The man behind the mask
Who am I?
My name is Emile Hay. I'm a front-end web developer and visual designer based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I am passionate about all things digital, especially the web, and I am constantly looking to glean new skills and collaborate with others.
Currently my day-to-day work consists mostly of using Javscript frameworks to develop web-based applications for cutting-edge insurance solutions. However, I am constantly looking for new and exciting technologies, methods and tools to create awesome websites, apps and the like.
And now, for my next trick...
What do I do?
I use a combination of Sketch, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to design modern and beautiful web/app user interfaces.
Even the most visually appealing design can miss the mark. I place great emphasis on usability, accessibility and user experience when designing a product.
When the design and user experience is just right, I use an array of modern web development technologies to bring the website to life.
Using web-based languages and tools, I develop applications that look good across a wide variety of devices and platforms.
I've got some on my hands
Have an idea for a project?
I am employed full-time at an insurtech startup, but I do have some capacity to devote time after hours to other projects.
If you have an idea that you need my help in making a reality, feel free to fill in the form at the bottom of this page or connect with me on any of my various social networks in the bottom left. I'm always looking to make the web a better place.
I've been keeping busy
Some of my past projects
The Beholder Films website is a minimalistic single page scrolling website. On this project I had complete creative freedom so I designed it from scratch and also built it as a custom theme in WordPress.
Mercedes-Benz Zero Cost
The Mercedes-Benz Zero Cost website was a challenge unlike any I had faced before. While the website development in general was fairly straightforward, I had to provide a lot of support for older browsers including IE8 and screen resolutions as low as 800×600.
While not originally assigned to the project as it was built in Drupal and I specialize in WordPress development, I assisted with last-minute styling on the Hyperloop One website before it went live. In addition to that I also animated the graph on the homepage.
Telkom VS Gaming
VS Gaming is South Africa’s largest independent gaming brand and the leading platform for online gaming in Africa as well as one of the fastest growing digital networks in Africa. The website currently hosts a blog and a shop and I was part of the team that built the front-end for the website.