designer profile

designer profile

Graphic Designer Profile

I studied Visual Communication, with a focus on graphic and web design at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa, between 1998 and 2001. After I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, I found a job as a layout artist at an auctioneer house where I designed advertisements and marketing material for upcoming auctions. About two years later I became an in-house designer for a consulting firm, handling all the materials related to marketing & branding. Fast forward another couple of years I found myself working as a freelance graphic designer creating graphics and website for a wide variety of clients.

In 2017 our family took an extended adventure and moved to New Zealand. We love the friendly and relaxed environment we now call home. Since moving I focused more on building our new home life, but continued to support old (and some new) graphic clients; mostly from South Africa. I would love to continue my graphic design career in New Zealand!

I have permanent New Zealand Residency and the right to work in New Zealand





I love to sum myself up in the words of William Blake: "I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare; My business is to create"


Career summary

Freelance Graphic Designer: April 2014 - current

Full-time Mamma to baby Alexa: April 2013 - April 2014

Graphic Designer & Owner (Curious Kitten Graphic Design Studio)/Self-employed: January 2012 - December 2016

Graphic Designer (Art2Print Design Studio)/Contract designer: March 2012 - March 2013

In-house Graphic Designer (Business Enterprises at University of Pretoria)/Consulting Firm: January 2006 – April 2011

Desktop Publisher (Business Enterprises at University of Pretoria)/Consulting Firm: June 2004 - December 2005

Layout Artist (BidCo Auctioneers)/Auctioneer House: September 2002 - May 2004

  • I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT

    Colour! I'll take the rain because it gives me a rainbow..
    Also Visuals & making them; Caring for our Earth; Definately Animals AND Arts & Culture

  • MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT DESIGN

    Creative conceptualisation & execution As Well As Logo/Identity Design including implementing (corporate) identity design

  • I'M PARTICULARLY FOND OF WORKING WITH

    Books & layout projects; Stationery & invitations; Branding & advertising

  • I'VE THESE SKILLS TO GET THE JOB DONE

    Design & Layout; Comfortable with Adobe Creative Suite (for many years); Photography & photo editing

  • HOBBIES

    Arts & crafts with or without my 7-year old; including painting and making a mess; sometimes baking; often photography experiments

    I love nature cycling and exploring Welly & surrounds

  • NON NEGOTIONABLE ACTIVITIES

    Taking my olden golden retriever for a slow browse around our valley (he's still very eager but age make for a slower pace) ; doodling; reading & finding inspiration