Just over ten years ago, Daniel noticed a gap in the web design market: a myriad companies were peddling their technical ability, but none offered their expertise with either strong creative roots or service with quick turnaround times and genuinely personal attention to clients.
And so he founded Druff Interactive with these values and ideals, a start-up that grew from a staff of one to a full team of digital professionals and prodigies, all working towards the simple goal of becoming a revolutionary digital studio that can accomplish more for its clients.
When he’s not chained to his keyboard for 13-hour days or obsessing over whatever latest gadget he can get his hands on, Daniel takes part in a remarkable variety of sports.
Heidi is the driving force behind Druff’s success and when Heidi talks the office sits up and listens.
Shortly after Heidi graduated from the University of Pietermaritzburg she spent many years at Vodacom in their early days setting up various departments. Bringing that knowledge and experience to Druff, Heidi has put many processes in place to better the workings of Druff which translates down the line to better websites and design as well as a better customer experience.
Garreth is seen as the clever one in the office. When Garreth is quiet and peacefully hidden behind his screen it seems that no one can disturb him. With his thinking cap on, no technical issue is too hard for him to solve.
After Studying in London at Brickenhall he returned to South Africa in 2005 to advance his career which has been only going from strength to strength.
When Vanessa was younger she decided she'd like to join the circus. However, she could not think of any acts she'd be good at, besides being one of the few people she knows who is happy holding a frog. So, putting that idea on hold, she decided instead to make like bamboo and grow. She has learnt the art of laying strong roots to support her will to grow in knowledge each day.
Besides being versatile and strong, she is big on all things eco-friendly. Vanessa asks a lotof questions all the time and although she believes that one day she may be wise enough to understand the meaning of life, for now she's super happy just living it.
Clayton is like the silent partner of the office, he puts his head down and works like a machine. He studied at Speciss College and is a digital media and computer animation enthusiast at heart.
When he’s not busy leading his Call of Duty squadron or building his empire in Civilisation, he enjoys reading and one day plans to travel around the world.
Clayton likes solving problems and asking a lot of questions. His best kept secret is that he’s good in macramé (he thinks). If you’re not sure what it is…Google it.
Liza graduated in 2008 from CTU. With her knowledge and enthusiasm Liza moved onto bigger opportunities working with big brand names like Huisgenoot, Porsche and Media 24.
She realised she learned attention to detail when she almost rear-ended the car in front of her because she was analysing a font on a billboard.
Since then liza developed an appreciation for everything unique and looks upon a well-designed project with either sympathy OR extreme jealousy. Either way Liza will still go to a restaurant secretly critiquing the menu design.
Once upon a time there was a princess who kissed a frog and the frog became a prince.
Yip Nici is the one who believes in fairy tales and counts on happy endings. Her dad told her once: Keep your feet on the ground and reach for the stars. That’s her motto in life.
Nici loves to solve a puzzle. A problem is not a problem unless you can solve it. Laughter and happiness is her best friend and she does not kiss them goodbye at night she takes them along unless…
Ilze completed her degree in multimedia at the Tshwane University of Technology.
Her mommy always said: "You, my child, are the brainchild of creativity". Shortly thereafter she started dreaming of floating yellow balloons filled with creativity that popped in her veins and poured into her finger tips, which then continued into her ninja mouse movements.
Since then, quality and satisfaction were her top priorities when planning a revolutionary design. She continuously tries to find new ways for innovation and creativity.
Ilze‘s motto in life is to turn clutter into clarity, problems into solutions and ideas into reality.
From a very young age Chantal has maintained a high interest in design, and for more than a decade now has been cultivating that interest with experience.
Chantal cannot go a day with out creating..from designing logos to websites, always ready to pick up the slack..
She loves to travel and the highlight of her life was her recent trip to Hong Kong - a visual feast to a designer‘s eyes, where aestethics are predominant everywhere - and hopes to return soon. Passionate about traveling and culture, she is constantly inspired by the sights and beauties that she encounters everyday.