Industry Development

The Design Foundation is an independent, professional-led body that nurtures and awards new and established talent in the South African design industry.

Established in 2011, the Design Foundation is a non-profit and sponsor-funded organisation. The foundation makes an immediate, targeted difference to designers through production funding, equipment subsidies, mentorships, business advice and infrastructure assistance. Operating under the guidance of a board of highly respected industry professionals, the foundation aims to make a radical difference to the industry from the outset, targeting a range of issues from specific areas of expertise.