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Virgil Abloh, “Insert Complicated Title Here”
Virgil Abloh (Rockford, IL 1980) is an architect, engineer, creative director, and designer.
SVA Impact! | Marquise Stillwell
Marquise shares the projects and mission that make up his company Openbox
SVA Impact! | Shanti Mathew
Shanti Matthews shares how the Public Policy Lab helped the Lousiville, Kentucky government address the opioid epidemic.
How to Draw & Paint a Starry Unicorn
Unicorns? Outer space? Why not both! In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we'll mix fantasy elements in an otherworldly portrait.
SVA Impact! | Marquise on empathy
When it comes to diversity and inclusion, empathy isn't enough. We need everyone involved, not a select few speaking for the viewpoint of others
George Aye | Design Educations Big Gap
George Aye drops a ton of jewels in this presentation for the AIGA. Don't skip this one.
Why Designers Should Be the Smartest People on the Planet
There is one phrase that all of the youth I have mentored over the years have heard me say at some point: readers are leaders.
Draw & Paint a Galaxy Afro Portrait
Afros are beautiful—and so is space! Let's put them together in this galaxy-inspired portrait tutorial
What Figma’s $25M raise means for designers in Africa
Figma isn’t a Nigerian company, however the impact it’s having on the startup scene here means I have to share this news with everyone.
Visual Language in Brand Design
Understand how a multiplicity of elements fit, form, and resonate with one another to create an impactful and unified message for its viewers.
An AMA with Thomas Lowry on the Figma Africa Slack Group
An AMA Session with Thomas Lowry on the Figma Africa Slack Group
How to Create a 3D Floral Collage in Photoshop & Lightroom
In this tutorial Kaylan Michael will show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a colorful 3D floral collage featuring a beautiful woman.
"Draw Me!" Series: Afro Puffs
Learn how to navigate Adobe Illustrator's dynamic interface to in order to create high quality digital art.
3 Good Reasons Why Sales and Marketing Need Good Design
How does graphic design work with sales and marketing? Why does good design matter? Why is it worth investing the time and energy?
Use these tricks and become a logo expert
Tips and tricks for designers who want to become identity professionals. Hopefully, it will help give some directions as regard topnotch logo design.
Art for All: Celebrate Diversity in Design-Vol 7
Celebrate the work of these great artists. Each with their own unique background, they draw inspiration from their culture create phenomenal designs.
Designing a Pitch Deck in Figma
At hotels.ng, one of the many ways we use Figma Design tool is using it to design corporate documents.
The Black Aesthetic Vol 1: Creative Unrest
We talk about the Black Aesthetics and the energy behind Black art. "Creative Unrest" is not a term that I coined but it is applicable to this.
MLK Memorial Design
This focuses on MLK. We explore memorial design, the influence of the civil rights movement on Star Trek, and the lost narrative of MLK.
Ethnomathematics
This episode of Designing From The Margins is about Ethnomathematics.
How to Draw a Truck in Adobe Illustrator
Ayana Campbell Smith sharing a sped up version of this fun moving truck illustration
How to Draw a Car in Adobe Illustrator
Ayana Campbell Smith sharing a sped up version of this simple car illustration.
Creating an Animated Channel Intro w/Character in Adobe AE
Check out this timelapse of Ayana Campbell Smith creating her new channel introduction in Adobe After Effects
4 Black Creatives: Importance of Cultivating Community
The creative technology industry has a diversity problem. How to solve it?
Creative Brain on Silence (How Solitude Inspires Creativity)
Silence is one of the most under-appreciated creativity tools. Spending time unplugged, disconnected, in silence improves your focus, and creativity.
How to Create a Black History Month Collage in Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a collage for Black History Month and how to retouch the artwork in Adobe Lightroom.
Design Journeys | Robert Savon Pious
An examination of the work of artist, illustrator and designer, Robert Savon Pious.
Do Logos Need to Always Be Deceptively Simple?
Logos are informed by the vision & mission of a brand, company or organization. When done right & executed consistently, it takes on life of its own.
30 Days of Illustration
It all started with a Youtube video and ended with 1000 new Instagram followers. Here’s the story behind my 30 days of Illustration.
10 Steps To Increase Diversity In Design Right Now
Jacinda Walker shares 10 things designers and managers can do to make the industry more diverse.
