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Unseen Veins book cover design
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In Unseen Veins by Natasha Devalia, the complexities of how we label ourselves and where we belong are laid bare, from the place where we are born, to our parents’ heritage, to our name’s origin, we are asked to ‘choose a side’. This poet hopes for a world where their children can choose their own...

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Virgin Active Sales Toolkit
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Agency: Arc South AfricaClient: Virgin Active South AfricaCreative Director: Quinton LuckCopywriter: Lianne Mazzullo The client approached us to come up with a more effective way for their sales staff to communicate with prospective new members. We put together a sales toolkit portal where sales staff can log in and download various templates like calendar invites, profile pics, appointment reminders and no-show messages, all written...

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City of Cape Town Annual Report 2022/23
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Integrated annual report for the year ended 30 June 2023 The City of Cape Town’s integrated annual report provides an overview of the municipality’s delivery on its strategic plans and initiatives outlined in the Integrated Development Plan (2022–2027). We are emboldened by our vision for Cape Town to be a city of hope for all, and we are making progress across a range of...

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Steynskraal Guest Farm logo & branding
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Steynskraal is a guest farm that offers self catering accommodation in the heart of the Great Karoo. Located about 23km outside Beaufort West (in the direction of Cape Town) and only 4km from the N1 (and independent of the Eskom power network), Steynskraal offers a choice of luxury self-catering units for the discerning traveller. The owners wanted a logo that was simplistic yet iconic,...

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Let’s Braai logo & branding design
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Dan and Eglantine contacted me to help them with establishing a new brand called Let’s Braai that introduces South African braai culture to the UK. The main customer facing touch point is the website, where they will start out by selling South African braai wood like kameeldoring, sekelbos and rooikrans. They will eventually also sell braai utensils and accessories. The brief was for something...

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SADC WEF Nexus Guidelines
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Design studio: Otto CreativeClient: SADC This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of SADC and GWP and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Nexus Dialogue Project “Fostering Water, Energy and Food (WEF) Security Nexus Dialogue and...

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Budget Insurance Online Campaign
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Client: Budget InsuranceAgency: Arc South AfricaSenior Art Director: Sam van StraatenDesigner: Deanndra SubramoneyMotion Graphics: Junaid Jacobs Budget Insurance wanted to encourage their customers to self-service a lot more. They wanted to move customers away from calling a call centre and asking for things like ‘I need to make changes or update my policy details’. These are small things that they can do themselves online....

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UNICEF COVID-19 & Beyond book design
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The concept of ‘COVID-19 & Beyond: Through A Youth Lens’ was born out of the recognition that the impact of the pandemic years on children and young people has largely not been told through the eyes of youth themselves. The project engaged young people to help them express their stories through words and visual imagery about how they navigated the COVID-19 years at a...

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Collagen Peptides packaging design
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Product packaging design plays a very important role in branding items in the retail environment. The ‘catchier’ the design is, the more audiences it will attract. Good packaging will also enable you to differentiate the products from your competitors. It tells the story of your brand and of the product just by looking at it. The brief from Bone Broth Guy was to create something eye catching that their customers will be...

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KADC rehabilitation centre logo & branding design
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KADC is an NGO whose major objectives are the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug dependence. The KADC logo and branding puts helping people in need at its focal point. It is made up of three figures reaching for the sky, combined with various abstract shapes representing growth and movement. The logo uses a hand-written font to tie in the human element at...

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Coconut Water powder packaging design
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Bone Broth Guy approached me to design packaging for a new product in their range: freeze dried Coconut Water powder. The client wanted the packaging to be striking and eye catching. It had to stand out from the generic and expected design direction for similar products. The product is in powder form and packaged in a pouch. I chose to go with a darker, more romantic look and...

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PYUMO packaging design and brand refresh
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Pyumo provides a convenient and authentic tasting curry solution to the local market. They needed a consolidated brand look and feel and brand CI. Pyumo wanted a brand identity that brings together all product ranges and how the new look and feel can be executed across different platforms e.g. digital, print, POS etc. They really like the use of paisley design and interesting holding...

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Young, Gifted + Positive book design
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Publisher: Staging PostClient: AIDS Consortium 25 YEARS OF SA DEMOCRACY 25 STORIES OF YOUNG SOUTH AFRICANS 25 YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER, LIVING WITH HIV 25 brave South African youth have stepped up and reached out to share their personal life stories. This book is a reminder that HIV is not a death sentence, and it is not a life sentence. The 25 youth featured...

