David Jackson graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Master of Fine Art Degree in 1995.
He has produced work for advertising agencies, publishers and design companies.
His favored medium is linework, produced with ink, scraperboard/scratchboard and Photoshop.
Clients include Ogilvy & Mather, TBWA, BBDO, The Jupiter Drawing Room, Knopf, Bloomsbury, and Walker Books.
My story will sound like any other artist who is passionate about art. It was something I always wanted to do since I was a child. While the other boys played rugby I would bend over my paper with a pencil in my hand.
I am still bent over my art using my Wacom Intuos 5 tablet instead of pencils. I can not stop myself creating pictures!!! It is my drug...
I do most of my art in the digital format, using Photoshop as my main machine for illustrations. For my 3D art I employ Blender to craft some of my more tangible characters and concepts.
I love creating the unknown and unseen. Creating a creature, object or world from scratch must be one of the most rewarding activities out there.
From the age of a toddler I started drawing and designing cars and to this day have never stopped. I also knew that when I grew up, I would have a career in drawing.
One day in 1979 when I was sketching portraits in Cavendish Square, Brian Searle Tripp approached me and and saw my car sketches and offered me a job to work on the Volkswagen account at Rightfords, Searle Tripp, Makin. And that was my entry into advertising.
Current work includes just completing my first job designing and publishing HeartBeat magazine [S.A. music publication].
I have been with Sparx Media for the last 5 years.
Clive also uses: Indesign, Dreamweaver, Adobe Bridge, Luxology Modo 401 and Maxon Cinema 4D V10.1 (for 3D modeling & rendering), Poser 7 & Daz Studio (for 3D characters), Bryce 6 (for 3D landscapes), Freehand MX and Corel Painter X.
Clayton matriculated at Pretoria Boys High, where he won the annual art prize 3 times. He studied at the University of Pretoria, doing (BA) FA Information Design.
He worked in various advertising agencies in the early 90's under creative directors such as Francois de Villiers and Hein Botha, (their biggest accounts being M-Net and the Post Office) Clayton worked in various retail advertising agencies with clients such as Top CD and Dial-A-Movie, as well as working in tourism companies - Info Africa and IT companies - Infinity Endless Rewards.
He worked in industrial design and engineering firms in the late 90's whereby he designed world class military vehicles for the Jordanian Armed Forces, Land Rover UK, MAN Germany and the Chinese Police, he was involved in the styling and aesthetics. Clayton won the 2004 SABS DISA award for a product called 'Pro Aim' golf training glasses, which was endorsed by Tiger Woods' coach Butch Harmon in America.
Clayton currently runs Sprint Design, a company specializing in illustration, graphic design and printing, web design and development, advertising and industrial design. He also lectures in illustration techniques from marker rendering, instructional imaging and photoshop to 2nd and 3rd year students at the University of Pretoria.
He was also coveted as one of the top 50 students to have left the University of Pretoria since the design departments inception, an exhibition was held for these chosen 50, 2 well know names in the exhibition were Carol Boyes and coveted art director Francois de Villiers.
My name is Emmanuel (Manu) . I was born in the DRC, and left when I was ten to live in Zambia with my father, where I lived for 18 years.
I now live in Johannesburg, South Africa. I can speak close to 7 languages including English and French. When I am not drawing I love socialising, watching or playing soccer and taking long walks.
From my earliest days of drawing, I fell in love with Japanese Anime after watching shows like the Fist of the North Star, Saint Seiya, Ranma and Dragon Ball Z.
Later on I was introduced to the work of Capcom, Walt Disney Animations and Pixar Animation. My work is currently heavily influenced by the styles of Joe Madureira, J Scott Campbell, Randy Green, Skottie Young, Gez Fry, Loopydave and Jeffery ‘Chamba’ Cruz whom are also my favourite artists.
I love all aspects of illustration from doodling, pencilling & inking, lettering and colouring. My tools are 3H pencils, A4 bond paper, scanner, Inkscape and Adobe Photoshop.
I'm always glad to network, offer advice and accept advice or criticism from individuals from all around the planet.
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.