I completed my degree in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria in 2006, after which I worked in the creative industry before pursuing further studies.
I recently completed a Master of Philosophy degree in Illustration, at the University of Stellenbosch.
My work predominantly consists of mixed media. I enjoy working with expressive line work, texture and collage elements.
Clients for illustrative work include MacMillan Publishers and Happy Artworks among others.
Sean has been in the graphic design and illustration business for over 25 years.
Over the years he has been involved with a number of Design Agencies producing illustrations for packaging, advertising and Publications.
Sean also works as a designer, producing all forms of design for print and electronic media with lots of blue chip companies under his belt.
• Ad Campaign Design • Annual Reports • Book Cover Design | Posters • Package Design • Product Labels • Brochures • Presentation Folders
• Postcard Design • Flyer Design • Publication Design • Magazines & Newspaper Ads • Newsletters
Sean studied Fine Art at Natal Technikon with an emphasis on painting and drawing.
If you ask me what my most memorable childhood memory is, I would have to answer, children books. Books like 'Cat in the Hat' by Dr Seus and 'My Bruin Beer Bennie'.
I have to confess that I was not one of those children that sat still while my mom read to me, instead I would entertain myself for hours as I studied the bright colours of the drawings. This was where I fell in love with pictures.
Illustration has always been my passion and my creative outlet.
I studied Graphic Design at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, where I recieved my BA in Applied Design.
After completing my studies in 2008, I worked for a small design studio in Paarl, before opening my own studio in March 2011. I decided that my studio would not just specialise in graphic design and web development but also my true passion, illustration.
Karen was born in East London, moved to Pretoria and then to Pietersburg (now Polokwane). She moved back to Pretoria in 2008 where she attended Pro Arte Alphen Park and began studying Art.
In 2001, Karen moved to Port Elizabeth after school and studied graphic design at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Originally PE Tech), completing a BTech in Graphic Design in 2005. She began lecturing in graphic design at Edu-City College and also began studing a BA HSS (psychology) in 2006.
In 2007 Karen moved back to Gauteng where she worked as a flash developer for a year in the IT industry, designing animations for slot machine tickers. In 2008 she started lecturing in graphic design again at the Midrand Graduate Institute. She left MGI at the end of 2010 and went to work on the cruise ships for six months doing temporary tattoos. She did a tattoo course in December 2010 and now does tattoos occasionally in her spare time.
Karen is currently working for Hartwood Digital Print Shop in Midrand as a graphic designer. Throughout her career she has continued to draw and paint, specialising in commissioned portraiture. She plans to return to MGI to lecture and further her studies.
She also works in InDesign/Freehand/Quark and Flash as well as gouache, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink, watercolour, oil, charcoal and pastel.
My name is Karen Vermeulen and I'm a freelance illustrator living and working in Cape Town.
I like working with watercolours, my mac or just doodling with a ball point pen. I've been drawing pictures my whole life but have only been getting paid for it for the last 8 years or so. But really I do it because I love it.
My illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, on greeting cards, t-shirts, mugs, chocolates as well as on numerous wedding invites. Some of my clients include Lapa publishers, Fairlady magazine, Woolworths and Stuff for Africa.
When I'm not busy drawing or painting I work in advertising as a freelance art-director.
A versatile illustrator in a wide variety of styles, Sandy most enjoys producing work for the childrens’ and youth market.
Her conceptual ability and warm, humourous artwork is much sought after. She works on fiction and educational books, kids magazines, posters and educational aids, puzzles and games, kids music cd’s, promotional material, packaging and advertising.