about Project4.

Our history

Project4 Digital Design was founded by Austin Madinga in 2005 as a digital design studio. We have designed, developed and deployed brand, web, creative, content and training solutions across multiple platforms and formats.

We have successfully conceptualised, designed and delivered projects for clients in the private and public sectors as well as for small boutique companies and non-profit organisations. 

Project4’s past and present clients include 

– AHL Group plc
– Anti-Corruption Bureau
– Assoc. of Southern Africa National Road Agencies
– Baobab Health Trust
– Election Situation Room Southern Africa
– Episcopal Conference of Malawi
– Food and Agriculture Organization
– Gender and Justice Unit
– Growth Accelerator
– Infinity Car Hire
– Kasupe Radio
– Life to the Full Consulting
– Local Development Fund
– Luntha Television
– Mardef (NEEF)

– Malawi German Health Programme
– Malawi Leaf Company Limited
– Malawi Telecommunications Limited
– mHub Limited
– Mount Sinai Intl. School
– Nation Publications Limited
– Professional Coaching Institute
– Roads Authority
– Roads Fund Administration
– St Andrew’s Intl. School
– TAMA Farmers Trust
– Tilitonse Foundation
– Ufulu Gardens Suite Hotel
– United Nations Development Programme
– Zika Consult Pty Ltd

about Austin.

Meet Austin

Austin is an accomplished tech and marketing professional. His career started in computer training and he later took up web & software development and internet systems support roles at MalawiNet, NICO Technologies and Airtel Malawi. Austin later managed a content development programme at Malawi Economic Justice Network where he generated film ideas, translated documentaries and distributed content from Television for the Environment’s partners in Africa.

Austin was a founding director of mHub Limited, Malawi’s first tech innovation hub. He played key roles in the establishment of the Google Developers Group Lilongwe and the revival of the ICT Association of Malawi. He was also an organiser of Malawi’s first TEDx event, TEDxLilongwe.

Over the years Austin has worked with diverse teams of professionals across multicultural settings and generations. He is a highly organised and analytical professional with proven client relationship management skills.

When not working on creative projects, Austin shares his thoughts about Malawi, the African continent and her diverse people, among others, on his blog Austin Madinga’s #LifeUnbound.


What they say.

Client testimonials

I have been Austin's client for over 6 years since 2015 and he never disappoints. Austin is very prompt and professional in his approach and delivers completed projects in a timely manner. Austin maintains constant communication throughout the process to keep you updated on the progress of the work and the final product is always of an excellent standard. He has worked on my websites and logos and I am very pleased with the results. I highly recommend Austin for all your design work and for an excellent customer service experience.
Dr Mary Mkandawire
Leadership Consultant at Life to the Full Consulting
UNDP Malawi has contracted Austin Madinga for a number of editorial design projects. I personally worked with him on three of those projects. He is a good communicator and promptly responded to design changes and requests. The projects he worked on have been a success due to Austin's timely delivery according to set milestones.
Patrick Kamwendo
Economics Specialist at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Malawi
We engaged Project4 Digital Design to design a new website for Gender and Justice Unit. The project was completed on schedule and has proved to be successful. The website is a valuable resource for our partners and stakeholders. Together with our other social platforms, the website enables us to effectively engage with the public.
Sarai Chisala-Tempelhoff
Founder & Executive Director at the Gender & Justice Unit
Tilitonse Foundation has been engaging Austin Madinga since 2018. Prior to that, Austin also provided services to the now defunct Tilitonse Programme that run from 2011 to 2017. In this period, Austin has proven to be reliable and professional. He has supported the Tilitonse Foundation to design and develop the Foundation’s website, and after that he has also supported its management. He has supported the Foundation to manage its social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter accounts. Austin under Project4 has also supported the Foundation in the design of its quarterly e-newsletter.

