Education: • Certificate in journalism: Print and digital media: 2018 (CityVarsity – full time)
• Diploma in Photography: 2013 (Institute of Professional Photography, London – correspondence)
• Post Graduate Diploma: Marketing Management: 2004 (IMM – part-time)
• Certificate: Interior design: 1995 (Design Centre, Johannesburg – full time)
The work on this blog was born from personal projects – assisting my husband (a creative director), helping friends, during my year as a journalism student and my corporate career. Projects include various elements of corporate communication, events, design, production, writing and photography.
With photography, I aim to capture moments, life, nature, the detail we often miss and imagery of visual interest. Our lives are significant, yet we rarely take the time to pay attention.
My writing range from features to fiction and include short stories, thoughts, ideas, fiction, truth – from corporate to fun.”
Then. . .
I studied interior design but focussed my career on graphic design and publishing. During this time I worked for two design agencies; one of which specialised in the design and production of Annual Reports for companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange; and the other in branding.
During the past 19 years, I gained much experience in corporate and stakeholder communication. Working closely with graphic design teams I realised my love for photography – telling significant stories through pictures – colour, texture, tone, balance, focus and the emotion it evokes. This time also made me familiar with publishing and working with numerous talented people; copywriters, designers, videographers, photographers and the like; and gave me insight and the sense that I wanted to be part of that world.
Now. . .
I have embarked on a journey to show how I see and explore my world. I spent this past year (2018) learning the skills and honing the craft of good journalism – supplementing my existing skills set.
Life is too short to not follow your passion, not to invest in what and who you love. I’m privileged that I can expend my energy on both – a continuous career in communication, my love for visual expression and having someone supporting me on this path.