We consider each project as if it were our own. Our work strives to move the needle forward by focussing on the goals & objectives, making our work and designs as professional & functional as possible, which is why our designs work like magic.
– Justin Wiggins
GRAPHIC MAGIC believes...
Simpler is better.
The details matter
Form & function don't compete; they compliment.
“Attention to detail” Is what separates me from the pack..
To be your one-stop shop for all things digital.
“Communication is key” Our projects require intimate relationships with clients, which is why communication is candid & frequent.
1980’s: I was born on 22 June 1981 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and ever since I was a kid, computers, games, and technology have always been a part of my life. My first computer was a really crappy monochrome (green screen) IBM. I used it mostly for playing games and printing black and white mother’s day cards on one of those really silent dot-matrix printers.
1990’s: While I was in high school in the mid 90’s I learned a lot about this new thing called The Internet. I started hanging out (and eventually working for) an Internet Café over the weekends. Mostly playing LAN games and chatting (aka IRC), but also learning about how this “internet thing” works and what cool stuff you can do on it.
2000’s: When I finished high school in 1999 my passion for computers landed me at a computer training company (where I had previously attended). I was thrown into the deep end, teacher courses I had finished just days before while writing exams on the courses I was busy teaching. Receiving my numerous qualifications in programming, networking, and web development, but it wasn’t until the tender age of 22 where I discovered my creative side with graphic design software such as Photoshop & 3D Studio Max (Which totally blew my mind and derailed my 4 years of studying programming & networking). I eventually started teaching graphic design, web design, and video editing at multiple computer training institutes until the age of 24. Using what I had learned, I then officially started freelancing my skills to businesses for the next couple of years.
2006: I was voted as Person of the year by TIME magazine (Till this day I am surprised by that, here is the Wikipedia link).
2010: At 29, I landed in the South African film industry, doing a number of different jobs from creating and designing movie posters, proposals, presentations, video editing, and a number of all things digital related.
2012: I co-founded a company called MadRobot. Working on numerous films in the entertainment industry, from providing product placement &brand integration, as well as doing film editing, movie poster designs, websites, proposals & marketing material.
2016: I became an Executive Producer for the film Eintlik Nogal Baie. I also designed all the marketing materials such as the movie poster, banners, etc.
2017: I co-founded another business called Baardman. I designed the logo, website, marketing material, and packaging. I left the company after a year to pursue my love for Graphic- and Web Design.
2019: I started to get into the print industry, learning how manufacturing works as every printing shop has just frustrated and disappointed me with quality and missed deadlines. This is why I bought machinery to make T-shirts, Caps, Button Badges, Mugs, Decals, Stickers, etc to provide to my clients.
2020: I started a community/website called Face Visor for anyone with a 3D printed or Laser cutter to help make PPE gear for hospitals and essential workers. COVID-19 affecting. I ended up on the news a couple of times which was pretty cool, but really proud that my community stepped up and helped so many people protect themselves from COVID-19. News Report