About us

About Us

Who we are, What we do

We’re a multidisciplinary studio, experienced in all things design.

Fuge took flight on 1 March 2008 from Johannesburg, South Africa with a husband and wife team, creative and hungry with a vision to make the world functionally prettier. Over the years we’ve shaped long-lasting relationships with clients, grown our portfolio, skill and team, and Fuge has established itself as a niche and bespoke design agency known for exceptional quality design, strategic thinking & business consulting. Our studio is filled with pens and notepads, apple devices and half-drunk coffee cups, earphones and music, phones a-buzz and every now and again a studio dog barking. It’s (re)Fuge.

We’re a team of creatives. Professional in corporate environments but a bit weird and wonderful in front of our Apple screens. Our in-house team are masters at their craft and we collaborate with a skilled team of specialists as and when the need arises.

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Elben Shaw

Co-Founder/ Managing Director

Elben is skilled in building brands, products and experiences from the ground up. With a background in all things digital, his strength lies in UX/UI design, project and operational management and conceptual design. He has a love for new tech, continuously educating himself on the latest trends and is truly a peoples person.

Anri Shaw

Co-Founder / Creative Director

Anri is a brand specialist and her sweet spot lies in graphic design and illustration. Working with a multiple of brands in different genres has given her the ability to understand difficult business concepts and simplifying them through design. She lives within her own creative chaos but is a perfectionist in project execution.


Building specialist teams

To keep overheads low but ROI high, we pull in resources from a variety of creatives such as designers, illustrators, copywriters, photographers, videographers, programmers, voice-over artists, printers etc. We have the skill and resources either in-house or through collaborative relationships to complete each project with ease.

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What our clients say

We thrive on client feedback – we learn from it, grow, adjust and it motivates us to keep on creating joy.

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We have had the privilege of working with Fuge since 2011, and during this time they have positioned themselves as a trusted business partner and a true brand ambassador for our company. From championing our corporate identity to assisting us on international creative design projects for our large corporate clients, their professionalism, creativity and ability to effectively communicate a message is remarkable. Above all, they are true to their brand promise … in creating joy!

Trevor Hartley
- LeadStrong Co-Founder

Fuge is exceptional! They are creative, honest, diligent and a must for any business!!

Wilhelm Botes
- Owner JW Botes Inc

“It’s not often you get to work with people as creative as Fuge that is A-type as they are! They are not only uber-talented aesthetically, but also incredible to work with - organised, efficient, strategic, intelligent.  A real pleasure.”

Joanne Smollan 
- Wallnut Office: Standard Bank Wealth and Investment

“We have been partnering with Fuge Design since 2013 which has been such a blessing to our company. The investment spent on the artwork and website paid returns within 3 months after “going live”. Their high quality of work and super friendly service continue to fruit every day.

Leander Vosloo
- Owner: Berries for Africa

Fuge has the ability to see the full picture, when all I have is a vague idea. Always keeping my budget in mind, creative, innovative...

I’ll always come back for more of the joy!

Chris Griffiths
- Owner: Bakesure



What’s in a name?

From the word Refuge: The state of being safe or sheltered from danger, or difficulty.

Psalm 91: “He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge.”

From Latin fugare “to put to flight”.