About a month or two ago, I wrote a lengthy blogpost about the responsibility of the Graphic Designer (read here:). In it, I said that designers ought to be responsible for the work they churn out. I suppose I had come to a place where working for corporate design agencies was a little tiring and I wanted to do something about it. It's incredible what happens when you speak things into existence. As of March 2016, I no longer work for corporate agencies. I'm not sure what that means now in my professional career, will I ever join the agency world? What limitations have I placed on myself as a designer? There are a lot of questions that I have at the moment, but I'm trusting God to sort it all out. I'm not too worried. Who knows, maybe in a few years time, I'll recant these thoughts and find that actually, my place is in a corporate world. But for now, I'm very happy to be a freelance designer, picking projects as I please and working with people whose causes I care about. Enter New African Woman (NAW) magazine. NAW magazine is a publication dedicated to celebrating the lives and works of African Women. As of March this year, I'm the Head Designer of this awesome publication. I admit, I cried a little when I got the position, not just because it's a super respected and brilliant magazine, but because it was right in my wheelhouse. As a self-identifying African woman, this magazine speaks to me in so many ways; it's inspirational, motivational and fierce in its own right. I work with a team that is dedicated to the cause and plight of African women, and an editor who I look up to in a lot of ways. Dream come true? Hell Yes! I had about 5 days to complete the design of this magazine (YESS FIVE DAYS) from start to finish, and then I was asked to write an article for it too. I wrote a "hot topic" article about the much talked about term "Appropriation". I'm so grateful to both have written for NAW and art-directed the contents—all in 5 days... *BrushesDustofShoulders*. Definitely pick up Issue 37 in your nearest WHSmith's or local newsagents, otherwise subscribe online!