Prosper is the Founder of Langx Media Studio, a graphic design company, which takes pride in producing advertising and marketing materials for local and international clients. Prosper is launching two clothing labels this year: africanMe Clothing and Langx Unltd Clothing Co. He is also the first Graphic Designer on Harare-based Enerco (Pvt) Ltd's platform, providing unique wallpaper images to mobile phone subscribers in South Africa, Nigeria, UK and USA (and in the near future - Zimbabwe).
He’s only 23 but is already focused on chasing his dreams. “Designing has always been my passion. Following my dreams is one of the most difficult things I ever had to embark on. I made a decision to study Graphic Design, but at first it was a struggle to raise the thousands of dollars needed. From the experience, I learnt that oftentimes when your heart wants something so badly, doors will eventually open. Doors opened for my family and I to raise the fees needed and I soon found myself in Cape Town”. But Prosper won’t stop there – “I also have a passion for Photography, I love nature, so I am going to keep following my dreams and study for a Photography qualification next”.
I asked Prosper where he gets the inspiration to come up with his unique and African-inspired designs. He admitted that he visualises all sorts of creative designs, even in his sleep and whenever that happens, he must always rush to sketch it on a piece of paper and then work on perfecting it.
Prosper is fortunate not to have gone through the roller coaster of societal and cultural reactions and emotions that sometimes accompany a decision to follow a creative, rather than a ‘professional’ path. “My inspiration also comes from my family, particularly my mother. My family understands my passion and my mother always says, if someone else can do it, what can stop you? I push even harder because my mother worked so tirelessly for us so that we could have all that we needed. It’s time she sits back, relaxes and enjoys some Langx Media earnings.”
Does he have any advice for young people wanting to pursue his career path? “Don’t follow a career path just because that’s what your parents want you to do – if you're passionate about becoming a carpenter, study carpentry. If you do something you enjoy, you will wake up everyday looking forward to going to work. And if you fail as you go along remember that sometimes when you fall, you don’t have to lie there thinking you will never walk - all you need to do is get up and continue with your path. It’s all about being positive, staying focused and ultimately you will reap the fruits of success!!”
Finally, what’s on Prosper’s list of long-term goals? It is so encouraging to see young people such as himself dream big! “I would love to see my Design and Clothing companies become successful within Africa and on an international level. What an honour and joy it would be for people to walk into stores to buy clothes that I designed. I recently received an offer from a company, Absolute World Group, to market to their South African-based customers…I am so excited and hopeful for the future.”
And as if that wasn’t enough, Prosper, recognises the need to use his blessed position to bless others in the future. “I believe in giving back to the community around me, so I would like to set up a charitable Foundation one day”.
Everyone has a story and each is important. Prosper, thank you for sharing yours with ours.
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Click here to download his designs from Enerco.