06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

06-10 September2017

Wessie van der Westhuizen

Wessie vane der Westhuizen

Wessie van der Westhuizen is the Technology Development Manager and Head of Multimedia Design elective within the BA Visual Communications programme at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Wessie has developed and taught award winning multimedia curricula at multiple South African tertiary design institutions over the past 14 years, tuning and developing students skills within the ever-changing realms of animation, UI/UX design, motion graphics, film, typography and graphic design. He is currently devoted to finding ways of equalizing the playing field in the
media and advertising industries regarding diversity and equality quotas; this will be the main focus of his post-graduate studies.

A maverick of digital productions himself, he is constantly tinkering with new programming technologies in the production of software and UI/UX solutions such as website experiments and even recently custom built a learning management system for the Stellenbosch Academy.

He also sees himself as an artist, taking part in numerous group shows and producing artists’ books with fellow artist Ian Marley under the label Angustora Black Press.