Infestation Design – Cape Town Studio

+27 21 461 8601

Graphic Design

Designers, Thinkers & Collaborators.

We push the boundaries of graphic art, redefining "good design".

Part art and part science, our graphic design, layout, and mastery of digital and social media design has been empowering business leaders and complimenting their marketing teams to create campaigns and build brands that people love for more than 18 years. We pride ourselves in being versatile, tailoring our design and marketing services offering to suit our clients' needs, whether they are venturing into new areas, redefining their brand presence or deepening their audience relationships.

We are individuals who love what we do.

Our team of design specialists, strategic marketing professionals, content creators and project management staff collaborate continuously to manage campaigns and projects effectively and deliver them on time.

We make it our business to bring simplicity where complexity reigns. We make it our mission to understand and make sense of the complicated context that our clients operate in, by doing this we ignite and grow their brands and businesses.

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.

Sam Bainbridge

Creative Director

With more than 20 years' experience in visual communication, Sam heads up the creative studio at Infestation. Her speciality is strong-arming vast amounts of words, imagery and detail into aesthetically pleasing configurations. She applies strategic thinking to every brief she tackles, and ensures that the problem at hand is being solved.

Over the years Sam has not only nurtured our clients' briefs into powerful creative, she has also mentored and coached some of the best talents in the industry.

Always friendly and engaging, she escapes the mayhem by art directing her vegetable garden, devouring the fattest, most intense novels around, and sparring at a local Muay Thai gym. She has a mean left hook.

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.

Melissa Sherwin

Account Manager

Melissa is an infectious, cool-headed master of relationships. She makes everything seem simple. As a project manager she has her hand on the pulse of the studio, keeping the deadlines in check and clients happy. Melissa's four years in the design industry in London within client service and production ensures she knows what is ultimately possible, yet sometimes she makes the impossible happen.

Melissa loves Scandinavian design and music, and she has a deep interest in creativity, art and fashion. Always smiling, always calm, jobs are safe in her hands.

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.

Sue Schimmel

Senior Designer

Sue can’t decide whether she prefers above- or below-the-line creative; design or art direction; print or digital. With 15+ years in above- and below-the-line agencies, she loves it all. She's an effective designer-art director with an holistic view on what makes brands work.

Originally from Durban, where, she says, the humidity incubates great creatives, Sue dislikes the cold, loves the sun and is happiest in the water. She’s inspired by people who live with passion, take chances and who always see humour in life. Her motto is: live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.

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.

Bernie Moses

Front of House

Bernie’s smile greets you when you call or visit our office. She joined us as a cleaner in 2005 and was later promoted to agency receptionist after a skills development programme. She is an integral part of Infestation’s daily operations.

Bernie loves meeting and helping people. She firmly believes that good communication is key to a professional organisation. She loves to learn and takes seriously her responsibility to make people feel welcome.

Bernie also loves to spend time with her three children, spoiling them and herself, and indulging in people-watching.

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.

Nicole Nell


Nicole's work ethic and design sense are critical ingredients that contribute to our ability to deliver for clients who operate in fast-paced environments. She is inspired by everything design, from typography to layout, colours and simple design concepts. She brings that inspiration into her work, even in the face of long to-do lists, short deadlines and demanding art direction. She is on a mission to eradicate double spaces, bad kerning and spelling mistakes from the world.

Nicole loves design for its potential to teach and reach people on a profound level beyond physical products. She also loves tasting wine, braaiing with family, on the beach or on the hiking trail.

Sarah Hall

Account manager

With a background in above-the-line advertising agencies, Sarah brings a wealth of account management experience to Infestation. She has a unique ability to always seek new ways of solving problems to ensure that the moving parts of the agency-client relationship run smoothly every day. Sarah loves to tackle new challenges and her strength lies in understanding people and building meaningful relationships – both essential for building effective long-term bonds with our clients.

Sarah also loves to tackle new adventures, whether they involve traveling to exotic places or planning her next home décor project.

Vicki Mason

Account Manager

Vicki thrives on challenges that combine strategic business and brand consulting with long-term impact, purpose and relevance. She has worked with local and international companies in the retail sector in Southern Africa and with financial institutions across East and West Africa. Her retail experience compounded by her branding background, means she can see the bigger picture without missing any details.

When not in work mode, she loves a good glass of champers, and being bossed about by her cats.

Nix Harwood

Brand Strategist

Andries van Jaarsveld

Senior Designer

Coming soon...

Ferdi Rohrbeck

Client Management and Business Development Associate

Throughout his career Ferdi has always combined strong strategic thinking and operational solutions on an array of well-established international brands as well as, lesser-known, younger and start-up brands. He has designed, deployed, managed and maintained systems that deliver the best ROI for clients on their marketing spend, from brand inception to bringing the brand experience to life at point of purchase.

With 12 years’ experience in Account, Marketing –and Client Management roles, as well as fulfilling project management functions and business development and management activities at a directorship level. His experience in managing and directing key accounts in Southern Africa and the United Arab Emirates include blue-chip accounts like Hewlett Packard, South African Breweries (AB-Inbev), Coca Cola SA, Pernod Ricard, Distell, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Pick ‘n Pay Retailers, Under Armour, EMAAR Properties PSCJ and many more notables. Ferdi’s areas of expertise lie in the expert co-ordination and management of multi-design disciplines, project plans and project budgets measured against specific KPI’s implementing solutions aligned with project objectives.

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