Simone Lourens

After graduating from Otago University with a BSc Zoology in 2008, I began traveling the world and working in a number of industries from advertising, travel to recruitment (as seen on my resume below), before I discovered my passion for web developemt and returned home to complete my diploma in Web Design/Development, and to pursue my career in the Web industry.


I am proficient with PHP, html, CSS, SQL, Java script, jquery as well as Photoshop and Illustrator. I am very keen to learn more within a thriving fasted passed environment.


  • Extremely experienced with clients within the advertising industry.
  • Diploma in Web Design & Development.
  • Confident and ready to learn in a fast paced environment.

See my Work

Raglan Rock
& Blooms
Drift Yoga

See my Resume highlights


  • Coordinating the Fletchers Project You campaign (2 contracts)
  • Ensuring websites and branding material is functional and up to scratch
  • Promoting events through relevant digital channels
  • Screening and Floating CVs
  • Initial candidate screening
  • Liaising with candidates and arranging London interviews
  • Arranging networking events in London
  • Liaising with branding company and managing campaign and candidate quality
  • Reason for leaving: Temp Role


  • Contacted suppliers to take submissions for the annual promo and information for marketing collateral
  • Organising events
  • Created marketing material and brochures for both internal roads shows and internal competitions
  • Reporting- comparing cost analysis across brands with competitors, forecasting intended promotional products across brands with previous results
  • Attended events and entertaining suppliers

  • Reason for leaving: Temp Role


  • Implemented strategies and directions as directed that will deliver revenue generation at above budgeted level
  • Conducted regular client visits to promote and demonstrate services, involving senior management as required
  • Developed strong working relationships with key customers/clients to maximize business opportunities
  • Analysed monthly sales reports provided by Sales Manager in order to monitor progress against monthly targets
  • Maintained complete customer profiles including preferences and key activities and maintain up-to-date industry knowledge and competitor awareness to make informed recommendations to the Sales Manager
  • Participated in after hours entertainment of clients as required, maintaining professional conduct

  • Achievements:
  • Increased my overall budget by 90%
  • Grew my largest agency by 80%

  • Reason for leaving: Travel


  • Being the first point of call for O'Connell, which included liaising with customers and clients to arrange meetings, book travel and ensuring all needs were met
  • Carrying out candidate reports, market research projects to present to the team
  • Candidate search and screening

  • Reason for leaving: Visa Declined

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