It is our practice to pay Black-owned SMME’s within 15 days of date of invoice and submission of a valid BEE certificate and auditor’s letter confirming SMME status

Annihilating average since 1999

We write, design, animate, produce, edit and final-mix television promos. We do corporates. We do commercials. We do radio and print and billboards. No matter what strategic or conceptual work is needed, we're the guys for the job. Where necessary, we can also sword-swallow, fire-breathe and/or grow lady-beards. Whatever you need to get your audience to love your product.

If you have no idea what you’re after, we’ll think of something for you. And we’ll make sure it’ll knock your audience’s socks, brogues, trousers and underwear right off.

Brand Strategy

We’ll create a detailed blueprint for how we’re going to build your brand, before we bring in the jumping castles and declare you open for business.

Copywriting and Scriptwriting

Every great on-screen romance begins at the desk of a lonely scriptwriter, in a remote corner of the office, hammering at the keys after everyone else has gone home. Don’t worry, we make sure they eat.

Design, Motion Graphics and Animation

Our middle name is ‘After Effects plugin’. Okay, except for Finance where it’s actually ‘Mabel’. We’ll take care of your promo’s every last bevel, emboss and motion blur.

Offline Editing

You know the old maxim: a picture tells a thousand words? So do our Avid editors, who are so well-versed in the art of visual storytelling, they communicate with each other through mime.

Online Editing, Compositing and Grading

Imagine your well-edited promo as a Greek salad. Now imagine it garnished with cherry tomatoes, a splash of balsamic, seasoned to perfection and accompanied with a chilled glass of white. Yummy.

We collaborate with industry professionals to offer the following services

Original Music Composition

We’ll set the perfect score to match your promo. We’ll get especially enthusiastic if it involves melodicas.

Audio Final Mix

This is where we’ll add all the reverb, creepy violin music and Cher-effects your heart desires.

Location and Studio Shoots

We’re not confined to just fiddling with footage. We’ll go greenscreen, shoot live and produce on-location, as and when necessary.

we love

"I thought I would be retired and weaving baskets on Boulder's Beach by now"

Adi Leach, Company Director

Meet the people
who put the
'OO' in ZOO

The stuff that 'teamwork' motivational posters are made of

Our studio is well-stocked with just over thirty animators, directors, writers, producers, creative directors, editors and designers, plus an assortment of people whose idea of a good time is an Excel spreadsheet macro. Between all of us, we have something like 375 years of experience in the studio. Although we’d probably need to check the Excel macro on that one.

Who wouldn't want to brag about

Cannes Awards

Loerie Awards

Promax Awards

Work. It's a four letter word

As is 'play'. But with a nine to five that's this much fun, who can tell the difference?
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"I’m not angry, I’m Italian. This is normal"
Cathy Ferrara, Company Director

Our favourite humans

When you consider the amount of care, attention, support, encouragement, respect and unconditional love we have for our clients … you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re planning on marrying them.


Want to work at Studio Zoo?

If you put the ‘no’ in normal, we might just find a spot for you. Volunteer coffee makers are always welcome, other positions listed below:

Senior Animator/Designer

We are looking for an ambitious, hard-working and creative motion graphics designer to join our dynamic and talented team.

Please submit a portfolio that shows the very best of your thinking and execution abilities. If your work is not credited, be sure to include a brief description of your involvement with each project.


- You must be able to demonstrate an exceptional command of the production process from concept to delivery.
- You need to display strong conceptual, storytelling and presentation capabilities. Your conceptual and production skills allow you to inspire your peers.
- 3-5 years motion graphics design experience.
- Digital tools should include some combination of Photoshop, After Effects, 3DS Max or any other 3D package – any other tools a plus.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions, we are not able to reply to each individual applicant. You will be contacted if you have been selected for an interview. If you are not contacted within a month, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Creative Director

Are you a CD who knows TV, who's a bit OCD when it comes to the finer details, and can produce work that makes clients go OMG? Excellent, then send us your CV ASAP.

‘Cos if you're the hard-working type, with a quick creative brain, a puppet-master-like ability to manage people and projects, and can write and conceptualise like a monkey-cage full of Shakespeares, then we'd like to meet you.

Offline Editor - Shortform

We’re looking for freelance Avid Offline Editors to join our dynamic, talented and award-winning team and to work on prestigious brands in a stimulating environment.

If you have mad skills, are an independent worker, fast and creative - contact us!

Promo Producer

We’re looking for an ambitious, hard-working, insanely creative, driven and dependable promo producer to join our dynamic, talented and award-winning team. PLEASE NOTE: Position involves minimal shooting, and essentially involves the use of stock visuals from a variety of sources.

Junior Designer

If you’re a Junior Designer with magic in your mouse-strokes and artistry in your pointer-tool, then we’re looking for you. You’ll work closely with a supportive creative director who’ll help take your skills to the next level. In the long-term you may learn basic 2D and 3D animation. And then you’ll get to see your work on TV! Bonus.

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We pay someone to sit at the edge of their seat, and wait to pick up the phone, just to hear your voice. Seriously, her name’s Natasha. She’s at the front desk. She’s really friendly and hardly ever bites.

So if you need a promo produced, want to pop a question or just shoot the breeze, you know what to do:

Studio Zoo,
264 Kent Avenue,
Randburg, Johannesburg,

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