Kizito Katawonga

Experience Design consultant

I am a designer, writer and all round geek. 

I'm passionate about visually beautiful design that works just as beautifully. I firmly believe that technology ought to be beautiful in how it looks, how it works and what it does.

For the last 20 years, I've worked across a plethora of design fields- from graphic, interactive, visual, animation and now, experience design. It's taken me just as long to learn that the best design is the one that meets a need in an elegant, intuitive and delightful way. 

In ThoughtWorks, I get to work with equally passionate people to deliver impactful and innovative solutions to our customers. 

I also write about design, technology and gaming as my side passion.

The Interview

My geeky passion is

Consumer tech — smartphones, computers, cars, watches — anything that combines the highest standards of design and technology to create simple but powerful tools. Oh and sci-fi, comics and video games of course!

The thing I love most about my work is

working with incredibly brilliant and diverse individuals from all around the world. It opens my mind and shatters my mental box.

With ThoughtWorks, I've visited

Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Australia

The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is

Embrace every passion you have and bring the best parts of it into your work. I love reviewing and writing about technology and didn't know that my writing would be an important part of my work as an XD.