Dissirama Laba is an illustrator, designer and entertaining content creator. Her work features bold, vibrant colors, which somehow, evoke a strong sense of softness that’s typical of pastel colorways.
When you think wonderful illustrations for UX/UI projects for websites and apps, social media posts and even animation, Rama is your plug.
Rama has an interesting origin story where art and doodling was just a hobby until she turned pro and started serving all of this spicy deliciousness. This pivot in her career has landed her gigs with clients like design software maker, InVision as well as the African Union among others. Last year, she was nominated Illustrator of the Year in the second annual Artpreciate Awards in Ghana.
Bahari Blue is Squid Mag’s Kadi Yao Tay and Kofi Sydney Asare’s scrapbook of favourite African (including the diaspora sometimes) artists they love, are inspired by and believe the whole world needs to know about.
So far we’ve featured Emmanuel Boateng, Mervin Kaunda, Jayson Mars, Venus Bambisa, Salim Busuru, Juni Ba, Natasha Nayo, Hanson Akattti, Collyde Prime, Hélio Januário, Mika Hirwa, Mogau Kekana, Kobina Taylor, Stanley Obende, Princess Karibo, and Fanuel Leul. See all the Bahari Blue features here.