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“What are you doing for 2014?”

It’s the question everyone is asking, particularly with the spotlight on Cape Town as World Design Capital. This year is brewing and bubbling with anticipation and expectation. With everyone either waiting for things to happen or scrambling to make things happen, we believe there is only one way to see the change you want; lead the way.

So with the Happy New Year wishes fading fast, let me tell you what Infestation will be doing in 2014…

We plan on turning all those exciting new projects into visual reality. Many of the jobs we started last year are beginning to see the light. They excite us because they have challenged us. Keep an eye out for them as they emerge. Some – like the new website for CapeNature and Skybound rebrand – are visible already. Others like the “Better Living Challenge”  from the Cape Craft and Design Institute and the Greater Tygerberg Partnership rebrand are still taking shape. Whatever the project, we are looking forward to sharing our ideas with you.

Internally, it’s very much in with the new, and chances are you’ll be meeting and working with many new names and faces. What that means is some new exotic spices being added to the mix. And who doesn’t like an added kick of flavour? For our clients, it means we can now offer more services in-house, like PR and direct-mail strategy.

Since 2001, infestation has hosted many interns and this year will be no exception. The only difference is, with the focus of WDC2014, we are getting a lot of enquiries from abroad. In early February we are welcoming an international intern from Holland and graduate from the highly acclaimed design school Willem de Koning Academie in Rotterdam. If you know of anyone wanting to intern or take up residency, let us know – this is THE year!

Thanks to our collaborative and creative space, our hot-desks have also taken off. This is the second year we are sharing our studio with like minded entrepeneurs and industry experts. So if you or anyone you know wants one of the hottest desks in Cape Town, let us know and we’ll be in touch.

 

Infestation’s Official Cape Town Design Guide

Now, we can’t talk WDC2014 without mentioning our yellow plans for the year. We have been privileged to be part of this incredible journey since bidding in 2010, and we continue to stay involved whether it’s through the Creative Sessions or Cape Town Design Network. We even have our very own officially approved WDC project, the Official Cape Town Design Guide. Sign up to get news the minute we go live!

If you want a flavour of what the different projects are all about, I can recommend attending one of the eight pitching sessions: 30 short entertaining inspiring pitches per night.

Please stay connected, either through Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to our newsletter and take look at what we’re doing – our website has it all. We’re really happy to say our experience in digital has given us a competitive edge, but we’ll let our work speak for itself.

Wishing everyone one hell of a yellow year!

Christo

P.S: Take a moment to read this article by Business Day on the rise in tourism Cape Town is experiencing. We’re hoping to give those visiting our shores an insight into Cape Town design with our Official Cape Town Design Guide.

 

New-Staff-Large

Stepping into our offices, you’ll be met with some stalwarts, and a speckling of fresh faces all ready to take Infestation to the next level.

For those that have had the pleasure of working with the Infestation team, you will quickly notice that there are a few new names in the mix. And for those who we have yet to have the pleasure of engaging with, our team is more dynamic – and inspired – than ever and this could only mean one thing – we’re moving up!

But we don’t just want to tell you about them or get you to read about them, which you can do here. In fact, we’re going to go one step further. Every month, we’re going to catch up with one of the members and ask them a few questions and share this with you.

Then, we’re going to ask the ones that can to design something especially for you and show just what they are capable of and show you their inner passion, because at Infestation, it’s the passion of the team that fuels the creativity.

So make sure you get your friends to sign up to our newsletter, join in on the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, we’d hate for you to miss out on the exciting things our team will be doing this year.

 

Meet the new recruits in the Infestation team!

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We were selected out of 70 applicants to be one of the 24 artists to create a letter for TEDx Cape Town’s theme “Amazing People, Crazy Places” at the Baxter.

The installation was displayed during TEDx Cape Town at the Baxter in July and asked testers to formulate new words with the installation.

Our prescribed letter was the e’ of ‘Places’. Our concept shows the topography and contours of ‘Place’ by using 40 sheets of laser cut paper, with our letter ‘e’ migrating from a lower case ‘e’ to an upper case ‘E’.

Thanks TEDx Cape Town, it was fun project and a great day!

Alphabet Soup at TEDx Cape Town

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