illustrator & web designer // Cape Town

Independent Illustrator & Designer

We fall somewhere between an art collective, independent web/graphic designer and illustrator. Our services are geared towards working with startups, small businesses and artists. We specialise in not specialising, with a diverse portfolio of work, brought together by a shared objective.

At Lincoln Collective, we believe in the philosophy of measuring twice and cutting once. We invest heavily in planning and preparation so that we execute flawlessly, and produce work of the highest quality.

Portfolio

Poison City Brewing The Other Bird

Illustration

Cycle Club

E-commerce Development

Poison City Brewing The Punk Rocker

Illustration

Instagram Hustle

Fine Art Illustration

Services

Illustration // Graphic Design // Web Design

We offer a number of creative services including web development, graphic design and illustrations. We pride ourselves in building bespoke WordPress and Shopify websites, that will stand out.

We love illustration, and illustration work is heavily influenced by traditional tattoos. We also sell stock images, illustrations, prints and various digital assets on our online store.

Design & Development Blog

ArtVisual Arts
December 23, 2019

Beginner Photography Tips

Beginner Photography tips. When starting out as a photographer, it can be frustrating. Most want to capture the quality of image in magazines spreads but lack the skill and experience…
Web Design
December 16, 2019

WordPress Tags Affect on SEO

Wordpress Tags and categories are ways to sort the articles into taxonomies, so people can find more articles on the same topic quickly and efficiently. There seems to be an…
Web Design
December 9, 2019

Sublime Text over Dreamweaver

We move from Dreamweaver to Sublime text, a long time ago. I have created a list of reasons why after I switched to sublime text, Dreamweaver was removed, and I…
ShopifyWeb Design
December 2, 2019

Reasons to choose Shopify for eCommerce

Shopify is an eCommerce platform that allows you to build a store online and offline. Shopify allows you to sell both online with your website and in-person with the Shopify…

Expierence

The 80/20 Mindset (Old School Group)

Head Designer // Creative Director, 2017
I was contracted on a freelance basis to conceptualise and develop a brand identity.

Poison City Brewing

Freelance illustrator
Working with Unagency, packaging designs were created with illustrations for each bottle and promotional material.

Process

1. Sharpening the Axe – Strategy

This is where I get to know who you and your audience and discover how to set you apart from your competitors. I define your key messages, plan your communication strategy and build your brand story.

3. Development – The Chop

With the preferred concept chosen I begin to develop the finer details of the design and apply it across all deliverables.Finally I deliver artwork that is ready for commercial use.

2. Cutting a Wedge – Design

With the positioning and strategy defined I move onto exploring a range of bold and contrasting creative concepts. The focus is on finding relevant, meaningful and creative ways to articulate what you want to say.

4. Launch

I manage all areas of design production and ensure the best final outcome. The project is launched into the real world and I stay in regular contact to gauge it’s success post-launch.