Nicholas has a background in advertising and film direction so has a clear understanding of end usage. He specalises in storyboards and illustration.
Born in Rustenburg, I grew up on misson stations in the bush. I hated school, started drawing teachers and church elders in my hymnbook and later polititians.
I matriculated at the German School in Pretoria, went to a kibbutz in Israel, then did a diploma in Fine Art at Wits Tech in Johannesburg . I studied Graphic design at the AAA School of Advertising and moved on to be an editorial cartoonist for 10 years at Beeld, Citizen and Daily Dispatch.
I took a 2 year break from cartooning to work for Stephen Klein Design studio as workshop manager, doing 3d off the wall commissions, before joining the Citizen.
I love designing and making things with my hands. My workshop and my powertools are my paradise, but I always need that balance between 2d and 3d, drawing people and especially faces.
I live with my wife and 2 daughters in Cape Town.
Anastasia was born in Moscow, Russia and educated at the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts. She became a certified book illustrator in 2012 and is now living and working in South Africa.
She has participated in many regional and national exhibitions, has recieved nominations and diplomas and is a member of a few artist's societies.
Anastasia has illustrated many children and adults books: Luggage by Samuil Marshak, Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman, Russian fairy tales by A. Remizov, Decameron by G. Bocacco, King Lear by Y. Shakespeare, Hunger by K. Hamsun, Norway fairy tales.
She has also made a multimedia book «The tale about tsar Saltan» by A. Pushkin for ipad for Articul Media Group, which was very succesfull on the international Apple Store.
As a freelancer Anastasia has worked with different design studios and publishing houses in Russia and Italy, made classic illustrations, graphic pictures for magazines, web-sites and advertisement.
Her main clients include: Articul Media Group(Russia), Paradigma Communication Agency (Russia), Ligalend law company (Russia), Afisha Moscow magazine (Russia), Around the World magazine (Russia), Euroarte Accordo studio (Italy, Russia), private clients.
I was schooled in Cape Town and studied design and illustration at Stellenbosch University. I’ve been working in Johannesburg in various advertising agencies and design studios for print and TV animation.
I like to call myself a character artist, which encompasses all the arts of cartooning, caricature, character design, drawing and children’s illustration. I enjoy climbing behind the easel and drawing caricatures or painting watercolours at events, I finish caricatures in 5 minutes each. I have also become somewhat of a Photoshop wizard from my years of compositing. I work across many mediums in a variety of styles, but humour seems to be my forté.
I have 10 years of varying experience in the demanding world of TV animation and design. I’ve done ads, promos, show intros, corporate videos, music videos and a movie intro sequence. I can integrate 2D animation into a 3D scene to ensure a high production value. My time in TV also stands me in good stead for creating storyboards and animatics because I know how directors think and what cameras can do.
Jeanne is a freelance illustrator and writer based in the urban jungle of Johannesburg.
Drawing from her own love of storytelling, her illustration skills are versatile and her influences eclectic. This is conveyed in a range of styles from the fun to the functional, the whimsical to the witty.
She has a BA (Information Design) degree, an English Honours and a Masters in Creative Writing. Her extensive education has shaped her thinking and given her good conceptual skills.
Her work has been successfully applied in the education, publishing and advertising industries while her long list of satisfied illustration clients include Heinemann, Via Afrika, Vivlia, Maskew Miller Longman, NB Publishers as well as Brandbar, an advertising agency.
Vian Oelofsen received a B.A. Fine Arts Degree in graphic design at the University of Stellenbosch in 1996.
He later completed a B.A.F.A Honours degree in illustration and in 1999 his first picture book 'Net Perfek', written by Rachelle Greeff, was published by Human & Rousseau.
Since then he has been working as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. He works mainly with pen, ink and water colours. Some of his work for the children's story "Jamie and Sebastiaan" written by Martie Preller can also be seen in the weekly edition of 'Vroue Keur' magazine.
Theo is a Freelance Illustrator and Artist living and working in Cape Town. He has been a freelancing since 2006 and is an experienced children's book illustrator and cartoonist. He has illustrated books for Penguin Books (NZ) and Protea books among others, as well.
He also does illustration for character development, advertising, caricatures and cartoon animation backgrounds and titleboards.
He works mostly in traditional media and his work has a humorous, lively and atmospheric quality to it. Theo works in pen and ink, watercolour, acrylic, oil paint, and occasionally Photoshop for digital work and Flash for character animation.
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.
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.