Pieter Els is a graphic designer at Inconcept Media, Jeffreys Bay. He kicked-off his career with extensive research and design of learning material for print, presentation and online learning. After a successful career in this field, he decided to turn back to his original choice he studied for and gain experience in both print and online design for the retail industry. After running his own studio for a while, he decided to join a team in a ever growing technological environment.

Most of us, well… at least you and me… reading this article, spend our days earning our daily bread on our bottoms, at a desk doing some or other great job at a computer or pushing a pen or doing whatever. The point is we are sitting our lives away, not that we have a…


iOS7 is up and running, so everywhere designers and developers have gone back to the drawing board to create new versions of apps and icons to live up to the new standard. It is also a rich opportunity to introduce new futures and possibilities. Macworld recons that some will describe the new iOS7 only as…


This week I had an unexpected and frustrating design experience. One of my existing clients emailed me with a request which every designer usually welcomes: “I want a new advert-look with new photos, new message and fresh new colours.” I eagerly approach this request with much enthusiasm because… I mean… I’ve known this client for…


Sunday Illustration Inspiration #33: Planning through drawing

I had a great surprise this week. If you have read my previous article, you will understand that I was going on about grabbing a pen and paper to start drawing as part of the planning process and whilst doing research. The point I want to make here, again, is the value of taking up…

September 15th, 2013 | Illustration, Inspiration | 3 Comments

Sunday Illustration Inspiration #32: Hand-Drawn Icons

The purpose of this series is to inspire you creatives out there for a fresh inspirational start on Monday. Mondays are usually the worst days of the week as you have to get out of your weekend routine, however with some inspiration things could be different. Well this is the Sunday Illustration Inspiration series, bringing…

August 25th, 2013 | Inspiration | One Comment

31 Reasons Why You Should Not Date a Graphic Designer

Graphic designers are everywhere. Some girls like them and some girls don’t. We are here to shed some light on why you shouldn’t date a graphic designer. We have 31 reasons + a bonus few. There is definitely more, but 31 is the chosen number this time around as January has 31 days. Haha. Now…

January 28th, 2013 | Articles, Graphic Design | 16 Comments

65 Inspirational Mix Tape Cover Designs

Mixtape is a popular way of generating music by artists to the public. As part of this trend, a new design opportunity originated and loads of new designs were published to enhance the product. Mix Tape Wall is designed to be an online hub where designers, artists, DJ’s etc can come for design inspiration on…

July 2nd, 2012 | Illustration, Inspiration | 3 Comments