Minorities in Design w/ Douglas Davis Live-Stream
Livestream w/ co-host, author, professor, Douglas Davis as we discuss what it means to be a Person of Color in design.
Design Journeys | Husani Oakley
“Design Journeys” is a collection of stories about the professional lives, contributions, and portfolios of designers from under-represented groups
24 Things You Don’t Know About Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson has mastered the art of “theatrical typography” and shared it through award-winning editorials, posters and signage for nearly 35 years
Letter to a Junior Designer
Eli Silva Montgomery speaks about the things he wished he knew the first day of his design journey.
The UX Design VLOG
Jarrod Ausborne videos of his design thoughts. Talking about the things he's experienced in his career.
Don’t Pursue Perfection, Pursue Progress
Thomas Oppong speaks on the folly of the pursuit of perfection and asks us to focus on progress instead.
Fairness, the power of fragility and collaboration
"Designers are constantly collaborating with other people to create things and they're constantly pushing towards reaching a broader audience."
The Future of Creativity in the Age of Automation
Wolff Olins' CEO IJE NWOKORIE's presents: "The Future of Creativity in the Age of Automation" at the 2015 AIGA Design Conference in New Orleans.
Rhea Combs | The power of the image
Rhea L. Combs is curator of photography and film at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.
2017 South Africa Creative Bootcamp - The One Club
Multicultural students from diverse backgrounds in locations around the world have the opportunity to work with the best agencies and creatives,
Design Notes Podcast: Episode 03 Highlights
Darlene Okpo, the duo behind New York-based fashion label William Okpo, detail what gives their line its identity
Power of Storytelling in Product Design & Business Strategy
Product vision serves as a tangible artifact that provides teams a 10,000 foot view and aligns them around a shared North Star to inspire innovation.
Kaylan Michael Photoshop Collage Tutorial
Kayan Michael teaches us how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a colorful, futuristic collage featuring a beautiful woman.
Growing Local: Designing Sustainable Food Businesses
How can local businesses support food entrepreneurs and design new systems that promote sustainability and inclusivity?
Amos Kennedy | Why thinking outside the box is wrong
"You change the world every day. Change it for the good,” says letterpress printer Amos Kennedy.
Emmett McBain | 2017 AIGA Medalist
Emmett McBain: for his revolutionary design leadership ​and profound social impact in ​​cofounding Burrell-McBain Advertising.
Design Justice Practice: Spreading Power
What happens when design aims to bulldoze privileges + break down power dynamics?
Design journeys: Aldrena Corder on Little Brown Girl
Aldrena Corder’s thesis work, “Little Brown Girl” is a series of essays and stories based on her personal experiences as a Black woman in America
Chuck D | 2016 AIGA Design Conference
“Design is everything is design” —Public Enemy’s Chuck D. “Art can create reality. I commend you, I salute you, I want to use your power.”
Why ADD Is a Superpower | Jason Mayden on Impact Theory
Jason Mayden did 1,000 sketches a day and became the first African American to land a design internship with Nike.
Jason Mayden | The rise of the creative class
Jason Mayden is a designer (with a 13-year stint at Nike, among others), sports junkie, bookworm, and social innovator.
J. Dontrese Brown | Be bold in our actions
"When you start to understand the business, they begin to trust you and you begin to lead" —What it takes for in-house designers to be successful.
Diógenes Brito | Design as a service | 2016 AIGA Conference
“Design for the world you want to live in,” says designer + engineer Diógenes Brito. How? By being a facilitator, steward, and connoisseur.
Jacinda Walker on Diversity in Design Education
Jacinda Walker discusses research findings from her thesis, Design Journeys: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design Disciplines
Eli Silva Montgomery: Strategic Storytelling for Designers
How to Align User Research Presentations for Decision Making
Geoff Edwards Recipe for a Great Creative
What does it take to be a great creative? Geoff Edwards, Co-Head of Creative at CAA gives us his take.
Redesigning Nigerian Mobile Banking: A Minimalist Approach
I thought it would be nice to create something different, simple, easy to use, intuitive and sleek without jeopardizing the user experience as well.
Creatives Kill to Work Here
Chandelier Creative built a site that’s meant to attract talent as much as clients. And that’s where their approach to attraction caught my attention.
Senogo Akpem and UX Multi-Culturalism
Explore the effect that multiculturalism has on user interface design with Senogo Akpem.
