A Design & Innovation Studio

An international design studio, applying creative solutions to people's design needs.

Hello, I'm Charl, founder and designer at designbuoy ~ an international design and innovation studio based in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Creative Lifesaving
Creative problem solving through design collaboration, placing the needs and insights of people at the centre of everyday design challenges.
Values
Optimism
Collaboration
Ambiguity
Curiosity
Growth
Success & Failure
Get things done
Passsionate
People
Creativity
Design
Innovation
Technology
South Africa
Design Thinking
“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.” - Tim Brown, president and CEO at IDEO
Ideation
Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas. Ideation comprises all stages of a thought cycle, from innovation, to development, to actualization. As such, it is an essential part of the design process, both in education and practice.
Services
Design Research
Design Strategy
Visual Design
Interaction Design
Design Technology
Design-Driven Project Management
Skills
CONSULTING
Ideation
Creative Direction
Concept Development
Branding
Brand Identity
Brand Style Guide
Visual Communication
digital Design
App Design
Web Design
UX/UI Design
Print Design
Corporate Stationery
Marketing Collateral
Signage & Promotional
Visualisation
Data Visualisation
Information Design
Info-graphic Design
Illustration
Digital
Technical
Traditional
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