A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

Final year Ideation student just trying to do his part to finish his third year portfolio project with a respectable mark. But also I'm a freelancer with a couple of skills.

Web Design

I build websites for a variety of clients and have been doing so for nearly 4 years.

Web Programming

I love code and am a self taught coder. PHP, Javascript and Python to name a few.

Ideation

Not sure what Ideation is? Me either... All I know is that I like to solve problems.

Graphic Design

Infographics are my specialty! But I can do just about any print or web media.

My works

These are some of the projects I've done for school. Most revolve around research, project management and graphic design.
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An Ode to The Future

Essay on the fourth industrial revolution

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Healthy Habits

Childrens interactive infographic

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Analysis Paralysis

Models for avoiding decision gridlock

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Black Fish

Documentary Infographic

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Future Mapping

Model and visual infographic

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'Above' Drone

Comprehensive visual strategy

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Done Vote Organise

South African Political Infographic

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Diamond Infographic

An infographic on De Beers and their marketing of diamonds

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Liedtka Infographic

An infographic describing Liedka's 4 stages of design thinking

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Global Crowdfunding

An infographic detailing the impact of crowdfunding

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Virtual Reality

A journet through VR as a human centered design problem

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Parking App

Research and Mockup of an app to solve the parking issue in CPT

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Evolution of Video Games

A video exploration of the evolution of video games

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Innovation of Tesla

A look at the innovations and pivots of Tesla Motors

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#FeesMustFall Infographic

A look at the #feesability of #FeesMustFall

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Web Courses Bangkok

A web design agency based in Bangkok

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Adope Music

A music production label logo

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Creative Bangkok

A yearly event for creatives in Bangkok

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Footsteps In Asia

A travel agency based in Bangkok

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Luxvaluation Luxembourg

Property valuation company in Luxembourg

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Webcourses Bangkok Print Design

Print graphics for a web design agency in Bangkok

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SSR Recruitment

Asian Recruitment Agency

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The US Steak House

Branding design for a steak house chain in Thailand

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SEO Ebook

'Why Getting to The Top of Google in so Hard' ebook design

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Professionally App

The new era of recruitment

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People & Nature

A collection of some of my best shots

Black Fish

documentary infographic

In the digital age, documentaries are one of the primary sources of information on any given topic for the majority of people. Documentaries use audio visuals to stir emotion and capture our imagination to allow the viewer to be fully immersed in the topic of the documentary. For this brief I decided to take the same approach to story telling and instead apply it to something a little more static: an infographic. This inforgraphic while suitable for print media was also created as an interactive online version which made use of audio, interactive click, hover and touch elements as well as animations to emmerse the reader in the infographic in the same way a documentary would.

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Ideation
  • Academic Research
  • Field Research
  • Communication
  • Visual Presentation

Future Mapping

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As human being we have an innate facsination with the future. We look into the unknown and wonder what will be. For the most part, what we come up with is simple a series of stretches of the imagination. But what if we could rather use a analytical and lateral thinking process in order to better understand the future and map the potential outcomes we await. This brief was aimed at creating such a model using the process of future mapping and the example of technology in the next 30 years to create a method in which a series of ideation tools, analytical thinking methods and logical steps can bring us to a realistic and logical method in which to map the future.

  • Graphic Design
  • Ideation
  • Academic Research
  • Field Research
  • Communication
  • Visual Presentation
  • Model Generation

Above Drones

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Building a comprehensive visual strategy requires a deep understanding of your audience. without such an understanding, it is near impossible to effectively communicate with them through your branding and visuals. The purpose of this brief was to create a visual strategy for a drone company. This included the justification and design of a brochure, flyers, company brand, visual strategy and video strategy for the company.

Skills Used

  • Graphic Design
  • Ideation
  • Academic Research
  • Field Research
  • Communication
  • Visual Presentation
  • Market Analysis

Don't Vote, Organise

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“Don’t vote, organise”, is an anarchist slogan from the South African anarchist organisation, ‘Zabalaza’. The point of this brief was to create an infographic around an important topic in South African politics. For this brief I decided to take the road less travelled and try to outline an argument against voting in elections. The theories behind structure of power and the existance of representative democracy as a placeholder for a true democracy where people can govern themselves, is a controversial and important discussion to make. For this project I therefore sought to research and discuss this topic from the other side of the democractic fence.

