Investing in your craft

Makers, designers, creators, entrepreneurs: I have nothing but hope and respect for you. I have stood where you stand and know what it’s like to weave your way through a messy, unintuitive, perplexing world. Becoming a creative entrepreneur is one of the most courageous things you can do.

At a time when your start-up budget is small to non-existent, you may be left feeling you have no choice but to skip the expensive expertise that could propel you on your way. With-out guidance you find yourself going in circles, making the same mistakes every new, crea-tive business makes, blocked from breaking through to realize your vision. You may question your very dream.

With this in mind I am here to give you a helping hand. Drawing on my graphic design and brand guardian background I have crafted a selection of free and affordable resources to get you on your way.

Design DiariesA Journal for Creative Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Architect and Furniture Designer Moran Munyuthe on Design, Inspiration and Working for Yourself

Architect and furniture designer Moran Munyuthe is the founder of the Saba Furniture Company, a studio, workshop and retail outlet based on the island of Lamu where he works in partnership with local craftsmen to create heirloom quality furniture inspired by local design and motifs. We caught up with him to get an insight into furniture design, running a workshop and shop and the journey of working for yourself.

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Cameroonian-American Fashion Designer Nyorh Agwe Talks Identity And Building a Fashion Brand

 1. Please introduce yourself, tell us a bit about your background, where you are based, and what led you to a career in fashion design? My name is Nyorh Awum Agwe and I am a Cameroonian-American Fashion Designer. I was born in Cameroon but moved to Italy with my mum when I was 3 weeks old. My first language as a Cameroonian was Italian. After I was 4, we moved back to Cameroon only to move to the United States just 2 years later. Our family had a very nomadic lifestyle. Because of it, I always found myself having to […]

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Inspiration

As a designer you know that some days things come easy; some days work is hard. You are always welcome here to find inspiration and insight into the experience of being a creative entrepreneur.

You are never alone!