“I’m driven with the desire to increase opportunity & access for people who wish to do meaningful work in technology & design”


Bolanle Banwo is a Brand Identity designer/design advocate from Lagos, Nigeria. She helps brands tell compelling stories through creative designs. Much of her work is centered around helping small and medium businesses create strong identities via good communication designs. Bolanle is the Founder of The Female Designer Movement, an initiative she launched with a mission to train and equip women with design skill-set and thereby help increase the number of women in the Nigerian Technology ecosystem. She is also the Founder of Geneza Brands, a branding agency based in Lagos.

She was featured on BBC Pidgin in March 2018 at the inaugural edition of The Female Designer Movement. She also spoke at the JAN/Microsoft DigiGirlz Camp held at the Microsoft Lagos office for International Women’s Day. In April, She was listed on Wema Bank’s’s Women
In Tech (Tech-Chicks).

She was also featured on the Business Day’s CEO Magazine, Women of Rubies, The Nigerian Tribune and Channels Television where she talked about her design journey, her projects and the work she is doing to improve the design ecosystem in general. She may be found online on Instagram @bolanle_banwo, where she occasionally shares her work and projects. She currently teaches design at the Geneza School of Design.


Interviews / News


At my interview with Jobberman, I spoke about my design journey and how I want to expose more women to the opportunities in Design and Tech.


I had the opportunity of interacting with leaders across Africa at the Mandela Washington Fellowship 2021.


I had a live session with Chris Do on Instagram where we simplified popular growth hacks into actionable strategies that can be applied in the Nigerian design sphere. 


I delivered a lecture on The Role of Visual Elements of Branding at the University of Portsmouth, School of Computing UK.

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