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About me

I am passionate about Graphic Design!

Born and raised in the ‘Free State’ province of South Africa, I’ve been an expat since 2005. I lived in Sydney for 8 years and now have duel citizenship. Since then, we have lived in Asia and the Middle East and will be moving on again in the near future.

Qualifications:

I studied Graphic Design full time for 3 years in South Africa at the University of Technology. Here I also lectured in figure drawing and computer skills, for the first year graphic design students. I have experience in working for small design studios, big advertising agencies and a publishing house. In 2010 I started my own business and am now focusing on building my own brand and products. On the LINE social media sticker shop, I have ranges of stickers that are being sold. I also have a few books published to iBooks and Kindle.

With this website, I am trying to improve the general quality of self-produced work out there, whether it is eBooks, covers, or people designing their own logos! I am trying to help educate people to respect their names and their businesses by NOT associating with poor design.

I hope to share some helpful design advice and resources in my blog as well.

Fields of Spesialization:

Indesign
­­I love good layout, whether it is eBooks, covers, or logos! Indesign is one of my favourite programs to use and the go-to layout program for me.

Photoshop
I studied Graphic Design full time for 3 years and have over 14 years working experience. I’ve done A LOT of photo editing for 2 major building companies in Australia.

Illustrator
I have a few ranges of stickers that are being sold on the LINE social media sticker shop. My style is bold and bright, my designs usually include an element of colour.

Author
I  have three children’s books, two design guides and some recipe books that are being sold on iBooks and Kindle.

Through my blog, I hope to help and inspire others, who wants to do their own designs, to respect their brands and not settle for poor quality.

I hope my resources and guides will help you to make a success of your endeavours.