TPB’s list of local thinkers, makers and doers to watch

Last month, we reached out to our fellow creatives, freelancers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, mompreneurs, mentors, consultants and other amazing humans. We did this because although we might be far from each other, we are not alone.

In these difficult times, we want to support those around us.

Our list includes:

Pop us an email if you’d like to be added to our list.

Creatives

Fersyndicate

Fersyndicate works in graphic design, illustration and art. He is strongly influenced by simplicity, street culture and graffiti and has worked with various brands, including Redbull, GQ South Africa and Shelflife.

 

Megan Andrews

A freelance illustrator and designer, Megan started drawing before she could walk and has since drawn on everything she could reach. She loves to add magic to her world and others’. 

Tasleema Suliman

A twenty-two year old artist, designer and book lover, Tasleema is constantly creating. She describes combining art with what she loves as being her personal trait.

 

Samhita Govender

Graphic designer and entrepreneur, Samhita has a love for design, coffee and authenticity. In addition to design, she also works on brand development and bespoke stationery. 

Tyla Mason

Cape Town based illustrator, Tyla is a freelancer whose work centres around girlhood and education, with a character-driven style that is colourful and engaging.

 

Theme Piece

Theme Piece is a brand design and consulting agency, creating solid brands that convert. Through brand design, leadership and strategy, they are able to help your brand develop.

codepuffin

Amy is a creative web developer with a keen eye for design. Passionate about what she does, she’s honest and open throughout the development process and treats her work as a collaboration.

Mitchell Wilson

Mitchell is a Cape Town-based freelance graphic designer who specializes in high quality logo design and custom lettering. While letters are his passion, he makes an effort to explore all aspects of typography.

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Morph Custom Typeface currently under construction! This is also my entry for the #dopetypechallenge10 @dopetypesociety. The challege was to design any glyph or word, deconstructed to showcase the anatomy of the letterforms. This was such a awesome challenge, it was a great opportunity to learn type terminology and apply it to to my new typeface in the making. * Loving the progress so far, I haven't played around with this kind of style before so there has been lots of mistakes aswell as many lessons learnt, going to keep chipping away at this typeface this year till I get her done. * I am still learning the logistics behind making my typefaces available online so it may be a while till this lovely lady hits the market. I will be posting more updates soon so keep your eyes peeled! * * * * * #typefacedesign #fontinthemaking #morph #typography #type #fontdesign #fontdesigner #letterartist #typedesign #graphicdesigner #graphicdesign #logodesigner #font #customtypeface #customfonts #originaltypeface #Illustrator #adobeillustrator #customglyphs #glyph #poster #posterdesign #graphic #typeface

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Bloom Creative Agency

The Bloom Creative Agency focuses on creative brand designing and brand styling.

Curious and Creative 

The team behind this agency thrives on innovation and imagination and consider themselves specialists in forging bold and beautiful solutions for brand partners.

Art by Emma Louise

Inspired by nature, Cape Town based Emma Louise is an illustrator and designer. She is open to collaborations as well as commissions.

 

Pink Lichee House

Founded by Robin Dee Lapperts Hendricks, Pink Lichee House is a growing design company serving people and businesses both locally and internationally.

Daunya

Freelance graphic designer, Daunya Ma’ani has a love for art, music and design.

Arty Musoke

Artist and designer, Athi Musoke is posts his unique and interesting work on his Instagram page.

 

Thandile Malindi

Thandile is an illustrator who dabbles in sketch drawings as well.

Lisa-Marie Cheketri

Lisa-Marie is a Cape Town-based digital designer and photographer. She loves developing new brands, websites and interactive designs for her clients.

Neo Mokhethi 

Self-taught creative artist, Neo mainly works with hand embroidery, rugs and paintings.

Tarsha Scholtz 

Qualified graphic designer, Tarsha has been working creatively for over five years and has a great passion for business and design.

Jo Youens

Jo is an art director with 13 years of experience working across editorial and commercial content for internationally recognized magazines.

Photographers & Videographers

Ismaeel Bagus

When he’s not busy creating great content for his own page, Ismaeel is creating content for others. Photographer, videographer and editor, Ismaeel has a unique and fun style.

