2024, A Journey Beyond the Hustle

As we step into 2024, I find myself drawn to a word that resonates deeply with my soul: peace, or ‘vrede’ in Afrikaans. This isn’t just any peace; it’s a profound tranquillity that surpasses all understanding, shielding us from fear, anxiety, and negative mindsets. It’s a peace that transports us back to the innocence and […]

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Care for your mind, body, and spirit will let your creativity shine. Remember, as a creative, you have the power to inspire and move both yourself and others. Never hold back, feel insecure, or lose hope. Your talent is a gift that can bring emotional, financial, and personal rewards. Trust in your abilities—they will guide you to your definition of success. Keep learning, follow your path with faith, and always trust your intuition. Work to make a difference, not just to impress. Balance work with rest, and remember: God, yourself, family, and friends come first, not just your job.

MY MISSION is for you as a creative to hear again: 

Can a colour capture the essence of a theme we see life moving towards? Absolutely, and ‘Peach Fuzz,’ the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2024, is a perfect example!

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Ever had that moment when you’re nose-deep in design work, wondering, “Does this even matter?”

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Success is not a one-size-fits-all formula. It’s a deeply personal journey as unique as every one of us.

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Get ready because we’re about to take you on an extraordinary journey filled with twists, challenges, and the sweet taste of success.

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Resonant branding is all about establishing a deep emotional connection with your target audience. It’s not just about making a sale; it’s about making your brand resonate with

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The Business of Design: How to Build a Successful Career as a Designer

As a designer, our primary focus is creating beautiful and practical designs. However, to be successful as freelancers or in-house designers, it’s essential to understand business basics.

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Design is not just about being creative; it’s about understanding the relationship between people and design. When designers can read between the lines and use information that’s not being said, they can create designs that truly make a difference. Using intuition and empathy are crucial elements of successful design. Intuition is often described as a […]

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Design is a competitive field, and standing out from the crowd can be challenging. While technical skills and creativity are essential, a certain “x-factor” can make all the difference in ensuring a successful design career. In this blog post, we’ll explore this elusive quality and how designers can cultivate it to achieve success.

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As a creative individual, I’m always looking for new ways to enhance my creativity and improve my overall well-being. I’ve been doing Pilates for about 17 years now. And I’ve found it to be an excellent addition to my creative routine. Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on developing a solid mind-body connection […]

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I'm a designer, just like you. We're all trying to keep up with life's ever-changing seasons and the wild ride of being a designer. But we're so much more than that, aren't we? We're caregivers, buddies, life enthusiasts who find joy in more than just pixels and screens. We're all navigating through this life, each in our own unique way, but somehow, we're together in it.

Here's what I believe: You're powerful, way more than you might think. And in this cozy corner of the internet, I'm all about keeping you inspired, pumped, and ready to take on the world.



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