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Ji Lee is a Communication Designer at Facebook, and former designer and creative director at the Google Creative Lab.
Inga Sempé is a French product and furniture designer.
David Adjaye OBE is principal architect of Adjaye Associates.
As a leading Japanese designer, Uchida has engaged in a wide range of design projects including interior works, furniture, products and urban planning.
Though his work centres on graphic design, his creative activities also cover a range of other fields, such as drawings and monuments.
Birsel + Seck
Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck are product designers who solve problems and bring innovative solutions to market.
Paul Sahre (born 1964) is an American graphic designer perhaps best known for his book cover designs and illustrations for the New York Times.
Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, graphic designer and author. He has been a speaker at Design Indaba Conference, in 2006 and 2013.
Nicholas Blechman is the art director of the “Week in Review” section of the New York Times.
Professor Hartmut Esslinger is founder and co-CEO of frog design inc, having studied industrial design at the College of Design in Germany.
Zambian native John Hunt is the creative founding partner of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, widely accepted as one of the leading advertising agencies in the world.
After he began his career at Louis Karol, within seven years Imraan Ho-Yee became associate, and then partner.
Henning Rasmuss designs and implements exhibitions on Johannesburg's architecture and writes on architecture and cities, and lectures on invitation.
Thebe Ikalafeng is a recognised and award-winning brand builder, and managing director of brand strategy consulting firm, Brand Leadership.
Gary Harwood is a director at the brand agency Harwood Kirsten Leigh McCoy (HKLM).
Gaby de Abreu
Co-founder and executive creative director of one of South Africa's foremost multidisciplinary brand consultancies, Switch Brand Agency.
Albert conducted research in Malaysia, South Africa & the US. The result: a master-planned counterproposal for Malaysia's premier techno-city, Cyberjaya.
Crispain Plunkett was a South African photographer who sadly passed away in 2009.
Chris de Beer
Chris de Beer is a jewellery designer and teacher.
Chris Blackwell is a record producer and the founder of Island Records. Blackwell is credited for bringing reggae music to the world.
OMM Design Workshop
Together, Andrew Makin and Janina Masojada lead OMM Design Workshop, an architecture practice based in Durban, South Africa
Adam Levin is an award-winning South African author and journalist.
Lauren Mackler is a French-American graphic designer and artist.
As a designer and researcher she develops critical objects and provocative scenarios exploring the juxtaposition of the natural with the artificial.
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