Game Industry Day 2015

After the great success of the first Game Industry Day in December 2014, we will be hosting the next event on August the 15th 2015. The Game Industry Day is a chance to learn about and participate in the growing digital entertainment industry that is by now rated the third most important future market worldwide. The opportunities provided by Game Technology when it comes to expanding your business, creating jobs, improving the services you can offer to your clients and doing things differently are endless. Read more

Game Industry Day


Digital Entertainment has been rated the 3rd most important future market, providing opportunities for new jobs as well as business opportunities for South African developers and media companies. Game Technology and Game Development is increasingly important for South Africa.

If you’d like to find out more about what’s happening in and around Cape Town in terms of Game Development, new technology application and where the industry is going, join us after the Creative Mornings event on the 12th of December, 2014.

You will get to meet South African game developers, media industry people and publishers who are interested in implementing Game Technology, as well as new talents looking for job opportunities. We will have speakers covering a variety of different topics, from the Game Industry’s situation, Augmented Reality over 3D Printing to creating Games for Brand Characters and more.

Listen to and mingle with people in the field, check out the exhibits, play with new technology and South African game projects, and learn exciting new things that might contribute to changing your business.

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HERO Custom Skate-Deck Exhibition


We’re talking custom skateboards, each customised and showcased at the HERO exhibition, all at Friends of Design on Thursday, 7th August 2014.

See your favourite comic heroes and/or fiends cast in stone, eerrrr, wood under the direction of professional illustrators at our previous HERO workshop, held last month.

Come and see what our comic aficionados, autodidact artists and promising comic enthusiasts created to leave an indelible mark on their skate decks in an array of materials. Drawing techniques on the skateboards promises to be nicely varied just like the personas of the comic genre.

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HERO Custom Skate-Deck Workshop


Create your own hero and showcase it at our expo

The world of comics is full of amazing superheroes, each with their own superpowers, strengths and weaknesses. From Batman and Spiderman, to the Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman and Banana Man, everyone has their favourite character, whether they are good, bad or somewhere in-between! Led by professional illustrators, this workshop will provide budding street, comic and illustration artists with the opportunity to create their own superhero or villain and improve their drawing technique on skate-decks.

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Blending imagination with technology


Evening courses in advanced 3D modeling technology

Friends of Design are offering potential students the opportunity to master the essentials needed to enter the dynamic world of 3D modeling. The evening classes will centre on modules focussing on modeling, sculpting and texturing.

No matter if you are intending to conjure high-end 3D models for video games, forming perfect architectural structures for clients, or even producing eye-catching animations for the web or models for 3D Printing; this is your first and best step to attain the necessary skills. Harness the power of advanced 3D design software, Blender, which is constantly updated in order to keep up with the industry’s growing need for individuals adept in 3D design.

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Wanna be an After Effects whizz?


Make your pictures come alive by joining our Winter Course

  • 7 – 11 July from 1pm – 4pm, Monday – Friday

Always fancied yourself an animator?

Want to put those creative skills and vivid imagination to use and create incredible motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects? Adobe® After Effects™ is truly the most widely used, industry standard software used for this, and comes along with a wide range of awesome tools, allowing you to broaden your creative horizon and explore a huge variety of effects, producing visually stunning work to your exact specifications.

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