Hi. My name is Duma Thwala, and I'm a young, upcoming, innovative and creative, award winning designer with international recognition. Having graduated with a Diploma in graphic design, I have gone in pursuit of a career in freelancing, and am currently absorbed in that endeavour.
As a student and a professional, I have had some success in numerous design competitions over the years, namely: Student Goldpack 2009 and the Eco Design Initiative 2010, for more details see the 'competitions' page. As a result of this I have received mention in numerous publications, such as: Packaging Review, IPSA (Institute for Packaging South Africa), iFashion, Nokak, and WPO (World Packaging Organisation) Worldstar Student.
I have also learned leadership skills by being elected as part of the SDASM VUT executive two years running. I served as project coordinator in 2007 and as Chairperson in 2008.
During my years as a freelance designer, I've had the privilege to work with wonderful clients which I enjoyed dealing with, and have subsequently formed great relationships. I am passionate about what I do, and I am continuously looking for opportunities to work on projects, which gives me an opportunity to come up with great design solutions and at the same time deliver client satisfaction.