Ulrike Mieke, Freelance Illustration

Hello - my name is Ulrike Mieke, I’m a freelance Illustrator and Designer from South Africa currently living in the United Kingdom. Having grown up in a small town in the Karoo, drawing and painting has always been a part of my childhood, capturing the intimate moments of everyday life. It’s been my way of exploring and experiencing my surroundings. 

I offer services in branding, web design and bespoke illustration for weddings, editorial and private commissions. If you have a project in mind, I would love to hear all about it.


Bachelor in Visual Communication Design, Stellenbosch University 2014 - 2018

Certificate in Web design, University of Cape Town, 2019


Stellenbosch University 2018 

Ja magazine 2019  - View Article

Women of the City Blog 2020

Women of the City Article 2020 - View Article

Selected Clients

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"Ulrike has provided a number of designs and graphic work for us and has been very professional in her work. We were impressed with how well she interpreted our brief and the close attention she paid to the detail of the projects, as well as her up-to-date technical skills and creativity behind the designs. She was efficient and promptly responded to questions and changes we required, making it a pleasure to work with her time and again. We appreciated Ulrike’s efforts to keep communication lines open throughout the projects and making sure that she was still aligned with our vision for the design. We will happily recommend her." - Lizane Fuzy, Stellenbosch University, Project: Apparel Designs

Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and kindness in designing so many items for our centenary celebrations. I am so grateful to you and your work is beautiful." - William Pringle, Union High, Project: Stationary Design

"Ulrike is a fantastic designer and illustrator she is quick, efficient and able to create visually exactly what we wanted. If you value high quality work delivered on time Ulrike is someone who I'd recommend!" - Sergio Kulikovsky, Project: Apparel Designs

"From the very first email exchange you exceeded our expectations. You fully understood our brief and captured exactly what we were looking for. Your advice throughout the process was invaluable and at the end of the day, what is often a tedious process became a fun exercise.


You explained aspects without resorting to website jargon and your suggestions always kept our budget in mind. The end result is a website that exactly meets our requirements, has already enhanced our business substantially and adds value to our brand. We could never have achieved this without your expertise. We really have appreciated you being there for us after launch date and your continued interest in our company is greatly appreciated.


We look forward to our continued relationship with Ulrike& Mieke and will without doubt make use of your company in the future." - Mike Campleman, MC2 Home Renovations & Maintenance, Project: Web Design

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