Hello :)


My name is Michelle Solomon, I'm a South African artist & illustrator based in Cape Town. I'm inspired by nature and enjoy creating bespoke works using both traditional & digital mediums. If my art has a whimsical character to it, it’s because Rosie, the pug, is my eternal muse.

I graduated from the AAA School of Advertising Cape Town in 2004.
My work, as an illustrator, graphic and surface pattern designer has been used for wide range of projects, including children's books, cookbooks, packaging, beauty, stationary and apparel including by the likes of leading fashion retailers, Naartjie Kids Clothing, Woolworths and Truworths.

Select clients

Bertus Basson / Bestwood Flooring / BizNews.com / Cape Vinea / Carol Zee / DuToitkloof Wines / Embrace the Boabab / Hoghouse / IZZI baby co. / Jeux de regards / Just Jump! / Keedo / KitchenAid / New Balance / Olami / Overture / Razberry kids co. / Retailbox / Skin Creamery / Spek & Bone / Stuff from Africa / The Ultimate Gift / Urban Raccoon / Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery / Wild & Ancient Organics / Woolworths

What clients have to say
“Unique, raw talent is often hard to come by and this is exactly what we found in Michelle. I've had the pleasure of having Michelle on my team as a freelance graphic artist for two years. Her graphic designs are testimony to her amazing creative ability,  attention to detail and her immense passion and dedication to her art. She comes highly recommended.”
Wikus Du Plessis, Head of Design, Woolworths Kidswear
“I highly recommend using Michelle for commissioned artwork, she is amazing! You won't find another artist that will take the time to understand what you're looking for in a piece and deliver LIGHT-YEARS beyond your expectations. Her work takes every detail into account. No matter what the end product, she will create a masterpiece for you.“
Lydia Freeman, Startup Business Consultant & Strategist, Founder at Startup Curb
"As soon as I handed my creative brief over to Michelle I could feel the creative energy and enthusiasm flowing out of her for the project. The brief was to design 15 different characters that could stand alone and live together. She was so professional in how she dealt with every single character we developed. Taking lead from my brief but adding her incredible creative flair onto every one of them. Every time she sent a character to me for approval, my response was YES, YES YES, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I can't wait to work on another project with her and am so excited to go showcase her characters to the world when we go live, they will be a major selling point for me! I highly recommend trusting your brief in her talented hands!" Natasha Day, Founder and Director of The Ultimate Gift
"Working with Michelle is a treat! Her talent and skills blow you away from the first meeting. Her professionalism provides peace of mind,  knowing the work will be delivered with excellence and in true fashion. Michelle’s creative perspective is unique and one to keep an eye out for future endeavors."
Nirit Saban, Founder, Chef and Deli owner, Olami
“Michelle has been designing my unique prints for the last 3 years, she is a pleasure to work with, very professional yet friendly, passionate and great with deadlines. She gets the brief and goes the extra mile with undivided attention to every design. Love her work!”
Paúla Hinks, just jump! swimwear
Michelle Solomon was responsible for the artwork of our Rooibos tea gift sets for Wild and Ancient Natural Products. Michelle was a pleasure to work with. Her artwork exceeded our expectations and has been a major boost for the brand. Throughout the process she was professional and all artwork came in on time and according to specification. I thoroughly recommend working with her.
Barry Tyson Director, Wild and Ancient Natural Products

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