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I partner with courageous clients looking to build bold brands to face the challenges of a brave new world.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER | ILLUSTRATOR | OUTDOORSMAN | ANIMAL LOVER

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Hi! I’m Nic Symes, a logo and brand identity designer plying my trade for clients all over the world from my home studio in Johannesburg, South Africa.

With 15 years’ experience in the advertising, public relations and design industries, I've worked on various above- and below-the-line campaigns for local and international clients across the technology, banking, textiles, healthcare, entertainment, agriculture and automotive sectors.

 

I've shouted about digital transformation with Microsoft, helped Absa reshape their public image through their rebranding, sold vehicles with Nissan, and promoted responsible attitudes to drinking and driving with Jameson and Uber.

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I create and curate the brands of clients across various sectors – from Eastern Cape sheep farmers to London tech startups – staunchly supported by my loving partner, Bridget, her son, Corey, and our menagerie of lunatic animals.

 

When I’m not working, you’ll often find me playing tennis or walking my rescued Staffie/Malinois mix, June, along Johannesburg's beautiful Braamfontein Spruit. If you can’t find me, I’ve most likely escaped to my native KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to scratch my fly fishing itch.

 

If you feel your business needs to level up, or you’re an upstart startup, get in touch so we can give your brand a face, voice and personality that your clients will grow to trust, respect and love.

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My process

My process

Discovery

FINDING YOUR WHY

First Contact

Briefing Forms

Video Sessions

Research

WHO’S INVOLVED

Client Personas

Market Analysis

Value Proposition

Strategy

HOW YOU ENGAGE

Core Values

Brand Positioning

Brand Tone

Design

HOW IT LOOKS

Conceptualisation

Stylescaping

Direction Choice

Rollout

BRANDING TOOLKIT

Brand Assets

Brand Guidelines

Marketing Collateral

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