Joanna Janse Van Vuuren


I am currently studying an Art + Animation for Games. I have always had a passion for games since I was young by starting on an ancient Commodore 64, then moving onto PC and playing Age of Empires II and Half-Life.

Always wondering how they make the games I played, and what I would have done differently if possible I started to design my own characters and environments from the age of 12.

Now I enjoy playing on my Xbox 360 -games such as Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, Lego Star Wars and Saints Row: The Third. I also have logged in many, many hours in Minecraft on the PC.

While studying Art + Animation, I co-run a student studio, Savage Seas Studios ( where we are currently creating a game: Project Trolling.

When I am not studying (and playing on my Xbox) I am a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo. I teach children and adults, using my degree in BA (hons) Sport and Leisure Management (





  • Photoshop
  • 3ds Max
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver


  • Photoshop
  • Character creation
  • Environment modelling
  • Concept art
  • Vehicle modelling
  • Video Editing + Effects
  • HTML.