Ola Olusoga

Website: https://olaolusoga.com/ Twitter: @olaolusoga Who is Ola Olusoga? “Hi there, I’m Ola Olusoga, a creative problem solver who spends a good chunk of time at the intersect of design, business, and marketing. I believe in creating useful solutions that empower people to do more.” (source, edited)

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Melody Nieves

Website: http://melodynieves.com/ Twitter: @mellonieves Who is Melody Nieves? “I’m a digital artist with big hair and an even bigger passion for creativity. I started digitally painting back in 2006 and have been in love ever since. When I’m not painting I’m a regular contributor to some of my favorite design blogs. My Work I like […]

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Shayne Cuffy

Website: https://www.shaynecuffy.net/ Twitter: @shaynecuffy Who is Shayne Cuffy? “Over the last seventeen years, I’ve created award-winning high ROI lead generation campaigns, designed customer-centric apps and digital platforms, managed marketing and design functions and developed industry-leading brands across different channels to improve commercial performance and sales effectiveness. I am a highly creative, passionate, innovative and methodical […]

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Omoju Miller

Website: http://omojumiller.com/ Twitter: @omojumiller Who is Omoju Miller? “Omoju Miller is a Machine Learning engineer with Github. In the past, she has co-led the non-profit investment in Computer Science Education for Google and served as a volunteer advisor to the Obama administration’s White House Presidential Innovation Fellows. She is a member of the World Economic […]

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Ric Edwards

Website: https://ricedwards.carbonmade.com/ Twitter: @ricbreeze Who is Ric Edwards? “A foundation in design coupled with an intense cultural awareness has led to concept development, marketing strategy, experience design and creative direction for elite brands. I believe that brand experiences exist beyond digital and physical interactions. With over 10 years as lead on countless projects, I have […]

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Opal Lynch

Website: https://www.opallynch.com/ Twitter: @opalalynch Who is Opal Lynch? “I am a visual problem solver. My small business marketing design experience has honed my attention to detail and stoked my passion for branding. I have experience with print and web including, but not limited to publications, catalogs, posters, logos, marketing collateral, web banners, HTML emails, WordPress, […]

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James Scott

Website: https://jamescscott.io/ Twitter: @JamesCScottIII Who is James Scott? “My name is James. I am a Software Engineer who has been blessed with an interesting journey since I left Virginia that took me to Portland, Oregon and to Silicon Valley. Now, I reside in the Washington, D.C. metro area. I really like to dabble in everything.” […]

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Rachel Walker

Website: http://rachel-walker.info/ Twitter: @Raychatter Who is Rachel Walker? “I love challenges, continuous improvement, and using technology to create a positive impact on society. I happily work at a company the provides me with all of those things (and more). Outside of business hours, I can usually be found riding my bicycle, exploring new places, or […]

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Isaiah Andrew

Website: http://isaiahpandrew.com/ Twitter: @isaiahandrew Who is Isaiah Andrew? “Hi, I’m Isaiah, an experience design director with a focus in interactive retail product design. I’m currently the UX ACD for the Interactive Design team at Apple. I also co-founded and am an advisor at Advocate, a political advocacy, awareness and education platform. Previously, I was the […]

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Rae James

Website: http://thisisrae.com/ Twitter: @hithisisrae Who is Rae James? “Hi, I’m Rae. I’m an Art Director & Designer based in my hometown of New York City. I like crafting relatable experiences that are steeped in culture to tell authentic stories. When I’m not busy making things, I can be found taking long walks in cities near […]

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Henri Lotin

Website: https://lotincorp.biz/ Twitter: @lotincorp Who is Henri Loftin? “I’m the Creative Director and the Co-Founder of Lotin Corp. in Douala, Cameroon. And since October 2014, I’m the Founder of Lotin Corp. Academy. Passionate, I’ve begun graphic design in 2009, by designing my late father’s project folder, under Lotin Corp. label. I’m now graduated from the […]

