Nguni Madness

It’s been just a while since my last post, only about 6 months! Tons has happened since then, but this latest happening definitely called for a blog post. Plus it meant I had to start working on my blog again. Freelance work has been quiet on my side, but I think that’s because I’ve been working full time as a designer and marketing assistant. It’s been great, I’ve learnt so much I think my brain’s probably struggling to keep up, but I’m still going! I am missing all my freelance work, and also having free time to do my photography. But, I’m doing more and learning more than I ever would if I didn’t have a job. It’s bittersweet, but hey, that’s life!

So, what is this happening that caused the sudden need to post about it? Well, I’m sure you’ve seen my Nguni design work that I did for African Queen last year. It was something quite different and fun, I’m not much of a cow lover, but these beautiful bovines can’t not be loved! My folks popped into their Parkwood store yesterday and got some goodies to take overseas, and when they returned with them, it clicked in my head – this is my work! I’ve never actually seen my freelance work in the flesh, but this was pretty cool. And surreal. I’d only ever seen them on my screen, and now here they were on fabric and ceramics! Wow! I’m going to get myself some, because it’s something I’m really proud of!

I grabbed a few photos before they got whisked away and packed for the UK. There are plenty more in the Nguni range, including iPad covers (the fabric is used in the lining), mugs, teapots, teacups, serving plates and so much more. While it’s not exactly ‘affordable’, a large part of the proceeds go towards community projects around the country, so that makes it worth it. And it’s all locally sourced and handmade, so there’s a lot of love that goes into them too! It makes it just that little bit more special. 🙂

Without further ado, here they are! Here’s the final digital design I made, and the photos below. Check out African Queen’s website and Facebook page to find a branch near you if you’d like to get some of your own, or see what other gorgeous things they have (their handmade genuine leather handbags are beyond beautiful!).

the ginger creative african queen nguni range
The Ginger Creative African Queen Nguni range The Ginger Creative African Queen Nguni range

the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range
the ginger creative african queen nguni range

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