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The Design Business School

Want to start or grow a creative business?

For over a decade atelier 55 has been sharing the soul and stories of African Design, shining a light on the emerging and established designers, makers, and artisans who have taken the steps towards bringing their creative ideas to life.

If our features, interviews, podcast episodes, and books have inspired you to have a go at transforming your creative ideas into a thriving business, we are working on the perfect resource designed to meet you at your point of need.

Get ready to turn inspiration into action...


If you want to go fast, go alone,
if you want to go far, go together

African proverb