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Member since March 23, 2015
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I began my career after studying Animation at CityVarsity Film and Multimedia School as a freelance Graphic Designer, creating business packages (logos, business cards, letterheads, invitations, collages, etc) while working in hospitality for added income until late 2009. I then started working for Clockwork Zoo, where I began as a Background Artist and moved to Storyboarding, doing boards for Cookie Jar’s ‘Caillou’ and for Playhouse Disney’s ‘Florrie’s Dragons’. Sadly, the company closed down in late 2010. Thereafter I returned to my Freelance Illustration and Graphic Designing until early 2011. I then became a Graphic Designer for 3@1 Business and Communication where I broadened my knowledge of designing and also learnt printing, packaging, stretching of canvas. In early 2013 I started as a Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, Background Artist, Prop Designer and Animator for Bubblegum Educational Design until March 2015.
$20 USD/hr
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Recent Reviews

  • image of VaulterMagazine Disneyland Club Trip Design $54.00 USD

    “This guy rocked it! Would hire again immediately.”

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    “Amazing work and great person to deal with”

  • image of CressidaA Project for Aj V. $50.00 AUD

    “Very responsive, quick and delivered exactly what I wanted. Very happy with this work. It's been a pleasure! Thank you.”

  • image of antlomb Project for Aj V. -- 2 $420.00 USD

    “An astonishing result. A complex game illustration with many ambients and details, all mastered with professionalism and creativity. Really awesome work!”

  • image of antlomb Project for Aj V. -- 3 $185.00 USD

    “Another great game illustration. Aj V. has a lot of creativity and care for details. He always surprise me with a few add-on which I didn't asked. I'm sure he loves this work and enjoy illustrating things. Greatly recommended!”

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    “Great quality and creativity, as usual, it's always a pleasure to work with Aj V.”


Freelance Graphic Designer

Sep 2010 - Feb 2011 (5 months)

After Clockwork Zoo's untimely end, I returned to the world of Freelance Design, primarily doing projects for my church and for a new starting company called activist, which mostly required storyboards.

Background and Storyboard Artist

Mar 2009 - Sep 2010 (1 year)

My first company job was at first as a Background Artist and the a Storyboard Artist for Clockwork Zoo, then South Africa's largest Animation Studio. As a Storyboard Artist, I worked on 6 episodes of Cookie Jar's internationally acclaimed children's show, 'Caillou' (fifth season) and 13 episodes of Wish Films and Playhouse Disney's 'Florrie's Dragons'. Sadly, the company closed down in late 2010 and we all had to go our separate ways.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Jan 2008 - Mar 2009 (1 year)

After graduating from CityVarsity Film and Multimedia School with a diploma in Animation I began my career as a Freelance Graphic Designer while working in hospitality for extra income.


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