Sculpting a Story from Clay
Era Ceramics asks us to slow down and appreciate the process and product that provides the backdrop for the food that we’re blessed with
Buy the Fisherman, Not the Fish
Drifters Fish focuses the messaging and imagery in their UX on the origin of the product rather than the product itself
Kickstarter is Growing Into a Way of Life
Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site, has grown into a place of creativity with business funding being a means to an end.
UX Analysis of a Creative Exhibition
We’re doing a brief in-site on the promotional site for the Massey University Exposure Exhibition
Analyzing the UX of a Research Site
We’re looking into the design and layout of the homepage and make some assumptions on what was prioritized and why the design decisions were made.
2 HUGE Reasons PROS Film At Different Focal Lengths
Music video director Chrystopher Rhodes shares some tips about filming at different focal lengths
High-End Beauty Retouching In Photoshop and Capture One Pro
Prince Meyson gives a tutorial on High-End Beauty Retouching In Photoshop and Capture One Pro
How To Retouch Dark Skin
How to retouch dark skin is a new series where Prince Meyson goes over how to retouch images of dark skinned people.
Frequency Separation Technique || Outdoor Beauty Retouching
Prince Meyson shows you the best frequency separation technique and how to achieve amazing results with it.
The Ultimate Guide To Dodge And Burn
Prince Meyson explaining Dodge and Burn and sharing his dodge and burn technique using the curves adjustment layer.
Awundibone and how rape culture reduces women's experiences
Thandiwe Msebenzi talks about her photography work as well as an upcoming VR public performance.
Joshua Kissi - Reflecting Identity
A first generation Ghanaian-American, Joshua champions communities of color by depicting them truthfully.
Mutua Matheka Photo Critiques
Mutua Matheka goes through some photos and gives a brief critique. There are some great learning lessons in composition and attention to detail
How to Make Time For Your Passion Project
The time before work and after work is golden, and it’s completely yours to schedule. Choose to spend some of that time on your passion project.
Establishing New Procedures to Address Algorithmic Bias
Building an inclusive future driven by artificial intelligence demands that we understand algorithmic bias. By Shadrick Addy
How to give your brand the best call to action
Jonathan McFadden urges us to pair every piece of content you write with a clear and compelling call to action. Always. Every time. Everywhere.
Immediately Refresh Your Brain, Restore High-Level Thinking
Mental clarity can escape anyone. Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens. It’s your ability to recover that matters.
Why short writing is the best writing - for you and everyone
Short writing is the best writing. It’s essential your words are effective, clear and brief if they are to cut through the clutter. Emphasis on brief.
Corporate America Won't Buy that your Favorite Title is Dad
The most daunting challenge I faced was transitioning from my position at Nike to the more purposeful role of full-time stay-at-home father.
Interview with ivorian architect issa diabaté
Issa diabaté is an architect from ivory coast who, together with guillaume koffi, leads koffi & diabaté architectes.
Betty Reid Soskin & Luvvie Ajayi | 2018 MAKERS Conference
96-year-old Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin interviewed by Luvvie Ajayi, Author, Speaker, and Digital Strategist, about her incredible life of service
Carla Harris | The 2016 MAKERS Conference
Morgan Stanley, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director & Senior Client Advisor, Carla Harris, speaks at The 2016 MAKERS Conference
A Place to Call Home
Jenifer Daniels speaks about how all the cities chosen by Amazon all have dedicated human and financial capital in their efforts to create ‘place.’
Don't sell your story. Tell your story.
The art of storytelling is an invaluable tool for any business or individual savvy enough to use it.
What it’s really like being radically transparent
Maurice Cherry speaks with Buffer about how they maintain a radically transparent work environment
Africa could be the leapfrog continent
The way we’re designing cities is changing. Here’s some advice from a leading architect at the inaugural Design Commons.
Turning back the stigma against the Hooded black male
Freelance photographer, Myles Loftin, addresses the harsh reality of racial profiling through art.
An Incomplete Manifesto For Growth
“Manifesto.” is an ongoing project that leaves the final result to one side so as to focus on the creative process.
Is The Internet Killing Truth?
Satchell Drakes speaks about the modern state of media and the strengths and failures of small voices having more power.
Creativity and Internet Presence
Satchell Drakes speaks about living your creative life on and off the internet.
Write it Real Good: Tips for communicating your creativity
A few tips for creatives who struggle with writing about their creative projects. Written by brand journalist, Jonathan McFadden.
