Mbuso Mbulelo Bam wanted to lend a helping hand to creatives so he started a digital magazine and the first issue has been a great success.
Pretoria, South Africa (21 October 2020) – 21-year-old Mbuso Mbulelo Bam used his lockdown to be productive and help his fellow creatives. Mbuso is an Interaction Design (UI/UX) student at Inscape and saw a need.
He started Bam Innovations and is the founder of an online magazine ‘Creative Nation‘ which aims to educate the youth on the creative process and how to apply it when working.
He wanted to create a platform for local creatives to exhibit their work and have it appreciated. The aim is to give creatives the opportunity to share their process on how they create and overcome, so he does this to remove the stigma behind the unknown within the industry.
After spending time studying software engineering, he decided to switch majors, and that is where he fell in love with design and could build up his skills and techniques to excel in the industry.
Bam as he’s known by his close friends, aims at creating the biggest creative platform in Africa by connecting creatives all over the continent. He believes that his journey will lead to becoming the foundation of the new African creative culture scene. A playground for ingenuity and imagination his life consists mainly of designing, and he is a graphic designer as well.
His motivation to work hard is driven by the impact of the end result and seeing how everyone engages with it.
“Our aim is to create content that resonates with our reader, he says. We hope to add substance just as much as we’d like to gain insight from our audience”.
Mbuso’s goals and inspirations are just to be happy. One of the causes he cares about is Project Semicolon; is a non-profit organisation known for its advocacy of mental health wellness, and its focus as an anti-suicide initiative.
The ability to visualise a concept then create it with his skills, knowledge and creativity are the attributes that he adds onto his journey. A hard-working individual who has always been a self-motivated person chasing his dreams encapsulates the essence of who he is. He lives by the motto “keep on moving and never stand still”.
During lockdown, Mbuso launched a digital magazine for his fellow creatives and the first issue was downloaded over 40,000 times. Mbuso sees the magazine as one of the modern Art history textbooks that young artistic individuals can refer to in future. His future is looking bright and his goals will unite creatives throughout Africa.