About Us

Meet The Pixelsmith Studios Team​

We’re a group of people who are dedicated in helping the animation industry in South Africa (we’re also gamers,techies and creatives). If you have any questions or just want to say hi then be sure to drop us a mail!

Ruan Smit

Ruan Smit started Pixelsmithstudios with the vision of bringing all the most dedicated animators, vfx artists and illustrators to his blog. The idea behind this project is to create a new design orientated environment of sharing, learning and expertise development and most importantly, helping each other in the industry.

Neal Strydom

Neal is a Visual Storyteller in the digital media and tech space from Cape Town, South Africa. He is always found experimenting with new ways to create and is up for a challenge.

Matt Davison

Matt is about 80% nerd, 10% writer, 10% animal lover. His love for PC's started at the tender age of 4 and his love for animation and motion graphics fairly soon after. You can normally find him behind a computer screen or playing with his dog Rusty.

Kathryn Donoghue

Kathryn is a copywriter and Procreate fanatic. She adores illustration, graphic design, tech and gaming. When not creating, upgrading her PC or tinkering with the site, you'll find her with her nose in a book or obeying her cats' every command.

Our Purpose

Pixelsmith Studios was established to build and promote the Animation, Illustration and Game development communities in South Africa by building connections, creating a platform for online portfolios, creating job boards, giving free exposure and working with the existing bodies to reach their goals.

We aspire to be a central source of information and resources where like-minded professionals can share, discuss and initiate ideas to achieve common goals.

Our Present

Now Pixelsmith Studios has expanded into a digital marketplace by creatives for creatives. 

 

Our South African-based digital marketplace designed for South African’s and other creatives around the world to showcase and sell their work. As creatives ourselves, the Pixelsmith team were itching to find a local place where we could sell our creations.

We Believe In Supporting Artists

At the very core of it’s existence, Pixelsmith Studios is a platform to help artists promote their breathtaking workstudios to showcase their awesome teams and for artists and studios to find each other to create the visual imagery we love that is animation, games, VFX and illustration. 

 

We’re mainly focused on South Africans (so that we can contribute to the local industry) but that never stopped us helping people abroad. Get in touch if you need any help or just want to say hi.

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