Can We Be Too Inspired?
Discussing the popularity of "Inspiration Porn" among us and how "Idea Debt" can be very dangerous.
Catt Small | Bootstrapping communities
Catt Small builds communities in the tech world, where women and minorities are notoriously underrepresented
How Timbaland Revolutionized R&B + Hip-Hop and then Himself
Timberland has fallen in love with the art form again and sets his sights on a new goal: create a classic.
The Identity Crisis - What Does It Mean to be a Leader?
Effie Brown teaches us how to embrace being an outsider in our leadership roles.
Kristy Tillman: Inviting Yourself to the Table
Instead of asking for permission or waiting for opportunities to magically unfold before us Kristy challenges us to make our own opportunities.
Hank Willis Thomas: Work in Society’s Subconscious
Thomas shares the repurposing of iconic brand imagery as a commentary on race and class, particularly in regard to African-American males.
The Hidden Danger of Confusing Outputs for Outcome
Wil Reynolds shares how he learned to put a "lid on his hustle" and made sure his values weren't compromised as his company grew.
Kimberly Bryant: The Hidden Biases of Good People
Black Girls Code founder Bryant shares how pervasive biases are in our society and how that affects our careers and our culture.
Casey Gerald: Don’t Wait for Permission
Instead of “marching off in pinstripe suits to slave away in a cubicle,” they set out to put their MBAs to work helping entrepreneurs.
Wendy Calhoun – Diversity and Empathy
Wendy Calhoun, writer and executive producer of Edgewood Place Entertainment, refuses to tell color-blind stories
Steve Stoute – Signal and Noise
Steve Stoute, founder and CEO of Translation, considers how diversity and inclusion have informed his role as a marketer and communicator
Franklin Leonard - It Starts With Story
Franklin Leonard started an email chain that changed the film industry: the Black List, an annual survey of the best unproduced screenplays
Fred Nelson - He Who Dances on Wood
One man's search for joy has culminated in a constant experience of rhythm in the world around him. His rhythmic world has many lessons to learn from.
Great Brand Integration with Tamaya Petteway
Tamaya Petteway of Endemol Shine North America gives us a look at the potential of great brand integration.
Satchell Drakes on Letting Things Go
Satchell Drakes gives some good advice on letting things go. "War can not happen between the humble and the humble."
Ashley Ford and Risk Taking
Ashley Ford teaches about risk taking through her personal experience at the AIGA Design Conference
The "Always On" Creative Mind
Mutua Matheka speaks about the creative problem of an "always on mind"
Glen Singleton 3% Conference Video
Glen Singleton preaches the nuances of belonging versus inclusion in a video for The Drum from the 3% Conference.
How to Make Time For Your Passion Project
The time before work and after work is golden, and it’s completely yours to schedule. Choose to spend some of that time on your passion project.
Establishing New Procedures to Address Algorithmic Bias
Building an inclusive future driven by artificial intelligence demands that we understand algorithmic bias. By Shadrick Addy
How to give your brand the best call to action
Jonathan McFadden urges us to pair every piece of content you write with a clear and compelling call to action. Always. Every time. Everywhere.
Virgil Abloh, “Insert Complicated Title Here”
Virgil Abloh (Rockford, IL 1980) is an architect, engineer, creative director, and designer.
SVA Impact! | Marquise Stillwell
Marquise shares the projects and mission that make up his company Openbox
SVA Impact! | Shanti Mathew
Shanti Matthews shares how the Public Policy Lab helped the Lousiville, Kentucky government address the opioid epidemic.
How to Draw & Paint a Starry Unicorn
Unicorns? Outer space? Why not both! In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we'll mix fantasy elements in an otherworldly portrait.
SVA Impact! | Marquise on empathy
When it comes to diversity and inclusion, empathy isn't enough. We need everyone involved, not a select few speaking for the viewpoint of others
George Aye | Design Educations Big Gap
George Aye drops a ton of jewels in this presentation for the AIGA. Don't skip this one.
Why Designers Should Be the Smartest People on the Planet
There is one phrase that all of the youth I have mentored over the years have heard me say at some point: readers are leaders.
Immediately Refresh Your Brain, Restore High-Level Thinking
Mental clarity can escape anyone. Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens. It’s your ability to recover that matters.
