WHAT IS NDW?

We're a design studio and annual design festival.


NDW collaborates with local and global communities, organisations and individuals to showcase design.

Our work contains two parts:

SHOWCASE

Promote creativity and show its impact.

PHYSICAL - An annual festival, every year, supported by other events throughout the year.

DIGITAL - We work with our vast database of creatives and partners to create value for the community.

STUDIO

Design, creative & strategic iniatives.

Design - We take on client projects and develop our own, in line with our values and objectives.






MEMBERSHIPS

We're a proud board member of World Design Weeks, the first African organisation invited to take the seat.


Our mandate there is to improve diversity, community and knowledge management.

We're a partner to African Crossroads, and have worked on the creative & tech strategy, web presence, live stream & event production since 2020.

We're a member of the Iridescent Network, a platform by the International Council of Design.

MEET THE TEAM!

Adrian Jankowiak

Adrian is fascinated by culture and creativity. He connects people, ideas and technologies.

He's an industrial designer and creative director who approaches problems through collaboration and prototyping.

Adrian has worked in the New Technologies Group at Reckitt, where he worked on over 20 of their top brands, including Air Wick, Dettol and Durex.

Adrian also designed a range of environment and education focused toys at Rezonant in India, called ‘Gween Toys’.

Adrian facilitates creative thinking through workshops that involve live sketching, prototyping, design methodologies and asking questions.

Some of his work can be found at adrianjankowiak.com.

Adrian Jankowiak
Designer Founder

David King'ori

Creative and imaginative Motion Graphics Designer and Animator with a talent for creating unique and trendy animations. Through the application of Human-Centered Design and a background in Psychology, I strive to use intuitive techniques to develop ideas and concepts. Equipped with multimedia software expertise and great communication skills; I am able to work with others to deliver stellar designs with incredible attention to detail.

David King'ori
Production Lead

Naitiemu

I am a material & performance artist and artistic director. I am intrigued with the way materials behave and the patterns they go through, especially because I find a connection with human psychology.

My technical understanding of material science is supported by a Bsc degree in Civil Engineering which enables me to merge scientific principles with artistic concepts. This has influenced my experimental approach to material manipulation such as using different chemical reactions on metal to create art, using optical and audio concepts in my art, performances among other approaches.

Merging different elements and principles allows me to explore the multi-dimensionality of art. A piece of artwork can transform into many forms, but the emotion evoked remains the same.

I would love to explore art in all different ways, yet make it a universal language for all humans, as we are all connected.

I love to experiment with different materials and explore their properties in unconventional ways. Through this, I find my art approached via improvisation.

Naitiemu

Showcase Lead

Naitiemu

I am a material & performance artist and artistic director. I am intrigued with the way materials behave and the patterns they go through, especially because I find a connection with human psychology.

My technical understanding of material science is supported by a Bsc degree in Civil Engineering which enables me to merge scientific principles with artistic concepts. This has influenced my experimental approach to material manipulation such as using different chemical reactions on metal to create art, using optical and audio concepts in my art, performances among other approaches.

Merging different elements and principles allows me to explore the multi-dimensionality of art. A piece of artwork can transform into many forms, but the emotion evoked remains the same.

I would love to explore art in all different ways, yet make it a universal language for all humans, as we are all connected.

I love to experiment with different materials and explore their properties in unconventional ways. Through this, I find my art approached via improvisation.

Felix Owaga

I am an Illustrator and Designer from Nairobi, Kenya. I am passionate about branding and illustration.

I use my designs to promote inclusivity and conversations around humanity and social change and also use a variety of different styles like abstract, line work, scribbling and different color palettes to illustrate my characters so as to fit a particular audience.

I work towards telling stories through Art and creating reliable and communicative designs.

I believe in Design being a world changer.

Art is life....Design is what gives life meaning

Felix Owaga
Community Lead

Agnes Opondo

Such a botanical name if you ask me, but my dad named me after his favorite aunt so he sort of guilt tripped me into liking the name. I am the type of person who loves positive vibes and good music but drama loves to keep me company……especially in matatus.

That is why I pen the drama down on Facebook (follow me to find out hahaha). I have crazy ideas which I occasionally post on my website. I find showbiz interesting so I also write entertainment stories.

Agnes Opondo
Community Assistant

WHERE TO FIND US

It all started so local designers can collaborate to solve local problems.

Community design studio that organises an annual festival.

A creative tour of the African continent

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2020

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2019

Nairobi Design Week 2019: Culture & Heritage

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2018

Refugees Pavilion @ London Design Biennale 2018

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