Mtho Ndebele

Branding, Illustration, Digital

My name is Mthokozisi Ndebele ("Toe") I am a North Metropolitan student studying graphic design.

I excel at illustration-based design however I’d like to progress on my digital aspect and someday create designs for big sporting brands or be the lead UX designer for an already established brand.

What areas of graphic design are you most interested in?
I'd most interested in the digital aspects of design because our world is mostly digital if not is about to go digital. I want to be there making an impact as we transition into more screens.

Who are your favourite designers?
I don't have a favourite graphic designer because I don't want to be influenced by anyone at this time. I want to create my own style and leave a mark on the industry.

What inspired you to become a graphic designer?
I had always wanted to design things as a kid and I was never really motivated much until my neighbour introduced me to graphic design.

What are your favourite typefaces?
Futura and Avenir are my favourite fonts as they are really flexible and represent everything modern today.

How would you describe your style?
Contemporary with simple geometry.

Who are your role models and why?
Steven Gerrard (football player) XXXTentacion, and Tyler The Creator. Steven Gerrard is a retired footballer who for me represented loyalty, strength, character and leadership all attributes I would like to achieve. XXXTentacionand Tyler The Creator are both music artists that brought something different to the hip hop genre and shocked people with what they could do and achieve.

What do you wish you knew more about?
I wish I knew about programming and website design.