Draw & Paint a Galaxy Afro Portrait
Afros are beautiful—and so is space! Let's put them together in this galaxy-inspired portrait tutorial
What Figma’s $25M raise means for designers in Africa
Figma isn’t a Nigerian company, however the impact it’s having on the startup scene here means I have to share this news with everyone.
Visual Language in Brand Design
Understand how a multiplicity of elements fit, form, and resonate with one another to create an impactful and unified message for its viewers.
An AMA with Thomas Lowry on the Figma Africa Slack Group
An AMA Session with Thomas Lowry on the Figma Africa Slack Group
Redesigning Nigerian Mobile Banking: A Minimalist Approach
I thought it would be nice to create something different, simple, easy to use, intuitive and sleek without jeopardizing the user experience as well.
How to Create a 3D Floral Collage in Photoshop & Lightroom
In this tutorial Kaylan Michael will show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a colorful 3D floral collage featuring a beautiful woman.
"Draw Me!" Series: Afro Puffs
Learn how to navigate Adobe Illustrator's dynamic interface to in order to create high quality digital art.
Why short writing is the best writing - for you and everyone
Short writing is the best writing. It’s essential your words are effective, clear and brief if they are to cut through the clutter. Emphasis on brief.
3 Good Reasons Why Sales and Marketing Need Good Design
How does graphic design work with sales and marketing? Why does good design matter? Why is it worth investing the time and energy?
Use these tricks and become a logo expert
Tips and tricks for designers who want to become identity professionals. Hopefully, it will help give some directions as regard topnotch logo design.
2 HUGE Reasons PROS Film At Different Focal Lengths
Music video director Chrystopher Rhodes shares some tips about filming at different focal lengths
Art for All: Celebrate Diversity in Design-Vol 7
Celebrate the work of these great artists. Each with their own unique background, they draw inspiration from their culture create phenomenal designs.
Corporate America Won't Buy that your Favorite Title is Dad
The most daunting challenge I faced was transitioning from my position at Nike to the more purposeful role of full-time stay-at-home father.
Interview with ivorian architect issa diabaté
Issa diabaté is an architect from ivory coast who, together with guillaume koffi, leads koffi & diabaté architectes.
Designing a Pitch Deck in Figma
At hotels.ng, one of the many ways we use Figma Design tool is using it to design corporate documents.
The Black Aesthetic Vol 1: Creative Unrest
We talk about the Black Aesthetics and the energy behind Black art. "Creative Unrest" is not a term that I coined but it is applicable to this.
MLK Memorial Design
This focuses on MLK. We explore memorial design, the influence of the civil rights movement on Star Trek, and the lost narrative of MLK.
Ethnomathematics
This episode of Designing From The Margins is about Ethnomathematics.
How to Draw a Truck in Adobe Illustrator
Ayana Campbell Smith sharing a sped up version of this fun moving truck illustration
How to Draw a Car in Adobe Illustrator
Ayana Campbell Smith sharing a sped up version of this simple car illustration.
Creating an Animated Channel Intro w/Character in Adobe AE
Check out this timelapse of Ayana Campbell Smith creating her new channel introduction in Adobe After Effects
4 Black Creatives: Importance of Cultivating Community
The creative technology industry has a diversity problem. How to solve it?
Creative Brain on Silence (How Solitude Inspires Creativity)
Silence is one of the most under-appreciated creativity tools. Spending time unplugged, disconnected, in silence improves your focus, and creativity.
Betty Reid Soskin & Luvvie Ajayi | 2018 MAKERS Conference
96-year-old Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin interviewed by Luvvie Ajayi, Author, Speaker, and Digital Strategist, about her incredible life of service
Carla Harris | The 2016 MAKERS Conference
Morgan Stanley, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director & Senior Client Advisor, Carla Harris, speaks at The 2016 MAKERS Conference
How to Create a Black History Month Collage in Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a collage for Black History Month and how to retouch the artwork in Adobe Lightroom.
Design Journeys | Robert Savon Pious
An examination of the work of artist, illustrator and designer, Robert Savon Pious.
Do Logos Need to Always Be Deceptively Simple?
Logos are informed by the vision & mission of a brand, company or organization. When done right & executed consistently, it takes on life of its own.
30 Days of Illustration
It all started with a Youtube video and ended with 1000 new Instagram followers. Here’s the story behind my 30 days of Illustration.
