Tjaard leads the delivery of simple yet beautiful user experiences that are underpinned by sophisticated, targeted software architecture. He studied computer science at North-West University and obtained his master’s degree in image processing, pairing with a well-known astrophysicist. He began his career at Accenture in software development, working for clients such as SARS, Edcon and Liberty. He joined Synthesis in 2012. He loves delving into the detail of the software craft but always roots this in real-world practicality. Software development is on the one hand something very technical and on the other hand, very personal. Tjaard loves bridging this gap, hence his fit with the Synthesis digital channels capability. He is an early adopter of anything tech and tries to balance his geekiness with any kind of sport or music.