In an era where experiences are the new currency, Hannerie started Studio H to help brands stand out in the crowd. She’s built a talented and hard-working team who work on memory-making projects for clients. If Hannerie were a food, she’d choose to be an egg for its ability to transform into almost anything, from humble eggy bread to super fancy meringues.
Leigh’s job is to think of ideas that seem impossible and then to make them happen. It’s also her job to make sure projects get maximum hype online. Leigh brings the LOLs and her snack game is strong. This is an understatement.
Leila manages a variety of projects with purpose and sensitivity. She enjoys team brainstorms and new tastes. She would die happy after a meal of generously buttered toast with thickly sliced (mature) cheddar. She does everything with heart.
Jade (pronounced ya-de) hails from the Netherlands and brings with her a keen eye for detail and a conceptual mind. She comes up with creative executions and makes stuff with her hands. If she was food, she would be an oyster.
Emily spends her days at the Studio lifting heavy boxes, making things and doing crazy experiments. She can also be found drawing her team members. Emily’s superpower is an uncanny ability to befriend people over the phone.
Kagiso communicates with words, pictures and clever combinations of the two. She brings exceptional taste in music, and a quick sense of humour to the Studio. Her best days are the ones with free snacks in them. If she were on the menu herself she’d be pecorino cheese or olive oil.
Toni is resourceful and persistent. When she’s not tackling problems hands on, she’s getting her hands dirty with experiments in the kitchen – which happens to perfectly suit her feeder tendencies. She might tell you all her secrets for a wheel of Karoo Blue with fig jam and a bowl of pickles.
Alix is a writer, a photographer and the editor of Chips!, the Studio H food x culture online magazine and occasional zine. She loves finding new literary voices and using food as a catalyst for story-telling.
Driving the company van or wielding a drill, Marolize has got this. An improvisor, she has a unique talent for using tools in unusual ways for tasks they weren’t intended for. Her favourite sensory experience is smelling the unexpected scent of jasmine in the city when the sun starts to set and the air gets cooler after a hot summer’s day.
As a stylist Charlotte brings visuals, research and a certain Dutch minimalism to the team. She’s quick to roll up her sleeves, keeps a cool head and goes weak for freshly baked bread. For a last meal, bring her anything to eat with a glass of red, red wine on the side.