10 Steps To Increase Diversity In Design Right Now
Jacinda Walker shares 10 things designers and managers can do to make the industry more diverse.
Minorities in Design w/ Douglas Davis Live-Stream
Livestream w/ co-host, author, professor, Douglas Davis as we discuss what it means to be a Person of Color in design.
Design Journeys | Husani Oakley
“Design Journeys” is a collection of stories about the professional lives, contributions, and portfolios of designers from under-represented groups
High-End Beauty Retouching In Photoshop and Capture One Pro
Prince Meyson gives a tutorial on High-End Beauty Retouching In Photoshop and Capture One Pro
24 Things You Don’t Know About Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson has mastered the art of “theatrical typography” and shared it through award-winning editorials, posters and signage for nearly 35 years
Letter to a Junior Designer
Eli Silva Montgomery speaks about the things he wished he knew the first day of his design journey.
A Place to Call Home
Jenifer Daniels speaks about how all the cities chosen by Amazon all have dedicated human and financial capital in their efforts to create ‘place.’
The UX Design VLOG
Jarrod Ausborne videos of his design thoughts. Talking about the things he's experienced in his career.
How To Retouch Dark Skin
How to retouch dark skin is a new series where Prince Meyson goes over how to retouch images of dark skinned people.
Frequency Separation Technique || Outdoor Beauty Retouching
Prince Meyson shows you the best frequency separation technique and how to achieve amazing results with it.
The Ultimate Guide To Dodge And Burn
Prince Meyson explaining Dodge and Burn and sharing his dodge and burn technique using the curves adjustment layer.
Don't sell your story. Tell your story.
The art of storytelling is an invaluable tool for any business or individual savvy enough to use it.
What it’s really like being radically transparent
Maurice Cherry speaks with Buffer about how they maintain a radically transparent work environment
Don’t Pursue Perfection, Pursue Progress
Thomas Oppong speaks on the folly of the pursuit of perfection and asks us to focus on progress instead.
Awundibone and how rape culture reduces women's experiences
Thandiwe Msebenzi talks about her photography work as well as an upcoming VR public performance.
Fairness, the power of fragility and collaboration
"Designers are constantly collaborating with other people to create things and they're constantly pushing towards reaching a broader audience."
Africa could be the leapfrog continent
The way we’re designing cities is changing. Here’s some advice from a leading architect at the inaugural Design Commons.
The Future of Creativity in the Age of Automation
Wolff Olins' CEO IJE NWOKORIE's presents: "The Future of Creativity in the Age of Automation" at the 2015 AIGA Design Conference in New Orleans.
Rhea Combs | The power of the image
Rhea L. Combs is curator of photography and film at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Turning back the stigma against the Hooded black male
Freelance photographer, Myles Loftin, addresses the harsh reality of racial profiling through art.
An Incomplete Manifesto For Growth
“Manifesto.” is an ongoing project that leaves the final result to one side so as to focus on the creative process.
Is The Internet Killing Truth?
Satchell Drakes speaks about the modern state of media and the strengths and failures of small voices having more power.
Creativity and Internet Presence
Satchell Drakes speaks about living your creative life on and off the internet.
2017 South Africa Creative Bootcamp - The One Club
Multicultural students from diverse backgrounds in locations around the world have the opportunity to work with the best agencies and creatives,
Design Notes Podcast: Episode 03 Highlights
Darlene Okpo, the duo behind New York-based fashion label William Okpo, detail what gives their line its identity
Power of Storytelling in Product Design & Business Strategy
Product vision serves as a tangible artifact that provides teams a 10,000 foot view and aligns them around a shared North Star to inspire innovation.
Kaylan Michael Photoshop Collage Tutorial
Kayan Michael teaches us how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a colorful, futuristic collage featuring a beautiful woman.
Write it Real Good: Tips for communicating your creativity
A few tips for creatives who struggle with writing about their creative projects. Written by brand journalist, Jonathan McFadden.
Creatives Kill to Work Here
Chandelier Creative built a site that’s meant to attract talent as much as clients. And that’s where their approach to attraction caught my attention.
Can We Be Too Inspired?
Discussing the popularity of "Inspiration Porn" among us and how "Idea Debt" can be very dangerous.
Growing Local: Designing Sustainable Food Businesses
How can local businesses support food entrepreneurs and design new systems that promote sustainability and inclusivity?
