Set Design: An African City
Served as assistant set designer for Season 2 of viral web series An African City. Served as art director for the styling of the homes of the 5 main female characters and several secondary characters. Role involved mood boarding, sourcing product locally and abroad and styling during production.
Art Direction: Nubian Skin
Produced new visual content for the brand targeting the African market to accompany their launch at retailers on the continent. The pitch was to develop a flat lay series centered around the home and everyday domestic activities.
Brand Promotion: Baba Tree Baskets
Served as copy editor and designer supervising the rebranding of Baba Tree hang tags. Developed 200 word copy which reflected the brand’s ethical, sustainable and high quality product as well as its riotously joyful brand.
Curation: African Culture and Design Festival
Served as co-curator for the African Culture and Design Festival in Lagos, Nigeria in November 2017. The event was produced by the Interior Designers Association of Nigeria as part of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) 28th General Assembly and World Congress. The work involved on-boarding and coordinating the participation of over 20 design exhibitors including, overseeing shipping and logistics and the visual display of the exhibition during the 4-day event, as well as assisting in the production of the event’s coffee table book THIS. IS. AFRICA.
Resident curator for new luxury co-working space, Royal Work Club in charge of selecting artworks and exhibition pieces for the venue’s pop up gallery. This includes curation, procurement, installation and styling of acquired works, as well as coordination of any ensuing sales. Blueprint Africa represented artists at the venue have included veteran painter Justin Oussou (Cote d’Ivoire) and blown glass sculptor Michael Tetteh (Ghana), among others.
E-Design: Apartment in II Plateaux
Worked with a young couple living in Dubai who bought a rental property in II Plateaux, Abidjan and asked for a rendering so they could get a sense of what furniture and decor to buy and ship to Cote d’Ivoire. The brief indicated they wanted color and a space with quirks and conversation starters but that would still be neutral enough for a renter.
Design of Co-Working Space in Abidjan
Local co-working and training center in Abidjan was exploring a face light to bring more light and optimize seating and interaction of members. Brief included reception, seminar room, foyer and co-working area. Renderings by Blueprint Africa.