Sonwabo Valashiya

Sonwabo Valashiya is a 24 year-old illustrator who produces illustrations that are steeped in tradition and culture.

Sonwabo Valashiya, a passionate illustrator who originally studied to become at graphic designer at the Tshwane University of Technology, is currently stepping up to take over the illustrator game. “I am a graphic designer by profession and an illustrator by passion," says Sonwabo, perfectly summing up what he's about.

The 24 year-old who was originally based in Eastern Cape and now resides in Johannesburg, believes that there is great power in creating art or design that can tell a story. In his aim to establish himself, Valashiya wants to learn more about the business side of design as this will give him more exposure to clients.

He is inspired by his diverse African culture which can easily be spotted throughout his work.