Thursday, 22 October 2015 13:13


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
Her style is versatile ranging from traditional mediums such as watercolor to clean vector art created in Adobe illustrator and photoshop.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 13:03


I am a comic book illustrator / designer with more than ten years of experience behind me. I have worked for various companies such as They Did This, Supa Strikas, Mamba media, Media 24, Jincom entertainment and Eight Limbz clothing. I have also done graphic design work as well as storyboarding and character and landscape conceptualising.

Companies I have done work for are the above mentioned as well as FNB, Maskew Miller, Media 24, Move! Magazine, National Geographic Kids, Runners World Magazine, Totem Magazine, Cereal:Geek Magazine, Siyasiza Magazine, Bicycling Magazine, His People Church, Alexander Forbes, Cape Union Mart and many more…

I am an effective and efficient illustrator.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:17


Denae is a full-time freelance illustrator, designer and cupcake connoisseur who likes to draw robots and buy shoes in her spare time. She has done work for FNB, UrbanArt shoes and a host of creatively inclined clients.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 10:43


Born in Zimbabwe, Justin studied Graphic Design at Wits Tech in Johannesburg. After Tech he worked for over seven years in various agencies involved with traditional advertising and below the line print design. Following this, he embarked on a two year freelance illustration career before doing a years course in post production and visual effects. From 2006 onwards, Justin worked for three of the premier post production and animation facilities in Johannesburg.
In June 2013, Justin and his family moved to Glasgow from Johannesburg, freelancing out of the artist collective, Toad's Caravan.

Justin's skills include: illustration in various mediums (both digital and traditional), animation and visual effects; motion graphics; typography and layout; traditional print design.

Since arriving at Toad's Caravan, Justin has worked with clients such as Baillie Gifford, Mary's Meals, Scottish Power, Petrus, Tern Media and The Citizens Theatre.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 10:10

Alan S

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.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:32


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.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:18


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.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 08:52


Marleen(Paddy) is an exhibiting Cape Town based fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer, musician and the sole owner of Blue note ART Studio cc. “I believe that all art forms are integrated in various ways and have always been challenged to express my passion for life in all I do”.
She works from concept to finals, mostly specialising in illustrations for the Publishing and Advertising industries. Computer graphics are done on Apple Mac.

Marleen started off many years ago, working for VZ and then, BBDO in Johannesburg, as a renderer and storyboard artist. From there she started freelancing to various Ad agencies such as Hunt Lascaris, Young and Rubicam, Chart Studios. She also had clients like the National Parks Board, Jurgens caravans and a variety of corporate clients.

Together with her husband, Jacques Meyer, who is a professional photographer, they travel and have created many brochures for Lodges in Southern Africa. Package design and T-shirt designs have also been one of her expertise. During the past 13 years, Marleen has specialised in illustrating, particularly for publishers such as Oxford University Press, Heinemann, MML, Maskew Miller Longman, Juta, Vivlia, Via Afrika , Fantasi Books. She has also published a picture book in Australia and is a member of SCBWI (Society for children’s books, writers and illustrators.)

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:59

Pete H


Based in Cape Town, Pete also works for many London clients where he spent 5 years improving his craft.

Pete's signature style is to digitally create illustrations which are indistinguishable from traditional paintings. Being able to produce work which looks hand crafted with all the conveniences of digital artwork makes him a highly sought after illustrator. However, he has many more strings to his bow.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:48


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