Made by Radio is a creative studio and production company, specialising in motion, illustration, iconography and typography. It started small as a collaboration between Londoner Byron Meiring and Capetonian Gert Schoeman, which by 2011 had grown into a fully functioning studio. Since 2011 the team as been in a state of flux, with new talent steadily coming in whilst the seasoned creatives venture out. Recently, co-founder Schoeman moved on, started a new creative venture called Makers Company.
Throughout the years and the talent, one thing remains consistent, Radio has the “skills to pay the bills”. Those skills have attracted huge clients such as Sony, IBM, General Electric, and ESPN. Their work has illuminated the pages of New Scientist, Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine as well as regular contributions to Monocle Magazine.
Earlier this year they wrote and directed a haunting short for Walmart, titled The Babble Creek Monster. It was based on a story by Walmart employee, Eric S. Brown, and was part of a campaign to empower the talents of their staff. The animation flows seamlessly from one scene to the other, the limited pallet, and sinister narration intensify all the way up to its ominous conclusion.