Neliswa Mpungose

Neliswa Mpungose has found art and design due to her love for coffee, which is how she is changing the industry.

Neliswa Mpungose found inspiration by connecting two of her favourite things: coffee and design. The Johannesburg-based 22 year-old studied user experience design at the Interaction Design Foundation. She always had a love for people and their stories and now she is able exhibit that love through her work. 

The Purists is one of her most successful projects. It's a coffee-based concept that involved the illustrations of people and beans. Mpungose showcased many of her designs and in 2015, she won the Levi’s entrepreneur event as a guest speaker.

She shows no sign of stopping as she continues to build her portfolio and wants to bring attention to her projects by connecting the two industries that she loves.