A diverse team of dreamers, thinkers, makers, and doers

Our divergent team all have a background in design.
We regularly collaborate with industry experts to realise projects and amplify impact.

Tanya Stroh

Founder and Creative Lead
Fundi. Leader. Caffeine-dependent life form.

Tanya Stroh is the founder of Turipamwe, a multidisciplinary designer and educator with more than a decade of experience in varying design disciplines. She founded Turipamwe in 2011 as a freelance graphic designer and has since scaled the company from solopreneur to one of Namibia’s foremost design agencies.

Tanya works at the intersection of design, creativity, culture and innovation. At Turipamwe, Tanya is responsible for creative leadership
and strategic partnerships.

Dudley Minnie

Communication Designer & Illustrator
Vector specialist. Doodler. K-Pop enthusiast

Dudley Minnie is a graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer. From hand-drawn sketches for custom logos to fully illustrated campaigns for the likes of UNICEF, Goethe-Institut, and B2Gold, Dudley’s had a hand in it. Dudley is passionate about animation, music and is learning Korean. 

Following Turipamwe’s first intake of interns, Dudley joined Turipamwe full-time in 2013 and is the longest-serving team member. His extensive experience has helped us to shape our internship training programme by offering industry–related training and experience.  Dudley holds a Diploma in Visual Arts, specialising in Art for Advertising from
the University of Namibia. 

Elrico Gawanab

Communication Designer & Art Director
Fruity Looper. Polymath. Photographer

Elrico joined Turipamwe full-time in 2019 following his 2018 internship. He is a multi-skilled designer, digital artist, videographer, motion graphics animator, photographer, and illustrator, describing himself as a “multi-faceted creator with no bounds.”

His diverse experience within the arts and design culture is what informs the way he approaches his work. His work at Turipamwe determines the aesthetic and strategic direction of client projects. Elrico holds an Advanced Diploma in New Media Studies from the College of
the Arts, Namibia. 

Jean-Claude Tjitamunisa

Communication Designer & Social Media Manager
Symbolist. Aesthete. Padawan

Jean-Claude is a New Media Design graduate from the College of the Arts Namibia and he joined Turipamwe full-time in 2020 following his internship with the design agency. 

He’s an avid reader and passionate about photography, graphic design, symbolism, and human behaviour. He explores a surreal style of portraiture through photo manipulation to tell a story of dreams and the spiritual realm from his perspective. His work Gentle Alpha has been long-listed by the 2021 Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards. In 2022, Jean-Claude showcased his first solo photographic exhibition “Unseen” at the Namibia Arts Association. 

Jean-Claude manages, coordinates, and produces the content production of Turipamwe social media and marketing department. He also manages special collaboration projects including Equal Namibia, Omeho Project,
and Totems.

Auri Evokari

Design Thinker. Story lover. Growth seeker. 

As a Doctoral Researcher, Consultant, and Coach, Auri researches and designs initiatives that make startups and SMEs thrive in southern Africa. She has five years of work experience in early-stage entrepreneurship support and ecosystem development in Finland and southern Africa, including donor-funded initiatives and innovation programs.

As a coach and technical backstop, Auri has consulted for Turipamwe, advising on lean service creation, design thinking, the process of prototyping and market entry, capacity-building and team coaching.

Kunashe Manyame

Communication Designer
Melomaniac. Friend to Animals. Aspiring Polyglot.

Kunashe is a creative practitioner with a rich and diverse academic and professional background that spans across Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa. She is a skilled designer, an aspiring academic and a creative leader with a passion for research, design and innovation. Her journey in the world of design academia and practice began with a diploma in Visual Media and Desktop Publishing from the Institute of Information Technology in Namibia in 2011.

She also proudly is an alumna of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, having been selected to join the esteemed 2020 class and completing her residency. She exhibited leadership, reconciliation, education, and entrepreneurship abilities, aligning perfectly with the foundation's principles. Presently, she is a communication designer and her passion lies in harnessing design thinking and communication design to empower underserved communities through creative solutions. She believes that creative leadership, design empathy and emerging technologies have the power to drive meaningful change and make the world a more just and livable place.

Martin Amushandje

Head of Co-Creation
Knowledge Seeker. Out of Box Thinker. Debonair.

With over 14 years of hands-on experience in the creative arts industry, Martin has honed his skills across a wide spectrum of disciplines, including graphic design, art direction, photography, film production, theatre, music production, digital marketing, event management, and project management.

Martin holds significant positions in key organisations, serving as the Head of Co-Creation at Turipamwe, a graphic and design thinking service, and as the Vice Chairperson of the Namibian Arts Association. His commitment to the growth and development of the arts in Namibia is evident in these leadership roles.

His journey has uniquely positioned him alongside individuals who strive to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, successfully nurturing innovation in organisations and fueling creativity, driving positive change within the community.

Bush Culture Experience

Bush Culture Experience

In October of 2022 went on a team-building getaway to the Ju/'Hoansi-San community of Grashoek together with our mentor Gianluca Massalini, founder of Bush Culture Experience. The Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San is the first Living Museum of Namibia, independently run by the community since 2004 and managed by Living Culture Foundation Namibia.
Visit www.lcfn.info for more information.

