We are proud to introduce Tunde Owolabi as our first Entrepreneur of the week, enjoy.
Tunde Owolabi was born in Lagos, Nigeria.He is an artist, photographer and a designer. He studied painting under the tutelage of Professor Abayomi Barber, a renowned Nigerian artist at the University of Lagos, and later obtained a degree in Graphic Design from Yaba College of Technology. After his degree, Tunde became a freelance artist, a journey that led him to develop a keen interest in photography. He went on to study photography and photo retouching at the University of the Arts, London.
Tunde worked as a designer at the research studios, London under Neville Brody, English graphic designer, typographer and art director, working on accounts such as nickelodeon, Somerset House, Sofitel etc. On returning to Nigeria in 2009, he worked with Insight Communications, a most sought after advertising agency in Nigeria as an art director, working on brands such as Pepsi, Heineken, Mainstreet Bank, to mention a few.
He started Tunde Owolabi Studios in 2011, offering design and photographic services. Tunde left advertising in 2012, to start StudioMO, with a partner, while still running Tunde Owolabi Studios. He has since become a full time studio artist photographer and designer, he is also the Creative Director of Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi
Tunde Owolabi is inspired by culture, nature and people. He loves creating and being around creative people, he is also inspired by the little trivial things not everyone else gets to notice e.g. The little crack on the wall that looks like a face, the pattern on a textile created hundreds of years ago, music from across the world, especially Africa etc. These are some of the very many reasons he gets up in the morning with the drive to create. Tunde loves coffee; loves to travel, cook and most of all create.
So what do you think about these pictures, aren’t they beautiful? Extremely creative I think and if you think so too, you can follow him on: