I am Cantusstar

Hi my name is Werner Griesel. I am a User Experience (UX) Designer, Researcher, and creative problem-solver. I focus my current work on classifieds.

Craftsmanship, beauty and quality really matters to me. I strive to make all my products beautiful and elegant. Armed with the latest technologies I have a head full of ideas and a natural passion for User Experience, Front-end Development and Interfaces.

Currently I am working at Dot Slash as UX/UI Manager.

Thank you for visiting!

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My Skills

What I doing: Design, Products, Digital, UX, Lectures

I am dedicated to a lot of different fields. So I am able to gain a lot of experiences in various disciplines. If you have any questions regarding my skills, don't hesitate to get in contact with me.

Skills & Tools

  • Google Analytics
  • UX strategy formulation
  • Personas
  • Storyboards & Scenarios
  • Wireframing & Prototyping
  • A/B testing
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • jQuery & Javascript
  • Bootstrap & Foundation
  • Online Branding
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
  • Adobe Suite
  • Photoshop & Sketch
  • Mailchimp
  • Github
  • Version Control (GIT)
  • InVision App
  • Responsive Layout and Design
  • Mobile First Thinking

What I do


Well-versed in Technologies, New-Media, Literacy, Philosophy

  • Interactive Arts

    Open Window Institute 2014-2015

    Web Development, Javascript, jQuery.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science

    University of South Africa (UNISA) 2016-2018

    Organisational Communication, Human Computer Interaction, Business Management, Research Science and New Media Technology.

  • Bachelor of Visual Studies (Fine Arts)

    University of Pretoria (TUKS) 2006-2007*

    Information Management & Science, Literacy, Research, Visual Culture Studies, Drama and Film, Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Philosophy.

    * Completed 30 credits

  • Latest Technologies

    Online Courses Always

    Sharpening old ones and learning new ones


I Work, Teach, Design, Playhard!

Dot Slash Digital Agency

UI/UX Manager 2009-2017

Drive innovation across User-Centered Design practices.

Open Window Institute

Lecturer - HTML & CSS 2016-2017

Course Lecturer: Web Development HTML/CSS

Cantusstar Design Studio

Front-End Developer 2007-2013

Jack of all trades, Master of some.

Hathor Records

Art Director 2005-2007

Introduced a “Starter Template“ system for company and clients.


"A User Interface is like a joke.
If you have to explain it, it's not that good...

Various works for various companies

  • HTML5 | CSS3
  • jQuery | Javascript
  • Bootstrap | Foundation
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
  • Mobile First Thinking
  • .NET MVC
  • PHP Framework
  • Wordpress
  • Squarespace
  • Prototyping
  • Admin Templates
  • Corporate
  • Creative
  • Entertainment
  • Mobile
  • Nonprofit
  • Personal
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Wedding
  • Email Templates
  • Brochures
  • Logos
  • Business Cards
  • Cards & Invites
  • CD & DVD Artwork
  • ePublishing
  • Flyers
  • Food Menus
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Packaging
  • CV & Resumes
  • Stationery
  • Infographics
  • Icons
  • Banners & Ads
  • E-newsletters
  • Forms
  • Navigation Bars
  • Social Media
  • User Interfaces
  • Signage

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Daily Routine

My daily UX design process in stages

  • UX strategy
  • Analytics & IA
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • User Flows
  • UI design
  • A/B testing
  • Front-End
  • Visual QA

The process of testing, implementation and feedback analysis can be iterated many times in a row.

Get in touch

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