In all these tasks, he has delivered with professionalism, used his expertise well by engaging the Foundation and impart knowledge on website and social media platform management. Austin is an open and forthcoming professional who is willing to work beyond limits to achieve a goal. I would recommend him and his services to any other institutions because he does not disappoint and he delivers high quality work.
Robert White
Chief Executive Officer at Tilitonse Foundation
We engaged Project4 to design the logo, website and all the branding materials for the Growth Accelerator Entrepreneurship Challenge. We have found their service to be creative, timely and accurate. Their creativity have helped us develop a quality brand that resonates well with our partners and the target audience. The logo is very simple and easy to stick, the website is sleek and responsive, does exactly what we wanted it to do.
Vincent Kumwenda
Project Lead at Growth Accelerator Malawi
Austin is a very thorough and down-to-detail brand identity designer. He is very skilful in graphically interpreting client’s branding requirements and aspirations. He successfully completed two logo design projects for AHL Group Ltd and one of its subsidiary companies, AHL Commodities Exchange Limited (AHCX). As someone who led the projects, I am extremely happy that I worked with Austin Madinga because the final products were terrific.
Peter P Mkali
General Manager at IC-Tech Africa Limited
Mount Sinai International School launched our completely revamped website in the last Academic year and we couldn't be any happier with the way the website turned out, and our experience with Mr. Austin Madinga. He took our old website with outdated graphics, fonts, etc., and transformed it into a modern and incredibly attractive site. When we first met to discuss the project, I was immediately impressed with how easy he is to communicate with— he listened and spent ample time understanding our School vision and message to make sure that the School website layout was appropriate and aesthetically pleasing. From the first meeting as a School we felt very confident and comfortable that Austin understood and could produce what we envisioned. Even post-launch, Austin has continued to be helpful and interactive, making it easy to solve any issues quickly and resolutely.We are so appreciative of his creative efforts.
Dr. D.K. Mvula LLB (Hons), MA, Phd
Mount Sinai International School Managing Director
Project4 Digital Design has been our only go-to digital solutions provider for good reason – when it comes to knowledge, expertise, innovation, and service, no one competes!
Victor Gondwe Jr
Director at Ufulu Gardens Hotel
Austin is an innovative Branding Consultant who converted the concept behind Sapelle into an outstanding brand identity. Very pleased with his work!
Daphne Kasambala
Director at Sapellé
Austin Madinga has supported the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with production of creative designs, for various promotional material and publications since 2020. He is professional, delivering innovative concepts in a timely manner. Austin provides continual updates to ensure that FAO as a client is appraised at all stages of development and has room to provide creative input along the way. He is flexible, adjusting delivery times whenever there are pressing deadlines which is helpful in the dynamic environment in which we operate. He delivers high quality at all times.
Towela Munthali
Communications Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
"I engaged Austin as a Consultant to manage the online/digital presence for my coaching practice that entailed development of a website and newsletter designing among many other things. From the outset, he exhibited high standards of professionalism, generated high-value solutions and walked me through the so many complex areas regarding digital information and management that I wasn’t familiar with. He consistently followed through his project commitments and delivered it in time with no hiccups at all. He remains my steady and solid ‘go to person’ on all ICT related issues concerning my business!"
Tamala Chirwa
Founder & Lead Coach at Professional Coaching Institute
"It was a pleasure for us to work with Mr. Madinga who proved to be very client orientated, integrating our numerous requests for changes and suggestions in a creative manner into our website. Not only did he handle himself perfectly in the development process, he was also even more supportive during the launch of the same."
Dr. Dieter Koecher
Health Sector Coordinator at Malawi - German Technical Co-operation
I am a pleased client of Project4 Digital Design. They designed and developed the website project for St Andrew’s International High School (SAIntS). It’s been a pleasure to work with Project4 and especially with Austin. The project was handled perfectly from the start and he has been very supportive at all project stages and maintenance to date. I therefore recommend Project4 for any digital design work, specifically web design and development projects.
Lusekelo Mwagomba
ICT Manager at St Andrew's International High School

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