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When the model becomes the medium
7 Jan 15
How do you collaborate with someone who speaks another language? Swiss designer Laurence Stoffel tells us how she overcame the culture barrier.
Under the mango trees
8 Jan 15
Switzerland-based product designer Béatrice Durandard discovers on a trip to Africa that an inability to communicate can lead to taking more risks.
How to work with Nike, Gatorade and Redbull: former Starbucks design VP Stanley Hainsworth on stretching global brands
26 Feb 15
The former VP global design at Starbucks and co-founder of Seattle-based agency Tether, Stanley Hainsworth
Emily Oberman: 10 things I’ve learnt
27 Feb 15
Graphic designer Emily Oberman’s Design Indaba Conference presentation highlights 10 things she has learnt from 20 years at SNL.
Advice for young designers (part one)
2 Mar 15
Wise words for aspiring creatives from some of the most globally acclaimed design professionals.
A comic spread
3 Mar 15
South African comics are becoming progressively more prominent on the global storyboard.
Advice for young designers (part two)
5 Mar 15
More wise words for aspiring creatives from some of the most globally acclaimed design professionals.
Sitting on the edge of yes and no
10 Mar 15
Sometimes instinct dictates when a design works but it can also take years to persuade the client. Ultimately, says Michael Wolff, it's out of your hands.
Dan Wieden: Digital revolution will ‘transform us or render us inert’ – The Drum
12 Mar 15
Dan Wieden who coined the Nike tagline 'Just Do It' spoke to The Drum following his appearance at Design Indaba Conference 2015.
12 Mar 15
Local creator Danelle Malan is using her XX chromosome power to push the male-dominated comics universe further.
A hustler and champion of local comics
19 Mar 15
Loyiso Mkhize tells us about his local superhero comic, “KWEZI”, which he hopes will become a phenomenon.
The rapid prototyping of policy
20 Mar 15
Christian Bason, CEO of the Danish Design Centre, tells us how governments are turning to designers to help them be more nimble in their policy making.
Q&A: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe
8 Apr 15
The duo behind Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe may be partners in business and love, but their creative differences also fuel their work.
Jason Masters: Drawing Batman in Joburg
15 Apr 15
Joburg might not be Gotham City but it’s the home of comic book artist and illustrator Jason Masters, a regular contributor to Marvel and DC Comics.
Burning Man founding member Larry Harvey speaks at Design Indaba 2015 – Designboom
23 Apr 15
Larry Harvey reflects on the impact the annual Burning Man festival offers those who experience it.
How Anatomy Design broke into the European market
8 May 15
Anatomy Design has two lights in the collection of new Danish brand Karakter. Andrea Kleinloog tells us what it took to get into the European market.
What The Rug Company tells us about luxury today
20 May 15
There’s luxury in locality for the British designer rug producer, but a roster of the world’s most acclaimed designers doesn’t hurt either.
Marian Bantjes: Why I judge and why I don't enter design awards
25 May 15
In the first of 3 blog posts Marian Bantjes, famous for creating typography in sugar, gives us the inside scoop on design competitions.
Marian Bantjes: Inside design awards
26 May 15
In the second of three blog posts, Canadian designer Marian Bantjes talks about the process of judging a design competition.
Tips for entering design awards
27 May 15
In the last of three blog posts, Marian Bantjes gives us her tips on entering design competitions.
5 tips for young architects from Thorsten Deckler
3 Jun 15
Thorsten Deckler, the co-founder of 26’10 South Architects, says sharpening your creative skills starts with looking outside the industry.
It’s the end of the office as we know it
10 Jun 15
The future of office design is flexible and open, say designers Stanley Felderman and Nancy Keatinge. But first our buildings need to adapt.
Designing books is like a religion, says Henrik Nygren
24 Jun 15
This award-winning Swedish graphic designer on his obsession with archiving his work and his unconventional path into design.
Jackie Burger on curated fashion experiences
1 Jul 15
Former editor at ELLE South Africa Jackie Burger offers insight into a changing retail landscape that calls for more personalised consumer experiences.
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