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About Joanina Pastoll : A multi disciplinary design guru as it were, Joanina is one of a kind, full house. Having earned her position as Head of Creative at LOWE Cross Colours she has proved herself numerous times, with many local and international awards as evidence. Joanina sat on the judging panels of both local and international award ceremonies including the highly prestigious Cannes Advertising Festival, the London Internationals and Loeries. She has been asked to be the President of the Design Category for the London International Awards in 2014 and was delighted and excited to be included in the Cannes Advertising Festival judging jury for the Design category in 2015. She recently also made her way to the Dubai Lynx Festival to be part of the Design jury. Innovation and audaciousness are part of her character, always challenging the norms and finding creative solutions that enhance the identity and personality of a brand. Highly energetic, she loves to devour all forms of visual communication and is a keen observer of the latest trends. She enjoys doing interior design projects to extend and further implement her branding vision and has done several projects in South Africa and the UK. She has always had a love for beautiful objects and is now also designing hanging furniture – a passion that she has had for a long time. She can fondly remember coming back from a trip to London once with a hanging chair in tow. She now supplies selective clients and stores in the USA and Europe. David – photographer and curious wannabe inventor This being a husband and wife team – definitely a double whammy! David being an award winning photographer, certainly has an eye – and an aesthetic one at that. He is enjoying extending his talent into creating three dimensional objects. He is down to earth and practical which is a definite plus and being certainly more than ‘handy’ assists with lots technically. On occasion even had to dig deep to find some of that Boy Scout training in figuring out the tieing of some of the specialised knots needed in the rope for hanging some of the models. Its been huge fun to work together on some of the challenging pieces. Have a look at the beautiful pictures of the chairs on the website.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design and Art is such a powerful tool! It is hugely therapeutic and satisfying for the artist, designer and maker - and it also has an important role for the audience and their experience of it. We love the fuction of design and creating functional art and including a team of people in the execution. We support products that are created by hand, demonstrating the unique skill of the artisan and support one-of-a-kind pieces, and variance in design due to the process of hand crafting. In a world of homogenized mass production, slower designed, handmade products require less energy than mass-produced items and often last longer, reducing the cycle of waste in our “throw-away” culture. Form and function working together is important to us.
This is a start of a small venture and a dream that hopefully in time will have an impact to create a platform where our bit of creating and making can be a catalyst through commerce to benefit and develop a wider community here in South Africa.
We believe and support the human desire to create, the expression of beauty through creating with passion, art as a tool and commerce as a vehicle for action and insight in the aid of creating a better world. We would love to make a difference and create opportunities to skill and benefit others. We aspire to be part of a global exchange where creativity, creation, spirit, sustainability, culture, currency, and education coexist.

ORGANIZATION:
Studio Stirling

EDUCATION:
Design, BA (Visual arts), Honours degree, University of Pretoria

EXPERIENCE:
Designer
Cross Colours - Partner - 1994- 2013
MullenLowe 2013
Studio Stirling - owner / partner/ design director 2013 - present

AWARDS:
D&AD - Design and Art Direction London: Pencil - wood - 2016
London International: more that 6 awards (1990 - 2017)
New York Festivals: 3 awards
CLIO: 2 awards
CANNES - finalists
South African Creative awards LOERIES: 1990 - 2017: more that 30 awards
Interior Design BEST of YEAR Honouree: 2016

PRESS APPEARANCES:
(did not keep record)

BOOKS:
Looking for Art
Contrast and Contradictions - Peri Peri (in South East Africa)
Peri Thread Book

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English, Afrikaans

COMPUTER LITERACY:
InDesign - Expert - excellent skill
Photoshop - Advanced
Illustrator - Good
Acrobat - Good
Word - proficiency
Excell

COLLECTIONS:
Smithsonian - Cooper Hewitt Museum - design - Cross Colours

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
Cannes - 2008, 2016
London International - 2014, 2015, 2016
New York Festival - 2012
Dubai Festival of Creativity - 2016
Lisbon Awards - 2106
A Design Award - 2017
South African Loeries - judged on many occasions - 6 plus times

HOBBIES:
Design assimilation of all forms, travel, trend watching, recycling, gym, movies, jewellery making, gardening

CLIENTELE:
on request (very long list, also dependant of discipline)

WEB SITE:
www.studiostirling.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.studiostirling.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-01-12 18:44:44

COUNTRY:
South Africa

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Joanina Pastoll


Recliner (single) Hanging Chair

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016
Joanina and David Pastoll for Studio Stirling

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