Dr. Van Aardt du Preez is an internationally trained color designer (IACC).

He obtained a Masters and Doctors degree in Urban Housing.

His scientific background and more than 30 years experience in the painting and decorative market, helped him to approach color use from a humane influence.

He attended color courses at the Scandinavian Color School in Leksand Sweden, The Natural Selection Course in Stockholm Sweden and the color courses of the IACC (International Association of Color Consultants/Designers) in San Diego California USA.

He made numerous color study visits to France, United Kingdom and the USA.

He is a SAPMA (South African Paint Manufacturers Association) qualified paint technologist.