south african

based designer

my story

I don't fit in any box & can't be categorised by one label.

Some see this as a disadvantage, but for me, it has been what sets me apart from others.  
I am driven to learn more, to do more, to exceed all boundaries and expectations.  
I have three daughters and I want them to see that anything is possible.
I see opportunities everywhere & I follow my curiosity,

all while hopefully making a positive difference along the way.  
Wherever I am, whatever I do, I go the extra mile,

I can't not.

It's sometimes exhausting, but definitely worth it.  


I have never, and will hopefully never,

stop learning, creating and evolving.

highlights

1984 | Quail Road Primary School
1988 | Park Primary School

achievements
Prefect
Library Monitor

1991 | Mowat Park Girls High School
achievements
Elected as Class Captain 3 years
Tuck Shop Monitor 3 years
Std 9 Dance Committee
Matric Dance Committee
Swimming Teacher 2 years
P. R. O. Committee
I didn’t apply to be a Prefect
1995 | Matric Senior Certificate with Exemption
& Endorsement for University Admission

subjects

English 1st Language HG

Afrikaans 2nd Language HG

Zulu 3rd Language SG

Art HG

Biology HG

Speech & Drama HG

Typing 50 wpm


1996 | Durban College of Education

teaching prac

Montclair JP commended 1996

Yellowwood Park JP commended 1997

St Mary’s DSG Kloof distinction 1998

1998 | Diploma in Education with a Distinction in Teaching Prac
subjects
English distinction 1997
Zulu distinction 1996
Maths distinction 1996
History
Geography
Natural Science

my story

1 9 7 8

I was born & am blessed to have the most supportive & caring mom & dad ever

1 9 8 1

my best friend, who I'm grateful to call my sister, Kate, was born

1 9 9 3

my dearest friend, Mark, introduced me to his best friend, Brad

I took Brad to my High School Dance

1 9 9 5

I matriculated

1 9 9 7

Brad & I met up again when I was in college & we started dating

1 9 9 8

I qualified as a teacher & obtained my Diploma from Durban College of Education with a Distinction in Teaching Prac

1 9 9 9

I started my teaching career

 

2 0 0 0

Brad proposed one starry night

2 0 0 1

Brad & I got married

Mark was Brad's Best Man

Hannah was born

Kate & Mark are Han's Godparents

 

2 0 0 3

Emily was born

Kate & Mark are Em's Godparents

 

2 0 0 5

I decided that I would teach myself how to melt glass

 

2 0 0 6

I resigned from teaching to work with glass full time

 

2 0 0 7

I was filmed working in my studio by Top Billing TV Show

my work was featured in the SA Homeowner Magazine

my baby range was featured in the Your Baby Magazine

 

2 0 0 8

I was a finalist in the Nivea Art Start Awards,

and my artwork was hung at the KZNSA Gallery

 

2 0 0 9

Kaylee was born

Kate & Mark are Kay's Godparents too

I created the 100m glass artwork that runs along the front of Bridge City Shopping Mall in KwaMashu

I was profiled on the Mom's Matter website

I was part of an art exhibition with local artists, Welcome Danca & Bheki Khambule

at the Fresh Paint Gallery

 

2 0 1 0

Brad & I bought our first home together

I donated an artwork to the Every One Counts Campaign for abandoned babies

 

2 0 1 1

I was featured in the Home & Tuis Magazines

I was also featured in the Mercury Newspaper

 

2 0 1 2

Kay started Pre-School, so Han & Em's school asked me to help them out as they needed a Grade R Assistant

while I was there, I saw an opportunity to expand the school, so I drew up plans & a proposal for a Grade RR class

the plans were approved, I was made project manager & covered all aspects of the development

2 0 1 3

I was the proud teacher of the brand new Grade RR feeder class to the school

 

2 0 1 6

I was invited by the Director of the Durban Art Gallery to submit an artwork

for the Essence Festival

2 0 1 7

My glass artworks were at the Imbizo Art Gallery in Umhlanga

I was featured twice in the Get It Magazine in Durban in the May & December editions

Started creating the first network of hubsites for South Africans

(www.onsouthafrica.com)

 

2 0 1 8

Invited to attend monthly Brunch with Darren Maule

Was interviewed on DYR (Durban Youth Radio)

Appeared in several online articles

Was profiled in The Crest Magazine

Invited to demonstrate glass work at Waterfall Prep.

Invited to demonstrate glass work for 2 groups of 20 home-schoolers

Interviewed for SABC Radio

Featured in an article in The Mercury Newspaper

 

2 0 1 9

Identified & Awarded one of Standard Bank's KZN Top Women In Business

Was the Specialist Grade 3 - 7 Art Teacher at the Local School

Spent every spare minute working on OnSA

 

2 0 2 0

Invited by the US Embassy to Attend an Event at the Personal Residence of the Consulate General

After Cyril announced Lock Down, I rebranded OnSA to Net So & opened it for free

Was Invited to do a Zoom Interview for BNI SA

Attended a Life Changing Business Retreat with Cindy Norcott

My sister, Kate, & I created the Brand, Forever Sistas

We bought a local Graphic Design Company & are branching out...

www.foreversistas.com

2 0 2 1

Have had the honour of working for the following amazing companies:

SPAR

Annual Guild Dinner Invitations, Personalised Menus, Place Settings, Table Seating, Drinks Menus

3 lads & a toucan

Golf Day Posters

Menus

Corporate Branding Docs

Urban Mgt

Ballito Moja Cart Design

uMhlanga Boardwalk Logo

uMhlanga Lagoon Welcome & Fundraiser Sign

uMhlanga Boardwalk Fundraising Posters

Painting Forest Cafe Signs

contact me 

thanks for reaching out...