SEAN BURGER

Founder

After finishing high school and his call to national service, he joined a large engineering company. Sean quickly worked his way through the ranks at the company, from junior sales clerk to a buyer/export specialist. At the tender age of 25, he left his employer to start up his dream business, ip Webcraft. While ip Webcraft started out as a design company, it was Sean's firey passion for technology that split the company's focus into more than one area, namely small business IT, web design and some time later, branding.

His love for technology and design is evident when in his presence, as he is always in touch with what is happening in the space he operates in. He has a clear and creative approach to problem-solving, which can be attributed to his experience with solving business problems within the design field. Sean is well known for coming up with innovative solutions for client brands and websites.

Skilled in a wide variety of design tools and technologies that includes:

  • Web Design (Wordpress, Joomla, Dreamweaver & Muse)
  • Web Technologies (Javascript, basic PHP, CSS, HTML, MySQL, MongoDB & basic Python)
  • Graphic Design (Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop, Lightwave 3D)
  • Animation (Lightwave 3D, Adobe Edge Animate, After Effects, Flash)
  • Social Media & SEO (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Adwords, etc.)
He loves animation, especially any work done by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. He enjoys reading industry journals and learning new skills and is a very active Lynda.com subscriber. His love for technology extends as far as robotics and artificial intelligence.

He has the same undying passion for his family as he does his work. He deeply cares for people and takes time out of his busy life schedule to support a variety of non-profit organizations that support children.

Thedifferent.co.za, his latest personal project, will combine all the experience gained in the last 17 years into a brand experiment that will exist to help skilled artisans without advertising or marketing knowledge find a home for their products and services.

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JOSH WICKS

Design and Development

Josh Wicks joined ip Webcraft in mid 2015 as a junior designer/developer. He is a talented, young artist and very energetic in his approach to everything he does. His work speaks for itself and his dedication to his craft is admirable. Whilst studying after hours, he paid his way there life working in the building industry that specializes in building game farms. This honed this current understanding of the quality of work that needs to be done.

He is skilled in a variety of design tools and technologies:

  • Web Design (Wordpress & Muse)
  • Web Technologies (CSS, HTML)
  • Graphic Design (Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop, Lightwave 3D)
  • Animation (Lightwave 3D, Adobe Edge Animate)
  • Social Media Tools (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Josh loves watching anime more than anything else. Not only for the story, but the insane artwork and creative inspiration that can be gained from it, especially anime done by Masashi Kishimoto, Hiro Mashima and Masamune Shirow.

When he is not glued to a computer screen, you can find him with his girlfriend socializing and having a laugh with friends. On his spare time, he loves to sit down and draw whatever comes in to his head, known as doodling.

Josh worked for Aletheia International Ministries, a welfare organization that deals with abused and abandoned kids for 3 years as a distribution coordinator. He believes that it is always good to try and give back whenever possible.

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OUR HISTORY

ip Webcraft was founded in 1998 by Sean Burger. These were very exciting times, as it was his dream to open this business for a long while before he was actually able to get around to it. Connecting and going onto the internet during this era felt like a journey of discovery. The sound of the 56K dial-up modem making a connection was something kids today will never get the pleasure of experiencing. Everything was new and with every website created, there was an immense sense of accomplishment. One which is fairly unrivaled today.

Our formative years were spent creating table-based websites in, dare I say, MS Frontpage 98 (It had to start somewhere right?), Net Objects Fusion and later, Macromedia's Dreamweaver. Everything changed after we got our first copy of Macromedia Flash in our small office, as it allowed us creative freedoms never imaginable. It was visually exciting and interactive, and more stimulating than anything before it. We would build websites for just about anyone who would want one. There was no Google Ad-word campaigns, social media or anything of the sort, so spreading the word about your business was nowhere near as easy as it is today.

  • 1998

    ip Webcraft was founded by Sean Burger.
  • 2003

    In late 2003, partnered with Stan Matthews and Duncan Newton. Extending our abilities to include traditional media.
  • 2009

    Re-focus ip Webcraft on web development and business consulting.
  • 2012

    Standardised web development technologies and standards based web development.
  • 2014

    First Android Application launched for client: Miltons Matsemela
  • Early 2015

    Early 2015 first Apple IOS Application launched for client: Miltons Matsemela
  • Mid 2015

    Josh Wicks joined ip Webcraft as a junior designer and web developer.