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National Library of SA publication design
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Publisher: Jacana MediaClient: National Library of South Africa To mark the 200th anniversary of the National Library on 20 March 2018, exhibitions were held at the Library’s Pretoria and Cape Town campuses. The Treasure House of Knowledge records the exhibition, which was conceptualised, collated and curated by Andrew Lamprecht in Cape Town. Popular and seemingly ordinary items were featured along with unexpected treasures such...

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Cape Town’s Old Granary book design
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This publication aims to record the story of the Granary building and its restoration, and to provide a chronicle of the events leading up to the fully restored complex. It also acknowledges the dedication of everyone who worked on the project, especially the men and women whose hands made this project a reality. This book includes historical maps and pictures of the building, as...

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Sriracha Hot Sauce packaging design
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Bone Broth Guy created this handcrafted, modern twist on sriracha sauce from the Chonbury region in Thailand. It contains no colourants, preservatives or refined sugar. It contains 60% serrano chilli peppers, apple cider vinegar & white wine vinegar, garlic xylitol and xanthan gum. It’s locally made in Cape Town. The brief for this packaging was to use an existing reference as starting point, which...

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Smart Living Handbook design
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Lindie Buirski: Project ManagerAnna du Plessis: Account DirectorJunaid Jacobs: DTP & finished ArtAletta Kruger: Corporate PublicationsJanine Brits: ProofreadingPrinted by Tandym Print in Cape Town Launched in 2007 for the first time, this is the fifth edition of the City of Cape Town’s Smart Living Handbook.The handbook was developed to make sustainable and resilient living a reality for all residents. It provides practical steps that households can take to make...

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Showmax recruitment campaign concept design
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Agency: Arc SACreative Director: Quinton LuckCopywriter: Amy Bach Showmax, a video-on-demand (VOD) subscription service was faced with some steep customer acquisition targets which it had been trying to hit through various acquisition channels, including in-mall activations. These efforts have been declining in effectiveness. Arc was challenged with increasing the acquisition rate and hence the total size of the Showmax subscriber base. This campaign was...

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adidas 3Stripes website & app design
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Agency: Arc SA Creative Director: Quinton Luck Copywriter: Ryno Smit Redesign the website for adidas3stripes. This programme (and the website) is about content. The better we can deliver the right brand content to the right people, the longer they stay, the more they enjoy the brand, the better brand fans they are and ultimately the more they shop. Use the redesigned website for adidas3stripes...

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Collagen Powder packaging design
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Product packaging design plays a very important role in branding items in the retail environment. The ‘catchier’ the design is, the more audiences it will attract. A good packaging will also enable you to differentiate the products from your competitors. The brief from Bone Broth Guy was to create something eye catching that their customers will be proud to display in their kitchens and not hide in a cupboard. It needed to be like...

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Direct marketing campaign design
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Creative director: Kathryn MckayAgency: Arc SA Think snail mail is dead? Think again! Recent international statistics have shown a resurgence in the demand for direct mail. The more cluttered the inbox, the emptier the mail box – something which has resulted in consumers being much more receptive to personalised pieces that arrive directly to their homes. Outer envelope – front Outer envelope – back Letter and...

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MyToyota App CRM design
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The MyToyota app is designed by Toyota South Africa to provide a platform for Toyota owners and enthusiasts to quick and direct access to all information and services related to their vehicle(s). I worked on the artwork as part of a CRM pitch at Arc SA, considering various customer touch points, from showroom and in-vehicle reminders to SMS and email notifications. Toyota South Africa...

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Rebels & Rage book cover design
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Jonathan Ball Publisher requested that strong type carried this design. The type had to be punchy – while not looking too much like an echo of the author’s previous book published by Wits Press (South Africa’s Suspended Revolution), which had a gritty, blocky type and was very yellow. The challenge here was for the cover not too look too much like an academic book, or a...

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Royco website update redesign
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Agency: Arc SACreative Director: Kathryn McKayCopywriter: Lianne Mazzullo With Royco’s updated brand positioning and CI, the brand is dismantling the expectations we have of daily, inventive, picture-perfect meals and promoting a new kind of food experience: a perfectly, imperfect one. The website was requested to tie in with this idea and the execution was to visually bring to life and re-imagine what dinner time...

