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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

#InnovationMonth: A different take on communications
#InnovationMonth: A different take on communications

ByDesign Communications is celebrating its first year of business this month and has already won a few awards, including being named the SABRE EMEA Best New PR Consultancy in 2017

By Jessica Tennant 12 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

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Let's motivate future innovators

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

Kristóf Fenyvesi
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

Richard Perez, founding director of d-school.
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

Five tips for designing a great infographic
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

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#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

#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients
#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients

South African based entrepreneurs, Shakirah Sky Dramat and Wayne Hipe Robertson, recently relaunched THAT Network, a startup, which aims to create a sustainable creative industry

By Ruth Cooper 11 Jul 2017

#NewCampaign: Adidas Originals teams up with young creatives to tell product stories
#NewCampaign: Adidas Originals teams up with young creatives to tell product stories

Adidas Originals kicked off a three-month campaign earlier this month, that engages the youth to tell three key product stories for Campus in June, NMD in July and EQT in August

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Serena-Marie Van der Nest the ‘Young One'
#YouthMonth: Serena-Marie Van der Nest the ‘Young One'

It was in a food aisle at a local Woolies where Serena-Marie Van der Nest had an epiphany that she wanted to become a graphic designer

By Jessica Tennant 30 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

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

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Adobe, Shutterstock just killed graphic design

Whether you like it or not, the end is nigh for graphic designers

By Nicholas Kühne 24 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

Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator
Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator

After a global search, Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has appointed Dale Simpson, who will take charge of launching this revolutionary and trendy brand in the Mother city, as its curator

By Cari Coetzee 8 May 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: Dokter and Misses creating clean, modern beauty

Kicking off Design Indaba 2017 was husband-and-wife team Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of the multidisciplinary product design company Dokter and Misses (DAM)

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Mar 2017

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Demystifying design thinking

The term “design thinking” has certainly become a buzzword with many people using it and promoting this methodology as an innovative new way of thinking. Whilst it is becoming widely accepted by many corporate companies it is certainly by no means new

By Dave Nemeth 1 Feb 2017

Design thinking and empathy generation
Design thinking and empathy generation

Empathy generation is pivotal to the design thinking process, and an essential capacity to ensure successful execution across all phases of the design thinking framework.

By Robert Bloom and Katherine Train 13 Jan 2017

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Are you making these five logo design blunders?

A logo can be a very useful element for projecting the personality and message of a brand or business. Some of the most recognisable business logos in our world today include McDonalds, Addidas, Mercedes-Benz

By Charles Mburugu 20 Dec 2016

#TRENDING: Will going 'green' bring hope to 2017?
#TRENDING: Will going 'green' bring hope to 2017?

Louise Marsland unpacks whether Pantone's colour of the year can really make the world a better place in 2017

By Louise Marsland 13 Dec 2016

Becoming more human-focused in your problem-solving
Becoming more human-focused in your problem-solving

I am more convinced than ever that the best problem-solvers are those who are passionate about people and keep people at the core of solutions. They have the passion for finding the best solution to enhance people's lives or the environment

By Helna Brown 2 Dec 2016

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How to work together and survive

Back in the early nineties when the domain name registration race kicked off and corporates battled to create relatively simple brochure sites, relationships between creative agencies and developers grew and certain routines and working practices evolved

By Greg Wolejko 24 Nov 2016

Getting to know Design Indaba's creative director - Selly Raby Kane
Getting to know Design Indaba's creative director - Selly Raby Kane

Design Indaba has been blowing the minds of creatives for the past 21 years. Next year (2017) they'll be taking the awe-inspiring initiatives to the next level with the help of Selly Raby Kane, Design Indaba's very first external creative director

By Beverley Klein 15 Nov 2016

Letters form relationships
Letters form relationships

Nine years ago, I broke up with the love of my life. It felt like someone had taken out my heart and beaten it to a pulp. My core ached from the feeling of the words "I don't want to be with you anymore"

By Jesse Sharkie 14 Nov 2016

CiTi to host R1m serious games challenge in CPT
CiTi to host R1m serious games challenge in CPT

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is to host a serious games competition that will reward the best game for reimagining communities

By Tom Jackson 14 Nov 2016

Harnessing behavioural psychology to enhance user experience
Harnessing behavioural psychology to enhance user experience

Over the past several years, behavioural psychology has attracted a great deal of interest outside of academic circles

By Jason Ried 4 Nov 2016

Are you making these product packaging blunders?
Are you making these product packaging blunders?

The packaging of your product is as important as what you are selling. Having attractive and functional packaging can enhance your brand image and even result in higher sales

By Charles Mburugu 2 Nov 2016

Changing the face of business
Changing the face of business

The face of business is changing and in keeping with that change Times Media has redesigned its main print products and recently launched BusinessLIVE, a website that consolidates content, business and financial audiences

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Oct 2016

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#InnovationMonth: Flourishing in the new age of connection

Futurist, innovator and Autodesk's explorer in residence Jonathan Knowles recently addressed attendees at this year's Autodesk University Extension South Africa (AUx) event

By Sindy Peters 12 Sep 2016

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