Betty Mwiti


I lecture at the School of the Arts and Design, University of Nairobi, Kenya. I teach and supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate students mainly in various aspects of Communication Design as well as Co-Design Process and Design Thinking Methodology. Part of my responsibilities also include but are not limited to mentorship of the final year undergraduate students in helping them transition from the academic environment into the job market as well as linking them to potential employers. I hold a Master of Arts in Design degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Design degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. I recently defended my PhD thesis in Communication Design, specifically in designing Public Health Promotion Strategies at the same University. The PhD programme was a scholarship awarded by the Consortium for African Research Training in Africa (CARTA). Prior to joining the academic field, I practised as a Creative and Art Director in various advertising agencies, handling diverse projects for Corporate Clients ranging from client service to advertising campaigns. I am still actively practicing as a Graphic and Interior designer with a focus on Corporate Branding and Advertising, alongside being a Design Researcher. My research interests include Community engagement and participation, with a key interest in Urban Informal Settlements.

Arts and Humanities: Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Arts and Media