once upon a timethe creative story...
It all started on a smallholding on the outskirts of Pretoria in the heat of day and thermal political shitstorm that was apartheid South Africa. A child of the tensioned 1980s at the wee snot-sleeved-age of two was wandering from her safety, unbeknownst to her caretakers. Her feet scuffled through the dirt and twine, marigolds snagging on the hem of her frayed dress as she wiped the mix of sharp sunlight and grass from her eyes. Her three faithful canine companions walled her in on the path as she trekked towards the cliff.
She would find it – there was no question in her mind; the monitor who skulked around the creek – the one who’d filled the countryside with dread and country hearts with fear. She would find him – and she would know him.
Of course, chances were she would not know a monitor lizard from a mopanieworm, but that did not matter much. She knew enough to understand that the monitor would be recognised by its legend, and that it would be majestic – and that such majesty needed to be beheld. Or perhaps fought. Majestic things are often awful and awesome and awkward all at once…
And that is how the mystery of our founder had found its fairytale beginning. To be sure this inquisitive, fearless and empathetic nature has been a prevalent theme throughout our lives. We’ve learned not only to craft stories, but to live stories and that these experiences and the knowledge we gain through every interaction and in every situation is relevant material for the work we do – crafting stories.
Our team has more than 10 years’ experience in content writing, branding and communication at agency, corporate and freelance level. We understand what makes people tick. Our insight spans various sectors, platforms and mediums and we draw on a myriad of resources to get the job done better than anyone else, all the while sticking to our deadlines. Because we’re people of our word. We are people OF the word. We are story people – whether visual, auditory, literary or experiential – stories come in many forms and we’re here to tell them.
Let’s tell your story
the bigger picture
collaboration is key
AMCreative is not just one autonomous agency, but part of a group of creatives aimed at providing pooled resources to speak to every need.
We believe in goodness, kindness, collaboration and honesty. We are introverts, extroverts, thinkers and doers.
the walking gallery
UrbnCape is South Africa’s first and only walking gallery. The idea for UrbnCape came about through the artistic urge to share more art on the streets and diffuse creativity throughout our daily lives and activities. The site offers on-demand printing and drop-shipping of a range of goods with unique South African art printed on these goods.
One.Stop.Stock is the answer to all your stock needs. Whether you need custom high resolution images,one-click logos, designs, illustrations, business templates, CVs, business plans, scripts, wedding vows, proposal poetry or anything else, we have what you need at the click of a button.
One.Stop.Stock is affordable, easy to use and caters to everyone – whether you’re an individual, event planner, musician, writer or human resource manager.
the home of SA expats
SAFFA Abroad is the answer for all South African expats living abroad. This site offers emigrants a platform for interaction, information about immigration, South African resources, vocational resources, legal stipulations, financial resources, an online South African shop and more
specialised financial communication
Adelheid Manefeldt Fine Art is our artistic branch. This is where artworks are made and conceptualised for individuals, corporates and big buyers. We produce artworks which range from miniature sketches to digital illustrations, humongous installations and crafted objects.