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Hazel Scrimgeour

MA work

Linkup - Supported Internship Youth Programme

Linkup is a Supported Internship Youth programme designed to tackle the extreme unemployment amongst disadvantaged youth in South Africa. Designed for the ages between 16-20, Linkup provides the necessary practical, soft skills, work experience and references in order to achieve future employment all under the carefully designed support from a local school or community centre.

We are currently running a pilot of LINKUP with a community centre called Butterfly House in the Western Cape, South Africa. We have had 7 successful internship placements at 3 local businesses and are aiming to grow the project to 15 students in June. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Service Design, 2018

  • I am a South African human-centered designer that creates research-led solutions to create positive social impact and solve problems through innovation and design. As a Service Designer I hope to use my skills to create positive change in Africa and other developing countries. 

    My interests are in Service Design for development and social impact. I believe, with a focus on design and innovation, Africa can leap frog the status quo and come up with solutions made by Africans solving African problems.

    I have 7 years' experience in Visual Communications Design, Integrated Art Direction and UI Design. My MA in Service Design at the Royal College of Art complements these skills by providing a strong understanding of research methodologies, workshop facilitation, interdisciplinary collaboration, design thinking and service design tools and methods.

  • Degrees

  • BA in Communications Management specialising in Creative Brand Communications
  • Experience

  • Integrated Art Director/Designer, KING JAMES/PUNK, Cape Town, 2013-2016; Junior Art Director, ARCTIC CIRCLE, Cape Town, 2011-2013; Freelance Integrated Art Director/Designer, Cape Town and London, 2016-2017
  • Awards

  • First prize, Africa Design Awards, 2017; Abraaj Full Scholarship, Abraaj, 2016-2018; Silver Graphic Design, Bookmarks, 2015; Gold Digital Interactive Design, Loeries, 2014; 5th Information Architect in South Africa, Loeries, 2014