Shaping well-rounded professionalsWe’ll teach you to be a specialist in your field with the ability to manage the bigger business picture. All our programmes include elements from the four faculties we believe are crucial in preparing you for a successful career in the 21st Century
To produce great managers and leaders with the commercial logic to build great organisations and the creative magic to set them apart. We provide all the tools they need to understand both small and large organisations, and how they can affect positive change within them both locally and globally.
To produce business savvy marketing professionals who deeply understand people, are rampant innovators and are able to bring the latest trends in communications technology to their brand’s marketing mix.
To produce professionals who have a deep understanding of human behaviour and are able to use this skill to both control themselves as individuals and influence the world around them, from the people they lead to the customers they serve.
To produce smart, logical, customer focused creative talent. We train the important skills of graphic design, art direction, copywriting, photography. Importantly in a digital world, we teach content creation, user experience design, software engineering and web development.
Meet the Lecturers
Head of Education/Product
MBusSci (UCT) and PhD candidate in Industrial Marketing (LTU). 3 most valuable lessons on the journey that is knowledge: the best sight is insight, science is golden, and well done is better than well said.
Head of Department: Creative | Creative Senior Lecturer (Graphic Design and Art Direction)
I’m proud of my industry achievements, but even more proud of being creative with my super talented students. They teach me something new every day.
PROF. JOHN SIMPSON
Head of Department: Management Studies
Prof Simpson has a BSc in Psychology and an MBA and PhD in Consumer Behaviour. He is an Emeritus Professor and comes with an impressive pedigree of Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Director of the Graduate School of Business, and Head of the School of Management Studies at UCT; as well as the founding Director of the prestigious UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Management.
Head of Department: Marketing | Senior Lecturer (Marketing & Advertising Communications)
Passion and purpose are what drives me. And people. And being curious. And this place. I seriously love this place! And every day, I get to use what I’ve learnt in nearly 20 years in the industry and share it with some incredible students.
Senior Lecturer: Digital Design
If it runs on electricity, I can help. I have had an interesting career, I've worked in art, music, design, theatre, dance (not actually dancing), jewellery... I love taking on complex problems that require divergent thinking.
Lecturer: Copywriting/Creating Digital Content
I’m a passionate taskmaster - after 20 years in the industry, I know what it takes to compete out there. That’s what I teach.
Lecturer: Visual Studies With 5 years experience teaching at tertiary institutions, I encourage students to apply conceptual design thinking to theoretical subjects, and always conscious of the inter-relationship between theory and practice.
Lecturer: Graphic Design
I’ve been a lecturer for 13 years, teaching visual communication, drawing and illustration. I’ve also worked as an illustrator. I’m an artist and have been painting for 25 years. I’m mad about all things visual and I like to share this enthusiasm with the younger generation.
Lecturer: Digital Design & Digital Skills
I believe the student should learn, in the broader context of visual communication, the responsibility that comes with the power to influence the public and to choose to promote South Africa and its ideals first and foremost. Digital Design kinda allows the student to keep up with the ever-shifting brink of new technological development. Each moment of enlightenment experienced by the student is a big plus for me.
Lecturer: Digital Design
With 25 years industry and almost 2 years of tertiary teaching experience, I believe that the recipe of creative success is to always be a sponge. I love sharing my (sometimes annoyingly optimistic) passion for design with my students. I love typography, simplicity, great concepts, reading, Jiu-Jitsu, and the stillness behind the surf break.
"I believe that creativity should be practised so that it becomes second nature, like brushing your teeth or putting on underpants. I hope to encourage students to be fearless at drawing and creative thinking.
Lecturer: Art Direction
I believe in teaching for change – I believe that passion, curiosity & creative thinking are what helps us thrive in an ever-changing environment. For me teaching is a two-way street. I learn as much from my students as I teach. As a creative person I have always liked wearing many hats; painter, illustrator, designer, art director, stylist, potter and lecturer.
