Niel Badenhorst

This Pretoria-born illustrator is working to make stories more accessible to readers.

Currently completing his BA Honours in illustration at the Open Window Institute, Niel is on a mission to use his work to allow readers to eter other worlds.

"I am fascinated by all things otherworldly, I guess it then makes sense that I became an illustrator as illustration is a form of storytelling that allows the viewer to enter other worlds. I decided to pursue illustration, because it is the closest I can get to becoming a traveller between worlds," he says.

Niel says he hopes to learn and share his creations with others during his time as a Design Indaba Emerging Creative.