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Engagement ring

Engagement ring

4 years ago to the day I proposed to my wonderful wife. We met for the first time on the 16th December and a few years later got engaged on the exact same date in Germany. I wanted her ring to be something special and memorable for the both of us and so I decided […]

Logo - Isabel Essen

Logo – Isabel Essen

My wife Isabel is a Partner Acrobatics Teacher, a Development Consultant and a lover of nutritious and delicious food. The challenge. Design a logo and catchphrase/slogan that is neutral and can be used for all her marketing, yet leans slightly towards the Acrobatics side of her business. I started off with an iconic Partner Acrobatics pose […]

Logo - DataDynamix

Logo – DataDynamix

DataDynamix, a Cape Town based IT company,  needed a logo that incorporated their colour scheme as well as making use of IT (information technology) symbols if possible. We looked at a few different computer related symbols, from wifi, bluetooth to usb symbols – and eventually decided to incorporate the ethernet symbol. The end design incorporated […]

Logo - Yoga Appearance

Logo – Yoga Appearance

Yoga Appearance is a Dutch online store supplying clothes and apparel to the Yoga community. They required a Logo for their business in addition to some product shots and media to be used for their advertising. The Logo needed to be dynamic, unique, recognisable and able to be used in many promotional and social media […]

Tshirt - Vadar surfing

Tshirt – Vadar surfing

I’m a big Star Wars junkie – love it. On top of which I love my surfing – longboarding specifically. With that in mind I combined these elements and came up with this Tshirt. I printed the tshirts myself while attending a screen printing workshop via I Love Screenprinting and it was only after the completed […]

Plant - Upside down plant

Plant – Upside down plant

Designed as a proof of concept, I wanted to see if it was possible to make a Upside Down plant. The final product can be found below – the actual plant needs very little watering and is quite hardy. The plant can be hung both indoors or out provided it has enough natural light and […]

Logo - Heidi

Logo – Heidi

My client wanted to personalise his wife’s car with a custom logo as a gift for her. The design needed to incorporate her name and some how include something personal in it as well. I eventually came up with the final design where we used the initials of his nickname J.J along with her name […]

Business Card - Mr.Ling

Business Card – Mr.Ling

A friend of mine was thinking of starting a Tai Chi and Shiatsu practice and wanted a design for his business. I tried to portray the elements of the practices and went with using bamboo as a main element. Bamboo plays an important role in many Asian countries and is very durable and strong – […]

Logo - e.z. baby

Logo – e.z. baby

e.z. baby makes custom, handmade baby gifts that are from the heart. They required a logo to be used for their branding and needed to represent their target market of moms and kids. I sketched a few examples of the baby face and from there we chose different elements of each face (i.e. eyes from sketch […]

Business Card - Makeup

Business Card – Makeup

This was a proof of concept design for a friend who was considering freelancing as a make-up artist. I put this business card together for her making use of some of the elements used in her work. Unfortunately she didn’t pursue this line of work further and the business card never got used. As such, […]

Website - Rhodene

Website – Rhodene

Rhodene Farm Cottages, situated in Ceres South Africa, needed a web presence that could show off offerings. The farm is situated at the foot of the Skurweberg mountains with a view across the lush Ceres valley The website uses HTML, CSS, Php for the online booking form, and Javascript for the online gallery(Lightbox) They have […]

Invite - Carly and Nigel

Invite – Carly and Nigel

The clients wanted a wedding invite that they would be using digitally to cut down on costs. The design needed to incorporate the colour scheme (navy blue) and elements of the wedding (butterflies) while still including some of the grooms personality. Additional thank you cards and information cards were created stayed in line with the […]

Tshirt - I Know Chai Tea

Tshirt – I Know Chai Tea

This tshirt design placed in the top 20 of the Springleap tshirt design many years ago. I decided to include a silhouette of a Tai Chi pose and added the teacup and teapot elements to the pose that worked together on the play of words. I deliberately chose a non eastern style font to break […]

Wood - Robot Toy

Wood – Robot Toy

I wanted to make a child friendly toy out of wood. I tried to eliminate the use of any metals that would be sharp (i.e. dangerous) for a child’s toy. With the exception of the door in the chest I was able to pull this off using only socket joints. In addition I added a […]