...as friends call him, is a multiple award-winning artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Working by day as an illustrator in the advertising industry, and by night as a visual artist in the entertainment industry, Roger’s client base stretches from Europe to the Far East.
After successfully completing his Graphic Design studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2004, his advertising career kicked off, quickly gaining him recognition as one of South Africa’s leading young illustrators. International awards and accolades followed, such as Cannes, One Show and D&AD nominations.
Equally comfortable with paint, pencils, pixels and vectors, he easily moves between the worlds of digital and traditional illustration and successfully combines the two methods of image-creation.
Roger draws inspiration from music, fashion, street art and travelling, as well as the world of martial arts. He regularly exhibits his work, and has shared his knowledge as a lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the Century Film School in Cape Town. In addition to his achievements as an illustrator, he is also an accomplished martial artist, trading the studio for the dojo in his spare time.
CLIENTS : Opel, Hyundai, Bell Helmets Europe, iChance ( DE ), Musica, Vida E Caffe, Sanlam
AGENCIES : 360 Degrees, Tonictrix ( Hannover ), Luna Design ( New York ), Diazo ( Berlin ), Lowe Mena ( Bahrain ), Ogilvy and Mather, Singh and Sons, The Jupiter Drawing Room
AWARDS : D&AD Yellow Pencil Nominee, Loerie Awards Finals for Musica ‘Wanna be a Rockstar ?’ packaging ( TJDR ).
Cannes Finalist, One Show Finalst, Silver Eagles x 2 for Hyundai ‘Where’s Wally’ illustration ( TJDR ).
Gold Loerie for Musica ‘Jimi Hendrix’ illustration ( TJDR ).
FESTIVALS & EVENTS : Cape Town International Jazz Festival ( VJ with Prophets of da City ) 2015, I Love Hip Hop ( Holland ) 2014, Street Art Festival Bremen ( Germany ) 2014
EXHIBITIONS : Crossroad Solo Exhibition ( Amsterdam ) 2014, Crossroad Exhibition ( with Dee One, Bremen ) ( Cape Town ) 2014, Alles Roger Solo Exhibition ( Vienna, Heidelberg, Bremerhaven ) 2012
PUBLICATIONS : Laufpass( DE )Volume Magazine ( Austria ), Kunst im Nordwesten ( DE ), Geo Saison ( DE ), Private Edition, Men’s Health, One Small Seed