STUDIO BOLLAND – Animation, Illustration, Motion Graphics.

This month we are digging around the interwebs to find great South African graphic design companies, animation studios, often a bit neglected in the design scene, but we think it’s pretty awesome. If you know of a great studio, punch their details in below in the comments and we’ll check them out!

This is Studio Bolland, first  SEE THEIR FANTASTIC SHOWREEL:


They work with local and international clients on various creative outlets, including animated ‘explainer videos’, TV commercials, web videos, illustrations, cartoons, corporate identities, logos, animated gifs and more. They are a small team consisting of Richard, Jake, Jess, and Jurie.

Richard has been working as an illustrator/motion designer since 2008. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa and studied Brand Communications (Multi-Media Design) at Vega School of Advertising.

Jake studied editing at AFDA and has grown his illustration and motion graphics skills since 2010. He loves humour and channeling that into his animations. An absolute master at sound effects and music composition. 

Jess is the studio’s self appointed mother hen. With 8+ years of industry experience creating, managing and producing. When she's not producing for Studio Bolland, she loves to share her experience teaching classes to advertising students.

Jurie is a multimedia graduate from Vega School of Brand Leadership. He loves science, philosophy and spending time in the great outdoors. He leads Studio Bolland's online Counter-Strike team.