Mikasa Sonnenberg, Designer in Johannesburg, South Africa
Mikasa Sonnenberg

Designer in Johannesburg, South Africa

Member since January 24, 2019
Mikasa has over a decade of experience with branding—working on numerous startups from restaurants, clothing stores, sustainable businesses, and more. She has been a part of one of South Africa's largest financial institutions, Standard Bank, for more than five years working as one of the senior product designers creating designs for iOS, Android, and web products. She is meticulous and passionate and works with a user-centered design approach.
Mikasa is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Design Lead

    2013 - PRESENT
    Standard Bank
    • Worked as a UI and UX designer and was responsible for the insurance products (iOS and Android) including creating a fully digital claims process from beginning to end.
    • Designed a payback/settlement feature for motor and vehicle assets lending products.
    • Migrated an independent staff-facing, client management features into the digital banking platform for international offshore banking.
    • Worked with a team establishing the design system for the bank.
    • Ran multiple user tests including qualitative and quantitative, AB testing, and validation testing.
    • Led the design of a robust customer web platform.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, InVision, Sketch
  • Freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer

    2010 - 2013
    • Designed multiple brand identities resulting in branding and corporate guidelines.
    • Crafted print collateral including logo designs, color theories, packaging, and brochures.
    • Photographed food for Easyfood magazine based in Ireland.
    • Photographed and designed Jade Corporate Clothing's fashion brochure.
    • Worked on product, food, people, and travel photography,.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign


  • Diploma in Graphic Design
    2008 - 2010
    City Varsity - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Diploma in Photography
    2006 - 2008
    National College of Photography - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • High School Diploma in Arts
    2000 - 2004
    National School of the Arts - Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Professional Photography
    National College of Photography
  • Express Course
    JULY 2006 - PRESENT
    National College of Photography
  • Intermediate Course
    JUNE 2006 - PRESENT
    National College of Photography



Johannesburg, South Africa

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