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I enjoy a varied, cross-disciplinary background in the creative industries. I’m trained in architecture, have worked many years in advertising, I’ve started and run a business in experiential communications and have co-founded a design and branding consultancy.

My experience includes doing work for a wide rang… Read More
I enjoy a varied, cross-disciplinary background in the creative industries. I’m trained in architecture, have worked many years in advertising, I’ve started and run a business in experiential communications and have co-founded a design and branding consultancy.

My experience includes doing work for a wide range of brands, from local start-ups to global giants. I have serviced clients in Johannesburg, London and New York, and have developed work for markets in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana.

I have judged at industry award shows, and I’m a former board member of the South African Graphic Design Council.

I'm also a founding member of the Mandela Poster Project Collective, the group of designers from South Africa who came up with the idea to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life by collecting 95 posters from around the world, honouring Madiba’s lifelong contribution to humanity. The collection has since been sold to the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), home to South Africa’s national design promotion body, Design Institute. In the process, the project has successfully achieved the aim of raising R1 million for the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust Fund, Madiba’s legacy project.

Recently, I have been working with the American Consulate to deliver a ten-week entry-level programme on Graphic Design Basics to out-of-school and out-of-work young people in Soweto. The idea is to give the group a foundation that will help them secure a place at a tertiary institution, find a job in the creative industries or start their own design business.

LastIy, I'm a highly active TED enthusiast—I'm curator of TEDxSoweto and TEDxJohannesburg, and was a delegate at TED 2008.
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I spent my formative years of design education studying towards a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Architectural design was naturally the course that I enjoyed the most, but I also derived great pleasure in reading and writing on architectural theory. Those early years exposed me to valuable lessons in interpret… Read More
I spent my formative years of design education studying towards a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Architectural design was naturally the course that I enjoyed the most, but I also derived great pleasure in reading and writing on architectural theory. Those early years exposed me to valuable lessons in interpreting briefs, solving complex planning problems, translating those solutions into sketch form, working in 3 dimensions, developing a habit of rapid prototyping as a design aid, presenting my work and backing it up with solid argument, and accepting and responding to constructive criticism. Read Less
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Email: thati.mokgoro@gmail.com
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