Francois Jonker

Academic Head

Francois Jonker’s multi-faceted career as an academic, designer and artist, is grounded in his education in both Fine Arts and Visual Communication. Francois was appointed by Open Window Institute in 2008 as Head of the Department of Communication Design.

He has delivered design solutions for prominent clients, works as a practising artist and illustrator. His recent research activities focused on the field of Media and Cultural Studies.

In 2009 Francois was selected for an international artist’s residency programme in Paris, France. His work has been included in an exhibition of contemporary South African art at the Bilateral Cultural Exchange Programme in Hyderabad, India.


  • BA (VC), Open Window Institute
  • BA (FA) Hons, University of Pretoria
  • MA (VS) (cum laude), University of Stellenbosch