moka design studio

We know by experience that great design doesn’t necessarily have to be born out of a long and painful process. We excel at understanding project briefs, diving into your content and providing tailor-made solutions to showcase your best work, alleviating your headaches in the process. 

About the founders


A journalist by training and a designer by passion, Tariq likes to blur the lines between content and style. 

In his career, he has been on a journey northward. Starting out in sunny Mauritius interviewing international sports stars visiting the island, he went on to complete a double Masters in France, one in Information Science at UPV in Montpellier and another in Bilingual Journalism, with a speciality in languages, foreign civilisation and media from the Sorbonne University. 

Now based in London, he has freelanced extensively and founded Moka Design, working with UN organisations, such as UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, Wateraid, GWP, Grida, UNEP amongst many others. He has more than 20 years of experience in communication and design, and has worked on high-profile campaigns and projects, producing graphics, animation, video, reports, posters, interactive documents and web design.


Joel is a partner and designer at Moka Design with over 10 years experience designing for  a varied and sophisticated clientele.

As a designer he has worked with organizations and companies including Fair-trade International, Wateraid and multiple agencies within the UN, on tasks ranging from editorial design and data vizualization, to the design of print and digital communications, infographics, packaging, identity design, and apparel.

Originally from the United States, his work has taken him to Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


Marcia is an experienced editor, translator, and all-round language expert with over 10 years’ experience.

Prior to founding Milstead Design and Content, she worked in-house as an editor at the World Trade Organization and as a terminologist at the United Nations and European Commission.

Originally from the United Kingdom, her in-house and freelance work has taken her to Switzerland, Belgium, Argentina, Malta and Portugal.

She holds a master’s degree in translation from King’s College London, postgraduate diplomas in terminology and human rights from Pompeu Fabra University and the University of Malta, the DipTrans from the British Chartered Institute of Linguists, and a certificate in editing from the University of Geneva.

She has developed specialised knowledge in the areas of international law and trade, human rights, international relations, and public health.