I'm Meg - a coffee, colour and adventure-loving web designer.

I am a curious creative thinker who helps businesses flourish in the digital space.

I’ve been working in digital, media and communications for over 12 years. My experience covers digital marketing; web, graphic and brand design; eCommerce; digital and print publishing; public relations and journalism. I have worked for publishing houses; marketing and advertising agencies in South Africa and the UK.

For 10 of those years I worked for other people. I liked my jobs. They challenged me. I had great mentors who pushed me. I learned a great deal. But in my time as employee, I felt something was missing. My inner guide was calling, saying there was more to life than a stable and ‘safe’ 9-5 job.

Why I started a business

I fell pregnant unexpectedly in 2016. This was the major life change I needed to follow my heart, think bigger and start something of my own. Nutmeg Web Co was born.

I knew very little about starting and growing a business. Marketing my own start-up on a tiny budget posed a unique challenge; very different to working in a big company with marketing and advertising budgets to match.

The amazing thing about our modern world is that digital marketing makes it possible for anyone with a laptop and internet connection to start a business. Of course, you also need a fierce drive to learn new things and adapt and innovate as you learn.

Since launching Nutmeg, I have helped over 20 clients create beautiful websites that have elevated their brands and helped grow their businesses.

This includes a number of growing eCommerce businesses. I love eCommerce – the very first full website I ever set-up was a big Shopify store in 2014. It took months and lots of frustrated tears, but the end result was a beautiful, well-categorised, user-friendly, SEO-optimised online store.

Now I use all that I have learned over my 12-year career and experience in starting and growing a business to help other businesses flourish in the digital space.

5 facts about me

1. I love photography. I’ve been learning how to use my DSLR for the last 10 years or so and finally, I can take good photos.

2. I’m curious and love hearing people’s stories and learning new things. Currently, I’m doing a Business Development Strategy course.

3. I’m trying hard to develop a great morning routine. Currently, it consists of a 30 minute run walk, yoga and guided meditation.

4. I dream of travelling to countries I’ve never visited and taking photos. The first on my list is Bhutan in the Himalayas.

5. I believe that life fulfillment lies in following your heart and doing what you love.

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