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Hello! I’m Rudi de Wet, a graphic artist, based in Cape Town :)


Rudi de Wet Studio is an independent studio based in Cape Town (South Africa) that produces work for a variety of media and environments, for local and international clients, from concept to craft.

Rudi de Wet is a graphic artist whose work is characterised by bold, colourful and energetic executions. He specialises in illustration, hand drawn type, character illustration, interior artwork and pattern design.


Biography:
After studying a BA (Hons) Visual Communication, with majors in graphic design and illustration at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), Rudi became one of the founding members of the Am I Collective in 2005, a well-respected and highly sought-after creative studio (now called Bewilder).

Rudi worked at Am I Collective for a few years and then made the move to Brisbane (Australia). After a brief stint in various advertising agencies, he moved to Melbourne and started his own studio, Rudi de Wet Studio, in 2008. 

He feels privileged to have worked with many amazing clients and agencies over the years:

Clients Include:
Absa
Anglo Gold Ashanti
Apple
Australian Creative
Between 10 and 5
Ballymore Properties
Backsberg Winery
Blackhearts & Sparrows
Brand Magazine
British Council
Brooks
Budweiser
Build4Cost
Burnt Sugar
Canon
Cancer Council NSW
Cape Town Opera
Capitec
Channel O
Cidre Crafty
Clearasil
Coca-Cola
Domestos
EasyJet Traveller
Exclusive Books
GQ
Fairfax Digital
Freedom Brewery
Golden Crumpets
Griffith University
Guinness
Halls
H2GO
Huawei
Husqvarna
Ibis Hotels
Penguin Books Aus
Instant Grass
Johnny Clegg
J & B
J Peters & Associates
Laurie Dee's
K W Doggett
Masterfoods
McDonald's
Metropolitan Life
Melbourne Metro
Mountain Goat Brewery
Microsoft Zune
Mr. Price
Murdoch Books
NB Publishing
Nissan
Nutrient Water
Optus
Orcon Comms
Old El Paso
Panadol
Patrick Sullivan Wines
Puma
QTCU
Radio Nova
Random House
Readers Digest
Red Cross
Robin Sprong
Suboxone
Sustainability Truthing
Škoda
SL Magazine
The Furnace
Thames & Hudson
Uber Eats
Unilever
Vicinity Centres
Vida E
Virgin Blue
Visi
Vodacom
Vodafone
5FM Radio
Agencies/Studios:
Arnold Furnace
Canvas Group
Celsius Melbourne
Clemenger BBDO Sydney
Cummins & Partners
D. Studio
DDB Melbourne
DDB New Zealand
Draft FCB Cape Town
Draft FCB New Zealand
Droga 5
The Jupiter Drawing Room
Fallon UK
Freeform
Good Morning Films
Host Sydney
Houdini Sydney
io Digital Agency
Junior Advertising
Leo Burnett Sydney
Leg Studios
Lowebull
Mark Smith
Maven Digital
McCann Melbourne
McCann San Francisco
Morrisjones Johannesburg
Naked Communications
Network BBDO
Ogilvy Johannesburg
Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town
Saatchi & Saatchi Italy
Sapient Nitro
The Works Sydney
Ward 6 Sydney
Whybin TBWA
Y & R Paris


Selected Features:
The Design Kids
Between 10 and 5
African Digital Art
Australian Creative
Australian INfront
Choi's Gallery
Communication Arts
Typography Annual
Computer Arts
Design Work Life
Desktop Magazine
IdN Magazine NiceFuckingGraphics
Pìcame
The Design Federation
Gallery Magazine
Los Logos


Awards:
2013
AOI Illustration Awards Public Realm Category Shortlist

2010
1 x Qantm Desktop CREATE
1 x BAD Award Silver
2 x BAD Award Bronze
2 x BAD Award Finalist

2009
1 x Loerie South Africa Silver
1 x D&AD London Yellow Pencil

2008
1 x Loerie South Africa Gold
1 x Cannes Lion Bronze

2007
1 x Loerie South Africa Gold
1 x Loerie South Africa Bronze

2006
1 x Loerie South Africa Silver
1 x Loerie South Africa Bronze
Exhibitions:
Risographica 4, Melbourne. Australia
Sketch, SMITH Studio Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Oh Hello, The Drawing Room, Cape Town. South Africa
Secret 7” 2016, London. England
The Art of Craft, Cape Town. South Africa
Carry Table Exhibition, Design Indaba Expo 2015, Cape Town. South Africa
Paper Planes Exhibition, Design Indaba 2015, Cape Town. South Africa
The Path Less Deconstructed, Sydney. Australia
Champagne For My Real Friends, Cape Town. South Africa
Alphabetica, Sydney. Australia
Good Rubber, Sydney. Australia
Illville, Cape Town. South Africa
SFMRC, Brisbane & Melbourne. Australia
Queenslake, Brisbane. Australia
You're Welcome, Melbourne. Australia
Afrika, Cape Town. South Africa
Bare, Cape Town. South Africa
Risographica, Melbourne. Australia
Toffie Pop Culture, Cape Town. South Africa
SA + UK, London. England, Cape Town. South Africa
The Endless Hugeness Melbourne. Australia

Credits:
Studio Photography: Tyrone Bradley
Portrait Photography: Wilhelm Venter
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