Stuart Wiener

Stuart Wiener

I'm a designer and design leader from sunny South Africa. This is my detailed profile and career experience so far.

Absa Bank

Design Director at Absa Bank

Aug 2017 – Present

I lead the design team responsible for Absa’s banking app. We work closely with product leaders, engineers, business partners and our other channels to design and ship financial services to customers. Our design work covers everything from discovery, concept development, detailed design, validation and delivery.


Founder at Stub

Jun 2019 – Present

Together with 2 co-founders, I started a company called Stub with a mission to help more small businesses in Africa grow and succeed.

Deloitte Digital

Manager at Deloitte Digital

Apr 2015 – Jul 2017

I started the design team in Johannesburg (as an extension of the team in Cape Town) and worked with the broader strategy and consulting business to grow the capability within Deloitte Digital.


User Experience Director at Ogilvy

Oct 2014 – Mar 2015

User Experience Strategist

May 2013 – Aug 2014

I managed the UX design team at Ogilvy. My responsibilities included pitching for work, scoping it, delivering it, working with stakeholders along the way and, all the while, looking after the UX team.


User Experience Designer at Chillisoft

Apr 2012 – Apr 2013

I designed (and in some cases built) interfaces for client software projects.

Gear Room

Founder at The Gear Room

Dec 2011 – Apr 2013

I co-founded an online retail company. We sold and installed audio and media systems for clients like schools, theatres and live production venues.

One Life

Art Director at OneLife

Dec 2008 – Mar 2012

In addition to multimedia design, I built and managed websites for OneLife’s various initiatives.


Software Developer at Chillisoft

Jan 2008 – Dec 2008

I developed .NET software solutions for Chillisoft clients, which included government agencies and corporate businesses.

Other experience


Here are some of the talks and workshops I've given at design conferences over the years.

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Storytelling & Design at PixelUp! 2020

This talk is all about helping people tell compelling stories in order to get the right things done.

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Prototyping Chat at BotCon 2016

This nudged people to look past the hype and focus on solving worthwhile problems with chat interfaces.

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Information Entropy at World Information Architecture Day 2014

This talk was about how to design for a noisy world.

Looking for more?

Want a formal CV with references, personal information and a latte on the side? Sure. Send me an email and I'll send it over.