Hi, I am Claudius Mainja.
A Product and Brand Designer / Web Developer based in South Africa,
Cape Town

I specialize in visual and interaction design with expertise in brand strategy, brand identity design, & positioning, with over 9 years of experience in the industry. I understand the latest design trends and technologies and am always up-to-date on the latest industry best practices.

About Me

Who I am and My Design Journey

Experience the magic of my Product  design expertise and elevate your digital presence!
Let me weave my spells of creativity and innovation to create an enchanting user experience for your project.
Get in touch today and let your digital dreams come to life!

Let's Transform Your Vision

I am a Google-certified UX designer and a California Institute of Arts-certified UIUX designer. Since the beginning of my career, I’ve focused on channeling my talent and creativity into meaningful and powerful results. I take pride in the work I do as well as the strong relationships I’ve built with clients and colleagues. I firmly believe in working hard, working together, and having fun along the way. If you’re interested in learning more about me or my work, simply reach out.

If you’re looking for a Product Designer who can help you create a user experience that will wow your customers, then I’m the designer for you. I’m a talented and experienced professional who is dedicated to creating high-quality work.

Here are some of my strengths as a UIUX Designer:

  • I have a strong understanding of user-centered design principles.
  • I’m up-to-date on the latest design trends and technologies.
  • I’m a highly skilled communicator and collaborator.
  • I’m dedicated to creating high-quality work.


What I do

The service that help businesses stand out from the competition and connect with their target audience.

Here is the design process that i follow for branding to work with one:

  1. Research: I will research your business, your target audience, and the competitive landscape.
  2. Strategy: I will develop a branding strategy that aligns with your business goals and objectives.
  3. Design: I will create a brand identity that is visually appealing, memorable, and relevant to your target audience.

I will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your branding is on-brand, on-message, and on-target.

UIUX Design

My design process :

  1. Empathize: I will understand your business goals, your target audience, and the competitive landscape.
  2. Define: I will define the user experience goals for your product or service.
  3. Ideate: I will generate ideas for user interfaces and experiences that meet your goals.
  4. Prototyping: I will create Lo-Fi & Hi-Fi prototypes of your designs.
  5. Testing: I will test your designs with users to get feedback and make improvements.
  6. Launch: I will help you launch your product or service with a user-friendly and engaging experience.

I will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your UIUX design is user-friendly, engaging, and meets your business goals.

Web Development

It’s time now to elevate your online presence with my expert website design and development services. I specialize in crafting visually stunning and user-centric websites that seamlessly combine aesthetics with functionality. My design process follows a comprehensive UIUX methodology, encompassing research, wireframing, prototyping, and iterative refinement to deliver exceptional digital experiences.

I will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your website is a success. I will be available to answer your questions, provide feedback, and make changes as needed. I am committed to providing you with the best possible website design and development services.

Work Experience

Companies that I have worked with.
January 2024 – Present
  • Content Marketing & Lead Generation: Owned and executed a content strategy that significantly increased blog traffic and lead generation through engaging blog posts. Developed content that resonated with the target audience and effectively converted readers into leads.

  • Social Media Management & Community Growth: Implemented a social media strategy that led to substantial follower growth across all platforms. Cultivated a thriving online community by fostering active engagement with followers, responding promptly to comments and messages, and building a positive brand presence.

  • Digital Marketing Campaign Development & Optimization: Developed and executed data-driven digital marketing campaigns that achieved significant results in product sales, brand awareness, and website traffic. Continuously monitored and optimized campaigns to ensure maximum effectiveness in achieving marketing objectives.

  • Competitive Analysis & Market Research: Conducted in-depth market research and competitor analysis to identify key trends within the target audience and inform strategic digital marketing decisions. Utilized market insights to create targeted content and campaigns that resonated with the audience and achieved marketing goals.

Graphic Design 100%
Website Development 90%
Content Creation- Blogs and Social Media Posts 100%
Social Media Management 100%
January 2024 - Present
  • Designed and prototyped user-centric solutions for multiple client projects at Onx Lab, a leading Southern African design and development studio. These solutions addressed key user needs and resulted in improved user experiences.

  • Led the user research process for a new product launch at Onx Lab. Through collaboration with cross-functional teams, I effectively identified user needs and ensured they were translated into a successful product experience.

  • Played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of user-centered design processes, ensuring seamless user experiences and intuitive interfaces across multiple platforms, resulting in a significant increase in user engagement and satisfaction

  • Effectively communicated design concepts and provided technical documentation to stakeholders at Onx Lab. This ensured clear understanding of design decisions and facilitated successful product development.

UIUX Design 100%
Graphics Design 93%
Digital Marketing 89%
Website Design and development 80%
Research 100%
July 2019 – Present
  • Spearheaded numerous projects involving website and mobile application design and development to drive innovation and meet client objectives.
  • Delivered tailored design and development solutions by collaborating closely with clients, actively listening to their unique needs, and aligning solutions with their goals.
  • Ensured a seamless user experience and achieved successful implementation of designs through effective collaboration with the development team, resulting in high user satisfaction and positive feedback.
  • Acted as a mentor and coach to junior designers, providing guidance, feedback, and support to foster their professional growth and development, contributing to a collaborative and high-performing team culture recognized for delivering exceptional design outcomes.
UIUX Design 100%
Website Design 90%
Brand Identity Design 80%
August 2023 - March 2024
  • Provided exceptional design consulting services to various faith brands within the organization, creating captivating logos, web designs, and marketing materials, resulting in improved brand perception and engagement.
  • Crafted visually engaging digital marketing campaigns by collaborating with the marketing team, driving brand awareness and expanding the organization’s reach.
  • Enhanced user experience through strategic and user-friendly website designs and the incorporation of interactive elements, leading to increased user engagement and longer site visits.
UIUX Design 100%
Graphics Design 93%
Digital Marketing 89%
Website Design 70%
Lead Graphics Designer
at Helen's Project (USA) -Remote
October 2018 - July 2022
  • Led the design team at Helen’s Project, delivering creative and effective branding and marketing solutions that elevated the brand’s visibility and market position.
  • Developed visually appealing websites, brochures, and marketing materials, ensuring they were aligned with the brand’s visual identity to reinforce brand recognition and consistency.
  • Mentored and guided a team of junior designers, fostering their professional growth, and elevating the overall quality of design work produced by the team.
Graphics Design 100%
Digital Marketing 89%
Website Design 70%
Digital Marketer
at Homeless Dallas Texas (Remote)
July 2019 – August 2021
  • Executed highly successful digital marketing strategies for Homeless Dallas Texas, captivating and engaging target audiences effectively through a combination of compelling graphics and videos.
  • Designed visually captivating graphics and videos for digital marketing campaigns, maintaining brand consistency across all marketing channels, leading to increased brand recognition.
  • Collaborated with the marketing team to execute impactful social media campaigns, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, resulting in increased community engagement and support for the organization.
Digital Marketing 89%
Visual Communication 66%

My Key Skills

What Makes Me Different
  • Proficient in user research, Wireframing, presentation, and prototyping, ensuring a user-centric approach.
  • Adept at Brand Identity Design, Web Design, and Development, showcasing a comprehensive skill set.
  • Skilled in Graphic Design and Motion Design, bringing a creative touch to every project.
  • Equipped with expertise in Digital Marketing, enabling effective audience engagement.
  • Highly proficient in Web Development tools including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and frameworks such as React, JQuery, and Bootstrap

My Portfolio

Recent Projects I have worked On
Thank you for visiting my portfolio!
I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate and create something extraordinary together

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