Dino Chapman Van Rooyen - Creative Strategist
Mission/Objective in Life
Facilitate & inspire active exploration instead of passive
consumption of knowledge in education & business.
Initiating Intrinsic Motivation Techniques in Organizations.
Conceptualizing & facilitating unique ways to nurture human
Creative Problem-Solving in Digital & Business Environments
Dissolving the Developed/Developing, Left/Right Brain Barrier.
The Slice from the Knowledge Tree that got me from A to B:
2010 UCT Graduate School of Business - Business Acumen for Artists (Executive Education Course).
2002 - 2003 AAA School of Advertising - Diplomas in Copywriting and Marketing Communications.
2000 London Connections Studios - Diploma in Sound Engineering & Music Production.
Work Experience in a Wide Variety of Market Sectors
10 Years Expertise in Film, Advertising, Journalism, Mobile, Digital & Music Industries
Clients & Collaborators
World of Avatar
HYPE Hip Hop Magazine
Drake Night and Associates
Centre for Digital Storytelling
Crisp Creative Collective
G & W Magazine
Sonke Gender Justice Network
Cinergy Film Productions
Made in Africa Films
The Bryan Slingers Partnership
Facilitation of Symbiotic Strategies for Win/Wins
• Combining seemingly incompatible systems in a creative & engaging manner.
• Developing alternative conceptual strategies to invigorate linear frameworks.
• Documenting the process in the form of case studies to highlight important R&D.
• Observe the integration of strategies through real world interaction & communication.
• Remixing Reality- Inverting the ordinary & exploring how variations in perception can
magnetize technology, business & creativity and in turn, align them to add value to society.
• Creating cohesion & mutually beneficial interactions between rational & out of the box
Branching Out, Staying Rooted, Standing Tall.
My role as a generalist that specializes in the amalgamation of my broad, yet well-rounded value propositions as a
Creative Business Strategist serves to represent only a portion of my offering. I regard my social adaptability &
communication abilities as of my most valuable resources.
I’ve represented various organizations at the World Congress for Civic Education in Cape Town, the UN Habitat
Youth for Safer Cities Summit in Durban and also served as a judge at the semi & finals of the Imibala Talent
Competition. Amongst the numerous interviews I’ve conducted, the one I did with Travis McCoy for MTV’S Staying
Alive Campaign was broadcast worldwide of World Aids Day.
I am in my element when I can add value by sharing my innate & acquired skills by facilitating a nurturing
environment for knowledge and ideas to be exchanged through innovative and creative ways.
I believe creative expression is a social & psychological science that can shift the hearts , minds, careers and
potential of humanity towards tremendous positivity and mutual understanding.
"Dino Chapman van Rooyen has been one of HYPE Magazine’s most reliable, insightful,
beautifully descriptive and efficient writers over the past six years of the publication’s
existence. It has been a great pleasure to work with him. His passion, professionalism and
enthusiasm are key characteristics that make him such a great contributor to any publication–
apart from the fact that he’s an incredible writer”
Simone Harris - Editor HYPE Magazine, Panorama Publishing.
“Dino is one of the most creative and astute copy writers I have met in all my years as a
manager. Dino is dedicated, loyal, friendly and efficient employee. He has the ability to work
under enormous pressure with accuracy, speed and without loosing any creativity. He has a
calming influence on all who deal with him, always respectful and honest.
It is indeed a privilege to recommend Dino.
Johann Diedericks - General Manager, Bilton Wines
“I had the pleasure in working with Dino Chapman and was inspired by his innovative thinking
and writing skills. He knows instinctively how a story needs to be told and is master of clear
and to the point communication. Dino will not only inspire you as a writer but as a musician
too, his talent goes beyond the norm which will assist in taking your brand and
company to the next level. Keep it up Dino, you are one of a kind!!
Margi Hoffe - Owner of Wines D'vine