Leah Kirsten

Freelance Graphic & Surface Design | Illustrator

Johannesburg, South Africa

Work Experience

Leah Kirsten Design

Freelance Graphic & Surface Designer, Illustrator

August 2012 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Ornico Media

Graphic Designer

May 2013 - February 2015 Johannesburg, South Africa

GlamBox SA

Graphic Design & Social Media Management

In addition to handling all design & photography work for this start-up, I was in charge of creating posts and managing all social media.
February 2012 - May 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa

Design Kist

Freelance Pattern Designer

I created several surface patterns for Design Kist to be sold through their website.
May 2011 - December 2011 Cape Town, South Africa

Flowermill Lifestyle Design


I interned for this surface design company, creating card designs, wrapping paper & window displays, preparing product for markets & shops, as well as learning how the company was run.
November 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa


Stellenbosch Academy Of Design And Photography

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Design specialising in Graphic Design

January 2008 - December 2010 Stellenbosch, South Africa

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology

Bachelor of Technology in Surface Design

January 2011 - Present Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Peninsula University Of Technology

Dean's Award for Surface Design Deptartment


Stellenbosch Academy Of Design & Photography

Best Exhibition & Project for Specialised Projects



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Applique, Book Design, Corporate Id Design, Deep-etching, Embroidery, Graphic Design, Illustration, Infographics, Pack Shots, Packaging, Pattern Design, Photography, Powerpoint, Presentation Design, Prezi, Print Design, Screen Printing, Sewing, Social Media Management, Textile Design,