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Artists contributing to this collection

The artists featured here are all experienced development artists. Besides line drawings, their skills include graphic design, cartooning, painting, publication design and layout, computers, and even architecture. If you get in touch with any of these artists, please mention that you saw their work on this website.

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Ethiopia

   

Berhanu Mekonnen

PO Box 80273, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Tel. +251-1-127522

Berhanu is a freelance artist specializing in oils and graphic arts. He has a Diploma in Fine Art from Addis Ababa University. He studied painting, sculpture, graphic arts and murals. He has drawn illustrations for several  publications, including a book on gender issues for the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction and a manual on adolescent sexual reproductive health for the German Foundation for World Population.

 

Yitagesu Mergia

PO Box 80280, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Tel. +251-911 485958, yite_m@yahoo.com

Yitagesu is a freelance artist specializing in oil painting and graphic arts. He has an advanced diploma in fine art, and in 2009 graduated with a bachelor's in fine art and computer graphics from Addis Ababa University. He has also studied painting, sculpture, graphic arts and murals. He has drawn illustrations for publications and posters on gender, family planning, AIDS, agriculture and workers' rights. He specializes in using Adobe Photoshop to create artwork. In August 2013 he exhibited his work at the 6th annual Art of Ethiopia exhibition held at the Sheraton Addis.

 

Fitsum Wubeshet 


Fitsum Wubeshet

PO Box 101392, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tel. +251 913 421193, fitsumwub@yahoo.com

Fitsum Wubshete was born in Addis Ababa in 1981. He graduated in painting  from the Master School of Fine Arts in 2002. His professional experience includes working as a studio artist, illustrator and cartoonist for various newspapers, magazines, technical manuals, posters and books, published in English and local languages. He has exhibited his paintings in various solo and group exhibitions. His illustrations and cartoons can be found in books, manuals, documents and dissemination materials which cover technical topics including HIV/AIDS awareness, adult education, agriculture, environment and biodiversity conservation. In August 2013 he exhibited his work at the 6th annual Art of Ethiopia exhibition held at the Sheraton Addis. He is currently working as a full-time studio artist.
Fitsum Wubeshet illustration

Fitsum Wubeshet illustration

Fitsum Wubeshet illustration

France

   

Marc Roesch

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Service Formation, CIRAD, Montpellier, France. Tel. +33-4 67 61 56 79, fax +33-4 67 61 44 50, roesch@cirad.fr

Marc is a French agronomist who has been working in development for 27 years. A researcher at CIRAD in Montpellier, he was head of the CIRAD training service, and is now with the microfinance research programme. Click here to see a selection of his work.

 

India

   

Sugunasri Maddala

Flat no. 401, KKR Golden enclave, Attapur, Mehidipatnam, Hyderabad  500 064,
India. Tel +91-040-24012137, sugunasrimaddala@yahoo.com

Sugunasri Maddala is a freelance knowledge management professional. She has a degree in  agriculture and associateship in information science. Formerly she worked in the information departments of ICRISAT and NAARM. She has drawn illustrations for tribal songs and stories, as part of her contract with SAKTI, a voluntary organization working for Tribals in Andhra Pradesh, India. She offers to make drawings for augmenting any knowledge  sharing activities. Her drawings can be viewed on http://sugunasrimaddalasdrawings.blogspot.com

Atmaram Pund

 

8/9/15 Balwadi Building, end of Karvenagar Lane No. 02, Karvenagar, Pune 411052, India. Tel +91-020-25454347, +91-9422031805  

Indonesia

   

Wiyono

CIFOR, Jl. Cifor, Sindang Barang, Situgede, PO Box 161, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Tel +62-251-625415 or 348083, fax +62-251-625416, wiyono_mas@yahoo.com

Wiyono specializes in illustration, cartography and graphic design. He formerly worked with the Southeast Asia office of the International Centre for Research on Agroforestry (ICRAF), http://www.icraf.cgiar.org/sea. He has been involved in producing various books, newsletters and leaflets for ORSTOM, ICRAF, CIFOR, JICA, JIRCAS, and ODA . Click here to see some of his drawings.

 

Kenya

   

Patrobas E L Edapal

PO Box 101, Lodwar, Kenya. Tel. +254-736 832130, +254-54-21443, pvplodwar@iconnect.co.ke 

Brought up as a Turkana pastoralist, Patrobas holds a diploma in art and design from the Nyalenda Catholic Mission art school in Kisumu. He has done paintings in churches in the Dioscese of Lodwar, CCF Turkana, and portraits for individuals. He has also done illustrations for posters on HIV/AIDS for SNV and on the econography of Turkana. The drawings on the right are from a book on drought for the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction.

