Phijos
TheRealPhijos

 

Introduction
Hey! I’m a freelance designer, photographer, DJ, semi events-coordinator and wannabe writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. I specialise in visual identities, websites, photography and oh-I’m-sure-I-can-do-that-if-I-tried projects.

I generally spend more time writing than drawing, and more time thinking than writing. I’ve traveled through parts of Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States; I get excited at the prospect of being yanked out of my stayed environment for a wacky job at a moment’s notice, especially if it involves working with interesting, open-minded people and gaining new perspectives on communication. My work is inspired by simplicity, goodwill and humour, and currently I’m struggling to get rid of strong, vibrant colours in my projects (that is to say, I don’t really want to).

You can find more of my work at phijos.com or email me at hello@phijos.com to talk about a
new project.

 

 

Capabilities
Research + Insights
UX, UI
Photography
Naming
Digital, Web
Environment
Strategy
Writing
Brand Management
Remote Assignments

Selected Clients

OkayAfrica
Adidas
Telkom Business
SAOTA
Stevenson
Sideways
Yours Truly
Platform
Yellow Pages
Black Major
Aura

 

 

Experience
Phijos
Freelance Designer
March 2015 – Present
Started freelancing to allow more flexibility in how I want to work and to force myself to acquire better business savvy.

 

Aura
Designer + Content Strat
Nov 2015 – Present
Leading the rebrand of a furniture mogul’s foray into a fresh new direction, through direct marketing and identity design.

 

Yours Truly
Designer + Photographer
Oct 2015 – Present
Joined the Yours Truly family as in-house photographer and visual comms guy.

 

iKineo
Graphic Designer
Aug 2013 – Feb 2015
My first real, long-term job. Came back to them after a brief initial freelance- and traveling stint. Worked my way up to mid-weight design status, earned corporate chops and headed several projects.

 

The Other
Co-founder + Designer
Sep 2013 – Present
An events collective trying to make the music scene a better place.

 

iKineo
Intern Designer
Jan 2013 – May 2013
I was welcomed into this newly restructured agency where I found my feet in print production and campaigning. After this I traveled for a few months to the States.

 

 

Education
The Red & Yellow School of Design
Graduated
Diploma: Art Direction + Graphic Design
2010 – 2012
Possible Education
Excitingly enough, I was accepted into The New School in 2015 for a degree in Journalism + Design, but, unfortunately, I couldn’t afford to go, and had to defer by a year to decide whether I would want to raise funds.
 
I’m also strongly considering applying to Fabrica before I’m too old (Fabrica, I hope you’re reading read this).

 

 

Contact me
email: hello@phijos.com
cellphone: (+27) 0834958203
Follow me