Who is Infadizle what do you do and where are you based?
I was born Sechaba Kgalala. Infadizle is my moniker.
Infadizle is an artist, I don’t box myself as a graphic designer even though I studied graphic design. I like to pick up on any form art, whether being a musician one day and a photographer the next day.
I’m also a member of a South African Hip hop group, Skwatta Kamp. I produce/compose music and I’m a freelance graphic artist with more than 10 years experience in the field.
I’m based in Joburg, South Africa.
How would you define your creative style?
I don’t have a specific style, I don’t conform to a routine in my daily life so even in my work I take a different approach to solving different creative problems. I’m adaptive yet I don’t follow trends while aware that nothing is new, I’d like to believe that I reinvent any influence I may have in my art.
What are you currently working on and what’s in the future ?
I’ve recently been learning 3D software. I’m currently working on 3D typography. This is a self-promotion job and the most exciting project I’ve done in a while since client work always has restrictions. In the future, I plan to collaborate with people outside my field or industries i.e scientists, software programmers. I’m looking for a next challenge ‘cos I feel that one has to explore and find new possibilities. Life cannot be monotonous, at least for me.
What advice would you give to young South African creatives looking to do what you do?
My advice to young creatives is stop copying tutorials (based on what I see recently). I remember as a student, I refused to go to the library for references. Not all my projects were great but I learned a lot about myself and my working process. A tutorial is simply for learning a technique and I find that many use tutorials and claim them as their work. We live in fast paced society and we look for quick solutions that are quickly disposable. Young creatives need to take pride and craft their work. Also do a lot of proactive work cos client work will hardly get you jobs. There are no short cuts to greatness. One can only learn by making mistakes, that’s if they don’t copy.
Where can our readers find your work?