ABOUT US

S (squared) Creative Projects was founded in March 2016 and is a leading service provider for innovative branding, printing and event solutions in Africa.

What we do

We provide both turnkey solutions or specific requirement services and solutions for all event, printing and branding needs. Based in Cape Town, we undertake projects nationally.

How we work?

We work directly with clients, or as a supplier or partner to agencies or companies working with all types of event and branding requirements – from experiential to conferences and from design to printing to full concept exhibition stands.

We use a network of suppliers for each bespoke project – ensuring that you have access to the ultimately skilled team required for each events job and the best possible prices and service for all branding and printing jobs.

Why SHOULD YOU consider us?

With a wealth of eventing, project management, procurement, design, marketing, printing and branding experience behind us, we are able to assist from concept through to installation or just to provide singular services as required – always bringing our solution- oriented perspective to the project to ensure the best return or offer the best solution to help you achieve your objectives.

Our values

INTEGRITY

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We have a strong sense of ethics. Costings are transparent and detailed. Markups are communicated, agency fees are transparent and value for money is always top of mind.

Partnerships

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We believe in collaborative relationships shaped by openness, trust, and mutual understanding.

Teamwork

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We work hand-in-hand with our clients to provide the best possible solutions.

EXPERIENCE

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We have decades of experience that is tried and tested.

INNOVATIVE

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We find solutions that are memorable and cost-effective, that stand out, and serve the mandate of what is required, but also include the years of experience from the team to ensure that they not only work but that they work well.

Meet the Team

The S (squared) directors bring decades of hands-on experience to every project. Specialists in their fields, they focus on solution-orientated service while forging solid relationships with clients to achieve a result-driven end game.

Stuart Mc Kean

Founder & Director, Brand & Print Innovator

Stuart Mc Kean has a unique career spanning over 20 years, starting in the cellular and satellite television industries focusing on the retail side of these segments, later moving into the world of design. As an experienced interior designer working on a diverse range of projects, he has developed a unique ability to combine his understanding for business with his creative mind. Qualified in Marketing and Sales (UNISA) as well as obtaining a qualification in Advanced Project Management (UCT), Stuart manages to combine a strong head for the practical with creative thinking to offer his clients a perfect balance of both worlds. Always open to change and with a strong sense of perseverance, Stuart is able to push for a solution-orientated service while forging solid relationships with clients to achieve a result-driven end game.

Sean Lane

Director & Events Innovator

Sean Lane started his career in the entertainment industry from the age of 6 years old as a child actor and later moved into the world of professional dance. He has travelled the globe performing in cities on all the major continents from Russia to South America. His journey led him to be contracted to a major cruise liner where he was appointed Head of Entertainment and was based in Los Angeles (USA) for 9 years. Sean obtained a qualification in Event Management (UCT) and has worked on several large-scale events over the past 13 years. His vast experience in the entertainment, hospitality and events industry has enabled him to service his clients with a creative, dynamic and innovative approach always making sure his client’s goals are achieved with a strong sense of commitment.

“I’ve worked with S (squared) Creative Projects over the past year on various events, productions and they handle all my branding requirements.

Attributes that come to mind are professional, efficient, dedicated, experienced and forward thinking. The team deliver on all of these and more, on every single occasion. It’s an absolute pleasure to deal with the S (squared) team and I look forward to working on many more top-notch events with them.”

LIEZEL VAN DER WESTHUIZEN | GLOBAL MC, CELEBRITY, RADIO + TV PERSONALITY, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Our partners

We partner with the best-of-the-best to provide you with specialized services and a turnkey solution. Our partners share our values and ethics and provide us with preferential rates that we pass onto the client. We’ve also perfected communications between partners so that you, the client, feel that you are working with one, accountable service provider.

NICOLE CAPPER

COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

Nicole Capper, (Owner of MANGO-OMC), believes in the ability of communications to support a wide range of business goals. Her professional background is over two decades strong and includes brand and marketing management. Her razor-sharp strategic mind allows her to get to the heart of an issue quickly & succinctly; while her innate understanding of the media landscape has resulted in a strong network of long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. Sustainability and collaboration are what make her tick.

CRAIG JOHNSTON

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Craig Johnston has a decade’s worth of hands-on marketing experience with qualifications to match, Craig is passionate about all things marketing – be it ATL, BTL, digital, creative or strategy. Having completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Communication Science and Psychology from UNISA, Craig embarked on 7 years of in-depth technical SEO & PPC experience which uniquely positions him to provide result-driven search engine marketing as part of a wider digital strategy with further experience and a deep passion for social media marketing and digital strategy.

