Jake Wagner : Web and Graphic Designer


Title

WEB AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Wanted super power

SUPER-HUMAN STRENGTH

Location

DURBAN

Alter-ego

JOEY TRIBBIANI

“WHEN THERE IS NO ENEMY WITHIN, THE ENEMIES OUTSIDE CAN DO US NO HARM” – AFRICAN PROVERB

Our resident website designer, graphic designer, and SEO & Google ads expert.

Jake has an exceptional creative mind and a fantastic sense of humor. He has a smirk and charm that earns him the nickname “Joey Tribbiani”. He loves rugby, food and has a keen eye for creating beautiful things.

Jake is best known for his focus on design trends, coming up with amazing ideas, and getting super high optimization scores on Google Ads.

TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

I’m a bit of a jack of all trades, which fits my position perfectly. In terms of design, I do graphic and web design. Graphic design being Logos and Corporate Identities and Web design being creating wireframes and prototyping websites before being sent to Retrival for development. I also do Google Ads for clients, creating entire campaigns from the creative to managing and monitoring the campaign after it is launched.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR WORK LIGHTS A FLAME WITHIN YOU?

What really lights my flame is when a client comes to us with the desire to be different, to try to create a brand identity or a website that doesn’t exist yet. I love it when a brief demands an open mind and allows for unlimited creativity.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AS A DESIGNER?

I have a few goals as a designer. One being to design for the greater good. I would love to work on meaningful projects, for global social and environmental issues where I can truly make an impact through design. Another goal is to lead a design team. I’m naturally a team player and a career goal of mine is to create a space where other designers, specializing in various design backgrounds, can truly be themselves and reach their full potential.

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF DESIGN LOOK LIKE TO YOU?

To me, the future of design is even more user-centric than before. With people spending more time online, I think that websites will essentially become less of a ‘store front’ and more of a ‘living room’. This is because the website will be created with the intent for the user to feel comfortable spending time on the website. This will be achieved by focusing on the accessibility for all users, the usability, as well as the general look and feel of the website.