Jurgen Geitner

Creative and curious. Insightful. Determined. Transitioning to a software development role.


8 years: Senior Technical Officer, Pathology Learning Centre, University of Cape Town

4 years: 3D Architectural Visualisation Specialist

7 years: 3D Animator + Graphic Designer

10 months: Industrial Designer + Model Maker


Degrees and Diplomas

Batchelor of Science in Computing University of South Africa, 2018

National Higher Diploma in Industrial Design Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1995

National Diploma in Three-Dimensional Design Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1994

Certificates and Short Courses

UCT Web Content Management System: Domain Administrator workshop University of Cape Town, 2014  

Data Analysis using R COURSERA, 2013

Medical Terminology & Anatomy Course for Non-Healthcare professionals Foundation for Professional Development, 2011

Work History


Senior Technical Officer Pathology Learning Centre (PLC), University of Cape Town, 2010 - present

Primary work focus: Restoring, photographing and digitising the PLC's collection of anatomical pathology specimens for teaching. (4500+ anatomy specimens). I am helping to make the entire collection available online.

Additional work projects:

  • Developing and deploying a novel Python + Flask web app, used to display extremely high-resolution histology slides and quiz anatomical pathology students.
  • Implementing a customised version of the NYU virtual microscope. (A Python + Django web app, used to interactively display histology slides for conference attendees.)
  • Digitising microscope slides using an Olympus VS120 virtual microscope system and managing the virtual slide database, in order to assist research and teaching staff.
  • Basic histology slide analysis using ImageJ.
  • Creating and maintaining 3 Drupal websites for the PLC. (Pathology Learning Centre, Virtual Microscopy, What happens to my blood sample?)
  • Creating teaching material that is ready for inclusion in the PLC websites.
  • Producing high quality digital and printed graphics for teaching, exhibitions and proposals.


3D Animator + Architectural Visualisation Specialist RED-I, 2005 - 2009

Part-time Lecturer in 3D Animation Touchvision, 2004

Graphic Designer Ster-Kinekor Theatres, 2004

Full-time Lecturer in Multimedia & Animation Damelin, 2002 - 2003

Freelance 3D Animator + Graphic Designer, 1999 - 2002

3D Animator + Graphic Designer Generation D Studio, 1998 - 1999

3D Animator Digital Arts, 1997 - 1998

Industrial Designer + Model Maker Wishbone Studio, 1996

Technical skills

Skill Skill level
HTML + CSS Intermediate
Swift Intermediate
Python Intermediate
JavaScript Novice
Autodesk 3DS Max Expert
Adobe Photoshop + Illustrator Expert
Adobe After Effects Intermediate
Bulma Intermediate
Lektor Intermediate
Flask Novice
Leaflet Novice
Three.js Novice
Bootstrap Novice
Dev Tools
Xcode Intermediate
Git Novice
VSCode Novice
CocoaPods Novice
Content Management Systems
Wordpress Expert
Drupal Intermediate

Additional Skills

Photography - Used daily to create high quality photographs of pathology specimens.

Microscopy - Expert Olympus VS120 virtual microscope operator.


English and Afrikaans

Other Activities

  • UCT STOA Committee Member (Scientific & Technical Officers’ Association)
  • Mobile app development (iOS)
  • Surfing
  • Trail running


Available on request