Ink Design, Cape Town


UNDP Impact Report

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Intuitive use of iconography and typography to create a hierarchy of information that delivers key messages with maximum impact! ABS is Genetic Resources for Sustainable Development publication from UNDP illustrates the impact of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and

Two Oceans Aquarium

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Puppet Stories Series Logo and storybook design for popular environmental and educational puppet shows. Stories brought to life through: colourful cover design, selection of typography suitable for young readers, interactive layout of stories to highlight key lessons and messages, icon development for Brain Tickles and other activities

Primary School Reading Improvement Programme Booklet

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Develop data into colourful infographics to highlight achievements! South Africa is becoming a nation of activereaders. A condition necessary for improved learner achievement, active citizenry anddemocracy. Professional services offered

HST PHC Facility Governance Project

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Publishing solutions for a range of resources in multiple language. Manuals, handbooks and resources developed to improve the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values of members of health governance structures in order to fulfil their health governance roles and responsibilities. Design and development of: Facilitation Guide,

UN Convention to Combat Desertification COP 13

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Listening to Our Land: Stories of Resilience A selection of stories that demonstrate how sustainable land management (SLM) addresses land degradation, and promotes the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ecosystem Guidelines for Environmental Assessment

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Publication design that is relevant and easy to navigate Page layout is a meticulous balance of information, photographs and diagrams to create visual harmony. Photographs were selected from a vast archive of images

2017 Ocean Conference, New York

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Sea, My Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining our Future A voyage to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the world that features fifteen case studies. Beautiful oceanic photography compliments the nautical design elements.

NECT Vuwani Report

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Relevant visual designs to engage all stakeholders and create conversations! Report to showcase a crowd-resourcing initiative. Graphics were created to visually communicate the progress and results. Communication design through the use of: eye-catching cover design, creative page layout with high‑impact visuals

School Magazine WGJS

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Vibrant annual school magazine yearbook design The design is inspired by the Wool for Wonders Outreach Programme Wynberg Girls’ Junior School supports. A wool pattern was created to tie in with the theme. It creates a cohesive visual texture and runs as a footer throughout the magazine.

School Magazine WBJS

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Annual school magazine yearbook design to journal class and sport memories The cover and page design for this annual school magazine is influenced by the travel journals that adventurers keep to log their journey and discoveries. A warm, weathered cursive font has been paired with a clean, legible body typeface to create a modern

BIOFIN Convention on Biological Diversity

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The BIOFIN Workbook is available in English, French and Spanish. Ink Design provided design and photo research for all 3 languages as well as other supporting material for the day-long event

People of the Dew

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Chinese and Japanese typesetting requires careful attention to detail. Our skilled typesetters worked closely with experienced translators, Language Inc, to produce People of the Dew for Jacana Media.

LIFE State of Biodiversity

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Ink Design designed and produced the beautiful LIFE State of Biodiversity together with science writer, Leonie Joubert for SANBI. Stunning banners and other marketing material were produced for the SANBI launch of the Report on International Biodiversity Day in May 2013. With a team of


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What a wonderful experience working with the doyenne of publishing in SA on her memoirs, Jane Raphaely unedited. Design and layout by Ink Design. Careful attention was given to the typography to find the balance between modern and classic. “It is fantastic and Jane is thrilled! Thanks for all the help.” Tazneem Muller PA to […]

FLiCCR Rising Waters

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Research report for the Flooding in Cape Town under Climate Risk (FliCCR) Project. Attention was given to produce visually contrasting features from the personal accounts of residents in flood affected areas, to the challenges facing local government officials in the City of Cape Town and to insights into the complexities

Pieces of the Puzzle

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Our media specialists created the 2nd edition online cover. Timelines of events, ballistic and other diagrams were digitally illustrated by our in-house artist for the printed Sunday Times edition. Our team of digital artists also produced all the artwork for the author’s social media accounts.

I Will Try

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Inspirational biography of Malawian born Legson Kayira’s barefoot journey across Africa and eventual scholarship at Skagit Valley College in Washington State, USA. Book design, typesetting and recreation of route maps were done in-studio. Project management of e-book for Amazon.

Language setting

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Our strong team of highly skilled and experienced designers and typesetters can handle projects of any size with any deadline. Our studio is fully equipped to handle all production from concept through to print. Careful consideration is given to reading level and learning area during conceptualization. We are able to work in any


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Our typesetters’ meticulous attention to detail ensures that novels and other text-heavy books are typeset professionally.  Our broad knowledge base ensures we can make use of the most up-to-date skills to design book covers with maximum impact. Years of experience in language setting ensures we can typeset fiction in any language.

Poetry & Short Stories

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Prescribed literature for the South African schools curriculum including poetry, drama, folklore and short stories. Ink Design can conceptualise numerous ways to treat the same subject matter to fulfil the curriculum criteria for detailed support for teachers and learners.

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