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Murray John was born in Krugersdorp, South Africa on the 16th of March 1974 and grew up in Johannesburg.
After completing his schooling he studied advertising, leaving in 1994 with a student “Clio and Loerie” craft awards (his first animation).
He spent the next year and a half working as an Assistant Art Director at Young and Rubican and Hunt Lascaris TBWA, and at night he would roll himself in a fine Persian rug and lie at the bottom of the garden with a silver fork in his mouth hissing at the neighbors.
Since leaving in 1996 to go “travelling” in Europe, Johannesburg has become a much safer place.
1998 he applied for work experience at Bermuda shorts and ended up being a runner for the next 8 months, making coffee during the day and helping out the directors at night and did as much of his own work as possible.
Since then he’s been a Directing, Animating, Designing and Illustrating picking up the odd Free-lance job here and there.

2008 AC/DC Concert Intro
ET3 Idents (Greece)
2007 CBBC Idents, Robot Skin co-directed by Will Barras
2006
2005 “Smokey Bear” ads
“CBBC’s Teens and Kids” promotional ad’s
2004 “Lincoln Park Zoo” ad
2003 “80’s Matchbox B-line Disaster” viral e-mail/ad
“Clams” pop promo
2002 “Rolling Stones” Concert Visuals
“Guardian/Badly Drawn Boy” ad promotion
“Roxette- opportunity nox” pop video
2001 “Spun”, he designed and directed the Animation for Jonas Akerlund’s film
1999 “Cat and Fish”, his first directing, designing and animating job