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About Us

Pixelsmithstudios and the Team

We started Pixelsmithstudios with the vision of bringing all the most dedicated Animators, Illustrators and people willing to learn to this blog. We love bringing great works of inspiration and talent to light. We do a monthly Honorable Mention where we interview the artist we picked and then go to town on sharing their awesomeness (ness). The idea behind our project is to create a new design orientated environment of sharing, learning and expertise development to inspire current and upcoming animation and Illustration artists.

We cater to:

  • Animators
  • Illustrators
  • Photographers
  • Any creative individual
  • The odd gamer and nerd here and there

The Team

We game when we can, we dabble in our arts and we help where we can! We’re a collection of nerds,photographers,journalists, geeks and gamers. This team has moulded Pixelsmithstudios into what it is today through hard work, good times and a shared dedication towards inspiring others.


Ruan Smit

Editor, Ideas Taster,Social Media and SEO Manager, Husband, XCom Commander, Kamikaze Tor

I’m the creator of Pixelsmithstudios and I have a dream of inspiring artists and creating a community of like minded people. My hope is to create a blog which is inspiring, interesting and inspires fun. I’ve found hundreds of inspirational work out there and I want to share peoples work, help them brag about it and give the talented people out there some exposure (Hence the Honorable Mentions).


  • Gaming
  • Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Comet Poi
  • SEO and Social Media

Barend Combrink

Monarch of the Imaginarium
Barend is a writer by trade, but when he’s not creating fictitious realms he acts as a wall to bounce ideas off of and correct your spelling. He loves to experience other people’s imaginations by reading a lot, playing too many video games and watching series until they are canceled and anime until they are too bizarre to comprehend.
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Gaming
  • Listening
  • Watching
  • Using Spellchecker

Andre Wells

Chief Strategy Strategist
Andre Wells has been part of the team since the beginning and always gave some technical and creative input when he felt like it. He helps with strategising the strategies and Capslocking all the capslocks.
Zombie Hunter
Gym Mayor
WOT collector


Roald Smith

The Rock
Nathan Johnston
The Oracle
He claims that large amounts of brain farts generally lead to one good idea. He enjoys his gaming and is also an online guru, helping with the SEO of Pixelsmithstudios.
Jar Jar binks Executioner
Ghost Rider
Bike Enthusiast

The History of PixelsmithStudios