Chief whip, creative counsellor, controller of chaos and think tank, Lynette has been in the creative industry for almost 18 years. With her passion for marketing, brilliant design and her constant commitment to the growth of her clients’ businesses, she is now proudly heading a team of strong creatives and other professionals, ensuring only the best marketing and design solutions are delivered to clients.
Ever a student, she has studied and completed courses and training in various fields, ranging from fine arts, design, and animation, to marketing management, social media management, and project management. She even knows how to read a dumpy level on a construction site!
Zibbie is Grindstone’s highly-experienced Account Executive. Having worked in digital for over 10 years in Cape Town for several reputable agencies, she moved out to Mossel Bay for a break from the madness. As a team leader, she oversees that all project deadlines are met and that the in-house resources are delivering at their best.
HEAD OF DIGITAL & DESIGN
Klea was born curious, her first word was ‘more’ . Soaking up skills and knowledge from and early age, she has found her niche in the diverse world of design and advertising and has never looked back. In her free time she’s usually off exploring with her husband and 2 kiddies while cataloging everything with her camera as she goes.
Nicolaas is a graphic designer, photographer, musician and writer. After he received a BA degree in Creative Brand Communications in 2014, he worked as a graphic designer, translator and Afrikaans copywriter at various corporate groups. In his free-time he enjoys summiting all the peaks of the Outeniqua Mountain range or attempting to break his PB on a half-marathon.
Stefanie is not only creative with developing websites, she is also a nail technician and enjoys weight training. Inspired by her family and friends she found her niche for designing and developing of websites. She uses her free time to explore on YouTube to grow her knowledge in beauty, health and designing trends. One of her mottos is 'act confident and no-one will question you'.
SEARCH ENGINE MARKETER
Neill’s appetite for anything related to technology is ever-growing. Fresh out of school, and straight into the workforce, Neill was thrown into the deep end, having to learn terms like “SEO” and “PPC”. Thankfully he’s a sponge for information, and it wasn’t long before he was moulded into our SEM guru. Neill has a dream of flying a plane, and would love to travel the globe one day.
COPYWRITER AND CONTENT PRODUCER
Esther’s passion for writing can be traced back to her primary school years, when she designed a poetry book, then persuaded her school to publish it. She now has over 20yrs of experience in copywriting, and 10yrs of social media management. Esther left the cooler Scottish climate in 2011, to follow her other passion… sharks. In 2015, she founded a shark and ocean conservation initiative called Keep Fin Alive.
When Clint was a kid, a tree fell on him, but because he doesn’t have a scar to prove it, nobody believes him. He also summited Mount Everest once, but because he didn’t take a selfie on the peak, nobody believes him. Beer tastes best when it’s slightly colder than room temperature, but who’s going to believe that, right? Anyway, Clint’s a marketer and he loves design. Believe that.
Bernadene grew up talking endlessly. To keep her busy (or possibly to keep her family sane), she was enrolled at a modelling school at five years old and obtained her modelling Teacher’s Certificate at a young age. Bernadene’s love for people has led her to a career as a restaurant operations manager, and more recently, developing an unexpected passion working for a funeral agency, before joining our more lively office, here at Grindstone.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE MOZAMBIQUE
Everyone calls Sietske ‘Sisi’ since no one can pronounce her real name. She speaks Portuguese (cannot write it, but thank goodness for Google Translate), is fluent in English, Czech and, of course, her native language, Dutch. Sisi has a double degree, loves event planning and marketing, and her passion lies in music. She even spins some records from time to time and named her son after David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust.