Cregital, is a creative and digital initiative that promotes the efficiency of brands by providing them with stellar services, such as, branding, user experience design, and web development services. The company is not only big on reshaping the creative design industry in Nigeria but also on nurturing creative talents to be the best versions of themselves through the Cregital Academy. Since Cregital was launched, it has grown to be one of the top branding, UI/UX design and web development agencies in Nigeria proffering solutions to notable brands in the country.
How It All Began
Cregital was founded by Evans Akanno in April 2015, a self-taught graphic designer who honed his skills until they were sellable. After Evans graduated from Imo State University in 2010, he discovered the art of Graphic Designing and fancied the prospect of creating beautiful graphical images. Through Google, he began to surf the Internet, learning all he could about the subject through different websites. Valuing the importance of experience, he began to take up freelance design gigs and started building an impressive portfolio. Within a year, he had opened a business where he worked on more serious projects such as flyers, brochures, logos, and magazine design projects. He also landed jobs for DSTV and soon the cable network company became his biggest client. He went on to work for Nigeria’s two biggest e-commerce services Jumia and Konga as a social media strategist and a creative strategist respectively. In 2014, he launched Zegist.com, an online communications company for “open conversations on anything and everything”.
In April of 2015, Evans launched Cregital through minimal funds from his personal savings. Together with his team of four, he weathered through unfavourable conditions – epileptic power supply, outrageous internet costs, and the high expenses involved in acquiring an office space – that are common to a Nigerian entrepreneur. Through hard work and perseverance, Cregital eventually grew to a team of 10 and began landing jobs for some top-notch firms in Nigeria.
Achievements, Milestones, And Goals
Cregital’s clientele includes Zenith Bank, Africa Magic, Maliyo, Tizeti, Social Media Week and Medicare HMO. They’ve earned many awards for their impressive work in the creative design industry over the years. In 2016 and 2017, they consecutively won the award of Website Development Company of the Year at the Nigerian Technology Awards show. In 2016, Evans was presented with the Creative Professional of the Year award by The Future Awards Africa.