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about us

JON IVINS photography video design, is a creative agency based in Durban, South Africa.
The agency is owned and operated by Jon Ivins who has over 30 years experience in all these fields.


They thrive on the challenging projects specific to the South African market and environment. Using their extensive knowledge gained over the many years in the business, they strive to deliver your brand the exposure it deserves. When you have the right tools to tell your story, you get great results. They are passionate about what they do, as much as their clients are passionate about their brands and businesses. Their main goal is to take a brand or business to the next level, no matter how big or small the job is.

When it comes to DESIGN they believe that a businesses brand is everything. Your brand and what it stands for is your most powerful business tool. In the modern world, the reputation of a business is essential to its success. Your brand is the public representation of a businesses values and what it can offer to its customers.

They are a focussed business, so can offer their clients a lot of attention and dedicated service. They have all their crayons in one box so can offer a swift turn around on the most challenging of deadlines. 

They love solving problems - working and growing with their clients to create successful relationships and profitable partnerships. 

Jon Ivins

Jon was born in Zululand, South Africa on 12 August 1970. His family moved to Durban when he was still a baby and he has lived there for the past 50 years. He was first influenced by his father who gave Jon, his first SLR film camera at the age of 11. He also spent hours experimenting with video and analog editing of them. After completing matric at Durban High School, he went on to complete a NH Dip in Graphic Design at Natal Tech, finishing in 1992. He also took photography as a subject and here it grew into a full time adventure. He made the transition to digital early, loving the instant results that it produced. He then worked for a large independent Durban advertising and design agency for the next 11 years where I gained more experience in all these fields. In 2004, Jon left to start his own business, which he runs today.

He works from a small home studio in Musgrave, Durban. It has a full photographic and video studio. Jon is also equipped to shoot on location. He likes to keep his work varied and tries not to specialise in any particular field. This keeps his work fresh and helps keep him thinking and continually solving problems. 

Malawi 1981
Found my first bike
Wildride - Transkei
Durban July
Wildride - Flying and shooting
SUP Surfing
Jon Ivins
Paddling