By Lelethu Tonisi
Award-winning interior designer and young businesswoman Thabisa Mjo paves her way as a design entrepreneur mixing authenticity and creativity in her work.
Thabisa Mjo’s first stint – it lasted for three years – was in the TV and film industry. She designed sets for the TV production company Bonngoe Productions and styled product launch events for brands including Estée Lauder and Veuve Clicquot.
Soon after, she went back to school and graduated in production design from AFDA; she then enrolled in a year-long interior decorating and architectural drawing course at Inscape Design School.
Mjo believes that, “Well-designed retail spaces, though this does not exist in a vacuum, can lead to increased sales.”
Her unique ability to find creative solutions through design and her entrepreneurial spirit drew her to retail and hospitality where, she says, she can assist “corporate clients design spaces that help narrate their brand and product story”.
Her “best days” are the ones where she succeeds in finding a solution to a problem that puts her under an “inordinate amount of pressure. That could either be having no cash flow, working hard to meet a deadline, or working out a prototype.”
Through her decorating and interior design business,…
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Publish date : 2019-07-03 11:06:15