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 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 have 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 contract gains with the 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 of 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.

My professional experience in Botswana includes a variety of roles within tourism and broadcasting. I’ve worked as an Assistant Manager at a safari lodge and was a Senior Assistant Broadcasting Officer, Reporter, Translator and News Editor at Radio Botswana. 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 in Maun and I’ve also carried 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. I work remotely proofreading and editing books for self-published authors across the globe. This often requires extensive copywriting and copyediting. In addition, I offer translation services for English and Setswana.

Some of Our Clients