Want to start or grow a creative business?

Let’s make it happen.

Welcome to The Design Business School

An online learning platform that equips you with the knowledge, tools, and confidence needed to transform your creativity into a thriving, impactful business.

Fulfil your potential

Becoming a creative entrepreneur is one of the most courageous things you can do. We have stood where you stand and know what it’s like to weave your way through a messy, unintuitive, perplexing world. Our expertise and guidance prevent you from going round in circles, making the same mistakes every new, creative business owner makes, so you can spend more time doing what you do best- creating exceptional products.


“Just wanted to say a big thank you for your time and breaking things down to me properly. I have taken a lot in from our call. I am still in awe…..the depth and wealth of your knowledge. Thank you so much for sharing.”

Nana Ashie, aspiring entrepreneur

Meet Tapiwa


Hello, I am Tapiwa, your tutor and mentor.

My first steps into entrepreneurship began as a jewellery designer which led to the creation of my blog atelier 55, where for over a decade I have been sharing the soul and stories of African Design. Interviewing and shining a light on the emerging and established designers, makers, and artisans who have taken the steps towards bringing their creative ideas to life has given me insider access to what it takes to build a creative business. This, combined with my own professional experiences is what I share with you.


Designers, you know that some days things come easy; and some days work is hard.

You are welcome to visit The Library where you’ll find resources to inspire your creative journey.