Rob has over 15 years experience in a variety of styles as an illustrator, designer and cartoonist, specializing in traditional as well as digital media, such as Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Corel Painter, Coreldraw 16 and Artrage Pro 3.
He is involved in the illustration of readers & educational books for children & adults, for publishers such as Oxford Universality Press, MacMillan Publishers, Pearson Publishers and more. Cartooning to advertising, gaming and fantasy character conception to editorial artwork ... it is all supplied to the client's briefing demands.
I am a freelance illustrator based in Cape Town, a suitably inspiring setting for anyone in the creative industry. Since childhood, I have always had an appreciation for art; especially the illustrations found in picture books.
To this day a pencil is seldom out of my hand. However when the time came, I decided to formalize my training by studying Graphic Design at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Woodstock. This gave me a solid understanding of the techniques employed to illustrate material in both traditional and digital media such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter. In this way I produce both pixel and vector based artwork.
I use a variety of styles, mostly realistic but I am also capable of creating more decorative illustrations. While I am content to produce art in more traditional styles, I like to try my hand at anything new. This challenges me to develop my skills as an artist. I believe one can never practice or know too much as there is always room for growth. Over the past two years I have illustrated a variety of text books, children’s books and magazines. When not painting and drawing I am either outdoors or thinking of my next art project.
I am an illustrator, and have recently completed a one year internship at Am I Collective. While working at Am I collective, I have learnt to paint digitally. Before this I worked almost only by hand and just did my touch ups in Photoshop.
I am a resourceful and imaginative professional with experience ranging from gallery administration to design for advertising.
Nick L’Ange is a Cape-Town based freelance illustrator with an adaptable and flexible style, although his specialty lies in cartoons and comic book style illustration.
He spent his high school years studying fine arts and design at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Upon matriculating he moved down to Cape Town and enrolled at Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT, but left to pursue an alternative career in music and sound engineering by studying at City Varsity.
However, the scratchy song of the pencil is forever in his heart, and graphite his bones, digital paint his blood!
Upon completing his sound engineering studies he landed a job at Strika Entertainment, where he worked as a full time illustrator for five years, working on projects for clients such as Caltex-Chevron, MTN, Eskom, SARS and African Bank.
In 2010 he made the move to full-time freelancer, doing jobs for clients such as Heinemann, Maskew-Miller Longman, and Macmillan, as well as a variety of jobs such as storyboarding for TV, and poster design for NGO community uplift projects.
His services include book and magazine illustration, storyboards, designs and layouts, concept art, character design, portraits and caricatures.
However, no stretch of the imagination is too far, and if you name it, Nick L’Ange will draw it for you!
Karen enjoys illustrating in a diverse range of artwork styles, from realistic to styled, depending on the clients needs.
She graduated with a National Higher Diploma in Graphic Design (specialising in illustration). Her career started as a graphic designer, followed by book designer and computer graphics lecturer.
Karen's work has been commissioned both locally and abroad. Clients include: Hodder (UK), McGraw-Hill and Ibis Publishing (Australia), Oxford University Press, Maskew Miller Longman – Pearson Southern Africa, Heinemann Publishers, True Love and Intelligence Total Business Magazines and Jupiter Drawing Room. She has illustrated packaging artwork for Design Oval (Vi-Daylin and Mr Pritt), Moutia Rum and Educational card games for Cambridge University Press (Keys to Learning).
Karen's work is discussed and featured in a book entitled; Best Practice: The Pros on Adobe Photoshop written by Toni Toland published by Delmar Learning, New York (2006) and in SA Art Times (July 2010).
She currently works as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and fine artist.
Artwork can be delivered on CD or sent electronically.
After finishing AAA school of Advertising in 2003, I landed an internship at The Jupiter Drawing Room JHB, where I ended up working as a junior designer for 2 years. Clients included Discovery Health, Planet Fitness and Weleda natural remedies. Mostly branding, BTL campaigns, type-setting and illustration.
In January 2006 I moved to London and managed to get freelance work with Firedog Design for 3 months. They took me on permanently after that and I worked there until April 2007. Clients included BBC, DJ Download.com, and Liquid Telecom. Mostly branding, illustration, flash animation and web usability.
Following a month long retreat in Costa Rica in May 2007, I returned to South Africa, where I have been freelancing as a designer / illustrator. My clients have included Blue Moon Customised Communications (Absa, FNB, SAB, Discovery Health, SAMA Awards, Airports Company South Africa, Eskom and Sasol), It's A Go (Doctors Without Borders, Southpaw Solutions), and Iris London (Sony Ericsson).
Recent projects I've been involved in include visual strategy maps for corporate education and awareness, internal campaign identities and concept / storyboard art.
My goal is simply to keep honing my interpretive and illustrative skills, as to create ever more arresting visual communications through print and digital media.