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INTERVIEW: Design DynamicsWedding stationery designer

Design Dynamics boasts an impressive range of design possibilities for your wedding invite that can be mixed and matched to reflect your style and the tone of your event. We spoke to the owner, Shivani Bhojwani, in an exclusive interview to pick her brain about the intricacies of invitation possibilities.

When did you launch your business and what is your background?

Design Dynamics is a Nairobi Based Graphic Designing Brand which was launched in January 2015. I, Shivani Bhojwani, am a graduate in BSc Management from Cass Business School in London. One year after my graduation I opened up my own gift shop, Rochi Limited, where I provided people with unique personalized gifts which included; creative notebooks and diaries, mugs, photo rocks, wooden plaques and much more. This made me develop an interest in arts and making things look beautiful. I wanted my clients to not only like my products but to also love what they see. Thereafter, I decided to take things a notch higher by studying Graphic Designing at North Pole College in Nairobi. Initially, majority of my work included corporate designing until I started planning my own wedding. I wanted something unique and different rather than the template based wedding cards that people use regularly and that’s when I decided to launch Design Dynamics.

What products/ services do you offer and who is it aimed at? Can customers request for bespoke designs?

Design Dynamics offers the full wedding suite which includes designing of customized invitation cards, save the date cards, wedding logos, cocktail and bar menus, ceremony programs, photo booths, wedding signage, bridesmaids and groomsmen favors, hangover kits and much more. Our designing services are aimed at couples who are looking for creative designs and artworks, couples that want their designs to be absolutely unique, absolutely theirs and Couples that want all their events to go from ordinary to magnificently extra ordinary. Customization is the Key in our designing. We like to meet clients and create bespoke designs that complement their wedding themes. Our style is elegant; be it any theme from classic to traditional or stylish modern designs, our style adds a touch of class to your special day. We like to create fresh designs and we never repeat styles that we have used in the past (unless requested for). We believe every couple is different and deserves something totally different. We believe in creating bespoke designs for bespoke couples because here at Design Dynamics we don’t do ordinary.

Where do you get your inspiration from and what do you enjoy most about your job?

We get our inspiration from new trends. We like to research on the latest trends and work around those to come up with fresh designs for our clients, we also try to change the environment that we work in as it improved creativity. We really enjoy the brainstorming process whereby we come up with several ideas and work with them on a trial and error stage. Some ideas don’t turn out as good as we expected and some happen to turn out even better than expected. Playing around with various colors, patterns and fonts is a very enjoyable and interesting process at the initial stage of designing before we move to a more concrete stage. A very popular trend now-a-days is floral, a lot of my brides have opted to work around this theme. Our favorite floral project so far has been bride-to-be Khyati’s floral themed bridesmaid’s kits which included a floral gift bag, floral bridesmaids’ cards, floral headbands and an off-shoulder bridesmaid t-shirt with floral patch work on it.

What makes DD different to other wedding stationery suppliers?

Designing for us is not a job it’s a passion and that’s what makes us stand out of the crowd. Design Dynamics is all about you. You have a vision and we bring it to reality. We do this by getting to know our clients on a personal level, this helps us create designs that complement the couples’ personality adding the WOW factor to their big day and we don’t stop until its perfect to the clients’ eyes. At Design Dynamics you dream, we create!

Please elaborate on the pricing structure, areas you cater to and any packages you offer.

Pricing depends on a case to case basis and in line with the scope of work. However, the below packages can give couples an idea of what Design Dynamics can offer. If couples want a tailor made package, that can also be done by choosing a few of the items from the below packages. Packages (Designing only. Printing not included)

1. The Celebrations Package – USD 500

This package is ideal for couples who only want wedding stationery to announce their wedding, it covers the below:
– Wedding Logo
– Engagement Invitation
– Save The Date Cards
– Wedding Invitation (Maximum of 5 inserts)

2. The Deluxe Package – USD 800

This is the ultimate package for any couple which covers the below. In addition, Design Dynamics can also provide couples with ideas for functions. For example, custom-made menus with the couple’s names incorporated within, like, Umesh’s Old fashion.
– Wedding Logo
– Engagement invitation
– Save the Date Cards
– Wedding Invitation (Maximum of 5 inserts)
– Wedding Signage
– Welcome Banners
– Wedding Program
– Custom made bar menus
– Thank you notes
– Groomsmen and Bridesmaid Favors
– Any other design requirement from the couple (up to 3 more items)

How far in advance would you advise a couple to start sourcing their wedding invitations?

Wedding invitations are a very important aspect as they give your guests a glimpse and feel of your wedding theme – you should make them count. I would advise couples to start sourcing their wedding invitations six months before they want to give them out, as this may take longer than expected.

And finally, where can couples reach you?

We can be reached via phone on +254 721 321 944 or via email on designdynamics254@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can message us on Facebook our page is called Rochi Limited or Direct message us on Instagram our username is Design_Dynamics. We are also on snapchat, design_dynamics, add us today to get a sneak peek on all our work in progress and behind the scene fun. Our website is www.designdynamicskenya.com.