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Graphic design lecturer, Jacqueline Beling shares how she feels about the challenges facing women in the design industry today, why the integration of creativity and design to the Stem subjects is so important and how the youth can benefit from the Steam Symposium

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Aug 2017

Red Dot Award: Communication Design selects 67 winners

Agencies, designers and companies from 50 countries entered their works in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017

11 Aug 2017

Steam, an economic policy and not a methodology

Open Design's Steam Symposium speaker, Kristóf Fenyvesi elaborates on why the integration of art and design to traditional Stem subjects (maths, science and technology) is so important, why South African youth can benefit from the Steam Symposium and his vision for the future of 'Steam education'.

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Kate Shepherd on doing Something Different

Kate Shepherd is one of those accomplished individuals who seems to have been born ready to succeed. She's founding owner and creative director of Something Different, a décor and design business in the events industry that she started in a home office when she was just 18, confident at having spotted an unfilled niche in the wedding market

By Leigh Andrews 8 Aug 2017

Are we creating buildings without access ramps?

A case for designing digital experiences that are inclusive to disabled audiences

By Germari Steenkamp 8 Aug 2017

Practice creativity with confidence

Open Design's Steam Symposium speaker, Richard Perez unpacks the “design thinking” concept and shares his vision for the future of Steam education

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Aug 2017

Putting the fun back into jam

Just Design's Futures team worked closely with Tiger Brands to generate new ideas that address the tensions and problems surrounding jam

Issued by Just Design 4 Aug 2017

Stellenbosch Academy receives 14 semifinalists at the Adobe Awards

The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography has announced that 14 of their projects have been recognised as semifinalists in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2017

Issued by Stellenbosch Academy of Design & Photography 4 Aug 2017

Five tips for designing a great infographic

Shakira Mohammed lists five top tips for designing a compelling and informative infographic

By Shakira Mohammed 27 Jul 2017

Africa's first Steam Symposium adds art to Stem

The annual Open Design Cape Town Festival unveils a new symposium on how art, design, maths, science and technology go hand in hand to ignite innovation through Steam

27 Jul 2017

2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards open for entries

The fourth edition of the PPC Imaginarium Awards has officially opened for entries

27 Jul 2017

#Newsmaker: Reimagining an education brand in Red & Yellow

Heléne Lindsay recently joined the “disparate, quirky bunch” at Red & Yellow, where she's taking on the customer side of things. Her appointment coincides with the school's brand repositioning, which will be unveiled at the end of August

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jul 2017

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

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International

Women in Marketing Awards open to South African candidates

South African women in marketing can enter the international Women in Marketing Awards, which has identified a global need to celebrate women in marketing, advertising and communications. Deadline for award entry submissions is midnight Monday, 18 September 2017.

14 hours ago

The final frontier of the independent agency

The success of South African agencies in Cannes recently is a reflection of the big talent in the country. Taking this talent and the size of the agencies into account and adding the knowledge and professionalism of South African agencies, it would be logical for the country to be a hub for the rest of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Boost your brand through rapid response

How quickly and effectively marketers respond and adapt to ongoing consumer feedback is the new determinant of brand performance according to a new survey report, released by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council.

2 days ago

The many hats of the successful inventor

The basis of many a great business is a great invention. New product ideas are fairly easy to conceive, but it takes something else to bring it to market. That's why it's so hard to be a successful inventor. It's not just one job.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix.

11 Aug 2017

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