Nando Nkrumah was born 1979 in Kumasi / Ghana. He is an Artist, Designer and Director living in Cologne / Germany. After studies in Industrial and Media Design he worked as an Designer and Illustrator for international clients while creating personal work including paintings, jewellery and fashion.
His key theme in his personal work is the union of traditional Ghanaian symbolism and modern technology and media. He describes his philosophy behind his artistic work as "Sankofa", a way of utilizing elements of the past to build up a positive future that derives from the Adinkra philosophy of ancient Ghana. He combines traditional visual languages from the Ashanti culture (Ghana) with computer aided design to produce a respectful union of technology and culture. Although symbolism is one aspects of his design, his work is not bound to existing symbolism but circulates around this core to explore new forms and techniques. His Afrofuturistic Art and Aesign can be found within various media. Paintings, photography, film, fashion, jewelery and animation are visual and tactile canvases that he uses to express his visions. In 2007 he has created a series of concept drawings and illustrations under the name "Sankoficiton" that gained international recognition.
Nando Nkrumah works as an Creative Director for Lichtblick Studio where he directs the production of 3D-Animations, Archtitecture, Film and Visual Effects.
Recently he has completed the production of the music video for Mariama's song "Raindrops".
At the moment he works on art and design projects between Ghana and Germany and designs fashion and accessoires.
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