Welcome to coda, the online presence of Damien du Toit, an internet professional based in the Capital of Africa.

With over a decade of industry experience and an established network of professional resources, I provide a diverse range of creative and technical solutions to a variety of clients, ranging from startups to global brands, and polar athletes to Grammy® award winners.

Working primarily within digital and print, my areas of focus include information architecture, user experience and interface design, identity design, client- and server-side development and database design. I strive to develop a user experience that is functional, intuitive, usable and accessible, balanced with an equally effective and engaging interface.

I embrace technology, web standards, support the open source movement, and actively contribute to the social web.

I'm based in Cape Town: the oldest city in South Africa, the most southern city in Africa, a cosmopolitan mecca rich in culture and heritage, a biodiversity hotspot, a place where two oceans meet, World Design Capital 2014, and a region regarded as one of the most beautiful and popular holiday destinations in the world. This is where I find my inspiration.

My interests are varied and ever-changing, but there are two constants: photography and music. When I'm not supporting my favourite bands, organising pub crawls, touring the winelands, or sampling shots of Mexican-themed liquor while simultaneously attempting to perfect the moonwalk, then I enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle: swimming, running, hiking, biking, surfing and camping.

I'm mildly obsessed with claw machines and tetris. And the rest, is history.