SUPPORTING WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH DESIGN The Masungula-Mo Krafts Foundation aims to reinforce a resilient community for economic empowerment and social enhancement among vulnerable families in Kibera slums through offering charitable vocational training and entrepreneurial skills. This is a guest post by Masungula-Mo Krafts Foundation. The Masungula-Mo Krafts Foundation was born out of love for women's economic empowerment and the [...]
Three Funds for the three stages of growth   Grow your creative business with HEVA grants Do you own a creative business that works with music, film, fashion or gaming? Apply to one of HEVA’s three funds dedicated to East Africa’s creative industries Click on the images to find out more. CULTURAL HERITAGE SEED FUND [...]
Global Pioneers start-up programme, supporting sustainable business ideas   Global Pioneers is a worldwide programme for young start-ups and founders whose business ideas offer solutions in the fields of sustainability, waste management, waste disposal or recycling. The project is supported by ALBA, one of the biggest waste management and recycling companies.  It disposes of all [...]
THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2018 AN INCREDIBLE YEAR Thank you for your ongoing support, collaboration, partnership, and creativity in 2018. Our theme this year has been Resource & Community, and that's where so much of our focus has gone: towards building and being a better platform for creatives to thrive in East Africa. It's been [...]
MADE IN KENYA: Holiday Gift Guide There's so much great design coming out of Kenya these days that there's no way we could cover everything, but we wanted to inspire you for the holidays and give you some ideas before the new year. Whether for friends, family or yourself, we hope you find something here [...]
Are you excited about design? Do you get frustrated with badly designed products? Have you wished you could fix poor user experiences? Do you dream of a career in design and innovation? The Nairobi Design Institute has created a program for a new generation of designers who want to address user experience challenges and big [...]
Celebrating the process of creation Video by Engala Dereje. The final day of Nairobi Design Week 2018 was a celebration of the process of creation, under our festival theme of Resource & Community. Make a Day of it asked exhibitors to not only display and sell their products, but also share stories of how they [...]

Japanese man paints in Excel, Swahili Fashion Week highlights and more in our video roundup. The internet is an incredible resource for designers to learn and get inspired. We’re bringing you some of the most interesting videos we’ve found about design from around the world. This Japanese man uses Microsoft Excel to create beautiful paintings. […]

Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle From Africa Soure: Design Indaba and Gestalten Looking for a manifest of African genius? Look no further, embracing the Africa rising narrative, the book: Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa, is a melody that perfects the phrase of unity in diversity. It explores the fabrics, sculptures and […]

ADCC Kenya Launches Membership Application Drive Here’s Where to Officially Apply The Art Directors and Copywriters Club of Kenya (ADCC) is pleased to announce that formal membership is now a feature of the club. This move introduce more benefits to the creative community of Kenya including, but not limited to: Using ADCC’s leverage to contribute in shaping policies […]