Our journey thus far

Founded in 2012, Balafun began as a springboard for traditional and digital African artists by providing them a platform, the infrastructure, and training that once hampered their ability to create or be discovered by a global audience. Today, Balafun has also grown to be a boutique design studio based in Seattle and Cameroon, making significant contributions through branding, illustration, and short animations by partnering with clients and brands across the globe.

We share a passion for preserving and promoting African Art and Heritage. It's with great delight that we also offer the ability to purchase some of our unique designs/illustrations/art on a variety of merchandise from artists that would go otherwise unnoticed.

  • Gladys T. Kenfack

    Studio Founder and Children's book author - Inspired by nature, connections and colors.

  • Franck Mensah

    Studio Director and expert in drone photography. Inspired by travels; art collector and building a thriving community of artists.