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Brand Candy is a new company, formed between former businesses, Rubio Communications and Kablooey Studios who in March of 2016, merged to become one larger entity. Previously, these two companies loved a little collaboration before breakfast. They offered their clients the opportunity to tick off a host of graphic design; traditional, digital and social media marketing; and website design and development services, all under one roof. This convenience has now been formalised in their union as Brand Candy.

Brand Candy is a creative paradise consisting of a tight-knit group of people who brainstorm often to come up with the best solutions to market your brand.

Don't look like a turkey while your competition is soaring like an eagle in outer space! Brand Candy will confidently assist you with standout, quality branding products that will make you, your clients and your mom proud.

RICHARD BURGESS - DIRECTOR

I am an artist at heart and responsible for a great deal of the illustration and design that leaves the studio for the web side of things. I have a healthy obsession with pixel perfect design and am always researching and implementing best practices. I am the chief coffee maker in the team (I even grind my own beans).

I have a gorgeous daughter named Lucy, who is the loveliest.

I do love me some broccoli and sweet chilli sauce.

JANET HANCOCK - DIRECTOR

I have been in the design industry since 2005 and I love what I do because it allows me to mix my love for art with my career. I started as a graphic designer with a very successful small firm and worked my way up to Studio Head before starting Rubio and then Brand Candy.

As a business woman, time, freedom and financial security have always been as critical as success, and although ambition works its way into every decision, I know that a well rounded person is more fun to be around than an über successful one!

ANDREW STENT - DIRECTOR

I, like Richard, am also a student of the arts and the resident website design hero. Experience has left me with a bottomless bag of website building techniques, tricks and fixes for websites of all shapes and sizes.

By night I coach a team of roller derby men and women, one of which is my wife. My wife and I also run a very successful wedding photography business which allows us to spend lots of quality time together exploring beautiful places around South Africa and the world.

MEGAN VAN EEDEN - COPYWRITER

I am the copywriter at Brand Candy. I qualified with a degree in English and Communications and I do love me a good desultory English word or two.
I am also the only mother on the team, which apparently makes me old, so I have taken up wearing nighties.

I love tea, sour worms and trips to the spa.

MEGAN FULLER- STUDIO MANAGER

My name is Megan (yes there's two of us). I am the Studio Manager here at Brand Candy, and as you may have guessed, I manage things - really efficiently I may add!

I like treats a lot. I also like to play tennis, especially with my hubby, Ryan, who is rather hot (but I'm not boasting). I have a thoroughbred German Shepherd named Indi, who I believe may rule the dog world one day. I also love giant pancakes smothered in Nutella. And did I mention treats?

NIKKI FITZ-GERALD - KEY ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Hello, my name is Nikki and I am in charge of one of our bigger clients, the South African Nursery Association's (SANA) marketing campaign, Life is a Garden.

I am super chilled about life and mostly just nod and smile at all the weird office jokes. I enjoy running, watching series and eating a good pizza. I also like my wine, but am not yet AA material.

CARO FARRELL - DIGITAL ADS MANAGER

Hello, I am Caro. I am the digital coolness guru! I handle all of our clients’ social media advertising and AdWords budgets, as well as other general digital adventures.

I love having late night conversations about the universe, meditating, and testing my Masterchef skills in the kitchen! I also have a deep love affair with coffee. My favourite thing to go home to is my baby - my adorable basset hound. His name is Elvis and he loves to play with avos.

MUHAMMAD AMAJEE - GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Hi, my name is Muhammad but everyone calls me MO, even though there is no "O" in my name whatsoever - but I'll let them have it. I'm a Graphic Designer here at Brand Candy with too many skills to mention - I am awesome like that yes.

Horror movies, Game of Thrones and sushi all day son! Tropical House is life. I've been told I look like a Māori / All black rugby player. I have a man bun.

LARA JANSEN VAN RENSBURG - GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Kon'nichiwa, my name is Lara and I am one of the Graphic Designers here at Brand Candy.
I completed a 3 year diploma in design and I freaking LOVE what I do!

Other things which I enjoy include: food (eating it - not cooking it!), fashion, wine, design and a good giggle to get me through the day.

