In 2007 I was lucky enough to go traveling after university and embarked on a year-long surfing sabbatical that covered Mexico, Central, and South America. About halfway through this trip, I started wondering what I would do when I eventually got back to Cape Town. Climbing the corporate ladder was never something that appealed to me. Back in 2007 Facebook only just got going, and smartphone messaging services like Whatsapp did not exist yet. It does feel like a long time ago now, the pace of digital transformation is astonishing.
I had studied Informatics and Information Systems at University and had a passion for technology from a young age. However, post my travels, I just started working for a big accounting firm in the capacity of an IT Auditor. This work slowly killed my soul, and I craved to do something more creative, so signed up for a short 3-month web design course through Friends of Design. Libertad, which is Spanish for Freedom (seems very corny now), was started from there.
Humans are ever-evolving – and so are our communication and engagement methods. I do my best to try and stay abreast with these methods and aim to provide code and design for the web, crafting interfaces with an emphasis on usability and straightforward clear visual communication.
For the past 13 years, I have designed, developed, and implemented SharePoint, WordPress, HTML, Shopify, and other eCommerce sites for several local and international clients. My focus has shifted slightly in the last 5 years and I have been spending more time looking at the world of Cloud Security and Cyber Security.