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Nicolas Janse Van Rensburg

2D &3D animator / illustrator

Remote from Berlin

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Location and geographical scope

Berlin, Deutschland
Remote only
Works remotely most of the time


Project length
≤ 1 month




Skills (7)

Nicolas in a few words

I am a motion graphics designer and illustrator. Having completed my studies in 3D animation in Cape Town, 2006, I have had the pleasure of working as a full time employee, freelancer and studio owner across the last 14 years. My personal interests lie in 3D illustrations, but I also love all things moving, and have sharpened my skills in 2D animation over the last 5 years, too. Collaboration is a methodology I strongly believe in, and love to work alongside talented people, but with that said, tackling briefs hands-on solo is a challenge I too enjoy.
Fostering supplier-client relationships is a high priority, and having a high return-customer rate is what i strive for.

Looking forward to meeting you, and bringing your ideas to life!


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Totality Creative

Video Games & Animation

Co - Founder / Owner , Art Director, Lead CG

Johannesburg, South Africa

September 2012 - September 2013

We started a small studio in Johannesburg to test the waters for owning our own studio, and attaining our own clients. It was fun, stressful, and we learned a lot. I decided to leave the studio as the partners where moving more towards creating promo material for TV sports channels, and at the time this wasn't enough for me creatively speaking. I still value that year, and everything that went with it, who knows, if i meet the right crew I might consider starting a studio again.


Video Games & Animation

3D Animator / Generalist

Johannesburg, South Africa

July 2011 - Today

After 4 lovely years at Conduit, I decided to move across country and start afresh.
After settling into the bustle of Johannesburg, I started freelancing for some of the top studios, ranging from FX to fun animations, broadcast and channel ID to packaging reality TV shows. Become a generalist was as exciting as challenging. I still freelance to the day, and have had the pleasure of working with Blue Chip clients, including Nokia, Samsung, Guinness, Vodafone, DELL, Cadbury's, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, most of South Africa's bank, network providers, insurance companies and more.

I have subsequently moved to Berlin, to start a new life again, and look forward to seeing where my life in Germany takes me.

Conduit Productions

Video Games & Animation

Lead CG / Head of Department

Cape Town, South Africa

May 2009 - May 2011

Having furthered my skills whilst at Conduit, my roles expanded and I grew into a senior level position. Roles included installing and maintain a render farm running "Deadline", and furthermore, my roles included over seeing juniors, interns and per project supervision on a technical and creative level.

Conduit Productions

Video Games & Animation

3D Animator / Generalist

Cape Town, South Africa

May 2007 - April 2009

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