Johann Uys & Tony Peng (Silver Rocket & Envie)

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4:00 – 7:00 PM UTC

Johann Uys does not quite fit the stereotypical mould of a traditional businessman or barking boss. Instead of an organised, mathematical business type, Johann is a creative soul who lives and breathes design, a loving father and a hopeless romantic. So how did he end up as co-owner and creative director of one of the leading design and brand companies in the country?

About this event

Johann’s stint in the design world started when he opened his first studio in April 1994, after having completed a national diploma in graphic design. A few years later, he headed to London with his wife, Ailsa, where he got the chance to work as a freelancer with some of the biggest agencies in the world, servicing clients such as BBC, KPMG and i3.

A week at PSD:Fitch covering for an employee on maternity leave turned into three years in a senior design position at one of the then top three multi-disciplinary design agencies in the world.

With a heap of invaluable experience in the bag, Johann and Ailsa returned to South Africa in 2003 where he started as creative director for a well-known Joburg-based strategic design company, before rejoining Silverrocket in 2008.

Eight years later Silverrocket Creative is a design, brand and communication company creating inspired brands grounded in strong strategic thinking. The company has grown to include a publications arm, run by Johannes Deetlefs who joined in 2013 as a director. And boy, do these three make a dynamic team!

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


4:00 PMNetworking and Food
6:00 PMFireside Chat
7:00 PMNetworking