A bit about me

Hi, my name is Nichelle. I am a communication and marketing manager with over 15 years of experience in brand, creative and business communication and hold a degree in Business Communication from the North West University, South Africa. I have additional training in television and radio production, graphic design, photography, copywriting and a keen interest in new technologies.

I have been lucky in my career to have worked with and won awards for world-class international brands like Dermalogica (South Africa, USA, UK and Spain), Naste Dante, Molton Brown, Brenntag (South Africa), Huawei (Mauritius), Mercedes Benz (Mauritius) – covering a variety of projects and marketing disciplines.

I look after brands and their marketing strategies and love what I do.

  • PODI award for personalised printing solution software. Download the casestudy here

  • Mercedes Benz celebratory badge – Mauritius 50th Independence Anniversary

In 2017 we decided to reduce our worldly belongings by 90% and move onto a sailboat.  We now slowly move around the world where the wind and wifi take us.

This lifestyle allows us a simple life close to nature and although some might think we are often in the middle of the Deep Blue, it is far from the truth. We base ourselves close to land, internet connectivity and international airports. This means we can keep our careers and contact with clients going. My service offerings are currently structured around website development, design work and writing, while I still keep up to date with all the latest trends and the general marketing environment. Will I work across other marketing and communication disciplines again? Most definitely, yes. Let’s see what waits after completing our Atlantic Ocean Crossing in early 2020.

We have a YouTube channel. If you are interested in seeing what our lives are like, follow it here.

For my personal blog and some detail of our live on a sailboat, follow my dearniche blog here.

Qualifications and education

Bachelors Business Communication
Marketing, Communication, Graphic Design
– North West University, South Africa

Financial Management (Cape Town, South Africa)
A-Z of Branding (Jhb, South Africa)
Digital Photography (Reading, UK)
Strategic Management (Jhb, South Africa)
Township Marketing Summit (Jhb, South Africa)

Online courses

  • Facebook Retargeting
  • 2020 Complete Instagram Marketing Masterclass
  • Ultimate Hootsuite Social Media Marketing
  • Ultimate Google Ads
  • Content Marketing Masterclass
  • Link Building 2020
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
  • Affiliate Marketing
Connect with me on Linkedin

Client Testimonials

“It is always a pleasure to work with Nichelle. She is incredible efficient, clear in her communication and great at managing her projects.”

– Freddie JP Eksteen
Creative Director at Rendematics, South Africa

“Nichelle was responsible for our (Herbex) above the line marketing strategy, social media and the websites of our various brands, working closely with and mentoring 3 brand managers. She played an influential role in a significant growth period for the company. Nichelle is extremely dedicated and hardworking, but also a fun person to work with. She is an excellent creative talent, but has the business skills to complement this, which is a rare combination of skills. Nichelle will not let you down, she is extremely organized and will meet all deadlines given and exceed expectations.”

– Jason Peiser
Herbex Chief Operating Officer, Cape Town, South Africa

“We love the designs and your work in general!!”

– Ruth Moshodi
Trending Talent, Botswana

“Thanks so much Nichelle for your great service and support over the past few months!”

– Lache Woldson-Samuels
Marketing and Communications Manager, Brenntag South Africa

“She managed to convey the message and her presentation of concepts and designs were very professionally handled. She took note of the finest details and later was able to capture ideas on presentations. She was loyal and conscientious with her work and most reliable and punctual with her projects.”

– Glyn Kleinschmidt
Glyn Kleinschmidt PR, Pretoria, South Africa

“With her willingness to learn and initiative in the work place she definitely contributed to our business in more than one way. Nichelle is self-driven and her ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people is a definite asset.”

– Tina Lin
Joy English School, Taipei, Taiwan

“Really appreciate your input and reliability.”

– Rajesh Dindoyal
Odysseus Public Relations, Mauritius


Recent work is shown in the gallery. For a comprehensive list of experience and projects, including work done as Creative, Project Manager, Art Director and Marketing Professional, please contact me.