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My life’s ambition was never to aspire to the mundane heights of the stereotypical graphic designer. Instead my dreams were bolder, limitless and awe inspiring; I dreamt of becoming a...Comic book Character.
Comic book character, you ask?!! Indeed, regular people capable of extraordinary feats.
NO design restri… Read More
My life’s ambition was never to aspire to the mundane heights of the stereotypical graphic designer. Instead my dreams were bolder, limitless and awe inspiring; I dreamt of becoming a...Comic book Character.
Comic book character, you ask?!! Indeed, regular people capable of extraordinary feats.
NO design restrictions, NO software limitations, NO budgetary cuts, and any difficult clients would have “fool” tattooed on the forehead from my laser-bolt eyes for setting unrealistic deadlines. Being a Comic book Character would definitely have its perks!!
...Alas, nothing materialized.

During my schooling years, I found myself becoming enslaved to the daily process of: reading comics, creating comics, and then creating comics I could read. It was in these fledgling years that I discovered the wonders of ART and took to the task of refining my creative energies using various media.
Art at high school allowed my true creativity to blossom. It was here where my comic sketches took on a new life, as a result of my increased understanding of line, shape and form. Becoming captivated by the great masters of old, I reinterpreted their techniques, sculpting it too suit my masterpieces (read: comic books).
I had now created my very own unique brand of comic media, fusing the ways of old with modern pop culture (pretty much what these ‘design guys’ are doing now).

Tertiary level presented me with another obstacle as comic book creators was not deemed as a worthwhile investment and the prospect of studying Fine Art was as interesting as watching paint dry. Thus, Graphic Design was all that remained, for this would be comic book character on his journey to discovering his fortress of solitude. I may not be able to create my own brand of comic just yet, but I am able to incorporate my comic style and art history in my design spreads and layouts.

At age 19, I was blessed with a design intervention, at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). This is where the prospect of spearheading and executing the strategy, design and development of the project started (fancy designer talk).
As I “teleported” through the years, I managed to fine-tune my technique, making use of the software at my disposal. Admittedly, at first, the thought of converting from paper and fountain pens to computers and wacom pads was daunting, but as soon as I discovered their secrets, I realized these gadgets are the ultimate “utility belt” and not a curse from the comic gods.

Received my Degree in Graphic Design in 2007.

After 3 years of incubation, I discovered a small creative agency, which specialized in quality over quantity. The awakening moment in my career came when my work was printed in the local newspaper. This was my introduction into advertisement, very unbecoming of a comic book character. Flyers, brochures, product packaging, logos, identities, conventional banners, catalogues, layouts and photography soon followed.

My role has since changed. Instead of comic book creator, I was now referred to as: “creative problem solver”. Read Less
My love for comic books never died down, the comic influence went from abstract illustrations and fine details to functional design, rich in colour, decked in a progressive retro attitude.
Using hard work and dedication, I aim to truly challenge your imagination. If I was required to “slap” a label onto it, I’d pr… Read More
My love for comic books never died down, the comic influence went from abstract illustrations and fine details to functional design, rich in colour, decked in a progressive retro attitude.
Using hard work and dedication, I aim to truly challenge your imagination. If I was required to “slap” a label onto it, I’d probably call it: “Designeyeam”. As it reflects on the effects design has had over me and my lifestyle. It further illustrates that no two client’s work will be the same, whilst simultaneously and most importantly acts as a testimony to the concept that, design comes from experience, and not from what we get taught. Read Less
Salvador Dalí is considered to be one of the most influential modern artists. He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work.
Dalí was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior, in order to draw attention to himself.
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Salvador Dalí is considered to be one of the most influential modern artists. He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work.
Dalí was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior, in order to draw attention to himself.

In addition to using pre-existing methods of applying paint to canvas, Dalí used several unique techniques to create his paintings.
The most common technique that Dalí used was “dessin automatique”. With this technique, Dalí claimed that he was not aware of his painting but allowed his subconscious to create the work. This can be readily attributed to the dream-like quality often associated with his paintings and sculptures. Read Less
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