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Get the low down on your fav Johannesburg creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
Kgabo Mametja who also goes by Saint Rose is an illustrator based outta Johannesburg and she is serving us some awesome sources of inspiration! Read on, to her go tos for inspiration and some bits of advice for those starting out!
Andrew Footit is the man behind Arkitype—he splits his time between client work and building up the type foundry. Self taught Andrew is a big believer on learning by doing (so are we!) every now and then he pushes/challenges himself to mess around in different software and experiment with different techniques to try learn something new. We think that's an awesome habit to jump on board with :D
Falling in love with low-brow art and skateboard culture—we can see where [Shaun Hill's] inspiration for his whimsical illustrative style comes from! Shaun fills his days with lists, doodles and photo's to get the idea engine running 🧠Also keeping him busy is the awesome Bat Butt zine!
Check out the industry standard of work in Johannesburg - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Johannesburg.
Digital publishing company Between 10and5 publishes a daily website at 10and5.com that serves as a curated online showcase of the best that the South African creative industry has to offer across a broad range of categories: graphic design, advertising, illustration, art, fashion, film, photography and music.
Designindaba.com is Africa’s premier design publication that showcases, analyses and probes developments in design and creativity from Africa and across the globe. It is a standalone media platform that publishes intelligent and well-researched stories from the worlds of design and innovation every day. While our content surveys every facet of design, we have a particular focus on African creativity, design for socialimpact and industry insight from creative thought leaders.
People of Craft
People of Craft is a growing showcase of creatives of color and their craft in design, advertising, tech, illustration, lettering, art, and more. It’s time to redefine what a creative looks like.
Creative Mornings Johan…
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
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