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Date: 26 Aug 2016
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#BODJHB: Finding the 'perfect' business partner
#BODJHB: Finding the 'perfect' business partner

"There is absolutely no such thing as a perfect fit, but there is something called a right fit," said Andrea Kleinloog, co-founder of Anatomy Design, introducing her talk on 'Partnerships: Finding the perfect fit' at the Johannesburg version of Business of Design earlier this month.

By Jessica Tennant 16 hours ago

Abel and Grace
#BODCT: The power of the Big Idea

One of the most anticipated talks from the first day of Business of Design Cape Town 2016 came near the end of the day from Mike Abel, chief executive partner of M&C Saatchi Abel on the 'power of the idea'. Here's what you missed if you weren't there...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Aug 2016

#BODCT: The business of 'designing better'
#BODCT: The business of 'designing better'

The design-boosting power of collaboration, moving beyond fear of data to implementing insights that create better user experience and using digital disruption to your own business benefit were all hot topics on the first day of #BODCT...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Aug 2016

Ian Fuhr
Sorbet's Ian Fuhr hits the nail on the head when it comes to brand loyalty

With over 265,000 loyalty members to date, Sorbet Group's CEO Ian Fuhr recently shared insights on the subject of developing brand loyalty at Business of Design in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Aug 2016

The Art and The Beat with someone who may seem familiar...
#WomensMonth: SummerTime lets female creativity shine

The lyrics go "Summer time, and the livin' is easy", and that happy, relaxed vibe is exactly what you're left with after chatting to SummerTime strategic design studio's founders, Sandhya Singh and Raksha Mahabeer, who clearly love what they do. Here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Aug 2016

Vega Schools in semi-finals of 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Vega Schools in semi-finals of 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

A number of teams of third-year BA Creative Brand Communication students, from the Vega Schools in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, have made it to the semi-finals of the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards...

22 Aug 2016

All-new pack upgrade for All Gold
All-new pack upgrade for All Gold

Tiger Brands approached Just Design to help them create portfolio awareness and brand recognition, so as to visually reaffirm All Gold's position as market leader and to create a solid platform for future innovation...

Issued by Just Design 22 Aug 2016

Sarah Personette, VP global business marketing, Facebook. Source: Gallo Images.
#Loeries2016: Creating thumb-stopping creative in the mobile revolution

If you had any doubt about the mobile revolution, you should know this: research shows that the next billion people are going to come online through mobile...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Aug 2016

Designer from South Africa in Russia? Yes!
Designer from South Africa in Russia? Yes!

The senior designer of Stratcom (GLBA agency in Johannesburg), Carina Hartman, is currently working in Depot WPF in Moscow...

Issued by Strategic Communications Co. 19 Aug 2016

Petersburg design studio develops transparent city bus for FIFA World Cup
Petersburg design studio develops transparent city bus for FIFA World Cup

A St Petersburg design studio, Petersburg Studio Oneione, has designed a transparent plastic bus that will offer visitors unparalleled viewing of the city during the FIFA World Cup in 2018...

19 Aug 2016

Anke Kuipers
#CoCreate2Accelerate: the gamification of education

Sea Monster, a company that creates beautiful and unique 2D-animations as well as develop engaging games for work or play is participating in #CoCreate2Accelerate...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Aug 2016

Cape Town design company beats 46 nations to win Red Dot Award
Cape Town design company beats 46 nations to win Red Dot Award

The Cape Town-based design company, Formula D Interactive, has beaten thousands of entries from 46 nations to win a prestigious Red Dot Award in the category Interface Design...

17 Aug 2016

Winners of Plascon Colour Design Awards
Winners of Plascon Colour Design Awards

Now in its third year, the Plascon Colour Design Awards promote creative thinking and making the world better using colour...

12 Aug 2016

#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace
#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace

&Innovation provides specialist innovation and commercialisation services - they help organisations build new digital products and services in the Fintech, media and telecoms sectors...

