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Trini-Maria Katakwe (TMK)

Visual Artist + Set Designer

Trini-Maria Katakwe (TMK) is a British Nigerian-Zambian Visual Artist and Set Designer from North London. The work she creates is based on her identity, culture, faith and spirituality. Art and Design have been a focal point in the development of her academic and professional experience. The expansion of her creativity has been explored through scenography (production/set design), architecture, fine art, graphic design, illustration, and photography. 


TMK’s ongoing illustration project the ‘Bold Series’ uses vivid colours and fragmentation to explore her interpretation of how she views the world. The message behind her work is to uplift those who are underrepresented and showcase them in a vibrant outlook.

Graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a Distinction in MA Scenography, gaining valuable insight into the fundamentals of designing for opera, theatre and devised performances. Scenography has an influence on altering how we psychologically take in the world. Aspiring to develop her practice in creating innovative designs within music and fashion, to delve deeper into shaping experiences through the worlds she creates within her art.


TMK is a part of the ‘Originals Creator Network’ a partnership between Adidas London and GUAP Magazine. The 12-month program features 20 emerging creatives from London that will participate in creative workshops, mentoring and receive commissions to work on live Originals projects.



  • 2022 - 2023(PRESENT)

Originals Creator Network

  • 2021 - 2022 (OCT-SEPT)

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama:

MA Scenography 

Graduated with a Distinction


  • 2019 - 2023 (SEPT-PRESENT)

Visual Artist + Designer: Freelance 


  • 2018 - 2020 (DEC-SEPT) 

Set + Event Designer: Broadsword Event House 


  • 2017 - 2018 (DEC-JUN) 

Architectural Assistant: DOS Architects 


  • 2014 - 2017 (SEPT-JUN) 

University of Portsmouth: BA (Hons) Architecture 

Graduated with First Class Honours

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'by grace I create'

Instagram: @trinimariak

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