Author Archives: stellenboschacademy

Keagan Clack Named as a Finalist in the 2017 Student AdFocus Awards

There’s nothing better than hearing about your students doing well! We got the news that Keagan Clack, a third year Art Directin student at the Stellenbosch Academy was named as one of just three finalists in the 2017 Student AdFocus Awards.

And along with this great honour comes a whole lot of further fun things, like an interview on BizCommunity, which you can find here, which also features our HOD for Art Direction, Caroline Piotrowski. Great words guys!

You can see more of Keagan’s work on his Behance profile here.

To learn more about the AdFocus Awards, you can visit their website here.

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Nedbank – I Don’t Live For Money

Wow! What a meaningful, thoughtful ad from Joe Public for the revamped Nedbank Money app. Rather than focusing just on the abstraction of ‘money’ this piece shows us the great things that we can do with money – and what it means to people.

This is much more exciting than some of the other ads we’ve seen when banks have redesigned their apps. We know that apps are expected now, we need to show people more than just functionality!

Well done to all involved!

Google Pixel 2 Film

Droga5 know how to do good advertising and this piece for the new Google Pixel 2 is no exception.

We love the way they use loads of quick cuts and what feel like real people asking questions about what the phone can do (which is specifically important to this phone as it has Google Assistant built into it: An AI assistant that you speak to). What this spot does very well also, is essentially it provides a really smart product demo; what with all the applications for the phone’s functionality that are covered by the people in the ad.

So good!

The Artery – Website

The Artery is a creative company that does visual effects, design and film and TV, amongst other creative outputs. Their site is something really special to behold – just what you’d expect from a company that does such amazing work for their clients.

With an innovative grid / menu system that surfaces content in smart ways, through to gorgeous 3D graphics – this is a website that really pushes web design into a new space.

We love it!

Check out their site here.

Another Pirate Story

We love it when people push the boundaries of multimedia and web design like this. This project, Another Pirate Story, by Alessandro Larini is a beautifully illustrated interactive story for kids (and adults!) that takes place on a really gorgeous website.

Begin your journey here!