Don’t Panic Coat-of-Arms Submission

My Coat-of-Arms is actually an updated version to my original artwork I did few years back. I felt the original coat of arms needed to be a fresh, clean and solid line work. The Don’t Panic Coat of Arms  Submission came at the right time.

So here is the overview meaning of the my Coat-of-Arms. The Zulu shield and fighting clubs represent the strength and history of the my Zulu culture, also a representation standing up to obstacles. The crown and cross on top of the shield, are the wisdom and faith that kept me grounded or turn too through hard times. I’ve always liked the wing shapes, shown of the side of the shield. To me this shape represent a journey or travelling, adapting and growth. All this things incorporate within my own life. My motto in my life is ‘Faith, Love & Hope,’ which I try to live by them.

So please vote for my Coat-of-Arms design here. I would like to thank Robyn (Vote her Coat-of-Arms too) for pushing for my submission. Lastly thank, Kers and Carl, who have been great inspiration and awesome true friends.

Design at a Glance

To describe my Saturday afternoon of the 3rd of March, it would be mixed with various great themes from fresh to innovative but also can be described as inspirational. This is what I experienced from my first Design Indaba Expo. Just stepping into the CTICC conference venue and checking out the stands helped fill a hole with in my creativity. I haven’t been around so many creative people in a while and the exhibitor stands had so many displays from sustainability, hand-made products, fashion, illustrations, ceramics and furniture ect. The awesome entertainment, from the likes of Riaad Moosa. He was a brilliantly stand-up comedian to relaxing you after those long walks browsing on the stands.

As this expo had so much to offer, there were disappointments in-between various exhibitor stands. I found some stands were more of a product placement than being creative & innovative products. Also the food being very expensive. Hope there will be improvement on that side in the future.

There were loads of exhibitor stands I enjoyed like the sustainable engineered products like furniture and laptop stands etc from Raw Designs to amazing wallpaper from Design Kist, as well as Andy Cartwright Homeware innovative products, and the impressive section of the emerging creatives. The one exhibitor from the emerging creatives that stood out without a doubt was Claudette Maskell. An illustrator working with print & fabric with an elegant and simple style in her work. Love one of her print called Mandala and I even ended up ordering one. Looking forward to what else will coming out for this illustrator.

Definitely Design Indaba will be highlighted on my calendar next year including the conference. So loads of saving for me next year!

Showcase: Emerald Stock Market Trading

The banding of Emerald Stock Market Trading was done before I left for my UK holiday for Black Olive Marketing. So I had delayed for a quite awhile to showcase it on online. The branding of the Emerald consisted of a logo, letterhead, business card, banners, flyer/application forms and also I recently design a look & feel for the website.

Emerald Stock Market Trading Branding, Black Olive Marketing Ltd, 2011