Founding Member & Interim Vice President, Pan-Afrika Design Institute

Felix Ofori Dartey is a PhD student (Graphic Design) and a Research Assistant at University of Leeds. He is also an independent design researcher, professional graphic designer and founder/organiser of a pan-Afrikan graphic design awards (Graphic Design Awards Afrika) for Afrikan university students. Felix is also involved in design advocacy and a founding member of Pan Afrikan Design Institute, and DesignGhana.

He holds a bachelor’s degree (2003) in Graphic Design from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), and a master’s degree (2009) in Graphic Design from University of Leeds. He has over fifteen years of professional experience as a graphic designer working with advertising agencies in Ghana and as a freelancer in UK.

Felix moved to UK to pursue further studies where he learnt more about design, and now he is advocating for design to be used as a business tool and a tool for community and national development in Ghana and Afrika as a whole. He is also heavily involved in training and developing the next generation of Afrikan graphic designers through his awards scheme which is in Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Kenya.