Meet Our Team

Lisa Saville
Nic Johnson
Andrew Mance
Jurgens Joubert
Garth Wiener
Calvyn Steyn
Nokuzola Mathombela
Stanford Lawo
Crystal Davids
Angelique Rossouw
JP Redman
Shaun February
Natie Louw
Hamish Liddell
Trevor Mtshakazana
Kirstin Houghton
Tracey Goodman
Rochelle Japhta
Niezaam Achmat
Anathi Nxomani
Aziza Africander

Lisa Saville

FOUNDING MEMBER / DESIGNER

At Hot Ink since June 1997

Favourite part of my job is watching my awesome staff develop and grow, and receiving praise from happy customers

Craziest thing we ever did was decide to start a graphic design and print studio in 1997

When not at work I like to race down mountains on my bicycle and be with my precious family

If I wasn’t a designer – are you kidding? I’ve wanted to do this since the age of 7!

Fun fact: I do love speed

Nic Johnson

FOUNDING MEMBER

At Hot Ink since June 1997

Favourite part of my job is the positive attitude of my business partner and staff, and seeing satisfied customers

Craziest thing we ever did was establish Hot Ink in a tiny room in 1997

When not at work I like to surf, kiteboard, hike and spend time with friends

If I wasn’t a business owner I would travel the world and surf

Andrew Mance

PART OWNER / OFFICE MANAGER

AKA Droid

At Hot Ink since 2001

Favourite part of my job is solving problems and being a fixer of all things fixable

Craziest thing we ever did was folding origami frogs for 2 days straight

When not at work I like to ride motorbikes, play computer games and devise a plan to take over the world

If I wasn’t doing this I would like to be a Star Wars fighter pilot

Interesting fact: my name is Droid because of the large amount of metal in my body

Jurgens Joubert

PART OWNER / PRODUCTION MANAGER

AKA Sheldon (from ‘Big Bang Theory’)

At Hot Ink since May 2004

Favourite part of my job is ordering people around

Craziest thing I ever did was rope in all my friends one night to help fold 500 urgent invites while watching TV

When not at work I like to socialize with friends and braai

If I wasn’t doing this I would like to own a bar

Interesting fact: I am actually perfect even though my minions don’t believe this yet

Garth Wiener

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

At Hot Ink since Nov 2008

Favourite part of my job is happy clients; coffee breaks and seeing your own work in a shop window

Craziest thing we ever did was constructing  three dimensional point of sale displays for Sports Direct

When not at work I like to train at gym, listen to music and have games nights with friends

If I wasn’t a graphic designer I would like to be a tattoo artist

Fun fact: I can give and take a good joke

Calvyn Steyn

ESTIMATOR

AKA Calvinator

At Hot Ink since June 2012

Favourite part of my job is playing with numbers

Craziest request I ever had was to quote on three dimensional pencil shaped calendars

When not at work I like to play computer games and go out with friends

If I wasn’t an estimator I would like to be an accountant

Favourite saying: “I didn’t do it!”

Nokuzola Mathombela

CLEANER / FINISHER

AKA Eunice / Mamkwayi

At Hot Ink since 2004

Favourite part of my job is keeping things clean

Craziest thing I ever did was searching the streets for our stolen black bins

When not at work I like to take my children out

If I wasn’t a cleaner I would like to be a traffic officer

Fun fact: I have fun dancing to music even if I don’t understand what the lyrics are!

Stanford Lawo

FINISHER

AKA Stanza / Stan The Man

At Hot Ink since April 2002

Favourite part of my job is using and maintaining the electric guillotine

When not at work I like to play soccer

If I wasn’t a finisher I would like to be a traffic officer

Interesting fact: I used be a tractor driver

Crystal Davids

RECEPTIONIST

AKA Crissy

At Hot Ink since August 2016

Favourite part of my job is…EVERYTHING! I love the client interaction as well as solving admin mysteries.

Craziest job I ever had was working in a video store – I am not a ‘movie’ kind of girl.

When not at work I like to sing, listen to music, spend time with family and just enjoy life!

If I wasn’t a receptionist I would become a globetrotter and travel the world.

Personal motto: Live your life to the fullest…

Angelique Rossouw

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

AKA Angie

At Hot Ink since June 2014

Favourite part of my job is designing cool stuff of course and seeing what new challenges I can take on next

Craziest thing I ever did – every day is a crazy day! Making the impossible possible, pulling rabbits out of hats…

When not at work I like to spend time with my little family, preferably outdoors – you try keeping a little ginger boy indoors for more than 5 minutes!

