Francisca Gebert


Francisca Gebert’s role as a leading design educator started with her appointment as the Head of the Communication and Graphic Art Department at the North-West University in 1991. Her specialised knowledge and innovative approach to design education led to her appointment as the Academic Head at The Open Window School of Visual Communication in Pretoria, which, under her academic leadership between 1997-2011, became one of the most prominent design schools in Pretoria.

Francisca currently serves on the Boards of several tertiary education institutions in South Africa and is involved in external moderation and evaluation on tertiary level. Throughout her career she has been active in the design industry doing private work for international clients and currently works as an object and furniture designer.


  • BA (FA) Hons, North-West University
  • PG (HED), North-West University