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Essential • Intelligent • Appropriate


Designing for you

Established in 1988, there's not much we don't know about advertising design.
Our work is designed to convince the consumer that they can trust the products which have our intelligently designed look.

Effective logos and branding, clear copy writing, logical brochures, innovative magazines and annual reports, tigthly edited promotional videos, crisp photos . . . we produce them all
- from the air or with our feet firmly on the ground.

If you want to tweak your image or have a whole new look, give us a call today.

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What drives us

"In its simplest form, a design is the distillation of complexity into its essential elements.
We also recognise that "Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication" (Leonardo da Vinci).
Put another way, less is more.
Through simplicity many people are able to sense your message with only the gentlest nudge.
If a feather works, leave the hammer in the toolbox."

( Justin Waldman - Creative Director @ Justin James Advertising )

Features 1

"That is my secret. It is very simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. You cannot see what is essential with your eyes."

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: "The Little Prince")

Features 2

“I think curiosity about life,
in all of its aspects,
is still the secret of great creative people.”

(Leo Burnett)

Features 3

"Turnover is vanity.
Profit is sanity.
Cash is reality."

(Anonymous: simple business sense)



Stunning shots

"There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record." YOUSUF KARSH (Photographer known as Karsh of Ottawa).


Our photographic experience goes back many years and ranges from
sports, products, portraits, groups and nature.
We use only the finest Canon, Sony and Hasselblad cameras.
Top-quality prime lenses, supplemented by Elinchrom, Canon and Sony lighting.
Sennheiser, Neumann, Behringer, Roland and Fostex sound-acquisition equipment.
Sachtler, Wimberley and Manfrotto camera supports.

We are accredited worldwide Canon Professionals.

And we record the weddings of only our closest friends - sorry about that!

Click on a photo disc below to open a gallery of photos.

  • Sports
    South Africa

    A few of our top sports images - where faces matter.

  • Products
    Across South Africa

    A wide collection of our product photos.

  • Animals
    Domestic and wild

    From the super cute to the very wild.

  • Groups
    With additional on-site lighting

    Studio or on-site shots.

  • Nature
    Challenging spaces, lighting and subjects

    On-site with natural lighting.

  • Portraits
    Natural or studio shots

    Generally with additional lighting.

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What video can do for you

Studio 21 is the YouTube video arm of JJD - this YouTube channel has 13 500 subscribers (as at the end of May 2020) - averaging some 240 000 views per month and about 9 million total views. With five matched high-definition / 4K video cameras, experienced camera operators and state-of-the-art sound-aquisition equipment, we have created a wide array of video material.

With interational companies like National Geographic and Warner Brothers buying video material from us, we are trusted to deliver.

The integration of visual material is designed to tell exactly the story you want. We will also set up YouTube and Vimeo channels for you so you can have all your material in one place.

The video examples below demonstrate different objectives and results.
Give us a call today to produce your image in motion.

In the movie window click the gear wheel to select the resolution your internet speed allows.



Give us a shout!

We enjoy creating things with fun, open-minded people. Feel free to chat!
We'll respond as soon as possible.