About Us

Design Indaba is a multifaceted platform committed to a better world through creativity.

Design Indaba 2013 featuring Neville Brody and Khaya Dlanga

Design for change. Design for good. Design for a better world.

These are the ideals that fuel Design Indaba's drive for a better world through design, creativity and innovation.

Evolving beyond its flagship event, the Design Indaba institution has become a multidisciplinary platform that champions all of the creative sectors. Established in 1995 with its flagship conference, the annual Design Indaba festival now includes the globally acclaimed annual Design Indaba Conference, Simulcast, Expo, FilmFest and Music Circuit. In addition to these Design Indaba plays host to an array of community initiatives, training workshops, design projects and publications that fall under the Do Tank brand.

Designindaba.com is the online culmination of the Design Indaba experience, serving as a one-stop design portal featuring highly curated, bespoke multimedia content. Our primary goal is to promote thought leadership on the creative industries and insight into how a better world is possible through creativity. Part of our major offering is Design Indaba TV – an online TV channel that features original creative video content, including full-length talks from Design Indaba Conference, interviews with creative leaders and event coverage from other major design happenings around the world. Not limiting itself to a narrow definition of design, Design Indaba also heralds the broader creative industries and innovation as a whole.

Sponsorship evaluation and economic impact

Every year Design Indaba produces an independently audited economic impact report as part of its annual Sponsorship Evaluation.

Download the most recent document here.


Design Indaba offers standard advertising packages and bespoke sponsorship opportunities for designindaba.com, Design Indaba TV, the Design Indaba event app and the Design Indaba video app.

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Design Indaba is the founding event of the Cape Town Design FestivalTM and South African Design FestivalTM.