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  • JustMe.
  • Age: 26yrs
  • Status: Married
  • Qual: BA Vis Com
  • Weight: 78kg
  • Interest: Photography
  • Location: Joburg
  • Nokia Lumia: 925 & 820
  • iPhone: Yes
  • iPad: Yes
  • Future: Fun & Happy

My most recent thoughts.

What are we doing wrong in getting people to participate! - UXD

It’s a broad topic I know. Tonnes of debates, and a huge trigger for contention. “People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives” — Thomas Mann “If the user can’t find it, it doesn’t exist” — HFI button “It’s really hard to design products by focus … Continue reading

UXD (Participative Design) - UXD

Yes, I single handidly changed the word! Before heading for the hills this morning, I read quiet an interesting article on User Experience Design (UXD). Now I know that this is the common term for people who use the web/mobi or things in general.. But it really doesn’t gel with me at all!! Like in … Continue reading

My Player-type :) Explorer - Rewards

So player types are about what kind of games you enjoy the most and how it can fit into online media strategy. It is quiet interesting that there are these four, but what I’ve found while discussing a rewards system that im involved with building and thinking up… Is that there are at least two … Continue reading

Gamification, the introduction. - player-types

Please bare with me. So it’s late at night, can’t sleep – probably because of my own silliness… But I’ve gotta be awake for gym at 5am which is in 4hrs. But this is the thing I’m passionate about. It’s about awareness, thinking and dreaming… I hope you enjoy! Before heading for bed I read … Continue reading

  • Some chili, Patience
  • and a lot of building...
  • Are the ingredients to
  • ENCE
  • Miller
  • Ogilvy Interactive
  • Nokia Lumia
  • South African Airways
  • Imperial
  • Feel Good Films
  • The Gift Drawer
  • Real Life Church
  • Sasi Wallpaper
  • AMB Marketing
  • Peppina
  • The Brand Surgeon
  • Vintage Peacock
  • Pie Street


  • 06

    Matric: Kings College Bryanston

    Mathematics, Science, Geography, Art, English and Afrikaans

  • 08


    Foundation in Fine-Art and Design, Established portfolio

  • 11


    Major in Interactive Media Design and Minor in Comunication Design

  • ?

    Future Study: Film & Interaction Design

Skills And Fun


  • Photoshop
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • After Effects
  • SCIS - OpenWrx


  • Mobile First
  • HTML 5
  • jQuery
  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • MySQL


  • Good Food
  • Critical Thinking
  • Traveling
  • Warrior Races
  • Photography
  • Fishing
  • Music
  • Chilling with Mates


  • Client
  • CEO
  • Executives
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Inter-cultural
  • Team
  • Other Important People

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