Amos Kennedy | Why thinking outside the box is wrong
"You change the world every day. Change it for the good,” says letterpress printer Amos Kennedy.
Catt Small | Bootstrapping communities
Catt Small builds communities in the tech world, where women and minorities are notoriously underrepresented
Emmett McBain | 2017 AIGA Medalist
Emmett McBain: for his revolutionary design leadership ​and profound social impact in ​​cofounding Burrell-McBain Advertising.
Design Justice Practice: Spreading Power
What happens when design aims to bulldoze privileges + break down power dynamics?
Design journeys: Aldrena Corder on Little Brown Girl
Aldrena Corder’s thesis work, “Little Brown Girl” is a series of essays and stories based on her personal experiences as a Black woman in America
Chuck D | 2016 AIGA Design Conference
“Design is everything is design” —Public Enemy’s Chuck D. “Art can create reality. I commend you, I salute you, I want to use your power.”
Why ADD Is a Superpower | Jason Mayden on Impact Theory
Jason Mayden did 1,000 sketches a day and became the first African American to land a design internship with Nike.
Jason Mayden | The rise of the creative class
Jason Mayden is a designer (with a 13-year stint at Nike, among others), sports junkie, bookworm, and social innovator.
J. Dontrese Brown | Be bold in our actions
"When you start to understand the business, they begin to trust you and you begin to lead" —What it takes for in-house designers to be successful.
Diógenes Brito | Design as a service | 2016 AIGA Conference
“Design for the world you want to live in,” says designer + engineer Diógenes Brito. How? By being a facilitator, steward, and connoisseur.
How Timbaland Revolutionized R&B + Hip-Hop and then Himself
Timberland has fallen in love with the art form again and sets his sights on a new goal: create a classic.
Jacinda Walker on Diversity in Design Education
Jacinda Walker discusses research findings from her thesis, Design Journeys: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design Disciplines
Eli Silva Montgomery: Strategic Storytelling for Designers
How to Align User Research Presentations for Decision Making
The Identity Crisis - What Does It Mean to be a Leader?
Effie Brown teaches us how to embrace being an outsider in our leadership roles.
Kristy Tillman: Inviting Yourself to the Table
Instead of asking for permission or waiting for opportunities to magically unfold before us Kristy challenges us to make our own opportunities.
Hank Willis Thomas: Work in Society’s Subconscious
Thomas shares the repurposing of iconic brand imagery as a commentary on race and class, particularly in regard to African-American males.
The Hidden Danger of Confusing Outputs for Outcome
Wil Reynolds shares how he learned to put a "lid on his hustle" and made sure his values weren't compromised as his company grew.
Kimberly Bryant: The Hidden Biases of Good People
Black Girls Code founder Bryant shares how pervasive biases are in our society and how that affects our careers and our culture.
Casey Gerald: Don’t Wait for Permission
Instead of “marching off in pinstripe suits to slave away in a cubicle,” they set out to put their MBAs to work helping entrepreneurs.
Joshua Kissi - Reflecting Identity
A first generation Ghanaian-American, Joshua champions communities of color by depicting them truthfully.
Wendy Calhoun – Diversity and Empathy
Wendy Calhoun, writer and executive producer of Edgewood Place Entertainment, refuses to tell color-blind stories
Steve Stoute – Signal and Noise
Steve Stoute, founder and CEO of Translation, considers how diversity and inclusion have informed his role as a marketer and communicator
Franklin Leonard - It Starts With Story
Franklin Leonard started an email chain that changed the film industry: the Black List, an annual survey of the best unproduced screenplays
Fred Nelson - He Who Dances on Wood
One man's search for joy has culminated in a constant experience of rhythm in the world around him. His rhythmic world has many lessons to learn from.
Geoff Edwards Recipe for a Great Creative
What does it take to be a great creative? Geoff Edwards, Co-Head of Creative at CAA gives us his take.
Great Brand Integration with Tamaya Petteway
Tamaya Petteway of Endemol Shine North America gives us a look at the potential of great brand integration.
Senogo Akpem and UX Multi-Culturalism
Explore the effect that multiculturalism has on user interface design with Senogo Akpem.
Satchell Drakes on Letting Things Go
Satchell Drakes gives some good advice on letting things go. "War can not happen between the humble and the humble."
Mutua Matheka Photo Critiques
Mutua Matheka goes through some photos and gives a brief critique. There are some great learning lessons in composition and attention to detail