Welcome to Farm Design

We grow ideas.

Farm Design is a multi-disciplinary creative agency established in 2003.

The company is headed by the design duo Elsabe Gelderblom and Kathy Page Wood, specialising in graphic design and event design respectively. The agency takes on a wide variety of projects and has the rare opportunity to integrate experience and expertise from a number of fields into one complete offering.

What we do / Services

Farm Design has a small core team with an extensive network of professional partners that enable us to deliver on our ideas. These partners range from translators, editors and copywriters to carpenters, audiovisual technicians and security providers.

GRAPHIC DESIGN & MARKETING

  • CORPORATE IDENTITY
    Design of logos and all the elements that go into a corporate identity.
  • MARKETING COLLATERAL
    All the materials you need to promote your ideas or business – from brochures and posters, to clothing and promotional gifts.
  • BOOK DESIGN AND TYPESETTING
    From designing covers to typesetting books and reports including creation of diagrams, graphs and other info graphics.
  • DISPLAY AND EXHIBITION
    From the design and production of exhibition spaces and the interiors of shops to the display systems at point-of-sale.
  • WEB AND EXPERIENCE DESIGN
    Creating the user experience for apps and the web, coding sites and all electronic communications.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
    People, packs, locations and editorial photography and retouching.
  • UX/UI
    Designing the user experience and interaction for apps

EVENT DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

  • CONCEPT
    Designing the complete experience for your guests
  • DÉCOR
    Everything you need to turn a cold and impersonal event space into the welcoming and stylish space to entertain your guests and communicate your organisation’s message.
  • FLORAL DESIGN
  • CATERING & BAR
  • SECURITY
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • AUDIO VISUAL
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT
  • BREAKDOWN SERVICES

Event design

Bespoke event design and co-ordination

Farm Design Events focusses on creating high-profile events of all kinds. Farm Design Events has done intimate dinners for ten, beer festivals for thousands and welcome cocktail and gala dinners for hundreds, children’s parties and golfing events. There is nothing too big or too small.

Kathy Page Wood is the driving force behind Farm Design Events. Always on trend, innovative and resourceful, Kathy adds style to any event.

Having reliable partners, and a lot of resources, is the key to being able to scale up our services when you are creating an event for a thousand people.

Fresh concepts

We add an important ingredient to your event – creative flair and picture perfect execution. We can work with you to develop your theme into a cohesive look and feel that strengthens your message or brand. Our aim is to create lifelong memories for your guests.

Tailormade design

Every event we produce is unique – from the menu cards to floral arrangements, striking lighting to furnishing and food stations. We work to your particular needs and within your budget.

Experience counts

Farm Design events is the preferred supplier to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). CTICC choose to work with us because we deliver what we promise, on time, every time.

Celebrating Cape Town

We love our city and have our finger on the pulse of what is hot and happening. We can source the most suitable entertainment, be it traditional African, jazz or classical, to complement your event and entertain your guests.

The love of food

We love working with the best chefs to design a menu unique to the event and because we “eat with our eyes”, to present this integral part of entertaining in the most delectable way.

We never say no

No job too big or small. Whatever the brief, we deliver.

Graphic Design

Farm Design provides creative, marketing, design and publication services to a wide range of clients – from large corporate clients to entrepreneurial startups, and to non-profit organisations.

We have decades of experience producing communication, advocacy and marketing materials such as annual reports, publications, brochures, books, flyers, posters, banners and other print media items. In addition, we are equally at home producing electronic publications. We strive to remain abreast of latest developments in software and digital media.

We are also equipped with portable photographic studio equipment suitable for location shooting, pack shots or portraits.

Apart from providing excellent editing, design, layout, and publication production services, we also have the ability to see the bigger picture and find solutions that address the strategic, rather than merely tactical, needs of the company’s clients.

Life on the Farm

Our studio and warehouse are situated in Cape Town, high up on the slopes of Devil’s Peak and overlooking the Cape Town harbour. Our clients and associates are all over the world.

We are surrounded by lots of pets, three dogs, two cats and tropical fish. Our garden is planted with indigenous Cape Fynbos and hundreds of Clivias. We also grow succulents (various species of Aloe) which regularly get used in event décor and replanted!

So, what is in the name?

We’d rather be farming than designing, but you have to make a living!

Seriously, we love growing ideas.