My journey into design started with graphic design.
I have always had a passion for being creative and solving problems and so I decided to study and become a graphic designer. Shortly after completing my graphic design studies I became a freelancer.
Instead of going through third party services I decided to create my own website and offer my services online, which meant I needed to learn some web design technologies.
And so I started learning how to create a website, or at least the essentials of website design.
Once I felt confident enough I started creating my own site and launched it.
I had a successful period freelancing full-time as a graphic designer through my website and along with my freelancing services, I was also freelancing for a Canadian company called SiteSell.
During this time, I felt I needed more experience as a graphic designer and freelanced part-time while being employed full time at a local company.
After some time and seeing the growth of the web, I wanted to learn more about web design and development.
So I started learning more and more.
The more I learned, the more passionate I became and eventually decided to do the switch from graphic design to web design.
Since then, I have carried on learning about modern and emerging web technologies such as React as well as Amazon Web Services.
I still freelance part-time and am employed as a front-end developer for an e-learning company.
When I’m not designing and developing, I enjoy exploring new places and capturing moments with my camera.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my journey into web design and please feel free to contact me or connect with me on any of my social networks.
January 2017 – Present
Proversity (Pty) Ltd
Front-end developer ~ I am part of the technology team which involves developing user interfaces for SAAS platforms that integrate and enhance openEdX ecosystem.
December 2014 – December 2016
BMW SA Head Office
Web designer ~ I was part of the IT marketing team at BMW and responsible for the BMW Motorrad brand. This included maintenance of the NSC website as well as event websites such as GS Trophy SA and BMW Motorrad Days SA.
May 2013 – November 2014
Heraut Publishers (Pty) Ltd
Graphic designer ~ I designed & created page layouts, adverts, photograph editing and logo design for small businesses.
September – November 2011
Contract graphic designer for an advertising agency ~ I designed & created magazine layouts for Sasol according to their CI. I also designed logos, brochures, business cards, and email newsletters.
Software I use: Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Sketch, Sublime Text, Transmit, CodeKit.
Frameworks & CMS’s: Bootstrap, JQuery, Integration and theming of custom WordPress themes, React.
Services I use: Amazon Web Services, GitHub, MailChimp, and Buffer.