NICE TO MEET YOU!
My name is Fanni Williams and welcome to my Superfly Creative portfolio.
From as far back as I can remember I’ve always had a love for colour and being creative. When I was six, I used to meticulously fill in my colouring-in books making sure I left the skin tones till very last as I believed this would finally bring my characters to life. When I was eleven, I distinctly remember drawing a vibrant multi-coloured Cheshire cat with oil pastels on black paper, that my Mother proudly displayed in her office. When she got home from work she would tell me about all the lovely comments she received about my drawing that day and how it brought a smile to the faces of all who saw it. This made me smile from ear to ear… (yes, a bit like a Cheshire cat too, I guess) but it also made me happy that I could bring joy to others through my art.
Growing up, we moved around the World from Hungary to South Africa and then onto New Zealand and I was seriously considering a career in travel and tourism. (Say what?) It was in my last year of high school when I scored a 90% in my final art & design exam that my then teacher strongly insisted I enter the world of graphic design. In my 3rd year at University, I fell in love with magazines. It all started when I signed up for a publishing elective with a small group of 4th year students that I began to make all sorts of books, comics and zines. A year later I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Communications, passing with First-Class Honours and my career path was set. a
Now as an experienced creative professional I have enjoyed a successful freelancing career for over 14 years. During this time I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most respected magazine publishers and clients from around the World. I am very grateful to all those who have helped shape my career for I am truly lucky to say I love what I do and wouldn’t change it for the World.
Throughout my career I’ve always felt it was important to work on personal projects along side client work. I designed, curated and launched my own creative lifestyle magazine called Dashing, showcasing interviews with artists and makers, filled with craft projects and creative photo shoots. And more recently, I created my photographic ‘Pantone series’ which got internationally exhibited at the Daelim Design Museum in Seoul, Korea as part of their ‘Color Your Life’ exhibition.