about me

My name is Minki Pool and I live in the lazy but underestimated northern suburbs of Cape Town. I earn my rent at Design by Trick as a graphic and website designer who tries to keep abreast of what the hell is going on in the industry. At night I can be found writing, reading, watching movies, making patterns, making (and wearing) corsets, and playing horn among other things. I also drink a lot of tea. 

If you want to know even more about me, feel free to get in touch

design by Trick, graphic and website design agency in Cape Town, South Africa

I work here, at Design by Trick, a graphic and website design agency in Cape Town. I totally built the website!

table mountain on a stormy day with a rainbow.

The view from my place. Yes, that is Table Mountain behind the rainbow.



I write here. Mostly science fiction, but other stuff too…


I play some horn here at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre (goth outfit not compulsory…).


I make corsets. Sometimes I wear them.


I have a puppy (now a fully grown labrador)…


…and a nip-addicted demon cat.


I bake the most delicious red velvet cupcakes that you will ever taste. No, seriously. You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted these. Also purple lavender velvet and chocolate orange velvet.