Hello, I'm Alrie.

I prefer to let my work speak for itself. BUT! Since the website template has a space here for a bio and, well, I do love to write. You don't have to invite me twice - let's go:

I find inspiration in unusual places, which gives me a unique creative flair and an innovative approach to problem-solving. (What box?) Combining that with strategic thinking, I have successfully helped many brands connect with their target audiences and drive measurable results.

Throughout my career, I have honed my copywriting skills to capture the true essence of brands and products through persuasive messaging. What sets me apart is my diverse industry experience. I have had the privilege of working across a wide range of sectors, including technology, healthcare, skincare, fashion, finance - to name a few. This exposure allowed me to immerse myself in different industries, grasp their unique nuances, and adapt my writing style to resonate with their specific audiences.

My value extends beyond just word wizarding, though. I bring a holistic marketing perspective to every project. By combining my copywriting skills with an understanding of marketing principles, I am able to develop comprehensive strategies that align with business goals. I am adept at identifying consumer insights, analysing market trends, and translating them into a persuasive copy that drives conversions and, most importantly, brand loyalty.

Collaboration is at the heart of my approach. I thrive in dynamic environments, building strong relationships with clients and stakeholders to ensure a shared vision and seamless communication. I pride myself on quickly grasping complex concepts and transforming them into compelling stories.

With my creativity, strategic mindset, and extensive industry repertoire, I aim to turn ideas into powerful content that adds value and drives tangible business growth.

Last but not least - I play exceptionally well with others.

If you're doing something cool - let's connect.

Education

BComm Law degree

Nelson Mandela University, 2010-2014

Digital Content & Copywriting short course

Red & Yellow Creative School of Business, 2019

Healthcare Services Management higher certificate

Regent Business School, 2018

Work Experience

Ankorstore

currently employed (content manager)

Farm21

2022 - 2023 (content marketer)

Duidelik Digital

2020 - 2022 (copywriter & creative strategist)

Freelance (part-time)

2016 - 2020 (content & copywriter)

African Sun Media

2020 (marketing representative)

Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate

2019 - 2020 (marketing assistant)

Missionvale Clinic

2017 -2018 (volunteer work)

Qatar Airways

2015 - 2016 (cabin crew)

Nelson Mandela University

2013-2014 (student research assistant)

Software & Platforms

  • Mailchimp

  • Encharge

  • WordPress

  • Shopify

  • Canva

  • Miro

  • Hubspot

  • Contrast

  • Loom

  • Slack

  • Rankmath

  • Uber Suggest

  • ChatGPT

  • Notion

  • Contrast

  • Loom

  • DeepL

  • Buffer

  • Figma

  • Jira

FIY (unrelated but interesting)

Certified yoga teacher and avid practitioner

I completed my yoga teacher training in 2020 and taught at various studios in and around Cape Town.

Amateur/assistant stylist

The whole production process excites me, and I like to get my hands dirty at styled shoots.

Volunteer work

Always a strong commitment to community service. During a career break, I volunteered at a rural clinic for a year.

Not a designer

My Canva skills are fire, though. I have an eye for detail and fancy myself a pretty decent content curator too.

Triathlete

I completed the Ironman70.3 in 2019 as part of a fundraising campaign. Proud member of the swim-bike-run gang.

Flight attendant

Happy to tell you all about the chicken or beef chronicles.

Currently reading

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

Jack of all trades, master of fun.

Not just your average copywriter. I also dabble in design and have experience as a virtual assistant. I enjoy playing with styled photoshoots and love being part of the production process.

Basically, I'm a creative all-rounder. (And a super fast learner. Ask anyone.)