Adon Ombura holds a Masters Degree in Textile Design, also a Masters Degree in Fine Art, and a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. He is currently working on his PhD in Fine Art & Design. Adon has been lecturing at the Department of Fine Art & Design at Kenyatta University since 1992. Apart from lecturing he has administrative responsibility as the Chairman of the Department of Fine Art and Design. Adon’s philosophy as a Fine Art & Design educator, researcher and consultant is:
To encourage and guide Art/Design students to find the best solutions, following a creative and practical approach. Also to exceed each client's expectation through strong communication and inspired designs.
His endeavour to improve himself and the community has been recognized, through several academic and community service awards including:
- Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary International. (2011)
International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) United States Department of State (2010)
- The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Participation Award. United States Department of State. (2001)
- Fulbright JSD Award. United States Department of State. 1997
Research and design projects he associates with include:
Transcultural Perspectives in Art and Art Education (TPAAE). Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. TPAAE is a collaborative project between Institutions in Poland, Italy, and Kenya.
Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa. Collaboration between University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Makerere University (Uganda) and Kenyatta University (Kenya). Education Partnerships in Africa (EPA). UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), via British Council. 2009.
An Investigation of Product Design Strategies of Micro and Small Textile Enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya. (PhD Research)
Jua kali Artisans, Marginalized Urban Youth and University Students Integrated Empowerment Programme (SAY). A collaborative project sponsored by Terra Nuova and AMREF. Team Member, 2007-2008