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Hi, my name is Carlin. I create beautiful & functional designs and websites for
individuals and weddings. Below are a few of the services I provide:

Website Design


I enjoy designing pretty and elegant websites that communicate the brand and is easy accessable on all devices. I do website design and front-end development. My skills include: HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery and basic Wordpress development.

Digital Design


Email banners, online advertisements, infographics, motion graphics, E-books and interactive Desktop Publishing are to name but a few of the elements that can be grouped under "Digital Design". My skills include: Adobe Audtion, Premier Pro and After Effects

Print Layout


Whether it is a poster, broschure, menu or magazine, I enjoy designing print elements. By adhereing to print-safe areas and CMYK colours, I aim to create materials that are engaging and readable. Programs I use include: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.



I love a good old printed card or invitation, with different paper textures and exciting finishes. Whether you are looking for an invitation, Save the Date, branding or announcement template, I am your girl. Programs I use include: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

About Me

My name is Carlin van Zyl. I am digital designer. I grew up on a farm just outside Worcester. From there my love for the outdoors, tranquility and nature. After completing school and University in the Boland, I decided to take to the Big City to study print- and web design. I enjoy being creative and creating pretty things.

I enjoy swimming, hiking and running. My hobbies also include ice-cream tasting. I love baking and I relax by reading the best in Afrikaans Literature books. I love spending time with family and friends; family is very important to me! I am currently a freelance designer working after hours. In design I look towards the fresh, elegant, modern, engaging and beautiful - to make sure you are happy with the design and find it memorable and unique. The aim is to organise and present information in an exciting and inviting manner. Download my CV.

I do digital work (have a look at my portfolio), print layout and branding, and also web design and front-end development. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or would like to have something designed. I am very friendly :) You can also have a look at my showreel.

Featured Work


This showreel summarises my motion graphics and video editing skills.

The Science Room

A website for Chemistry students to explain the use of classroom materials.


Advertising Campaign for the South African Animation Festival in 2014.

Standard Bank

Mock-ups of possible campaign materials and online content.


An one-stop online store for the Urban Metro Man.

Rolling Stones

Magazine mock-ups of articles for the Rolling Stones magazine.

View my portfolio

Website Design

The Science Room

Using javascript and jQuery to explain chemistry principles to learners.

Yuppie Urban Metro Man

A one-stop Wordpress shop with evrything from clothing to furniture.


A student project to showcase HTML5 and responsive design principles.

Dashboard Design

UI Kit and Dashboard designs for a User System Database.

My First Portfolio

Learning to code in HTML4 and CSS2. Created my first website.

Digital Design


An e-book (Steal like an Artist) suitable for the Amazon Kindle and iBooks.

How To - Interactive Guide

Interactive recipe in the form of a App, created in InDesign


An online magazine, created by means of Desktop Publishing (DTP).

Lucky Star

A series of infographics I created during an Internship.

Standard Bank

Digital Content for advertising and User Interface.


Digital media and GIF's for online ADT advertising.

Print Layout

Rolling Stones

Magazine mock-ups of articles for the Rolling Stones magazine.

Schoon De Companje

A suggested Menu for Schoon De Companje in Stellenbosch.


School project: A brand new brochure for the South African Planetarium.


An entire advertising campaign for the Cape Town International Film Festival.

Wine Label

Wine label designed for Arbre Epineux, complete with finishes.


Typeface Design

I created my own typeface 'Forever and Always'.

Kitchen Tea Invite

An invitation to a kitchen tea, for a lovely Bride-To-Be.

Groote Kerk

A series of anouncements for Groote Kerk in Cape Town.

Social Work Posters

A series of posters to help children understand how they fit into their world.

Get in Touch

Interested in working together? Please fill out the enquiry form below and provide some information about the project. Please allow a couple of business days for me to respond.