I worked with Osborne Macharia, one of the most respected African commercial photographer, on the highly anticipated Gikosh Project to create motion graphics. The work was showcased at Absolut Vodka SA on 17 November 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photographer: Osborne Macharia
Stylist: Kevo Abbra
Camouflaged in one of the many piles of tin trunks in the Jua Kali section of Nairobi's Gikomba Market, lies an underground bunker thats a workshop to a group of retired post-colonial aeronautic engineers. These craftsmen salvage parts from abandoned airplanes, modifying them into pieces of Furniture Art. The following is the story of the craftsmen, their furniture and the legacy of the brand GIKOSH that lives on up to this day.
Little is known about them till now....
I was commissioned by Victoria & Albert Museum to design programme artwork for their November 2018 Friday Late event. The theme was ‘Youth Culture’.
Friday Late: Rising
30 November 2018
18.30 - 22.00
The transition from adolescence to adult life can be a forceful catalyst for change. Curious, passionate and in search of authenticity, many young people around the world are reinventing culture, fighting for a better world and shaping our futures. This Friday Late, they take over the V&A, sharing their take on politics, culture and technology. From celebrations of rave culture to spotlights on activists, discover how the young are making waves.
This is a self-initiated collage project combining pictures that display my interest in visual imagery, fashion and Greek mythology sculptures.
Being the Head of Visuals at B-side by Wale, London-based contemporary streetwear brand, I'm responsible for creating and managing social media content, creating presentations and artwork in line with the brand guidelines, creating a consistent brand language across all communications among others.
Brief: Create pieces of work referencing the biblical concept of Easter- a celebration of Jesus Christ resurrecting from the dead.
Concept: Jesus Christ died in modern times
Outcome: Jesus Christ lay embalmed in a golden perfume bottle-shaped casket. He lay in the Roman pantheon temple.
Three doves watching over him. A pair and one sandals beside the coffin. Three hands sticking out from the wall.
Most of the items are in threes which signifies the number of people involved in this collaboration and most importantly- Jesus rose from the dead on the third day.
Concept: Jesus Christ is risen, conquering death translated into modern times.
Outcome: Jesus Christ disguised in a veil, on the throne with three doves watching in awe and admiration.
We introduced our collaboration by creating an emblem that represented the three of us as individuals. The concept was incorporating our physical outlook with our creative edge.
Victoria and Albert Museum commissioned me to create designs for an upcoming festival of architecture for young people aged 16-24 and celebrating the official opening of Exhibition Road Quarter.
Being the chief designer at Wayne and Wayne London, I designed and directed a fashion collaboration between Wayne and Wayne London and Fearless London and came up with new garments featuring Wayne X Fearless Scuba hoodie, Wayne X Fearless backpack among other limited pieces.
This is a final outcome of a D&AD New Blood Shift creative challenge and was showcased at D&AD New Blood shift showcase in July 2016.
Being a twin has formed my identity and my entire life.
From people confusing our names to getting free gifts, my life as a twin has been full of fascination.It’s been a mix of high and low times but always grateful for it.
The aim of the poster is to reflect strong elements of my twin life.
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These are series of GIFs I designed for Wayne and Wayne brand website and social media using Adobe Photoshop software.
A daily challenge to create poster or animated gif based on my daily encounters.
I was commissioned by NME magazine to come up with a flyer design for first ever Lifehacks event.
NME magazine joined forces with Create jobs to come up with a creative event guiding young people wishing to get into the creative industries featuring panel discussions with industry experts, networking and workshops.
Home of Homme brand,London-based menswear brand, commissioned me to come up with animated gifs for their debut exhibition.
Drawing inspiration from modern sportswear silhouette, Wayne and Wayne London collaborated with Fitness Feat, a gym and fitness brand with a medical perspective, and came up with the highly anticipated exclusive pieces featuring mesh baseball top.
I designed and also directed the collaboration which included coming up with the product concepts among others.
Easter weekend is a religious time remembering Jesus Christ crucifixion on the cross and his triumphant victory over death on the third day.
This is an animated gif for Google doodle and poster I worked on for Easter holidays.
This is a personal project I did as a source of inspiration and motivation for my life.
The phrase is from a biblical reference urging us to be industrious and committed in all we do.
The method used: Letterpress printing
These is a series of screen designs and poster designs commissioned by Hillsong London and Wayne and Wayne London.
Young and Free winter event is an annual end-year occasion recognising youth and young leaders. I was commissioned to design the main screens for the event.