Advertising Professor,
Michigan State University, East Lansing

Ross went to the Johannesburg high school for art, ballet and music. His artistic skills landed him a job as a junior Art Director in advertising way back in 1980.

During the next 34 years, he spent his time creating advertising (and helping others create) that had an impact on consumers.

In 1994, he co-founded The Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town, Africa’s most awarded independent agency.

Over the years, The Jupiter Drawing Room has featured in all the major award shows.

Ross also has been a judge at these same award shows.

Ross has had the privilege of judging at One Show twice, Cannes twice, Clio’s, Art Directors Club of NY and many more.

The real skill that Ross picked up in advertising is the ability to understand people and how to motivate them. This manifested in Ross teaching, be it his staff or students. Ross has participated every year in One Show’s China workshop since 2003. He has recently been appointed to the International board of the One Show... And now is teaching advertising at Michigan State University.