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About | Vian Roos is a visual storyteller using photography and design, telling the storeys of everyday South Africa.
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VIAN ROOS

My focus as a creative person is to use my experience as a designer, to always focus on the emotional impact the design will have on a person, and to evolve this into a new approach of using creative thinking and experience design to explore new possibilities in the field.

 

I am currently a design lecturer at IIE Vega school.

Work experience

Design lecturer
IIE Vega School
2021 to Present 

 

Art director
Demartini Institute
2021

 

Art director
Farmer’s Weekly, Caxton Local Media
2014 – 2021

 

Part-time lecturer and course developer
IIE Vega School
2016 – 2019

 

Graphic designer
Farmer’s Weekly, Caxton Local Media
2012 – 2014

Projects

Member of the Programme Advisory Committee
CTU Training Solutions
2018 – Present

 

Coordinator, Vrynge Visual Arts Programme
Vrystaat Arts Festival
2020

 

Curator and co-creator
neXus: A Transnational Exposition and neXus 2020
2019 and 2020

Qualifications

User Experience Design Certificate
University of Cape Town, GetSmarter Online
2018

 

BA Honours in Graphic Design
IIE The Design School Southern Africa, Pretoria
2014 – 2015

 

BA Graphic Design
IIE The Design School Southern Africa, Pretoria
2009 – 2011

 

Matriculated
Bethlehem Voortrekker Hoërskool, Bethlehem
2003 – 2008

Achievements

AWARDS

2019 Nominated for a Blinkers award in best Vrynge visual arts show, for neXus: A Transnational Exposition, Vrystaat Art Festival.

2018 Named Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in media.

2016 Honours student achievement award, IIE The Design School Southern Africa.

2015 Special mention for best layout, Caxton Magazines excellence awards.

2014 Designer of the year, Caxton Magazines excellence awards.

2011 Finalist in the student category for package design, The Loerie Awards.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2021 Wolk work at Big Sky Country, Die Naaldekoker (Group). 

2021 Blue series at Blue Mood, Johann Van Heerden gallery (Group)

2021 Cotton thread and cardboard series at Red List, Stokvel gallery (Group).

2021 Cotton thread and cardboard at Joburg Fringe (Group).

2020 Swartberg at Vrystroom, Vrystaat Arts Festival (with Cornell Boshof).

2020 neXus 2020 at Vrystroom, Vrystaat Arts Festival (Curator).

2019 neXus: A Transnational Exposition at Vrynge, Vrystaat Arts Festival (Curator).

2018 Connected at Colour My World, Brighton Pride, United Kingdom (Group).

2017 Connected at Vrynge, Vrystaat Arts Festival (Solo).

2016 Fotostaatmasjien at Fotostaatmasjien, No End Contemporary Art Space (Group).

2016 Vrystad at Inextricable, Brighton Photo Fringe, United Kingdom (Group).

2016 Vrystad at Vrynge, Vrystaat Arts Festival (Solo).

2011 – 2016 Zuma’s oath, Camp David, Waterbok en Bidsprinkaan, April & September and Urban City in iJusi Magazine (Group).

Contact

+27(0)84 702 6306

skryfbehoeftes@gmail.com

 

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