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Farai Madzima

Website: https://faraimadzima.com/ Twitter: @farai_uxguy Who is Farai Madzima? “I’m Farai Madzima, a Zimbabwean UX designer, conference organiser, and speaker living in Canada. INTERACTION DESIGN I hang with the logistics experience design leadership team at Shopify, where we’re building next-generation ecommerce tools that make commerce easier for everyone. In a past life, in South Africa, I […]

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Starline Hodge

Website: http://www.starlinehodge.com/ Twitter: @starlinex Who is Starline Hodge? “Hi, I’m Starline. I was born and raised in Miami, FL, but currently live in Los Angeles. I earned a BA in Digital Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, where I learned that I’d like to make cool drawings and graphics all day. I’m formally […]

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Rodney Crimes

Website: https://madebycrimes.com Twitter: @RodneyCrimes Who is Rodney Crimes? “Hello, I’m a hybrid designer who specializes in developing brands, products, and print/digital marketing. I’ve been fortunate to work for an array of agencies and companies such as Resource Ammirati, IBM, DSW, WD Partners and Nationwide. I have learned a great deal from my decade of experience […]

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Symoné Austin

Website: https://symoneaustin.com/ Twitter: @SymoneAustin Who is Symoné Austin? “I have an artistic background so visual appeal is always a priority. But above aesthetics is usability. I aim to create experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone. In order to make that happen, I enjoy seeking out problems or areas needing of growth and finding creative […]

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Elon Blackwell

Website: https://elonblackwell.com/ Twitter: @elonblackwell Who is Elon Blackwell? “With 25+ years of graphic design experience, I understand the importance of delivering projects on-time and on-budget without compromising the creative side of the marketing message. I’m always looking for ways to contribute to new creative endeavors, sharing my passion for brand identity and consumer focused design. […]

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Lenora Porter

Website: https://www.lenoraporter.com/ Twitter: @lenoraporter_ Who is Lenora Porter? “I am a woman in tech breaking stereotypes and taking names. Without a technical background, I hustled my way into tech and redefined what it means to be a multi-passionate creative in a world of technology. I’ve blended my passion for art, technology, and psychology into a […]

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Garrick Gibson

Website: http://gibsoncreative.net/ Twitter: @garrickgibson Who is Garrick Gibson? “By utilizing pictures, symbols, colors and words to simplify complex issues, tell a story, communicate ideas and create understanding in a compelling way, I offer over 15 years of experience in the field visual communications. As a “Creative Geek,” Visual Communicator and Publisher—with career experience in marketing […]

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Lauren Black

Website: http://www.lrnblk.com/ Twitter: @LRNBLK000000 Who is Lauren Black? “I’m a Chicago born / Los Angeles based Designer bringing a background in Visual Design along for the ride, with nearly 10 years of experience complimented by social media strategy and experiential marketing. From end to end, I aim to craft truly satisfying, intuitive, and empowering experiences […]

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Jarrod Ausborne

Website: https://www.behance.net/kiddswoosh/ Twitter: @KiddSwoosh Who is Jarrod Ausborne? “As a designer, my biggest passion is building user-centered functional products but also helping UX designers grow. Teaching them to understand that their main skill is not Sketch or Photoshop. But the ability to formulate an idea, brainstorm, and collaborate with their team to help improve it. […]

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Cecili Reid

Website: http://cecilireid.com/ Twitter: @cecili_reid Who is Cecili Reid? “Up until my freshmen year at Georgia Tech, my plan was to study Biomedical Engineering, attend medical school, and to become a doctor. That year, I enrolled in the dreaded Computing for Engineers course to learn Matlab. At that time, I had never programmed anything before. Despite […]

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Brion Mills

Website: https://www.behance.net/bmills Twitter: @brionkeith Who is Brion Mills? “I’m a UI Developer, passionate about designing multi-device user interfaces, with extensive knowledge of HTML5, CSS3/Sass CSS-precompiler, Bootstrap framework and JavaScript. Additional experience and skill-sets include: CMS/development environments such as WordPress and SiteCore, as well as utilizing NPM and GIT for process automation and version control. Currently, […]

