We are masters of simplification.
We at Design Infestation are a strategic brand agency, using brand strategy, design, creative content and marketing to help businesses thrive.

We have been simplifying the complexities of brand and design for over 20 years.

Our approach to every project is strategy first, and we use design as a creative tool to meet your business and marketing objectives.

We create bespoke solutions for international and local clients, including brand strategy, marketing strategy, corporate identity and brand collateral design, content creation and advertising material.

To us, no two clients are the same. We nurture collaborative relationships to achieve inspiring outcomes that bring your brand to life.


We are a design and brand agency that helps create single-minded brand content and marketing that deliver against your  business goals.

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Our brand agency team

Christo Maritz

Strategic Director

As owner and head strategist, Christo leads our team of experts to deliver simple, clear and thoughtful creative solutions. With more than 20 years' experience in branding and marketing, he works with business owners and executives helping them align their brand with their business vision and goals.

Get some serious marketing insights in this recent interview with founder Christo Maritz.

Karla Ray


Karla forms the backbone of Infestation. She manages the accounts department as well as the overall studio administration, making sure the rest of us can focus on creative strategy and imagination. Her experience in this industry and attention to detail ensures we can run a professional business with the right systems and procedures.

We love her calm approach to any given challenge and she is an inspiration to everyone who wants to stay young at heart.

Anton Pople

Senior Brand Designer

Anton uses his artistic excellence to create brands that encapsulate the simple essence of a thousand complex ideas. His ability to strategically interpret briefs, simplify complicated design concepts and pay attention to illustration details infuse our work with professionalism and creativity. Anton’s mastery of his craft and cutting-edge design sense is supported by his calm demeanour and sharp sense of humour. When he’s not in the studio, he’s in the gym or somewhere outside, enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer.

Shane Wells

Senior Finished Artist

Shane is an expert Finished Artist and the gatekeeper of all artwork that leaves our studio. With an eye for detail and in-depth technical know-how, he protects our clients from unwanted production surprises by ensuring that our creative designs are flawless when they arrive at the printing press or at the coders. His tech-savvy brain and helpful nature is also a vital part of daily life in our studio – especially when our computers encounter rare glitches in the matrix.

When he’s not finishing our artwork, you can find him finishing a beer while watching the game on Saturdays.

Sheena Crowie

Production Manager

Sheena’s gentle nature belies the firm hand she uses to manage the many complex production demands of our clients’ projects. She works tirelessly to make sure we secure the best possible quality at the best possible price. Her strong organisational and administration skills don't end with production, however. She's also one of the few people who can keep up with the demands of the ever-changing studio and executive’s diary. So whether it’s a request for a meeting or booking a boardroom, Sheena is the person to talk to.

Sheena loves hanging out with her husband and daughter, hiking and soaking up the Vitamin D from the bright Cape Town sunshine.

Palmer Mushonga

Studio administrator

As a member of our administration team, Palmer ensures that our filing is on point and our studio is in tip-top condition for visitors. She also supports our production team with hard work and patience, and is learning about what makes that side of the business tick.

Palmer's positive outlook means she loves to learn more about the world we live in, and is driven by her belief that every minute of the day counts towards making the world a better place.

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Nix Harwood

Brand Strategist

Sarah Byren

Digital Strategist

Mikki Ferreira

Project Manager

Stephanie Strachan

Social Media Coordinator

Our clients

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Design Infestation
Brand agency – Cape Town Studio

Earth Life Building
149 Upper Canterbury Street
Gardens, CPT, South Africa

+27 21 461 8601

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