Academic Staff

 

  • Francisca Gebert

    CEO
    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...
  • 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...
  • Gustav Vermeulen

    Senior Lecturer
    After completing his degree in Psychology, Gustav Vermeulen obtained a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Pretoria and moved into the field of design education. He lectured and moderated at many tertiary education institutions, including the...
  • Larita Engelbrecht

    Senior Lecturer
    Larita Engelbrecht is a visual artist and academic. She graduated with a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Stellenbosch, after which she completed an MA in Visual Art (cum laude). From 2010 to 2012 she lectured and tutored various Visual Studies...
  • Elaine Rumboll

    Senior Lecturer: Business Studies
    Elaine Rumboll is the managing director of the Creative Leadership Consultancy, an internationally accredited Master LEGO Serious Play practitioner as well as a blues singer and internationally published, award winning poet. After having spent three...
  • Niel Vosloo

    Lecturer: Photography
    After Niel Vosloo obtained a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Stellenbosch, he practiced as a professional photographer. He then completed an MA degree in Visual Art, taught art theory on tertiary level and continued his career as a commercial...
  • Wiehan de Jager

    Industry Mentor: Communication Design
    Wiehan de Jager is a senior designer and has been actively involved in the visual communication design industry for the past 15 years. He is versatile and creative with extensive industry experience across various creative disciplines. His passion and...
  • Lizl Roos

    Lecturer: Illustration
    Lizl Roos is a practising visual artist with extensive experience as a printmaking and painting lecturer. Over the past 20 years she taught at various institutions, including the Tshwane University of Technology, the University of Pretoria and The...
  • Charl Cater

    Lecturer: Audiovisual Studies
    After obtaining a degree in Information Design at the University of Pretoria in 2006, Charl Cater has been immersed in motion graphics, interactive and web-based design work. He was involved in a number of film and media agencies and worked for, amongst...
  • Lizané Connoway

    Industry Mentor: Interaction Design
    Lizané Connoway has 15 years industry experience as a User Experience Designer and has been the Digital Creative Director at Liquid Thought and Prezence. She has been actively involved in a large range of prominent projects within the field of Digital...
  • Andrew Maunder

    Senior Lecturer: Interaction Design
    Andrew Maunder is a user-centred design and mobile app specialist. He has 7 years’ industry experience in the user experience space and a PhD that focused on the application of user-centred design (UCD). His innovation and product design work has...
  • Christiaan Venter

    Industry Mentor: Motion Design
    Christiaan Venter has more than 10 years’ experience designing and directing numerous TV commercials and TV channel rebrands. He won the SABS Design Achievers Award in 2003 right before he started his career in the design industry. After a mere...
  • Stanley Segal

    Industry Mentor: Animation
    Stanley Segal is a freelance animation director and 3D generalist working in the advertising industry for the last 10 years. Since graduating he has worked with various agencies and animation studios across the globe including Shy the Sun, Masters &...
  • Walt Geldenhuys

    Industry Mentor: Interaction Design
    Walt Geldenhuys graduated in 2010 and is a multi-faceted creative that works in interaction design, front-end development, game design, animation and corporate identity design. He taught creative software and website design to students and industry...