RENEE ROSSOUW (b. 1985) is an artist, designer and architect based in Cape Town. Graphic, bold and colourful, Rossouw’s artworks are informed by a vast personal library of shapes and patterns – observed, recorded, transformed and abstracted over the years and stored in sketchbooks, on walls and inside plastic boxes. After obtaining a master’s degree in architecture in 2009, Rossouw was one of 13 students selected for the prestigious master’s programme in product design at European Design Labs, Madrid under director Jaime Hayon. Highlights include collaborations with IKEA in 2017 and 2019, participation in the Venice Biennale, Milan Saloni di Mobile, Madrid Art Fair, Moscow Design Week, Design Indaba; selection as 100% Design South Africa’s Feature Designer and recipient of the Best Product Design award in 2015. She is also a lecturer at UCT’s School of Architecture and has delivered talks at Design Indaba and Madrid Design Net Conference.