Sinomonde is a Durban-based Graphic designer, illustrator, blogger, and micro-influencer.
Her art explores issues of vulnerability as well as represents, celebrates, and empowers black women and women of colour in my art. She draws inspiration from various places, conversations with people, and her personal experiences of being a black woman in South Africa.
"My work has a strong focus on empowering black women through my art and using art as a tool of storytelling, I decided to be a part of this initiative because the campaign honours, empowers, and amplifies the voices of women. #GiveHerACrown aligns with my purpose and values as an illustrator.”
Sphelele, aka Ellsphee is a multidisciplinary Creative Director currently based in Durban, South Africa.
His key focus areas include Animation, Design, Motion Design, Graphic Design, and Illustration.
The work he creates is largely inspired by people and other art forms such as music, photography, and film. He also feels inspired by the magical experience that each person shares purely by just being here on Earth.
“I like the idea of paying it forward. For a while now, being able to use what I do for a living to affect another person’s life positively has been important to me. We’re all here with each other so let’s do our best to take care of each other.”
Mark is an African Visual Artist. Originally a graphic designer, He is a prolific and versatile creator, with a portfolio that explores the cadences of African identity and spirituality, often through the cultural aesthetic of Afrofuturism.
"We are constantly creating the future, and so we must be mindful to think of the people coming up behind us. We must open doors for them through our actions."
Danielle is an embroiderer from Cape Town, South Africa. While working in various digital realms, her hobby of sewing became her vocation. When she is not buried in a mess of threads, she can be found taking photos of loved ones and painting on an iPad. All of these mediums tied together with a deep love for colour and portraiture.
“I love this project because it is about possibilities.Through the celebration of strong women, we see what is possible. We see what can be achieved by sharing their acts of bravery and empathy. I believe that it reminds us of the power of acting and contributing, in a time when things can feel hopeless, and that as a collective, we can be small parts of big acts.”
Silas is a contemporary, minimalist, Afro-centric ,and Avant-Garde artist who works with a concept of capturing feelings to narrate contemporary concepts using different African people.
"Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. And may we also crown them!”Instagram: @rassilasmotse_studios
Balekane is a visual artist, curator, illustrator and animator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She specialises in mixed media collage working both digitally and traditionally.
“I decided to get involved with the #GiveHerAcrown initiative, because it aligns perfectly with my values. Bringing more light, beauty and positivity to the world through art and bringing beauty, hope and upliftment into the lives of others.“