Candace di Talamo is a South African artist and illustrator who once-upon-a-time, in the prenatal era, created special effects for films in London. She moved to Cape Town with a babe on her hip and a quirky idea for a business. The definition of kink is a short tight twist, a quirk, an imperfection and a clever unusual way of doing something.

Kink Ink designs reflect Candace's personality, off-centre (to the left, to the left), with a dash of dark humour and a large pinch of sass. She creates all the artwork by hand, working with black ink and brushes, and incorporating other mixed media. The finished artworks are then transferred to Photoshop, where she gets them print-ready.

Candace lives in Hout Bay with two kids, two dogs, three cats and a lumberjack.