Hello hello, lovely to see you here.

I am Kiwani, a Digital Designer by day and Illustrator by night based in Bristol, England. I am a true design enthusiast with 11+ years' experience working in tech businesses + startups and as a freelancer.

I love working on innovative projects that make a difference in the world. I believe in the power of design. My mission is to spread ideas and creativity from a constant learning, grateful and blissful flux.

In my design work, I enjoy the balance between the WOW factor and the concept that good design is sometimes invisible.

My illustration work has been defined as quirky, conceptual and delightful. I search for meaning and love telling visual stories with the use of textures, watercolours, contrasts and words.

Want to work with me? Send me an email at kiwani.dolean@gmail.com and let's chat!

Talks & Workshops

2019 | Building design systems for better products and great user experiences, SETsquared UX/UI Forum, Bristol
2017 | Co-Creating today's Technology with Young Users, Watershed, Bristol
2017 | How to use MailChimp like a Designer, Lantum, London
2017 | Design Club Chapter #2 – Design Pattern Libraries, Lantum, London
2017 | Design Club Chapter #1 – Branding & Visual Identities, Lantum, London
2014 | Web Content Training Course – How to use WordPress, Department of Tourism of the Region of Valle d'Aosta, Italy

I have also created and run the Sketch & Design meetup in Bristol (2017-2019) and the Design Club meetup in London (2016-2017).

Exhibitions & Events

2019 | Weird Wonderful Words, Harts Bakery
2019 | Dop-up shop by Doppler Effect, Spin Bar
2013 | The Dark Side of Storm Thorgerson, Italy
2012 | Expo Voyage Experience ITER, Italy

Appears on

Women Who Draw
Doppler Effect
The Social Magazine
Il Post

Press & Interviews

2020 | Women Rock – “Designer by day, Illustrator by night” — An interview with Kiwani Dolean
2018 | Doppler Effect – Meet Kiwani
2018 | Bristol Pound – Meet the new Bristol Pound artists: Kiwani Dolean
2018 | La Stampa – Il disegno di una giovane di Sarre scelto per la Sterlina di Bristol (IT)
2018 | Aostasera – Una Digital Designer dietro al nuovo volto del Bristol Pound, la moneta fatta in casa (IT)
2017 | AdLib – Life as a Lead Designer
2017 | DebugMe – Kiwani Dolean, Digital Designer
2015 | Lobster Media – People In Industry: Kiwani Dolean


A comprehensive list of my writing work.



For collaborations, projects and ideas: kiwani.dolean@gmail.com


UI/UX Design, Visual Design, Web Design, Digital Illustration, Hand Lettering, Design Consultation