About Us

We seek out African creatives who instigate positive change through design and art.

Colorful fabrics, patterns, symbolic motifs, drums, kente, earth and thatch; rhythm, rites, festivals, lifestyle lifestyle with diverse climates translated into the spatial dimension; overlays of western influences through colonization and from Africans exposed to western cultures who define the Afropolitan style- This is Africa. Its art and built environment is rich with history, from the traditional to the contemporary.

Design233, coined from the Ghana's international code '233' as an homage to the birth country of the founder, simply represents design within Ghana and beyond. Design 233 is a journey through time revealing the rich overlays in the design culture of the continent. It is a celebration of African design, of the great works of art (artistic works) by Africans.

Urban Design, Landscape, Architecture, Art & Design – these are my passions. Having studied and practiced Architecture in both Ghana and the United States I understand the value of contextual design. Design233 is an homage to my birth country Ghana and continent Africa to celebrate the many creatives there and from there. I currently practice in New York City.

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Korantemaa Larbi

Ameena Walker is a New York City-based independent writer and editor, who has covered architecture, design, real estate, transportation, food, arts, and other aspects of culture across NYC. At Design233, she highlights these same areas of interest with a dedicated focus on African creatives and innovators within the continent as well as those across the diaspora.

Editor & Content Creator

Ameena Walker

Urban Design, Landscape, Architecture, Art & Design – these are my passions. Having studied and practiced Architecture in both Ghana and the United States I understand the value of contextual design. Design233 is an homage to my birth country Ghana and continent Africa to celebrate the many creatives there and from there. I currently practice in New York City.

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Korantemaa Larbi

Ameena Walker is a New York City-based independent writer and editor, who has covered architecture, design, real estate, transportation, food, arts, and other aspects of culture across NYC. At Design233, she highlights these same areas of interest with a dedicated focus on African creatives and innovators within the continent as well as those across the diaspora.

Editor & Content Creator

Ameena Walker