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About vocationalgirl

I am a strategic planner, neurotic wordsmith and art lover with a penchant for anything digital- my forte being digital marketing. I love that this field encompasses both creativity as well as a thorough understanding of data analytics- it is a true social science that bases company revenue on modeling client behavior in the online space, looking at means to optimize conversion and effectively modifying behavior. I am a perpetual executive student, and am currently in the midst of completing my MBA at the top rated business university in Africa (GIBS). My academic interests include: Increasing social mobility in emerging markets through technology. The ekphrasic relationship between abstract expressionist art and poetry. French feminist theory and its applications for women working in male gendered roles. Skills: Digital strategic planning Conversion optimization Web Analytics Digital media strategy Project management Writing and editing

How I found inspiration through Instagram.

  I’m not too sure why, but lately I’ve been feeling a bit disheartened a feeling that is unusual at the onset of a new year. I am now officially halfway through my MBA and found myself propelled into motion … Continue reading

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Time travel.

This title is misleading. Allow me to clarify: even though I’d love to be able tell you my thoughts on the feasibility of time travel and wax lyrical on Einstein’s theory of relativity, unfortunately I don’t know nearly enough to … Continue reading

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The Beat Generation

(An article that I had published in Prestige Magazine in 2010, images by Marija Anja Venter) Take yourself back to the days of ducktails, Springbok Radio, the ubiquitous Volkswagen Beetle and the literature of William S Burroughs. In short: the … Continue reading

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              (An article that I had published in Prestige Magazine in 2010, images: © THE SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM; THE MoMA) In a city that is home to 19 million people, a moment of … Continue reading

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The Modernist Author and an Autonomous Art Form.

(An article that I had published in Prestige Magazine in 2010, images by Marija Anja Venter) The stagnant Victorian era was becoming a distant memory and stance du jour was that of embracing new forms of knowledge and ideas. The … Continue reading

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Newton’s third law of motion applied to Christmas cards.

I used to love physics when I was in high school, there was not much that could compare with the satisfaction of dappling with ridiculous hypotheticals that included throwing pigs into a vacuums and applying theories that stemmed from the … Continue reading

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Dispatchwork

I was trawling Tumblr (as one does) and happened upon these amazing photographs of a global art project called ‘Dispatchwork’ by Jan Vormann. Jan uses childlike whimsy to brighten up public spaces by sealing fissures in broken walls worldwide with … Continue reading

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