“Be like water my friend”. This is one of Taariq Latiff’s favourite quotes. It also exemplifies the way he has tackled the growth of his Cape Town-based design agency, Chocolate Sauce. The story for Chocolate Sauce began when he started doing freelance work in 2009 during his third year at varsity. Two months into his first job as a POS designer for makeup products he felt like he should be doing something more. He then left to start designing a boutique interior for a branch that was opening up in Johannesburg. Unfortunately the plans for the store fell through, leaving Taariq with his biggest life lesson.