I am also slightly OCD and have a pet hedgehog, named Splinter, who hates being cuddled!

SAVANAH SADLER - SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Howzit, my name is Savanah, but people call me Sav for short. I am the social media coordinator. It’s my job to communicate between the client and the team and schedule work into the studio.

I LOVE social media, which is one of the main reasons I love what I do, and spend much of my time Instagramming!

I enjoy pouts and popcorn, not to mention a well made coffee. In my free time I love gymming and cannot resist shopping for clothes. I am currently studying part time at Bible college which I am thoroughly passionate about.

SUMESH RAMDIN - WEB DEVELOPER

I am a web developer at Brand Candy. I enjoy technology, theology and music.

I'm no longer on the market and will be married come December 2017.

I'm a HUGE Chelsea supporter, and would like to check off watching them live at the Bridge on my bucket list.

NADINE NAICKER - WEB DEVELOPER

I am the newest website developer at Brand Candy. I have a Diploma in IT and have been in the industry since 2012.

I love all things adventury - I have competed in the Warrior Race in Ballito; swung my heart out (literally) at The Big Swing in the Midlands and bunjee jumped off Victoria Falls.

I enjoy photography and have been on a few InstaMeets. I have 4 tattoos and a bunch of pets. I'm a series junkie and love a good movie. I love spending time with my gorgeous man, friends and family!

REA PIETERSE - JUNIOR COPYWRITER

Hey, I’m Rea Pieterse, the newest copywriter, real-life mermaid, tea drinker and lover of all things magical. I am a recent graduate of Vega, where I learned my passion for writing, art and design.

When I take a break from my writing you can generally find me dabbling in design, indulging in scary movies, hugging pugs and lazing my days away on the beach. I’m a yoga newbie, but mostly I enjoy eating chocolate on the couch.

My main goal in life is to just make and write pretty things, and get enough sleep.

MEGAN HOLLEY - PROJECT COORDINATOR

Hello, my name is Megan (yup... now there's 3 of us) and I'm a Project Coordinator here at Brand Candy. It's my job to take a concept and, with the help of the team, turn it into a masterpiece. I work alongside all our social media and web clients and help grow each individual brand.

My hobbies include advertising by day and celebrations by night (with a whole lot of attempting to exercise in-between). I love sushi and wine, preferably at the same time, and enjoy a good laugh.

RICHARD BURGESS - DIRECTOR

I am an artist at heart and responsible for a great deal of the illustration and design that leaves the studio for the web side of things. I have a healthy obsession with pixel perfect design and am always researching and implementing best practices. I am the chief coffee maker in the team (I even grind my own beans).

I have a gorgeous daughter named Lucy, who is the loveliest.

I do love me some broccoli and sweet chilli sauce.

JANET HANCOCK - DIRECTOR

I have been in the design industry since 2005 and I love what I do because it allows me to mix my love for art with my career. I started as a graphic designer with a very successful small firm and worked my way up to Studio Head before starting Rubio and then Brand Candy.

As a business woman, time, freedom and financial security have always been as critical as success, and although ambition works its way into every decision, I know that a well rounded person is more fun to be around than an über successful one!

ANDREW STENT - DIRECTOR

I, like Richard, am also a student of the arts and the resident website design hero. Experience has left me with a bottomless bag of website building techniques, tricks and fixes for websites of all shapes and sizes.

By night I coach a team of roller derby men and women, one of which is my wife. My wife and I also run a very successful wedding photography business which allows us to spend lots of quality time together exploring beautiful places around South Africa and the world.

MEGAN VAN EEDEN - COPYWRITER

I am the copywriter at Brand Candy. I qualified with a degree in English and Communications and I do love me a good desultory English word or two.
I am also the only mother on the team, which apparently makes me old, so I have taken up wearing nighties.

I love tea, sour worms and trips to the spa.

MEGAN FULLER- STUDIO MANAGER

My name is Megan (yes there's two of us). I am the Studio Manager here at Brand Candy, and as you may have guessed, I manage things - really efficiently I may add!

