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ADC juries for four design categories announced
ADC juries for four design categories announced

NEW YORK - The One Club for Creativity has announced the 40 creatives who will judge work on the four design categories of the ADC 97th Annual Awards...

1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project
#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project

Last year's winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer Competition, Marli de Wet, will this year take up her prize by attending an international design fair of their choice with her Design Time lecturer...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2018

Letting the sun shine in...
#BehindtheSelfie with... Jamie Matroos

This week, we go behind the selfie with Jamie Matroos, deputy editor at Design Indaba...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jan 2018

Astrid Stavro, creative director of Atlas © Javier Tles via .
Astrid Stavro announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

The award-winning designer, Astrid Stavro has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba Conference 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Jan 2018

Programmers, animators, designers invited to join Vega Game Jam
Programmers, animators, designers invited to join Vega Game Jam

Vega Game Jam 2018 is set to put aspiring young game developers to the test. The annual 48-hour Global Game Jam will be taking place from 26-28 January 2018 at Vega's Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The call for authentic, experiential retail design
#BizTrends2018: The call for authentic, experiential retail design

In today's dynamic business environment, we should be seeking to understand the trends impacting a broader range of industries, regardless of the business sector we're in...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Jan 2018

The Pentawards will host dedicated conference in China
The Pentawards will host dedicated conference in China

The Pentawards, the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design, will host a dedicated conference in China in collaboration with ADF&PCD Shanghai 2018...

8 Jan 2018

Treweek in The Household…
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ree Treweek

This week, we go behind the selfie go behind the selfie with Ree Treweek, director at female-led animation studio Tulips and Chimneys, formerly Shy the Sun, celebrating their 10-year creative partnership this year...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jan 2018

Aerosol, dispensing, beauty packaging leaders to gather at ADF&PCD in March
Aerosol, dispensing, beauty packaging leaders to gather at ADF&PCD in March

Unilever, Beiersdorf, Coty, SC Johnson, Henkel, and Edgewell are some of the major brands set to attend Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design Shanghai 2018...

28 Dec 2017

Image credit: Dzianis Apolka - .
Why human-centered design matters

The success of a product or service is rooted in user experience. It's this simple, yet powerful premise that has made human-centered design (HCD) gain traction across all major business sectors around the world, writes Stuart McDougall...

By Stuart McDougall 26 Dec 2017

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Lineup for Nightscape at Design Indaba 2018 announced

Nightscape at Design Indaba 2018's lineup of artists and performers is the immersive experience of the year!...

20 Dec 2017

New York-based design guru, Natasha Jen.
Natasha Jen announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

This New York-based design guru will appear on stage at Design Indaba Festival 2018...

By Emile Uys 19 Dec 2017

Maditla is relishing her new role as Design Indaba editor-in-chief.
#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2017

Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2018: Ultra Violet
Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2018: Ultra Violet

Last year, the Pantone colour of the year was greenery, the year before was the Rose quartz and Serenity blend, and for 2018 it's a deep, dreamy shade - Ultra Violet. Here's what it stands for...

8 Dec 2017

An out-of-this-world upgrade for Astros
An out-of-this-world upgrade for Astros

Just Design Jhb jets into deep space for this one...

Issued by Just Design 4 Dec 2017

Investec to sponsor Cape Town Art Fair
Investec to sponsor Cape Town Art Fair

The 2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 16-18 February 2018.

29 Nov 2017

Gregor Jenkin, winner of the Icon Award and winemaker, Rudiger Gretschel. Image credit: Kerry Red.
Winners of the Design Foundation Awards 2017 announced

Top South African design leaders were honoured on Saturday, 25 November at the fifth annual Design Foundation Awards, at a ceremony held in Cape Town...

29 Nov 2017

Creativity without limits has the potential to set new standards
Creativity without limits has the potential to set new standards

Keldermeester Versameling labels earn Pendoring Award for Just Design...

Issued by Just Design 29 Nov 2017

Peter Veenstra, a landscape architect and cofounder of Lola Architects.
Peter Veenstra announced as Design Indaba 2018 speaker

Peter Veenstra, a landscape architect and cofounder of Lola Architects, a design firm based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2018 Design Indaba...

By Emile Uys 29 Nov 2017

Promise wins Financial Mail's AdFocus Medium-Sized Agency of the Year Award
Promise wins Financial Mail's AdFocus Medium-Sized Agency of the Year Award

After highly competitive submissions, Promise has come out on top as the leading medium-sized agency in South Africa in 2017...

Issued by Promise 28 Nov 2017

Motsoaledi and West in action.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fast-track innovation with design-thinking methodology

Lethabo Motsoaledi and Matthew Westaway are the dynamic engineering-educated duo and joint CEOs behind disruptive intelligence innovation studio, Motsoaledi & West. Here's why design thinking is a must for any business.

By Leigh Andrews 23 Nov 2017

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

FCB took home the title of large agency of the year and overall agency of the year at #FMAdFocus2017. Image: ©
#FMADFOCUS2017: ALL THE WINNERS!

Last night, Wednesday, 22 November, the winners of the 2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards were announced at an event held at The Empire Conference and Events venue in Parktown, Gauteng...

22 Nov 2017

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers
How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights...

By Dan Lewis 22 Nov 2017

Jason Walden, a visual communications student at Vega School of Brand Leadership Johannesburg.
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Jason Walden

Jason Walden, a visual communications student at Vega School of Brand Leadership Johannesburg, was recently announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 Nov 2017

Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy.
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Keagan Clack

Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy, was announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards, taking place this evening...

By Juanita Pienaar 21 Nov 2017

Lebo Mashile, South African actor, writer and poet.
Lebo Mashile announced as Design Indaba 2018 speaker

Lebo Mashile has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2018 and here, talks about discovering her voice and why storytelling is part of the fabric of humanity...

By Lindsay Samson 21 Nov 2017

Raquel Ribeiro (on the right) and a friend at this year's Loerie Awards.
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Raquel Ribeiro

Raquel Ribeiro, a communication design student at the University of Johannesburg, was recently announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Nov 2017

Mike Schalit, Anthony Kawitzky (Marlboro Originals), Clinton Mitri (COO at BBDO South Africa), Emma Strydom. Images supplied.
Curating 'creativism' and wearing it forward with the Mal Foundation

Net#work BBDO's Mike Schalit founded the not-for-profit Make a Life (Mal) Foundation a while ago as a banner for initiatives that use creativity for good. Here, Schalit and Mal designer-in-chief Emma Strydom explain how their recent t-shirt designs have benefitted the Seed library initiative and more...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Nov 2017

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