Hello there
I’m Bonita, a freelance illustrator and designer from South Africa. I am passionate about illustration and design and love to make people happy. My hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, painting, baking and hiking. I am also very introverted and not much of a talker.


My Story
I’ve been drawing and painting since I can remember, but I first started designing when I was working for a local soap company – they desparately needed a better-looking price list. I fell in love with design. After that, I worked for a producer and self-publisher as a personal assistant. Naturally she needed some designs too, and as I had a bit of talent, she let me design some new logos. Soon I didn’t have much time for “assisting” and became her full-time illustrator and designer.  I designed everything from CD and DVD covers and their clichés to book covers, created book layouts and illustrated the books as well.



I realised that I desparately wanted to fulfill my childhood dream.



I never went to university or college because we couldn’t afford it, but I knew this is what I wanted to do.


After working more than two years at that company, my brother-in-law said he needed a full-time designer. I worked four years for his company, designing logos and websites and stationery and many other things, taking on illustration and other design jobs after hours.


Now, I am a freelancer. I use my spare time to perfect my craft as a designer and illustrator, practicing and experimenting with tools and styles. The best part is that I get to do what I love most, while at the same time making customers happy with things I had a great time making. Nothing is as satisfying as looking at a completed project after hours of hard labour, saying to myself, well done, Bonita, and then receiving the same level of positive feedback from my clients.


I want to create something for you
If you need a new design for your company, or have a wonderful book with words but no pictures or layout, or a website in need of some styling, colour, illustrations, or icons, please send me an email. I’d love to chat about it and find a way to fill that need.


Below are a few things my clients have to say about my work.


“Well done, just what we were looking for.”
Ko-WeSo, Sweden


“Bonita was super fast with iterating and using a lot of different input during the period. I can really recommend working together.”
The Ground, Sweden


“Excellent, professional, and creative design work! Flexible and responsive in making changes.”
iCrowd, USA


“Bonita was great to work with…great design, highly recommend!”
HomeTown Local, USA


“Bonita was great to work with! Not only does she have creative designs and illustrations, but she was also very responsive and communicative. She was able to take the feedback I gave, understand it completely, and modify designs accordingly and to my expectation. I would definitely recommend her and work with her again.”
Leafmarks, USA