Robyn brings an unique perspective to the design world - born from her time spent living in Japan, China, Los Angeles and South Africa.
She has spent the last eight years building one of the strongest photographic brands in South Africa, transforming her business from a one-woman show to an award-winning fourteen-member team, and documenting thousands of photo shoots in that time.
In 2020, with the change of many things, we stopped offering photographic services, diversifying into graphic design, and building a fabulous online store.
this journey has been such a breathtaking adventure. heading up an all-female team is a honour and a privilege, and i am beyond proud of the work that our team creates.
FROM ONE-WOMAN SHOW TO FOURTEEN-MEMBER
AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM
TO A BRAND DESIGN BUSINESS, WITH AN ONLINE STORE.
2005 - 2012
laying the groundwork
Robyn spent time living and working in Japan and China before and after receiving her BA Corporate Communication.
She then worked as a wardrobe stylist and art director for the film industry for a few years - honing her creative eye, learning a lot about leading a team, and upmost professionalism.
Returned to the city of gold - Johannesburg.
2013 & 2014
living in los angeles
Robyn then lived and worked in LA, setting up her photographic business shooting head shots for actors. This was a steep learning curve - combining skills learnt in the film industry, and adding new skills of business management and marketing.
Realised it was truly time to STEP THINGS UP
- rebranded (new logo, new website, new look and feel),
hired our lovely office manager,
and launched a second business (Robyn Davie Creative)
for corporates and events.
Expanded into Cape Town.
Hired our biz manager.
Grew our team with four additional
photographers in the Mother City.
Launched an online store.
Partnered up with the iStore.
2015 - 2017
phase two of the biz
Back in Johannesburg, started photographing families for the first time.
Launched our associate photographer program, starting to train and mentor young female photographers.
2018 - 2019
Focused on getting REALLY good at what we do, upping our ante on services and products, ensuring we were delivering top quality client service.
Hired our marketing manager.
Continued to grow our online store and photo book design and printing.
Launched our digital design services.
Stopped offering photographic services.