Obox was founded in 2005 in Cape Town, South Africa and for the first 4 years we were a web development studio focussed on complete custom built sites using ColdFusion. Toward the end of 2008 we started an online video blog called 'From the Couch' which opened our eyes to the web community as well as WordPress. Then, on July 7th 2009 we launched what you see today, a professional Premium Theme company run by two brothers at the tip of Africa.
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1985. I grew up with a passion for motorsport but turned my attention to design and business when I turned 22.
Initially I was a programmer but when Marc joined I turned to design. My job involves coming up with the designs of new themes as well as the copywriting and marketing of our site. I also have to answer the contact emails.
I enjoy almost every minute of creating new designs but the stuff I enjoy the most is coming up with new ideas for Obox.
To design I use Fireworks, to convert my work into HTML/CSS I use Dreamweaver. For project management I use Google Docs and Skype. For email I use Outlook.
Wake up at 7.30am, go to the gym for 1hr, get home eat breakfast surf my favourite sites till about 9.30. Answer emails and catch up on skype till about 10.30 - 11. From then on it's a mixture of design work and testing till 7pm. I take a 3hr break and then work from 10pm to 12am.
Rinse & Repeat.
Born in 1986, I have a serious passion for outdoor sports, namely cycling and running. I also really digg motorsport as, like Dave, I've been wearing a helmet since the age of 5.
I am the programmer, mainly focussing on PHP and jQuery, but 'grew up' writing Coldfusion. When I'm not coding I'm sorting out our accounts, keeping thing the $'s in check.
You will often find me in the forums as I also manage all our technical support.
My workman tools include Dreamweaver, Firefox (with Firebug), Fireworks to cut up images and Skype for meetings. Believe it or not, we're still firmly stuck on PC's and Microsoft Outlook.
I normally get into work at about 9am, immediately make coffee (David: Lies, I make the coffee these days) and answer forums. From then on it's coding and bug fixing the entire day, until I get out for a run or ride if it's still light outside.