I balance my time between the creation of earth-hearted art and graphic design, teaching, and updating my blog to share uplifting environmental projects, while also honouring life’s natural cycles of rest-and-productivity.

Whether you are interested in collaborating, becoming a client, or learning from me, I want to hear from you!


EDUCATION

B-TECH: Graphic Design qualification (cum laude – 2006) from the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark.


WORK EXPERIENCE

3 years design agency experience (The Ad FactoryProfit CreativeIt’s called Advertising & The Media Hunter)

8+ years of freelance experience for various clients that include art galleries, NGOs, training companies, fellow artists, guest houses and retail shops. + freelance work through the Upwork platform and pro bono work for local environmental initiatives. Previous and current clients include StateoftheArt Gallery, Kairos Projects, African Climate Reality Project, Plant Powered Living, ReimagineSA, Elemental Consulting, The Idea Processor, Stone Cottage, Strijdom van der Merwe and Maurice Mbikayi.

STRENGTHS & INTERESTS

Typography (especially hand-crafted typography), layout, logo design & illustration, as well as a love for photography. Illustration and art-making in a variety of different techniques and disciplines – my versatility is a strength and advantage to most projects.

A strong interest and passion for ecology, conservation, climate change solutions, regenerative design and creating ‘art for the earth’. Read more about what inspires me >>

Other professional experience include
workshop facilitation | art creation | exhibition curation | project coordination | web design projects.  View my resume >>

A world in which everyone’s hearts beat faster at the beauty of a stormy sky, forest, landscape, or a praying mantis. Leading people’s lifestyles to become mindful, fulfilled, balanced and creative -connected to ecology, biodiversity, regeneration and a new way of living with compassion & tolerance for all other people and species.

My passion for ecology coupled with my creative talent is my biggest gift and my most important way to contribute to society, Mother Earth and everything in between. With my feet rooting me to the Earth, my blood flowing as water through my veins, the wind as my breath and the fire of my creativity, I use my impulse to create to share my experiences and perspectives in ways that enrich, inform and inspire. Creating art that honour the sacred in life, in highlighting the beauty & complexity of nature & life while minimizing my ecological footprint. Exploring ways of connecting more deeply to our true nature within the web of life – as a fellow species to others, reliant on the cycles of the Earth, and responsible for conserving biodiversity and assisting the inherent regeneration of our ecosystems.

Let’s learn together how to live more intentionally and connected, and live a life of creativity & balance


“I have worked with Janet on a number of different projects over the years as a facilitator and graphic designer. She is extremely talented, creative and resourceful. Janet created my business logo which I absolutely love! It has resulted in a lot of positive feedback from clients and communicates what I feel is important. Janet is able to interpret design related requests and give them concrete expression and form. I recommend her services to anyone needing creative graphic design or wanting to explore their own creativity through her facilitated art workshops and experiences!”

Tahirih Michot, Director of the The Idea Processor


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