Penzil Advertising is a small home-based graphic design studio which started in June 2005. With around 30 years of experience, Kerry is an established and diverse designer. Kerry’s career started at Bell Equipment in their marketing department, designing in-house and exhibition materials which included promotional items and planning for various marketing events and shows. From there she moved to Sylko Paper in Durban where she gained experience in packaging and designing gift wrap. After enjoying the world of travel, Kerry settled back into graphics at a design studio in Pietermaritzburg, and then finally starting her own business.
Her portfolio base has ranged from corporate work to packaging, promotional banners and stickers, and lots of publishing which she really enjoys and has produced her own coffee table books, with some friends, on the Drakensberg. Publishing is hard work but very rewarding. She has also been involved in a bit of photography and directs photography for one of her clients, although this is enjoyable she prefers to hand it onto a friend who is a professional photographer and videographer. With knowledge of graphics also comes the knowledge of print as most material needs to be printed, so advice can be given and this enables Kerry to see a job done from beginning to end. Clients are not only locally based, many are further afield and some are even international.
Over the years there have been once off jobs and some are long-standing jobs, no matter whether they are big or small the commitment to each client and job is the same, paying attention to detail, giving more than what is expected and producing a product that is well received.
Kerry loves working from home, meeting her clients and having the freedom to enjoy her family and friends, garden and outdoors.