Summary

Young, hungry, black, and made for the creative industry: With an early start in the advertising industry at the age of 21, I’ve worked across a multitude of clients in the five years that I’ve been an Art Director. I have produced award-winning print, digital and integrated campaigns, and my work has featured on local and international stages. It is important for me to constantly grow my list of brands in order to push my boundaries and develop my craft.  I am a “full-service creative” and excel in all parts of the creative process, from concept to rollout.

Employment

Saatchi & Saatchi
Art Director

I’ve started a new role at Saatchi on two of the agency’s biggest brands, Old Mutual & Visa. Bringing my expertise in narrative-driven branding and concept-led design and art direction to the team.

September 2020 – Present

FoxP2
Art Director

My stay at FoxP2 was short but meaningful. I worked on brands under the Tiger Brands account, Nat Geo Kids, and helped create impactful COVID-19 coms for Mediclinic which included #SaSalutes, a powerful tribute to the medical teams on the ground in South Africa.

April 2020 – June 2020

King James
Art Director

I’ve worked on brands such as Netflix, Spotify, Pizza Hut, Budweiser, Johnnie Walker, Energade, Kulula airline, Rawson properties, Tyme bank, Pick n Pay (the continent’s largest retailer), Santam and Sanlam (two of Africa’s biggest insurers), Beacon Sweets and Parmalat.

I’m big on company culture, so I was quite involved in culture while being a part of King James. I ran King James’s football team and was part of the party committee. Furthermore, I mentored interns in order to help them get a comprehensive perspective on what it takes to make it in the creative industry.

January 2016 – March 2020

Publicis Machine
Under The Hood Graduate Programme

I was part of the “Publicis Machine – Under The Hood” Graduate programme where we were tasked to conceptualise ideas under pressure while competing against various teams of industry graduates. My role was lead Art Director and my team was chosen as winners. The prize included an internship programme at Publicis Machine.

October 2015 – October 2015

FoxP2
Intern Art Director

When interning at FoxP2Labs, I worked on live briefs. Brands I worked on include SterKinekor, the “DriveDry” campaign, and Captain Morgan.

June 2015 – October 2015

Awards

The Loeries
Bronze – Print Advertising – Nat Geo Kids ‘Second Closest To Nature’
2020

Behance
Advertising Feature – Wise 4 Afrika Consent Whatsapp Campaign
2019

The Loeries
Finalist – Live Events – Mowgli 3D Cinema
2019

African Cristal Festival
Silver – BetChaeliCant
2018

Creative Circle
Silver – Ad of The Month – BetChaeliCant
2018

Best Ads on TV
Feature – Experiential – BetChaeliCant
2018

Advertising Health
Feature – Ad of The Week – BetChaeliCant
2018

The Loeries
Silver – Digital Craft – Santam Incubator
2017

The Loeries
Bronze – Service Design – Santam Incubator
2017

The Loeries
Craft – Digital & Interactive Communication: Use of Technology – Santam Incubator
2017

Hiii Illustration International Competition
Merit Award
2014

Education

Stellenbosch Academy
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication

Majoring – Art Direction (with Distinction)
Minoring – Design & Illustration

In my free-time during studies, I also worked as a part-time lecture where I taught first years the fundamentals of lateral thinking.

January 2013 – December 2015

Languages

English (Native)
Zulu (Conversational)
Afrikaans (Conversational)

Skills

Adobe XDFinal Cut ProFL StudioIllustratorInDesignPhotoshop

Contact

Email

LinkedIn

Behance