The Greenbox founders Simon Carter & Emily Lemmon were travelling when the idea to start a remote web design and development agency was formed. In this international context Greenbox began as an agile start-up, operating far and wide. The company subsequently decided to put down roots, and in 2009 we were joined by Alex Kirsten and became firmly established in Cape Town, South Africa.
Today Greenbox looks back on seven years of growth that have transformed our young company into a well-established web design agency with a loyal following.
Despite steady growth we intentionally retain a small team, so that we can still offer our personal attention. Together we work hard to elevate your brand and create a fresh, relevant web presence. This is an essential part of being visible and relevant in today’s online reality.
"We're All about innovation. In this fast-paced industry where technology reigns and evolves with every passing second, it's imperative that your brand remains relevant, and immune to invisibility"
Our team has the expertise and experience to handle any web-related project. We love boutique graphic design concepts, and are equally at ease with custom WordPress development all the way up to full-scale Drupal application development.
Simon is a project manager with 8 years industry experience in website production. His love for solving both functional and creative challenges is evident in each and every end product, and clients continually give him praise for his good nature, consistent professionalism and admirable work ethic. Simon loves to travel, and when he's not working, you're bound to find this water baby blowing off some steam in the ocean.
Emily is a passionate creative. Her fresh approach to design and incredible attention to detail always results in her work being both visually stunning and suitable in terms of her clients' needs. With a Diploma in digital design from Concept Interactive in Cape Town, and a knack for quick, creative concepts, she is an extremely valuable asset to the company. Emily is passionate about travel and keeping active, and likes to spend her free time in the outdoors.
Alex is an exceptionally talented and dedicated developer who has nearly 11 years of programming experience. Armed with a BSC (Hons) in Information Systems and a diploma in project management, Alex has helped to grow the Greenbox development skill set into that of an enterprise-ready digital agency. When Alex isn't knee deep in code or contributing back to the open source Drupal community, he can be found on a football pitch or immersed in some (often obscure) Soundcloud streams. He is passionate about Drupal development, and has presented at many of the Drupal Cape Town meet up's.
Jaime has been with us for 3 years as our resident web developer extraordinaire, covering both front end and Wordpress development. Jaime has become an indispensable member of the Greenbox team and as a result he has worked on numerous water-tight web development projects. He is a sponge when it comes to new things and always has his eye on the very cutting edge of trends. He has a keen interest in motion graphics and game development, and as if that wasn’t enough, you can ask him anything about Anime or Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Dave started his career off in editorial and brand design. He is one for fine details and has always been passionate about typography and print. Since his gravitation towards web he has been putting his mind to challenges and solutions in user experience and responsive design. Dave has been instrumental in providing Greenbox’s clients with custom designed websites, with modern and flawlessly executed results.
Kenny, the newest addition to the Greenbox team, has an animation and photography background but is expanding his skill set rapidly to encompass all things web. We're looking forward to adding his creative expertise to our offerings. Kenny keeps his work-life balance in check with a passion for motorbikes and travelling to exotic countries with his new wife.
Although our headquarters are now situated in Cape Town with a permanent team on deck, traveling and working remotely for a few months of the year is still a very important part of our ethos. During this time, we stay inspired by working from established co-working hubs like Hubud in Bali and Agora in Berlin. Working abroad helps us to keep a close eye on how the rest of the world operates, which brings invaluable insights to the table not only for our South African clients, but also our international clients from Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and Dubai.
About 4 years ago we set up a creative space in Cape Town that we share with a host of talented marketing specialists and social media experts, as well as graphic, interior and industrial designers. Our studio space was recently featured on Business Day live.
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The space we've created affords us the opportunity to meet individuals in the industry that we otherwise wouldn't meet in traditional office set-ups. Because we're able to enjoy informal chats and casually bounce ideas around, this collaborative environment has proven conducive to explosive creativity and insightful solutions for our clients. Co-working hubs have grown major popularity in Europe, some of which we have been lucky enough to work from whilst traveling abroad.