hey you!

My name is Nandi and I’m an illustrator of sweet things, the Creative Director for Hey Gorgeous Skincare, a partner in Delicious Pixels Creative Agency, a photographer of dogs & gorgeous skincare products, a freelance designer, a squeezer of really, really big puppies & a lover of music & well-written copy!

It’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with pixel perfection, on point branding, typography & perhaps, if there is such a thing, too much pink.  Or too many flowers. Or too much leopard print.

I also love, in no particular order, my city, the long white beaches that wrap around it, peonies, shoes, shoes, shoes, adventures, helping my clients achieve beyond their dreams, deep conversations, stars, challenges, awesome projects, tickle fights, solving complex problems with elegantly simple solutions, Photoshop & of course, fat Newfie noses.

If you’ve got big dreams & a need for an awesome illustrator, please send me an email or find me on Facebook!


Unrestricted, imaginative, full backgrounds & details galore!
These portraits can be of anyone & any concept!


Unique, clean & versatile. Supplied in various formats with text & brand elements to kick start your business.


Add some happy to websites, social media & corporate stationery with sweet illustrated branding elements.


Pay discounted prices per character (person or animal) & have your own custom Nandi Appleby illustration for less!


Ever wondered how digital illustrations are created?
Interested to see how it works when you hire me?
Got questions about the process?

“Addictive! If I had to choose one word to describe Nandi Appleby illustrations. Once you get one… you just want more.

Nandi’s Illustrations makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you see them, she always makes you look beautiful and captures all the little details in the best way. Each piece is unique and just stunning!!! I WANT MORE.”

Desiré McMaster

“It’s rare to find an artist that can capture the sweet, silly, and slobbery giant that is the Newfie in such style! Nandi took images of my boy and created an adorable piece that truly captures his sweet spirit.

She was patient & communicative during the initial phase, and sent me updates as she worked. I loved being able to watch as my Finn became one of Nandi’s Newfs! Finn and I will definitely be back for more, thank you!”

Elizabeth Redmond

“Nandi never ceases to amaze me! Whether it is for my personal memories of my dogs, capturing memories for friends or creating masterpieces for my business, she does it all.

Her response time is quick and personal and each piece of her work, is a masterpiece. I have been a repeat client for years. She makes it easy, even though I am across the world in Canada!”

Joyce Kao

“Nandi so perfectly captured my sister and her kids (the furry ones). In spite of the miles between us (I’m in Virginia, USA) she made it easy to create a custom gift. She’s very intuitive – as if she’d met my sister! Been thinking about requesting another, since my sister has added another member to her family!”

Chris Hulbert-Rajab

“I am so thankful I found Nandi! It’s like I found someone to illustrate my thoughts and feelings and as a result, she’s been at my side working alongside me to rebrand my businesses.

She’s always very timely, generous, and accommodating to all my requests. I hope to be working with Nandi for many, many more years to come as we both grow our businesses!”

Holly Montgomery


Got an awesome idea you’d love me to work on? Why not send me a message & let me make magic for you? I also appreciate love notes, squishing dog requests, suggestions & good old fashioned gossip, so please do say hello. I’d love to hear from you!

Email: hello@nandiappleby.com

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A girl, three newfies in South Africa ♥ @nandiappleby