#FeatureFriday | Meet Jason Thorne and Sharp-Lee Mthimkulu

Jason Thorne and Sharp-Lee Mthimkulu

Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Motion graphics and visual effects studio


Business Name: Black-Belt

Founded: 2016

Employees: 5 intern trainees


28-year-old motion designer – Jason Thorne and 27-year-old branding specialist – Sharp-Lee Mthimkulu are the founders of Black-Belt – a motion graphics and visual effects studio. Respectively from Cape Town and Johannesburg, Jason and Sharp-Lee envision their brand as a benchmark for creative professionals who have mastered their skill. Black-Belt aims to make a vibrant contribution to the entertainment industry, while giving back to young creatives. Indeed, the founders of Black-Belt are passionate about what they do. They mostly believe in training and sharing. Their entrepreneurship journey is characterised by their desire to give back through elevating young creatives’ skill level.


For more on Black-Belt: Website | Instagram

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