IMakeAfrica

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration and design of a logo for a company that designs and 3D prints aeroponic systems called IMakeAfrica. They aim to make our country a better, more self sustaining home. I was left to conceptualise and execute this project independent of themes, guidelines or restrictions.

>Myopia:

Hashtag nothing that happens in your life is because you are doing something right, or doing something wrong. The moving parts of your life are so much more than prizes to be won or debts to paid. These happenings that have brought you to this place, here and now, are divine, esotericly perfect, carefully and rigidly selected. They are all happening FOR you, not to you. Considering this, one should replace “I deserve this” with “I allow this” and let the pressure and judgement of the former roll off of your back. You, as the sum, are exactly as you should be right now, and so are the all parts that have contributed to this “you,” thus far. These parts are not a game to win or lose, they are miracles.

Artwork:

Logo

Illustrated Design

Mongobo

Behind the scenes:

This project asked for the design and illustration of a label for a home made chilli sauce. The product design, concept, bottling and even name was left to my own accord. ‘Mongobo’ is the zulu word for ‘sauce,’ zulu being the heritage of Paulina (the lady who makes the sauce). ‘I Makers Lab’ is the orginisation who supports Paulina in her cooking endevours, hence the ‘I Make’ in the name. The hands stirring the sauce and holding the chillie in the label illustration are Paulina’s hands, and the glass bottles chosen to hold the sauce are bottles that are easy to come by for Paulina via recycling iniatives.

>Myopia:

“If a man does not have sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can get lost in thesauce.”

Gucci Mane

Artwork:

Mongobo

Product Design

Illustrated Design

Makers Banner

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the design of a large circular banner for the I Makers Lab. The conception and execution was left to my own interpretation aside from the required information that had to be conveyed as well as the visual support that was to further promote the feel of the organisation. This banner would be put up outside the building next to the entrance, and act as promotional and informative imagery.

>Myopia:

Instead of making excuses; make art, make things, make solutions, make ideas. Make mistakes, but be sure you make something.

Artwork:

Makers Banner

3000 x 3000

Banner

Design

The Ways

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration and design of a logo for a second hand clothing store called The Ways Clothing at Railways Cafe. The brief was left open for me to interpret, which led me to decide on the name for the store based on its location. The motifs I drew in the logo are also images that link up with Railways Cafe.

>Myopia:

The self is the key to human personality and human behaviour.

Artwork:

Logo

Illustrated Design

Internship

Behind the scenes:

This project asked for the design and illustration of an informational internship poster hosted by the I Makers Lab. The poster was left to my own approach aside from the required information that had to be conveyed as well as the visual representation of the subject of the internship.

>Myopia:

Most of what is accomplished happens before the process of accomplishing has started.

Artwork:

I Make Internship

297 x 420

Poster

Illustrated design

Event Banners

Behind the scenes:

This project asked for the design and illustration of banners for specific events hosted by Railways Cafe. The banners were left to my own interpretation aside from the required information that had to be conveyed as well as the visual representation of the theme of the event. These banners acted as promotional imagery.

>Myopia:

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.   

Barbara Bush

Artwork:

Event Banners

225 x 83

Banner

Illustrated design

Employee Of The Month

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the design and illustration of a employee of the month poster for Railways Cafe. The poster was left to my own conceptualisation, but had guidelines of being fun, off beat, creative and representitive of the employee.

>Myopia:

Hashtag and when you go looking for yourself, leave all the things you think you will find behind. Travel very light in this regard, because human, what you will be able to bring back from such an endeavour will supersede what your current self can put together or imagine. Leave all you hope to be, all you dream of finding behind. Travel lightly, so that you can bring back the epic entirety of YOU.

You do not have to participate in what they approve. 

Yes, feeling different from them would be to your benefit. Being peculiar to them would imply your arrival. 

Artwork:

E O T M

297 x 420

Poster

Illustrated design

Impilo

Behind the scenes:

For this brief I had to redraw an existing logo. The existing logo had the exact same concept, I was to transform its vector shapes into hand drawn lines, as well as update the colours used. The first image is that of my redesign, and the image below is the old logo I had to upgrade.

>Myopia:

Hashtag just…walk in it. In your current feelings, in your current circumstances, in your life as it is now. Just. Walk.

Artwork:

Logo

Illustrated Design

Rooted

Behind the scenes:

This project asked for the illustration and design of a logo for a video production company called Reroot. The brief required that the logo be simple, black and white, vector and line work based.

>Myopia:

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Artwork:

Logo

Illustrated Design