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About Me.

We are a team of one. For the most part.

I am a multi-disciplinary creative with over 8 years of experience focused on delivering high quality work for clients that value quality. My primary focus is editorial and web design but my skill set extends to branding, photography and video production. To offer creative agility and harness the best talent for each challenge, I often collaborate with a large network of excellent talent and resources including printers, interior designers, TV presenters, copywriters, marketers, outdoor media owners, sound engineers and more.

The Creative behind Innovision.

I am a #multi-disciplinary Creative Consultant with over 8 years of experience working with multinational brands on #Branding, #EditorialDesign, #WebDesign, #Photography and #VideoProduction projects. My goal is to design and develop creative solutions that help grow your business.

David Mkwambisi Jr
Creative Consultant

My skills and capabilities

Generation? Millennial
Married?
Happily
Favourite Food?
Sizzling Chinese Beef po
Tea or Coffee? Tea. if I must.
Favourite Movie? Saving Private Ryan or Interstellar. I can't seem to decide
Favourite Book of the Bible? Joshua
Favourite Writer? Benjamin P. Hardy
Hobby & Interests? Travelling, Documentaries, Formula 1, African history, Video games.

Skills and Capabilities

Branding
editorial design
web design
photography
video productions
Marketing
What's new with me.

I am currently subscribed to Linkedin Learning. There is great stuff on there but I wish they had content on Psychology.

Updated: 2nd June 2020

My Values

Learning

Always learning and discovering for I know enough to know that I do not know that much.

Passion

I don't dread Mondays and I make every effort to go above and beyond.

Collaboration

Leveraging the excellence in others to enrich outcomes.

Integrity

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold - Proverbs 22:1

My Values

Learning

Always learning and discovering for I know enough to know that I do not know that much.

Passion

I don't dread Mondays and I make every effort to go above and beyond.

Collaboration

Leveraging the excellence in others to enrich outcomes.

Integrity

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold - Proverbs 22:1

Why choose me?

Knowing that I am not well suited for every creative project, here are 10 reasons why I may be the perfect match.

I am multi-talented

I am your guy if you are looking for a creative who is well versed in a variety of creative disciplines. I am a web designer, an editorial designer, a photographer, a videographer, a graphic designer (including 3D), a drone operator, a motion graphics artist, an aspiring professional marketer and not forgetting a wanna-be architect (lol). Having varied but closely related skillsets and interests means that I am able to approach creative challenges from a variety of angles and derive at an innovative and creative solutions through strategic thinking and expertise that would’ve otherwise not been possible if I was a ‘one trick pony’.

Streamlined services

I have been blessed to have collaborated and gotten to know many incredible people and organisations in the creative/media and marketing space in Malawi. From this, as a creative director, I am able to offer creative agility by tapping into my network of content creators to enrich your project’s outcomes and make sure that all parts of your project are visually consistent and correctly presented.

I value integrity

I like to work with integrity. Though, as is the case with all men and women, temptation does come to bend the rules for self-benefit and/or self-preservation, I am committed to working with utmost integrity for “a good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold” - Proverbs 22:1.
So if you are looking for someone who will 'cut a deal' with you in exchange for an unfair advantage: I am not him.

I am hardworking

I work hard. I go the extra mile. The saying ‘work smarter and not harder’ is a nice catchphrase but that’s as far as it goes for me. I stick to my conservative beliefs that there is no substitute for hard work - You have to cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s. This means when you work with me you’re very likely to get more than what you pay for.

Everything is bestoke

Unless specifically requested by the client to use pre-built templates or to "build it exactly like this", I always do everything from the ground up. That includes this website you are on right now.

I am entrepreneurial minded

Working on a project, building a brand and creating content is not a one-size fits all job. As a creative, entrepreneurial thinking means that I will ask you pertinent questions when getting the design brief from you; it also means that I will take time to consider market/industry trends and try to position your business as a leader. I having started several ventures of my own; clocked many hours working with (and learning from) SMEs and large enterprises; read up on many books, magazines and online articles on business and entrepreneurship; and consumed many episodes of Dragon’s Den and insightful business podcasts. All of these things have sharpened my business acumen, enabling me to offer solutions and counsel that goes beyond good-looking creative content.

Function over form

Like most creatives, earlier in my career I thought “if it looks good it will easily help sell the product” or that “that business don’t seem to be doing well…it’s probably because of their awful logo” – boy was I terribly wrong! Fortunately, thanks to marketing books, podcasts, tough experiences, clients who didn’t mince words and Louis Sullivan, I have learnt that form follows function – that things like key performance indicators, fit-for-purposeness, audience, distribution, semantics etc precede aesthetics in the order of superiority when it comes to the creation of creative work. So, now that I know better, I aim to produce beautiful work with function as top priority.

