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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 1 day ago

#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 1 day ago

Exploring the art of design

Graphic design is a field that is all about visual communication. It is about creating fresh, clean looks for brands and most importantly, it is about creating visuals that are going to attract the attention of the target market

By Nana Zuke, Issued by CityVarsity 2 days ago

The ADC 97th Annual Awards open for entries

The One Club for Creativity has announced the call for entries for the ADC 97th Annual Awards as well as a new tiered pricing structure and a couple of category changes

2 days ago

#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 3 days ago

Semiotics and the shift to 'strategic design': A sign of the times

In an increasingly interconnected and integrated world, the disciplines of strategic planning and brand design are simultaneously shifting and converging in ways that we, as an industry, have never seen before

By Mike dos Santos 13 Oct 2017

#BODCT: Don't let robots take your job, boost your creative thinking!

In addition to his role at Mirum and chairman of Red & Yellow, digital marketing pioneer Rob Stokes is father to four children under the age of five. Little wonder his thoughts often turn to their future and the impact of AI on the world as we know it. Here's why it's crucial to hone your creative thinking skills

By Leigh Andrews 13 Oct 2017

The CDI announce name change, launch Design Directory and release results of CDI design retail survey

The CDI announces its new name, the Craft and Design Institute; the launch of SA's first craft and design directory; and the results of a survey undertaken by the CDI on the value of design retail in Cape Town

12 Oct 2017

#BODCT: Creating engaging experiences and going viral

Business of Design 2017 targeted the ultimate 21st century business dream - creating an engaging brand experience with Studio H and Thingking, with The Kiffness sharing how he goes viral on social media - not quite as easy as 1,2,3,4

By Leigh Andrews 12 Oct 2017

#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

Authentically branded

Designers and brands have to target what's true, so they can get real insight and the ability to grow from a place that is authentic and meaningful

By Jesse Sharkie 11 Oct 2017

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

Google's Steve Vranakis appointed as new D&AD president

Steve Vranakis, ECD of Google Creative Lab, begins his tenure as the new president of D&AD

10 Oct 2017

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International

Winners of One Screen Short Film Festival announced

One Screen Short Film Festival, the premiere short film festival that unites the film and advertising worlds, announced 2017 winners at its annual awards and screening held on Wednesday, 18 October 2017, at the Sunshine Cinema in New York.

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What the 'Fearless Girl' statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

In March of this year, State Street Global Advisors unveiled the “Fearless Girl,” a statue of a little girl installed to face Wall Street's famous “Charging Bull” statue. Her defiance was aimed at financial culture's historical exclusion of women in the financial industry, especially in leadership positions.

By Sarah Banet-Weiser 2 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

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