Step inside our office: A little photo tour

It hasn’t been that long since we moved offices, but we’re so at home here in this light, sunny, friendly space that it feels like much longer.

Liz wrote a bit about the philosophy behind this great coworking space in Cape Town, so I thought I’d give you a little visual window into the space where we spend our days at 75 Harrington Street.

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The side of the building that can be seen from the parking lot. There is SO much awesome street art in this area.

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Looking up…

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We’re on the third floor – along with these other awesome businesses. It’s the most inspiring thing, being surrounded by young entrepreneurs who are just making things happen. You can feel it in the energy of the building as you walk in.

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There’s always an interesting event happening at 75. Always.

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Our little corner

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More of the amazing street art. And the mountain. Always the mountain.

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Then there’s this guy. Just because. (And Pomegranite in the background)

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Our sunshiney kitchen

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Light, bright space and awesome people

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Our “opposite” neighbour was actually one of our first clients, White Rabbit Days. We find ourselves wandering into this treasure trove of beautiful jewellery more often than we probably should.

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This fist-pumping cat was a gift on our first birthday. It was supposed to bring us good luck and ALL the money. Looking at the way we’ve grown in the last little while, I’d say it can stay.

 

The Pomegranite team has grown by one awesome member!

It’s funny how a joke can change your fate.

As you no doubt saw, last week we started the hunt for a great intern. In the course of my regular banter with our freelance developer, Riyad, he joked that he should apply. One thing led to another and he’s now our newest team member!

Things you need to know about Riyad:

– He’s crazy talented

Having worked for institutions like Media24 in front-end development, Riyad’s certainly got the corporate chops but check out his portfolio on his own website and you’ll see how slick his work is.

– He’s absolutely lovely

Seriously. Every interaction is a pleasure.

– He’s into running and his family and friends and he adores his wife.

– He secretly loves it when we call him RiRi

Exhibit A: last year’s birthday card including some hot photoshop:

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– He’s broadening our offering. Not only is Riyad a whizz on WordPress but he’s also a master of mailers, hosting, html, css and SEO not to mention his design skills. We’re excited to see his influence on our projects!

So our road shifted direction and we made a different choice but it was clear during my highly entertaining eye conversations with Sarah during that initial phone call with Riyad that this just felt right. We both trust him, we know his work, we know he’s going to be a great asset to Pomegranite.

He starts on Tuesday and we can’t wait to welcome that cheeky face. Stay tuned for his first blog post next week!

Pomegranite Online Presence Consultancy

Are you a words person? Pomegranite is hiring!

Spread the word guys – Pomegranite is looking to hire an intern!

We have grown steadily over the past two years, but things have really taken off in the last couple of months, so we need someone to join the team.

We’d like you to start asap, but it’s really important to us to find the right person. So if this sounds like you, please get in touch and we can chat.

The right person needs to be:
– A recent graduate / have a tertiary education
– Based in Cape Town
– Good with words. We need someone who can write well across a broad range of platforms – from lengthier website copy to short, snappy content for social media
– Keen to learn how to build websites on WordPress (prior knowledge of WordPress a bonus but not a requirement)
– Experienced with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc)
– Driven, motivated, able to take initiative (i.e. we would like to be able to give you some direction, but then have you run with the project)
– Someone with an eye for branding and the way in which brands are represented in the online space in particular
– A team player with people skills
– Hungry to learn
– Able to work well under pressure (There will be pressure. But there will also be beach days.)
– Open to a dance break every now and then when things just get a bit much

Nitty gritty:
– Full-time
– Salary of R4000 p/m (with the option to increase significantly after six months if you’re the right fit and would like to join Pomegranite permanently as a Junior
– Tertiary education a must

About us:
Pomegranite is an online presence consultancy based in Cape Town. It was started two years ago by myself (Sarah) and Liz. (Feel free to stalk us on Facebook – because viva le internet).

We have built the company into something we’re really proud of and we have so much fun working with our clients. You know those irritating people at braais on Sunday who are excited to go to work the next day? That would be us.

If you’d like to get a feel for the vibe of the company, read about our #InspirationDays on our blog.

Keen to join us?

To apply, please send the following to info@pomegranite.co.za by 30 April 2015:
– Your CV (No more than two pages please. We don’t really want to hear about the merit badge you got for swimming in grade two – although good job on that.)
– A cover letter telling us why you think you’re the right person to join Pomegranite.

Ready, steady, go!

How to use Dropbox

Dropbox is a great service that helps you keep your files safe in a cloud, synced with other users and accessible from anywhere: your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. We work with it a lot to exchange content with clients – especially during the website building process.

You can work Dropbox it in two (integrated) ways.

1. Online at the Dropbox website: sign in and create, access and share your folders in your account online.

2. Download the Dropbox app to your device: once installed, Dropbox acts like a normal folder on your computer where you can keep files, but it’s special in that everything you put into that folder is automatically backed up to the cloud and synchronized with other users you’ve assigned to the folder and in your Dropbox on any of your other devices its installed on.

Wiki HowWikiHow gives a great step-by-step guide to getting started and sharing files with both methods.