Despite still being in school, BRIAN ALANDO, 21, is in design business. He shares his life journey with ROSE KWAMBOKA
What do you do for a living?
I am a graphic and interior designer. I own a company called Bold Designs, which is now two years old.
What does your line of work entail?
I am the guy responsible for that warm, inviting effect one feels when they enter a room. I also do graphic design, branding and branding consultancy.
What design jobs have you undertaken so far?
I have undertaken quite a number, but the most recent ones included graphic design for Uniscoo — Nakumatt Smart Card, branding consultancy for cross-lights entertainment, Global Peace Youth Corporation and Explosive Entertainment.
I am also head of the branding department for Uniscoo. I designed On Qampus magazine and website. I have undertaken interior design for private homes around Nairobi and Eldoret. I got the best graphic designer award at Nairobi University for the Inception event and am currently undertaking their graphic designs.
How do you source for clients?
Through my website www.boldesigns.co.ke and the social network, especially Facebook. I also rely on word of mouth, especially from clients I have worked for.
How well does your job pay?