1About me


Name: Mark Simon

Designer, Entrepreneur
  • Address: I live in Melkbosstrand just outside of Cape Town South Africa
  • Profession: Designer, Developer, Husband and Father
  • Website:  Simon.Africa
  • Interest: Inspiring the next generation of creators

Sure I build great brands and good looking web-presences for business entrepreneurs. But you’ll get so much more than just a pretty website out of our time together. From day one, we’re on a journey of discovery to the centre of your business, and this is where my twenty five years of business management, marketing and design experience come into play!

Mark Simon


I am both a logical person and a creative person. With design I very rarely find these two parts of me in conflict. Design is like music it has both a mathematic component and an artistic one. To compose a perfect piece of design you need that balance to be an intrisic part of your work.

  • DTP PRINT DESIGN The world of paper desgn and computer design

    After University (2/3years of a BScEng) and the obligatory two year stint in i  CommOps  the SADF running the NE TVL Command Media Centre. I then satiated my passion for design by attending a three year design diploma course at Technicon Witwatersr. After which I found work in the print industry at the largest privately owned print and DTP company in SA (KlemLloyd Lithographers & Hull Publishing) first in repro and then in DTP and design and then client account management, all the while continuing to do graphic design for my select clients in Johannesberg.

  • THE CHEESE FACTORY Branding, product design and product placement

    I moved to Cape Town drawn by an opportunity to manage an Italian cheese factory. Between my normal management duties I succesfully branded our products and won shelf space at all the major retailers. I experienced the production process, running a factory full of staff and spent time in the retail industry.

  • LIFE STYLE PORTALS Web design, web development and online marketing

    At this time I was attracted to the world wide web. I took a deep dive into the world of web development when I launched an online media company. Classic Media created a series of online portals ranging from xtreme sport (RiotX.com) and night clubbing to supplying Web Design and Management Services to the entertainment industry. Dockside, was the largest night club in the Southern Hemisphere in the early 2000s. I always wear many hats but had to come to grips very quickly with the world of servers and coding. Always finding time for my passion design!

  • DEV & DESIGN SOLUTIONS Providing online business solutions leveraging ITC, web and design

    The natural progression from website building to online systems architecture. Solving process problems by leveraging vanguard technology and repurposed classic design knowledge lead me into the field of online business solutions. Also founding the KEPT project and launching DiG has brought me full circle back to design and SIMON.africa


Over more than half a century I have learnt quite a lot and collected some useful skills along the way!

Digital Skills

Web Development
Graphic Design
Corporate Brand Development
Online Marketing

Business Process Skills

Business Process Architecture
Business Needs Discovery
Training & Mentoring
Time Management

4My Services

With such a wide skillset I am able to offer all my clients a wide range of services that are not strictly design oriented but that is where my tendancy towards logic and process serves well.


I offer a monthly Graphic Design retainer to clients that need to budget for regular assitance with marketing campaigns, website content updates. I also offer an hourly rate to those that require branding, a new corporate image designed and or a once off brochure designed.

Web Development

I offer a per hour rate for website development but most of my clients prefer to take the option of a monthly retainer for website development and maintenance. This allows for their website to evolve and address their business processes in real time.

ITC Consulting

I offer a wide range of knowledge based service consulting from ITC to online business process solutions. I offer these services both at an hourly rate and as a month service retainer for those clients that wish to contract with me on a more permanent basis.


Please note that I like to treat each new client as a totally different project as each client has differing needs and process scenarios. This means that I will quote each client differently for the monthly service retainers. But these prices bellow are a guide to my hourly rates for differing services.

  • $ 49 (R750)

    per hour

  • $ 99 (R1,000)

    per hour

  • $ 39 (R500)

    per hour



Find out what my awesome clients have to say about me

"As a Chef and a Restaurant Owner & Manager my time is rather limited. Having Mark Simon, from DiG, available to assist whenever I need technical support takes so must stress off me and my business. DiG built us a beautiful website that everyone is always complimenting us on all the time but DiG makes it so much more by understanding the needs of our business and doing updates every week to our Website and Social Media which really does help to drive customers through our doors. "
"What a fantastic guy! Mark has work with us on a number of online projects now, our websites are up and running and run perfectly without any hitches each time. Mark is always available to assist with whatever crazy idea we come up with and is always willing to put in his all to every project that is launched day and night. Marks corporate design's and websites are beautifully and meticulously crafted, I can highly recommend his work and work ethic."
"Mark has worked with myself personally on a few online projects, where he has built a variety of online platforms for me. He was extremely easy to work with, he listened and understood what I needed and offered a very professional service to deliver a more than expected outcome. Mark, works speedily to solve and resolve problems, often when we didn’t know there were problems. The service was of superior quality, and I would honestly recommend him to anybody who wants a service with outcomes that are professional. Your online presence will be top shelf and more than expected, I would recommend him and DiG without hesitation."


Please do reach out to me, and let us see if I can assist you!


+27 79 128 2693



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About me

I was born to design things, anything! I get a thrill out of seeing the results of a creative process. I don't always end up in the place I intended to. But that is a good thing!