Illustration studio

I'm an Illustrator living her best life while doing what she loves. If you're here to work with me, you're in the right space But if you're looking to learn from me, you're also in the right place. I would love to help you launch your illustration career.

Careshia
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illustrate to inspire

Character Drawing masterclass

Learn how to create gorgeous digital portraits and characters that will WOW your followers and attract your dream clients!

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10 Free colour palettes for your art!

Improve your artwork with just adding some fabulous colours to them. You'll receive 10 colour palettes that I used to create my favourite characters. It's plug and play directly into your Procreate file. 

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The new yorker

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Uni of Pretoria

HKLM Agency

cody and the giant

Children's Book Illustration

giovanni's

Editorial Illustration

The Creative Business course

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Illustrate to Inspire: Portraits and Characters

INTRODUCTION TO PROCREATE

THE 101 FOR
ILLUSTRATORS & DESIGNERS

BEGINNERS COURSE

10 TIPS TO HELP
YOU THRIVE!

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Free Resources for you!

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the free freelance
career course

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10 free procreate palettes to make dreamy artworks

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I am super duper proud to say I've been longlisted for the World Illustration Awards.

I heard them say...

"Careshia is a brilliant illustrator and creative. It is always fun to work with her on various projects. She can work in various styles across different brands and always gets it! Her collaborative approach is refreshing, she always delivers exceptional work while managing deadlines and time pressures."

catherine kruger
Executive Creative Director, HKLM


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mbithi masya
content director, africa
Girl Effect

"Working with Careshia was a pleasure from beginning to end. She fully understood our brief and what we were looking for and brought even more than we asked for to the table. We worked fluidly and quickly as we developed the initial direction and refined it as we went on. The whole process was a joy, and our whole team is in love with the work. Would definitely call on Careshia for future work in a heartbeat."

zack esterhuizen
CD, Catch and Release Agency

"I had the privilege of collaborating with Careshia, an exceptional illustrator, for a recent campaign, and I am extremely pleased with the remarkable outcome. Careshia's creative work was truly outstanding, particularly her exceptional use of color.

Despite working remotely, she maintained excellent communication and responded promptly. Careshia demonstrated a deep understanding of the brief and delivered the final product on time. Working with her was a seamless and enjoyable experience, and I highly recommend her services."