A team of experienced designers, developers & thinkers. Ready to build your brand.

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How much is good
design worth?

Apple knows. So does Coke and here in South Africa Nando’s and Woolworths seem to know it too. An increasing number of everyday brands are realising the value of strong product and identity design.

At One Circle, we know how to ask the right questions about your product or service and customers, and can translate your business goals into clear and compelling messages. Good design is at the core of communication.

Work.

We work across many design disciplines, and this enables us to give our clients a complete design solution.

Logo & Brand Development
Print & Layout Design
Packaging Design
Web Design & Development
Product Design & Development
User Experience & Interface Design
Internet Services
Social Media
Interior Design

One Circle brings together a professional & dedicated team.

Led at the helm by Amal and his more than 30 years international experience, the focus of our team is on the clients’ operations and public image. The team also place a great importance on their skills development to ensure we keep up with the ever changing scope of the design industry.

Team.

Our wealth of experience in different disciplines enables the team to offer a complete design solution to our clients.

Amal Ma’ani-Hessari

Creative Director

Amal brings over 25 years experience in design and public relations work in Europe to OCI.

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Naseem Ma’ani

Projects Manager

Naseem is charged with running special projects and the brand expansion of the company.

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Jordan Parker

Lead Designer

Jordan oversees all application and web design, ensuring user's have the best experience.

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Shamim Mirzai

IT Director

Shamim oversees all our technical projects & online security for clients.

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Della Rosenberg

Social Media Manager

Della tracks digital trends and manages content creation for client's social media strategies.

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Daunya Ma’ani-Hessari

Designer

Daunya's quirky and often eccentric thought process adds that special flair to our projects.

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Lauren van Rooyen

Social Media Development

Lauren's hands-on artistic skills add a new aspect to our social media projects.

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Grant Rossouw

Client Manager

Grant is customer-focused and thus handles all new client enquiries.

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Marlene Hattingh

Financial Manager

Marlene's administration and accounting experience is invaluable to One Circle.

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Lezelle Shaik

Accounts Manager

Lezelle's proven management skills make her the perfect fit to keep our accounts up to date and in order.

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Roxanne Ruthanum

HR Consultant

Roxanne is our resident people's person and know's how to spot talent when she sees it.

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Nondumiso Mchunu

Training Consultant

Nondumiso's focus is on client presentation, communication, staff assessing and moderating.

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Amal Ma’ani-Hessari

Creative Director

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Naseem Ma’ani

Projects Manager

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Jordan Parker

Lead Designer

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Shamim Mirzai

IT Director

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Della Rosenberg

Social Media Manager

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Daunya Ma’ani-Hessari

Designer

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Lauren van Rooyen

Social Media Development

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Grant Rossouw

Client Manager

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Marlene Hattingh

Financial Manager

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Lezelle Shaik

Accounts Manager

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Roxanne Ruthanum

HR Consultant

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Nondumiso Mchunu

Training Consultant

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Amal Ma’ani-Hessari

Creative Director

Amal qualified with distinctions as a graphic designer in 1985 from Cambourne School of Art and Design, England. Having acquired extensive experience in London with King & Associates and working with international clients including Del Monte, Body Shop, British Caledonian and Boots. Amal moved to Northern Ireland and was appointed as Head of Design at Creative Image Advertising. He progressed to become Chief Executive of Paper Plane Design prior to establishing Rocket Design Partnership in 1992, regarded as one of Northern Ireland’s leading design consultancies by both clients and the industry alike. Clients included Northern Bank, National Trust, Thompsons Feed, SHS Group, BDO, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ulster TV.

Amal was awarded a fellowship from the internationally recognised Chartered Society of Designers in 1996. He is a member of the South African Association of Professional Designers. With over 25 years experience in marketing, design and public relation work in Europe, Amal brings a wealth of experience into One Circle International. With insight and knowledge of the fast paced and evolving design industry.

“At One Circle we will assist our clients to realise the potential of their brand and the way it could be better presented.”

An intuitive problem solver, Amal’s goal has always been to produce innovative, dynamic solutions by providing highly innovative strategic marketing solutions to his clients encompassing a broad and diverse range of sectors.

“Our experience in areas such as multi media and website design have enabled us to embrace the recent explosion in Internet activity with confidence.”

Whether at home, at work, in the community or in business, Amal acknowledges the spiritual dimension of human nature, making the moral, emotional, physical and intellectual development of the individual a central priority, working towards the concept of unity in diversity. This vision implies the development in the individual of a global consciousness a sense of world citizenship and a love for humanity as a whole.

Amal’s design entry for the South African Parliament’s new emblem embraces this concept fully. He was one of the finalists working with the Parliament on creating the new emblem that was launched in March 2007.

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Naseem Ma’ani

Projects Manager

Naseem is charged with running special projects and the brand expansion for the company.

After studying business management Naseem gained valuable business experience working in Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as The Democratic Republic of Congo, before joining the One Circle team.

“The delivery of excellent creative work, high calibre design and marketing solutions for our clients has become our trademark.” 

Naseem will assist with the ongoing expansion of the business and help to ensure the continuation of a consistently high level of service.

