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Introducing the man of the moment, Vukile Batyi (@VukileBatyi) a graphic designer and product designer working in Durban.


Inspired by his late aunt and her beading skills, Batyi designs and creates a range of innovative and one-of-a-kind creations including beaded clocks, watches and iPhone cases.

His products aim to revive the beautiful tradition of beading and expose people of all nationalities to authentic South African design and skills.

This venture is inspired by the growing trend of innovative iPhone cases; I wanted to give this my own spin and also create something contemporary and proudly South African with beads.

My Heritage, My Inheritance illustration

  This year he was one of the Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives programme.7f222f6690442370f32f75c94e9ac881 7289814963c84c26bd55086860916ab1

Visit his Behance Portfolio here

Follow him on Instagram here and on twitter here @VukileBatyi


Most of all -watch this space! You should expect great things from this man.