Letter of reference from Tania Brand Consulting for whom I produced a promotional video (digital business card)
'Chris Wait, owner of Free Wild World, designed and delivered a promotional video for my business, taniaBRANDconsulting during January 2018 with which I was extremely pleased and received very positive reviews from clients and new clients. He provided what he promised within a tight timeline and with amazing creativity and professionalism. It exceeded my expectations.
I have seen some of Chris’ previous digital and artwork and every time the originality, creativity and professionalism in his work is something that always stands out. Chris has a unique ability to immediately connect with clients, ideas and turn those ideas into a very creative reality. He makes a real effort to understand your business and it is evidenced in the unique interpretation displayed in his final product.
I would highly recommend him – without a doubt. '
Letter of reference from the organizer of the Parys Arts Festival where I was the MC at their main event.
"Chris Wait attended the 2018 Parys Arts Festival where he participated as an artist as well as being the MC at the main event. The event consisted of a full day musical concert at Egweni Guesthouse and Conference Centre next to the Vaal River. It was held during the monthly Hartelus Market which transpired at the same time. It was a full day event which began in the morning and ended in the early evening and Chris was responsible for announcing all the acts as well as conveying and updating information about the event and proceedings during the day.
I was very satisfied in the way Chris handled himself. He was professional in his conduct at all times and even though it was a long day, he conveyed all the necessary information with a cheerful, entertaining and positive attitude right up to the end. I would highly recommend Chris as an MC for any occasion."
Organizer Parys Arts Festival
083 338 4234
Letter of reference from Elsibe Loubser McGuffog, editor of Hy-sê-Sy-sê online mag.
Reference letter for Chris Wait
Chris has completed a few tasks for HSSS in the last year, including writing a feature about the music industry and translating a marketing flyer for me from English to Afrikaans. He also focused on photography at various events for HSSS. He is an artist, i.e. a writer and photographer with a very clear philosophical bent and insights, and so comes with his own "brand" and worldview, yet he is willing and enthusiastic to fulfil someone else's brief. He has a can-do attitude. On all these projects he showed some of the best professional traits, including good time-management, neat delivery and a diplomatic ability to get on with various types of people.
I had the confidence to ask more than I usually do from other writers and photographers because he's confident in his abilities. He is not too concerned with fretting over the details but is driven by the big picture and to get things done to deadline. He's also driven by being inspiring, so I would not say that it's wise to allocate him too many mundane jobs in which fellow human beings will not benefit from his generous gregariousness.
On top of that, he has a lovely sense of humour and so it's pleasant to do teamwork with him. I would suggest that whoever works with him must embrace who he is and not try to fit him into too rigid a box, because he has so much more to offer. This could prove difficult for small-minded colleagues or bosses.
It's refreshing to find someone who is beyond definition yet so willing to follow a job specification, and who will, above all, be direct and speak his mind. It’s a good route to respect and trust.
If any further details are needed, please do not hesitate to contact me.”
Letter of reference from Gisela Spingie,s Regional Marketing Manager of Pam Golding Property Group
To whom it may concern
RE: CHRIS WAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
“Chris has been doing property photography for many of our offices for some time now. Owing to the nature of our business, the subject of his photography for us has been limited to property – both the interior and exterior of our mandated homes for sale – as well as scenic photography.
He has also done property video for us.
Chris’ photography is of a highly professional standard – and we have used his photographs in advertising media, namely (but not limited to) newspaper advertising, glossy advertising and our internet platform and his services include post-production editing. The video’s he has done for our properties have been tailored to our specifications timeously, for use on our website as well as for use in our Augmented Reality advertising.
I have recommended Chris’ services to many a colleague and client. He is a pleasure to work with. His work ethic is professional and the quality of his photography skills speaks for itself. We have been very pleased with his work.”
Tel: 021 – 851 2633
Letter of reference from Erhardt Thiel, Stellenbosch based photographer fro whom I worked.
"Chris Wait worked for me in the mid 90’s in my Studio in Stellenbosch, South Africa. At the time the studio specialized in portraiture, group photography and weddings. Chris worked in our Black and White darkroom and also assisted on shoots. He was a reliable and hard worker and a pleasure to have around”
Contact: +27 (0)82 550 6728
Character testimonial of the owner of a guesthouse in the days when I left everything behind and started my travel blog.
Character testimonial from a friend.
(Chantel de Lange)