What I Do
User Research, Brainstorm, Product Design, Interaction Design, IA.
Interface Design, Visual Design, Animation, Branding, Design Systems.
DesignOps, Team Mentorship, Presenting & Speaking, Design Culture evangelism.
Creating well thought out experiences with pixel perfect user interface execution for clients is how I spend most of my time. Below are some of the projects I am most proud of.
Building a custom eCommerce experience to get you the best bed
The Mattress Warehouse is a long standing household name for buying the best quality beds for the best prices online in South Africa. Our challenge was to make it faster, more visually appealing and to create our own checkout funnel to control the process.
Finding the right commercial property can be easy
5th Avenue are the leaders in the leasing and sales of commercial and industrial property. With some of the best stock inventory in the industry, we had to figure out how to show a potential customer the best options for their needs as fast as possible.
Enquiry distribution system to get you on a cruise faster
The Cruiseabout EDS system aggregates all enquiries from the website into one concise platform. It’s sole purpose is to aid sales consultants in assisting their customers to book the best cruise holiday. All while we track it through the entire funnel to provide the necessary information back to the business with regards to performance and sales targets of consultants.
A new take on Air Travel
Wunderlust Travel is a start-up taking the travel industry by storm. I helped establish the visual design and creative direction of the product in the marketplace. We had a number of visual explorations to get to the final look and feel that sets this service apart from the competition…
Products I've Made
I've also been in the driver seat to create some products from scratch. I was responsible for the concept, UX & UI Design, Development, establishing product-market-fit as well as ensuring there is continuous growth and expansion of features on the roadmap.
Asset Management and process optimisation for Craft Breweries
KegTracker is a product I built from the ground up, from UX, UI to developing the whole solution (front-end and backend). I’m taking KegTracker through the typical product lifecycle and we’re continuously updating and expanding the feature set.
Writing original articles based on my perspective and experiences over the years has provided me with the opportunity to learn and grow. My articles have been features in publications like UX Collective and Muzli by InVision.
Building products in an age of ambiguity
Businesses as we know it keep evolving and industries are being disrupted all the time by introducing new digital processes to optimise stagnant business processes. With this ever evolving business landscape it brings with an age of ambiguity that very few businesses are equipped for, the good news is design has been dealing with ambiguity for centuries..
Finding your feet as a UX designer in the post-commodity design world
People love the way things look and work. Design started out as the “bells and whistles”, the splash of proverbial paint we add at the end of a process. The problem is that the design was added at the end of a process, this needs to change, we need to change and UX Design is the answer.
A new operating model to succeed in the digital world
As digital becomes the way to operate in industry after industry, we need to re-evaluate our operating model. We need to see what this offers and how we can adopt these practices and new ways of working through the necessary changes to not just keep up but thrive in the digital world...
(Asking the right) Questions is the starting point of Innovation
In today’s world of exponential change, innovative companies must have a culture of inquiry. This Inquiry and embracing a culture of asking questions often become the starting point of innovation. Inquiry enable us to organise our thinking around what we don’t know…
Rediscover your creativity by being playful
Growing up we all have a connection to our creativity that is either developed or ignored. We’re not considering what someone will say about our creation or idea and what their opinion will be, we just create, for ourselves. Somewhere along the way we’re influenced by other's opinions and start second guessing ourselves, our creativity...
How Design Thinking impacts the way teams work
Design has a powerful quality that renders desirability and appeals to both the products and services we use and create. Companies, now, aspire to ‘think’ like designers. Design thinking helps us to understand how to bridge the gap between thinking and doing in an effort of deepening what we know and widening the impact of what we do...
A Design Thinker’s Toolkit
The rise of Design Thinking corresponds to a culture change. What excites the best thinkers today is the challenge of applying their skills to problems that matter. They search out the problems that allow them to work at the cutting edge, this is where they are most likely to achieve something that has not been done before. This toolkit helps you get started on this journey...
Taking a user-centric approach to design for micro-moments in a multi device world
We no longer live in a world where we have a user’s attention for long periods at a time. Life is happening in a multitude of micro-moments, and not only at certain hours of the day, it keeps going, it never stops and we live like this every waken hour of our day...
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