Design Operations Symposium 2023

Co-located with the Festival of Creative Operations, Creative Production Day and the Photo Studio Operations Forum


Liezl Zwarts


As a child, I fearlessly embraced army-army battles with the neighbourhood kids, even as the only girl facing the all-boys squad. Encouraged by my father's cherished poem, "The man who thinks
he can”.  

He instilled in me a belief that I could accomplish anything I set my mind to. 

The convergence of my mother's artistic spirit and my father's entrepreneurial mindset has made me a dreamer at heart and an eternal hustler. These qualities permeate my work as a photographer, where I have had the privilege of capturing campaigns for renowned brands such as Nike, Converse, H&M, and Polo, to name a few. 

Although my journey has taken me around the world (including living in New York for almost a decade), I remain steadfast in my South African roots, utilizing my art to illuminate the strength and resilience of women and men who have fought for their freedom.

Through my work, I strive to reveal the untold stories and profound beauty of the human form. 

Today, I live between New York and Johannesburg with my daughter, my partner, my two cats, Kristofferson and Ringo, and an absurd amount of house plants.


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What others say

It was a great opportunity to connect with others in different industries that relate to the same niche function.

Veronnica Krizek

A wonderful virtual opportunity to engage and connect with like-minded peers on a variety of topics relevant to the ever-changing landscape of Creative Ops. I really enjoyed this event and look forward to more in the future!

Molly Gallagher

HS Creative Ops events are educational and FUN! The generosity of time and expertise of the vendors and presenters is invaluable in helping us grow our business!

Claire Donnison
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