ABOUT TRISTAN OWEN
With over 13 years of industry experience, I consult to businesses running their own development projects, providing technical project management, user experience design, e-commerce strategy, CRM automation and WordPress development services.
I’m a director and co-founder of Clickshape, a User Experience focused Web Development agency based in London & Cape Town.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME
I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2005 with a bachelors degree in Film and Multimedia (BA) and a postgraduate diploma in Enterprise Management (PDEM).
As an enthusiastic graduate, I did a short internship with Quirk (now Mirum) before co-founding my first company MyVideo, which was then a South African video sharing website. Thereafter, I acted as the Chief Operating Officer for my next startup MEDIAS, which developed turnkey web and mobile video-on-demand solutions and attracted customers such as Samsung, LG, Nokia and Vodacom.
After leaving MEDIAS, I founded Blue Note Media and offered web development and consulting services to a range of brands and clients including SACamera, NHU Africa and Warner Music Group.
In 2011, I co-founded Clickshape and in our first year of operation won a Bookmark award for our work on the ZANews website and video portal.
Now situated in London and Cape Town, our team has worked around the globe, and with a wide range of local and international clients including Red Bull, NedBank, SysPro, WebAfrica, Bio-Oil, Getaway and Mobile Guardian.
Clickshape has also provided services to foundations such as Slum Dwellers International, The Put Foot Foundation, RescuePaws Asia and Project Isizwe.
In 2017 I became involved in TravelBud, an exciting teach English and volunteer abroad organisation helping people experience unique and rewarding cultural adventures abroad.