I like treats a lot. I also like to play tennis, especially with my hubby, Ryan, who is rather hot (but I'm not boasting). I have a thoroughbred German Shepherd named Indi, who I believe may rule the dog world one day. I also love giant pancakes smothered in Nutella. And did I mention treats?

NIKKI FITZ-GERALD - KEY ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Hello, my name is Nikki and I am in charge of one of our bigger clients, the South African Nursery Association's (SANA) marketing campaign, Life is a Garden.

I am super chilled about life and mostly just nod and smile at all the weird office jokes. I enjoy running, watching series and eating a good pizza. I also like my wine, but am not yet AA material.

CARO FARRELL - DIGITAL ADS MANAGER

Hello, I am Caro. I am the digital coolness guru! I handle all of our clients’ social media advertising and AdWords budgets, as well as other general digital adventures.

I love having late night conversations about the universe, meditating, and testing my Masterchef skills in the kitchen! I also have a deep love affair with coffee. My favourite thing to go home to is my baby - my adorable basset hound. His name is Elvis and he loves to play with avos.

MUHAMMAD AMAJEE - GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Hi, my name is Muhammad but everyone calls me MO, even though there is no "O" in my name whatsoever - but I'll let them have it. I'm a Graphic Designer here at Brand Candy with too many skills to mention - I am awesome like that yes.

Horror movies, Game of Thrones and sushi all day son! Tropical House is life. I've been told I look like a Māori / All black rugby player. I have a man bun.

LARA JANSEN VAN RENSBURG - GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Kon'nichiwa, my name is Lara and I am one of the Graphic Designers here at Brand Candy.
I completed a 3 year diploma in design and I freaking LOVE what I do!

Other things which I enjoy include: food (eating it - not cooking it!), fashion, wine, design and a good giggle to get me through the day.

I am also slightly OCD and have a pet hedgehog, named Splinter, who hates being cuddled!

SAVANAH SADLER - SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Howzit, my name is Savanah, but people call me Sav for short. I am the social media coordinator. It’s my job to communicate between the client and the team and schedule work into the studio.

I LOVE social media, which is one of the main reasons I love what I do, and spend much of my time Instagramming!

I enjoy pouts and popcorn, not to mention a well made coffee. In my free time I love gymming and cannot resist shopping for clothes. I am currently studying part time at Bible college which I am thoroughly passionate about.

SUMESH RAMDIN - WEB DEVELOPER

I am a web developer at Brand Candy. I enjoy technology, theology and music.

I'm no longer on the market and will be married come December 2017.

I'm a HUGE Chelsea supporter, and would like to check off watching them live at the Bridge on my bucket list.

NADINE NAICKER - WEB DEVELOPER

I am the newest website developer at Brand Candy. I have a Diploma in IT and have been in the industry since 2012.

I love all things adventury - I have competed in the Warrior Race in Ballito; swung my heart out (literally) at The Big Swing in the Midlands and bunjee jumped off Victoria Falls.

I enjoy photography and have been on a few InstaMeets. I have 4 tattoos and a bunch of pets. I'm a series junkie and love a good movie. I love spending time with my gorgeous man, friends and family!

REA PIETERSE - JUNIOR COPYWRITER

Hey, I’m Rea Pieterse, the newest copywriter, real-life mermaid, tea drinker and lover of all things magical. I am a recent graduate of Vega, where I learned my passion for writing, art and design.

When I take a break from my writing you can generally find me dabbling in design, indulging in scary movies, hugging pugs and lazing my days away on the beach. I’m a yoga newbie, but mostly I enjoy eating chocolate on the couch.

My main goal in life is to just make and write pretty things, and get enough sleep.

MEGAN HOLLEY - PROJECT COORDINATOR

Hello, my name is Megan (yup... now there's 3 of us) and I'm a Project Coordinator here at Brand Candy. It's my job to take a concept and, with the help of the team, turn it into a masterpiece. I work alongside all our social media and web clients and help grow each individual brand.

My hobbies include advertising by day and celebrations by night (with a whole lot of attempting to exercise in-between). I love sushi and wine, preferably at the same time, and enjoy a good laugh.

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