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Better known as Zapiro, he has published 11 cartoon collections and held solo exhibitions in New York, London and Frankfurt.
Wally Olins (1930 – 2014) was one of the world's most experienced practitioners in corporate identity and branding.
Tony Davidson is Executive Creative Director at Wieden & Kennedy, London.
During his seven years as senior designer, Frere-Jones created many of Font Bureau's best known typefaces, including Interstate, and Poynter Oldstyle and Gothic
Front is a Swedish design group of three dynamic women: Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken and Anna Lindgren.
Simon Waterfall has been a creative director since he was 16. Still at school, his company wrote the first computer games for Commodore 64 and Amigas.
Ruudt Peters defines himself as a philosopher and an alchemist, his pieces of jewellery being extensions of a person.
Roger L Martin
Roger Martin is an education, design and business innovator, the dean of the Rotman School of Management and an author of several business books.
Reggie Watts has thrilled audiences across the world with his unique brand of improvised comedy, boggling both comedy and music fans alike.
UK artist Paul Davis enjoys commenting on politics, society’s nuances, sex and human behaviour through his work.
Prof Neil Gershenfeld is the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Centre for Bits and Atoms.
Nathan Reddy is the Digital and Communications curator for Design Indaba Expo 2015.
Massimo and Lella Vignelli
Massimo Vignelli (1931 to 2014) and his wife and partner Lella cofounded Vignelli Associates, and Vignelli Center for Design Studies.
Martin Lambie-Nairn started his career in the world of television in the 1960s when he joined the BBC as a “temporary holiday relief assistant graphic artist”.
Undertaking projects of different sizes and scales the design firm has worked in environments as diverse as Alaska, New York, the Okavango Delta and Singapore.
Jurgen Bey is a Dutch product, furniture, interior and public space designer.
Jo Noero is principal at Noero Architects and a tenured professor at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Jasper Morrison is a British product and furniture designer born in London.
Madrid-based Jaime Hayón is an artist-designer known for the bold-yet-whimsical look and feel he brings to his work.
Hella Jongerius is an internationally celebrated contemporary product designer, born in the Netherlands.
Haldane Martin is a Cape Town-based designer known for his iconic furniture and interior designs for his eponymous company.
Georgianna Stout is founding partner and creative director at 2x4, leading projects that range from extensive website and identity projects.
Trained as a sculptor and musician, Watkins took up jewellery design in the early 70s, and has sustained an international recognition for his work ever since.
Cameron Sinclair is the co-founder and 'chief eternal optimist' (CEO) for Architecture for Humanity.
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