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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Karen Lilje is a freelance illustrator and designer who is based in the Western Cape. She completed a degree in Information design at the University in Pretoria and has also done a post-graduate degree in Illustration at the University of Stellenbosch.
Karen works in a variety of traditional media, including watercolour, pencil, acrylic paint, ink and collage and enjoys combining hand drawn elements with digital media as well as purely handmade illustration.
Karen’s work covers a wide range of applications, from picture books and commercial projects, to gallery pieces and private commissions.
I am a freelance graphic designer & illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa.
After studying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for four years I received my Btech Degree in Graphic Design, and decided to be a freelancer.