NWU Graphic Design

NWU Graphic Design

NWU Graphic Design,

What does a graphic designer do?

Graphic design is “art in the form of visual communication”. A graphic designer creates original, creative illustrations and designs in response to a problem or situation. Graphic design includes the aesthetic and creative aspect of all promotional and corporate visual material used in the business and advertising world. Examples include designing and illustrating logos, brochures, promotional posters, web pages, interactive CD’s, technical and editorial illustration, and menus. It also includes cover design and design layout. A graphic designer thus creates for the purpose of promotion, marketing or visual communication. The world of graphic design is one of the most stimulating and exciting fields of study a talented student can enter.

Where can you work?

The career possibilities in graphic design are plentiful. The industry is a growing and dynamic one and is generally known as the largest employer of artists in creative careers. Individual talent, motivation and personality, however, all play a vital role in determining the position of a qualified designer in the market. Besides design institutions and printing houses, many organisations employ graphic designers to do design and illustration work for them. A graphic designer who enjoys independence, can start his/her own design business. Have a look at the list of possibilities:

  • Professional graphic designer
  • Freelance artist
  • Animation artist
  • Editorial designer
  • Design director
  • Layout artist
  • Children’s book artist
  • Comic artist
  • Illustrator
  • Advertising artist
  • Packaging designer
  • Web page designer
  • Educator
  • Multimedia designer


If you are interested in graphic design, please contact:

Zita Kyster
Tel (018) 299 4091

Graphic Design

Ms Colette Lotz

   M.Tech: Vaal University of Technology
 Lecturer: Graphic design subject group
 +27 18 285 2302
 Building F2, Room G13,

Mr Héniel Fourie

   BA: North-West University
 Lecturer and chair: Graphic design
 +27 18 299 4092
 Building F2, Room 111,

Ms Jo-Ann Chan

   BA (Graphic Design): North-West University
 Lecturer: Graphic design
 +27 18 299 4051
 Building F2, Room 110,

Ms Marina Herbst

   MA: University College of Ghent, Belgium BA (Hons): North-West University
 Lecturer: Graphic design
 +27 18 299 4207
 Building F2, Room 102,

Mr Ricardo Liut

   BA (Graphic Design): North-West University
 Junior lecturer: Multimedia and graphic design
 +27 18 299 4458
 Building F2, Room 107,


Contact us


Dr William Heuva (Programme Coordinator)

Programme Director

Tel: +27  (0)18 389 2216


Dr Ndivhoniswani Aaron Tshidzumba

Acting Director

Tel: +27  (0)18 285 2053



Lisl Boshoff

Senior administrative assistant: Communication

Tel: +27 (0)18 299 1642

Fax: +27 (0)18 299 1651


Zita Kyster

Administrative assistant: Art History and Graphic Design

Tel: +27 (0)18 299 4091

Fax: +27 (0)18 299 4097


Claudia Howard
Administrative assistant: Communication
Tel: +27 (0)18 299 1639




Naomi du Plessis

Programme Coordinator

Tel: +27 (0)16 910 3463

Fax: +27 (0)18 299 1651