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Thabiso Junior Ntuli is an Art Director, Designer and Illustrator. A passionate creative that has lent his mind to some of the world’s most well-known, innovative and culturally relevant brands over the span of six years. Excelling in concept, craft and strategic thinking, driven by a single minded mission to be at the forefront of both innovation and culture itself.

Employment

VMLY&R
Senior Art Director

I’ve had the opportunity to create powerful purpose driven work for Google Africa ‘#LookMeUp Campaign’ and Hollard Insurance ‘ChangeMakers Campaign’ and there’s more on the way.

November 2021 – Present

Leo Burnett
Senior Art Director

During my tenure at Leo Burnett I had the opportunity to work on two of the agency’s biggest brands, Old Mutual & Visa. I worked on a variety of campaigns – Abantu Abafani: A through the line campaign for Old Mutual with influential entrepreneur Tshepo ‘The Jean Maker’ and the official AFCON Visa campaign that launched throughout the continent, being standouts.

September 2020 – October 2021

FoxP2
Art Director

My stay at FoxP2 was short but meaningful. I worked on brands under the Tiger Brands account, Nat Geo Kids, and helped create impactful COVID-19 coms for Mediclinic which included #SaSalutes, a powerful tribute to the medical teams on the ground in South Africa.

April 2020 – June 2020

King James
Art Director

I’ve worked on brands such as Netflix, Spotify, Pizza Hut, Budweiser, Johnnie Walker, Energade, Kulula airline, Rawson properties, Tyme bank, Pick n Pay (the continent’s largest retailer), Santam and Sanlam (two of Africa’s biggest insurers), Beacon Sweets and Parmalat.

I’m big on company culture, so I was quite involved in culture while being a part of King James. I ran King James’s football team and was part of the party committee. Furthermore, I mentored interns in order to help them get a comprehensive perspective on what it takes to make it in the creative industry.

January 2016 – March 2020

Publicis Machine
Under The Hood Graduate Programme

I was part of the “Publicis Machine – Under The Hood” Graduate programme where we were tasked to conceptualise ideas under pressure while competing against various teams of industry graduates. My role was lead Art Director and my team was chosen as winners. The prize included an internship programme at Publicis Machine.

October 2015 – October 2015

FoxP2
Intern Art Director

When interning at FoxP2Labs, I worked on live briefs. Brands I worked on include SterKinekor, the “DriveDry” campaign, and Captain Morgan.

June 2015 – October 2015

Selected Publications:

Counter-Print UK
From Africa
2022

Awards

Creative Circle
1st Print – Annual Awards – Nat Geo Kids ‘Second Closest To Nature’
2020

The Loeries
Bronze – Print Advertising – Nat Geo Kids ‘Second Closest To Nature’
2020

Creative Circle
1st Print – Ad of The Month – May – Nat Geo Kids ‘Second Closest To Nature’
2020

Behance
Advertising Feature – Wise 4 Afrika Consent Whatsapp Campaign
2019

The Loeries
Finalist – Live Events – Mowgli 3D Cinema
2019

African Cristal Festival
Silver – BetChaeliCant
2018

Creative Circle
Silver – Ad of The Month – BetChaeliCant
2018

Best Ads on TV
Feature – Experiential – BetChaeliCant
2018

Advertising Health
Feature – Ad of The Week – BetChaeliCant
2018

The Loeries
Silver – Digital Craft – Santam Incubator
2017

The Loeries
Bronze – Service Design – Santam Incubator
2017

The Loeries
Craft – Digital & Interactive Communication: Use of Technology – Santam Incubator
2017

Hiii Illustration International Competition
Merit Award
2014

Education

Stellenbosch Academy
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication

Majoring – Art Direction (with Distinction)
Minoring – Design & Illustration

In my free-time during studies, I also worked as a part-time lecture where I taught first years the fundamentals of lateral thinking.

January 2013 – December 2015

Languages

English (Native)
Zulu (Conversational)
Afrikaans (Conversational)

Skills

Adobe XDFinal Cut ProFL StudioIllustratorInDesignPhotoshop, Premier Pro, After Effects

Contact

Email

LinkedIn

Behance