I live for books and magazines; a bit of leopard print always brings me joy, and I can get lost in the power of creativity and other people's innovation!
ONCE UPON A TIME
I started KunsHuis in 2010 in my mom's dining room with just a laptop and a pay-as-you-go internet. I love what I do, and even more, I love helping others to develop their style, getting a design project not just out but achieving a client's goal through design with purpose.
Graphic Designers' Playbook launched in 2023
Love a good glass o wine. My family!
I am a mom to two, a wife, a believer in great functional design and an undying knowing that we have to silence the clutter in the world to hear our true passions and then have the courage to design our own life.
Who am I to say that?
Nice to meet you. I am Nelett Loubser. A creative Entrepreneur from Namibia (a big country with a small population in Africa - one of the best places to live!).
THE MOMENT OF REALISATION:
I met my husband through a friend in 2005. We were only acquaintances for a few years before we got together. Then we went out on a date in February 2009, and 6 months later, we were engaged. He wanted to ask me after two months of dating. And I asked him what his longest relationship was, and he said 6 months. So I jokingly told him he could still ask me to marry him if we were still together.
Being the man of his word, he wanted to surprise me on our 6 month anniversary. But I worked for an Advertising agency then and could not get leave. He asked me the day after our 6 month anniversary - it was still wonderful no matter the timeline; obviously, I didn't even think he would really ask me so soon. Afterwards, he told me all the plans he had to ask me on our 6-month Anniversary.
And I realised I did not want to ask for permission to live my life. I wanted to design my life without restrictions. So I started working after hours and at weekends to build a client list. And after 8 months of doing that, I had one big client that would cover all my expenses, and I quit my job and started KunsHuis in 2010 - 1 month later, I got married.
I have an indescribable desire to show Designers of all sorts that we have great power. Do you, as a designer, know your power? Do you understand that nothing can exist without you? No brand, no product, no marketing campaign? There is not one item you encounter daily that is a success because a designer understood the brand strategy and designed accordingly. You can have the best Strategy if you don't have a designer that understands it and can interpret it creatively into the user market - you have nothing. Designer, stop thinking you have no power - you have ALL the power.
I genuinely desire that
YOU design YOUR life –
and I want to help
where I can.
MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the TL:DR VERSION
Nelett is the founder of KunsHuis Graphic Design. She is a lover of great functional design. She hopes to inspire other graphic designers to realise their worth and show clients to collaborate with designers to deliver elevated work together.
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I never knew it, but am a farm girl at heart!
Love our Namibian farm as a get-away!
I am a total coffee-snob!
Love me some great coffee in the morning.
I say my favourite show is Sex and the City #andjustlikethat
I am a total water addict! #waterpolice
Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.
Pizza and Champers
Ryan Reynolds and the late Queen
Fries with catchup!
Astrologist or Jewellery designer
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - wildlife preserve in the Kalahari Desert - the closest I have been to our Great Creator!
A great glass of Red Wine
Mascara and lip balm
Green smoothies... and pizza.
Farm then beach
Sex and the City!
Loving print magazines and spending more money on them than we can justify (or sometimes even read!) – the smell and promise of being introduced to new trends, designs, styles or food is oh-so-exciting! My curiosity and desire to share and inspire others grew. I decided to share all of the latest and inspiring things on a digital platform.
No spam here! Only authentic life experience to show you that you
can design your OWN life!
This isn't just any old newsletter; it's a tool to help you live your best life, whether in your personal or professional world. We will take this journey together, and I promise you'll feel inspired, motivated, and more confident than ever. Living with intention means you're creating the life you truly want. It's all about taking the reins of your own life and making choices that align with your values, passions, and goals. You're not just going through the motions; you're shaping your life into something truly extraordinary.
Inspiration for a beautifully designed life
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