67 Logos Designathon


What is the 67 Logos Designathon?

67 Logos is a CWDi initiative, launched in 2018 – where 67 designers come together in JHB and CPT to design 67 logos for 67 small businesses – all in one day – Mandela Day, 18 July.

For many small businesses, owning an expertly designed logo is an ever-elusive goal. We wanted our initiative to have lasting impact and to help these entrepreneurs stand out in the South African market.

We’re incredibly proud to see how this initiative continues to connect the creative industry to a diverse range of start-up businesses and suppliers – all for a common cause: to drive change through the power of design.

Two locations. One day. 67 logos. 

This is how it works:

  1. Make the pledge as a designer or apply as a small business looking for a professional logo.
  2. We will select and match designers with businesses, based on their profiles, passions and experience.
  3. On 18 July, Designers and Businesses will meet for the first time at the Designathon – and the fun begins!
  4. Designers will have 3 hours to execute on their brief while business owners attend an impactful Skills Development workshop.


Please note that the applications are now closed. Please watch this space for information about the 2020 67 Logos Designathon. 


Where/when does the event take place?
Johannesburg and Cape Town. All further details will be sent to successful applicants.

Is it free?
There is no exchange of money at all. This is a fully sponsored event and Designers are donating their time and skills voluntarily.

When do applications close?
Applications are closed. 2020 applications will open in March 2020.

Will food be provided?
Yes, absolutely! All meals will be provided.

Can anyone participate?
Designers will need a minimum of 2-3 years experience and all applications are vetted.

Will transportation be provided?
Unfortunately not - you will need to get yourself to the venue on the day.

What will small business owners be doing while the designers work on the logos?
They will have the added benefit of attending various skills development workshops throughout the day.