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Cape Town Water Strategy design and layout
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Sarah Rushmere: Project ManagerAnna du Plessis: Account DirectorDesmond Büchler: Art DirectorJunaid Jacobs: DTP & finished ArtAletta Kruger: Corporate PublicationsJanine Brits: ProofreadingPrinted by Tandym Print in Cape Town The Cape Town Water Strategy sets the City on course towards a future in which there will be sufficient water for all, and which is resilient to the possible impacts of climate change. The harsh lessons we learned during our brush with...

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Royco wet cook-in sauce launch campaign
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Agency: Arc SA Creative Director: Quinton Luck Copywriter: Tara Cawthra Royco requested Arc to create excitement and awareness around the Wet Cook-In range and its new variants in order to drive sales in the top 100 Pick n Pays, Spars and Checkers in South Africa. We focused on a very simple concept that ties back to the convenience of these new sauces....

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Nestlé Recipes with Love website
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Agency: Arc SACreative Director: Kathryn McKayCopywriter: Nick GertschDeveloper: Simphiwe Tebe The website needed an update. The goals were to make it easy to navigate, mobile friendly with a lot of appetite appeal. It should incorporate other Nestlé brands such as Maggie, Chocolate, Cocoa & Klim. It also needs to include a WhatsApp feature so people can receive recipes on their phones as well as...

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DueSouth brand review
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Agency: Arc SA Creative Director: Quinton Luck Copywriter: Heinrich Benkenstein Arc was asked to compile a conceptual review of the DueSouth brand identity and align it with its new position. It was seen as being too masculine and not...

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City of Cape Town Annual Report 2018/19
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Willem Claassens: Project Manager of the Integrated Annual ReportAnna du Plessis: Account DirectorJunaid Jacobs: DTP & finished ArtAletta Kruger: Corporate PublicationsBruce Sutherland: PhotographyYolande Zeelie: FinancePrinted by Tandym Print in Cape Town This 2018/19 integrated annual report builds on the City’s integrated reporting in previous years, and aligns as far as possible with the recommendations of the 2016 King Report on Corporate Governance for South...

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Van Deijl Jewellers website design
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Agency: Arc SACreative director: Quinton LuckCopywriter: Lianne MazzulloDeveloper: Wilco van Deijl I was requested to come up with a complete redesign of the Van Deijl website and to create a beautiful, sophisticated, up to date, fully responsive website to promote the Van Deijl brand in such a way as to generate real sales. The look and feel needs to reflect the brand-image of being both...

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Careers in the City of Cape Town
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Agency: Arc SACreative Director: Kathryn McKayCopywriter: Tara Cawthra The City of Cape Town is a world class employer, with over 27 000 staff members who work in a wide range of disciplines. The City is committed to retaining, growing and attracting talent, developing a fair work environment that allows for recognition and reward, and creating a better workplace for all employees. We created this...

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Reebok Delta sign up journey
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Agency: Arc SA Creative Director: Quinton Luck Copywriter: Heinrich Benkenstein Design the user experience journey and all elements including instore pod sign up to welcome email and website, which should compliment the Reebok store launch at the Mall of Africa. Use launch opportunity to start recruiting for Reebok CRM programme. Instore pod app used for member sign-up. Create basic welcome email automatically sent to...

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Die Vloek Book Cover Design
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Client: Lapa PublishersAgency: Flame Design ’n Spannende, ontroerende roman oor vyf geslagte waarin die sondes van die vaders aan die kinders besoek word. Laat in die 1800’s word ’n graf geskend. Vandag sit ’n jong prokureur met ’n grondeis waarvan hy niks verstaan...

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Fairtrade illustration
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Client: Fairtrade South AfricaAgency: Flame The Fairtrade Label South Africa (FLSA) works to serve the interests and rights of farmers, workers and producers in South Africa. FLSA plays an important role in the implementation and promotion of the Fairtrade Standards and the Fairtrade Mark within the Southern African markets. For this brief, the client wanted an illustration that shows all the important parts of...

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The Land Within Book Cover Design
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Client: Penguin Books South Africa Agency: Flame Design After an unexpected request from his father, Henry Knott returns to the Karoo farm on which he spent a fractured childhood. Painful memories force him to revisit a tragedy in which he was fatefully implicated. Henry has to come to terms with how this event has shaped his adult life, his marriage and the conflicted emotions...

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