Experience

Product Design Director

Absa Group Limited // Aug 2017 – Present

At Absa, I'm the Product Design Director for mobile banking. In other words, I lead the team of designers who shape Absa's banking app.

Manager

Deloitte Digital // Apr 2015 – Jul 2017

I was a manager in Deloitte's consulting business, Deloitte Digital, where I worked primarily in the Financial Services industry. I helped various clients deliver customer-lead initiatives and embed design thinking or human-centred design into their organisations.

User Experience Director

Ogilvy // May 2013 – Mar 2015

As a UX Strategist, and latterly a UX Director, at Ogilvy & Mather's digital business, I worked across many different industries to deliver digital marketing and e-commerce solutions.

Founder

The Gear Room // Dec 2011 – Apr 2013

The Gear Room was an e-commerce business that retailed and installed audio and multi-media equipment, that myself and a business partner started in 2011.

User Experience Designer

Chillisoft Solution Services // Apr 2012 – Apr 2013

I was a UX designer at Chillisoft Solution Services—a software development company based in Durban. I worked on the UX design of a number of custom software systems.

Art Director

OneLife // Dec 2008 – Mar 2012

OneLife is a non-profit church based in KwaZulu Natal. I was part of the design team, primarily responsible for the website and digital communications.

Software Developer

Chillisoft Solution Services // Jan 2008 – Dec 2008

I was a software developer at Chillisoft Solution Services—a software development company based in Durban.

Education

BSc Computer Science & Computational Physics

2006 – 2008 (incomplete) // University of KwaZulu-Natal

I began working in my 3rd year of study, and before completing my degree moved to working full-time. I felt that practical experience in software development and design was more valuable than continued study.

Matric

2005 // Carter High School

I completed my matric (English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Physical Science, Technical Drawing, Art and Additional Mathematics) in Pietermaritzburg, at Carter High School in 2005.