Hey there creatives!

You have absolutely blown us away with your incredibly talented entries. Each and every one of you have proven that the magic of Mzansi is alive and well in the creative industry. It’s been a privilege to experience and fully immerse ourselves behind the story of each unique design. With an overwhelming amount of talent, it’s safe to say that choosing winners will be no easy task. Keep your eyes peeled because our chosen Let Your Design Shine finalists will be announced SOON. 

Phathu Nembwili

Phathu Nembwili is a professional artist passionate about design and illustration. Growing up in the small town of Thohoyandou, Limpopo, Phathu has loved design since she could hold a pencil. Phathu studied graphic design and worked in the advertising, animation and arts sectors before establishing her business, Phathu Designs in 2017. Featuring orals, amingos, shopping, sunbathing and the café scene, Phathu’s clever compositions and artful crops perfectly capture the girl-power movement of the moment, interpreted in a playful millennial way.

Megan Bird

Megan Bird is a South African illustrator, with 10 years in the design industry, who is absolutely passionate about illustration. With colour as her protagonist, she aims to inspire curiosity and to create intriguing connections between the natural world and the people who occupy it. She is inspired by nature, from its intricate form and colour to abundant texture and pattern. Megan lets her intuition guide her, while carefully considering her art’s connection to the audience.