I did not enjoy making art and design for other people because I did not believe the work reflected who I was. I did not feel motivated and decided to quit so that I could only focus on my studies.
In 2019, I was selected to participate in a student exchange program in South Korea. The entire experience changed my world-view. I got the chance to meet professional designers and artists who saw my past work and told me that I had
potential to be great.
Being around a creative circle helped me to develop new artistic skills such as photography, abstract painting and video production. When I got back to Malawi, I reinvented myself as a professional visual artist and designer.
The same year I established my own brand (Dreamers) and got the chance to work with a South African Art Curator as a New Media Artist at CORA (an online art gallery) until 2021. I also became the College Representative and Social Media Content Creator for my University in order to expand my skills and influence. It was a lot of work but it helped to sharpen my leadership and creative skills.
In recent years, I encountered some personal and family issues which took a heavy toll on my mental health. It directly affected my well-being and work ethic. After getting some help, I was able to cope and overcome depression through
art by expressing my thoughts and feelings. I started to regularly post sketch stories and digital art on social media to rebuild my confidence.
After finishing my undergraduate studies, I put all my focus into working as a freelancer as a way to monetize my expertise. I also expanded my marketing brand to incorporate other creative fields like Information Technology, Music, Fashion, Talent Management, and Content Creation.
With the low employment rate and poor state of economy in Malawi, I now work as a self-employed artist, designer, and manager in order to build my own business empire and inspire others in the process.