About Me

I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Film and Media Production and a Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management (PDEM).

I’m particularly proud of an interactive lava lamp I built at University using the (now dead) Flash ActionScript language (you could control the speed, size, color, luminosity and intensity of the blobs using interactive controls – it got trippy quickly!) and for designing, building and selling a magnetic keyrack we called the MagRack for my post graduate course.

Since then I’ve helped companies and brands build websites, develop products and features, scope technical requirements and see through the design, development, execution and optimisation of various technical projects.

Select clients include RedBull SA, RedBull Europe, Bio-Oil, Nedbank, SysPro, London Imaging Centre, Mobile Guardian and GemBridge.

I’ve worked with global brands such as Samsung and LG 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 and enjoying the creative process 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 2021, I was invited to become a Makerpad Advisor, offering help and support to the students taking the Makerpad cohort based courses.

Fun Facts

I’m an aspiring guitarist with a deep love of the blues and enjoy making little videos of my travels.

I took a gap year after finishing high school and worked in Pubs in London and Birmingham in the UK before travelling around Europe with friends. This was the year I truly learnt about money.

I have two cats, Phoebe and Thomas.

I’m a father to two little girls (1 and 3) and I’m currently trying to teach them how to play the Ukulele.

My Dad Joke game is strong. I try include one in every FAQ section I write for my side projects, folks seem to love it!

You can find me on Twitter, or view my profile on LinkedIn.