Design*Sponge is arguably the most influential design blog out there. Any designer who gets onto this blog is pretty much guaranteed to be noticed by design junkies of various degrees of influence all over the world.

So I’d say that 11 local designers owe Gary Payne of SprayGlue a big hug for giving their careers a great big global boost by writing his SA Design roundup for Design*Sponge.

Gary’s guide is also brilliant exposure for the whole SA design scene, because of course, this selection of designers only scratches the surface of all the marvellous design we have around here. Now all those design junkies will know that (as Heath Nash puts it)…

Take a look at Gary’s fabulous roundup, and then take a look at the comments section too, to check out the debate about who got featured and who didn’t, and why…


  1. Thanks so much for the kind words! I really appreciate it. And a bigger thanks for all the great designers who submitted work!