About Us


This is who we are and where we've come from...

HYKANO was founded by Simon Tayler in 2007. Having recently moved back from a seven year stay in London, Simon had accumulated a wealth of knowledge working in one if the UK’s leading marketing agencies in their digital department. Seeing a gap in the market for a truly integrated approach to creating an online presence, he started HYKANO. A boutique agency that would focus on educating their clients on all aspects of the online experience. From design to development, from software to infrastructure. Our unique ability to combine outstanding design with strategy sets us apart. Try us, you’ll see…

Humble beginnings

Started in 2007 in a flat in Johannesburg, HYKANO grew quickly in stature and reputation without losing it’s personal touch. We are still a small team with big capacity. We’ve worked on startups to bluechips. We take it all in our stride.

The name...

It’s all in the name. Pronounce it Hi – Ka – No. Taken from a greek word meaning “the ability to fulfil ones purpose”. We believe that we can help you to fulfil yours.

The extra 10%

While some might design you a website and plonk it online, we’re passionate about educating our partners on everything to do with their investment. It’s about delivering that extra 10% that no one thinks about.

This is how we work...



We take the time to understand your business, it’s goals and where you are heading before offering a bespoke solution.



Once we have gathered your requirements and agreed upon the deliverables, we begin by designing and building your world class solution.



Testing is a crucial component of every project. We test, refine and adjust until everything is perfect and ready to deploy.



If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. We ensure that we monitor your solution and adjust and respond to these learnings.

Clients We Work With

Some of our best customers are listed below. You can join the list by giving us a call.