I am a Cape Town based children's book and magazine illustrator open to any kind of publication projects. I graduated with a Btech degree in Graphic Design at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2008, Cum Laude.
During my studies I trained under internationally renowned illustrator, Piet Grobler. From 2009 I started working as a children's book illustrator. In 2011 I won my first ATKV woordveertjie award for my illustrations in the picture book, Karla Krullebol.
I have done work for Oxford University Press, Mascew Millar Longman, Pearson, Cambridge University Press, Via Afrika, NB Publishers, Lapa Publishers and many more organizations.
I almost mainly work digitally on a Wacom Cintiq Tablet, but I like to combine digital with traditional media as well on certain projects. I use Adobe photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and sometimes Adobe Indesign. My passion for pictures drives me and I treat each project like a new artwork that deserves respect and attention. It's in my nature to work to completion in accordance to the preference of the client.
I am a Johannesburg based graphic designer and illustrator who is passionate about all things visual and creative. I am highly respectful of deadlines and pride myself on delivering professional and high quality work.
I am constantly pushing to learn and develop as a creative.
I have a BA (Information Design) from the University of Pretoria and have been working in the graphic design and illustration industry for a number of years.
I have three years experience working in an ad agency, working on accounts such as Kodak, Duracell and Soviet Jeans.
Since then I have done work for some of the country’s top publishing houses like Macmillan, Via Afrika, Lapa and Maskew Miller Longmann.
After finishing AAA school of Advertising in 2003, I landed an internship at The Jupiter Drawing Room JHB, where I ended up working as a junior designer for 2 years. Clients included Discovery Health, Planet Fitness and Weleda natural remedies. Mostly branding, BTL campaigns, type-setting and illustration.
In January 2006 I moved to London and managed to get freelance work with Firedog Design for 3 months. They took me on permanently after that and I worked there until April 2007. Clients included BBC, DJ Download.com, and Liquid Telecom. Mostly branding, illustration, flash animation and web usability.
Following a month long retreat in Costa Rica in May 2007, I returned to South Africa, where I have been freelancing as a designer / illustrator. My clients have included Blue Moon Customised Communications (Absa, FNB, SAB, Discovery Health, SAMA Awards, Airports Company South Africa, Eskom and Sasol), It's A Go (Doctors Without Borders, Southpaw Solutions), and Iris London (Sony Ericsson).
Recent projects I've been involved in include visual strategy maps for corporate education and awareness, internal campaign identities and concept / storyboard art.
My goal is simply to keep honing my interpretive and illustrative skills, as to create ever more arresting visual communications through print and digital media.