Meet the personalities behind TBC – Part 1

It’s happening! The time has come for us to add a little investigative journalism to our blog. So today we’re diving into the minds of our team and we’re going to get the truth from them. Ok maybe we’re taking the investigative part a little too literal, but still, we want answers and we want them now!


You might know us as The Brand Collective – J’Natalie (the J is silent), Jan, Jil, Jared and J-Zama (kinda like Jay-Z, and also funnily enough the J is silent in her name too. So basically, not at all like Jay-Z). But who are we as individuals at our core? And since everybody knows that you never really know someone until you’ve seen their watched history on Netflix, let’s just get right in it with a question that will give us a little insight into their Netflix history.




What are you currently binge watching?


Natalie: Masterchef and Dead To Me


Jared: Key & Peele Comedy Central clips on YouTube


Zama: Jane The Virgin and Fresh Off The Boat


Janet: Jordon Matter’s 10 Minute Photo Challenges on YouTube


Jil: Love, Death & Robots on Netflix and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown on You Tube



Who inspires you?

Jil: This guy called Twoslicedre. He is a super intelligent individual with incredible wisdom and insight. His ability to see things from a different angle has really change my personal perspective on life, and so influencing my career and day to day living. Definitely the top person that inspires me.


Jared: Oskar Schindler, do what you can with what you have and always trust your conscience. “I hated the brutality, the sadism, and the insanity of Nazism. I just couldn’t stand by and see people destroyed. I did what I could, what I had to do, what my conscience told me I must do. That’s all there is to it. Really, nothing more”.


Natalie: I draw inspiration from everyone around me. I am so lucky to have amazing family and friends that support me and offer advice. I am often inspired by my clients as well!


Zama: My dad. Always!


Janet: Brene Brown. Her talks are incredibly empowering.


This is Nats after Wunderlist gets cleared.

What are you currently working on today?


Janet: Website design elements and social media for Huberto’s.


Zama: I don’t even know anymore.


Jil: Editing all the product info Homewood’s website.


Jared: Website updates for our client Kopanang.


Natalie: Whittling down my 2 page list of tasks to one – success!



What song always get you hyped up?


Natalie: ACDC Thunderstruck and a million more – anything old school really. We always have music on at home.


Zama: Sister Bethina by Mgarimbe


Jared: Goku’s Super Saiyan 3 Theme from Dragon Ball Z


Jil: Anything Rage Against The Machine. But currently, Typical Story by Hobo Johnson.


Janet: Wannabe by the Spice Girls


Jared, Janet, Ghost Pops and Jil on another trip to the Engen garage. Look how happy they are!

What store do you swipe your bank card far too many times at?


Janet: Typo, but I would hardly say that it’s too many times. I need all the things.


Natalie: Cotton on.


Zama: Chicken Licken.


Jared: The Engen garage down the road.


Jil: The Engen garage down the road.


Janet: Oh ja, and also the Engen garage down the road.





What is your guilty pleasure?


Jil: Grabbing a takeaway coffee and then going grocery shopping. Alone.


Janet: Processed cheese, actually anything cheese related really


Natalie: Binge watching series…in bed…while eating ice cream out of the tub.


Jared: KFC Zinger Wings dipped in the mash and gravy.

Zama: Chicken Licken hot wings with Soul Fire sauce.



What is the strangest talent you have?


Natalie: I am quite flexible.


Jared: Eating way more food than a grown man should be able to.


Janet: I can stack 4 dice using a plastic cup.



Jil: My ability to be friends with Avi Mack.

Zama: No. My ability to be friends with Avi Mack.

Jil: No no no, it’s my ability Zama.

Zama: Jil, you don’t understand. It is literally my strangest talent.

Jil: Agree to disagree.





Keep an eye out for Part 2 coming out soon!

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