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Having fun in design, research at IDEO.org and interviews that touched him | DON ADERO 🇰🇪 | Afrika Design ep.5

Having fun in design, research at IDEO.org and interviews that touched him | DON ADERO 🇰🇪 | Afrika Design ep.5

October 10, 2020

Don learned to appreciate the art of storytelling and photography from his father (2:22).

He has worked as a graphic designer at Nation Media, graduated as part of the first cohort from Nairobi Design Institute (12:45), and is a design researcher at IDEO.org (33:36).

He gives tips to designers (50:15), we discuss his design bookshelf (58:38), interviews that touched him (1:03:06) and how his faith makes him a better designer (1:08:07).

“Designers need to be strategic about the work they produce” DANIEL AMPOFO 🇬🇭 | Afrika Design ep.4

“Designers need to be strategic about the work they produce” DANIEL AMPOFO 🇬🇭 | Afrika Design ep.4

August 23, 2020

On this episode with Daniel Ampofo we discuss local & global design mentors like Chris Do, Ghanaian creative talent, African influence on Beyonce albums, the future of designers in society and much more.

Daniel is the founder of DexArtmosphere and DexGhana, a design education platform and conference, creative director at 93Studios, VP at Hacklab Foundation and a design writer and observer.

Outro 🎶:'Top of the Morning' by Clef and Bandana.

11:00 Mentors 20:00 DexGhana vision 30:45 Long term ambitions, designers earning a seat at the table & those he looks up to 1:01:15 Future plans & Dex conference info

Prototyping, laser cutting, and designing your first products! | 3 Young Designers @ THE URBAN RESIDENCY🇰🇪 | Afrika Design ep.3

Prototyping, laser cutting, and designing your first products! | 3 Young Designers @ THE URBAN RESIDENCY🇰🇪 | Afrika Design ep.3

May 23, 2020

Kashyap, Farhia and Grishon took part in ‘The Urban Residency’, organised by Kenya Lighting Industries and Nairobi Design Week to give young designers an opportunity to bring real products to market. They spent 5 days at Kenya Lighting Industries, refined their designs & learned about industrial manufacturing methods: laser cutting, CNC punching and electrostatic powder coating.

Intros: 6:45 Process: 14:47 Learnings: 24:30 Feedback: 43:45 Legacy: 46:29 Outro: 59:45

Uganda’s design future, bets on design, British Council & more | EUGENE KAVUMA 🇺🇬 | Afrika Design | Ep.2

Uganda’s design future, bets on design, British Council & more | EUGENE KAVUMA 🇺🇬 | Afrika Design | Ep.2

May 19, 2020

Eugene Kavuma is the founder & director of Kampala Design Week. We caught up during the 2nd KDW at his home in Uganda, discussed the trials and tribulations of starting a design festival, his design travels, collaborations with the British council and NEON Studio and how they turned 100 wooden stalls into an installation for the festival.

He also talks about the $700 bet on his own exhibition, curating Uganda's creatives and more. Find him @kavumae & @kampaladesignweek

DESIGNING SHOES for the WORLD’S LARGEST footwear manufacturer | ESTHER KUTE 🇰🇪 | Afrika Design | Ep.1

DESIGNING SHOES for the WORLD’S LARGEST footwear manufacturer | ESTHER KUTE 🇰🇪 | Afrika Design | Ep.1

May 4, 2020

Esther Kute was the youngest, 1st female & 1st black Product Development Manager at Bata Kenya. Products she designed sell globally, have featured @NYC fashion week, in Vogue magazine & sell millions in USD.

TOPICS: Face fears, take opportunities, make a change life. Learning from Ann McCreath & Osborne Macharia and much more. 🎵@Sheylofi

20:00 Being the first in her job at Bata 49:20 Facing your fears 54:00 Advice & experience

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