An award-winning South African designer. Offering a combination of passion, energy, unique and edgy design. Specialties Include : Interactive application design, Digital advertising design, Signage installations, Solidworks 2007 - 2012 and Solidedge v15 - v20, Sheet metal design, Photo-realistic Rendering, Web Site design, Complete Adobe suite, Marketing and Brand Expansion Material and much more. People Consider me a jack of all trades but once they see me in action they discover I am a master of a few too.

Work Samples

  • Sketch book

  • Rendering Portfolio

  • UI and UX Design and Applications

Work History

  • Technical Manager

    • Ecolegacy
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Jan 2014 - Present (11 months)

    Assist in the development of the R&D department,
    Handle general technical concerns in and around the facility,
    Manage the IT for the building,
    Develop testing techniques for characterisation and other such concerns,
    Research new technologies and develop systems for use in our machinery,

  • Lead Designer

    • Freelance / Graphic and Industrial Design Services
    • Feb 2011 - Present (3 years 10 months)

    Key Achievements Included :

    A diverse range of rendering projects from coffee stations to server cages.

    Product development in complex sheet metal fabrications. Using a mixture of Sketching, SolidWorks and two manufacturing processes.

    Crafting multiple online experiences two of which can be seen at http://www.binzies.co.za, http://www.watermarkeng.ie.

  • Industrial Engineer

    • Emcon Systems
    • Aug 2012 - Mar 2013 (7 months)

    In my current position I am consulting to ecoLegacy as an industrial engineer and represent Emcon Systems. I am working on a brilliant new project that promises to change the way we think about ourselves, how we will be remembered and what we leave behind. I am very excited to be part of something that is this powerful and just as excited to be at the beginning of this amazing startup.

  • Production/Scheduling Manager and Lead Designer

    • Watermark Engineering
    • Nov 2011 - May 2012 (6 months)

    Key achievements included

    Extending current talents by learning how to manage and maintain a production facility, from the conception to the installation or handover of a product.

    Maintaining and Managing a group of 3-5 people in the production facility while making sure that the designs are generated in a timely and precise manner.

    Learning and perfecting the operation of heavy machinery such as a PEGA 345 CNC Punching machine. http://www.youtube.com/user/deksta21?feature=mhee

    Programming material punching programs using Solidworks and FabriWin

  • Graphic Designer and Product Engineer

    • Ethniks Systems
    • Mar 2005 - Jan 2011 (5 years 10 months)

    Key achievements included

    Designing, layout and function of interactive touch screens.

    Digital signage design including video and Graphic Design.

    Designing physical signage installations, interactive kiosks and mounting brackets for screens.

    Many other smaller projects including parts for a racing Porsche, outdoor roof design and steel signage.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Seating
    • Jun 2008 - Jul 2008 (1 month)

    Key achievements included
    o Design of new furniture and redesign of available furniture.
    o Prototyping.

  • Graphic Designer

    • MultiChoice
    • Apr 2004 - Aug 2004 (4 months)

    Key achievements included
    o Designing and layout of interactive TV applications.
    o Developing splash screens.

Education

  • University of Johannesburg

    • Bachelor of Technology Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2008

    Included the Entire year of 2008

  • University of Johannesburg

    • National Diploma Three Dimensional Design
    • 2005 - 2007

    Included the entire year of 2007

  • Boston Business Campus

    • Microsoft Certified Professional
    • 1999 - 2000
  • Hilton College

    • Matric Certificate
    • 1995 - 1999

Specialties

Awards

2012 - Featured on Instructables.com twice. 2011 - Featured Creative on Coroflot.com 2008 - Semi Finalist in Mr. Price and House & Leisure Design Competition 2008 - Published in the House & Leisure magazine. 2007 - 1st Place in Scooters Pizza, Sportsman's Couch Design Competition.

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