Kevan Aspoas was schooled at St John’s College, Johannesburg before attending Witwatersrand University to read a BSc (QS). In 1981 he did compulsory military duty in South Africa before starting at the South African Associated Newspaper, where he worked on The Rand Daily Mail and helped develop what is today Business Day.
The first advertising agency he joined was Partnership as a media planner/strategist, but his career really developed in 1987, when he joined Ogilvy and Mather in Johannesburg.
There he worked on SAB, Sun International, United Tobacco, among others, before being transferred to the Cape Town office in 1990. In late 1990, he joined Young and Rubicam as Media Director, where he met two of his future partners, Ross Chowles and Joanne Thomas.
In 1994 the three of them left to open The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town).
More than two decades later, the business is now one of the most reputable agencies in Cape Town; and one of the most creative.
Kevan has helped foster global recognition for Jupiter, with the agency contributing to the judging of many international award shows. Kevan and his team have been asked to talk both locally and internationally in their area of expertise.
Kevan opened Blackriver FC in Johannesburg as a subsidiary, as well as Weatherman and Co in Namibia. Under his guidance, Jupiter has had the most consistent advertising award records of any agency in Cape Town and leads South Africa in Design.
As the Managing Director, Kevan has been responsible for growing Jupiter’s client base, and the success of these clients, without any international alliances.