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Ben Fry takes complex data and visualises it in an aesthetically pleasing and easily understandable way.
Co-founder and director of Droog, Renny Ramakers curates exhibitions, is a judging panelist on various boards, and leads lectures and workshops worldwide.
Rahim Bhimani is an industrial designer with a keen interest in solving problems using creativity and the collaborative power of design and business.
Andy Chen is a graphic designer and ethnographer who advocates for marginalised populations.
John Maeda is president of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck
Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck are product designers who solve problems and bring innovative solutions to market.
Mike Harrison is a multidisciplinary freelance artist from London. He features in season two of the 10 Collection.
Marumiyan is the moniker of Japanese graphic artist Ryosuke Mori, who features in season two of the 10 Collection by Fotolia.
Adhemas Batista is a Brazilian digital artist "in the business of selling colours since 1996". He features in season two of the Ten Collection.
Soongyu Gwon is a graphic designer from South Korea and the second digital artist of TEN, Season 2.
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The Joinery is an ethically enlightened fashion brand. They are part of the 2013 Emerging Creatives programme.
Thula Sindi is a Johannesburg designer and manufacturer of contemporary ladieswear that reveals a sophisticated, elegant and timeless allure.
Hellicar & Lewis
Pete Hellicar and Joel Lewis use art, design and technology to create experiences that take people into the moment.
Gustavo Brigante is an Argentinean graphic designer and illustrator. He is the first featured artist in season two of the TEN Collection.
Nendo, by Oki Sato, has been called one of the most talented Japanese design firms working today.
Ravi Naidoo is the founder and managing director of Design Indaba and its founding company, Interactive Africa.
Potterseed is the gorgeous new range developed by Kate Carlyle of Mustardseed & Moonshine and Chris Silverston of The Potters Workshop.
Porky Hefer is a designer, activist and agitator committed to promoting change. Hefer is a creative doer that believes in keeping things simple.
Blaire Rieger – Milkshed
Blaire Rieger is a product designer and part of the 2013 Emerging Creatives programme.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are a design team formed by brothers from Brittany in the north-west of France.
“Alex Steffen, a designing optimist, lays out the blueprint for a successful century.” – The New York Times
Richard Hart is a designer, illustrator, type nut and – most recently – a weekend artists who is happiest when he is making.
René Redzepi is the founder and head of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, and one of the most influential people on the international food scene today.
Cape Town Partnership
The Cape Town Partnership was formed in 1999 as an NPO to mobilise and align public, private and social resources towards Cape Town’s urban regeneration.
Dror Benshetrit has developed an interdisciplinary practice specialising in innovative design projects, spanning architecture, interiors and art direction.
Alexander Gelman is one of the "world's most famous modern and contemporary artists in all media".
Alexander Chen makes musical and interactive works, collaborating with the likes of Google and The Barbarian Group.
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