A multimedia geek with the brain of a developer, the eyes of an artist, the hands of a designer, the vision of a strategist, the voice of a diplomat and the heart of a human.
These are my thoughts, ideas and stories. This is my blog.
has won several Hackathons including TechCrunch Disrupt EU and the Microsoft Imagine Cup SA. By day, she works at a London based Ideas Lab to help founders bring ideas to life with a sprinkle of magic. By night, she’s building the future.
I was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. My younger years were spent building roller coasters and rubber-band cars before going to high school where I would build and race scale Formula 1 cars powered by compressed Carbon Dioxide. I then went on to complete a perfectly suited Bachelor’s degree at the University of Pretoria with a double major in Computer Science and Multimedia. This was also where I fell in love with game design, creating an amazing indie game called Orbit with my four closest friends and classmates. We went on to win the Microsoft Imagine Cup National Finals and receive the coveted Skype Award for Innovation and Collaboration. In my second year, I joined the university newspaper as a photographer, being recognised as Photojournalist of the Year. During my studies, I also started working at an award-winning agency called teamgeek. I started as an intern some time before graduating but quickly progressed to a mid-weight digital designer with a knack for social strategy and a huge amount of responsibility. I left teamgeek and South Africa to live the dream that I had been planning by coming to work in London. I now live in London, working as a Product Manager and Product Developer at a top London-based ideas lab and I’m loving every minute of it.