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17 August 2010

Feature Artist: Sechaba Kgalala.

Sechaba Kgalala is a jack of all trades, a young digital artist from Johannesburg. Sechaba also known as Infadizle spends his time on his animation, design, illustration and photo retouching. We had a chance to catch up with him and get to know him a little….

My name is Sechaba Kgalala. I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. I studied graphic design at University of Johannesburg (formerly known as Technikon Witwatersrand). I graduated in 2003. I’m a freelance graphic designer/illustrator based in Johannesburg.

Strange enough, I wasn’t set out to become a graphic designer, I kind of learned how to be creative. My last year before going into college I wanted to become a chemical engineer but couldn’t afford the course so I went for the another interesting option yet not so expensive at the time. I was top student in maths and science in my matric year. I actually got a D in art.

 

 

Advice to up and coming artist …. one should know where their career is going from the day one in college.

Studying graphic design became a challenge and I love challenges, makes life more interesting. I used to spend time in the library reading through design books just to catch with all the creative student while I was pretending that I’m a right-brain. I truly fell in love with design when I came across Neville Brody’s work. That’s when I believe I really became a designer.

 

Advice to up and coming artist is that, one should know where their career is going from the day one in college.Don’t wait for graduation before you look for a job or internship because you’ll easily end up at a wrong agency. Find out as much as possible about the industry while in college. Make contacts, meet important people ‘cos I find that getting jobs is by word of mouth so relationships are important in the industry. Not once have I had to send my CV to a design studio. I don’t even think any creative director has seen my college degree certificate.

 

 

 

 

About jepchumba

Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.

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    You work is incredible!!

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    I’m currently a student in graphic design I believe this is really good advice and amazing work.

  • http://www.behance.net/ltrartwork LTR

    great work man!! I love the tshirt!!