Kobie / Koba Graduated from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2013 with a National Diploma in Graphic Design. She is currently completing an Honours degree at the University of Stellenbosch, specializing in Illustration. Her expertise include graphic design, children’s book illustration & art direction.
Whenever I’m scrolling through Instagram and I happen to come accross Koba Nieuwoudt‘s little GIF animations I can’t help but smile. They capture those little bolts of emotions we all have so perfectly! Don’t you just ever run around in shorts and sox (no bra girls!) and just swing your bum around because you can? I do! Speaking of bums, the naked bum swing just makes me think of Hannah (Lena Dunham) in Girls. It must be my absolute favourite. Koba’s work is fun and light hearted and most definitely a must follow to make your browsing so much nicer!
It makes me so excited when people explore GIF’s beyond the realm of memes. I’ve raved about it here, when I wrote about the cinemagraphs Andrew and Carissa Gallo make with beautiful landscapes and ghostly figures.
Her illustrations are just as wonderful and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of those cushions that seem to be in production. I’ve added my favourites (basically all of them) for you to smile over. Kobie thank you for making me want to silly dance like it’s the 80’s! Looking forward to your next one!
All images in this post are copyright of Koba Design and Illustration.