Experience

I've been working online for just shy of two decades and in that time I co-founded a small agency and brought a number of digital brands to market.

Freelancer @ SmokeyFro

Remote · Jun 2019 - Present

Back to freelancing while I work on a number of side-projects, which include Mzango (a backpackers guide to South Africa) and our family farm.

Front-end Developer @ WineFolly

Remote · Dec 2018 - Jun 2019

I was initially hired to rebuild the original WineFolly.com, but stayed for a year and a half to work directly with WineFolly's founder, award winning book author Madeline Puckette. In that time I helped get her book content online, created a suite of Gutenberg plugins, setup the initial WineFolly API, a bunch of integrations and more.

Creative Director @ Web Monkeys

Cape Town, ZA · Apr 2007 – Dec 2018

My role at Web Monkeys varied based on the need at the time. Apart from co-running the business, my responsibilities included desiging our web properties, themes, plugin interfaces and marketing material. I also took the lead on our product support, writing technical documentation and all marketing related content.

Partner @ Nomad Studios

Remote · Aug 2005 – Apr 2007

We started Nomad Studios shortly after leaving the UK, providing web design services to companies in the real-estate sector across the US, Europe and South America. We worked on everything from small agency sites, to fully-featured property portals and everything inbetween.

Partner @ NuVue Trading

London, UK · Jul 2003 – Jul 2005

Myself and a former colleague setup NuVue Trading while living in the UK, drop-shipping wholesale label clothing to retailers selling on eBay. After getting frequent requests for web design work, we branched out and created Nomad Studios, which later became our primary focus.

Technical Sales Consultant @ RPC Data

George, ZA · Feb 2001 – Jun 2003

Working at RPC was my first taste of startup life. I was recruited for a rigorous six month bootcamp, then three months of Oracle training in Zimbabwe and later advanced web design at UCT. My responsibilities included building technical demos, prototypes, assisting the sales team on client meetings and giving technical presentations at relevant tech shows.

Training Camp Manager @ Phinda Game Reserve

KZN, ZA · Jan 2000 – Jan 2001

Fresh out of school and in search of an adventure, I landed a position as the Training Camp Manager at a prestige game reserve in KZN, South Africa. When not tracking Lion cubs, my responsibilities included camp security, maintenance, procurement, assisting with training exercises and generally ensuring the trainees were well looked after.