 

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🚫 GIVEAWAY CLOSED 🚫 Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce that I have partnered with @makeupbykaylagraham and @rusultaan_ to give one of our lucky followers and their friend a make over to say thank you so much for all the support. The makeover includes: A photoshoot by me, Makeup by @makeupbykaylagraham, and one @shoprusultaan_ kimono. How to win : 1. Like this post. 2. Tag a friend. 3. You and your friend must be following myself and the other 2 accounts listed to qualify for the prize. Please note: 1) You may enter as many times as you want as long as you tag a different account with each entry. 2) The more you enter and share our posts on your stories, the better your chances are of winning. 3) No tagging of fake accounts or famous accounts. 4) We will be checking that all the steps were followed. 5) Winner must get his/her own way to the selected location for the photoshoot. 6)The winner will be announced on our stories – 14 October 2019. GOOD LUCK !

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Nastar Abdulla

Using both Nikon and Canon – as well as a GoPro Drone – Nastar is a photographer, videographer and graphic designer. Her work has been featured on various Cape Town Instagram accounts.

 

Chris McCarthy 

Chris McCarthy specializes in video, photography and digital online marketing. He has worked with the likes of Mr Delivery, SPCA and the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Leman Media

From creative ideas to professional execution, the Leman Media team covers production from beginning to end. This includes everything from corporate, to commercial, to weddings.

 

Christelle Grobler

Christelle is a freelance creative, designer and content creator but specializes in food photography. Just two minutes on her Instagram page will leave you hungry.

Zaid Joseph Photography 

Zaid shoots 90% of our content, as well as the content for our clients – including Pretty Little Things, Lifson Products, Olympic International and Webber Wentzel. Need we say more?

 

Calvin Fisher 

It’s simple. Calvin is a filmmaker, photographer and storyteller.

Half and Halve

This Cape Town based youth inspired duo specialize in fashion and lifestyle. Brothers, Shakeel and Tash Toefy, share similar interests but are two completely different facets, making this brand special.

 

Achmat Booley 

Achmat is a self-taught photographer as well as a qualified graphic designer working in the magazine industry.

RaahCozy

Thaarah Cozyn is a content creator and part-time photographer.

Radz Photography 

Radiefa Peters is a natural light photographer. She works in lifestyle and fashion but her speciality lies with weddings.

G Portrait Project

Although a man of many talents, Gesant Abed focuses on portrait photography. Prior to lockdown, he also organized and hosted various photo walks in and around Cape Town.

 

Wallsgrapher

Formerly a media journalist for eNCA, Faizel Walls is a pre and post brand videographer. He has worked with various influencers, as well as brands like Footgear and iamtrend.

Tashin Singh Media

Tashin Singh is a lifestyle, fashion and adventure photographer. He has also dabbled in videography, having completed work for TimesLIVE.

 

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Mad Little Badger

A Cape Town-based media production company, Mad Little Badger believes that amazing images evoke emotions in people that can’t always be described, as much as they can be felt. Their sole focus is to produce great still and motion pictures.

Tebo Photos

Tebogo is a photographer from Soweto, who enjoys shooting events and landscape images. He has recently done work for The Dig, Cotten Fest and Feel Good Series.

Stylists

Taugheedah Abdullah-Jacobs 

Taugheedah is a fashion and beauty stylist as well as a writer and curator. She has worked on many editorials for the Edgars Club magazine.

 

 Annelee Joubert 

Annelee started her career in magazines and has since worked as a fashion director at both Seventeen Magazine and Cosmopolitan SA. She now freelances as an art director for fashion, kids and lifestyle content.

Eat with Emma

Emma Wilson is a traveling food stylist who believes that food styling, recipe development, food directing and project conceptualising is an art.

 

Carin 

Carin describes herself as a stylist, maker and artist. She has worked with local brands, such as Katmeleon Jewellery and Carrol Boyes.

Bloggers & Influencers

Roshan Isaacs

Roshan Isaacs is a modest fashion blogger who aims to inspire and motivate her readers.

Aaliyah Davids 

Cape Town-based micro influencer, Aaliyah loves modest fashion and skincare. In addition to her work at The Pencil Box, she co-owns a content creation company and models on the side.

Bee 

Cape Town-based blogger, Bee has a love for travel, fashion and food. Her blog is a space to share her experiences, opinions and favourite things.

 

 Aisha Peadia

Aisha considers herself a digital creator, focused on fashion and food. She even has a separate Instagram page reviewing dishes from all over.

Copywriters

Kuda Jinya

 I capture life as it captures me,” writes Kuda. Follow his Instagram page for more of his work.

 

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• Coexistence & Connection •

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Marketing & PR

Mark Hardie

Branding, and web and content strategy designer, Mark has worked with various local businesses. This includes café, The Bike and Bean, Cuts of Africa and Zapper.

