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Behind The Design

Behind The Design is a better business and lifestyle podcast for creative entrepreneurs. Behind The Design takes you behind the scenes into the studios and workshops of established and emerging creatives from across Africa and beyond. Each season I, your host Tapiwa Matsinde chats with ordinary women and men who are doing the extraordinary by turning their dreams into reality. Our conversations give you an insight into how they are building their businesses, making their mark in their industries, and sharing the lessons and experiences they have picked up along the way. Be prepared for many nodding along moments. If you are an established, new or aspiring creative business owner seeking relatable and inspiring conversation then this podcast is for you.

info_outline S4 Studio Lessons Season Recap 11/19/2020
info_outline EP5 Natsai Audrey Chieza | Talking Design at the intersection of technology science, nature and society 11/12/2020
info_outline EP 4 Dr Pam Samasuwo-Nyawiri | Talks exploring the impact designers working with artisans have on their lives and bringing true sustainable value to artisanal communities 11/05/2020
info_outline EP 3 Audrey Migot Adholla | Talking finding clarity and finding brand focus and managing a business during a global health crisis 10/29/2020
info_outline Ep 2 Tosin Oshinowo | Talking about establishing herself as an architect, managing multiple businesses, and using insecurity as a strength 10/22/2020
info_outline Ep 1 Eno Jonah | Talking about sustainable luxury and her passion for artisanal heritage textiles 10/15/2020
info_outline Behind The Design Welcome to Season 4 10/08/2020
info_outline S3 Ep 7 Studio Lessons Season Recap 07/23/2020
info_outline Ep 6 Mariatu Turay-Akar| Talking about using fashion to heal and empower women to be bold and the importance of telling our own stories 07/16/2020
info_outline Ep 5 Jomo Tariku | Talking diversity in African creativity, underrepresentation in design and being good enough to interpret our own culture 07/09/2020
info_outline Ep 4 Chrissa Amuah | Talking designing with meaning, referencing African wisdom and championing sub-Saharan African design 07/02/2020
info_outline Ep 3 Lani Adeoye | Talking showcasing creative heritage through a contemporary lens 06/25/2020
info_outline Ep 2 Andile Dyalvane | Honouring your gift and carrying on the traditions of his ancestors 06/18/2020
info_outline Behind The Design Welcome to Season 3 06/11/2020
info_outline S2 Ep 7 Studio Lessons Season Recap 02/27/2020
info_outline Ep 6 Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro | Creating sustainable livelihoods through the creative economy with Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro 02/20/2020
info_outline Ep 5 Dounia Tamri-Loeper | Creating sustainable design and not being afraid of stepping into business with boldness 02/13/2020
info_outline Ep 4 Thabisa Mjo | Self-belief, the responsibility that comes with privilege and having the confidence to seize the opportunities 02/06/2020
info_outline Ep 3 Audrey Forson | Building on the legacy of the family business and nurturing the next generation 01/30/2020
info_outline Ep 2 Lola Ukinamemen | Having the courage to step away from your dream and start over 01/23/2020
info_outline Behind The Design Welcome to Season 2 01/16/2020
info_outline Ep 9 Studio Lessons Season Recap 10/31/2019
info_outline Ep 8 Olubunmi Adeyemi | Culture, creativity, and creating a distinctive design identity 10/24/2019
info_outline Ep 7 Kwabena Oppong Boateng | A masterclass in marketing your brand beyond social media and why having your own platform matters 10/17/2019
info_outline Ep 6 Akosua Afriyie-Kumi | Tracing the journey of turning an idea into a globally stocked ethical fashion brand 10/10/2019
info_outline Ep 5 Eva Sonaike | Reflecting on 10 years and what it takes to build a luxury African textiles brand 10/03/2019
info_outline Ep 4 Farai Madzima | Designing user experiences with customers in mind, overcoming setbacks, and tech in Africa 09/26/2019
info_outline Ep 3 Edith Tialeu | Talking self-belief, taking a leap of faith and moving continents to start an artisan-led business 09/19/2019
info_outline Ep 2 Siyanda Mbele | Talking design, manufacturing, and facing up to the realities of building a business when you have no Plan B 09/12/2019
info_outline Introducing Behind The Design 09/05/2019