Q&A with Francois Viljoen (AKA Frankie)

What is your position in the YD team?

BOM (Business Operations Manager)

What part of your role are you looking forward to most?

Identifying automations and solutions to streamline our processes, working with existing and new clients, and sharing my knowledge and expertise.

How have you found joining the team?

The first few days has been exciting – I received a warm welcome by all and look forward to my future at YDC

What do you enjoy most about being part of the YD team?

The fact that we are a boutique agency, being able to offer clients a tailored solution to their needs

What do you do when you’re stuck for inspiration?

I take a 5 min break from my screen, step outside, inhale and exhale 10 big breaths, shake my arms like crazy (Shaking can help regulate the nervous system and calm the body when it’s overstimulated), and have a big glass of water

What is your pre-work routine?

Wake Up, feed our Jack Russel, start on breakfast, brew a coffee, spend 10 minutes on LinkedIn, spend quality time with my daughter (if she wakes in time), have breakfast, walk with my wife, dog and daughter, 2nd coffee, and off to work I go.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?

Spider-man: he is considered to live the most sustainable lifestyle (something that is important to me) 

What’s your favourite way to spend a weekend?

Family breakfasts on Saturdays & Sundays, followed by either a beach or forest walk. Saturday afternoons are for catching up with mates or doing DIY around the house. On Sundays we like to cook and bake for the week to come.

What music do you like to listen to while working?

I prefer to listen to melodic deep house to avoid being distracted by too many vocals, i.e. John Digweed, Monolink, 

Introvert or extrovert?

Extrovert for sure!

Cats or dogs?


Shoes or barefoot?


Pizza or salad, or neither?

Salad for the win!

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