Born 1975 in Riversdal, South Africa
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
After completing his National Diploma in Graphic Design at The Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 1996, Daniël Hugo was fortunate enough to accepted contract employment in Mauritius. “It was on the island that I began filling sketchbooks, chronicling ideas and extremely vivid dreams. This is then also the beginning of the Oneironaut & Other Tales.”
Returning to Cape Town he has been freelancing as an illustrator, storyboard artist and visualiser for numerous ad agencies, publishers and film productions. His lists of former clients include Ogilvy Cape Town, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. In 2001 he became a member of the Igubu Comics Collective and has been a contributor to publications including Helix, Clockworx, Velocity, GrafLit as well as Holland SF.
Since he has self-published 'The Souvenir', a graphic novella prequel to and inspiration for 'Uncharted Waters' which currently appears in the independent local anthology publication SECTOR. As a local independent comic creator, he co-presented a panel on South African comics at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2014. Apart from his illustrative work he has participated in several group exhibitions locally and continues to devote time to practice his creative research.