Skills Used

  • Graphic Design
  • Ideation
  • Academic Research
  • Field Research
  • Communication
  • Visual Presentation
  • Market Analysis
  • Philosophical & Ethical Understanding

Healthy Habits

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Early childhood development is an important topic in the unbringing of future generations. Living in an age of instant gratification, fast food and candy, one of the most important challenges we face is teaching children habits which will prove productive for them in the future. This requirements for this brief were to create an infographic aimed at children which would be easily understandable and rememberable. The approach I chose to take in this brief was to first understand how children learn and what is important to them. If you can’t peak a child’s interest you most certainly cannot expect them to remember what you have told them, much less incorporate into their daily habits. To do this you have to change the focus and make it fun and exciting, allowing the child to change their habits without even knowing they are doing it.

Skills Used

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Ideation
  • Academic Research
  • Field Research
  • Communication
  • Visual Presentation
  • Reporting

An Ode to The Future

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Hold on to your seats ladies and gentlemen because the world as we know it is about to change. At first, these words seem more relevant to the opening scene of a science fiction film than to the opening 20 years of the millennium. However, once you take a closer look at the technology, trends, science and global impact of what is being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, that science fiction movie you imagined starts to look a little more like a historical documentary. We are entering the next era of humankind, and although as enticing as the flames of excitement may be, they are ever doused with fear, uncertainty and of course, inequality. The discussion to follow will outline the basis of what the Fourth Industrial Revolution is, what the global implications are and the identification of intersection points between global trends and industrial innovations and adoptions

Skills Used

  • Academic Research
  • Field Research
  • Communication
  • Visual Presentation
  • Reporting

Analysis Paralysis

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Analsysis paralysis is a phenomenon that we all encounted at some point. Big decisions are never simple. For example: how do you know which apartment will work out better for you in the long run? Should you stay in your current relationship? These types of decisions can haunt us years. Hours if not days can be spent agonising over the smallest details and writing sheet after sheet of pro’s and con’s. However, with a little strategic planning and a solid model, analysis paralysis can be avoided. The goal of this brief was to develop such a model.

Skills Used

  • Academic Research
  • Field Research
  • Communication
  • Visual Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • Reporting

Woodstock Gentrification Management

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The purpose of this project which spanned over two seperate briefs was to research the issue of gentrification in Woostock Cape Town through the use of interviews, surveys and observations. My role as project manager of this project was to plan, organise and coordinate the research team and formulate a report of the current situation of the problem and how to go about finding a resolution.

Skills Used

  • Project Management
  • Academic Research
  • Field Research
  • Communication
  • Human Resource management
  • Visual Presentation
  • Reporting

A Diamond is Forever

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De Beers is world famous for diamonds, and maybe even more so for their exeptional marketing techniques which made diamonds a symbol of love and eternity. This infographic explores just how De Beers did that as well as the light and dark side of the diamond industy.

Skills Used

  • Academic Research
  • Visual Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • Data Visualisation

Liedtka's Four Stages

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Liedtka's four stages of problem solving is an innovative and useful method of understanding how to solve problems and frame solutions. This infographic was aimed at making the process more understandable and acted as a quick reference for anyone who is trying to solve a design problem.

Skills Used

  • Academic Research
  • Visual Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • Data Visualisation

Global Crowdfunding

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Every entrepreneur knows about crowdfunding, but to those who are not in the world of startups, crowdfunding can be a confusing topic. This infographic is aimed at explaining the process of crowdfunding as well as the global reach of crowdfunding and the size and extent of the industry. It also compares African crowdfunding sites with the world wide biggest, giving a better perspective to those on the continent.

Skills Used

  • Academic Research
  • Visual Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • Data Visualisation

Human Centered Design

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Human centered design is about understanding a consumer and putting yourself in their shoes. the focus is on the customer. Some of the best designs are purely based on the needs of the customer and how their needs can be met. this series of slides explores the use of Virtual Reality as a human centered design story and the possibilites VR could have on a variety of users, most importantly as a news medium which could allows people to stand in the shoes of the subject of news stories they see every day.

Skills Used

  • Academic Research
  • Visual Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • Data Visualisation

Parking App

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Anyone who live in Cape Town CBD knows that parking is an absolute nightmare. 'Park' is an app that allows individuals to rent out their parking spaces during certain times of the day when they aren't home. Allowing parkers to look for parking spaces based on their geographic location and pay for a secure and safe parking spot close to thier destination while parkee's can make a little bit of extra side cash.

Skills Used

  • Academic Research
  • Visual Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • UX Design
  • Interface Design

The Evolution of Video Games

From pong to virtual reality, in just a few decades video games have gone from relatively simple to incredibly life-like and realistic. This video is a journal for the journey of video games and those who develop them. Go through 10 years of video games in just a few minutes.

