Tag / design

April 20, 2017

Product Design Part One: Packaging

A great thing about hiring an industrial designer to offer your business design solutions is that the designer conceptualises and creates products that are not only great in design, but both functional in sustainability and an economical sense e.g packaging. The first contributing factor one faces when given many options is the packaging of a …

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March 2, 2017

Michael Tymbios: Divergent and First Thursdays co-founder

Chclt had a chance to briefly sit down with Michael Tymbios, co-founder of First Thursdays to discuss the bedlam of being self-employed, personal satisfaction and creating positive influences in Cape Town. Based at the Spin Street building, the first thing one notices when walking into the studio are the high ceilings, airy atmosphere and large …

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February 17, 2017

You don’t need a degree when you have passion: Baked Bistro

A  story of true persistence and passion, Zahir Mohamed from the Baked cafes shares his story of flunking high school, moving away from home, following his dream and making it a reality. Originally from Port Elizabeth, 28-year-old Zahir was raised by his grandparents and decided to move out after he failed matric. He moved down …

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February 15, 2017

Art becomes you: About The Seppis and their love for photography

It’s amazing to look at photos and their incredible ability to portray and influence emotions like they do and it comes as no surprise that these images you see are created by an amazing couple called The Seppis. Comprising of husband and wife, Taariq Sepstar and Seemaa Allie are creative partners that work primarily with …

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February 13, 2017

Youtube, iPhones and a luxury leather brand later

Research Unit’s Erin-Lee and Chad Petersen invited us to their workshop to have a chat about being a husband-wife team, selling an iPhone for capital and building their empire together.Erin is the picture of the modern day businesswoman; bold, independent and ambitious. She is the fire to Chad’s cool persona and together, they have created …

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January 25, 2017

The seasoned designer: from PE to Montreal

Sometimes you meet a person that makes an impact on your life from the moment you meet them. We follow fashion designer Shukrie Joel’s journey of experimentation, practical learning and travelling. Aside from being a likeable person, Shukrie Joel is a designer with international experience, having travelled and worked in many cities and up until …

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