After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Stellenbosch, Brandt worked at both Orange Juice Design and Lowe Bull in Cape Town before moving to the Jupiter Drawing Room, where he ultimately served as Head of Design before opening his own design business, Studio Botes.
Following more than a decade of agency experience and four years of running his own successful business, he launched a specialist design offering called +B as a joint venture with Old Friends Young Talent.
Brandt's work has taken him to the top of his field. Over the years, he has been recognised by The Art Directors Club, The Type Directors Club, The One Show, Cannes Lions, The Clio's and The British Design and Art Director's Club. His work has been published in, among others, Communication Arts and Creative Review. Brandt has also judged The Art Director's Club of New York award shows as well as the Loeries and Pendorings locally.
Botes’ work process involves entrenching himself in the client’s business – understanding as much as possible about what they do as well as what they really need- thereby solving the problem at hand while considering the bigger picture.
He prides himself in creating communication that is conceptually driven, visually bold and impactful. Keeping an eye on detail, Botes strives to create effective work that remains faithful to the brief while capturing the imagination.