Virtually on Trend

Virtually on Trend is a PR development and management agency. Founder, Sihaam Fakier is a highly experienced PR officer with a passion for entrepreneurship and media.

 

Full Circle Experiential 

This South African based marketing agency specializes in creating unique experiences that bring brands to life. Their goal is to empower every business owner to understand and take advantage of the power that internet marketing and social media has to offer.

Blu Space Communications SA

Founded by Busiswa Lutshaba, a dynamic emerging entrepreneur living and working in Khayelitsha, this agency works on strategy, media, communication, marketing, events and concepts. Busiswa is the first social entrepreneur of the Unboxed Incubator Programme and works with emerging local entrepreneurs.

 

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Four weeks of adjusting to the new normal. With brand value and position under scrutiny. A survival of the fittest set up. We applaud the enormous business support that has been exercised by brands such as @yoco_za @retail_capital to ensure continuous online business support to SMME's which we have also benefited from as a scaling business. In case you are wondering what we have been up too. We are on the second phase of three with @Soapbox 🇿🇦 with weekly online engagements unpacking our brand. We have also used this time to tighten our operational systems and compliance. Creating post COVID-19 measures to assist our clientele. Using this time to collect a database for our online creative community. To help us to be in a better position to design custom specific solutions in helping businesses not only recover but live through the pandemic by providing diverse communication methods in connecting businesses to their larger markerts which has been and still is our objective and mandate since the beginning. We would like your assistance in completing the form which will help us help you. Link to @google forms in BIO We are indeed in this together. Busiswa & Nigel Team Blu Space Communications

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Neonhive Agency

An emerging private black woman-owned event management, design and marketing agency, Neonhive delivers tailored strategies that elevate and promote meaningful connections. 

Metis Online

Metis is a boutique digital agency specialising in bot marketing and paid media, with a special love for strategy and data analysis. Their approach is built around teamwork and adding value. 

 

Content Factory ZA

The Content Factory specializes in digital and social media marketing, brand stories and awareness, SME brand development as well as global reach and client base.

Creative Genesis

This is where thinking is made visual. Creative Genesis specializes in brand styling, digital marketing, graphic design, brand strategy, conceptualization and creative direction.

Cast Creative

This team helps your brand stand out in an increasingly cluttered digital world. They specialize in digital marketing, branding, design, social media, content and consulting.

 

Catering & Events

Pretty Little Things

Pretty Little Things is passionate about beautifully crafted and presented foods – hence the name. All about home-cooked meals, this team aims for delicious and nutritious food while maintaining a personal touch. They’re also our favourite caterer for work events.

 

Wichman and Co Event Planning

Owned by Carla Wichman, this events planning company does event styling and co-ordination for intimate functions, larger corporate events, weddings, birthdays and catering. Carla aims to turn your dream into a reality.

Small Businesses

Calming Effex

Owned by Zay-yan Fakier, Calming Effex offers healing treatments. Zay-yan specializes in massages and energy healing, as well as life coaching.

 

Willow Tree

Claire du Plooy, who has a passion for design and keeping things local, created this small business in 2014. Her genuine leather bags are designed, sourced and created locally with slow fashion in mind.

Your Beauty Box

Karonn Naidu showcases the very best of Korean skincare and beauty with Your Beauty Box. Relatable and affordable, all products stocked are 100% authentic.

 

Rana Scarves

Thaania Enous owns Cape Town-based scarf and nail polish company, Rana Scarves. She started the business as she has always had a great love for scarves made with various materials and textures.

Marshy and Me

This business produces handmade but modern silicone teething jewellery, pacifier clips and wooden teethers for babies. They are both fashionable and safe.

 

Ilundi Designs

Ilundi’s range of genuine leather bags and accessories are timeless and classic. Minimal geometric lines and quality natural materials result in a range exuding understated luxury and sophistication.

Lifson Products

This company is all about luxury, comfort and quality in bedding. Lifson Products specialises in authentic, sustainable and ethically sourced down and feather duvets and pillows and offers down alternatives duvets and pillows too.

 

The Montesorri Corner

Naeemah Seedat produces and sells educational resources for children.

Mindspace Counselling

Zahraa Surtee is a qualified registered counsellor, passionate about emotional well-being. She has made it her life’s purpose to help people become more consciously aware of who they truly are.

 

Nia.Studio

Nia.Studio takes pride in being an all-rounded content creation company, handling everything from concept design to photography, from styling to social media management.

