Simon was born and raised in Manchester with a passion for drawing and an obsession with two wheels and muddy trails. After an honours degree in Management Studies at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Simon found his way to Johannesburg where he swapped the mud for the dust and the pen for the pencil. A degree in Graphic Design from The Design Center, Greenside led to an internship at Grid Worldwide and 8 years in the design department at The Brand Union (formally Enterprise IG). As Design Director, Simon worked across Africa on large-scale corporate branding projects from Nigerian Banks to Egyptian fast food chains and luxury resorts in Morocco.
Chris is a Cape Town lad through and through, having been raised on the mountains and sports fields of this beautiful city. He graduated from U.C.T. with a Finance and Economics Honours degree and set out in the financial services industry where he spent 3 valuable years. However, a constantly questioning mind saw him swapping the calculator for a notebook to fill with insights.