Lize-Marie Dreyer

Founder, Designer and Illustrator at Aurora Creative Studio

Cape Town, South Africa
Lize-Marie is a 24 year old creative that graduated in 2013 from The Open Window School of Visual Communication with a CUM LAUDE in both Design and Illustration.

In 2014 she started Honours in Illustration at Stellenbosch University in South Africa only to receive a scholarship to attend the world-renowned LUCA School of Art in Belgium where she did 6 months of Masters in Illustration.

While she was still studying she was chosen as the first All-Star winner of the Portfolio Night in South Africa and sent to the Art Directors Club (ADC) in New York where she was the youngest competitor in a competition against 23 creative All-Stars from 23 cities across the globe.

Since then she has won a Loerie award, several Loerie Craft certificates and a South African National Stamp Design Competition (and is now an official freelance designer for the South African Philatelic Office). She is currently situated in Cape Town from where she is building up a client base.

Work Experience

Aurora Creative Studio

Founder, Illustrator & Designer

June 2015 - Present Cape Town, South Africa

Lize-Marie Dreyer Illustration & Design

Freelance Designer & Illustrator

Freelance Work done for:
*Gerhard van Wyk:
*Louis Minnaar:
*Essential Marketing:
*Many Private Clients
2013 - June 2015 South Africa


Design and Illustration Intern

November 2012 - December 2012 Pretoria, South Africa


Luca School Of Arts

Masters in Illustration

September 2014 - February 2015 Ghent, Belgium

University Of Stellenbosch

Honours in Illustration

January 2014 - September 2014 Stellenbosch, South Africa

The Open Window

BA Visual Communication with Majors in Illustration & Design

January 2010 - December 2013 South Africa


English (Fluent),
Afrikaans (Fluent),


BOS Ice Tea Design-A-Can

Design placed in the Top 20 designs out of over 1000 entries.


The Fellowship Exchange Program

Awarded a Scholarship to study Masters in Illustration at the world-renowned LUCA School of Art in Belgium


Loerie Award

Silver Loerie for Know-It-Wall Project


Loerie Award

Museum Poster nominated for a Loerie Award & Burning House Zine wins a Craft Certificate at the Loerie Awards


Art Directors Club (ADC) - New York

Portfolio Night 11 All Star Johannesburg


The South African Philatelic Office

2nd Place in the Cape Town World Design Capital Stamp Design Competition.


The South African Philatelic Office

Winner of the South African National stamp design competition released nationally on the 20th April 2012



After Effects, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop,