Esther was the YOUNGEST, FIRST FEMALE, FIRST KENYAN, FIRST BLACK DESIGNER to be appointed Product Development Manager for Bata Kenya in charge of Design (footwear and accessories), also making her the youngest member of the senior management team in the organization at the time.
She is a keynote speaker and award winning Design professional with 13+ years experience.
We discussed the trials and tribulations of starting a design festival, collaborations with the British Council and NEON Studio and how they turned 100 wooden stalls into the centerpiece of last year’s Kampala Design Week, his $700 bet on his own exhibition, meeting & curating Uganda’s creatives and highlights from KDW2019.
With pieces scaling huge and tiny heights, such as the main installation at Kilifi New Year and ‘Maasai Selfie Guy’ at Nairobi Design Week 2019.
Grishon participated in ‘The Urban Residency’ a programme at Kenya Lighting Industries, where he learned how to create using technologies such as laser cutting & CNC punching.
Adrian is a designer and creative director who has a passion for connecting people and ideas.
Spending his life exploring and making has taught him that we can learn from each other and each other’s cultures.