The Minion Factory is a digital revolution fusing technical savvy and marketing wisdom. We bring products and campaigns to life! We turn companies into social objects and add a whimsical, creative touch to everything that we do.
Every business is a cultural structure, a village, a tribe and thus needs a clearly defined culture that sets them apart from the competition. The Minion Factory has years of experience in creating and engineering the perfect culture! We are Cultural Engineers!
From web design to print, portfolios and campaign strategies – the Minion Factory has a talented minion that is perfect for the job! We come highly recommended by several overlords and definitely will not cost you an arm and a leg!
Creativity is unruly, it is unbound, loud, and messy and yes – it always breaks all of the rules! If described like that it sure does sound as if nobody in their right mind would allow creativity within a business environment. Yet, that is just the thing. True creativity is so unconventional, so unrestrained that
Scientists have long ago shown the benefits of starting your day with a good, solid breakfast. They say that having a healthy breakfast will ensure a steady release of energy during the day. You will feel better, work better and possibly even look better! Well now, The Minion Factory says that no breakfast is ever
Freedom is a very interesting topic. For decades philosophers, artists and great thinkers have debated about the topic. What is freedom really? In creative terms, real freedom is the ultimate expression of your creativity. How do you go about achieving real freedom? You achieve it by allowing your creativity, your reason and passion to drive
You will not believe it but out there in the wide-world I have across people that live as if life has given them an instruction manual. They never deviate from the planned route. Going from Point A to B never includes driving past point C. They are, sadly, set in their ways – inflexible, unable
Having dreams and not sharing them really is like wrapping up a wonderful present, and then deciding not to give it to somebody! Rather pointless, is it not? The thing is that everybody has dreams. Whether it is the guy stuck in his slave-cube, or the CEO of a successful empire. Everybody dreams, everybody hopes.
Everybody creates. It does not matter what profession you are in. Simply put – you are a creator, you are creating. Whether it is baking bread, designing websites or creating communication – you are in the business of creating! That is why this cartoon is so universal in its message. Whatever you do today, wherever
Resident chef, Majory Elms is always treating our hardworking minions with all sorts of tasty goodies. She is an extremely renowned chef and loves to experiment with new food combinations. There is only one major (get it?) flaw with Majory – she hates cleaning up!
Tiny Mike may be short (barely reaching four feet!) but he makes up for that particular disadvantage with big brains and a massive ego! This bright superstar joined the Minion Factory in order to further his plans for world domination, or was that exploration? Either way, he loves reading books and hiding when the annual
Grant Sweeny is green. He is also very angry, most of the time. In fact, the only thing that seems to calm him down and bring out his gentle nature is the sight of butterflies. Can you imagine this green monstrosity surrounded by tiny, fluttering butterflies? Our thoughts exactly! If you want to hire Grant
Henry Gnashes loves, well – everything. This extremely tall fellow is both cuddly and strangely cute. While he does not “dislike” anything in particular, it is very easy to upset him. What this means is that while Henry is a definite positive attitude to have in the workplace, he can quickly make a nuisance of
Patrick O’Red first joined the Minion Factory early in 2013. This little red ball of fun is good-natured and loves potatoes. He will be happy as long as he has a project to work on. At the moment Patrick is available for hire. He is perfect for brochures, educational materials and more! There is however
My latest oil painting has just been finished. Not much to say about it, to be honest. It was a lot of fun to paint it and took a lot of time as well! Of course I am already busy with my next oil painting and cannot wait to show it off to you!
Today, despite it being yet another crazy day filled with deadlines and a million tasks I managed to challenge my creativity in a fun way! What I did was, instead of replying to SMS messages from friends with text, I doodle a cartoon, took a photo of it and sent that in reply! It was
Some days I do wish there were more of “me” running around. I need time and energy to paint, to create, but unfortunately I have a million-and-one different projects running almost non-stop. Still, last night I managed to finish this oil painting. Now I cannot wait to start the next one!