Richard Iriga

Creative Director, Digi-Media
PO Box 52477, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel +254-2-740973 (office), 811506 (home), richardiriga@hotmail.com 

Richard has a diploma in fine art from Buru Buru Institute of Fine Art and has worked with NGOs engaged in the fields of shelter, health, human rights and gender issues. He is creative director of Digi-Media, a firm specialising in graphics and other design-related services.

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Ham Kakembo

CARE–Kenya, PO Box 43864 (or PO Box 67191), Nairobi, Kenya. Tel +254-2-724674, 724601, 630566, fax +254-2-728493

Ham specializes in illustration, painting, cartooning and desktop publishing. He has been involved in producing various communication materials for UNICEF, IUCN, JICA, Plan International and CARE–UK. He is now production co-ordinator of CARE–Kenya’s development communications unit.

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Peter Wambu Kamau

PO Box 67605, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel. +254-2-244 055, fax +254-2-227 667

Peter Wambu is an architect and graphic designer. He has a degree for the University of Nairobi. He runs his own business, WEP Impressions, a designer firm based in Nairobi. He has worked for several NGOs and private firms engaged in the fields of shelter, health, human rights and gender.

 

Davidson Njoroge

P.O. Box 56279-00200, Nairobi Kenya. Tel. +254 710 568 241 or +254 733 120 874 or +254 20 8000 420

Davidson has a diploma in graphic design from Kenya Polytechnic. He has worked with various advertising companies and NGOs such as CARE, ActionAid and IUCN to produce communication materials. He also offers design services on a freelance basis.

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Elijah Njoroge Njenga

Development Artist, Prowess Plus Designs, PO Box 3784, City Square, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel. +254 724 762306, elijahnjng@yahoo.co.uk

Elijah trained as a graphic designer and has worked as a development artist with several organisations, including the Intermediate Technology Development Group, ActionAid, ABANTU, KHRC, and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. He has also worked with the schoolbook publishers MacMillan and Kenya Literature Bureau.

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Bonaventure Nyotumba

 

PO Box 68308, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel. +254-2-215 161, mobile +254-722-709804, nyotsz@yahoo.com

Bonaventure is a freelance designer-cum-artist based in Nairobi. He has a diploma in fine art. He has worked as a designer/painter for Bellerive Foundation, CARE-Kenya, Catholic Relief Services, Rainbow magazine, Jacaranda Designs, Don Bosco, Jericho Church and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. He specializes in fine and graphic art, product design and desktop publishing. 



  

Hilda Adhiambo Obyerodhyambo

Mzizi Arts Centre, PO Box 48955, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel +254-2-792469, 245364, 245366

Hilda has a diploma in education with a major in fine arts. She taught for a couple of years, attended workshops on theatre and other art forms, and worked with KWS. She is currently with Mzizi Arts Centre as an artist, consultant, writer and critic.

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Benjamin Ojwang

Designer, The Print Factory, 116 Mwakalinga St, Chang'ombe, PO Box 38571, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Tel. +255 713 096554, +254 22 2861451/2/3, fax +254 22 2861450, bennieojwang@yahoo.com, www.printfactorytz.com

Benjamin has a BA in design from the University of Nairobi. He has worked as a designer for Longman Kenya, East Africa Educational Publishers, the University of Nairobi Press, and Oxford Tanzania. He produces freehand and computer-generated scientific and technical art for publications.

Alfred Ombati

PO Box 64427-00600, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel. +254 723 350628, 721 420806, aholiabsart@yahoo.com

Alfred is a freelance artist. He has worked for Catholic Relief Services, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Scanad and McCann Ericsson Kenya Ltd, and has developed story books for Ribena and Panadol. He is currently working with Cover Concept Ltd as an illustrator, as well as with IIRR. He does fine art, paintings, murals, portraits, book illustrations and comics.

Vincent Oneya

c/o International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, PO Box 66873, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel. +254-2-442610, 446522, fax +254-2-448148, napolean1ke@yahoo.com

Vincent studied art at West End Communication Centre, Nairobi. He is a freelance graphic designer, cartoonist and artist. His cartoons have appeared in The Star and The Kenyan newspapers, and in the Post on Sunday magazine. His work has also been used in advertisements in these publications, and in books published by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction and the Intermediate Technology Development Group. 

 

Mali

   

Alassane Ballo

Président-Coordinateur, Groupe d'Appui Environnemental/Walia, BP 215, Mopti, Mali. Tel. +223-76 36 87 15, +223-66 69 79 10, ballowalia@yahoo.fr

Alassane is a Malian artist who studied at the Institut Nationale des Arts and at the Centre de Service de Production Audiovisuelle in Bamako. He studied the conceptualization and development of information, education and communication materials in the Centre d'Etude de la Famille Africaine in Lomé, Togo. He currently works for an NGO focusing on environmental education. He is the editor of the Journal Walia, a quarterly magazine on the environment aimed at schoolchildren, villagers and technical service staff in Mali.

