United Colors of Benetton's Creative Research Facility in Italy … being part of the Emerging Creatives programme in 2009 and what he thought of the experience.
For Saunders, the programme exposed him to the many people who visit South Africa during the annual Design Indaba Conference and Expo. "Thanks to the exposure I received, I ended up spending a year at Fabrica in Italy", he says. This experience was a dream come true. "I stayed for a year and was able to follow in the footsteps of my idols through working for Colors Magazine", he adds.
Saunders' work does not focus on a concern but rather on a solution and things that are going well.
I am trying to show people who are doing well, who are making beautiful things and cultures that have not been exposed to the rest of the world, but are interesting, socially relevant and contemporary, says Saunders.
Saunders further speaks about the culture in South Africa and what it means to be a young South African. He also shares some thoughts on the continent as a whole: "Africa might be the next big thing to people in other countries now, but at the same time it's always had new things happening and cultures have always been emerging … >