Janitha Katugampola
Senior Graphic Designer

Studying and working as a Graphic Designer for the past 19 years has taught me that no matter what you work on, each project is different and unique. The clients, the audience and the design combine to create a relationship between the user and the brand. As a designer, I enjoy influencing that relationship with my strong design skills, aesthetic clarity and understanding of marketing principles.

(2023-Current) I currently hold the position of Graphic Designer at Direct Chemist Outlet (HQ) in Braeside, a well-known pharmaceutical company with stores located Australia wide. In my current role within the marketing team, I am responsible for communicating the company’s mission and branding objectives by channeling visual creative design solutions to the market through developing high-quality promotional material including monthly catalogues (informational and visuals), store signage, flyers, brochures, videos, and many other marketing materials.

I have demonstrated expertise in improving the layout and design of the company website, which is one of the company’s significant communication channels. For this, I have used my knowledge in graphic and visual design to make improvements in the digital space and creating relevant multimedia content using the latest Adobe Creative Suite.

(2019-2023) Senior Graphic Designer at GMT Lighting, a well-known distributer and wholesaler of replacement lamps, located in Hawthorn. I initially joined the company as the head of Graphic Design, although I was shortly offered an opportunity to expand my role to Showroom Manager.

My role as head of Graphic Design at GMT Lighting involved producing advertising, promotional flyers, web site maintenance, web banners, and catalogues. Other roles with website maintenance is regular online blog posts and daily EDM’s to send to customers. As Showroom Manager within the company, my role entailed overlooking and managing all day to day point of sales jobs. Ensuring all clients were looked after and all staff assisting fulfilled their roles in assisting customers.

(2014-2019) Eagle Sports is a sports wholesaling company which provides sports equipment for retailers & businesses around Australia. My role as a Graphic Designer within the company working full time for 5 years, was to create/design Promotional material from adverts, catalogues, monthly specials, indents, web banners and website maintenance. Other roles within the company included internal sales (invoicing, purchase ordering, filing, liaising with clients & International suppliers) and cricket sponsorship (liaising with young and upcoming talent from around Australia).

(2010-2012) Designing for QinetiQ, one of Australia’s leading providers of technology-based services and solutions to the Defence, Aerospace, Security and Resources markets helped me see the impact good design has across the government and industry. QinetiQ had entrusted me with its many projects for DSTO clients. From laminating and creating calibrated graphics, editing and creating books and presentations to editing photos, videos and creating 3D models for video simulations.

I have also been freelancing for the Kingston Hawthorn Cricket Club for the past 10 years on a pro bono basis. This is an elite premier cricket club located in the South East of Victoria. Part of the work I do for the club in my role as lead Events & Social Media Manager is; creating digital still graphics for social media & online material. Weekly digital videos to keep the public updated on results from weekend games. Photography for player profiles & event flyers for all major club events.

My previous freelancing work also included, working for Anytime Fitness Moorabbin which included creating marketing/promotional flyers for the local Anytime Fitness Gym, to name a few.

In addition to my Graphic Design skills I’m proficient with all Microsoft Office Packages, Adobe Products, Macromedia Products, Maya and have had exposure to Programming in PHP, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and UNIX.

I can be contacted on 0425 741 875 or at janvk31@gmail.com
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  • Direct Chemist Outlet

  • GMT Lighting

  • Eagle Sports

  • Kingston Hawthorn Cricket Club

  • QinetiQ


  • RMIT