Robert James Head

Freelance Real Life Painter & Graphic Designer

Location:Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 Skills
Personal Information:
Personal Details
Name Robert James Head
Address 92 Raats Drive, Tableview
Tel. (home) +27 21 556 6209
Tel. (mobile) +27 71 220 0950
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 7441.
Skills Matrix

Chaplin High, Gwelo, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) 1967
College of Preceptors: English Language, History, Geography, General Science, Art and Craft, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry. (distinction in Arithmetic)

GCE O level: English Language, English Literature, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Geography, History, General Science and Art.
( distinction for Art )

Home language: English. Second language: Afrikaans

Further self-motivated studies: Philosophy, Quantum Physics and Earth Sciences, World Histories. Psychology, Art and mathematics and other related topics.

Lotus Art cc: Sign writing & Calligraphy, Silk-screening, Airbrush, Cycloramas, Fine & commercial art, Scenic (distress & textural}, Mural Paintings, Soft material sculpturing, Prosthetics. Model making and design.
Fine Art: subjects tend towards Wildlife paintings in oil and pastel and deal with high realism (photographic reference on request)

Set building
Artsets cc: Film & TV, Art and Sets, Carpentry, and Metalwork. Show stands & stages, props, moulding, glass fibre and urethanes, Design.
Look of the Year 1985 (sets and art in Mauritius)
Out on Bail: Sets, Art, Design. Also Art Directing some of our own set elements.
Renault Commercial: Art Director plus manufactured all signage for Perimeter. (Took over Loftus Stadium and rented a big crowd.)
Feather Foot Farm Sets, Art and Design,(for which we received an award)
Cedric the Crow (Art and Sets and Design)
Ghost and the Darkness. (Scenic, Art and Sign painter) also ran the Blue Screen Studio on set for three months
IBM commercial (built a 10m mobile ‘B’)
Tarzan and Jane. (Scenic)
Laurel and Hardy. (Hieroglyphics, Murals, Scenics, Signs (hand painted) and Design.

There have been so many different experiences, from setting up explosions and fireworks to a Western Town in the Karoo through entire production sets and art for both TV and Film. Also stages for Big Corporate Setups.
(photographic references and documents are available)

Industry and
Escom (1968-1971) Control Room Operations Staff.
National Petroleum Refinery (1971-1973) Senior Operator.
(worked for Fluor Construction as a pipe-fitter during holidays on the construction of the refinery)
Caltex Oil (1973-1976) Plant and Control Room Operator

Leviathan Construction cc: (1991-1995) Township Housing Development, (Project Management), House construction, Decking. Shop fitting, Kitchen furniture manufacture and installation, Carpentry. Metalwork.

Computer literate, Casmate -Computer aided sign making, Adobe Photoshop. Office, etc.


Camera Tracking and Precision driving (Camera Cars)
and part time acting.

Table-top simulation model war-games, Chess (won inter-school championship 1967) and model building. Fine art painting. Carpentry. Philatelist and Coin collector.
Music: Drummer (played in seven bands)

I enjoy challenges and problem solving; I can work alone or with a team and am capable of heading projects. Hard work is therapy and a cheerful disposition, a balm. You can do anything you put your mind to. Willing to travel.


Myles Maritz, (Setbuild) 011-882-1681 regards art, design and sets
Jacque Gunning (Gearhouse) 021-933-7822 regards art and sets
Ron Golan (Cactus Innovation) 021-551-6688 regards art, design and sets)

Yours sincerely, Robert James Head.