JJvR Creative Consulting CC

083 252 8525
realise@mweb.co.za
P.O. Box 541, Greenpoint, 8051, Cape Town

EDUCATION
1987-1990 : Information Design at the University of Pretoria

WORK HISTORY
1991-1995:
Graphic designer for Graphicor and Pentagraph
1995-1997:
Art Director for The White House and DDB Needham
1997-1999:
Art Director for House and Leisure magazine
1999-2001:
Freelance Design Consultant on various fashion, décor, design and lifestyle magazines and books
2001-2006:
Consulting Art Director to New Media Publishing: Visi, Plascon Colour, Woolworths Taste
2006-2008:
Design Director for Highbury Safika Media. Restructuring and managing a studio of 22 designers, stylists
and photographers, redesigning 30 plus magazines; ranging from consumer to customer titles. Establishing
an in-house styling and image library as well as creating new workflow systems between advertising,
editorial and design departments.
2008-2010:
Creative Mediation for developer, architects and marketers to establish the West Coast Mall
Creating training workshops, trend forecasting & new client presentations for Highbury Safika Media
Creative Direction for 2 Sababa Kitchen and Deli outlets
Various residential projects
Facilitating green hoarding concept installation at the V&A Waterfront for the new Allan Gray Headquarters
Creating the headquarters for international marketing agency Instant Grass
Creative Direction & installation of the Cape Town Diamond Museum
2011:
Collaborating with international boutique agency Luxury Branding on various high-end projects including
Imara Private Investment Bank
2012-2014:
Creative Direction on 5 magazine relaunches – Rooi Rose, CAR, SA Cricket, SASCOC, Getaway
Creative Direction of a new retail concept – Diamond Dreams
Creative Direction of a new yoga brand – The Shala
Interior Consultation for luxury brands – Tanzanite International, Shimansky, Diamonds27
Various residential projects – Pezula, Fresnaye, Higgovale, Steenberg, Tamboerskloof & Kirstenbosch

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
The launch of retail experience Diamond Dreams, 2013
The re-launch of three iconic South African magazines: Rooi Rose, CAR & Getaway, 2013
Invited to contribute as blogger to the ELLE Decoration Magazine, 2012
Invited to create an exhibition for the Freeworld Design Centre, 2012
The launch of the Cape Town Diamond Museum for Shimansky, 2011
Lecturing at Stellenbosch University, Red & Yellow School of Advertising and Cape Peninsula University
First solo exhibition of paintings, 2009
PICA Award for Best Visual Production of the year 2007, Wedding Album
Featured speaker at Design Indaba International Conference, 2005
SAPPI Pica Award for Excellence in magazine design 2005, Visi
SAPPI Pica Award for Excellence in magazine design 2004, Plascon Colour
SAPPI Pica Award for Excellence in magazine design 2002, Visi
Mondi Award for best magazine design 2002, Visi
Media 24 Excellence Award in design 2002
Mondi Award for best magazine design 2001, Visi
Loerie award for Motif wine packaging, 1998
Born on 23 September 1969