Hi, Simphiwe here. I'm a professional illustrator and designer, originally from a small coalmining town called Dundee in Northern KZN. Growing up, I didn't have access to many amenities, but I found solace in my passion for art and Japanese culture. From the cartoons I watched to the CD album covers my mom collected, I was constantly surrounded by art that inspired me to pursue a career in illustration and design.
Although my family was initially hesitant about my career choice, their support grew as they saw how committed I was to my craft.
My desire to create something that I can be proud of, and that benefits others, is what motivates me. I find inspiration from artists like Takashi Murakami, Kaws, and Keith Haring, and I stay connected to the industry through a close circle of peers who provide valuable advice and support. While there is still much work to be done to improve opportunities in the field, I am optimistic about the progress we've made in recent years. Thank you for visiting my website and for your interest in my work!
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