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I’ve built Visual 8 as a nimble creative studio with a flexible structure that allows for solid collaboration with other industry specialists. In this way, I’m better equipped to develop great creativity that’s centred around the clients’ needs.

I’m personally involved in producing the best creative work and offering valuable advice throughout the process. My network of professionals is a mix of both creative and critical thinkers with collective experience in the disciplines of print, digital and advertising media.

As technology becomes increasingly influential, the boundaries of traditional marketing need to stretch and evolve and multi-channel marketing campaigns should be carefully thought out to match the goals and objectives of the brand.

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I founded Visual 8 in 2006 as a platform for my personal growth and it has proven to be far more than that. A design studio is a hub of activity and no two days are the same. Keeping the momentum requires unwavering determination, conviction and a hint of maternal madness.

Design thinking, by profession, offers a different way of working however, keeping the strategic framework of the design process in check is my key role at visual 8. As owner, creative director and marketer I ensure the consistently high standard of work across all projects as well as the daily running of my business.

visual 8 is a service-based business. What I personally offer our clients is a wealth of experience in the advertising industry. I am hands-on when it comes to logo design, branding, design for print and digital media, advertising and marketing collateral.

Claudia Folgore-McLellan – Founder & Owner at Visual 8

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  • “We have used the services of Visual 8 to develop the branding in some of our Subsidiary companies to great effect.
    The work is clean, effective and powerful. I would recommend that you restrain from asking Mrs. Folgore-Mclellan for too many conceptual options as it complicates the process of choosing something as important as a brand or message. We have learned to go with and action Claudia’s gut feel and found both satisfaction and success.”

    Paul Levy (Sales Director at C. Steinweg Bridge (Pty) Ltd.)

  • “Visual 8 did a great job in designing our logo to the exact specification that we had asked for. The designs were so good (actually excellent) that we had difficulty in selecting one out of them. The end result is quite stunning for the price we paid.”

    Dustin Clowes (Financial Manager at Oremin)

  • “Visual 8 has been consulting with us for approximately two years to date. Throughout, we have found their thinking to be creative and objective. Claudia remains focused on the subject at hand and is prepared to listen and quickly understand what is required. Visual 8 wastes little time in providing creative alternatives and an obvious pride is taken in whatever project they undertake. We remain confident that, as matters stand, we will be using Visual 8’s services well into the future.”

    Jon Adams (Founder of The Power Company (2010))

  • “My name is Edward the owner of brand called Chemfresh and I would like to thank visual 8 for the excellent work done to my brand and for Claudia the lady behind visual 8 I respect you for understanding my needs and translate it in printing I thank you.”

    Eddie Moshole (Owner at Ebinter Traiding & Projects)

  • “We would like to express our complete satisfaction with your service/product to date. Your relationship with the various Elite employees over the past years has been one of trust, good and efficient service and tested competitive pricing. Keep it up Visual 8!”

    John Simpson (Former Managing Director at Elite Cleaning Solutions)

  • “Claudia designed a personal identity for me and I was most impressed by the quality of her work, the number of options she presented and the final suite of options I was sent so that I can use the identity in different ways. I would highly recommend her design services!”

    Kimon Phitidis (Director at Social Innovations)

  • “Visual 8’s work has always been professional and proficient. We would recommend Claudia for top class corporate design”

    Craig Utermark (CEO at Atmosphere Orange & Commodum)

  • “I have known Claudia at Visual 8 for 6 years and she has worked in my creative team, consulting us and advising us in our Cosmetics company, Chrissanthie Cosmetics on a regular basis. Claudia has been a trusted member of our team who understands the company’s vision and brand. Visual 8’s designs are always beautiful and apt. She works to deadlines and is easy to communicate with. Claudia interprets our needs perfectly. I have no hesitation recommending Visual 8 to anybody.”

    Dr Chrissie Cockinos (CEO at Chrissanthie Cosmetics)

  • “From a client’s point of view, having a new logo designed for your young company is a delicate process: you want your logo to be unique, distinctive, unparalleled, instantly recognisable and simply perfect. Handling such a process requires skill and tact from the designer, who not only has to deal diplomatically with client sensibilities and fickleness, but also has to provide guidance on a process that starts off open-ended and could end up going anywhere. Visual 8 has done an excellent job in handling the design process for Blinds Express. In terms of your thoroughness of preparation, your responsiveness to requests for changes and modifications as well as your turnaround speed, they have provided outstanding service. We’d like to thank you for the work you’ve done and unreservedly recommend Visual 8 to anyone who needs professional graphic design work done quickly and to the highest standards.”

    Dr John Endres (Managing Director at Blinds Express)

  • “I would like to recommend Claudia/Visual 8 to anyone who would like to brand their business. Claudia listened carefully to my needs and came back with some gorgeous designs. The only part of the process that was difficult was choosing the best of the best. Her designs are unique and eye catching. I love my logo and corporate identity that she has created. Claudia has continued to help with my business branding needs and I am always impressed. People comment on my signage and branding all the time.“

    Nicole Levy (Nicole Levy Optometrists Inc.)