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Pepe Marais and Xolisa Dyeshana: Connecting the dots of advertising
• Duration: 00:03:55
3 Sep 15
Pepe Marais and Xolisa Dyeshana review the benefits of working in a digital space and the importance of strategy in a campaign.
Chuck Porter: Do great work, be your own client
• Duration: 00:04:07
2 Sep 15
Advertising executive Chuck Porter speaks of the importance of becoming your own client and creating your own brands.
Andrey Grishko and Shay Nifusi set up shop in Israel's creative coastal city
1 Sep 15
Freunde von Freunden talk to enterprising industrial designers Andrey Grishko and Shay Nifusi about starting their own creative studio in Tel Aviv.
Ji Lee: Make, share and connect as often as possible
• Duration: 00:03:22
31 Aug 15
Creative director of Facebook’s Creative Shop believes that the secret to landing your dream job is to have fun with and share personal projects.
Julie Dufour: Design education for kids
• Duration: 00:03:59
27 Aug 15
Julie Dufour teaches design and architecture methods in schools because she believes it will help children set the design agenda of tomorrow.
Steve Vranakis: Technology for everyday people
• Duration: 00:04:19
26 Aug 15
Google's Executive Creative Director at the Creative Lab, Steve Vranakis calls for technology to be created with everyday people in mind.
Ali Ali: Unconventional Advertising
• Duration: 00:04:35
24 Aug 15
Ali Ali, film director and founder of Egyptian agency Elephant, explains how small, unconventional agencies can leave the bigger advertising agencies behind.
Naeem Biviji: The importance of sourcing materials locally
• Duration: 00:04:05
20 Aug 15
Sourcing local materials allows Studio Propolis to define a regional form of architecture and product that has it’s own character says co-founder Naeem Biviji.
Lukhanyo Mdingi: Luxury fashion for everyday wear
• Duration: 00:03:12
19 Aug 15
The young designer hopes to inspire South African men to think beyond a printed t-shirt when considering their everyday style.
Maria Magdalena van Wyk: The beauty in line drawings
• Duration: 00:02:56
17 Aug 15
Cape Town based graphic designer Maria Magdalena van Wyk creates complex art using intricate lines of ink.
Twenty Journey: The many characters of South Africa through the lenses of three young photographers
• Duration: 00:08:37
14 Aug 15
Two decades into South Africa’s democracy, three photographers set off on a road trip to discover more about their country’s mixed-up character.
Tyler Pratt: Bringing enjoyment to everyday life through experimentation
• Duration: 00:02:07
13 Aug 15
Canadian industrial designer Tyler Pratt's products are designed to be simple, practical and to bring enjoyment to their users.
Illustrator Paul Pateman talks about the pursuit of happiness in his work
12 Aug 15
London-based graphic artist Paul Pateman, better known by the alias Pâté, has a good amount of humour in his work and a strong and simple aesthetic.
Tammy Frazer: The art of creating fragrances
• Duration: 00:06:35
12 Aug 15
Granddaughter of the creator of Oil of Olay and master perfumer Tammy Frazer’s insight into perfumes will make you look at “smell” in an entirely new light.
Filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman helps unmask some of Africa’s truths
7 Aug 15
The South African artist discusses film and art as mediums of creative expression.
Khosi Mpungose: The illustrated African traveller
• Duration: 00:03:47
6 Aug 15
Multimedia designer and illustrator Khosi Mpungose created her book "Thandi’s Trippy Trips" for young, hungry minds.
Catherine Ash: Self-taught in the art of ceramics
• Duration: 00:02:53
5 Aug 15
Catherine Ash, the young ceramist working behind Ash Ceramics, brings her training as a sculptor into the delicate art of ceramics.
Kiara Gounder: 3D printed fashion
• Duration: 00:02:18
3 Aug 15
Fashion designer Kiara Gounder integrates advanced 3D printing technology and natural shapes into her designs.
Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably: Textile designers who paint with yarn
• Duration: 00:05:04
29 Jul 15
Touring the world like the rock stars of knitting, Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably are two technicolour textile artists whose work explodes with bright patterns.
Yodit Eklund: Bantu, a surf brand for Africa
• Duration: 00:03:29
27 Jul 15
Bantu Wax, founded by Yodit Eklund, is an African surf brand that breaks the clichés of blonde, blue-eyed surf babes with images from Africa's own surf culture.
Ross Symons: The art of origami (Part 2)
• Duration: 00:04:15
23 Jul 15
In the second part of this exclusive video interview, origami artist Ross Symons talks about breaking out alone and folding for the big brands.
Ross Symons: The art of origami (Part 1)
• Duration: 00:04:21
22 Jul 15
Ross Symons quit his job in the advertising industry and became an (almost accidental) origami artist.
Mema Designs: Design should inspire
• Duration: 00:03:43
20 Jul 15
The co-founders of mema designs believe that a thoughtful design process is behind every design that inspires.
Robbie Brozin: Nando’s is serving up local
• Duration: 00:04:06
16 Jul 15
The world's biggest collection of African art outside Africa is owned by fast-food chain Nando’s, who are now investing in South African design.
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