Nicholas has a background in advertising and film direction so has a clear understanding of end usage. He specalises in storyboards and illustration.
Kim has been in design and advertising for many years and started her career illustrating new ranges of stamps for the Post Office.
She has been a package design illustrator for Spar and Pick 'n Pay as well as providing editorial illustrations for a number of books and adverts.
Although she has concentrated on art direction for publications, over the past few years she has developed quirky cartoon characters for various clients as well as a range of stylised men for Anglogold Ashanti for their internal communications, and has concentrated on appealing sketches for children's books and magazines.
Gareth is a self-taught artist who has been drawing from a very young age. His favourite toy as a child was a set of koki-pens. He went to a high school that didn't offer art classes, but that didnt stop him from spending most of his class time sketching.
He was sent to the principles office regularly for drawing in class when he should have been doing schoolwork but the headmaster liked his art so much that he got off very lightly on almost every occasion!
Gareth studied Fine-art and Graphic design for two years at college. He eventually discontinued his courses as he felt the urge to concentrate solely on illustration.
He has been a freelance illustrator for 12 years, providing artwork primarily for publishers of educational and instructional books. Apart from that he has done extensive work providing artwork for advertising campaigns, caricatures, posters, comics and just about anything that requires elements of illustration and design.
Gareth works in a range of mediums. He uses the traditional mediums of pen, pencil and watercolour/guache paints but uses digital software to complete the majority of his projects. His favourite design software is Photoshop.
Gareth is a bit of a perfectionist so he dreads rush-jobs and can be found working at any time of day or night depending on the deadline needs of the client.
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.