When I am not at Hot Ink I will be old and retired  🙂

Fun Fact: You’ll never see me in a dress besides on my wedding day

 

JP Redman

LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER

At Hot Ink since June 2015

Favourite part of my job is the smile you receive from a client when they are blown away with your design or final print.

Craziest thing I ever did was a treetop tour in Tsitsikamma.

When not at work I like to play online games and spend time with family.

If I wasn’t a graphic designer I would like to be a digital design lecturer.

Fun Fact: I don’t have birthdays – I level up!

Shaun February

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

At Hot Ink since October 2015

Favourite part of my job is getting those projects done so that it puts a smile on my clients faces.

Craziest thing I ever did was dancing in the rain.

When not at work I like to do photography and pencil sketches.

If I wasn’t a graphic designer I would like to be a mechanic.

My future: I am always keen to do new things so who knows…

Natie Louw

SIGNAGE MANAGER

At Hot Ink since November 2015

Favourite part of my job: getting to the end of a successful project with a satisfied client.

Craziest job I ever pulled off: 90% of signage installations are crazy!

When not at work I like to be outdoors, camping, braaing with friends and 4×4’ing.

If I wasn’t a finisher I would like to be a 4×4 skills driving instructor.

Fun Fact: I just love to braai! I would do it every day if I could…

Hamish Liddell

DRIVER / FINISHER

At Hot Ink since Jan 2016

Favourite part of my job is finishing…

Craziest job I have ever had was being Chico the Clown at the Spur.

When not at work I like to be with family and friends, motorbike riding, being in nature: hiking; snorkelling & mountain biking.

Little known fact about me: I have completed 10 Comrades Marathons – because I am a finisher(!)

Trevor Mtshakazana

VINYL  APPLICATOR

At Hot Ink since October 2016

AKA: Z-Boy

Craziest job: Installing signage at the Virgin Active in a very confined space underneath an electric fence!

In my free time:  I can be found playing soccer and being with my family.

One day:  I plan to have my own business and work for myself.

Secret fact about me: I am a terrible singer.

Kirstin Houghton

RECEPTION / CLIENT LIAISON

At Hot Ink since Feb 2017

AKA Kirsty

Favourite part of my job is people, people, people! Love dealing with all the different types…

When not at work I like to spend time with my family and boyfriend. Family is very important to me. I also enjoy playing netball and organising events in my spare time.

If I wasn’t in my current role I would like to be a full-time events co-ordinator.

Me in a nutshell: Talkative, bubbly and happy – and a bit loud sometimes too!

Tracey Goodman

FINISHER

At Hot Ink since September 2017

Craziest times on the job: Working through the night to meet tight deadlines.

When I am not at work I love watching movies with my kids.

If I wasn’t in my current job  I would like to be a social worker.

Secret fact about me: Once you get to know me you will find I can be a very entertaining individual(!)

Rochelle Japhta

FINISHER

At Hot Ink since May 2018

Favourite part of my job is: constantly learning new skills.

When I am at home I like to be with my kids, watch movies and sleep in.

If I wasn’t a finisher  I would be a nurse.

Fun fact about me: I love to party with my close friends.

Niezaam Achmat

VINYL  APPLICATOR

At Hot Ink since July 2018

AKA: Zalas

Best part of my job: The friendly work space we operate in at Hot Ink. 

Craziest job I’ve had to pull off: Doing a full-wrap colour change on a Porsche 911 Carrera (don’t worry – it was legal!)

In my free time:  I like to sketch or game on my Playstation

If I wasn’t a vinyl applicator:  I would be a tattoo artist.

Secret fact about me: I am actually a big softy who likes to make people smile and make their day.

Anathi Nxomani

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

At Hot Ink since July 2018

AKA: Nathi

Best part of my job: The relationships I form with the clients I print for.

When I am not at work:  I like going on fun outings with my baby daughter.

If I wasn’t a graphic designer:  I would be an illustrator or fine artist.

Lesser known facts about me: I used to be a party DJ and chocolate is my weakness!

Aziza Africander

ADMINISTRATOR

At Hot Ink since July 2018

Craziest job: When an enormous sum of money was needed for an emergency while my boss was overseas, I gathered the full amount in under 2 hours by offering all our clients a settlement discount!

I like to spend my free time with my family, my children and my grandchildren.

If I wasn’t in my current job  I would be an attorney.

Secret fact about me: I am the craziest grandmother around – I do all the things that my grandkids love (even when its not the right things – like jumping in puddles in winter!)

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