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Design Indaba 2016.
Design Indaba Conference, a multi-sensory event

The Design Indaba Conference, which will be held from 21-23 February 2018, is going beyond design to create a multi-sensory event where you can hear, see, learn and experience the future of creative thinking and design activism...

23 Nov 2017

One Source by Khuli Chana/Directed by Egg Films' Sunu Gonera/Produced by Native VML for Absolut.
Sunu Gonera announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

Afrofuturist director Sunu Gonera has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2018...

14 Nov 2017

Trevor Stuurman was a speaker at WGSN's Futures Cape Town.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Talking African inspiration with Trevor Stuurman

One of the highlights of WGSN's Futures Cape Town was an inspirational talk by 24-year-old Trevor Stuurman - in effortless digitally savvy youth fashion, this Christmas Day baby is an entrepreneur, photographer and multimedia visual artist with a verified Instagram account and over 156,000 Twitter followers - here's why his fresh ideas resonate so deeply....

By Leigh Andrews 10 Nov 2017

Morag Myerscough © .
First speaker for Design Indaba Festival 2018 announced

British designer, Morag Myerscough is the first speaker announced for the Design Indaba Festival 2018...

1 Nov 2017

Design Market in Ghana launches
Design Market in Ghana launches

The second edition of the Design Market, a seasonal event to showcase contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on November 4th and 5th in Accra, Ghana...

1 Nov 2017

Kigali, Rwanda. © Dereje Belachew via
Africa needs coordinated strategies for urbanisation

Africa's rapid urbanisation can be a driver of industrialisation and there is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development...

25 Oct 2017

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns. The only way to change and to shift into new spaces, is to develop strong cultures of innovation...

By Gilbert Saggia 19 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Simelane and Cooper.
#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jonathan Deeb
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jonathan Deeb

Business of Design is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Ntsako Mokwena
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Ntsako Mokwena

Business of Design is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Yehuda Raff
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Yehuda Raff

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Nicola Cooper
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Nicola Cooper

Business of Design is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Oct 2017

Pentawards 2017 - best of global packaging
Pentawards 2017 - best of global packaging

The world's best product packaging was displayed at the Pentawards 2017 in Barcelona this past week...

27 Sep 2017

Advertising in the age of mobile, social and AI
Advertising in the age of mobile, social and AI

Given the rise of mobile, social algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) and their impact on both advertising and how we engage, the way advertising campaigns are run has changed...

By Lisa Steingold 26 Sep 2017

The anatomy of a creative concept
The anatomy of a creative concept

The human body does not live in isolation. It is a well-oiled machine, consisting of intense streams of information relayed between muscles, veins, and nerves. Here Peter Crafford takes us through the anatomy of a creative concept...

By Peter Barnard 15 Sep 2017

#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design
#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at Spree, discusses how to empower customers to interact with your brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Aug 2017

Egypt's Mosawer launches online photography platform
Egypt's Mosawer launches online photography platform

Egyptian startup Mosawer has launched what it claims to be the MENA region's first comprehensive platform allowing photographers and videographers to manage their workflow and gain exposure...

By Tom Jackson 11 Aug 2017

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Why decisions on emoji design should be made more inclusive

You can't deny the popularity of emoji, especially as 17 July is World Emoji Day...

By Selina Sutton 17 Jul 2017

Prints by Moletsane, Nyoni and Kisua Africa.
Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign as a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2017

The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life
The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life

Winners of the #REDExperiment - a collaboration between Radisson Red and the Youngblood Africa Foundation - were announced at the Youngblood Art Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town...

By Robin Fredericks 6 Jun 2017

New Design Market for Côte d'Ivoire
New Design Market for Côte d'Ivoire

The first edition of the Design Market, an event to celebrate and promote contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on June 3rd and 4th 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire...

2 Jun 2017

Why you need design systems for social media
Why you need design systems for social media

With the majority of modern brand content now residing on social media channels, how do you create social media advertising that stands out? More importantly, how do you do this on a consistent basis within a quick turnaround timeframe?

By Ernst Lass 26 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba
#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

The annual Travel Indaba has rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

WGSN press event in Cape Town
Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

25 Apr 2017

Hitchcock Michalski wins pitch to develop new Nigerian bank identity
Hitchcock Michalski wins pitch to develop new Nigerian bank identity

Hitchcock Michalski won the opportunity, in a three-way pitch, to develop a brand-new identity, visual language, collateral and full environmental experience for a new Nigerian bank...

Issued by Hitchcock Michalski 3 Apr 2017

(L-R): Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Medical Director, Department of Applied Tumor Biology, Institute of Pathology,Heidelberg University Hospital; Elkanah Omenge Orang'o of Moi University, Nairobi; and Hermann Bussmann, Research Associate, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
How design thinking can save lives

Technology, design thinking, powers life-saving innovation in cancer screening for developing countries...

30 Mar 2017

Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece
Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece

Werner Uys, head of Lucan Visuals, a Cape Town-based studio focusing on animation, design and live action for traditional and experiential channels, runs through five tips on how to ensure high-tech campaigns deliver...

28 Mar 2017

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