Adri le Roux was a student at El Shaddai Christian School from 1998 until 2009 when she matriculated. Her first art teacher was Auntie Desi! Who else?! Whilst studying art with Auntie Desi, Adri also faithfully attended the Tygerberg Art Centre for extra-curricular art classes.
In 2011 Adri enrolled at Stellenbosch University to study a BA Humanities but soon realised that her passion was in art and design. She changed tertiary institutions in 2013 signing up for a BA Visual Communication Degree at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography.
Adri graduated from the prestigious Stellenbosch Academy majoring in Graphic Design. She also studied Illustration, Marketing and Visual Studies [Art History]. Adri works and lives in Stellenbosch as a UI/UX Graphic Designer. She cites the following artists as her primary artistic and design influences: William Turner, Casper David Friedrich, Garth Walker, Oliver Jeffers, Ingrid Hall, Alan Fletcher, Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Walsh and Tobias van Schneider.
Adri’s 2011 design, created with Wacom Cintiq Gouache, decorating the South African Airways Airbus A340-313 which transported the 2012 South African Olympians to London, came first in a nation-wide art and design competition. Adri’s highlights during her prize-winning trip to London included visits to the National Gallery where she got to see original Turners and a train ride to Oxford to see the place where Lewis Carroll, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis taught and lived.
Adri strives to use her design skill-set to implement social change, close economic gaps and make people think. Adri le Roux is a creative game changer in South Africa; El Shaddai Christian School salutes you.