By Cari Van Wyk 12 Aug 2016

Open Design 2016 features Suzelle DIY
Open Design 2016 features Suzelle DIY

Open Design, taking place 10-21 August at Cape Town City Hall and across the city, has announced that do-it-yourself expert Suzelle DIY, a.k.a. Julia Anastasopoulos, will be speaking at the Creative Sessions morning...

2 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop
#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop

Strawberry basil, white nectarine, jasmine blossom, hot cross bun, pistachio, and Catawba grape are not your average ice cream flavours and when 'garden mint' in a sugar cone tastes like exactly that, it must be true that The Creamery is the cream of the crop in the ice cream business...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Aug 2016

Open Design Cape Town features the Cape Craft and Design Institute
Open Design Cape Town features the Cape Craft and Design Institute

The annual Open Design Cape Town, taking place 10-21 August 2016, will collaborate with the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) to highlight the diversity and impact of the CCDI projects...

2 Aug 2016

Is workplace design really a marketing function?
Is workplace design really a marketing function?

If your brand is going to deliver on the brand promises it makes, your company needs to take care of what's going on behind the bright shiny facades of your shopfronts and corporate HQ...

By Jonathan Hall 1 Aug 2016

The mobile UI evolution: Six trends every designer should know
The mobile UI evolution: Six trends every designer should know

Mobile UI designs have come to stay, and app designers are in high demand especially in the aspect of user interface (UI)...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 1 Aug 2016

Feature-length documentary on crowdfunding opens in Cape Town
Feature-length documentary on crowdfunding opens in Cape Town

On Thursday, 11 August, Thundafund, a South African crowdfunding platform, will be collaborating with Open Design Cape Town to launch Open Design Movie Nights, with Capital C, a feature-length documentary about the crowdfunding revolution. It will be held at the Labia Theatre at 6.15pm.

1 Aug 2016

Homecoming - Creative director, Adrian Duffin, rejoins BBC
Homecoming - Creative director, Adrian Duffin, rejoins BBC

Creative director, Adrian Duffin, has rejoined the BBC team 15 years after starting his career there back in January 2001...

Issued by Blast Brand Catalysts 27 Jul 2016

The art of digital design
The art of digital design

We hear a lot about storytelling with regards to digital, but we've found that it's great design that first engages people on our digital platforms...

By Sheila McGillivray 27 Jul 2016

Open Design festival opens in Cape Town in August
Open Design festival opens in Cape Town in August

Open Design Cape Town 2016, which takes place 10-21 August 2016 at Cape Town City Hall and across the city, offers 140 mostly free events with collaboration by global and local brands...

27 Jul 2016

Business course aimed at getting artists to sell art not sell out
Business course aimed at getting artists to sell art not sell out

The Business Acumen for Artists course run by the UCT Graduate School of Business celebrates ten years of boosting creative entrepreneurs across South Africa...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 25 Jul 2016

Photographer: Adam Letch
Tracy Lynn Chemaly on Business of Design and other things

Business of Design is really for everyone from retailers and trend analysts to marketing and brand executives, and other industry entrepreneurs; even people from law and financial backgrounds...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jul 2016

Hemmesphere brings designer lighting to South Africa
Hemmesphere brings designer lighting to South Africa

Amplicon has won the Hemmesphere Lighting account for communications in South Africa. Hemmesphere Lighting is a UK-based bespoke lighting design company owned by Barend Massow Hemmes of Massow Design...

Issued by Amplicon PR 12 Jul 2016

Can new products be given an advantage at launch?
Can new products be given an advantage at launch?

When Weiman brought their Magic Eraser to SA they partnered with Just Design to ensure the product's success in local markets...

Issued by Just Design 6 Jul 2016

New design team leader - Gerrit Breitenbach
New design team leader - Gerrit Breitenbach

Gerrit Breitenbach, who has been a part of the Worx Group family for the past two years, has been promoted to the position of design team leader...

Issued by The Worx Group 6 Jul 2016

Get more skills - Study part-time at the birthplace of brilliant
Get more skills - Study part-time at the birthplace of brilliant

The second semester of the AAA School of Advertising part-time courses commences in July, with the options in marketing, design, copywriting or digital media courses on offer...

Issued by The AAA School of Advertising 6 Jul 2016

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