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This site contains a collection of travel articles penned by designer James Molkenthin as he traverses life, covering his adventures and Design (occasionally)

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Molkie Design Travels is the blog of Designer James Molkenthin, a young British designer of Products, Graphics and Services.

Design is the Passion. Travel the medium. Adventure the goal.

Graduating in July 2014 with a First Class (Hons) degree in Product Design and Technology (BSc) (Loughborough University), James has taken a side step, choosing to explore design through the discovery and exploration of different societies to the one of London in which he grew up.

Through developing cultural sensitivity and accumulating knowledge of the vastness of human ingenuity and innovation around the world, James hopes to detach himself from the glass walls of Western normalcy and question those so deeply ingrained beliefs that limit the vision of a designer.

In achieving these aims, he hopes to become a bridge between Westernised companies looking to get into flourishing markets with blossoming middle classes, and in country designers in places such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America; fully acknowledging and pre-empting the enormous shifts in global economic power that will occur across the course of his career.

In his 25 years James has travelled to, lived in and studied in a number of countries from the US, Uganda and Hong Kong, to the Czech Republic, China, Kenya and Australia.

Countries visited so far… 20

Japan – 556 days
Uganda – 240 days
Australia – 35 days
USA – 35 days
China – 25 days
Germany – 16 days
France – 14 days
Kenya – 14 days
Portugal – 14 days
Thailand – 14 days
Netherlands – 11 days
Hong Kong – 10 days
Spain – 10 days
Czech Republic – 7 days
Cambodia – 6 days
Belgium – 5 days
Taiwan – 5 days
Iceland – 5 days
S. Korea – 7 days
Rwanda – 3 days
Singapore – 3 days