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Celebrating our creative youth in 2020

By Ctrl 15 June 2020 2min read

This month we celebrate young South African artists through a series of illustrated portraits.

This has been a tough year for many. But in spite of all the challenges caused by Covid-19, one of the best things we’ve seen is how people stand together in times of crises. How people reach out to one another to encourage and support where they can. 

As a tech startup with a remote working culture, we were, fortunately, less affected by the lockdown than most, so we decided to use Youth Day as an opportunity to support those that were, and celebrate young creatives all month long. 

We needed to update our team pics, but social distancing makes that pretty tricky. So we commissioned five young South African artists to illustrate the members of our team.

We partnered with:

Sinenhlanhla Chauke @99perspective
Freelance Art Director & Illustrator

Emma Braham @emmabrahamdesigns
Designer | Illustrator | Photographer

Njabulo Hlophe @dirty_native_chief
Contemporary Storyteller, award winner.

Matt Sutcliffe
Cape Town illustrator creating minimal digital art.

Ishaarah Arnold @ishaarah
Visual Designer & Illustrator.

Over the next month, we’ll be sharing more about each artist and our favourite works. In the meantime, here’s a quick look at our new team profiles. 


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