Michael has travelled the globe for animation from MIPtv in Cannes France to the OTTAWA festival in Canada, and his work has been seen around the world. He has worked for clients from New York, Canada, Paris, Israel, South Africa and more, winning many awards over the years including a Loerie.
He has been published and featured in many articles and prints and will continue doing so because he lives, loves and breathes animation. From Broadcast Ads to a Feature Film, Print Ads to Viral Web series, Michael has dealt with many different forms of the animation industry.
He has taken on the role of Senior Animator, Producer, Director, Animation Director and more over the past years. Due to his online status, Michael has been approached by people like the Writer and Executive Producer from "The Drew Carey Show", the Development Executive from Nickelodeon UK and many more in the International Animation Market. He has worked with Brands like MTValt, MNET, MK, DSTV, SABC, The History Channel, Aniboom, Gaumont-Alphanim and has had his work shown on Comedy Central.
Nicole completed her degree in Information Design at the University of Pretoria in 2011, after which she started work in the animation industry as background artist, illustrator and designer. During hose two years she worked with Gerhard Cruywagen (Greenhouse Cartoons) as her Creative Director and most of her background art featured, was directed by him.
In October of 2013 she started her freelance career. She works mainly in the digital medium (Illustrator & Photoshop), but enjoys working in traditional media as well. She mainly does work for children’s books, games and activities.
Alex has been working as a freelance illustrator since since 2007 and has since worked for numerous clients, including Sasol, Visa, Volkswagen SA and some clients in the Netherlands. His work has been published in a large number of books, both children's- and educational titles.
Some of the qualities that makes working with Alex unique is his versatility and speed. He is versatile in terms of style and media (being able to work digitally and in any other traditional medium) and he can work very fast – meaning that no deadline is ever too tight.
Alex loves every aspect of being an illustrator and every project is exciting in itself. If he has to choose a favourite job though, it will be illustrating poems and stories where it is necessary to be support the tone and feeling of the writing.
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.
Maria is a freelance illustrator living and working in Johannesburg. She completed a degree in Information design at the University in Pretoria as well as a Masters degree in Illustration at the University of Stellenbosch.
Maria prefers a hand-drawn approach to illustration, as she believes that this ensures each piece has a unique personal touch.
Her preferred mediums are watercolour, acrylic paint, colour pencils, combined with just a touch of collage. Maria works in a wide range of applications, from picture books and commercial projects, to gallery pieces and private commissions.
My name is Jacobus (Jack) and I’m a full-time freelance illustrator.
In 2009 I obtained an Honors Degree in Visual Communication Design at the University of Stellenbosch.
I specialize in educational illustration, although being a qualified graphic designer and illustrator, I am accomplished in a variety of styles and mediums.
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.
I'm a multimedia artist who specializes in illustration, using a graphics tablet and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to render my paintings.
I've have been painting all my life, and 2008 I decided to move from traditional formats to digital.
In High School I studied art, where I practiced mainly with pencils,acrylics and water colours. In University I took figure drawing classes for 2 years as part of my multimedia studies.
Since then I have freelanced, working on various projects such as 3d animation, 2d book and poster design, as well as a few web projects.
Over the past years I have worked on a few illustration projects for family, friends and small businesses, so I paint not only as a profession but as a hobby too.
I am a Cape Town based children's book and magazine illustrator open to any kind of publication projects. I graduated with a Btech degree in Graphic Design at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2008, Cum Laude.
During my studies I trained under internationally renowned illustrator, Piet Grobler. From 2009 I started working as a children's book illustrator. In 2011 I won my first ATKV woordveertjie award for my illustrations in the picture book, Karla Krullebol.
I have done work for Oxford University Press, Mascew Millar Longman, Pearson, Cambridge University Press, Via Afrika, NB Publishers, Lapa Publishers and many more organizations.
I almost mainly work digitally on a Wacom Cintiq Tablet, but I like to combine digital with traditional media as well on certain projects. I use Adobe photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and sometimes Adobe Indesign. My passion for pictures drives me and I treat each project like a new artwork that deserves respect and attention. It's in my nature to work to completion in accordance to the preference of the client.
A passionate designer & illustrator Nadene enjoys illustrating children’s books the most.
She has also recently created a range of surface patterns for David textiles and fabric.com.
Her style is versatile ranging from traditional mediums such as watercolor to clean vector art created in Adobe illustrator and photoshop.