As you might have been aware I simply love everything that has ties to motivation, inspiration and living a full, happy and successful life. Sometimes I believe that it is important to tell the people in your life all about your plans, hopes and goals. In many ways it not only reinforces a particular believe
What a nice topic for a Monday morning! Recently The Minion Factory on Zazzle became a Zazzle Pro Seller Store. Now we have unrestricted access to the Pro Seller sub-forums, as well as a shiny new badge to show off our prestige! What does it all really mean for The Minion Factory? Well what becoming
There is a certain, unspoken magic hidden within the act of creating. When I am busy creating digital art, with the help of Adobe Photoshop, a sketch pad and some other tools – I am given the freedom to truly create something unique, something amazing. Those moments of unbridled passion and creativity are the moments
Everybody love posters! Whether for the office, bedroom or any old, blank wall, a poster can truly bring some life and energy to a room!I’ve been designing and selling posters on Zazzle Inc for along time now – long enough to become a Zazzle Pro Seller! If you want a custom-designed poster, why not hire
Creativity can be expressed in so many different forms! One of my favourite forms is in oil painting. From the initial sketch to the final product – oil painting remains a favourite pursuit of mine! Besides, don’t you think it is a wonderful way to expand and improve your creativity?
DFF Motors was a wonderful client to work with! The project required that I create a vehicle showroom online. It also required that I train somebody from DFF Motors to handle all the administrative duties for the website. Today the website is completely managed by my client, and I only need to forward them monthly
Since 2008 I have been responsible for all creative and desktop publishing aspects related to a local, monthly magazine known as The VALU Magazine. This project requires that, from time to time, I write editorials and reviews, as well as create special features for the magazine. My time with the VALU Magazine has dramatically improved
DFF Motors is an online portal use by my client to sell quality, pre-owned vehicles. I was hired to develop the website and provide additional training to DFF Motors’ staff to enable them to operate and administrate the website on their own. Website: www.dffmotors.co.za Representative: Flip Degenaar
Wills Scoop is an online acting portfolio for my client’s children. The website had to be constructed under a sever deadline, be creative and informative. At the end of the day the project was fun to work on and I loved creating the various design elements used! Website: www.willsscoop.co.za Representative: Carla Wills
Country Bedding was one of my first clients and has continued to be a favourite client during the past couple of years. I am often hired by them to design publication adverts, like posters, pamphlets and POS signage. It’s not just the designing that keeps me busy with them, I am also in charge of
KG Air Conditioning was a friendly and fun client to work with! I was hired to create a website for them and did a spectacular job that met all of their requirements. The clean and fresh look on their new website has definitely increased their online exposure and added to the reputation of their company.
Henkoly Pty Ltd is one of my closest clients. I assist them in various creative matters, from designing publication adverts, developing their website and administrating their numerous projects. Every day with them offers new challenges deadlines and solutions; I simply love it! Website: www.henkoly.co.za Representative: Hannes Smith
Mist Seekers is a website created especially for a Guild Wars 2 guild to connect, share information and access the latest game related news. I designed the entire website, including a members-only forum. With Mist Seekers I am now in charge of website administration, updating the content and making more tools and guides available to
Assistance Plus is a network website dedicated to making life easier for Executive and Personal Assistants. They offer all sorts of advice, tips and tricks as well as industry related news. My duties with Assistance Plus revolve mainly around website administration and handling any design and technical requirements as they arise. It is truly a
GDS Technologies is a groundbreaking, innovative communications company specializing in making the latest communication technologies and solutions available within Africa. It has been my privilege to assist them with all their creative endeavors. This included touching up their logo, adverts for publications and a complete redesign of their website. At the moment I am still
The Minion Factory is a labour of love. It is a hotchpotch of creativity, passion and adventure mixed thoroughly along with professional, technical skills and years of experience. The Overlord and Master Brain behind the Minion Factory is creative addict, Abie Davis.
Born in sunny South Africa (a country subject to influences from all over the world!) he was exposed to creativity and discovery at a young age. Today he is successfully managing the Minion Factory and its horde of minions while producing some awe-inspiring creative solutions. Abie Davis loves to travel, explore different countries and paint! As long as you promise to keep sweet-potatoes far away from him, he will be your best ally! Contact him today to find out how he can bring life and energy to your project!
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