I'm Eva, the engineer turned graphic designer & illustrator behind In a Nutshell. With an eye for details and a tailored made process, I create meaningful brands for established businesses and entrepreneur starting their project.
I am a French graphic designer & illustrator living in South Africa and with a creative studio based in France.
Through my work I’ve connected with people from all over the world.
My Current Work. I specialise in branding, logo design, packaging, illustration and website design & development. My work is for entrepreneurs, growing or established companies who want to tell a story with their brand, services or product. A product that needs to stand out. A busy company that needs help with illustration or customised artworks. A service that needs to captivate your customers with a thoughtful and consistent visual identity.
My Story. In addition to my creative work, an important aspect of my story is my switch from agronomic engineering studies to the creative world. I have a diploma in Agronomic Engineering (Master’s degree) with a specialisation in Marketing, Economics and Business Management from AgroParisTech (France’s Top Engineering School for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences in Paris).
But I never exercised! I turned to graphics at the end of my studies. It is a very broad training, who "trains the mind". I find that a lot of knowledge acquired during these studies can be transferred to other areas.
I worked for a year in marketing and communication for the Mogalakwena Group and Botanica Natural Products in South Africa. Then, in 2017, I decided to become an independent graphic designer & illustrator.
My Life. As a wild spirit, I share my time between South Africa and France. I live in a game reserve in the middle of the African bush. When I’m not working you can find me rescuing wildlife, playing and exploring with my 3 dogs, thrifting for treasures or trying to keep all my plants alive in the garden & nursery.
In this website, I share my work and my passion for nature. My portfolio shares process and insight into my latest projects and past client work with Danone Group, klein•wenner Law Firm, Pangea Net, B.right Brains and more.
I hope you will feel inspired!
Would you like to start a project with me?