I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A) in Film and Media Production and a Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management (PDEM).
Since then I’ve helped companies and brands build conversion focussed websites, business process solutions and marketing automation via my UX focussed web development and design consultancy Clickshape.
I’ve worked with global brands such as Samsung, LG and Red Bull and have provided services to foundations such as Slum Dwellers International, The Put Foot Foundation, RescuePaws and Project Isizwe.
My journey is not unlike many others.
I offered my technical services to clients while bootstrapping side projects in the hope that one of them would “take-off” and give me the freedom to work on it exclusively full-time.
The problem with this approach is that each side project was driven by my hunger to “just build things”, they were often unrelated and were solving different problems.
I was always looking for the next product that would define my professional career.
Fast forward a few years, I realised that it’s not about the products but more about the people or customers I wanted to serve and that helping people turned out to be the common denominator across all my side projects and businesses.
When I look at how I now spend my time between my businesses, it’s my desire to help people that connects all of them and everything I do is guided by this mission.
In 2016 I joined TravelBud as a technical director, and in 2017 I co-founded CultureRoute, an online education organisation offering internationally accredited online TEFL/TESOL courses which was acquired in February 2021.
In 2021, I was invited to become a Makerpad Advisor, a group of ambassadors who exemplify Makerpad’s mission and values and are dedicated to supporting the Makerpad community throughout their no-code journey.
I’m an aspiring guitarist with a deep love of the blues and enjoy making little videos of my travels.
I’m a father to a 2.5 year old little girl and I’m currently trying to teach her how to play the Ukulele. My Dad Joke game is strong.