ABOUT
US

ALL ABOUT PASSION AND CREATIVE DRIVE

We have a small in-house team and over the years have built strong relationships with a range of external partners that extend our capabilities and complement our services if and when needed.

OUR INHOUSE TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

OUR
TEAM

FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

SEAN BURGER

Owner of ip Webcraft, Sean is focused on providing creative and technical direction for all projects that find their way to us.

Sean loves creative and technical challenges and is always ready to find creative solutions to complex problems.

DESIGNER & FRONTEND DEVELOPER

JOSH WICKS

Josh is responsible for the practical execution of the sometimes crazy designs that Sean comes up with. His over the top willingness to push the boundaries of what is possible in WordPress makes Josh an indispensable part of the creative team.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

NIEL PAGE

Niel is our technical fixer and with his ‘anything is possible’ attitude forms an integral part of our team ensuring clients needs are always put first.

OUR
VISION

We strive to see our clients prosper by focussing on creating solutions to their business challenges and fostering an engaging environment for their clients. Our client-first approach is at the core of everything we do.

WHERE IP WEBCRAFT STARTED

OUR HISTORY

OUR
HISTORY

IP WEBCRAFT

EARLY YEARS

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 56L 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 unrivalled 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 before 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.

IP WEBCRAFT

LATER YEARS

Sean is a mostly self-taught designer and in 2004 was joined by Stan Matthews a veteran designer and creative director hailing from the UK and Duncan Newton an extraordinary designer that looked a lot like a 90’s rock guitarist (he actually played the bass guitar). Sean learned the finer design skills under their guidance. Our client at the time included Century City and we did many of the great brand designs including many of the logos that are still seen today.

After Stan retired we focused on web development as our main focus. We then entered the mobile era and Adobe Flash was reaching the end of it’s heyday. Since the we have been mainly focused on getting the most out of WordPress, our goto development environment.

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NIEL PAGE

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

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JOSH WICKS

DESIGNER & FRONTEND DEVELOPER

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 through life working in the building industry. 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 KishimotoHiro Mashima and Masamune Shirow.

When he is not glued to a computer screen, you can find him with his wife socializing and having a laugh with friends. On his spare time, he loves to sit down and draw whatever comes into 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.

SEAN BURGER

FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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 fiery passion for technology that split the company’s focus into more than one area, namely small business IT, web design and sometime 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 in 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 include:

  • 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.