ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its 99th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, design, illustration, photography, packaging, motion and digital media, all with a focus on craftsmanship and innovation.


David Tshabalala

Creative Director

Suketchi Branding & Design


My style is forever-evolving and not influenced by current design trends. It’s very informative and leans heavily on today’s societal issues, serving as a visual narrative on current news. My vibe is very quirky at times and often humorous.

My work is inspired by pop culture and people I come across daily. I gain valuable insight from relationships I form with them in the digital space and I use this as my source of inspiration.

Doing this has earned me much popularity, increasing my social media following. This is something I take seriously because that is the audience that appreciates his work.

While I’ve worked with a few a popular retail brands – where my illustrations and face were placed on some of the merchandise, I still hope to work with other bigger international brands, especially big sports brands.

In 2015 I made the Mail and Guardian’s “200 Young South Africans” and this has been my biggest achievement to date.




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