Archive for: AUGUST 17, 2009


EXD’09 Conference speaker, Peter Saville, is on the shortlist for the Prince Philip Designers Prize. Saville has inspired generations of creatives since the heyday of Factory Records in the late 1970s and 1980s and, more recently, helped reshape the image of his hometown Manchester as a happening place. But industry honours have largely eluded him.

A major retrospective at London’s Design Museum made sure Saville’s work will inspire future generations.

See Design Week for full article.


EXD’09 welcomes Nkensani Nkosi, the creative director of Fashion label Stoned Cherrie to the 10 September Open Talk. She will join Nathan Reddy, the most awarded graphic designer in South Africa and Gaby de Abreu, the designer of the 2010 FIFA Worldcup logo.


Nkhensani boasts a multitude of awards, the most notable being the Top Success Story of the Year: Top Women in Business and Government in 2005 and Young Business Quarterly: Young Business Achiever of the Year in 2003. In 2005, she was lauded as one of six high impact entrepreneurs by the US mentorship programme Endeavor.