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

About Us

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 a 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

Director

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

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Shamim Mirzai

IT Director

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

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John Blomkamp

Lead Developer

Over a decade of experience in Full Stack Web Development. Fluent in JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL.

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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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Jake Forsyth

Senior Developer

Jake has recently joined the team at One Circle International.

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Della Rosenberg

Digital Media Manager

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

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Megan Hall

Writer

Megan is a curious and creatively-driven member of One Circle team, responsible for producing words for all corners of OCI’s projects.

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Shomaise Ma’ani-Hessari

Design Manager

Shomaise joined One Circle in 2011 as our design manager.

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Daunya Ma’ani-Hessari

Senior Designer

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

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Adrian Dean Naidoo

Designer

When he isn't saving cats from trees… he's a designer at One Circle International.

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Ashika Durgapershad

Accounts Manager

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

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Amal Ma’ani-Hessari

Creative Director

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Naseem Ma’ani

Director

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Shamim Mirzai

IT Director

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John Blomkamp

Lead Developer

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Jordan Parker

Lead Designer

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Jake Forsyth

Senior Developer

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Della Rosenberg

Digital Media Manager

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Megan Hall

Writer

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Shomaise Ma’ani-Hessari

Design Manager

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Daunya Ma’ani-Hessari

Senior Designer

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Adrian Dean Naidoo

Designer

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Ashika Durgapershad

Accounts Manager

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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

Director

Naseem is charged with running special projects & 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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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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John Blomkamp

Lead Developer

Over a decade of experience in Full Stack Web Development. Fluent in JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL. Focusing on Progressive Web Apps and Restful API development.

2011 Graduate of the Durban University of Technology in the field of Broadcasting/Television Production and Digital Advertising, having since acquired extensive experience working with global brands such as National Geographic, Multi-Choice, AFDA and the SABC.

“I am a firm believer in keeping things simple, this allows your team to focus on delivering digital products as effectively as possible.”

John leads the ongoing development of all One-Circle web and mobile products and ensures 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 & 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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Jake Forsyth

Senior Developer

He brings a wealth of experience in web development and creating high quality responsive websites.

Jake combines his study in web design, social media and SEO with 9 years commercial experience in website and front-end development to produce exceptional user experience.

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Della Rosenberg

Digital Media Manager

Della has 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 ensure 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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Megan Hall

Writer

Megan is a curious and creatively-driven member of One Circle team, responsible for producing words for all corners of OCI’s projects, from copy writing, to blogging, to social media posts.

As a student of creative writing, Megan has a passion for story-telling and a knack for putting together words that are enticing and captivating, drawing in audiences from any target market.

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Shomaise Ma’ani-Hessari

Design Manager

Shomaise joined One Circle in 2011 as our design manager. Now she is acting as our representative for our office in China. She brings her creative flair and publishing, design and administrative experience as well as her research skills and meticulous attention to detail to strengthen our team. She will be working on various ongoing projects.

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Daunya Ma’ani-Hessari

Senior 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 & 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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Adrian Dean Naidoo

Designer

He joins OCI with an International Diploma in film and television production, as well as his extensive experience in graphic design and 3D animation. Adrian has a passion for design and living life in motion.
“Design is not only a job, it is also my hobby”. Adrian loves taking on challenging projects and making every design a lesson, with a desire to constantly improve.
He is always looking for new and efficient ways to deliver the best possible work whilst enjoy doing it.
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Ashika Durgapershad

Accounts Manager

Ashika is a highly motivated member of the One Circle team with exceptional multi-tasking abilities and proven management skills. Her keen sense of order along with her organisational skills is a great asset to the team. Her extensive experience in accounts & administrative work makes her no stranger to our environment.