The beautiful Illustrations of the Ghanaian designer Okyere-Afoakwah Charles

Okyere-Afoakwah Charles is a 26 years old graphic designer, animator and digital artist from Ghana. He loves creating digital illustrations or paintings generally inspired by his country, its surroundings and life. Minimalist artworks or complex ones is another way for Charles to communicate with the world ideas and concepts to provoke thoughts and discussions. His goal is to create a portfolio of beautiful artworks that will not be monotonous by mixing different styles and approaches that suit the different subjects.

Okyere-Afoakwah Charles participates in the Intl. Reggae Poster Contest every year and his posters always get into the 100 best selection. To my question, what is the reason to participate and what inspires him he said:

Basically what inspires me is the notion behind the contest which is “giving”. I believe us humans we can give in so many ways and this is a platform, through which I can give. I also like that fact that it involves international graphic designers and artists. Thereby, I can share my work with the whole world. One love.

Check out some of Okyere-Afoakwah Charles’s works or visit his portfolio:

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (