Best first-year animation | 2023

After learning some sound editing and animation skills, the first-years in IMY 120 were given a project in which they had to tell a story that begins with a verbal narration and ends with an animation. The best project is shown below. It was created by Kiara Hodgson.

Kiara Hodgson

IMY 120 | Digital self-portrait| 2023

To practice their skills with image editing, the first-years in IMY 120 were given an assignment where they had to creatively combine at least 15 different images to create a digital representation of themselves.

Kiara Hodgson


Brendan Du Plooy


Akhona Phoswa


Nolan Kuhn


Johnny Wilkinson

IMY 120 | Animation projects

After learning some sound editing and animation skills, the first-years in IMY 120 were given a project in which they had to tell a story that begins with a verbal narration and ends with an animation. The best projects are shown below.

3rd place: Cheyenne Scheepers

2nd place: Joshua Schröder

1st place: Matthew Rottcher

IMY 120 | “Frankenstein Monster” character | 2022

To practice their skills with image editing, the first-years in IMY 120 were given an assignment where they had to creatively combine at least 15 different images to create a “Frankenstein monster” character and make it look like it is part of its background.

The best submissions are shown below in no particular order.

Daniel Lukyanov

Jay Mashele

Mia Hand

Shiza Butt

Matthew Rottcher

Kristi Matsila

Danae Swart

IMY 120 | Isometric artwork | 2022

While learning Adobe Illustrator, the students in IMY 120 were given an assignment to convert a room in their house into an isometric artwork. Here are the best submissions, in no particular order.

Danae Swart

Danae Swart

Keaton Botha

Keaton Botha

Matthew Rottcher

Matthew Rottcher

Shiza Butt

Shiza Butt

Yantha Wolmarans

Yantha Wolmarans

IMY 120 | Personal brand logos | 2022

The first years in IMY 120 were tasked with using Adobe Illustrator to create a logo for their own personal brand for use on a portfolio website. The best logos are shown below.

IMY 120 – Best personal brand logos 2022

IMY 120 | Digital self-portrait | 2021

To finish off the section on Photoshop, the first years in IMY 120 were tasked with creating a digital self-portrait around a main idea about themselves. The best submissions are shown below in no particular order.

Thomas Isebeck

Thomas Isebeck

The main idea was to create a composition that captures my personality and interests in a quirky way. I enjoy writing and reading a lot, which is shown with the pen and books. Photography is a part of who a am as well, specifically macro photography (this is why there is a camera and a miniature scene). I have a fun, yet strange way of thinking about things, so I made the character intentionally look strange.

Ndzalama Maluleke

Ndzalama Maluleke

The main idea behind my work is being artistic. I made the image of myself and the wings black and white in contrast with the background that is more colourful to represent my idealistic nature. I am also love reading and giving the books the quality of flying is how I feel when I am reading. The words come to life; I see and feel what I read.

Keelan Matthews

Keelan Matthews

The main idea is to express my love for Japanese culture and use of anime as an escape, as well as my love for music. I am situated in a Japanese environment which symbolizes my fascination with the culture. The shrine is a gate to a fantasy world where Pokémon are escaping from – referring to my means of using anime to escape reality. I have headphones on and a keyboard next to me which symbolizes my love for music production.

Tayla Orsmond

Tayla Orsmond

My self-portrait describes my dreams, imagination, and my love for mystery and fantasy stories. It is uniquely mine because it shows how my mind, and my imagination works. It includes my favourite animal (rabbits), the castle which represents my love for fantasy (particularly one book, The Priory of the Orange Tree, which takes place for the most part inside a castle), and mushrooms which represent the forest, the one place most soothing to me where I go to find inspiration for my stories, daydreams, and drawings. The figures in the sky represent how my dreams are often bizarre and abstract, and often feature some sort of ghost/spirit or mythical being, even though I am not religious (they also represent my mindset while daydreaming – completely happy in my own world).

Ross Tordiffe

Ross Tordiffe

The main concept is that I am a creator of things who loves making art in various forms and putting it out into the world, even if it’s only for my own satisfaction. My self-portrait is a representation of how I add my own creations to the endless expanse of content and art that exists in the world, which is shown by the small river of my creations in the vast ocean and of other forms of art. The Items in the river are representative of the art forms that I usually partake in (music, digital art, etc). Usually, I don’t feel the need to advertise or deliberately bring attention to the things I make, so in the portrait, I’m simply sitting quietly, creating away.

IMY 120 | “Frankenstein Monster” character | 2021

To practice their skills with image editing, the first-years in IMY 120 were given an assignment where they had to creatively combine at least 15 different images to create a “Frankenstein monster” character and make it look like it is part of its background.

The best submissions are shown below in no particular order.

Tayla Orsmond

Tayla Orsmond

Ross Tordiffe

Ross Tordiffe

Francois Smith

Francois Smith

Cole Toerien

Cole Toerien

Andreas Lysandrou

Andreas Lysandrou

IMY 120 | Isometric artwork | 2021

While learning Adobe Illustrator, the students in IMY 120 were given an assignment to convert a room in their house into an isometric artwork. Here are the best submissions, in no particular order.

Dhairiya Chhipa

Dhairiya Chhipa

Thomas Isebeck

Thomas Isebeck

Keelan Matthews

Keelan Matthews

Tayla Orsmond

Tayla Orsmond

Connor Roberts

Connor Roberts

Ross Tordiffe

Ross Tordiffe

IMY 120 | Best RedBubble designs | 2021

For their first project in IMY 120, the students have to use Adobe Illustrator to create a tshirt, mask or pillow design for the RedBubble.com store. Take a look at the best designs below.

Amantle Bodiba

Amantle Bodiba

Ashir Butt

Ashir Butt

Dhairiya Chhipa

Dhairiya Chhipa

Andreas Lysandrou

Andreas Lysandrou

Keelan Matthews

Keelan Matthews

Tayla Orsmond

Tayla Orsmond

Ross Tordiffe

Ross Tordiffe