OUR PHILOSOPHY

GIVE | LIVE | LEARN | EARN

At DESIGNERD we understand that our business processes can affect change. It can have positive or negative technological, social, environmental and economic impact. We understand that everything is designed. Everything has the potential to help or harm. We all have a responsibility to be careful what we create. From systems, products, companies, technology, policies and more. We are responsible to not compromise future generations. 

DESIGN REALLY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Our Perspective on how to change the world

People, Places, we are fully remote

DESIGNERD doesn’t believe in the traditional employee model. We collaborate with various members depending client needs. We have contractors, located in Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town.  We are futurists who believe in having a lower carbon footprint & maximising efficiency, we’ve maintained a remote working model since 2016.  We choose  to maximise the time we spend on work which matters. To solve real environmental, social & technological problems. We give our best to clients and various communities, who’s problems go beyond profit. We seek clients with purpose like us. Through our give, live, learn and earn philosophy, ensure we maximise what we give our clients. By maximising time to live and learn. And removing all unnecessary distractions to success. Where ever you are, irrespective of time zone, we can help you. 

Process: We've been remote workers before it was mainstream​

We are a team who values learning and respect hard work. We operate via a  remote working model to eliminate the additional expenses and pollution of commuting daily, as well as waste incurred from a physical building.   We are 80% digital collaborators who spend 20% of our time in physical spaces with each other or with clients. We are happy to offer our  expertise in Human Centered Design. Our approach is based off of over 223 years cumulative experience shared between our consultants. We pride ourselves on setting up our clients for success through integration of experts and experiential learning and digital experiences and are sure that you will leave our sessions more prepared than you have ever been before to face the challenges of business & life  in the coming future. 

Our vision and dream of an inclusive future​

A sustainable, inclusive society with reduced inequalities. Great work with purpose which promotes good health, wellbeing. Strengthening families by empowering people to help themselves. Supporting those who can’t support themselves. Who are “perceived” as having certain limitations. All those labelled vulnerable. It is our duty to help. To empower them and help them find their freedom, independence and sense of self-worth. Through initiatives focused around entrepreneurship, communication, innovation, art, agriculture, technology & sustainability
DESIGNERD, through its Entrepreneurial Partner network, works to support many. From entrepreneurs, designers, freelancers, career-changers, students & NGO’s / NPO’s. We provide sustainability & innovation education, content, tools and environments. To guide designers, developers, mentors, entrepreneurs & students. To fulfill their potential as our future creative technologists & future conservationists. 

WE CAN IMPACT POSITIVE CHANGE THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING &  EDUCATIONAL  EVENTS & HANDS ON PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Chesway Slabbert

Founder, Director (People/ Process/ Products/Possibilities)

David Mcunu

Deep-thinker, dreamer & feminist. intermediate Graphic Design
(Project Contributions: Designerd, School of Thought, IxDF, Cooking Culture, Altene, WoMin, Rise Against Repression)

Samantha Stevens

Multimedia Designer & ray of sunshine (Project Contributions: Designerd, School of Thought, IxDF, Wykes Foundation, Cooking Culture, Altene, WoMin, Rise Against Repression, Rootbox)

Noluthando Buthelezi

Wordsmith, journalist & poet
(Project Contributions: Designerd, School of Thought, IxDF, Cooking Culture, Altene, WoMin)

Peggy Mapule Ntsepe

All rounder-designer and human being... Visual Design
(Project Contributions: Designerd, School of Thought, IxDF, WoMin)

Jabulile Twala

Bundle of joy with a giggle to brighten any day. Multimedia Designer
(Project Contributions: Designerd, School of Thought, IxDF, Cooking Culture, Altene, WoMin, Rise Against Repression)

Heath (JR)

Tattoo artist, Illustrator, Graphic Design & SEO specialist
(Project Contributions: Designerd, School of Thought, IxDF, WoMin, Rise Against Repression)

Nigel Nyoni

Full-stack developer and Computer Science Lecturer
(Project Contributions: School of Thought, IxDF, WoMin, Rise Against Repression)

Sheldon Martin

Sound Engineer & mellow music guy
(Project Contributions: Designerd, XEDRI, School of Thought, IxDF, Risk Management Project)

Nadine Kaiser

Design Manager, 3D Designer, Animator & Educator
(Project Contributions: Designerd, XEDRI, School of Thought, Risk Management Project)

Joshua Sanders

Health, Aesthetics & Performance Management. Fitness Guru for our team
(Project Contributions: Designerd, School of Thought)

Innocente Burger

People operations Manager (Recruitment, Performance Optimisation & Coaching)
(Project Contributions: Designerd, XEDRI, School of Thought)

Shereen Scheepers

People Ops: Recruitment Administrator for Consulting & Freelance talent
(Project Contributions: Designerd, XEDRI, School of Thought)

Debbie Thomas

People Ops: Recruitment, Performance & Human Resources Administration
(Project Contributions: Designerd)

Linda MacGillicuddy

Finance: Compliance & Payroll
(Project Contributions: Designerd, XEDRI)

Gustav Damons

Graphic Designer, photographer & family guy
(Project Contributions: Rise Against Repression)

Tererai Zunguru

Soft-spoken Android Developer with infinite patience
(Project Contributions: Designerd, XEDRI, School of Thought, Rootbox)

Keagan Booysen

IT Support & anything that requires more than switching it off and on again
(Project Contributions: Designerd, XEDRI, School of Thought)