Writing & editing

Writing & editing portfolio

After completing my Honours degree in English I started out a career in media and publishing, writing for lifestyle, art and design magazines, along with various copywriting and editing jobs. As my career has evolved, from magazine editor to online content manager, digital project manager (or ‘product’ manager in the tech world) to content agency owner, gallerist and head of digital for a lifestyle publication, I have always continued to write in some shape or form.

Here are links to some portfolio pieces from my archive as well as my most recent work below that.

Feature Writing, Articles, Essays

Mail & Guardian

Lifestyling

Cosmopolitan

Design Indaba

Artist Profiles

Sawubona Magazine

The Property Magazine

One Small Seed magazine

In addition to being the editor of One Small Seed from 2009 (issue 16) to 2011 (issue 22) I wrote many features and artist profiles for the magazine including:

Copywriting & Commercial Writing

Good Stuff – The Skincare Company

Advertorials / brand writing

Product reviews

Book reviews

Creative Writing

  • See my UKZN Creative Writing portfolio here for my Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in English (2007)

Recent work

  • llustration by Franziska Barczyk_conspiracy theories

    Story as creative psychological quest (an alternative to conspiracy theory)

    In a time of global decline in identity-forming structures such as geographical boundaries, culture, tradition, religion and even family, anxieties tend to increase. The decline of shared cultural meaning that results from advanced capitalism’s shifts in economic modes of production and consumption are well documented in postmodern......

  • 10and5 webinar, activism & social change in the creative industry

    Activism & Social Change in the Creative Industry – 10and5 webinar

    Speakers: Sarah Jayne Fell, Lerato Sengadi & Carin Bester, chaired by Carissa Cupido. ACTIVISM & SOCIAL CHANGE: HOW ARE INDIVIDUALS IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY FOSTERING CHANGE? Webinar panel discussion for 10and5.com, 10 August 2020 – Creative Women Month series, presented by Carissa Cupido featuring guest speakers, Sarah......

  • Richard Winter, NO Means Fuck Off

    Art Activism & the Gender-based Violence Protests in South Africa

    “For most of history Anonymous was a woman.” – Virginia Woolf When I started ANON. as a pop-up gallery in January 2019, I was inspired by this Virginia Woolf quote. I’d never thought of myself as a feminist, and yet this powerful line had sat with me......

  • ANON. 02 Rise exhibition poster

    RISE by ANON. Pop Up Art Show

    (exhibition release) ANON.Pop Up Art Show presents RISE A curated exhibition of artists, photographers, activists & poets “Still, like air, I rise…” – Maya Angelou LAUNCHPop Up Exhibition24 – 28 October 2019Salt Circle Arcade NEW SHOW: EXHIBITION & SPECIAL EVENT16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence25 November......

  • ANON. 01 exhibition poster

    ANON. Pop Up Art Show – debut exhibition

    (exhibition release) 42 Trill Road, Observatory, Cape Town21 to 25 February 2019 “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman” – Virginia Woolf Introducing ANON. ANON. is a new contemporary gallery concept launching at this debut show in February 2019. Conceived, curated and produced by Sarah Jayne Fell, ANON.......

  • Stefan Sagmeister: Bring the personal and the human into design

    Stefan Sagmeister: Bring the personal and the human into design (video interview)

    At AGI Open in 2013, I interviewed the great Stefan Sagmeister, graphic designer and filmmaker. Stefan Sagmeister is an Austrian graphic designer living and working in New York City. At AGI Open 2013, he spoke about doing both experimental and client-based work, and the effect it has......

  • Paula Scher interview for Design Indaba at AGI Open, London, 2013

    Paula Scher on designing in and with perspective (video interview)

    In 2013 I went to London to attend the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) Open Conference held at the Barbican Theatre, and got to interview a world great: graphic designer, typographer and artist Paula Scher. She’s also a partner at Pentagram Design in New York. From the signage......

  • Michael Bierut interview for Design Indaba at AGI Open, London, 2013

    Michael Bierut: Use curiosity as a route into work (video interview)

    In 2013 I went to London to attend the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) Open Conference held at the Barbican Theatre, and got to interview one of the world’s greatest living graphic designers and design teachers, Michael Bierut. He’s also a partner at Pentagram Design in New York.......

  • Margaret Calvert typography

    Margaret Calvert: It’s about knowing who you are designing for (video interview)

    Margaret Calvert is a graphic designer famously known for her design of road signs and typefaces, including the font Calvert. I interviewed her in London in 2013 at the AGI Open conference. Margaret Calvert is a graphic designer famously known for her design of road signs and......

  • Port Au Prince, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick

    Dana Louise Kirkpatrick: Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed

    An artist profile written for the artist’s debut exhibition in Los Angeles in 2013. This was published as a catalogue-style book in print. Memory is essential to art. Art curator Hans Ulrich Obrist refers to a continuously articulated struggle between the past, the present and the future.......

  • Alia Shawkat

    Thanks for Nothing: Judith Supine and Alia Shawkat at Known Gallery, LA

    Exhibition release for Artist Management Company SIMJEE Textor. KNOWN GALLERY: SEPTEMBER 14th – 28th, 2013 Known Gallery is proud to present Thanks for Nothing, an exhibition featuring new works by American artists Judith Supine and Alia Shawkat, and curated by Naheed Simjee (Simjee Textor). The exhibition will......

  • Rhapsody - Faith47

    Faith47: Stories on the Cityscape

    An artist profile written for the artist. Republished in Sawubona, South African Airways’ in-flight magazine, March 2013. Faith47 is a South African artist whose work has become part of the fabric of cities around the world. The beauty she finds in the brokenness of abandoned spaces resonates......