Moringa School: Director of Product   This is a guest post by Moringa School. If you have an opportunity you’d like us to share with the Nairobi Design Week community, get in touch!   Job Title: Director of Product (DOP) Commitment: Full-time Duration: 2 Years+ (can start with 3 months) Location: Kenya   About Moringa […]

Design without Borders Fellowship This is a guest post for Design without Borders Founded in 2001, DwB is a design and innovation consultancy that uses Human Centered Design practices to address complex challenges faced by organisations, businesses and communities in low and middle-income countries.  DwB’s diverse team adopts a participatory approach with a strong emphasis […]

AFRICAN CROSSROADS 2019 Mombasa, Kenya | Nov 20-23, 2019 This is a guest post by Hivos. African Crossroads is a community of future-oriented African thinkers and doers which meets annually to exchange and critically reflect on the most cutting-edge entrepreneurial, scientific, artistic, and technological developments anchored in African intellectual and technological traditions. Through design exhibitions, [...]
NAIROBI DESIGN WEEK 2019: Culture & Heritage The fourth Nairobi Design Week took place on 17th-23rd March 2019, under the theme Culture & Heritage. NDW19 invited visitors to discover how East Afrikan heritage has influenced the world we live in today, and how design impacts the culture of the world we will pass on to [...]
NAIROBI DESIGN WEEK 2019 : Free Mind Sessions in Pictures Nairobi Design Week 2019 : Free Mind Sessions The fourth Nairobi Design Week took place on 17th-23rd March 2019, under the theme Culture & Heritage. NDW19 invited visitors to discover how East Afrikan heritage has influenced the world we live in today, and how design [...]
Nairobi Design Week 2019 : Careers in Design Careers in Design took place on Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th March 2019 during the fourth Nairobi Design Week, and gave students and young professionals opportunities to showcase work, take part in portfolio workshops, learn about the newest opportunities, meet with industry mentors and much more. Speakers: Orkidstudio [...]
Saba Studio is a contemporary Swahili furniture company opened its first storefront in Lamu in December 2017. Created by Moran Munyuthe, an architect turned furniture designer, the Saba furniture blends traditional patterns with modern style. Are you an interior designer or architectural visualiser who wants to work with contemporary furniture in Lamu? Qualities: >Hard worker >Patient [...]
Bata Designers Apprentice Creates Social Media Storm with Fun Shoe Challenges The Bata Designers Apprentice initiative by Bata Kenya product development, which launched in September 2017 enlisted student and emerging designers in Kenya to be part of creating a classic shoe for Bata through a designer’s competition, while gaining experience at one of the biggest [...]
Bata Kenya Mentors Young Designers in New Contest On September 11 2017, Bata's President for Africa Alberto Errico welcomed four aspiring young designers from the University of Nairobi and the Technical University of Kenya as part of the new “Bata Designers Apprentice” competition. Bata Designers Apprentice is a Bata Kenya product development initiative that aims [...]
Emancipation through art; find out what inspires designs by Anyango Mpinga Inspiration: The 2018 Collection "Literary Disenthrallment" is a collection about the emancipation of women beyond the social construct of gender inequality. The Collection is inspired by a voyage to Lamu Island. Lamu town is Kenya's oldest continually inhabited town, and was one of the original Swahili settlements along [...]