Who Am I

My name is Jacques Du Toit and as far back as I can remember I’ve always loved creating things, be it building Lego cars or constructing an elaborate framework to help me reach the cookie jar. Creating is in my blood. I became interested in design at the end of high school and never looked back. Design is everywhere, in your kitchen, your car, your sound system and even in your toilet. It’s not a job, but a way of thinking. The possibilities are endless when you look for places where your skills can be applied.

Design Philosophy

I draw most of my inspiration from nature. It’s pure magnificence and beauty is mind-blowing. If you look around you’ll notice all our ingenious designs are created from nature. From the way planes work to the detailed schematics of a circuit board. It all relies on the simple fact that nothing would be possible if it wasn’t for our natural resources. Everything is linked so it’s important to remember your roots, appreciate where all our luxuries come from and not to let greed get the best of you. We all need to put a bit of effort into the world around us.

Education & Background

In 2005 I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) in Cape Town, South Africa. I spent about 6 years working in my field and then immigrated to Canada at the end of 2011. JDT Design was created in early 2017 and currently I live and work in British Columbia.

Degree In Industrial Design from CPUT , Jacques du Toit, 2005
CSWP certification for Solidworks , Jacques du Toit, 2017