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I love building applications for companies that make a measurable impact, I'm a one-man design & development “studio” with a passion for creating exceptional interfaces, applications, and tools for a wide array of industries.

I've worked with development teams to speed up their development cycle and release products at a much faster rate by designing and implementing a design system that's used in a multitude of applications, I've helped startups get to market quicker by building world-class MVPs, I've helped eCommerce platforms improve their checkout experience for thousands of users & stores and increase revenue. I've helped students find amazing deals by building a location-based mobile application.

In other words, I take great pleasure in building relationships with companies and creating useful things for humans on computers.

I specialise in the following services.

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Frequently asked questions.

What makes you different from other freelancers or agencies?

I set time aside solely to your project, your project is my only focus for the time you’ve booked, I don’t take on small “jobs” or juggle tasks and clients. This way you get full-service agency-level quality for a fraction of the price. I measure the success of a project with real-world objectives and work with you to plan and execute the perfect solution.

What type of projects do you accept?

I only work on projects that make a real impact for both my client and their users.

I prefer to build a relationship by getting to know a company and the problems they're facing (I’d prefer to call them opportunities), as a result, these are generally large projects that take more than a few weeks to complete. Unless, of course, there are quick wins to be made.

What type of projects don’t you accept?

Projects that wouldn’t make business sense to my client, I’m not here to take your money and build whatever you want.

I also don’t accept projects that don’t have a serious budget set aside, I’m investing my passion, skills, knowledge and time to create something exceptional, I expect the same passion and investment.

How much does it cost?

I prefer working on projects that make an impact, to achieve this, I need to spend time understanding your business and problems you're facing better to figure out the perfect solution.

Projects usually start at R50k ZAR (£2.6k) but can quickly grow depending on the size, nature and complexity of the project.

Not satisfied with that answer?Send a requestand I’ll send you a ballpark estimate with the initial information you’ve given me.

Do you offer backend development or design too?

Yes and no. I have experience in both and usually, it’s enough to execute the perfect solution, if it’s not and I feel it requires a specialist in either field, I work with a collaborator from my carefully selected list of freelance partners. I’m also happy to work with your in-house team.

I want to work with you! What’s next?

That’s great news!Send a requestand I’ll send you a ballpark estimate, if you’re happy with the figure and would like to continue, I’ll send an email requesting more information or schedule a call/meeting to understand the project better. Once I have all the information I need I’ll send a detailed proposal that includes the solution, final time & cost estimate, project objectives as well as a roadmap and any other information you’ll need.

Let's build something amazing

I love working with startups or established product teams. Whatever it is, I plan & build exceptional interfaces that make business sense.