Now in its Spring 2015 installment, this highly successful bi-annual creative business seminar is back for another round of design talks and trade secrets. Best you book your seat!

Are you a designer, maker or entrepreneur? Then you’re the perfect audience for this second 2015 installment of the enlightening Business of Design conference. For two days each in Cape Town and Joburg, guests will be treated to informative and much-needed insider info on how to grow and sustain your creative business.

A conference with a difference, Business of Design is a tailored workshop aimed at inspiring craftspeople, artisans and small-to-medium enterprises looking to take their business to the next level. Have a look here to see how this exciting seminar series can benefit you and your business.

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This time around there’s even more to look forward to, with talks from industry leaders and design professionals the likes of Kirsten Goss of Kirsten Goss Jewellery, Natasha Sideris of Tasha’s Restaurant, Adrienne Sparks of MRP Home and special guest speaker (in Cape Town only), Jim Brett, President of West Elm.

Business of Design Speakers, from left: Adrienne Sparks, Jim Brett, Juliette Thirsk and Malibongwe Tyilo
Business of Design Speakers, from left: Adrienne Sparks, Jim Brett, Juliette Thirsk and Malibongwe Tyilo

Get inspired about your business and learn from the best at this exclusive seminar series. Book soon to avoid disappointment!

Have a look at last year’s video here:



Cape Town: 7 – 8 October

Joburg: 21 – 22 October


Cape Town: Inner City Ideas Cartel, 71 Waterkant Street

Joburg: TBC


Tickets are R3 950 for the two day, payable either upfront or over 2 months if preferred. Discounts are available for bookings of five or more.


See the full Spring programme here.

Find out more about the speakers here.

For more info and to register for the course, visit or contact Tracy Lynn Chemaly at


Business of Design is bought to you by four key industry leaders who between them have 80 years of in-depth experience in the industry; Trevyn and Julian McGowan of SOURCE, Southern Guild, GUILD and Design Network Africa, and ex-editor Cathy O’Clery and Laurence Brick of 100% Design South Africa and Platform Creative Agency. Laurence is a co-founder and director of Loads of Living, Cathy, a former magazine editor and Trevyn and Julian were recently voted in the 100 most powerful figures in the art and design industry by USA-based Art and Auction magazine.

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