Nepal

   

Kiran Chitrakar

12/489 Shree Gha Bihar, Naghal Tole, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel +977-1-262 633

Kiran is studying for his bachelor's of fine arts in Lalit Kala College, Kathmandu. He specializes in traditional Nepalese art, especially portraits. 

  

Harihar Shrestha

Ward no. 7, Jumla Bazaar, Jumla, Karnali Zone, Nepal or Kupondol, Lalitpur Nepal  Tel. +977-1-527415

Harihar is a self-taught artist from Jumla. He specializes in oil painting, embossing, portraits, and line drawings. He has an art exhibition in Jumla and, has done work for the Forest Department in Jumla and the Agriculture Information and Communication Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture in Kathmandu.

 

Asha Kaji Thaku

Home: Subidhanagar, Shubhechchha Marga, Building No.102, Koteshwor, Ward No. 35, Kathmandu, Nepal. Tel. +977-1-5104621, Cell +977 9841286160

Office: ICIMOD, PO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal. Tel. +977-1-5003222 (ext 129)

Email: Asha.Thaku@icimod.org or akthaku@mail.com or akthaku@gmail.com or akthaku@hotmail.com

Thaku is a design artist and cartographer with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development in Nepal. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in geography from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. Since 1972, he has worked as a cartographer, geography teacher, surveyor, graphic designer and artist, including the illustrated book "Guidelines for Travelling Responsibly in the Kailash Sacred Landscape". He has won numerous prizes for stage programmes in humour, satire and comics. He speaks Nepal Bhasha, Nepali, English, and Hindi. Click here to see a selection of his work.





Niger

   

Rhissa Ixa

BP 818, Niamey, Niger

Déssinateur, artiste, créateur: draws Touaregs and their culture.

 

Philippines

   

Bernie Remoquillo

College of Development Communications, University of the Philippines at Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031, Philippines. 
Tel. +63-49-536 3697, 536 2511 ext. 231, mobile +63-919-551 0446 
Email berniemr@mozcom.com
Web www.berniemr.itgo.com 

Artist-illustrator with the Department of Educational Communication, College of Development of Communication, University of the Philippines at Los Baños since 1977. Has drawn many of the illustrations in user-friendly information materials published by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. 



Sénégal

   

Sidy Lamine Dramé

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BP 10, Pout, Sénégal

Sidy Lamine Dramé - graphic artiste and illustrateur extraordinaire

Background: Advanced diploma in artistic studies at the Institute National des Arts du Sénégal, trained in design, graphics, comics/story boards, etc.

Dramé has worked for 24 years with the Society for Development and Extension in Agriculture (SODEVA). His main focus has been illustrating extension and training materials on rural development. He has been the principal illustrator/comic genius for the ALIN (Arid Lands Information Network) magazine, Baobab, since 1991.

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South Africa

   

Meg Jordi

 

megjordi@gmail.com

A self-employed freelance illustrator for the past 15 years, Meg has a wide range of experience with local and international NGOs, publishers, authors and editors, in a variety of styles and mediums. These include illustrating in a naturalistic way, either in detail or simple black and white line drawing. She also often works in watercolour. She draws illustrations in a whimsical “New Yorker” style for the South African magazine Noseweek. She is frequently commissioned to illustrate books for children, along with textbooks and handbooks about environmental issues.

 

Uganda

   

Jovan Bahizi

Fineline Pictures, Nkrumah Road, Plot 65-67, UCA Building, PO Box 2215, Kampala, Uganda. Tel. +256-41-343288, mobile +256-0772-499741, jobahizi@yahoo.co.uk

Jovan studied fine art at Makarere University, graduating with a BA in art and majoring in sculpture and painting. He is director of Fineline Pictures, a Kampala-based illustrations firm. He has done book illustrations for MacMillan Uganda, Heinemann Publishers, the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization, on AIDS, community development and agriculture. Jovan also has experience producing storyboards and illustrations for Ugandan TV. He is skilled in computer graphic design and illustration and desktop publishing.

Zimbabwe

   

Jacqui Terry

jacqui.terry@gmail.com
www.jacquiterry.com

Jacqui grew up in Zimbabwe and is a freelance artist who studied at the University of Cape Town. She has done illustrations for several NGOs related to HIV/Aids prevention in southern Africa, and has recently completed illustrations for an educational programme for children in Ethiopia. She is involved in illustrating children's books in local African languages for children in the diaspora. She has worked in Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Canada.

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