Hi, my name is Rudi van der Walt. I've been obsessed with technology ever since I was 8, when we got our first PC. It had a 20MB hard drive, and ran at a clock speed of 4.77Mhz.
While I was still in school, I taught myself HTML. Also, I was lucky enough to have parents that could send me to do the A+ and Network+ courses in my Grade 11 and 12 years. After school, I went on to study computer programming. Sadly, the college I studied at didn't make it through the recession and they don't exist anymore. Luckily, I learned some awesome skills there - mostly how to code in Delphi (there's a word you probably haven't heard in a while hey!)
After that 2 year course, I did another "crash course" for a year in Graphic Design. Now, I'm not really good at design, but I did learn how to use programs like Photoshop and Dreamweaver - skills that really help with what I do!
In 2006 I started teaching myself PHP and MySQL, and that was where my company started. I've been a freelance web designer ever since.
The pretty lady in the picture is my awesome wife, Natalie. She's a kickass designer, and handles all of my clients' design work - check out her cool website (which I made hehe): Cape Town Graphic Designer
The two dogs are Betsie and Einstein - the comic relief in our household that we rescued from the Stellenbosch Animal Welfare (they're awesome!). They don't help much with our work, but they do provide some much needed entertainment around the office.
Anyway, I hope to be of service and help you out with your website! Chat soon!