Machete Creative 23 Jul, 2021 Grant Caithness

I’m Grant Caithness,

Art Director


Digital and Graphic Design0

Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign0


Renovating Houses0

Making Beeswax Candles0

Work Experience

While attending a desktop publishing course at Hirt and Carter, I interned at Framptons International, after which I successfully applied for my first job at a repro house. I gained invaluable experience there and ended up being made head of the design department. I was then offered a position at Quilt Design as a designer and took a bold step to start my own successful business, called Lipid Design.

I serviced clients with their packaging, digital and print needs from start to finish as well as took on work for Hunt Lascaris TBWA, Redcube, Ogilvy Public Relations and Jansen International.

I reopened Lipid Design in Cape Town and was then offered a position at Redwood Design as Senior Designer before joining Machete in 2015.

I’ve worked on projects for Cadbury, Ford, Renault, ABSA Cape Epic, House of Coffees, Sanlam, Anglogold, Momentum, Gallo Music, Peter Stuyvesant, SAB Enterprise, TCTA, RECM, Tower Property Group and Meerendal Wine Estate.

When I’m not working

  • I love being outdoors with my dogs
  • I love visiting galleries
  • I enjoy working out in the gym
  • Practicing meditation
  • I also make beeswax candles
  • Other than that, I enjoy being at home chilling with my significant other

What I love about what I do

  • Achieving goals that seem difficult
  • I’m a visual person so I love creating beautiful designs in different mediums that are interesting to my eye
  • Interactions with happy clients
  • Pushing the boundaries in my work and doing more then what’s expected.
  • I love that my job and my abilities allow me to live in Cape Town