You Can’t Miss dEX Artmosphere 2.0

August 8, 20182 min read

The first edition of Artmosphere launched in March this year and it was heartily received. Artmosphere is a design meet up and at it’s core, a way for visual storytellers and design enthusiasts to network, share their portfolios and most importantly, draw inspiration and learn from each other.

It’s easy to conclude that Ghana’s design landscape is heavily male when you consider events such as MESH Confab and the first Artmosphere. Thankfully, three months down the line, Artmosphere 2.0 is back this time with a nobler cause, to change the Ghanaian design narrative with a female inclusive approach.

Artmosphere 2.0 is throwing a light on some of Ghana’s female visual storytellers, across 2D animation, illustration, typography, stop motion, branding and 3D animation. Organized by Design Experience Ghana, (dEX for short), Artmosphere 2.0 is a well-timed opportunity for Ghana’s creative community to discuss the importance of and it’s

Spotlight artists  for Artmosphere 2.0 include the colourful Natasha Nayo (animation, illustration), Audrey “Fab Monkey” Quaye (typography, graphic design, illustration), Maame Ewusiwaa (2D, 3D generalist, animation), Shika Odamten (fashion designer, illustrator), Sharon Mills (creative direction) and Nana Pomah Apraku-Yeboah (graphic design, branding & identity design).

What’s a designer who doesn’t like video games, comics and animation? One of the more fun things at Artmosphere 1.0 was the collaborative design games that engaged and loosened everyone. That wasn’t lost on the organizers and it is coming back bigger and better. Besides the keynote talks and portfolio presentations, there will be an e-sports tourney organized by Pyria Gaming. Additionally, there will be live portrait painting sessions by Julia Shika Odamtten in partnership with Squid Magazine.

Artmosphere 2.0 is powered by different design collective which are Bee Hyve, VOME, ninety3 studios, Hook Communications and cr8tor. Partners include Pyria Gaming, Basecamp Initiative, Squid Magazine and Creatives Ghana.

dEX Artmosphere 2.0 will come off at Mak’s Place inside Dzorwulu.  See the map below for directions. 

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