The Tanzanian Data Lab (dLab) is an open working space where data from multiple sectors and sources in Tanzania can be combined, processed, and shared to drive better policies and decision-making.
The dLab logo competition took place on 29th October 2016 at dLab head Office from 08:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs. There were more than 10 designers who participated and only best three were going to be awarded. The designers were allowed to submit any number of designs. Peter submitted 3 designs and luckily or three designs were shortlisted for 10. The voting was done by dLab staff and partners worldwide.
Peter Kisinga’s dLab logo description
The logo designed by Peter Kisinga reflects the main objective of dLab which is
dLab a center of activity, connecting the data revolution to national priorities, global commitments and diverse programs and investments. It serves as an anchor for the Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI) program, enabling data analysis and use to become more prominent in decision making in Tanzania.
This objective was illustrated by showing the the map of Tanzania made of particles which represent data movement from parts of Tanzania to dLab and vice versa.
When we asked our CEO about the competition, this is what he said:
To me graphic design is just a passion. I like to see my creativity being seen and appreciated by people. Graphic design is a very tough job because it is very hard to impress someone by you design because not everyone has the same taste of beauty. So it feels good being chosen as winner by among more than 3o voters because it shows that I was able to impress the majority, and that is very important to me.
Peter Kisinga has been doing graphic designer since 2005 when he was in Form 1 at Loyola High School. His first big achievement goes back in 2007 when he was the Chairman, chief graphic designer and photographer of Loyola High School Yearbook. He made the record of being the first student to lead and design the yearbook which usually was outsourced to design companies. Since then the yearbooks were designed by student.