  • Academic Research
  • Visual Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing
  • Story Telling

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The Innovation of Tesla Motors

With Elon Musk at the healm, Tesla Motors have become the posterchild for innovation and technology. Their electric cars have revolutionised the market and they didn't stop their! Here's a look at what Tesla have done to make their business what it is today. Through pivots, changes and refocusing they have created much more than a simple car manufacturer.

  • Academic Research
  • Visual Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing
  • Story Telling

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#FeesMustFall Infographic

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In 2015/16 the #FeesMustFall movement was an important news story and national event. However it is little understood what the students were asking for specifically and if it is economically feasible or in fact possible for the South African government to provide free education. This series of infographics explores the demands and history of the #FeesMustFall movement and wether or not free education is a possibility in a post apartheid South Africa.

Skills Used

  • Academic Research
  • Visual Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • Data Visualisation
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Web Courses Bangkok Print Design

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Project Description: I have composed and designed course material for a number of courses, including the following:

  • • Web Design Essentials Course
  • • Web Design Intermediate Course
  • • Graphic & Logo Design Course
  • • Photography Courses.

Skills Used

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Wordpress/CSS/HTML/JS
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Adope Music Studio

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Adope Music is a music production studio in Berlin, Germany. Their music has always inspired me and I was thrilled to get the opportunity to design their new logo and business cards. They were so happy with mywork that I am now working with them on deveopling their website and other branding materials.

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop

Creative Bangkok

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My biggest project for Web Courses Agency was Creative Bangkok, a six day event hosting internationally renouned speakers from companies like Walt Disney and NASA. This project required me to adapt and learn extremely fast as most of the development

Skills Used

  • Wordpress
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML5/CSS3/PHP/JS
  • Illustrator
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Footsteps in Asia

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Footsteps in Asia is a Bangkok based travel agency which specialise in ‘off-the-beaten-track’ style travel experiences. After travelling and seeing first hand the overload of tourism at specific locations and attractions in Asia, I found this to be a refreshing idea and was proud to work on it.

Skills Used

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • HTML/CSS/PHP/JQUERY/Javascript
  • Project Managemnt
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Luxvaluation Luxembourg

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Asia Design Studio (www.asia-design-studio.com) has long been one of my loyal clients. Luxvaluation is a valuation company in Luxemberg. The website needed to be very clean and proessional. This along with the style being highly corporate turned out to be a new and challenging experience.

  • Illustrator/Photoshop
  • HTML/CSS/PHP
  • Responsive Design
  • Project Management
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Web Courses Bangkok Design Agency

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Aer completing my internship I was employed full time by Web Courses Bangkok at which time I was responsible for many facets of website maintenance and upgrade as well as brainstorming with a team to help improve the functioning and eectiveness of the business and website.

Skills Used

  • Wordpress
  • HTML5/CSS3/PHP
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
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SSR Recruitment

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SSR recruitement is a recruitment agency based in Bangkok Thailand. This website required a lot of theme customisation and really helped me solidify my understanding of javascript and php practices.

  • Illustrator/Photoshop
  • HTML/CSS/PHP/JQUERY/Javascript
  • Responsive Design
  • Graphic Design
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The U.S Steak House

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The US Steak House is one of my on-going freelance projects and they have grown to be aloyal client. During the opening of their resturant I was required to brainstorm and establish their branding which included producing a logo as well as design all their required print material including menu’s, flyers and business cards.

Skills Used

  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Project Management
  • Client Managemnt
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Ebook - "Why Getting to The Top of Google is so Hard"

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“Why getting to the top of Google is so hard” by Carl Heaton is an ebook I designed and helped write, which is currently being sold on Amazon.com and has been downloaded over 150 times. The ebook is also available on the Web Courses Bangkok website.

Skills Used

  • SEO
  • Online Marketing
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
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Professionally App

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Professionally is a project I am working on which matches Job seekers with employers and allows for the exchange of information with one another.

  • Swift
  • Online Marketing
  • UI/UX
  • Adobe Illustrator
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My Skills

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Programming

80

Design

85

Ideation

60

UI / UX

85

Wordpress

90

Photography

60

Project Management

50

Marketing

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I'm available for freelance projects.

Here's what some people have to say about me.

I have worked for a wide variety of clients in multiple countries. I have also been a part of some wonderful teams!
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Ryan has been a solid member of our team and his problem solving ability has been his biggest asset, never taking the easy way out and actively hunting down solutions.

Pete Gregory: Former employer - Web Courses Bangkok
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Ryan displays key capabilities in problem solving through innovation. Ryan is a dedicated and motivated student who engages well with his peers and lecturers alike. He shows a great interest in solving real world problems with well thought out solutions. Entrepreneurship and leadership roles are best suited to his skills set.

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