Designing Beautiful Communities – Brian Dodo

Brian Dodo is more than just an award-winning designer with an impressive portfolio of clients who range from the corporate, public and non-profit sectors. He is also a family man, community builder, and entrepreneur who enjoys his work. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Brian’s passion for design started at a young age, and he has since built a successful career as the founder and principal of BmDodo Strategic Design.

Since going full-time with BmDodo Strategic Design in 2005, Brian and Partner, Jen Cameron, have achieved significant growth, expanding his influence across Canada and the globe while keeping his roots firmly in Kingston.

Brian attributes the early success of their company to a project they did for the United Way in 2006, which helped build their local network. Over the years, BmDodo has grown significantly, and the firm continues to expand its international presence with projects for the United Nations, European Commission, European Forest Institute, and the Tenure Facility, to name just a few.

Brian is optimistic about the future of their business, noting that there is an increased recognition of the importance of good design for businesses and non-profits alike. The firm is always looking for new opportunities to grow and innovate, while at the same time remaining true to its Kingston roots.

Brian strongly believes in getting involved and giving back to the community. He has sat on several boards, including the Loyalist College Graphic Design Advisory Board, RGD Ontario Board of Directors, Canada-Africa Chamber of Business Board of Directors, and Sustainable Kingston Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Senior Council of Advisors of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business. Brian has used his skills and experience to support various causes, including promoting Canadian businesses on the African continent through his other company, MAPP Africa Inc.

Starting a business is never easy, but Brian has navigated the challenges of entrepreneurship with grace and determination. He founded BmDodo Strategic Design in 2005, and their exceptional work has earned them numerous awards and accolades in the design industry. Brian is committed to providing exceptional design services to his clients, and his dedication to his craft is evident in every project he works on. He believes that starting a business requires a combination of hard work, creativity, and determination. Brian also believes that it is essential to have a strong support system, both personally and professionally, to help navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.

Furthermore, Brian is an optimist who sees a bright future for his business and the design industry as a whole, which presents exciting opportunities for growth and innovation. He is also excited about the role that technology will play in the design industry and is constantly exploring new tools and techniques to improve the company’s services. Brian’s commitment to his clients, coupled with his passion for design, ensures that BmDodo Strategic Design will continue to make a significant impact in the industry for years to come.

In addition to his professional achievements, Brian is also a devoted family man. He and his family are actively involved in their community. Brian is passionate about creating a better future for his family and the community he calls home.

A community builder, entrepreneur, and award-winning designer, Brian’s commitment to his clients, his passion for design, and his dedication to the community have made him a respected leader in the design industry. Brian’s story is an inspiration to anyone who is looking to start a business, make a difference in their community, or pursue their passions. As he continues to grow and innovate, so does his impact on the design industry and the community he serves.