XDODE.co.za is the official website for Xola does DESIGN freelance work.

Xola dos Santos, founder of XDODE, is an online marketing enthusiast with a solid track record of planning, executing and closing complex projects. I am currently employed fulltime as a Marketing Assistant and also freelance as a Digital Design Entrepreneur who project manages multifaceted projects where many skills are required.

XDODE Information Systems
Freelance Digital Design Entrepreneur, April 2016 – Current

I also regularly develop digital and print marketing materials for various clients on a freelance basis. I use industry standard design software including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premier Pro, of which I am highly proficient. Freelance work provides me with an opportunity to network, stay on top of new design trends and finance the purchasing of new tech and software licenses.

A current client worth noting is Embrace Dignity, a South African NGO whose objectives include creating a legal and social environment for sex workers. Embrace Dignity was Founded in 2010 by Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, a former Deputy Minister of Health and Defence, and Jeremy Routledge, a former Director of the Quaker Peace Centre.


Certificate: Project Management Foundations
Dates: 2016 – 2017

University of South Africa
Degree Name: Bachelor of Commerce in Business Informatics
Dates: 2016 – 2020


  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premier Pro
  • Highly proficient in the following web-related languages:
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavasScript
    • Python
  • Expert at Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Linkedin marketing and advertising
  • Power user on Google Analytics, Django Webmaster Tools, Meltwater Buzz, Bookmaster, VitalSource
  • Soft Skills include ability to win new clients, negotiate rates and project manage work using Gantt Charts, Work Breakdown Structure and other project management techniques.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xola-dos-santos-0b0a0992