The Branding Box

A creative solution brought to you by us! The Branding Box brings you ready-made logo and brand designs at a reduced rate.

 

Hair by Phan

Hair by Phan provides Grade 10A and 11A wigs and weaves, as well as crochet locks. Be prepared for an amazing customer experience too. 

Homemade Cape Town

From hosting and curating pop-up events, to masterclasses that give local designers the skills they need to transform their passions into flourishing businesses, Homemade Cape Town has made it their mission to help home-grown talent shine.

 

diiVe

This company offers a digital leadership program that features digitally focused courses, integrated leadership development, personalised purpose coaching, internships and cultural immersions. 

Sensory Intelligence

Sensory intelligence is the understanding of how your seven senses unconsciously respond to the environment to impact how you live, learn and work. With this in mind, Sensory Intelligence offers three key solutions to help you make life easier.

 

Tasneem Abrahams

Tasneem is an occupational therapist in special education, as well as the host of podcast, The Daily Hustle.

No Memo

Founded and owned by Barbara Kasasa, No Memo is a locally-made jewellery company that dares people to be different.

The Skin Studio

The Skin Studio is a Cape Town aesthetic skin studio where skin is nurtured, tailoring a skincare plan to your needs and skin type.

Aesthetics Lab Cape Town

Aesthetics Lab Cape Town is owned and run by Dr Hildegaardt Raubenheimer, a dynamic medical aesthetics professional who believes that facial rejuvenation is both a science and an art. She is a leading advocate for the “less is more” principle in her field and this is evident in the beautiful results she achieves for her clients.

 

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Good morning my dear valued clients. I don’t know about you but this time has been tough… I’ve been contemplating ways on which content to bring you during this time as our needs at this time has shifted significantly while we all sit in uncertainty… I’ve been quite during lockdown as this special time has been very personal. Trying to digest everything and having gone through different stages during the past few weeks…right now I am at a stage of acceptance and ready to put up a fight to emerge from all of this intact. I have hope in my heart again. During this time of reflection I realize many of you will be going through similar experience. Others might have found themselves closer to the divine during this time. Whatever your process please know that I am here for you. If you feel like chatting, venting or just crying. I understand that this is a difficult time for you and your families as you manage the uncertainties this time holds. For now my priority is to help you manage through this unprecedented time. You have my support… I will be available to chat or Video on WhatsApp anytime you need. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I am Here for you . 🌹Dr Hilla 📲0724001635

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Olympic International

Inspired by the Olympic Games movement, Olympic International is a locally-managed brand, proud to be one of the only brands supporting the growth of sports, using innovation in sports shoe design and technology. They’re definitely not small but we wanted to show them love anyway.

Institute for Applied Alchemy

The Institute for Applied Alchemy works with interventions and a methodology that creates in the moment shifts and maximises impact for leaders and their teams. Their work is process driven and highly detailed.

 

Home Decor Designz

This fully female-owned business can design any item that you dream of, while providing expert advice and recommendations on the interior decor of your special spaces. They do a range of wooden boards with engraving, as well as custom furniture and renovations.

Satori

Based in Pretoria, these stationery fiends use sustainable materials to create notebooks and custom books. They believe that a notebook is the perfect place to nurture your world-changing ideas.

Newstead Plettenberg Bay

In the beautiful Garden Route, lies the Lund Family Vineyards. It’s the perfect destination for weddings, vineyard lunches, polo and luxury stays.

Creativeland Design Studio

Based in Durban, this business specializes in wedding and milestone stationery. They love to create beautiful stationery and design that reflects your life and love stories.

 

Hanga Shopping

Hanga Shopping is a new way to buy and sell clothing. Using their platform, you can shop smart and local.

According2Kaz

Currently selling fabulous winter clothing, According2Kaz caters for stylish fashionistas. This online shop is owned by Kemoo Hlatshwayo – a fashion director, stylist and editor.

Kumaran Pillay Attorneys

Specialising in administration of estates, Kumaran Pillay is a practising attorney driven by passion for legal jurisprudence. He is also a multi-talented information manager with experience in data collection and correlation.

Kayleigh Lock Makeup

Kayleigh is a Hilcrest-based qualified makeup artist who proudly uses cruelty free products. You can DM her on Instagram for bookings.

WP WebDev

This team of web developers specializes in building bespoke designs on WordPress and never use template-based themes to replicate design briefs.

Look out for more updates to our list.

Aaliyah