Ryan Crocker

Snr. 3D Generalist and Director of Punch Club Studio

Johannesburg, South Africa
Partnering up with 2D animation specialist - Danny Romano, we have decided to form our new studio:- Punch Club Studio. Visit our site: www.punchclubstudio.com

Punch Club studio is a boutique production facility that caters to your production needs. From motion graphics to 3D Animation we craft exciting, colour vibrant imagery that suits your brief.

With an understanding for what works creatively we design concepts that make your brands memorable and impactful. With a joint career experience of 22 years we aim to create visual products that stand out from the rest. We pride ourselves in high end design and animation. We are your preference, so give us a call or drop us a mail and we look forward to working with you.

- Design and Concept
- Motion Grapihcs
- PreProduction
- 3D Animation / VFX
- Product Visualisation
- Compositing
- Offline Grading and Editing
- Post Production

Work Experience

Punch Club Studio

Partner / Snr. 3D Animation Director / Technical Director

I am proud to announce that Punch Club Studio is 'born.' Partnering up with Danny Romano we decided to join forces to take over the world. Exciting times.
September 2014 - Present Johannesburg, South Africa

RC Studio

Snr. 3D Generalist and Compositor Freelancer

I worked as a Snr. freelancer for many South African Agencies and production studios doing work for AV's, TVC's, channel imaging and promotional pieces. As a freelanceer my role varied from Creative direction to technical director, and included producing and project management. A great time, but now moving on as partner of Punch Club Studio.
August 2013 - September 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa


Snr. Creative and Snr. 3D Artist

I loved every minute working for Spaghetti.TV. A Great team with every potential. All the best to you.
January 2011 - August 2013 Randburg, South Africa


Middle Weight 3D Animator

I loved my time at Luma - a great company, full of professionals and experts in their various fields of expertise. I learnt allot and gained much experience, as well as great and lasting relationships.
January 2008 - August 2010 Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

IX Media

Middle Weight Animator

Learnt allot from the 'gang' at Luma, worked in Lightwave 3D and After Effects Unfortunately iX Media Animation dissolved as a result of a tough market.
January 2006 - December 2007 Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa

IKusasa Animation And Design

Lead Animator and Director/Partner

Myself and 2 work colleagues started and formed the company iKusasa, a word from the Zulu language, meaning the future. We started the company as a result of retrenchment from our first jobs in the advertising 'arena.' Our company lived for a single year before merging with the then iX Media.
January 2005 - December 2005 Berea, Durban, South Africa


Jnr 3D Animator

My first job as an Animator, right out of College - allot of self growth and perseverance as an animator, as Sesalos was a newly formed company offering everything but the kitchen sink. I was retrenched based on yet more hard times within an ever toughening market.
December 2003 - December 2004 Westville, Durban, South Africa


Allenby, Damelin

1 Year Animation Diploma

After seeing the movie "Finding Nemo" I decided to leave Graphic Design, and pursue my ideologies of trying to breathe life into the characters I drew. I learnt Lightwave 3D, and at the end of the year, I was employed as a jnr. Animator at Sesalos, straight out of college.
January 2003 - December 2003 Durban North, Durban, South Africa

Durban University Of Tchnology And Design

3 Year Diploma in Graphic Design

I studied Graphic Design for 3 years, 4 if you count re-writing History of Art " I was never really any good at the theory side of things." I learnt allot about myself and my capabilities as an artist and as a designer. Design was never going to my full time passion as I found it too structured. I wanted to bring my drawings to life, thus I became an Animator.
January 1999 - December 2002 Berea, Durban, South Africa

Falcon College

A Levels

I was a boarder at Falcon College - some of the best years of my life. My time at Falcon College made me who I am today. I learnt sincerity and passion for the arts. I always looked at life as a boarder as though I were painting or drawing a still life - every moment was made the most of . . . good or bad, I focused on all the 'little' details of life at school. What an honor and a privilege it was to attend such a fine school.
January 1995 - December 1998 Esigodini, Zimbabwe


Animation, Artist, Digital Sculptor, Graphic Design, Illustrator, Photographer,