobile App UI, Interactive Design, Signage Design, User Interviews, SaaS, Illustration, Visual Identity, Brand Identity, Typography, Color Palettes, Copywriting, Prototyping, UX Audits, User Flows, Heuristic Review, Interactive Prototypes, UI Motion, Animated Prototypes, UI Animation, Animation, Collateral Design, Art Direction, Responsive Design, Agile UX, Competitive Analysis, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Box Packaging, Brand Books, Cosmetics, Luxury, Beauty Products, User Journeys, Design Libraries, Mockups, Digital Art, Packaging, Motion Design, B2B, Enterprise, Divi, Motion Graphics, Cross-functional Collaboration, Report Design, UX Branding, Sound Mixers, SEO Marketing, Print Design, Research, Recording, Presentations, Oil Painting, User Personas, Style Guides, Dashboard Design, Consumer Electronics, Smart Homes, Smart Home Technology, App UX, Interactive UI, Personas, WordPress Themes, Layout

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