Hey, I'm HAn!

I am a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and visual artist from South Africa (currently based in France). I am a creative problem solver and storyteller and I hold my BTech degree (Cum Laude) in graphic design. I also create and sell my NFTs on SolSea!

I have created both print and digital elements for FMCG, beauty & personal care, education, alcohol, food and clothing brands, as well as local boutiques and for private clients over the last 4 years. I have worked as a UI designer for an international tech company – designing their desktop dashboard app. I am currently a graphic design expert/teacher (for both beginner and advanced graphic design courses) for an online international learning institution.

I am recognized both nationally and internationally in my creative skill. In 2018, I won the Number One Mageu #ArtAndSoul packaging design competition. Further to that award, I won an internship at a full-service creative agency where I worked in-house as graphic designer and art director for 2 years.

In 2019, I was the gold medalist at the WorldSkills South Africa national competition for Graphic Design Technology. I went on to compete at the WorldSkills International competition, representing South Africa in Kazan, Russia. I am currently the WorldSkills South Africa Kwa-Zulu Natal provincial expert for graphic design technology.

I am experienced in Adobe CC software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, and After Effects) as well as various drawing software on the iPad – Procreate, Adobe Sketch and Adobe Draw. I am Microsoft proficient.

CURIOUS. CREATIVE. COLLABORATIVE. CONCEPTUAL.

ACHIEVEMENTS

2020
  • BTech degree in graphic design (Cum Laude).
  • Women@Dior Christian Dior Mentorship Program Mentee.

  • Nationally selected illustrator for Between 10 & 5 Women's month gender-based violence campaign.

  • National top 10 finalist: Vida e caffé illustration competition.

  • Provincial Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) graphic design technology expert for WorldSkills South Africa.

2019
  • South African representative and competitor at the WorldSkills International competition for graphic design technology in Kazan, Russia.
  • National gold medalist at the WorldSkills South Africa national competition in graphic design technology.

  • National top 20 finalist: K-Way textile design competition.

2018
  • National Winner of the Number One Mageu #ArtAndSoul packaging design competition.

  • Qualified with a National Diploma in graphic design.

2017
  • National silver medalist at the WorldSkills South Africa national competition in graphic design technology.

  • National top 10 finalist for the Interpret Durban poster design.

2015
  • Gaye Upton and Lynne Barry Winton art award of Excellence for Drawing and Design.

  • Grade 12 matric art prize – highest mark in grade.