Haus of West is my design moniker, founded by me, Somari van der Westhuizen. I left sunny South Africa in 2004 to come and see the sights in London, travel a bit and do some work experience. Fast forward 13 years later and I’m still stuck here. I’m currently obsessed with enamel pin badges, like binge watching Netflix and don’t mind the occasional pint of cloudy cider in a field filled with interesting randoms and music.

With 12 years of commercial experience in London (the last 4 years full time freelance), I enjoy working both client and agency side, with my main strengths being branding and integrated campaigns. I’ve got a wide range of experience in digital (UI design) as well as extensive print knowledge, which in an increasingly digital age, is becoming rarer by day.

I’m always looking for interesting projects and people to collaborate with. I’m available for direct client work, contract or freelance projects. Drop me a line here, and don’t forget to say hello on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


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