Herman Martinus

+27833008222    hfbmartinus@gmail.com

It gives me great pleasure to attest to Herman Martinus’ work ethics, his reliability, and his ingenuity. In our three-year association, I am pleased to say that he has consistently exceeded my expectations.

He has earned my recommendation.

Evelyn Allen Harper – Writer of the Accidental Mystery series

…he is very efficient at getting to the core of the problem. His enthusiasm and knowledge on a broad range of topics make him ideally suited to tackle tasks that require a mixture of creativity and logic. He has the innate ability to not only break down complex ideas into their most basic form, but also verbalize and explain these concepts wherever necessary.

Hong Sing – Lead developer at Snapt

Professional Experience

Front-End Engineer for GetMyBoat 

1+ year: Front-end development in a react-redux javascript framework for the largest boating rental company in the world. Some working experience with Django APIs as well as CodeIgniter Php included.

Video Game Designer / Developer for Sea Monster Entertainment 

3 years: User experience and interaction design, programming and development for interactive experiences ranging from simple 2D mobile games to Virtual Reality training simulators.

eCommerce Systems Developer for Vaimo, Core of Commerce

1 year: Design, development and maintenance of Magento (PHP framework) eCommerce systems for high profile clients.

Web developer for Campus Connextion

1 year: Lead a small team of developers and participated in the design, development and implementation of an academic social network.

Web Designer and Developer for Heroic Designs

1 year: Freelance development of websites for clients as Heroic Designs.

Personal Projects

RideWith – An open ride-sharing network

RideWith is a Django-based web application that connects people who driving to festivals or cities with people looking for lifts. It integrates with Facebook and Google Maps’ APIs.

I created it as a private initiative to help get people to and from festivals, and it turned into so much more. I did both the design and development of the application.

JustSketch.Me – Interactive 3D models for figure drawing

JustSketchMe is a little, Unity WebGL-based application that allows artists to set a mannequin or humanoid figure to their desired pose as a reference for figure sketching.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Information Sciences in Multimedia at the University of Pretoria

Core modules in Computer Science and Interaction Design

Matric Certificate at Hartbeespoort High School

Core subjects in Science, Maths, Technical Drawing, English

-national senior certificate-


Skills and Competences

Social skills

I am an experienced public speaker and have been involved in client-facing roles in each organisation I have worked for. English is my home language, but I am also fluent in Afrikaans.

I work well in teams and enjoy interacting with people from various backgrounds. I’ve written an article on the importance of listening in communication.

Visual skills

I have a strong visual eye and can design easy-to-use and aesthetically pleasing interfaces. I am also a proficient 2D artist. Here is some of my more recent artwork. I also run a webcomic called Why Pictures.

Technical expertise

  • Linux / Windows / Mac
  • Agile methodology
  • Source Control (Git, Mercurial, Perforce)
  • Docker
  • C#
    • Unity 3D game engine
  • Java
  • C++
  • Python
    • Django
    • Flask
  • Javascript
    • React
    • Redux
    • jQuery
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
    • SASS
  • PHP
    • WordPress
    • Magento
  • Responsive websites
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Visual design
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
  • Bad-ass flapjack making skills
  • Net-centric computer systems
  • Data structures and algorithms

Awards and Achievements