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Ivan Griessel

Ivan Griessel is a professional kid and illustrator, currently based in Cape Town, South Africa.

With a certificate in 3D Animation from The Animation School (2009), and a BA (Hons) degree in Illustration from the AUB (2013), Ivan now spends his days using what he has learned to set free the vast utopia of creativity within his mind upon the world.

Ivan is passionate about the natural world around him and is inspired by stories of all genres, but has a particular fondness for fantasy worlds and a good adventure. Ivan collects beautifully desinged books like a hoarder, and when not drawing images from his own wolrds, he can often be found immersed in a selection of worlds created by his favourite authors. He loves watching films, and has a particualar fondness for David Attenborough, Pendleton Ward, Luke Pearson and the heroics of Samurai Jack.