Friendly and responsive support

During and post project, you can count on me to offer you great support at every step of the way, providing a friendly and responsive service. Within reasonable limits, even after you have made your final payment, I will be available to offer support without expecting payment.

I don't bite off more than I can chew

I am confident and alway free at liberty to forego a great financial opportunity if I know that I am not qualified to delivery the projects requirements. If need be I will gladly refer your project to capable hands without asking the individual/firm I have referred you to for a 'cut of the deal'.

I love what I do

I don't dread Mondays.
I wrote this at 02:53am.

My Values

Learning

Always learning and discovering for I know enough to know that I do not know that much.

Passion

I don't dread Mondays and I make every effort to go above and beyond.

Collaboration

Leveraging the excellence in others to enrich outcomes.

Integrity

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold - Proverbs 22:1

Day to day values that translate well in my consultancy work.

These are my day to day values that happen to translate well in my day to day work engagements. By no means do I claim to have reached perfection in my exercising of these attributes, but I make it my goal to press on and attain greater and greater grasp of these matters.

Learning

I know enough to know that I do not know that much. Learning never ends.

Collaboration

Leveraging the brilliance in others to enrich project outcomes.

Hardwork

There is no substitute for hard work. "Work smarter, not harder" just doesn't cut it for me.

Integrity

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold - Proverbs 22:1

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't have the budget to work with you but can offer me free consultation?

Yes. I believe that you still want a good end product, even though your budget might limit you. I can give you free consultation on how to achieve a good product within your budget.

I need something designed yesterday. Can you help me?

I can usually accommodate your rush job depending on how full my schedule is however, a rush fee will be added - 20%, 50% and sometimes 150% of the normal price, depending on how soon the job is needed, in relation to how long it usually takes to deliver that work under normal circumstances. Where I can not accommodate your tight deadline I am always happy to recommend another individual/firm.

How long will you take to complete my project?

Every project is different so if you have a deadline, please let me know when you get in touch.

Are you expensive?

To some I am, to some I am not. It really depends on the perceived value of the work and outcome. However, even if you perceive that I might be outside of your budget range, you can still get in touch, and depending on your need, I can offer you free time-saving advice on how to go about your project.

Do you do wedding photography?

I used to, but not anymore. However, I have excellent wedding photographers in my network whose services I would be glad to recommend.

Where is your office?

My office in Lilongwe, Bunda (Kumudzi Centre Compound, to be precise) but I generally work from anywhere.

Do you require upfront payment?

Yes, to start any project, I require an upfront and non-refundable deposit of 50% to secure your spot in the design queue. Since no two projects are the same, in some cases, I might allow for a different payment plan that suits both parties.

Do you offer web hosting?

Yes! And e-mail hosting too.

Will I receive on-going support from you?

Yes, I offer various kinds of support, depending on the nature of the project in question. And you'll be glad to know that most of that support will be free of charge. Just give me a call and let me know what's up.

I am a small start-up. I need branding. However, I am not too sure if my startup is feasible.

Give me a call and I can help you think through your business/business model to see if it is ready to be at the branding stage or if it still needs some polishing.

What They Say

Testimonials

We’ve worked with David Mkwambisi on a number of activities now: videos, print designs, event, and he’s great to work with: Creative, flexible, fast, responsive, reliable. We’ve never been disappointed.

Slyvia Beamish
EU Comms Project Team Leader

David Mkwambisi is an excellent designer, collaborator, and communicator. I work as an animator and motion designer in the United States, and working with David was extremely smooth, despite the time difference between out countries. David delivered designs and animations ahead of schedule, and he asked the right questions to make sure we were always on the same page throughout the creative process. I hugely recommend working with David!

Aaron Holmes
Animator

I would like to recommend the services of Innovision to you. David has worked on our organisation's website, photography, banner design and some print work also. He proved to be creative, flexible and dependable.

Blessings Chibambo
Country Director
Live Love Malawi

We are so pleased with your footage, your professionalism, your commitments to the contract -everything. I really have no complaints.

Graybill Marlin
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Brethrin In Christ U.S.

We started working with David in 2015. We have greatly benefited from David's Professional Creative designs in many ways such as: Marketing videos, Logo Designs and Print Designs. He is a great listener and communicator. Very time conscious and is able to produce excellent outputs even under pressure. We have always enjoyed and benefited from working with David.

Ndaziona Malata
Director
FunCity Amusement Park
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