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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,