I am Tapiwa Matsinde an author, independent writer, content creator, publisher and consultant. I have worked as a graphic designer and a brand guardian in corporate communications for leading international organisations, and have since found my purpose inspiring creative entrepreneurs to start and develop their businesses. I do this by offering consulting, brand strategy, market research and editorial/content creation services for organisations, brands and individuals within the creative arts, culture and lifestyle sectors.
I specialise in researching and writing about contemporary design and lifestyle from Africa for my design blog Atelier Fifty-Five, and write and consult for a range of creative sector publications and organisations. My first book, Contemporary Design Africa, profiling designers and makers working on the continent and beyond was published by Thames & Hudson in May 2015.