My name, Lenka, means bright one, light, illumination. I create from a curious observation of people and situations to bring Truth to light.
I finished my degree in Visual Communication Design at Stellenbosch University in 2012. In January 2016 I combined my qualification with a passion for hand-illustration and launched Kanja: A Visual Voice.
Kanja (originally spelled ‘Khanya’) is a South African name, which means enlightenment; to shine.
Lenka + Kanja = Lenkanja. A light twice as bright, with rays resembling life-giving lines.
This is my life’s work, merely an extension of who I was called and created to be.
With a two-fold purpose, Lenka(nja) creates an illustrated alternative in the field of graphic design, as well as illustrated artworks (original pieces, commissioned works and limited edition prints).