Graphic design


Paperless society or not, we believe print is alive and well. Bring us your words, show us your personality, and we'll make them talk.

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The illustrator's role is that of interpreter, a bridge between the worlds of words and pictures, words and words, music and pictures.

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Video production


Quba video will script, direct, shoot, edit and produce your corporate video, presentations and events.

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QUBA Design & Motion is a graphic design and production company based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
For enquiries, please e-mail Francois or Debbie.
or call +27 (11) 640 3322/11

We specialise in Graphic Design, Logos, Identity and Branding, Layout and Print management of all print, educational and marketing materials, Book Design, Cover Design, Illustration, CMS Website Development and Video production.
With 20 years experience in mainstream media, our work is professional and communicates with a uniquely creative edge.
Make QUBA your medium.

What we do

design Graphic and Print Design
Corporate ID and branding, all printed matter, promotional material, books, annual reports, magazines, newspapers, layout, print management
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video_copy_copy Video Production
Shooting, editing, motion graphics, voice-over, sound, scripts, DVD compilation and replication
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web Website Design and Development
Content Management websites and database development, website design, e-commerce, newsletters, website hosting, domain management.
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mugabe Illustration
Art for newspapers, weekly/monthly columns, covers, books, ads, informational graphics
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info Informational graphic materials
Informational graphics, digital or printed visual communication aids for workshops, presentations and information campaigns, training aids.
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writing Writing, Research and Journalism
Articles, columns, copywriting, information materials development
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layout Layout and Print management
Typesetting and production of all printed matter, magazines, books, brochures, stationery, marketing materials, posters, banners, annual reports.
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What's up

ASAcoverFrancois did the cover for Art South Africa about the current Tretchikoff exhibition and resulting debate/conundrum. More about it at



Designing Pinky Promise, a powerful and thought-provoking new book by photographer Pierre Crocquet about childhood sexual abuse and healing.

newsenjinIssue 53 of our sister publication, Enjin, is out. Register on the site to become a part of this creative network. If you have any exciting content that needs to be published and seen, contact Enjin's editor, Gregor. (Email or 084 445 5067)

On the Quba homefront:

newsilliFrancois is putting together a book called, The Mind's Eye, a selection of his newspaper illustrations from the past 15 years. His illustrations on the front of Dispatches are no longer being published in The Sunday Independent due to budgetary constraints at the newspaper, but there is an exciting exhibition to look forward to. We will keep you posted.

newshaywireAnd if you've wondered where Debbie's Haywire page has gone ... it now has a permanent home on the web at

We've had an exciting few months and here are just a few of the interesting design projects we were involved in:

newssowetoAward-winning photographer, Jodi Bieber's book, Soweto, will hit the bookshops soon. The book is published by Jacana.
newsontrackTerry February's photographic docu-book, On Track, records the construction of the Cape Town Stadium.
newsshamwariShamwari: Soul of the Earth, written by Heather Dugmore, is the story of how a barren landscape was transformed into world-class game reserve.
newselandThe Eland's People and People of the Eland completed last year is Patricia Vinnicombe's study of the rock paintings of the Drakensberg Bushmen as a reflection of their life and thought.
newsdiversityWe enjoyed two weeks of out-of-the-office-fun when they followed a group of international photographers across Johannesburg. Quba documented a photographic workshop for the German Organisation for Technical Co-operation (GTZ) which culminated in a photo exhibition in Berlin and Pretoria with the theme,
"Diversity - impulse for development".
newspositiveIn March this year, Quba collaborated with acclaimed photographer, Gideon Mendel and David Gere from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) on Through Positive Eyes - a photographic exhibition which highlights the trials, tribulations and successes of a group of 17 HIV positive South Africans.

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