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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emil works in many programs including: Wacom Drawing Tablets, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Corel Painter, Amateur in ZBrush, XSI, Maya, 3DStudioMax, Cinema4D, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Encore, Premiere, Soundbooth and After Effects.
At high school I remember spending my whole biology class just sketching other pupils - it seemed a good idea at the time, until I got caught out by the teacher who proceeded to rip out the pages of my book leaving the limp outer cover.
After high school I studied at Cape Technicon, Graphic Design, 2nd major Illustration. This lead me into children's book Illustration, a series of 4 educational books for Shuter and Shooter, and card illustration.
A fellow Tech graduate opened his own Ad Agency and invited me to join. My job there entailed visualisation and marker presentation work from initial idea through to final application. After 3 years I went freelance, specialising in marker presentation work, storyboards for film companies and ad agencies.
Other applications include; airbrushed exclusive clothing range, make-up and styling, themed props, murals and character design. I am a versatile artist and work in many mediums and applications (including body paint and ename). My speciality is my drawing ability, my ability to interpret a visual idea and my speed of execution.