Creative problem solver, empathetic listener & curious observer of the world around me.

Before discovering the fascinating world of design I worked as an investigative journalist, television producer and as a strategic communication manager. My previous careers took me across the African continent, interacting with many different people which helped me develop a wide world-view and the ability to understand and empathise easily. 

Now, why would anyone leave such an interesting career you may ask? Well the short answer is that curiosity is my oxygen. I love learning and trying new things. Early adopter would definitely describe me – “don’t knock it till you’ve tried it”  is my motto. ​​​​​​​

That curious nature lead me to design. I scoured the web looking for a way into the the world of design. In 2018 I came across the Interaction Design Foundation which opened my mind to possibilities I could never have imaged. 

Armed with theoretical knowledge, in early 2020 BC (before corona), I was privileged to be selected to join the inaugural Freethinking Graduate Accelerator Programme. This 5-month deep delve into the world of design and consulting has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, helping me discover my unique strengths and weaknesses not only as a designer but as a human being. 

Below I tried to give you a succinct overview of my professional life but you can also take a look at my resume for more detail.

A short timeline of my professional life

2020

Design Graduate

Freethinking Business Consultants

2019

UX Design

Interaction Design Foundation

2016

Communications Manager

WHC/Global Fund

2015

Communications Consultant

OSISA

2014

Brand Leadership

Bachelor of Arts Honours – VEGA

2013

Television Producer

CNBC Africa

2013

Documentary Co-producer

The Marikana Massacre

2008

Investigative Journalist

eTV/eNCA: 3rd Degree

2007

Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts Honours – University of Johannesburg

2007

Sub-editor

Property 24

2007

Layout Editor

UJ Observer

2003 – 2006

Journalism

Bachelor of Arts – University of Johannesburg