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I have been involved in the graphic design and branding industry for over a decade and began my career at Brown KSDP (Enterprise IG, currently The Brand Union) as an intern and junior designer. I was incredibly privileged to have worked with amazing creative directors and designers who offered invaluable advice an… Read More
I have been involved in the graphic design and branding industry for over a decade and began my career at Brown KSDP (Enterprise IG, currently The Brand Union) as an intern and junior designer. I was incredibly privileged to have worked with amazing creative directors and designers who offered invaluable advice and mentorship which encouraged my development as a designer. In 2004 I began my 5 and a half year journey at HKLM, eventually taking on the role as Creative Director of HKLM Exchange in 2008. My responsibilities included the design and development of stakeholder and investor relations communications and annual reports for top blue-chip clients, and it was at HKLM Exchange that I discovered new applications and avenues for my creative abilities. In 2009 I was honoured to become part of the Studio 5 team and in my 1 year and 8 months there I grew both as a designer and as a person. Every step in my career has been an adventure and an opportunity to grow and challenge myself and my thinking.

In 2011 I decided to freelance and open my own design studio, and Mrs Smith was born. Mrs Smith is a boutique strategic design and brand consultancy that is focused and intent on delivering world-class, award winning and strategically relevant design. Mrs Smith offers more than a decade of leading design agency experience coupled with a passion for branding and design for any size company.

Specialties: Strategically relevant graphic design, brand identity and logo design, corporate identity manuals and guidelines, creative applications and visual language, brochureware and communication material, annual reports, web design, bespoke invitations and personal stationery and most importantly a commitment to good design. Read Less
  • Senior Designer
    Studio 5 — Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Creative Director
    HKLM Exchange — Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Graphic Designer
    HKLM — Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Junior Designer
    Brand Union (Enterprise IG) — Johannesburg, South Africa
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(Success Inspiration) Logo selected for inclusion in the Logolounge Trends Report 2015 published by Bill Gardner, founder of Logolounge.

Logo Design featured on Branding Served | July 2014

1 logo published in LogoLounge8 (2012): The eighth book in the LogoLounge series. (Wannenburg & Associates)

(Quotience) Log… Read More
(Success Inspiration) Logo selected for inclusion in the Logolounge Trends Report 2015 published by Bill Gardner, founder of Logolounge.

Logo Design featured on Branding Served | July 2014

1 logo published in LogoLounge8 (2012): The eighth book in the LogoLounge series. (Wannenburg & Associates)

(Quotience) Logo selected for inclusion in the Logolounge Trends Report 2013 published by Bill Gardner, founder of Logolounge.

4 logos published in LogoLounge7 (2011): The seventh book in the LogoLounge series. (I Love Good Design / Vertopia / Spaghetti / Langa).

The LogoLounge series celebrates the best identity work by top designers and rising talent from around the world. This edition's far-reaching collection offers inspiration, insight, and an indispensable reference tool for graphic designers and their clients. Each year, LogoLounge presents the finest logo designs posted to the website during the previous year, as judged by a select group of leading designers. www.logolounge.com

Loeries finalist 2009
Silver Graphis (Annual Report) 2009
Merit Award - Antalis Art of Design Awards 2009 Read Less
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