MARY REYNOLDS

EVENT CREATIVE & FASHION EXPERT

Mary Reynolds founder of TR ₳MPS has over 25 years of creative event production experience, in excess of 1000 projects ranging from high profile fashion events, to International Pageants, and state of the art premier launches. Her creative vision, her intuitive direction, her eye for detail, her ability to work successfully under pressure; have resulted in a loyal and dedicated clientele. She has worked extensively in South Africa, Africa at large & Europe, France, Germany, Switzerland. She has produced 6 seasons in Paris at Paris Couture Fashion Week. Her extensive knowledge of the industry, staging, music, lighting, audio visual, sound and creative conceptualization, has secured a highly visible profile for the TR ₳ MPS stable.

MICHELLE WALKER

EVENT CREATIVE & FASHION EXPERT

Mary Reynolds founder of TR ₳MPS has over 25 years of creative event production experience, in excess of 1000 projects ranging from high profile fashion events, to International Pageants, and state of the art premier launches. Her creative vision, her intuitive direction, her eye for detail, her ability to work successfully under pressure; have resulted in a loyal and dedicated clientele. She has worked extensively in South Africa, Africa at large & Europe, France, Germany, Switzerland. She has produced 6 seasons in Paris at Paris Couture Fashion Week. Her extensive knowledge of the industry, staging, music, lighting, audio visual, sound and creative conceptualization, has secured a highly visible profile for the TR ₳ MPS stable.

SARAH HOLLOWAY

EVENT GUEST EXPERIENCE & STAFFING SPECIALIST

Sarah Holloway – has been involved in events, production, staffing and logistics for just over 10 years. If you need a show called, a national campaign run or an event to be set up in 24 hours, she can pull a dancing, singing troupe of stylish rabbits out of a period-accurate hat in three major cities at once. Sarah has become the go-to person all over the country and built strong relationships with clients, suppliers and her own bright kaleidoscope of over 1000 staff nationally. Her experience, little black book of contacts, attention to detail and an endless supply of well trained, reliable staff will add that extra touch of magic to any event.

CASEY LANGLEY

EVENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Casey studied Events Management in London and completed her BComm in Marketing through UNISA, all while working full time. Casey has been lucky enough to consult and broaden her skills from working alongside brands such as Boschendal Wines, Mercedes Benz Eat Out Awards, Ballantine’s Whiskey, Burger King, Community Chest and LC Waikiki. She has run production on massive sporting events such as The ABSA Cape Epic, to the operations and logistics on The Good Food and Wine Show, The Cape Town Flower Show and Investec Cape Town Art Fair. Casey has been very involved in all elements of events including but not limited to the build-up and breakdown, creating the look & feel of events & exhibitions, as well as executing multiple brand activation’s.

MIMI KUNGWANE

EVENT ACTIVATIONS & STAFFING SPECIALIST

Mimi Kungwane has risen from front desk to being a vital partner to S2 and a trail blazing staffing solutions company owner with over 1000 staff across the country. Her life story is one of resilience, determination and perseverance, which sounds like a modern-day South African triumph. Mimi seeks inspiration from people, family and places. She values the smiling waiter, the efficient manager, a well thought-out events schedule, as well as the little things that make the big difference: gleaming cutlery, spotless facilities, clear directions, invisible security, able staff and of course (every event manager’s best friend) duct tape. Attention to detail, wit and excellent people skills stand Mimi in good stead in the professional spaces which, by their very nature, generate near impossible situations.

ADRIAN PEARCE

DESIGN SPECIALIST

Adrian Pearce – the founder of Grind Design Collective – hails from a strong design and industrial design background. Due to his attention to detail, innovative design outlook and rapid turnaround abilities – Adrian has become a strong asset and key partner at S (squared) Creative Projects. Utilising his vast experience in traditional design and industrial design has an organic and creative approach to CI Design, Retail branding, 2D / 3D Design and event design.

CARO JESSE DE WAAL

CULINARY & IMMERSIVE FOOD ART & INSTALLATION SPECIALIST

Caro Jesse De Waal of Eat Design heads development in bespoke experiences combining two simple, yet integral areas of life – eat and design. Caro completed a Diploma in Clinical Nutrition in 2007 from the Institute of Nutrition, Australia and is mad about health and all things foodie. With a Grande Cordon Bleu from Silwood Kitchen in Cape Town, she combines the two to complete a picture of healthy food that tastes great. A transient history of studies, travel and experiences have led Caro to finding her vocation within creativity using food (and its sensory components) as a medium to express herself. Caro is a specialist in food concept development, sensory food experience, edible installations, concept and flavour art, design and the creation of the not yet imagined.

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Nicole Capper, Communications, Public Relations & Social Media Specialist

Nicole Capper, (Owner of MANGO-OMC), believes in the ability of communications to support a wide range of business goals. Her professional background is over two decades strong and includes brand and marketing management. Her razor-sharp strategic mind allows her to get to the heart of an issue quickly & succinctly; while her innate understanding of the media landscape has resulted in a strong network of long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. Sustainability and collaboration are what make her tick.

