Jamie joined Journeys by Design in 2015 to assist Angela in sales and marketing, quickly progressing to a more sales-focused role, before being promoted to Destination Specialist. Her knowledge and love for Africa, originates from her South African father, and continues to evolve as she travels regularly to Africa on some of the company’s educational trips.
Born in London, England, Jamie spent most of her growing up years in the picturesque fishing town of Rye, graduated with a BA Honours in Literature and Linguistics at Oxford Brookes University and gained a Masters with merit in Journalism at UWE in Bristol. After which, Jamie taught in Venice for six months and then went on to work in publishing, notably with Penguin Random House and then within William Morris Endeavour’s foreign rights literary department.
Jamie’s background and expertise in communications and client relations is a serious asset to the team. Specialising in South Africa and Namibia, she handles client enquiries and sales, and helps design and write itineraries.