About Me

Dynamic web designer with twelve years experience ranging from start ups to large corporations. Creatively passionate about the internet industry with a proactive, energetic and adaptable approach to work. Experience includes managing and mentoring teams, leading web design, email marketing and print publication projects and liaising extensively with clients. Specialising in interface design, branding, usability and information architecture.

Born in Zimbabwe, Africa.

My life both in and outside of work includes:

Schooling: at Christian Brother’s College (CBC). Bulaway, Zimbabwe, where my studies included Technical Drawing and Art. I was headboy in my final year at CBC in 1996.

Passion for sport: A natural sportsman and leader, having captained  the first team rugby, water polo and swimming at Christian Brothers College.

I captained swimming sides at schoolboy and men’s level as well as captaining the Zimbabwe waterpolo team.

Studies: moved to South Africa after school to study at the Mediatek Training Institute and completed an Electronic Publishing and Design Concepts which I passed with honours. This was followed by  an Internet Design, DTP and Multimedia Authoring – Honours.

I accompanied the Mediatek Training course with a study at Damelin Business Management Diploma.

Courses: I have attended numerous Flash courses, online colour theory courses and attended design and media seminars on Technology for Marketing, Emailvision and Internet World New Media.

Career: my career in the UK continued with 12 years of working my way from a junior to a lead designer and interrim creative manager as well as managing my own business on the side, Design By Steed, targeting websites for small to medium sized businesses.

I have continued my passion for sport whilst in the UK, playing rugby for Kings Old Boys Club in Surrey, captaining the team intermittently over a 10 year period, and being named Kings Old Boys Rugby Club Player of the Year Award in 2007.

I have recently qualified as a Rugby Level 1 Coach / Coached Kings Mini’s rugby in London as well as a Amateur Swim Association Coach.

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