Marian Bantjes is a Designer, typographer, writer and illustrator working internationally from her base on a small island off the west coast of Canada, near Vancouver. She is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), and regularly speaks about her work and thoughts at conferences and events worldwide.
Her career spans 3 stages: she worked a book typesetter from 1984-1994: she co-founded and ran a graphic design studio, Digitopolis, from 1994-2003; and since 2003 she has work on her own as a designer/artist/letterer. It is this latter work for which she has become internationally known.
Describing herself as a Graphic Artist, working primarily with custom type and ornament, Bantjes' highly personal, obsessive and sometimes strange graphic work has brought her international recognition and fame as a world-class visual designer. Bantjes is known for her detailed and lovingly precise vector art, obsessive hand work, patterning and highly ornamental style.