Graham van de Ruit

INFORMATION
DESIGNER

Harare News

2013–2016

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I was a founding staff member of Harare News, Harare’s monthly community newspaper, and was the sole designer for the first 39 issues. I designed and typeset all the pages, infographics (see the complete collection here), branding and marketing material, and was the chief photographer. I also wrote several articles, including Tafi Machingaidze taking BMX higher, Suburban Safari: Harare’s Creatures of the night, Zim bikers take on Africa’s best, Rare treat for BMX fans as AFCON comes to town, and Legendary BMX track goes up for sale. I ran a staff training workshop on photography, and supervised graphic design interns.

At its highest the paper had a print run of 30,000, and it and its staff have won several awards.

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