Thursday, 10 December 2015

Prof Portal Africa

Animated on an explainer for Prof Portal with my buddy Malan.

Illustration, Design, Concept and Storyboard by Benthe Derks
Directed by
Benthe Derks and Justin Groombridge
Animation by Malan de Kock and Keegan Thornhil.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Pop Up Birthday Card

Made a Pop Up Birthday Card for my Sis:

EDS Whiteboard Animation

E&A Whiteboard Animation I animated with my buddies Keenan and Malan was released:

Music track "Carefree" by Kevin MacLeod

"Carefree" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0

Sound FX by users: Mike Koenig, Hopeinawe, Tamskp,  Mark DiAngelo & Matthiew.

Sunday, 1 November 2015


Some Character Design for a Mineral Water Company Animated Ad.

Rigged some characters for an Anglo Animation.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Shark Spotters

Pitching an animated short to Shark Spotters.
Below are some shark designs which I included with a story treatment/pitch.

OFM Pitch

Pitching some animated shorts to OFM, featuring corny vegetable puns.
Hoping to animate these kinda characters with topics including the importance of growing organic vegetables, supporting local markets as well as food waste and food security.


August/September Animation Work

Animated & storyboarded part of an animated short for Pharma with Tincup Animation.
As well as an animated short for MAC Makeup.  Some screen shots below until animation is released:

Nandos Mic Design

Designed a Mic Stand for Nandos with Tintoy.
Had to stick to the "brand" look so couldn't go too wild.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Pre pitch explainer video doodles

Worked on an animated explainer pitch with Tintoy for Sanlam. 
Client was keen for a look similar to the animated intro of the film Catch me if you can.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Animated Explainer Video Character Designs

Designing some characters for an Animated explainer video.

Mc Cafe Designs "For the Moments Inbetween"

Illustrated some lettering for a Mc Cafe print ad for DDBSA. The original pitch was more detailed with characters making up the shape of the letters and taking the viewer through their daily routines and activities but client opted for a simpler look. Managed to snap a photo of one of the final ads in a Rooi Rose magazine below.

Thursday, 13 August 2015


Working with Matt Torode and Gertan Agenbach from Tincup in conjunction with Zero Point and Monster Entertainment and my buddy Dwayne for a pitch for Cartoon Forum for a show called "Ellebie" below are some screen shots until we can release some animation: