Founded in 2014 by Gary and Mpho Ashworth, Blue Zebra Creative
provides contemporary graphic design and brand consultancy.
The company was founded in Gaborone (Botswana), but its roots
began in the United Kingdom.

About Gary

I’m originally from the UK and the principal creative at BZC with an affinity for simplicity, attention to details and strategical design thinking. When permitted I keep my work simple, filtering out distractions and adding value through a contemporary approach. I focus on branding and identity design, corporate communication and document design. I work with both SMEs, NGOs and corporate clients in Botswana, as well as international clients. 

I graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Design and I also hold a Diploma in Art & Design. Early on in my career I worked in advertising and since held various design roles. I have over 15 years experience and the bulk of my professional experience comes from the UK working within a corporate environment. During my time as a Senior Graphic Designer, I primarily supported business development, contributing to successful contracts gains with likes of Bentley Motors, Carlsberg, Nestle, Deliottes, Chivas and Cadbury. 

I’ve supported national and regional divisions for business and Industry, education, healthcare, concessions and stadia. I work smarter not harder, I am fully aware of the importance meeting deadlines and adherence to brand standards. The various roles I’ve held have been demanding, but have given me a strong work ethic and invaluable experience, which I have brought with me to Botswana. It’s this experience and my overall approach that I hope sets me apart from my competition.

About Mpho

I’m the Director of Blue Zebra Creative, a qualified teacher by profession, but customer service and communications have been at the forefront of my professional career. I lived and worked in the UK for over a decade and my experiences gave me a different perspective and what I like to refer to as a “British work ethic.” I am professional, reliable, committed and driven.

For some years now, I’ve been doing virtual/remote work, online blogging, transcription, translation (Setswana to English/English to Setswana) and proofreading. My professional experience in Botswana includes a variety of roles within tourism and broadcasting. I’ve been an Assistant Manager at a safari lodge and at Radio Botswana I was a Senior Assistant Broadcasting Officer, Reporter, Translator and News Editor. I’m a qualified customer service practitioner and was a proofreader for a national newspaper based in Gaborone.

I’ve done remote transcription for a researcher based Maun and I also carry out book reviews for authors based in America and Europe. In 2018 I was commissioned to proofread and edit the new Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) website.

Some of Our Clients