our team.


We are a group of creative professionals here to share our collective wisdom and experience with you.

We aim to teach, inspire and motivate those who want it.

Good performance starts with TRUST - this is how we build good teams.


alan williams


Working with great companies across a wide range of industry sectors to create innovative, inspiring customer experiences. Alan leads User Experience and Service Design initiatives, including innovation and ideation. He believes that you have to get into the head of your customers, users and employees in order to understand them and design for them.


“We need to empower our teams to deliver innovation that matters.”

“Our user experiences are inspired by people.”

“Empathy and creativity will change the world.

I live for sharing ideas on design, business and work culture with the world.

You can reach out to me directly at email alan@dna.co.za.

candice ruckstuhl


A qualitative and ethnographic researcher with a focus in Service Design, User Experience Design & business and design related research, Candice believes in a design-led approach as the means from which innovative experiences can be designed for. She is passionate about bringing the users voice to the fore, and using their stories to fuel the design of solutions that solve business problems.

I’ve learnt how the best designed solutions are always drawn from those rich insights users share. 

I'm passionate about how a user's perspective can unlock solutions to meet user needs and grow business.

You can reach out to me directly at email candice@dna.co.za.


We have built the design team based on trust and treating people well.

The DNA Design Community is designed to support those who think a little differently.

It’s for those who have the conviction, the fortitude, and the drive to build something bigger than themselves.

These are the people that make the DNA Design Community, support our customers, and keep the ship running every day. They are graphic designers, UX designers, service designers, UX researchers, writers, entrepreneurs, speakers, analysts, artists, and hard workers.

Due to the protection of privacy of our members, limited information is published.

Please contact us should you wish to discuss business engagements with our team members.

Care to join us?  Let's talk!