Who is Estian Fourie, where are you based and what do you do?
I’m a 25 year old designer based in Johannesburg South Africa. I listen to noisy music, enjoy all things ‘design’, and I am currently working in the very exciting field of broadcast design, video and motion.
You are an awesome designer and photographer. Which defines you best?
Thanks for the compliment. I don’t think they are mutually exclusive and I feel as though they are always lending skill-sets to one another. I enjoy design as much as photography, and because of the field I work in, they often overlap, so it often ends up in a visually dense project, which I really enjoy.
Tell me more about The Kinetic
The Kinetic is in its 3rd year of operation and was the brain child of myself, Neil van Vuuren and Stephen Galloway. We are now 5 strong, with the addition of Jano Booysen and Gillian Theron, and we all work really hard at creating conceptually stimulating and visually exciting work for our clients. We mainly operate in the fields of animation and video, which I am very passionate about, but we do get the odd campaign that requires other areas of design and finishing like Apps, branding, websites and print. Check out our reel below for a taste of what we do.
What are you currently working on?
We have just finished a job for Cennergi with HKLM (
http://thekinetic.co.za/project.php?id=23 ) and we are busy finalising shooting arrangements for an exciting job we have been planning for some time, so watch this space. I have also just designed my first font, which will be available for download within the next couple days on The Kinetic website ( http://thekinetic.co.za/index.php )
What advice would you give young creative’s looking to do what you do?
Find what you are passionate about in the creative profession and surround yourself with it. The only way to get better at what you are doing is to keep doing it until you get there. There have been thousands of people that have gone before you, so always surround yourself with successful work, and it will definitely help you along the way.
Where can readers find your work?