John is the rock upon which the foundation is laid. He is switched on, organized, and somehow, inexplicably, manages to keep every ball in the air. Either the ocean paddling or his wife Amanda are to thank for that. After stints in London and Dubai, in publishing, marketing and advertising, he decided that Cape Town was the place to kick-start a new venture.
Our Copywriter and Creative Director doesn’t want to write his own bio, but has agreed to do so under duress. He is tempted to mention his family, golf and wine, but this is not the forum for that. Instead, he will mention the other things that give him great joy: a perfectly worded sentence and a happy client.
We work with a collective of super talented Creatives and Client Services Professionals. These are some of our favorites.
Mieke is probably the most all-together youngster we have ever met. She is driven, smart and knows what she wants. So that means our clients had better know what they want too, because if they don't Mieke will let them know all about it. And thankfully that's a good thing for everyone. She's also friendly and loves a chat if the above made her sound too much like a Rottweiler than an awesome account manager.
Brad is a legend. We’ve collaborated for the last 5 years, in locations ranging from Robben Island to Paarden Island. He also works with a remarkable network of creative talent, so the final product has always seen only the best hands. Our relationship works mostly because Brad is much better at his job than we are. So we just let him get on with it. He’s fond of a Tumeric Latté, which believe it or not, is actually a thing.
Our resident moment capturer is originally from Argentina.
Sofi has worked all over the world, shooting portraits, fashion, product and events for clients from Bloomingdales to Harvey Nichols and Converse to Armani. A more impressive photographer we couldn’t hope to work with. But then we would say that, wouldn’t we.
Jess came recommended, and for good reason. She is an Art Director with a sparkling presence and a passion for design. Add to her design eye an affinity for all things indesign and the result is always a clean, fresh, well thought-out layout. Jess’s ability to come up with new angles has allowed her to reinvent the wheel a few times over. Her smile is contagious and consistent.
Sean is our go-to digital guy. Actually, he’s much more than that. He’s a Senior Front and Back End Designer with a lot of very helpful overseas client experience. He's adept at taking a designed look and feel and bring it to life in the world of UX and UI. He understands code that we mere mortals have no idea about, but he's kind enough to always treat us gently when explaining what he has done. A rare talent.
Cathy is our DTP resource. Which is agency lingo that means she’s all about designing artwork, especially items that require nuanced layout, like menus. In fact, she is unashamedly in love with layout. It floats her boat. Always on time and without fault, we love Cathy for knowing what she wants and not being precious when we ask her to re-do a whole design because the copy has changed completely. OK that’s enough love for Cathy.