Braam Jordaan was born profoundly Deaf to Deaf parents in Benoni, Johannesburg. He has achieved outstanding art recognition both locally and internationally. After graduating from TAS, he worked for several high-end film and animation companies on high-end projects for BMW, Coronation, Nampak, Mitsubishi, Yardley, Musica, World Wildlife Fund, Rabea Tea, American Eagle and Graça.
He is perhaps best known for his enchanting one-minute animation entitled “The Rubbish Monster,” which garnered no less than 12 awards, including Multichoice Vuka!, 11th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF), 5th KAFI and Animation Exchange Best of the Best. “The Rubbish Monster” was featured in The Filmmakers’ Guide to South Africa: 10th Anniversary Edition as “The Review of the Decade”. It led to Cambridge University Press publishing his children’s book adaptation by the same name in 2009.
He developed and animated a rabbit character for the first online animated Sign Language Dictionary internationally for the Deaf Culture Centre in Toronto, Canada, and Sipho the Lion, the official mascot of the XVI World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD).
He specializes in film production and transfiguring creative concept into high-end and award-winning animation, visual effects and media. He continues tirelessly to promote Sign Language and the Human Rights of Deaf people worldwide through his colourful spectrum of work.