Saki Mafundikwa | Founding Director
Our founder and director holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University, USA. He returned home in 1998 to found ZIVA after working in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and design instructor.
His book, Afrikan Alphabets: the Story of Writing in Africa was published in 2004. It is the first book on Afrikan typography. His first film, Shungu: The Resilience of a People a feature-length documentary has won the prestigious Ousmane Sembene Award at Zanzibar International Film Festival and Best Documentary at Kenya International Film Festival both in 2010 and has screened at some of the top film festivals in the world.
He was a speaker at TED2013 in Long Beach, California and is the first Zimbabwean to speak at TED. He is currently working on the first Afrikan Design text book. He has run workshops and spoken at design conferences in Afrika, Europe, the US and South America.