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CRAIG JOHNSTON, DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Craig Johnston has a decade's worth of hands-on marketing experience with qualifications to match, Craig is passionate about all things marketing – be it ATL, BTL, digital, creative or strategy. Having completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Communication Science and Psychology from UNISA, Craig embarked on 7 years of in-depth technical SEO & PPC experience which uniquely positions him to provide result-driven search engine marketing as part of a wider digital strategy with further experience and a deep passion for social media marketing and digital strategy.

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Mary Reynolds, Event Creative & Fashion Expert

Mary Reynolds founder of TR ₳MPS has over 25 years of creative event production experience, in excess of 1000 projects ranging from high profile fashion events, to International Pageants, and state of the art premier launches. Her creative vision, her intuitive direction, her eye for detail, her ability to work successfully under pressure; have resulted in a loyal and dedicated clientele. She has worked extensively in South Africa, Africa at large & Europe, France, Germany, Switzerland. She has produced 6 seasons in Paris at Paris Couture Fashion Week. Her extensive knowledge of the industry, staging, music, lighting, audio visual, sound and creative conceptualization, has secured a highly visible profile for the TR ₳ MPS stable.

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Michelle Walker – Whatley, Brand & Print Procurement Specialist

Michelle is a modern brand & print magician who has the trick of transforming complicated project ideas into success before the very eyes of a client audience or customers. Michelle brings 18 years of experience to the S (squared) Creative Projects fold with a strong ethos that anything is possible. Michelle has the network; brand & print know how and the negotiating powers of a politician to procure and manage any printing or branding product a client desires.

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SARAH HOLLOWAY, EVENT GUEST EXPERIENCE & STAFFING SPECIALIST

Sarah Holloway – has been involved in events, production, staffing and logistics for just over 10 years. If you need a show called, a national campaign run or an event to be set up in 24 hours, she can pull a dancing, singing troupe of stylish rabbits out of a period-accurate hat in three major cities at once. Sarah has become the go-to person all over the country and built strong relationships with clients, suppliers and her own bright kaleidoscope of over 1000 staff nationally. Her experience, little black book of contacts, attention to detail and an endless supply of well trained, reliable staff will add that extra touch of magic to any event.

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Casey Langley, Event Project Management Specialist

Casey studied Events Management in London and completed her BComm in Marketing through UNISA, all while working full time. Casey has been lucky enough to consult and broaden her skills from working alongside brands such as Boschendal Wines, Mercedes Benz Eat Out Awards, Ballantine's Whiskey, Burger King, Community Chest and LC Waikiki. She has run production on massive sporting events such as The ABSA Cape Epic, to the operations and logistics on The Good Food and Wine Show, The Cape Town Flower Show and Investec Cape Town Art Fair. Casey has been very involved in all elements of events including but not limited to the build-up and breakdown, creating the look & feel of events & exhibitions, as well as executing multiple brand activation’s.

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Mimi Kungwane, Event Activations & Staffing Specialist

Mimi Kungwane has risen from front desk to being a vital partner to S2 and a trail blazing staffing solutions company owner with over 1000 staff across the country. Her life story is one of resilience, determination and perseverance, which sounds like a modern-day South African triumph. Mimi seeks inspiration from people, family and places. She values the smiling waiter, the efficient manager, a well thought-out events schedule, as well as the little things that make the big difference: gleaming cutlery, spotless facilities, clear directions, invisible security, able staff and of course (every event manager’s best friend) duct tape. Attention to detail, wit and excellent people skills stand Mimi in good stead in the professional spaces which, by their very nature, generate near impossible situations.

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Adrian Pearce, Design Specialist

Adrian Pearce – the founder of Grind Design Collective - hails from a strong design and industrial design background. Due to his attention to detail, innovative design outlook and rapid turnaround abilities – Adrian has become a strong asset and key partner at S (squared) Creative Projects. Utilising his vast experience in traditional design and industrial design has an organic and creative approach to CI Design, Retail branding, 2D / 3D Design and event design.

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Caro Jesse De Waal ,Culinary & Immersive Food Art & Installation Specialist

Caro Jesse De Waal of Eat Design heads development in bespoke experiences combining two simple, yet integral areas of life – eat and design. Caro completed a Diploma in Clinical Nutrition in 2007 from the Institute of Nutrition, Australia and is mad about health and all things foodie. With a Grande Cordon Bleu from Silwood Kitchen in Cape Town, she combines the two to complete a picture of healthy food that tastes great. A transient history of studies, travel and experiences have led Caro to finding her vocation within creativity using food (and its sensory components) as a medium to express herself. Caro is a specialist in food concept development, sensory food experience, edible installations, concept and flavour art, design and the creation of the not yet imagined.

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