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Lessons for Every CEO: Why Design-Led Companies Succeed

Consider the undeniable success of design-led companies like Apple and LEGO.

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DESIGN YOUR LIFE, MOMENT BY MOMENT  \  DESIGN YOUR LIFE, MOMENT BY MOMENT

Take care of your mind, body, and spirit, and your creativity will shine. Remember, as a creative, you have the power to inspire yourself and others. Don't hold back, feel insecure, or lose hope. Your talent is a gift that can bring you joy, success, and fulfillment. Trust in your abilities—they will guide you to your own success. Keep learning, follow your path with faith, and always trust your intuition. Work to make a difference, not just to impress. Balance work with rest, and remember: God, yourself, family, and friends come first, not just your job.

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About two years ago, I realised how much my graphic design career had influenced my always-on, rushed, and driven life. We’ve been groomed from our studies to work and business to be deadline-driven, and this mindset seeped into how I managed myself and my family. It has been a struggle to break free from this […]

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It’s shocking but true – 80% of freelancers experience burnout due to emotional stress! As designers, our work is a reflection of our soul, making our business journeys deeply personal and profoundly emotional.

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Design your life

Success is not a one-size-fits-all formula. It’s a deeply personal journey as unique as every one of us.

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The beauty and admiration for rain can only be understood in a Desert Country such as Namibia. When there is rain, there is excitement – this was a moment of pure love of seeing and hearing water come down from the heavens so loud we had to pause and take it in.

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Ever had that moment when you’re nose-deep in design work, wondering, “Does this even matter?”

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Embrace the magic of an African sunset on our farm in Namibia. Watch as the sparrows dance in the vibrant hues of the sky, while the lush greens of the veld, refreshed by recent rains, create a breathtaking backdrop. This is what I love about living in Africa – moments like these that colour our […]

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Resonant branding is all about establishing a deep emotional connection with your target audience. It’s not just about making a sale; it’s about making your brand resonate with

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The Business of Design: How to Build a Successful Career as a Designer

As a designer, our primary focus is creating beautiful and practical designs. However, to be successful as freelancers or in-house designers, it’s essential to understand business basics.

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A series where shades speak louder than words: The kids were having a fun with their slinkies, and I couldn’t help but notice how cool those bright toys looked against the calm natural background.

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Hi there, I'm Nelett, and I'm a designer just like you. Life's always changing, and being a designer can feel like a wild ride. But we're more than that, aren't we? We're caregivers, friends, and life lovers who find joy in more than just our work. We're all on this journey, each in our own way, but somehow, we're together in it.

Here's what I believe: You are powerful, more than you might realise. In this cozy corner of the internet, I'm here to keep you inspired, motivated, and ready to take on whatever comes your way.

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