Divan Muller is assistant editor at well-known South African aviation publication, African Pilot. Although his only formal qualification is a diploma in graphic design, he has written hundreds of published articles on aviation and military history. Divan developed a love of aviation and photography at a very young age. As a result, his work has been seen in a number of publications.
After completing his studies in 2001, Divan worked as a freelance graphic designer. He later found part-time employment at a media-monitoring company, while also working part-time at an online advertising agency. At the same time, he worked as a volunteer at the South African Air Force Museum and wrote articles for African Pilot magazine on a freelance basis. In 2004, the magazine employed Divan as a full-time graphic designer and layout artist, but permitted him to continue serving as a writer and photographer, albeit in a limited capacity. He was promoted to the position of assistant editor in 2008. The additional responsibilities and accountability associated with the new position allowed Divan to develop as a journalist and in terms of leadership qualities. Even so, he has remained directly involved in the layout and design of the magazine and other projects. He is still responsible for laying out large segments of African Pilot, while also designing covers, maps, calendars and posters for African Pilot's clients. Divan is responsible for researching and writing several of the magazine's monthly features, including the popular Aviation Top 10.
Outside the work environment, Divan practices all kinds of photography and enjoys being involved in motorsport. He even served on the committee of the Alfa Romeo Club of Pretoria for two years. Divan also enjoys travelling and has been to many remote locations in Southern Africa, as well as the USA, France and Antarctica. He can be reached at email@example.com