Category Archives: Academy Work

Morgan Mulholland – Sony World Photography Awards

One of our recent graduates, Morgan Mulholland, was named as a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards (learn more about his submission here). We created the following short video, to highlight his achievement and to offer some inspiration to other budding young photographers out there!

You can see more of Morgan’s work at his website here.

Check out his video below.


Alena Gelen Broncolor Ambassador

Alena Gelen, one of our third year Photography students has recently been announced as an ambassador for Broncolor! Not only is she an ambassador for them, but she has also recently given a workshop for the brand, sharing her techniques and thinking with other photographers.

What an honour Alena, well done!

Check out the awesome clip below to learn more about Alena and her story!

Roger Mello and Pieter Grobler Guest Lecture at the Academy

We’re feeling a bit starstruck! We just had Roger Mello (winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014) and Pieter Grobler spending time with us at the academy guest lecturing our illustration majors and wow – what a day we had! It really was special having them share their skills, techniques and inspiration with us!

To learn more about Roger Mello, please click here.

And to learn more about Pieter Grobler, please click here.


3rd Year Publication Brief

There’s nothing we love more than sharing the incredible work our students produce and this is one of those times when we get to do so.

The following images and designs were produced by our 3rd year Graphic Design students for their first brief of 2018. You can read more about the project directly from the lecturers below:

The first brief for the 3rd year Graphic Design students looked at Impact design, which is based on the impact that values and behaviours of human kind would have and has had on environments, society itself and economies. The students had to write their own stories deduced from a current issue but interpreted into fiction. This project therefore required that the students create a set of books, which was written, illustrated, hand bound and packaged by them reflecting life on planet Earth in the year 2018. The full exhibition can be viewed during OPEN DAY on the 3rd of March 2018.

If you’re interested in seeing this work at our open day, check out this post here for details.


Cole Ndelu – Updates

Stellenbosch alum Cole Ndelu is going from strength to strength. After being named a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards she has also been listed on the Design Indaba website, as well as having a piece about her featured on Beautiful News South Africa.

It’s always so gratifying to see our graduates do well and achieve! Cole – we’re so proud! Being featured on the Design Indaba site is no mean feat!

You can see more of Cole’s work on her Behance profile here.

Bookbinding Workshop

We just held a bookbinding workshop for our 2nd and 3rd years, run by the incredibly talented Heléne van Aswegen who is a specialist artist book binder. She collaborates with professional artists to co-produce once-off or limited edition Artists’ Books (also known as Bookworks or Livre d’Artiste).

To see more of Heléne’s work or if you’re interested in learning more you can visit her website here.