Log In

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Lost Password?

Sign Up

  • Nationality: South African
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Employment Level: Intermediate
  • Career Experience: 10 - 15 Years
  • As a freelance designer & illustrator, I am innovative, organised and meticulous. Able to comfortably build client relationships, accustomed to performing in a deadline-driven environment, I can successfully manage and coordinate design projects from concept to completion.

    After many years workings as an editorially-driven art director, I have taken some time off to create and run my own brand
    The Colour Jar producing illustrated children’s activity books and packs aimed at the hospitality & tourism industry. Before the current covid pandemic, I was supplying these to many of the 4 and 5 star hotels across South Africa – including custom designed and illustrated products for Cape Grace Hotel, Boschendal, Norval Foundation, De Hoop Nature Reserve and Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.

    Working Platform: Mac OS

    Programs: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat), Procreate (digital illustrations) MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    To remain relevant in the digital age, I am busy with The Web Design online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT) to equip myself with the knowledge
    of HTML coding and styling web pages using CSS.

    Education

    1995 -1997 National Diploma in Graphic Design — Cape Technikon at Tygerberg High School

    Experience

    Nov 2020 - current freelance Illustrator at Global Investigative Journalism
    July 2021 - current freelance graphic designer at Investec
    Jan 2015 — Currently Co-founder & illustrator, graphic designer at The Colour Jar
    July 2007 — Nov 2014 freelance graphic designer at self employed

    Art Director of Stuff magazine
    Art Director of Insight magazine (bi-monthly publication for Pastel)
    Design and illustrate Mail & Guardian supplements (2010 — 2013 editions,
    such as Book of South African Women and 200 Young South Africans)

    July 2007 — Jan 2008 Art director at Maverick magazine

    Design the printed magazine Maverick (today known as the digital Daily Maverick)
    Design of Empire, a bi-monthly media publication

    July 2005 — Sept 2006 Art Director at Tenaka Design

    Managing magazine publishing division (Mafube Publishing)
    Curate the overall creative vision on the following magazine titles: Sawubona, New Homes, Retosa, Zorgvliet, Eccense of Africa and By the Way (SANROL)
    Design overhaul on all the magazine titles
    Setting up design guides and stylesheets for the different studios
    Managed, mentored and trained designers
    Managed traffic control and production
    Performed part of managing team, strategising
    on existing and new products