Brandt Botes

Design group head, The Jupiter Drawing Room

If you can't find Brandt Botes behind his desk, you'll probably find him taking pictures of abandoned buildings. "I love the creepy factor of it,� he says. After a BA Fine Arts degree at the University of Stellenbosch, Botes started his career as a graphic designer at Orange Juice Design. Now he's group head of graphic design at The Jupiter Drawing Room in Cape Town. The internationally award-wining design department has clients such as Musica, Design Indaba, Sanlam and Windhoek Breweries. In his free time, Botes hones his craft as an illustrator, and his works have appeared in magazines and books such as Creative Review, Print and A Decade of South African Design Excellence. Botes was invited to be a judge at the 87th Art Directors Club of New York last year and he recently participated in the 2036 group exhibition at the 2008 Saint Etienne Biennale in France. � Karabo Keepile

Lunch spot: Brewers & Union, Heritage Square, Cape Town