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How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 3 days ago

Budding furniture designers, manufacturers invited to apply for Good Design Programme
Budding furniture designers, manufacturers invited to apply for Good Design Programme

Furniture designers and manufacturers have been invited to apply towards the Good Design Programme, a competition geared at individuals and startups looking to further their understanding of innovation in business...

17 Jul 2018

Health hacks to new packs
Health hacks to new packs

The brief was simple - inject new vitality into Citro-Soda packs by modernising, improving shelf standout and counteracting me-too competitors encroaching on the brand's visual assets...

Issued by Just Design 16 Jul 2018

Indigo Design Award 2018 winners
Indigo Design Award 2018 winners

Tokyo - The first Indigo Design Awards, set to inspire, promote and encourage excellence in all areas of digital design for creative agencies, independent designers and up-and-coming talent from around the world was held in Tokyo on 24 May...

13 Jul 2018

Skip partners with local design talent for Monochrome Pop-up Shop
Skip partners with local design talent for Monochrome Pop-up Shop

Skip has teamed up with three of South Africa's top fashion designers for a monochromatic fashion pop-up in Johannesburg and Cape Town...

13 Jul 2018

Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and Competition
Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and Competition

Commercial artist Chris Slabber recently won Platinum for his work on the 'Doom Insects' campaign and was named Designer of the Year at the A' Design Award and Competition in Como, Italy...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2018

German décor brand Kare opens South African showroom
German décor brand Kare opens South African showroom

German furniture and décor brand Kare has opened its first South African store in Kramerville, Johannesburg...

13 Jul 2018

Dove global women.
#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

Designing by algorithm
Designing by algorithm

How designers conceive of and develop their solutions to design problems generally involves both an analytical approach, research, and a creative development. This exhibition reveals another approach...

By Ingrid Leujes, Issued by Greenside Design Center 11 Jul 2018

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#DesignIndaba2019: David Droga announced as speaker

Advertising legend, David Droga, founder and chairman of Droga5, has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2019 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Jul 2018

Design researcher, Shaakira Jassat, speaking at the 2018 Design Indaba. © Design Indaba.
#DesignIndaba2019: Ticket sales are open!

Ticket sales are now open for Design Indaba 2019 and here's all you need to know, from dates to discounts, speakers and more...

10 Jul 2018

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2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA Awards shortlist announced

The shortlisted projects for the 2017/18 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have been announced...

6 Jul 2018

Sebastian Padilla. Co-founder of Mexico's Anagrama Studio and Loeries 2018 design jury president.
#Loeries2018: "Expect an aggressive shift from the minimalistic trend" - Sebastian Padilla

Learn why Sebastian Padilla, co-founder of Anagrama in Mexico, is this year's Loeries' design jury president...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2018

Woolies celebrates #Mandela100 with 3 cause-related products
Woolies celebrates #Mandela100 with 3 cause-related products

Marking the centenary year of Nelson Mandela's birth, Woolworths has launched three cause-related products...

4 Jul 2018

Design Indaba Emerging Creatives - Open for applications
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives - Open for applications

Applications for the Emerging Creatives Class of 2019 are now open and will close at midnight on 10 September 2018...

2 Jul 2018

#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'
#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'

Not your typical creative, South African George 'Radarboy' Gally explains how he made the leap from creative director to teaching creative coding workshops across the world and working on data sculpture projects. He also shares advice for anyone out there looking to tap into their quirky talents...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: 3 macro trends for spring/summer 2019
#SourceAfrica2018: 3 macro trends for spring/summer 2019

WGSN's director of retail and buying Sara Maggioni presented a spring/summer 2019 trend forecast at Source Africa 2018, held in Cape Town last week...

By Maroefah Smith 25 Jun 2018

The Cadbury Martians have landed!
The Cadbury Martians have landed!

Last year the Cadbury shelves were awash with the first 'Collect all the Martians' on-pack promotion. The response was so positive that this year, four new Martians have been created...

Issued by Just Design 25 Jun 2018

SVA International takes street art indoors
SVA International takes street art indoors

Injecting a dose of creativity into its corporate workspace, architectural firm SVA International has taken street art indoors...

25 Jun 2018

Namibia: Barcode centre needed to boost local products on retail shelves
Namibia: Barcode centre needed to boost local products on retail shelves

The Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) is currently working on two projects to boost retail access of locally manufactured goods. These projects entail a feasibility study on establishing a Barcode Centre...

By Edgar Brandt 22 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Product Design Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: Product Design Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Product Design Lions shortlist has been released...

20 Jun 2018

Cannes Lions 2018 Design Lions Grand Prix winner: 'Trash Isles' by AMVBBDO, Plastic Oceans and LadBible for 'Trash Isles'.
#CannesLions2018: Design Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 19 June with the 2018 Cannes Design Lions announced during the Communication award ceremony, with SA bringing home a Bronze Lion...

19 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Design Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: Design Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Design Lions shortlist has been released, with SA seeing a single entry make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2018...

18 Jun 2018

Jonathan Liebmann, founder and CEO of Propertuity. Image supplied.
Urban renewal: The physical manifestation of innovative thinking

A powerful lesson in how to turn vision into reality...

By Gil Sperling 15 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Tips to avoid working overtime, enhance your creative flow

Young workers often struggle with work-life balance. You're looking to prove yourself as you're literally the new kid on the block at work, but that doesn't have to result in endless overtime - even in the creative industries...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2018

FCB Joburg designer selected to study for Masters in Sweden
FCB Joburg designer selected to study for Masters in Sweden

An FCB Joburg designer, Nontokozo Tshabalala, has beaten out 20,000 applicants to join nine other young South Africans to be awarded a Sweden Institute Study Scholarship (SSIS)...

Issued by FCB Africa 7 Jun 2018

A Cannes Lions-themed Jason Xenopoulos.
#CannesLions2018: "Drink thirstily from this creative oasis of inspiration" - Jason Xenopoulos

Jason Xenopoulos, global chief vision officer and EMEA CCO at VML - explains his role this year as Cannes Titanium Lions juror...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2018

Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteria
Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteria

Puma and MIT Design Lab have been collaborating on a research project that looks at how bacteria can be used within sportswear design to improve performance and sustainability...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Jun 2018

Porky Hefer presents endangered species project at Design Miami/Basil
Porky Hefer presents endangered species project at Design Miami/Basil

From 12 to 17 June 2018, SFA Advisory and Southern Guild will present a unique project by renowned South African artist Porky Hefer at Design Miami/Basel.

4 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Adrian Miller, ECD at Riverbed
#Newsmaker: Adrian Miller, ECD at Riverbed

Having consulted for Riverbed since the beginning of the year, the agency recently made Adrian Miller's appointment official as ECD...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Jun 2018

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