My name is Antonia Weishaupt, I am a Berlin born Graphic Designer who graduated with a diploma from the University of Arts and Design in Offenbach, Germany. I design all kinds of creative products under the name of shumbadesign. The word shumba comes from the shona language in Zimbabwe and means Lion.
I lived in Cape Town, that´s where I fell in love with the African continent. I am looking forward to rekindling that love but most importantly I look forward to exploring more parts of the world that I am yet to see. I see travelling as a part of my creative education.
A lot of my work is influenced by African crafts and designs. I absolutely love the beautiful & bold colours, pattern and symbols that are used in African fashion. I really enjoy working with my hands and combining analogue and digital techniques. I use all kinds of fabrics and structures as design elements, as they give my work a very unique aesthetic, as they come to life.