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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.

I thrive on the challenging projects specific to the South African market and environment. Using my extensive knowledge gained over the many years in the business, I strive to deliver your brand the exposure it deserves. When you have the right tools to tell your story, you get great results. I am passionate about what I do, as much as my clients are passionate about their brands and businesses. My 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 I 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.

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

I love solving problems - working and growing with my clients to create a successful relationship and a profitable partnership. 

Jon Ivins

I was born in Zululand, South Africa on 12 August 1970. My family moved to Durban when I was still a baby and we have lived here for the past 50 years. I was first influenced by his father who gave me my first SLR film camera at the age of 11. I also spent hours experimenting with video and the analog editing of them. After completing matric at Durban High School, I went on to complete a NH Dip in Graphic Design at Natal Tech, finishing in 1992. I also took photography as a subject and here it grew into a full time adventure. I made the transition to digital early, loving the instant results that it produced. I 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, I left to start his own business, which I run today.

I have a small home studio in Musgrave, Durban. It has a full photographic and video studio. I am also equipped to shoot on location. I like to keep my work varied and I try not to specialise in any particular field. This keeps my work fresh and helps keep me thinking and continually solving problems. 

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