Jeanne-loïs van der Merwe

The Dreamer

"Just a dog? Porthos dreams of being a bear, and you want to shatter those dreams by saying he's just a dog? What a horrible candle-snuffing word. That's like saying, 'He can't climb that mountain, he's just a man,' or 'That's not a diamond, it's just a rock...' Just."
- J.M. Barrie, Finding Neverland.

So the question wasn't IF, or even how, where or when. Rather, the question was whether I was going to say a resounding yes to my adventure. And thus marks the birth of Granny the Wolf Creative.

Ryno Bakkes

The Realist

Many creative fields are easily underestimated to be a tad "pie in the sky" or abstract, but we want to rectify this notion by ensuring that we are always on the same page with the client. Apart from the artistic side, we consider strategic aptness and corporate common sense to be as important in the industry. This recipe means that we don't only deliver a creative product but will produce a professional business outcome too.

We believe that creativity reaches its ultimate worth when fashioned through the collaboration of a few creative minds put together. For this reason we are proud to have an innovative group of experts who we deem invaluable associates. We want to deliver nothing short of the best product and thus only make use of the finest brands, service providers and artisans.

Creative Thinking

What we offer

Granny the Wolf is a creative agency offering a suite of creative thinking and services, focusing on four main areas of expertise:

- Décor and Styling for events, magazine shoots and interior projects
- Weddings and Events
- Media Relations
- Corporate Films, PR and Copywriting
- Brand Architecture ( Combining the creative and corporate elements in crafting a brand identity. )

It's in the name

Where does it come from

Peculiar name you might say…("granny wat" vra my pa - die naam vat nog steeds nie lekker op die tong nie – hoekom nou so naam?) My thought is that you should see in the name whatever significance you deem fit. Take what it means to you – whatever crazy - innovative - idea is trapped in your imagination and dying to come out.

For me, Granny the Wolf denotes a perfect balance in style and design created by seemingly opposite components. When these contrasting pieces are specifically styled to be co-dependent, they give rise to each other. The one makes the other more exquisite… And I just love the beauty in that – where harmony is formed and a greater whole created than when they were apart.

So, Granny the Wolf is my La toile de l'artiste to share what inspires me and to live a
creative life.