Nice Magazine: An open archaeological design exploration

Reading Time: 3 minutes Having been in the design world for nearly two decades, I have identified a few simple signs that a creative company has been around for a while. The first, a collection of ageing or dead Macintoshs, usually accompanied by some sort of grumble that “they don’t make these like they used to.”. The second is […]

Nicework turns 10

Reading Time: 4 minutes The story of Nicework’s founding happened in two parts. The first happened at 2 am at a party called Fraymentos (hosted by Adi Loveland), in a club that was literally underground. Ben, Donovan and I formed the idea alternating between dancing to bad house music and shots of Jagermeister (that was still a thing back then). Next we […]

Simon Dingle – In Maths we Trust

Reading Time: 1 minute CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. This month our theme is Transparency and we’re letting Simon Dingle do the talking. Simon is a broadcaster and designer who believes we’re doing money wrong and is trying to fix it. He hosts a weekly radio show about technology on 5FM and previously directed product […]

Getting weird with Donovan Goliath

Reading Time: 2 minutes When his parents named him, Donovan David Goliath, they must have known that with such a loaded name, their son would have a few internal conflicts. It is this essential inner struggle at his core that eventually led him to choose a full time career in comedy over a lucrative job in advertising. What may […]

CreativeMornings: June is Broken

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gaze and eye contact are simple acts, but when our attention transforms into vigilance, we begin to notice things that weren’t immediately obvious. We might notice an extra space in a paragraph or details within the texture of the page that weren’t appreciated. When we turn our eyes to the government, healthcare, traditional education or […]

Things I have learned in my life so far.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of us have kept a diary  at one point in our lives. But none of our diaries look like Stefan Sagmeister’s. In his book, Things I have learned in my life so far, Sagmeister displays the twenty or so things he has learned in his life so far in a rather unusual way. These life […]

Behance Portfolio Review Johannesburg

Reading Time: 1 minute Twice a year, Behance presents Portfolio Review Week. These events form part of a global network of volunteer-organised reviews taking place in over 120 countries, aimed at bringing creatives together and sharing ideas. Join us for the the Behance Portfolio Review Johannesburg, brought to you by the UJ Department of Graphic Design, in partnership with Nicework and Between10and5. […]

CreativeMornings Johannesburg: Happy birthday to us!

Reading Time: 2 minutes The last CreativeMornings marked our first birthday. Woo hoo! Here are some pictures of the fun that was had, and a special gift for you right at the bottom. Enjoy – and watch this space for more!