Working as the technical lead, I've been responsible for setting up our digital infrustructure, design and development of our site and the multi-vendor marketplace
Jun 2019 - Present
Freelancer @ SmokeyFro
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.
Dec 2018 - Jun 2019
Front-end Developer @ WineFolly
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.
Apr 2007 – Dec 2018
Creative Director @ Web Monkeys
Apart from co-running the business, my responsibilities included designing our web properties, themes, plugin interfaces and marketing material. I also took the lead on our product support and writing technical documentation.
Aug 2005 – Apr 2007
Partner @ Nomad Studios
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.
Jul 2003 – Jul 2005
Partner @ NuVue Trading
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.
Feb 2001 – Jun 2003
Technical Sales Consultant @ RPC Data
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.
Web / UI Design
As I designer I get excited about clean, minimalistic design that is functional and centered around the person using it.
As a developer I'm obsessed with performance and building interfaces that are a pleasure to use. Tabs over spaces.
I craft themes that are purpose-driven, minimal in design, easy to customise and highly optimised for mobile and performance.
As a product manager I thrive on building and iterating on products, coming up with growth hacks and getting the product to market.
My Side Projects
Non-profit I co-founded which is focussed on food security and community development.