Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

2020 - current
Makeba Money (SA)

Creative Director

A New York FinTech startup with a dispersed team in the US, Africa and Europe. I am responsible for creating, planning and delivering the strategic vision of Makeba.

2019 - 2020
Quintessence (SA)

Senior UX Designer

My primary responsibilities include developing a cohesive user experience throughout the Quintessence platform in order to increase awareness, user satisfaction and engagement.

2018 - 2019
Invictus Capital (SA)

VP of Creative

I joined Invictus Capital at the early start-up phase as VP of Creative and was immediately responsible for the creative vision and strategy of the brand, UX / UI design of the website, the raise platform, the investment portal and all graphic design requirements across the marketing, business development and engineering teams.

2017 - 2017
Colourworks (SA)

Creative Director

Alongside conceptualizing and executing on award-winning ideas for brand activations, events, and marketing campaigns, my responsibilities included leading a team of designers and overseeing the entire creative process whilst maintaining the highest of standards and consistency across all creative output.

2007 - 2016
Just Design Studio (UK)

Creative Director, Founder

I provided design and development services ranging from online and offline material, brand & identities, printed literature, infographics, website design and build, UX/UI, motion graphics and design and production of exhibitions and events.

2002 - 2007
Popcorn Design (UK)

Senior Designer

I joined Popcorn Design as a startup creative agency – we soon became one of London’s go-to digital and print agencies. I worked my way up to Senior Designer within two years, managing a young and enthusiastic team. After five years of dedicated service, I decided to set up on my own and Just Design Studio came into fruition.

Education & Certificates

2021 - 2021
LinkedIn Learning

Brand Strategy

2021 - 2021
LinkedIn Learning

Agile Foundations

2021 - 2021
LinkedIn Learning

UX: Analyzing Data

2021 - 2021
LinkedIn Learning

UX Research for Agile Teams

2020 - 2020

Hello Design Thinking

2019 - 2019

Design Sprint Facilitation

2019 - 2019

UX Design

2019 - 2019

Web Design: Wireframes to Prototypes

2019 - 2019

Web Design: Strategy and Information Architecture

2019 - 2019

UX Design Fundamentals

2019 - 2019

Visual Elements of User Interface Design

2016 - 2016
Shaw Academy

Foundation in Photography

1998 - 2001
Falmouth University

BA Hons Graphic Design

1995 - 1997
Fairfield Art & Design

BTEC ND Graphic Design

1989 - 1993
Bishops Diocesan College


Hobbies & Interests

I am an active person who enjoys spending time outdoors, with family, surfing and competing in triathlons. I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively to many parts of Europe and North America and Canada. I have lived and worked in England, Australia and South Africa.

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Design Skills

  • UX design
  • UI design
  • Product design
  • Brand strategy
  • Web design
  • Graphic design
  • Motion graphic design
  • Illustration

Application Skills

  • Adobe CS
  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • HTML / CSS