Dela A. Kumahor

About me

Dela A. KumahorI fell in love with Design a long time ago. My foundations are built on Communication Design, Branding, and designing and building websites on 800x600 screens back when Adobe Flash was still a devastatingly cool thing (IMHO). Today, my areas of focus are:

Leadership

  • Managing teams and processes
  • Project management
  • Mentoring

Design Thinking

  • Design sprints
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Business model design

Research

  • Planning and conducting ethnographic research
  • Synthesis
  • Concept testing
  • Usability testing

Product Development

  • Product strategy
  • Defining requirements
  • Interfacing with development teams
  • Agile development

UX & Service Design

  • User flows
  • Journey mapping
  • Service blueprints
  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframing

User Interface Design

  • Visual design
  • Interaction Design
  • Prototyping
  • Copywriting
  • Style guides

I‘m currently working on...

  • creating a brand new internal Customer Experience function for an insurance company
  • digitising agribusiness processes, including registration and payment of farmers through Mobile Money

Résumé

Work History

Product & UX Design Consultant

Self-Employed (Accra, Ghana)
September 2017 – Present

Partner & Design Lead

The Cobalt Partners (Accra, Ghana)
February 2014 – September 2017

Lecturer, Adjunct Lecturer

Ashesi University (Berekuso, Ghana)
September 2012 – May 2015

Product & UX Design Consultant

Self-Employed (Accra, Ghana)
July 2011 – January 2014

Interaction Designer & Developer

Experientia (Turin, Italy)
November 2010 – June 2011

Designer & Developer

Pierandrei Associati (Milan, Italy)
February 2009 – January 2010

Graphic Artist, Senior Graphic Designer

Philadelphia Housing Authority (Philadelphia, USA)
February 2003 – September 2006

Education

Masters in Product-Service Systems Design

Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy)
September 2006 – July 2010

Progetto I-Nova

Scuola Politecnica di Design (Milan, Italy)
February 2008 – May 2008

Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Science (concentration in Digital Media Design)

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA)
September 1998 – May 2002

Recent Speaking & Facilitation Engagements

Ashesi Innovation Experience (AIX)
Lead Faculty for Design; 2014 – 2018
Student Entrepreneurship Week, Ghana
Business Development Masterclass; July 2018
Business Leadership Series, Vodafone Ghana
Speaker; June 2018
Design Thinking Ghana Conference
Program Chair; June 2018
Product Design Program at University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins
Speaker; June 2018
AfriDesignX: Design Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa Conference
Speaker; May 2018
Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology
Product Development Workshop Facilitator; May 2018
University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Enactus Success Summit
Speaker; March 2018
African Center for Economic Transformation
Design Thinking Workshop Facilitator; February 2018

Logos, Illustrations & Interaction Design

Marvels logo
GWIIT logo
MLK Plaza logo
Free Forever
Carbon logo
timbs
Marvels website menu
ackah, quarshie + group logo
Dyme logo

Photography

Life is a blur by Dela A. Kumahor on 500px.com
convergence by Dela A. Kumahor on 500px.com
Untitled by Dela A. Kumahor on 500px.com
Lingotto by Dela A. Kumahor on 500px.com
mother of four by Dela A. Kumahor on 500px.com
tramonto veneziano by Dela A. Kumahor on 500px.com
distance (the beggar) by Dela A. Kumahor on 500px.com
the plantain seller by Dela A. Kumahor on 500px.com