I enjoy a varied, cross-disciplinary background in the creative industries. I am trained in architecture, have started and run a business in experiential communications, and I've co-founded the Johannesburg-based brand communications firm Gamatong (www.gamatong.co.za). I am also curator of TEDxSoweto (www.tedxsoweto.co.za) and TEDxJohannesburg (www.tedxjohannesburg.co.za). My experience includes doing work for a wide range of brands, from local start-ups to global giants. I have serviced clients in Johannesburg, London and New York, and have developed work for markets in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana.
Areas of Expertise
Advertising + Design
An idea worth spreading
Intent + Structure + Exchange = Meaningful Connections
I'm passionate about
Ideas, Design, Africa, The Future, Youth, The Universe
Talk to me about
Speaking at and supporting TEDxSoweto, designing a new future for Africa.
People don't know I'm good at
I can write a bit, if I have some time, and a decent bottle of wine within arm's reach :-)
My TED story
I was part of the team that worked on bringing TED to Cape Town, South Africa, in 2008. The project had to be cancelled with six months to go, primarily because of fundraising difficulties. I believe the lessons learnt in that process had an influence on the formulation of the current TEDx model. I'm proud to have played a small role in that. I was also fortunate to attend TED2008, the last time the event was held in Monterey. I was in the auditorium when Jill Bolte Taylor delivered what was arguably the greatest TEDTalk ever. Since then, I've been working with my wife and partner, Kelo Kubu, to find local ideas worth spreading. To date we've had the great pleasure of organizing countless TEDx events. We look forward to a myriad more.