Curious, fun loving right brain meets, practical, process-driven, left brain. The left side has a strong background in visual effects, film and commercials. The right side, a long history with paint brushes, scale models and animation curves. My desk equal part battle field and playground.
Some would say obsessive, I prefer boundlessly inquisitive and a poor sleeper.
Primarily a VFX Supervisor/Director, Compositor and Motion Artist, I’m a multi-platform creative working in Nuke, Fusion, Resolve, After Effects and emerging technologies.
From high end visual effects to unique digital experiences and with 20 years of professional experience, I have worked in and with almost every aspect of the creative pipeline and produced commercials, brand communications, animations, motion graphics and visual effects for Audi, Lexus, Nissan, The OneClub, Cell C, MTN, ABSA, Hansa, Castle Lager, Flying Fish, DStv, Anglo American, The African Union, BP and KFC.
Whilst I love being a hands-on artist I’m best at leading creative production teams.
A snapshot of the past 5 years, (some positions were held simultaneously).
Currently VFX Supervisor and Senior Compositor on a vfx heavy, historical drama series with Luma in Johannesburg.
2020-2022: Senior Compositor and LookDev Artist on a long-form animation project with Luma in Johannesburg.
2019-2020 Commercial Online Artist represented by The Upstairs Ludus.
2015-2020 Independent Supervisor / VFX and Motion Artist / Animator / Compositor / Colourist for-hire.
2015-2020 Commercial and Digital Content Director represented by Darling.
Creative Producer in the emerging tech sector on direct augmented and virtual reality solutions for the entertainment, commercial, industrial and mining sectors etc.
"A can-do attitude to any challenge underpinned by a work ethic that pays great attention to detail and craft. Besides adding an interesting edge to anything he touches, there is an incredible sense of pride in the work which means that no job is just a job."
Rui Alves: Executive Creative Director Y&R (JHB)
“Graeme's strength is that he gets consumer behaviour, he gets brand values, and he understands story telling. There are few things more enjoyable than someone taking your thinking, adding a sprinkle of magic and some deep behavioural and technological know how, to make it real. And better."
Ben Abramowitz: Strategic Director (NY)
"No matter how ridiculous or daunting my challenge to Graeme, it's never a ‘no’ but always an ‘okay crazy guy, we'll find a way.’”
Aviv Weil: CD DDB (JHB), MetropolitanRepublic (JHB), Facebook
"I can honestly say there are few designers that I have worked with who put so much love into their work - and it shows. Graeme loves a challenge and innovation, that rare breed of creative who takes full ownership of a project, the problem and the process. which is inevitably good for the final product and is an absolute pleasure to work with."
Jonathan Beggs: Executive Creative Director Jupiter, BrandsRock (CT)
"I have worked with Graeme for many years and no doubt for many more. Obviously quality is something I expect, so that should always come standard, and does with Graeme, whats different is that he doesn’t just churn out a highly-polished product, he does it with so much enthusiasm and pro-active thinking that inevitably whatever you brief him on ends up being better as a result.”
Graeme Jenner: CD Net#work BBDO, ECD King James II (JHB)