Lecturer: Graphic Design and Art Direction
I've been teaching for 14 years now and seeing my students blossom in the industry is what keeps me going as a lecturer. One of my proudest moments is designing the Flings chips pack that everyone grew up with.
Lecturing Assistant: Art Direction and Graphic Design
Durban-native Sarah is a Red & Yellow alumnus, who qualified with a Diploma in Art Direction and Graphic Design in 2013. She's been gaining invaluable experience at a number of big agencies over the past couple of years (and has even bagged a Loerie in the process!). When she's not working, she loves to take her 6-year-old Yorkshire terrier for a run. Sarah says she's very much a kid at heart and enjoys cooking, drawing, reading and travelling whenever she's awarded the opportunity.
As a firm believer in lifelong learning, she holds numerous qualifications (B.A Fine Arts Degree, Post Graduate Certificate in Education Visual Art and Theory, Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies) and has most recently been invited to conduct a seminar on her work at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, US. Nobukho is passionate about the transfer of knowledge as well as educating individuals from a disadvantaged background. Nobukho will be lecturing on the 1st year Photography module, as well as the 2nd year Photography module.
He describes himself as someone who "makes things, captures light, and dabbles in chemistry for artistic purposes". In his spare time, Wessel travels all over the country to exhibit and work at various arts festivals. Wessel will be lecturing on the 2nd year Photography module.
I use over 20 years in the industry, together with 10 years lecturing experience, to empower students, watch them grow and ultimately do it better than any of us!
I am passionate about marketing and consumer research and in particular, the ways in which marketing can make the world a better place. I’ve been working in tertiary education for many years and try my hardest to ensure that students leave my classroom with open minds and a keen sense of curiosity.
On Campus Events
Tourism Marketing Forum | Cape Town
There’s a new playing field— aggregators like Airbnb and Booking.com who have massive budgets are stunting the success of smaller, independent hospitality establishments.The Red & Yellow Creative School of Business has recognised the challenges that smaller, independent establishments are facing. Their solution: the inaugural Tourism Marketing Forum, which will not only address these challenges and discuss pain-points but actually showcase key insights and practical steps on how to stay ahead in such a competitive landscape.With talks by three industry heavyweights who’ll be sharing their insights and tips, attendees will learn how to stay ahead in a rapidly changing environment and drive business success and sustainability.Complimentary Social Media workshop from 13:30 - 14:30Head on over to Quicket to purchase your tickets to the eventAre you a Red & Yellow alumnus? If so, contact us for exclusive alumni ticket prices
Lunchtime Lectures: Mark Tomlinson | Group Managing Director Hellocomputer
Interested to know more about the man who helped produce beer dispensers that can read minds? You should be! Mark got into digital in 1997 and started his first agency 2 years later. Later he co-founded Hellocomputer, an agency built to be “More Human”. Discover exactly what it means to place people at the centre of your business.
Red & Yellow Open Day | Cape Town
Come visit our awesome campus, get a taste of what’s in-store for 2020, and meet the lecturers who’ll unpack each programme and what makes it special. An experience that is not only informative, but also helps you understand why Red & Yellow is so loved by Alumni, and highly-respected by industry.Who should attend: School-leavers, parents and friends - all welcome!
Where: 97 Durham Avenue, Salt River, Cape Town
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Lunchtime Lectures: Juliet Harding | Frontwoman of GoodLuck
Electro-swing, what’s not to love? Juliet, a Red & Yellow alumnus (don’t blame us for being smug), has been creating music with her band GoodLuck since 2011. In a world with so much manufactured (and often meaningless) music, GoodLuck’s focus is on “IDM” — Intelligent Dance Music. Their shape-shifting style, upbeat personality and unique perspective make them a breath of fresh air in the local and global music scene. Come enjoy learning from this local heroine!
Where: Red & Yellow School campus, 97 Durham Avenue, 2nd floor, Salt River, Cape Town