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Jordan Parker

Lead Designer

Jordan brings a unique vibrancy and enthusiasm to the work environment. Specialising in digital, interface and web design, he brings a new dimension to our solution generating process. With his eagerness, eye for detail and design knowledge, it allows us to explore new possibilities in all of our projects.

Jordan has been responsible for many of our web development projects for small and large companies. Developing design and programming solutions to create a seamless transition between great design and practical application of technologies available.

Jordan is also charged with the development of many of our in-house products. The Whoosh, ProHub & Kishmish websites are but a few of the recent One Circle projects completed by Jordan.

“A full-service approach can be worth more than the sum of its parts. Marketing, brand identity, design, and technology are all essential to build and maintain a digital presence. But the impact increases when each element is executed under a unified strategic focus.”

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Shamim Mirzai

IT Director

Shamim graduated from Exeter University, England with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science in 1989.

He is the IT & Technical Director at One Circle International, responsible for all web site implementation and hosting services for our clients. These sites range from simple brochure sites to sophisticated content management systems and e-commerce sites.

Shamim founded CLMP Software, London, in 1997. The firm provided decision support and risk management systems to City financial institutions including Salomon Brothers Fixed Income Arbitrage to handle all their various traded instruments. It grew to 10 staff within one year and went through a successful management buyout in 1999.

He went on to join DSC Ltd, London, where he was responsible for managing large teams of developers and delivering multi-million dollar interactive web sites including online booking and mobile phone based systems. His clients included internet startups and investment banks based in Europe, the USA and South Africa.

Shamim also worked as Lead Consultant for Treasurydealer Ltd in London. He developed an online trading system used by investment banks to trade repos. He was involved from the initial negotiations through to development, delivery and support.

In South Africa he has acted as Senior Team Leader at Safmarine Computer Services, Cape Town. He was responsible for the creation of safmarine.com online shipping systems, managing a team of developers in Cape Town and liasing with clients in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Della Rosenberg

Social Media Manager

Della has recently joined the team at One Circle and she is charged with the development of social media platforms for our clients. 

Della’s aim is to create visual entertainment through social media and web design. Having completed a fashion design course she enjoys keeping up with the direction of current trends and is passionate about all aspects of design. 

She will engage with clients to insure every need is met and proficiently expressed through their chosen online platform. Her enthusiasm is focused on finding creative ways to build and maintaining an online presence unique to each of our clients.

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Daunya Ma’ani-Hessari

Designer

Daunya has studied fine and visual arts at Rhodes University and UKZN as well as a period of study at the Hebei Normal University, China. 

Daunya brings a unique quality of style to One Circle. Combining her artistic abilities in drawing, illustration and photography as well as her depth of knowledge on the digital platform adding a new dimension to what we are able to offer.

She provides that extra bit of creativity that contributes towards One Circle’s overall essence. She has a unique view on design which positively influences anything she produces. Her quirky and often eccentric thought process brings that special something to the One Circle team.

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Lauren van Rooyen

Social Media Development

Lauren is a new addition to the One Circle team. She specializes in the development of social media content-photography, design, writing and inter-company communications.  She is a lover of all things creative, an artist, musician and passionate foodie. Needing to know the “how’s” and “why’s” to everything, her natural flare for research allows her to bring valuable information to the table across many industries and ways of life.

Lauren’s ingrained creativity allows her to easily adapt to new projects and shed light on alternative points of view as well as add excitement to seemingly mundane topics.

Her years of experience in many hands-on artistic mediums have prepared her for adapting to the online age.

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Grant Rossouw

Client Manager

Grant has recently joined the One Circle International family. He brings along with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the customer service and sales fields. He is customer focused and it is his enthusiasm and interpersonal skills that customers can relate to. 

 He will be the first point of contact for new clients and will respond to all day to day enquiries .

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Marlene Hattingh

Financial Manager

Marlene is the head of One Circle’s accounts department. She brings many years of administration and accounting experience to One Circle. Marlene has been providing accounting services to many of the well-known local companies as well as servicing companies such as Mitchell’s, Gresham’s and Ernst and Young for a number of years.

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Lezelle Shaik

Accounts Manager

Lezelle is studying towards becoming a Technical Financial Accountant. Even as the youngest member of the team she has proven management skills. Her keen sense of order along with her organisational skills is a great asset to the team. Her experience in administrative work makes her no stranger to our environment.

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Roxanne Ruthanum

HR Consultant

Roxanne is the founder and owner of Ruthanum HR and Business Solutions. She studied towards her B.com in Human Resources Management and continues to expand her academic portfolio through attending courses. Roxanne has 10 years of HR experience in various fields including, ITC, Medical, Retail and FMCG. Her passion is people development, her belief is that we can build economies through entrepreneurship and employment.

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Nondumiso Mchunu

Training Consultant

Nondumiso has been part of the One Circle family for a number of years. She brings her skills training and facilitation to assist clients in launching and communicating their brand in the best possible manner.

Her focus is on the personal presentation, communication, assessing and moderating. She has been involved with staff training with a number of our clients, utilising her extensive experience in the modelling, public relations and marketing arenas.