Life-changing is a term we don’t use loosely. We’ve had some time to reflect on our experiences.
This is what each one of us had to say.


Turipamwe means “We are together” – a concept akin to Ubuntu. The Ju/'Hoansi-San of Namibia live by this creed. In exploring my personal leadership style this year with my mentor Gianluca Massalin, it was important to me to extend the vision of Turipamwe into a tangible lived experience outside the agency walls.

What struck me most about the Ju/'Hoansi-San is their consistent practice of community in how decisions are made and creative story-telling that involved the entire body for expression. It reminded me a lot of certain design thinking concepts, which the San have been practicing for thousands of years. 

Namibians and the world at large, have much to learn from the San in their sustainable approach to all aspects of life. It’s been an incredible experience to share with Team Turipamwe.


The bus and Bushman experience was something I really enjoyed. The drive up to our destination ​was filled ​with a lot of information from our amazing guide talking about our destination and his experiences with them. The wildlife seen on the road was a welcomed bonus but the watering hole was a real highlight for me. The experience with the bushman was truly spectacular. Learning how to make fire, the in-depth nature walk, making my own bow, and the songs sang, showed me the resourcefulness, innovation, and beauty of the San people. Overall the experience was exciting, a good learning experience, informative, and a lot of fun. I learned a lot about myself and the Turipamwe team.


After mentoring Tanya Stroh on entrepreneurship, the Founder and Owner of Turipamwe, for several months, we decided together that it was time to develop a special ‘training’ for the Talents working in the company. Turipamwe is a vanguard design agency in Namibia and all the value of the Company lies in the people who every day manage and develop the projects for its clients.

Bush Culture Experience believes that in order to create and consolidate a winning team or to stimulate individual growth it’s necessary to go through new and innovative ways of training and that there is nothing so motivating and stimulating as nature. Our idea is that classroom training has taken its time; today it is necessary to find new stimuli and new confrontations to enhance the latent qualities that too often are asleep within the Teams. Being in a new context, completely different from those to which we are accustomed, is an opportunity to rediscover aspects of our character and personality that we did not know we had.

The Team Sharing Experience for Turipamwe was designed on these bases: living and camping together the nature for 3 days and especially the close contact with the San Culture gave to the Team the opportunity to develop those strong HUMAN bonds that are fundamental in a modern working environment like Turipamwe.


I remember being quite nervous to camp for an entire weekend, in a remote area that had no electricity or running water but I also remember reminding myself to go on the trip with an open mind and to embrace it with good energy, and what I got from it was absolutely amazing.   

I learned so much about the history of Namibia and the San/Bushman community from both Gianluca and the Bushmen. I further took lessons in communication in a group, trust and leadership from the Bushmen which inspired me to apply those lessons in my personal and professional life. 

I’d recommend the Bush Culture Experience and visiting the Living Museums in Namibia any day.


The Bush experience was an incredible experience, the kind that only Namibia can offer. A long drive offering contemplation and reflection in an environment that challenges you and a cultural interaction in stark contrast with what you are acclimated to.

The San people were remarkably at one with the harsh environment of the North in a way that I deeply admired. The techniques they used to hunt animals, find water, move around, and evade wild animals were astonishing to hear. The art they are able to create is beautiful and as I learned recently, matches every outfit. As a city boy, the moment I arrived at the site I was wishing for wifi or a Spar. By the end, their San-ny disposition left me wishing for another day in Bushmanland.


Heading into the trip, I was really excited. To hang out with the gang outside of our comfort zones. The drive – to and from – was pleasant, we had so much fun singing along to some classics. It has been a while since I traveled such a long distance and yet, it was so refreshing to be reminded of our country’s contrasting beauty.

One of my favourite activities was when we had to make a fire as a team. This was an interesting team-building exercise, as it demonstrated the importance of shared enthusiasm, passion, and drive, in order to achieve our goals.

Convenience is something we often take for granted in many ways. The Bush Culture Experience reminded me why it’s important to allow yourself to not be content with much. The beauties of life lie in the experiences with oneself and the experiences shared with others.


The walk with the men in the veld, learning about some of the plants used for medicinal purposes, weapon making, and water resources, I truly enjoyed. The most exciting part however was definitely our one-on-one sessions on bow-making and then the targeting shooting practice. The village went crazy for me, that’s all I’ll say.

We did not speak the same language most of the time, they used their bodies to express what they were saying and that made me think a lot about how our forefathers must have communicated when our tribes first started interacting in the early days that are not documented.

Some learnings from the culture of the San people were

1. Minimalism + Preservation: Only taking what you need from the environment and leaving some for the near future.

2. Zero-waste: When they hunt, every part of the animal from the skin to the tendons is put to use and the lifestyle they lead doesn’t produce non-biodegradable waste.

Past Interns

We practice a culture of peer learning and empowerment through knowledge-sharing. 

Through our design internship programme, we've worked with the best —
some have joined our team full time and all have gone on to do remarkable things.

   Hit them up, they are awesome humans...tell them we say hi.