Category Archives: Design

Playgirl / Playboy Cupcake Disc Toppers Print Design 31 JUL 2014

Chantelle’s client needed some pink and black Playgirl / Playboy themed cupcakes for an upcoming birthday party, meaning of course that I was asked to fire up Photoshop in order to oblige.

Included in the downloadable zip file is a 300 dpi print quality PNG file plus the .PSD for further alterations. The print sheet contains 30 disc toppers, half pink, half black.

Although you could print these out on a edible icing sheet, Chantelle instead chose to print them out on cardboard, stick them to a fondant disc, which then topped the cupcakes in question. Quite funky actually…


Anyway, you can grab the zip file here: Download Cupcake Topper Print File

Lollos and Lettie Birthday Cake Print Design 10 JAN 2014

Andrea and Albert recently(-ish) hosted a Lollos-themed birthday party for little Bella who turned three (and when I say Lollos-themed, I mean that they had the actual Lollos costume there – which Jessica absolutely loved to bits mind you. It certainly helps to be in the entertainment industry, that’s for sure!)

Anyway, Andy tasked Chantelle’s Cupcakery with producing a simple cake print box cake for the party, which of course meant that Chantelle immediately turned to me and tasked me with coming up with the image to be sent off to the printers!

Luckily for me, a decent enough in terms of size Lollos image turned up after some deep Google searching, and with a little Photoshop magic, I introduced Lettie to the image and rounded off the remaining bits and bobs to end up with what was rather a colourful cake print:

lollos birthday cake print

Just in case you’re not so familiar with Lollos – it’s a kiddies entertainment franchise relatively popular with small Afrikaans kids at the moment – basically Lollos is a friendly alien creature who is learning all about us through his Afrikaans-singing friends. Kind of like an Afrikaans version of Barney the Dinosaur basically.

Anyway, you can grab the large print version here: Download Large Print Version

Blast from the Past: 2004 UCT Faculty of Commerce Open Day Screensaver Design 31 DEC 2012

Stumbled across this in some of my archived documents, and thought it fun to post up here. One of the many things I did while employed by Commerce I.T., part of the Faculty of Commerce from the University of Cape Town was to design screensavers for the various computer labs, mainly because I was the only one there who could create things in Macromedia Flash, never mind the fact I was the only one onboard who could use Adobe Photoshop!

university of cape town faculty of commerce web banner

In addition to creating graphics and screensavers for the various side projects Commerce I.T. found itself involved in, once a year I would be asked to come up with a new screensaver for the Faculty of Commerce Open Day to be displayed on the lab machines, and as it turns out, this is the one I whipped up for 2004’s outing. Not exactly a thing of beauty looking at it now, but hey, it got the job done! :)

(Unlike my earlier attempts at screensavers which left an image burned on the 700 or so lab computer monitors. Not my proudest moments I have to admit!)

2004 UCT Faculty of Commerce Open Day Screensaver