Garth Walker

About

Garth Walker is the founder of design studio, Mr Walker. His interests lie in developing and encouraging a design language “rooted in the African experience” and it is this that he is best known for. Since 1995 and some 24 issues later, Walker has published Africa’s only experimental graphics magazine, i-jusi. He has been widely recognised with over 100 design awards, published in something like 80 magazines and books. He is represented in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, Biblioteque Nationale de France, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Smithsonian, and numerous university and academic collections worldwide.
Garth Walker

My Definition Of Success | Success is finding the balance between freedom to do what suits you, and what suits others

I Am Driven To | Find that balance (extremely difficult).

My Highlights | I’m still doing it after 35 years. Some of the work Ive done will outlive me. But I still feel I can do better (work).

The Difference Between good And Great | Knowing how hard it is – and not losing site of the fact that our business is mostly ‘opinion’ and not an exact science. Lastly to realize there are many others out there who are way better than yourself.

A Key Talent | Simple: 1. Commitment and hard work 2. Don’t be greedy (most are). You just have to keep going, keep believing what you do and how you do it, can make a difference. One thing Ive learned after all this time is ‘its all cycles’. Good times. Bad times. You have to find a way to survive the cycles. To do that you need to refer to number 4 above – and ‘just plod along’. Too many give up along the way.

Resources I Use To Stay Inspired | The streets and townships of South Africa. And the creativity of ordinary South Africans. We are the most creative nation on earth (but few – and certainly not Government – seems to notice or care).

My Future Dreams And Ambitions | To keep doing what I do till I drop (literally). And to be around for my 3 daughters in reasonably fine fettle.

The Meaning Of Life | Everything one is told is a con. Its all bullshit. Find out for yourself (the hard way)

Advice On Building Wealth And Getting Rich | I have no interest in either, though a bit more cash would be nice. I work for many who have achieved this goal, and they are mostly horrid people.

Interview Questions

View further interviews.

The Legacy Project

Guy Ailion is one of South Africa’s brightest young architects. The winner of SA’s 2010 National Architectural Student of the Year award for his M.A.Thesis Everywhere is Here: Architecture and a Developing Information Society, his design is informed by a dual fascination with moving images and the urban environment. Not only is he revolutionizing the […]

The Legacy Project

Dave Foord serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Director of Foord Asset Management (Pty) Limited. Dave Foord founded Foord Asset Management in October 1981 when he was 28-years old together with Liston Meintjies. This month marks the companies 33rd birthday. My Definition Of Success | Success to me means having the independence to be […]

The Legacy Project

A legend in the music world with P!NK, Mark Schulman | The Legacy Project is an incredible musician, dynamic performer and a strategic business mind who has parleyed his success on stage into true business success. Unlocking strategies to help audiences Hack the Rockstar Attitude and Boost their R.Q. (Rockstar Quotient), your team will be […]

The Legacy Project

Ernie Els has 70 professional career victories to his name, including four Major Championships, two World Golf Championships and seven World Matchplay titles. He is ranked No.1 in all-time career earnings on the European Tour and is known as “The Big Easy” due to his imposing physical stature, along with his fluid golf swing. I […]

The Legacy Project

Mavericks is a surfing location in Northern California where storm-waves can top out at over 60 feet with many actually being recorded on the Richter Scale!! It is also the home of the Mavericks Big Wave International Surf Contest for a select few of the world’s best big wave surfers. Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker has won […]

The Legacy Project

As an experienced branding and marketing specialist Donna Rachelson is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs and women. Donna is a guest lecturer at Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) having penned three books. With a wide frame of reference, being a mother and an adventurer, here she generously shares her thoughts with us: Donna Rachelson, Definition […]

Penny Heyns

Penny Heyns TLP is, without doubt, the world’s greatest female breaststroke swimmer of the 20th Century. She is the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996 and broke 14 individual world records during her career. Her achievements brought her personal audiences with Nelson Mandela […]

  • South Africa
  • Keynote Speaker
The Legacy Project

In 2009 Ntsoaki Phali decided to become the change she wanted to see — and so began Beyond Ability Talent Solutions, a self-sustaining recruitment agency for the physically disabled. As a former human resources co-ordinator, Phali struggled to meet her employment equity target when recruiting employees with disabilities. She knew it wasn’t for want of […]

Disclaimer
The profiles and images embedded on these pages are from various interviews conducted by The Legacy Project.

These remain the property of its owner and are not affiliated with or endorsed by WeSpeak Global.

© All rights reserved 2024. Created by Hesketh Media LLC

1902 Wright Place, Carlsbad, CA, 92008