Since he arrived in Kenya in 1970, Alan Donovan has designed, decorated and stocked numerous shops in  East Africa through African Heritage, including those for Block Hotels, Serena Hotels and  other outlets.  He has also provided interior décor focusing on African themes for such clients as Serena Hotels, the Carnivore, Tamambo, and Strathmore University as well as for  many private residences.

He provided the interior designs for  the Kenya Pavillion at Expo ’86 in  Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  He has designed and installed  many exhibitions of African art and crafts both in Kenya and  abroad, including departments stores in Japan, Italy, France, the USA and many other countries.  He has also designed the interior for African Heritage shops abroad such as the Tribal Eye in Stanford California, USA.