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Jasmine Orange

Website: https://www.jasmineinux.com/ Twitter: @jasmineinux Who is Jasmine Orange? “Hi Everyone! My name is Jasmine Orange. I am a UX Designer with a passion for inclusion and innovation based in Atlanta, GA. I currently work as a UX Designer at Ernst & Young on their Global Market team. I am a member of Ladies That UX, […]

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Devan Anderson

Website: http://devanondeck.com/ Twitter: @devanondeck Who is Devan Anderson? “I’m a college dropout that was one of the first employees of Snapchat, specifically on the Content team— specialized in local Los Angeles coverage as well as Fashion. Throughout my time there I learned a ton! Most notably how tech and creative can support business goals and […]

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Brittney Hopgood

Website: https://brittneyhopgood.com/ Twitter: @By_Britt Who is Brittney Hopgood? “As a life learner and generalist, I remain curious about emerging methods and perspectives within and adjacent to design. I enjoy exploring the intersection of design, strategy, and sociology. I’m passionate about creating holistic solutions across design disciplines while still remaining grounded in cultural awareness, ethical values, […]

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Aaron Colby Williams

Website: https://acwx.net/ Twitter: @aboutaaron Who is Aaron Colby Williams? “Aaron Williams is a graphics reporter at the Washington Post. He has worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Los Angeles Times. He specializes in full-stack development, data analysis and data visualization.” (source)

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Pariss Chandler

Website: https://www.blacktechpipeline.com/ Twitter: @ParissAthena Who is Pariss Chandler? “I’m creator of the hashtag and movement #BlackTechTwitter, Founder of Black Tech Pipeline (#BlackTechPipeline)- a platform bringing continued support, resources, and opportunity to the Black community in the tech industry. I began my career as a front-end developer after graduating from the Resilient Coders bootcamp. Now, while […]

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Christian Nwamba

Website: https://www.codebeast.dev/ Twitter: @codebeast Who is Christian Nwamba? “My name is Christian Nwamba, also called Codebeast. I’m a Software Engineer and love making things that might possibly work using JavaScript. I currently work as a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate🥑 at Microsoft. I was also a Developer Advocate for 2 years at Cloudinary before joining Microsoft. […]

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Olu Niyi-Awosusi

Website: https://www.opentagclosetag.com/ Twitter: @oluoluoxenfree Who is Olu Niyi-Awosusi? “I’m Olu. I live in London. I’m a frontend developer who adores JavaScript-based technologies. I’ve been in love with the internet ever since I installed dial-up on the family computer, back when NTL was still a thing and it timed out every 15 minutes! I like social enterprises, […]

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Chris Grant

Website: https://www.chrismgrant.com/ Twitter: @OnlyChrisGrant Who is Chris Grant? “A multidisciplinary product designer based primarily in SF, NY, and LA. His work has focused on search/discovery, identity, personalization, productivity, systems, and transaction experiences. He dabbles in the world of emergent consumer and enterprise tech. No soliciting please.” (source)

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Ari Curtis

Website: https://www.byaricurtis.com/ Twitter: @ari_curtis Who is Ari Curtis? “I’m a Brooklyn-based writer and designer. My writing generally explores the way media and culture interact with our lived experiences—for instance, the intersections of “reality” and reality, race and gender, and movements and the media that covers them.” (source, abridged)

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Akai Brandon Suddeth

Website: https://akaimade.com/ Twitter: @akaimade Who is Akai Brandon Suddeth? “I love making things beautiful without comprising functionality. I have a passion for creating rich web experiences. I am fortunate enough to be able to mix my skills in web development, photography, videography and branding in order to create interactive online experiences.” (source)

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Karabo Poppy Molestane

Website: https://www.behance.net/Karabo_Poppy Twitter: @karabo_poppy Who is Karabo Poppy Molestane? “Karabo Poppy Moletsane is a Gold Craft Loerie award-winning Johannesburg based Illustrator/Designer who is passionate about the preservation of the African aesthetic. She is drawn to all that makes South Africa so full of zest, culture and innovation. She also founded a creative agency called Mother Tongue […]

