My full name is Christopher Nicholas Rault, but good ‘ol Chris will do fine. I've been building on the web since the days when flashing buttons were cool and tables for layout was a thing. Despite being a veteran of the web, I still wake up every morning excited about the days work ahead. There aren't many jobs that give you the same satisfaction as with working on the ever changing landscape, that is the web.
Creative Director @ Web Monkeys
April 2007 – Present
My role at Web Monkeys has been varied based on the need at the time. Apart from co-running the business, my responsibilities included desiging our web properties, themes, plugin interfaces and marketing material. I also took the lead on our product support, writing technical documentation and all marketing related content.
Made with Sketch
A showcase of the best Sketch resources, while also serving up optimized versions for the smallest download.
Premium grade WordPress themes for free. My playground for experimenting with methods of monetization, while at the same time contributing to the WordPress community.
The home of our Headway plugins and templates. Extending Headway since 2012.
Creative Director @ Nomad Studios
August 2005 – April 2007
We started Nomad Studios shortly after leaving the UK, providing web design services to companies in the real-estate sector across the US, Europe and South America. We worked on everything from small agency sites, to fully-featured property portals and everything inbetween.
Partner @ NuVue Trading
July 2003 – July 2005
Myself and a former colleague setup NuVue Trading while living in the UK, drop-shipping wholesale label clothing to retailers selling on eBay. After getting frequent requests for web design work, we branched out and created Nomad Studios, which later became our primary focus. It was around this time that I started getting involved in the open-source community.
Technical Sales Consultant @ RPC Data
Feb 2001 – June 2003
Working at RPC was my first taste of startup life. I was recruited for a rigorous six month bootcamp, then three months of Oracle training in Zimbabwe and later advanced web design at UCT. My responsibilities included building technical demos, prototypes, assisting the sales team on client meetings and giving technical presentations at relevant tech shows. I was also responsible for the companies websites.
Training Camp Manager @ Phinda Game Reserve
Jan 2000 – Jan 2001
Fresh out of school and in search of an adventure, I landed a position as the Training Camp Manager at a prestige game reserve in KZN, South Africa. When not tracking Lion cubs, my responsibilities included camp security, maintenance, procurement, assisting with training exercises and generally ensuring the trainees were well looked after. It was a great experience, filled with many personal challenges and self-discovery. Exactly what I was wanting from the experience.