What design means to me

I design to solve a problem. It is not fundamentally about beauty…it helps, yes but it is more about functionality. A good design is one that works.

What inspires you when you design? How did you get into designing? What does it mean to you?                           These are some of the questions we had in mind when we decided to ask a few designers of varying design fields how they got into the designing and what inspires them.

What design means to me

Into a designer's worldBernard (@the_Meister) designed a little for Echo Haus and worked on creative direction for Vodafone. He is now with Tonaton and also has a record label (Meister Music), managing music sensation Mr Eazi and fast rising Okuntakinte.


Into a designer's worldLawrence (@_ghog_) is a Communication Design student with KNUST, Ghana and loves to design and shoot in his spare time. Lawrence is one of our regular interns. Check out his amazing pictures on instagram.

Into a designer's worldKwaku (_tekpetey) loves drawing and designing as a hobby. He makes great custom sneakers! Check out this one he calls  “When paint meets Vans.”

INTERVIES-2@mr_jabben loves to design as a hobby. He has designed album arts for Kinpee and Poetyk Prynx and also loves spoken word.


Into a designer's worldHanson (@theDZfa) is a freelance illustrator and Graphic designer. He is the brain behind several album covers for some Ghanaian musicians. Check out his behance page: Behance


Debbie (@deborahsedem) just completed a Graphic Design programme in the California College of the Arts, San Francisco and is currently with The Workspace. She believes in making art that matters (which is actually her school’s slogan). Check out her website deborahsedem.com


Sydney (@iamsydneysam) is the Creative director of TheWorkspace. He founded TheWorkspace because he believes local designers are also capable of producing great designs that companies contract foreign companies for. Sydney also firmly believes in building local brands for the global market. He is passionate about start-ups and it’s a big part of what got him into design.

Inspire someone. Share with us what sparked your desire to go into design, what you love about it and the perks in the comment section below.

What Design Means to Me by Efua A. Dufu for the Thrive blog on http://www.theworkspaceglobal.com