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Designing a Mascot or a Cartoon as a Brand Featured Project
This Angry Trout came about when Dullstroom Accommodation needed a character/device/logo.
She (the client decided this was a female) will be scowling from various T-shirts and other merchandise. We later developed a gay version for the Knysna Festival, which you can also view in this slideshow.
Yoga for Kids Featured Project
Jeanne Welsh has developed her Yoga cards over years, beginning with Yoga for Classrooms and now, more recently, Yoga for Kids.
Look out for her upcoming courses on Teachable.
When the budget needs to go to the bone… stick figures come into their own. There was a new job involving the supervision of schools from my client for a certain African country north of here; but the budget was smaller than usual. So she came up with the novel idea of doing stick figures and […]
Together with Nia Thorpe, Jeanne van der Merwe is the co-founder of Calm Classrooms, a perfect name since it conveys the most important benefit of their programme, to bring calm to classrooms. The aim is to bring yoga to schools using classroom materials in the form of 35 yoga cards showing various selected positions. Since […]
This recent project called for comics and cartoons to be used in adult education in a specific African country. The book focuses on the issue of income tax from a governmental department point of view and all that it entails. From estimating how much tax was to be be paid and by whom, to the […]
So – loose organic lines in a technical drawing. What fun! Yes, really – every now and again one has something way out of the ordinary to tackle. As the client said, ‘It’s something a little more exciting for the technical drawing portfolio.’ I wholeheartedly agree. The last one was an almost-there but then the very patient […]
Six titlepages for an English poetry book for 15-16- year-old pupils in South Africa. These title-pages were formed from my own photography archives. Of all my work, this is probably the most pleasant imaginable. It combines my personal love for the English language (a refuge from the difficult grammatical structure of my mother tongue, German) […]
Poetry illustration – when words and pictures dance the good dance Finding the images to go with a poem can be a very fine line to dance along. Images that come up are personal to everyone who reads the poem. And yet many things about any poem are universal. They tug at common heart-strings; the […]