Category Archive: Design

Calling All Designers

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One of the most influential voices in South African design, Design Indaba, announced that it has earmarked R30-million for “a creative exploration across our cities”. This as it changes the format of the… Continue reading

Ad of the Week: Real World Design

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In my weekly column for Marklives.com — the site for marketers about marketing and advertising — I select one ad or campaign that has stood out, and award it the title of ‘Ad… Continue reading

Google Gives Guidance: Designing a Better Mobile UX

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People are starting to use their mobile devices (phones and tablets) more and more for internet access, and are demanding a more fluid and easy-to-use experience, especially when it comes to shopping. 30%… Continue reading

Fierce Sun – a Word for Go-getter

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The word jua kali means ‘fierce sun’ in Swahili, but also translates to a person, businessman, or entrepreneur who can fix or practically do anything upon request. In Kenya these types of workers have… Continue reading

An Afro-Japanese Fairytale

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My regular column on Marklives.com has started once more: for our first Ad of the Week for 2016, I have chosen an ad for the Mazda CX-3 by Black River FC. The TV… Continue reading

The Billboard That Follows You

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It’s time, once again, for my weekly pick of the top ads that have made an impression this week, for my regular column on Marklives.com, Africa’s foremost site for marketers about marketing, media… Continue reading

Groote Schuur’s Innovation Hub Makeover

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Cape Town’s Haldane Martin and his team have created a workspace for Groote Schuur Hospital’s Innovation Hub, where members can meet, brainstorm or sit quietly to get work done. The Innovation Hub has… Continue reading

Lunch Bar’s Quirky Retro Campaign

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Every week I select an ad that has stood out from the rest as ‘Ad of the Week’ to feature on Marklives.com, Africa’s foremost site for marketers, about marketing, advertising and branding. This… Continue reading

Overrated Design

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I’m not normally into negative comparison, but there are occasions when it’s helpful to take a step back and look at what’s working and what’s just an overrated trend in design. FastCompany’s Bracket Challenge… Continue reading

“Textile Nerd” Sindiso Khumalo Reimagines Fabric Design

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Design Indaba was full of surprises this year, and one that turned heads in the world of fashion was fashion and textile designer Sindiso Khumalo, with her fabric designs based on traditional Zulu… Continue reading