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Born in Italy and lucky enough to have grown up in SA.

Worked in advertising since 1974, enjoying every minute.

Worked on both International & local Accounts.


1974
Art Director DeV&S JHB, JWT CT and freelanced for agencies in Cape Town.

1977
Co-founded – Link Sales Promotion, one of the first Below-the-line agencies. Most awarded B-T-L agency for 4 years.

1984
Founded – Ideadata Cape, first Computer Generated Graphics company in Cape Town. Made two 15 Sec Computer animated TV commercials ... a first.

1988
Gian Fonto Design
One of the first Apple Mac equipped design studios.
Spada & Loerie awards.


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1993

Invited to join some friends at Berry Bush to form Berry Bush Fonto BTL. Worked on major launches for BP Fuelmaster, World on line. Triumph. Designed Exhibition stands for BP, Stuttaford Van Lines and Rand Merchant Bank. Launched new BP Lubricant range in SA and coordinated all launch material for rest of Africa.

Coordinated strategy conferences for BP commercial

country wide.

2003

Shareholder Berry Bush BBDO
Left to start Storytime Africa / thinc

Present

Gian Fonto Design

Now work with a small client base ... making a contribution to their businesses and humbled by the faith they show in my work ... proud of our relationship.