Nicole Klassen is passionate about Africa, people and enabling creative economies. She started working in the film service sector in Cape Town in 2000 and quickly made a name for herself in local production circles producing several successful photographic campaigns and advertising commercials.
In 2009 she was appointed as the Manager for Marketing & Operations at the Cape Film Commission. She successfully implemented and managed several initiatives including the Imbongi Awards, which showcase the very best talent and facilities in Cape Town.
It was however through the projects at the Runway (enterprise development incubator) where she felt most comfortable and her vision for a sustainable local content industry started to formalize.
Nicole serves on the board of Animation South Africa and played a significant role in the establishment of the 1st Animation academy on the Cape Flats.
When it comes to the business of being creative there are three things that drive Nicole: local content, youth and micro-enterprise development. It is these drivers that led her to Emma Kaye and Bozza where she has found a niche, marrying creativity with technology to produce extraordinary results.