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This is a guest post by Daniel Ampofo, a brand consultant, creative director, CEO of Ninety3 Studios and curator of dEX Artmosphere.

In Ghana, design has played a major role in all sectors of the economy, most importantly, communication. However, there is a huge gap between the experience of industry and the talent in academia and an even bigger discord in peer to peer conversations and the ability to drive design policies.

dEX is a stakeholder engagement and mentorship community that brings together design enthusiasts to learn, re-learn and unlearn the tricks of the trade of design, embark on impactful projects, develop new ways of telling the Ghanaian story through design and to network with like-minded individuals. It comprises a series of events from regular design hangouts to workshops, conferences and hackathons.

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dEX Artmosphere is a creative meet-up to bring together designers and stakeholders of design under a common roof to connect, mingle, learn and discuss issues surrounding the state of design in Ghana and find measures to improve it and in the process, improve themselves. dEX Artmosphere is a creative meet-up that will happen every 4 months.

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Some of the activities of each meet-up include but are not limited to portfolio reviews, design hackathons, tutorial sessions, design games, workflows, mentor sessions and much more.

The first edition of dEX Artmosphere came off on Saturday, 5th May and the second edition will happen come Saturday, 11th August 2018. dEX Artmosphere 2.0 will ride on the theme, “Changing the Ghanaian Design Narrative; A Female Inclusive Approach”.

Even though it’s an event for all genders, the focus of this edition is empowering Ghana’s female creatives and drawing them out to tell their stories.

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Theme of dEX Artmosphere 2.0 

Amidst the fun, creative games, this edition will feature five female creatives; Audrey Quaye (graphic designer and typo illustrator), Maame Ewusiwaa (3D generalist and animator), Natasha Nayo (2D Animator and illustrator), Nana Pomaah (Graphic designer, branding and advertising) and Maame Aba Taylor (Graphic designer and Branding specialist). They will present their portfolios and share what inspires them and their workflows to inspire other creatives.

promotional artwork of keynote speaker Sharon Mills at dEX Artmosphere
Sharon Mills, keynote speaker at dEX Artmosphere 2.0

There will also be an unconference on the theme, moderated by Natalie Narh of Latch Productions, that will discuss the issues surrounding female creatives in Ghana. There will be a keynote talk by Sharon Mills, a Creative Director and consultant bubbling with more than 12 years experience in the creative industry.

dEX Artmosphere 2.0 comes off at Maks Place, directly behind the Malaysian Embassy at Dzorwulu in Accra. Register to attend dEX Artmosphere 2.0 for free!


Find directions to Maks Place below. For a recap of the maiden dEX Artmosphere along with photos, kindly check out this post on TechNova Gh.

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