Nthongwa Artz is a solution-driven, youth-owned, full-service signage company based in Welkom. We are a lean and dynamic creative team that prides itself on personalised attention.
Nthongwa Artz was established in 2017 when the talent and experience of two leading professionals in their fields were amalgamated. Founders Kenny Nthongwa and Mapuleng Kgomasera, with their extensive signage experience, are the heads of the creativity of Nthongwa Artz. Kenny Nthongwa holds two internationally recognized certificates of Adobe Illustrator 2015 and Adobe Photoshop 2015 both of which were acquired through Damelin Correspondence College. He also has NQF level 4 Information Technology (Technical Support) qualification along with a plethora of other short courses such as A+ and N+, Computer Application Technology, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Business Management Skills through a multitude of institutions such as the Small Enterprise Development Agency and Alumni of Centre for Entrepreneurship Business Incubation Programme. He also is an Entrepreneurship & Innovation graduate at the University of the Free State and had undergone several basic business management programmes with reputable entities such as National Empowerment Fund (NEF), Standard Bank Wallet Wise, KTMO, and lot more.
His experience in the signage and graphic design industry is monumental, with over 7 years of experience in this industry. He was previously a part of the design company, Jetline, as a junior graphic designer and was also a senior graphic designer at Core Brands, Free State, which is an advertising company that is situated in Welkom. At the end of his journey in the corporate industry, he was a graphic designer at Valos where he gained a lot of experience in sign making and business systems.
Mapuleng is an intuitive entrepreneur and innovator with over 5 years of experience in the advertising and signage industry. She has worked in various advertising companies in the Free State including Core Brands, free state and Goggle Media Wax before she joined forces with Kenny in starting this amazing signage firm in 2017.
Having grown exponentially since its inception, Nthongwa Artz has already been entrusted to enhance the brand awareness of some of the country’s largest Mining companies such as Harmony Gold Mine, Goldfields TVET College and having been appointed as an official service provider by Small Enterprise Development Agency to assist businesses to better position their corporate identities through marketing materials.
We can proudly state that we have won numerous awards in entrepreneurship and in our respective signage industry, to name the few we were honoured to take part in the entrepreneurial competition hosted by Department of Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA), it was a pitching competition. We won the 1st position at the DESTEA competition and came 2nd position in another competition called the sign Africa Speedwrap competition in 2018.
We leverage our beliefs from the adage that quality comes before quantity, and by harnessing talent we can pass on true value to our clients, both in our creative output as well as financially. To remain truly competitive, we believe we must be able to adapt in an ever-changing market and with these principles, deliver creative solutions that suit the individual needs of each client. With a wealth of experience on an array of brands, we offer a unique understanding of global design trends, allowing us to see beyond the obvious. See things that other people cannot. We’re a step ahead of the competition. The integrity of the creative process is essentially what drives us to lay the foundations for something different. We believe that not all problems are solved with design, and we are not afraid to look further afield for solutions. We don't recycle ideas. We believe every problem has its solution. We have a strong relationship with the brands we work with, which is driven by our relationship with our clients. We like to work hard because we are very passionate about what we do.
"Just imagine, we create"