Local graphic artist on cover of Art Times

Owner of CTB Designs in Plettenberg Bay, Caitlin Truman-Baker, is gracing the most recent cover of Africa’s leading visual arts publication – Art Times.

“I was born with the passion to become a graphic designer and have always been drawn to things visual. In my work, I have been fortunate enough to have received briefs that are constantly challenging and refreshingly varied. Drawing on different kinds of inspiration and using a variety of tools such as typography, photography, illustration, colour and a strong sense of space, I aim to create clear, conceptual and visually strong designs.

Influenced by people, places (especially Africa) and everyday situations, by man-made shapes and natural forms; I look at neutral colours and vivid brights, at textures and light; I’m inspired by contrast and mystery, by life and the ever-changing mix it throws at us. This all finds a way into my work.

From simple and clean to chaotic and busy, my portfolio is diverse and my designs highly versatile. This is a necessity for me because it keeps me energized, and a benefit for my clients because it keeps the work unique. I work with my clients to understand their objectives and maximize their brand’s potential, adapting my style and tone to match each job’s needs.

I am involved throughout the process, from initial concept through to finished artwork and printing, if a client wishes. I commit myself to each project, not just because it’s good business but because I find it hard to detach myself.

Every job or personal project is an adventure; an opportunity to explore, a chance to engage and inspire, to have fun, to fulfill my passion. I am incredibly fortunate to do for a living what I love to do in my life.”

With the sun, sand, and surf at her reach she has dug her heels in and now calls Plett home.

VIEW MORE OF CAITLIN’S WORK HERE

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