Santana Graphix is a company built on a dream of changing the face of design in South Africa. We place high value on our clients and view them as the pillars of our company.
All our services are tailor-made to meet your communication needs in an innovative, yet cost-effective way to ensure the highest return on your investment. We believe that this, combined with our quick turn-around times and personal attention will ensure full customer satisfaction. Have a look at our online portfolio to get an idea of what we have done.
Chantel Santana is the founder of the Santana Graphix. Coming from a family of well-known fashion designers, Chantel has been exposed to creative thinking all her life. Fuelled by her passion for the creative process, she ensures that Santana Graphix operates at a level where perspiration is the benchmark and inspiration is the mould.
Founder & Managing Director
Chantel Santana is the founder and managing director of Santana Graphix, a boutique design studio situated in Northriding, Randburg. Santana finally took the leap of faith and officially opened the doors to Santana Graphix in February 2007, after she was unable to continue to manage the deluge of private work she was undertaking at night and over weekends.
With a solid background in design and fine arts, Santana also exhibits a natural love for and understanding of people. This magically translates and affords her the ability to conceptualise and transfer to paper, the exacting needs of her exclusive clientèle base.
Chantel Santana Coming from a family of well-known fashion designers, Chantel has been exposed to creative thinking all her life. Fuelled by her passion for the creative process, she ensures that Santana Graphix operates at a level where perspiration is the benchmark and inspiration is the mould.
It was Santana’s maternal grandmother who inspired her to work hard and stay true to her creative dream. Well-known as ‘Madam Lisica’, Santana’s grandmother had an astonishing talent as a dress designer. Says Santana, “I was very close to my grandmother. She encouraged me to keep on creating and stay within the field of design, even though fashion wasn’t my forte.”
Santana Graphix is a company built on Chantel’s passion for Graphic design and the incredible effect it has when used correctly, Says Santana, “I love meeting a new client and getting behind their vision, passion and drive for their company. My work gives me the ability to give there company a face to the public that just by an image shows the public who they are. Their passion, expertise and what that product can do for the public. My dream is to make a difference by changing the face of design in South Africa. To inspire young South African’s to pursue their Talents and Passions by becoming entrepreneur’s to run successful businesses and to take that step of confidence to be the best version of their work that they can be, We place high value on our clients and view them as the pillars of our company. “
A Jack of All Trades
Santana Graphix specializes in graphic design specific to below- and above-the-line campaigns and inclusive of the development of logo and corporate identities, advertising, outdoor mediums, website design, printing, as well as custom-made, 3D, one-off invitations for any occasion.
Expounds Santana, “I wear many hats on any given day. My core focus is design work, although I am also responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, which includes managing client relationships; traffic control of incoming and outgoing project work; supervision of printing jobs; deliveries; financial management and more. However, I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love the control that owning my own business affords me. To make sure my clients are fully satisfied with the work I offer. To be apart of the journey as the businesses grows and changes and to be apart of it is what inspires me to keep at it.”
Santana has so many creative juices constantly on the boil, that naturally; these spill out over weekends and during her spare time through the following pet projects: decoupage, mosaic, painting, interior decorating, sewing and more. Concludes Santana, “I simply love creating beautiful things.”
Santana has received an award in 2001 for being the winner of a competition to Redesign South Africa’s currency by the South African Reserve Bank and Bank Note Society of South Africa.