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

I spent the past six months freelancing while I work on a number of side-projects, which include Mzango (a backpackers guide to South Africa) and setting up a tented camp on our family farm. Currently taking on new projects.

Front-end Developer @ WineFolly

Remote · Dec 2018 - Jun 2019

I was initially contracted to rebuild the popular wine blog and information site WineFolly.com, but stayed on for a year and a half to work directly with WineFolly's founder, award winning book author Madeline Puckette.

Creative Director @ Web Monkeys

Cape Town, ZA · Apr 2007 – Dec 2018

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 and writing technical documentation.

Partner @ Nomad Studios

Remote · Aug 2005 – Apr 2007

We started Nomad Studios to provide web design services to companies in the real-estate sector. In the two years it was operational, we worked on small agency sites, to fully-featured property portals and everything in-between.

Partner @ NuVue Trading

London, UK · Jul 2003 – Jul 2005

A former collegue and I setup an e-commerce site that provided wholesale label clothing to other retailers selling on eBay. While initially profitable, we ended up shutting it down as it was too hard to manage while travelling.

Technical Sales Consultant @ RPC Data

George, ZA · Feb 2001 – Jun 2003

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 and more.

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 job at a prestige game reserve in KZN, South Africa. My responsibilities included camp security, maintenance, procurement and assisting with training exercises.