For us, the most exciting part of the Design Indaba Expo is Emerging Creatives, a platform for young designers. This year’s Emerging Creatives have just been announced, selected from a record 190 entries.
Sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture, the initiative exposes the young talent to the public and to industry professionals, including local and international buyers and media.
The programme is open to students, new graduates or anyone entering their chosen creative field for the first time. Although aimed at development, applicants are selected based on the standard and quality of their work.
The 40 Emerging Creatives for DI 2013 are:
Kim Ellis (The Joinery)
Kujula Mtambo (Gravitie Clothing)
Ebrahim Assur (EA Designs)
Lene Botha (Woltemade)
Jasper Eales (Jasper Eales Original)
Zayne Holl and Bradley Wedderburn (Mr. Fox)
Caileigh Pentz (Piece Industries)
Blaire Rieger (Milkshed)
Richard Moir (Ninjabreadboy)
Kristian van Tonder (Far and Wide Design)
Jeanine Benjamin (Jinn)
Megan Keyser (Meraki Jewellery)
Palesa Litha (Phalesh Designs)
Astrid Schwarz (Schwarzie)
Christa Badenhorst (Smeul)
Simone le Roux (Ondier)
Katherine-Mary Pichulik (Pichulik)
Find more info here.