about us

It is a pleasure to give you an introduction to our studio.

Studio Shelf is a Cape Town based consultancy that collaborates with its clients to create tailored solutions to design challenges. Its core strength is to translate complex ideas into effective design solutions; creating brands, annual reports, spaces, websites and more.

Studio Shelf has had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of sectors including retail, finance, fashion, government and luxury.

Its vision of delivering brilliance, value and logic guides the team from concept through to final implementation, and the ability to deliver turnkey solutions ensures ease of business.
Lourina Lillie is an internationally recognised, multi-disciplinary designer with a knack for problem solving.

She has been involved with big brands since the beginning of her career in 2004 when she worked for advertising agency FCB in Johannesburg. After 2 years of advertising work she decided to specialise in branding and joined one of South Africa’s leading local branding agencies, HKLM. Needing to be more closely involved with the business of design Lourina joined Fandam Studio, a highly specialised branding and design studio in Johannesburg.

In 2009 Lourina was accepted for a cross-disciplinary spatial design Master’s programme at the prestigious Central St Martins College, University of the Arts, London. For her Master’s thesis she co-founded a design consultancy in the east end of London. The consultancy offered free design services to local businesses and was open for three months. Lourina graduated top of her class comprising students from all over the world.

During her time in London she co-founded Studio Shelf. The studio has been going from strength to strength.