PEOPLE

Andrea Lawrence

Brand Content Manager 
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Andrea Lawrence

Brand Content Manager 

Loves:
Fitness
Food
Adventure

Doesn’t love:
Meetings that could be emails
Weirdly textured foods
Bad grammar

Top 3 TV shows:
The Catch
The Fixer
How To Get Away With Murder
(Andrea’s emotional and mental stability basically rests in the hands of Shonda Rhimes).

History in 75 words:
Born and bred in Cape Town, Andrea spent most of her early days avoiding all extramural and sporting activities, only to become a fitness junkie in more recent years. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in business and marketing, she discovered a natural affinity for content creation and set off on a quest to add colour and value to the digital marketplace. While Andrea enjoys creative work, she also totally nerds out on numbers and spreadsheets.

Daniel Myburgh

Senior Digital Ninja
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Daniel Myburgh

Senior Digital Ninja

Loves:
Good coffee
Cooking
Downhill racing

Doesn’t love:
A cold, wet wetsuit
Any form of beans
Slow internet

 

Top 3 TV shows:
Ozark
Vikings
Breaking Bad

 

History in 75 words:
After 26 years of ‘digital’, Daniel’s brain has mutated. He now dreams in binary, and thinks in hex decimal. He can still whistle the dial tone of his first 56K modem (from the days of super slow internet. So slow in fact, that it should have been illegal. Right up there with murder). Back then Dan was building systems for the US navy. He then joined an internet startup in Cleveland Ohio (of all places). Many years and roles later, he now spends his days dreaming up digital strategies and building pixel perfect digital deployments.

Elana Espag

Junior Creative
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Elana Espag

Junior Creative

Loves:
Fruit smoothies
Road trips
Playing drums

Doesn’t love:
3 things;
olives
olives
and olives.

Top 3 TV shows:
Silicon Valley
Nashville
Superstore

History in 75 words:
Elana escaped Johannesburg in 2014 – with little more than a bag, a surfboard, a dream, and some mad creative skills. Illustration, design, and animation – Elana does the lot. She arrived in J-Bay and put those skills to use immediately – both in a design shop and on the waves. All while finishing her Graphic Design degree through the University of Hertfordshire. Respect.

Elbe Greyling

Resource Co-ordinator
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Elbe Greyling

Resource Co-ordinator

Loves:
Jogs on the beach
Her 2 Border Collies
Mathematical brain teasers

Doesn’t love:
Anything that comes out of an animal, like an egg.
And spiders.

Top 3 TV shows:
One Tree Hill
NCIS
Suits

History in 75 words:
Elbé is a mind-boggling mixture of left-brain and right-brain strengths. She thrives on being constantly challenged with new adventures at all times. She qualified, and practiced as a Physiotherapist. She is now the in-house team Physiotherapist and Resource Coordinator at Hats+Rabbits where she gets to make sure that team members and timelines are functioning optimally at all times.

Ivan Colic

Senior Designer
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Ivan Colic

Senior Designer

Loves:
Art and Design
Comics
Music production

Doesn’t love:
Bad drivers
Slooooooow internet

Top 3 TV shows:
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Mighty Boosh

History in 75 words:
When he realized he was never going to become a superstar DJ, he gave the next best thing a go; advertising. From award winning agencies, leading financial companies, political parties to international tech startups, Ivan’s worked for them all. When not developing typefaces, designing infographics or developing startup identities, he still makes beats, reads comics and binges TV shows with his wife and two doggos.

Janine Laubscher

Brand Content Manager
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Janine Laubscher

Brand Content Manager

Loves:
French bulldogs
Travelling
Instagram

Doesn’t love:
Traffic
Politics
Wet socks

Top 3 TV Shows:
The Fixer
Homeland
Girls

History in 75 words:
Janine was formally trained in Pubic Relations, and had a successful stint in PR. She soon realized that telling and selling stories is what makes her tick. Janine’s passion for photography and people helps her to channel her energy into creating dynamic visual content and constantly seeking out new angles in on stories.

Johnny Marques

Founder, CCO
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Johnny Marques

Founder, CCO

Loves:
Coffee
Comics
Surfing

Hates:
Food that used to swim

Top 3 TV shows:
Homeland
Flight of the Conchords
This Is Us

History in 75 words:
Born in Zimbabwe, finished school in South Africa. Then spent 10 years in London working at Haygarth, and then Iris. Johnny was then transferred to New York, where he spent the next 10 years. Initially as ECD of Iris NY, then ECD of Saatchi NY, then ECD of Jack Morton Worldwide’s NY office. Started Hats+Rabbits in 2014 on the belief that clients and talent deserve better from agencies. Never looked back.

Robert Shone

Brand Content Strategist
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Robert Shone

Brand Content Strategist

Loves:
Wine
World travel
Word play

Doesn’t love:
Talking on the phone
(who does that?)
Slow internet

Top 3 TV shows:
Survivor
Friends
Veep

History in 75 words:
PMB > NYC > JHB > LDN > CPT

Rob initially dabbled (and failed) in the following disciplines; Psychology, PR, and Chicken Delivery. Rob finally realised he wasn’t going to get paid for any of the above, and thus reverted to his first love: language. This evolved into a growing passion for digital content, which now pays the bills and keeps him endlessly entertained and challenged as the digital landscape continues to evolve.

Yolandie Breytenbach

Senior Art Director
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Yolandie Breytenbach

Senior Art Director

Loves:
Cheese
Wine
Fonts

Doesn’t love:
Butternut
Drivers that snail along in the fast lane

Top 3 TV shows:
Lost
Breaking Bad
The Handmaid’s Tale

History in 75 words:
Yolandie fell in love with the ad world in 2001 working as a photographer’s assistant in Berlin. It took a collection of hippo sketches and numerous gallery visits to get accepted into the renowned Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule. There, a passion for typography was slowly drilled into her by meticulous German professors. After working in advertising and design in Berlin for several years Yolandie emigrated to South Africa. Among Yolandie’s biggest goals is (in her words) “a desire to prove that Germans do have a sense of humour. Sometimes.”

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