Me speaking at 'The Role of Love in Stories' session at #JozisBBF (JHB Book Festival)
On Set during the shooting of 'Day in a life of an economist'
Everyone engages in the act of creating themselves, and I can recall that day when I first decided what I wanted to do with my life.
Next to little me, on our kitchen table where I used to complete my homework, was a cockatiel. The miserable thing screeched all the time. I couldn’t concentrate and, one day, decided enough was enough. Not fluent in cockatiel at the time, I drew pictures to communicate with the bird. It simply shrugged, and showed me its clipped wings. I instantly understood that the only purpose there is in life is be true.
Now if you like that kind of wild ride, you’ll love my work!
The truth is that my creative experience began as a career in software development, after which I skipped out of normal life, and spent the next decade and a half painting and writing for a living. It got my first short-film on the silver screen, gave me the time to finish a few books, and has given me the privilege to tell stories for business and pleasure.
Like all creativity, I too am a work in progress. All I hope to do here is share my creativity, and wish you luck with yours.
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Oscar Wilde said that ‘all art is useless’ and, as usual, he was being mischievous. We live in a media-rich world because we’re sensitive to the experience that creativity delivers. On that road of discovery, I’ve been.
I can weave a pretty long story about my adventures in creative entrepreneurship. It’s dotted with eureka moments, peppered with ginormous risks, has a scent that attracted big pockets, and was sometimes a task I went at by myself. I’m still here, thrilled by it all, meeting success sometimes through failure, other times through elbow-grease.
This studio, like any, develops product on sound creative principles and processes. The adventures I had in creating them inspired me to develop a business around my creativity, and it has nourished me for a long time now, alongside other creative’s who also carry the vision to venture into the unknown, innovate, and create value for others.
As it stands this site is my latest iteration of the studio, and if you find it lacking creativity, please message me immediately.