South African Graphic Designer - Msimelelo Makatesi

Msimelelo Makatesi

Ready to do business? Start with branding

Hi, I’m Msimelelo, call me a graphic designer, SEO or web designer but I consider myself a web design strategist in Cape Town. Let me help you create a perfect logo design or a profitable WordPress website with an SEO strategy to put your brand in front of people that matter most.

Logo design for One Degree

Give your company a unique identity with a custom logo

Creating a business logo is about giving your brand a unique personality. You’ve identified your industry, named your brand, now it’s time to pair a font with a colour that fits your design style. With my experience in branding, I will help you to choose a perfect typeface, colours and create a professional logo that’ll give your brand a unique personality.

“Simplicity is key not a trend.

Msimelelo Makatesi

Logo design samples

Logo Design for African Wild Comfort
Logo Design for Checks and Balances
Logo Design for Mrali Recordings
Logo Design for Limpopo Lifestyle Experience
Logo Design for One Degree

In the absence of your brand colours, if you don’t like your logo then consider a rebrand.

Msimelelo Makatesi

Logo Design FAQs

  • How much is a logo design?

    How much is a logo design?

    The cost of a logo design is 1450 ZAR (South African Rand), this price excludes the design of additional branding elements such as a business card, letterhead, corporate folders e.t.c. If you require more than just a logo, the startup logo design package costs 2450 ZAR (South African Rand) or contact me for a custom logo design quote.

  • What is included in a logo design package?

    What is included in a logo design package?

    The logo design package includes 2 unique design concepts and 3 revisions. For the proposed concept you will get the original vector file format (EPS), a PDF vector file, as well all relevant raster image files (JPEGs and PNGs.

  • What is the startup logo design package?

    What is the startup logo design package?

    The startup logo design package is the logo, business card, letterhead and email signature design all combined as one package. This package is ideal for startup companies and is within a range of an average cost of a logo design in South Africa.

  • Do you create 3D logos?

    Do you create 3D logos?

    No, the logo samples above should give you a general idea of the logo style(s) you might expect. Besides 3D logos are not scalable defeating the purpose of having a logo that can be used across multiple branding elements.

  • What is required to start with a logo design project?

    What is required to start with a logo design project?

    Thank you for showing interest, please send me your project requirements using the contact form on the right, if you are on mobile you can find it below. Once received, I will send a creative brief questionnaire which you need to answer and email back to me so that I can draft an accurate proposal for your project.

  • Do you have more logo design related questions?

    Do you have more logo design related questions?

    Please email to: hi(at) or using the contact form for any other logo design related question that was not answered above.

  • I'm always open to take on new projects, please contact me using the form below.

    Msimelelo Makatesi

    Cape Town


    t: 062 695 4828


    Logo design briefing & proposal

    Every successful project had a brief serving as a guideline in every step of the process. The same principle applies to the process of logo designing. Writing a creative brief can be a bit difficult especially if you never done one before.

    Like many logo designers out there I’ve developed as set of questions which if answered properly will give me a full over view of your brand.

    Once I receive the logo design brief, I will then draft a proposal around the project’s scope. The logo design or project proposal will include but not limited to the project timeline, costs and more. If you’re happy with the proposal, you will then sign and return together with the amount stipulated on the proposal for phase one of the project.

    Research & Conceptualization

    Research is one of the most important key elements of a great design. It helps to understand the product better, the people the design is intended for. Knowing the audience you design for will answer most questions you might have like:

    Who is the target audience, what design style appeals to them; fonts, colours e.t.c. These questions play a critical role in developing a successful brand image.

    Once I’m happy with my research I then put together the peaces of the puzzle from your brief together with my findings. I will develop quite a few logo concepts and continue to trim down to the best two that will best present the brand.

    Revisions and Project completion

    From the concepts presented, you’ll choose the best idea to focus on. Then we can refine it through a few iterations until it’s just right. When you’ve approved the designs, I’ll create the final artwork files and email them to you.

    Once the logo is finished we may then proceed to next phase which includes the design of stationery, social media branding and visual language of the brand.

    This phase is optional but it can help you kickoff your marketing campaigns with a great consistent visual look. I am always ready to take on new projects, if you have a logo project coming do not hesitate to contact me.
    Freelance Graphic Designer in Cape Town

    About me

    I am self-taught graphic designer based in Philippi, Cape Town. My career in graphic design started 7 years ago while I was still residing in Soweto, Gauteng. I moved to Cape Town in 2014 and have worked at Web Partner and at Circle Media Development both based in Cape Town


    At both companies my duties and responsibilities included designing of logo design project from concept to final product, brand identity style guides, business stationery designs including business cards, letterheads, email signatures and corporate folders.


    Print Marketing Material: Designing of all print marketing materials including roll-up banners, corporate brochures/business profiles, posters, flyers, calendars and more.


    My career highlights include the redesigning of A Place to Shop logo, new logo & brand identity design for a make up shop Kolorz in Johannesburg just to name a few.


    I’m also a founder of 2Colour Bean a small independent graphic design agency based in Cape Town. Currently I am in the process of repositioning the brand and hoping to relaunch early in 2020.

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    South African Graphic Designer - Msimelelo Makatesi

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