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Daniel Barnes

Website: http://www.danielin3d.com/ Twitter: @danielin3d Who is Daniel Barnes? “Daniel Barnes is currently a Senior Motion Designer in Atlanta with over eight years experience in content for broadcast, web, feature film, social, trade shows and specialty multi-screen displays. His experience with static design, motion design, 2D/3D animation, photography, video and visual effects facilitate a wide variety of […]

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Danielle Meadows-Stinnett

Website: https://lexoctane.com/ Twitter: @octanedesigns Who is Danielle Meadows-Stinnett? “Hi I’m Danielle! I love broadway musicals, decaf coffee, air guitar solos, chorale music and live MMA. I choose to mimic my Creator, live humbly & laugh often. I’ve been fortunate to accumulate amazing colleagues and business partnerships that could help your business make deeper connections to your […]

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Blake Johnson

Website: http://blakejohnson.brandyourself.com/ Twitter: @blake41 Who is Blake Johnson? “Blake is a self-taught developer who has been coding and teaching others to code for the past 6 years. He was one of the first employees of the Flatiron School and led its partnership with the Tech Talent Pipeline of NYC creating a free version of the […]

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Darin Michelle

Website: http://darinmichelle.com Twitter: @darinmichelle Who is Darin Michelle? “Native Annapolitan, Darin Gilliam (also known as Darin Michelle), graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. She has worked professionally as an independent Graphic Designer for 10+ years. In an effort to create […]

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April Rashad

Website: http://www.aprilrashaddesign.com Twitter: @AprilRashad Who is April Rashad? “I’m passionate about creating brand experiences that engage audiences and drive results. With 6 years working in the design field, I’ve contributed to diverse institutions and companies by creating strong designs using color, typography and layout, providing art direction and delivering dynamic designs, including info-graphics that have […]

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Geoffrey Crowell

Website: http://www.gcrowell-fx.com/ Twitter: @mistag1982 Who is Geoffrey Crowell? “I am a VFX, Motion Graphics, and Storyboard Artist with experience in Feature Films, Television, and Commercials. In addition, I also have experience in Print, Web, and UI/UX Design. I have had the pleasure of producing work for a diverse array of companies worldwide, and have enjoyed […]

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Darlene Brown

Website: http://www.dchristinedesign.com/ Twitter: @DCDesign_com Who is Darlene Brown? “My specialty is front-end web design and development, creating your dream design in Photoshop and turning it into beautiful, clean HTML & CSS. My passion for design is only challenged by the allure of making it extend beyond the flat and static and into the interactive, though […]

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Benjamin Earl Evans

Website: http://benjaminevans.com/ Twitter: @benjamineevans Who is Benjamin Earl Evans? “Benjamin Earl Evans is a inclusive design lead – a new breed of problem solvers tackling issues like racism, sexism and bias. He uses design thinking to help everyone – from creative professionals to business leaders – create more inclusive products and services. Currently, he works […]

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Brittany Bosco

Website: http://www.hellobos.co/ Twitter: @helloBOSCO Who is Brittany Bosco? “Since first singing in church at the age of four, BOSCO has grown into one of Atlanta’s baddest female artists, continuously pushing the boundaries of culture and music. She’s quickly become an artistic powerhouse with her recently-launched new creative agency, SLUG, that was profiled by Fast Company. […]

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Hammed Okunade

Website: https://okunadegoodman.com/ Twitter: @OkunadeGoodMan Who is Hammed Okunade? “I live to create clean, smart and functional design, with a focus on Branding and Editorial Design. When I’m not designing or eating Shawarma, I’m roaming streets, taking photos of architecture and everyday life. Other times, I gush over brilliant storytelling in film (and all the typography […]

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Cara Michell

Website: http://caramichell.com Twitter: @MichellCara Who is Cara Michell? “Cara Michell is an urban planner with a background in sculpture from Princeton University’s visual arts program. She currently practices planning at WXY Studio in New York. Her conceptual art work has been exhibited with the design collective, Intelligent Mischief, at the Boston University Art Galleries. She […]

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Ian Forrester

Website: https://cubicgarden.com/ Twitter: @cubicgarden Who is Ian Forrester? “Ian Forrester is a well known character on the digital scene in the UK and Europe. Living in Manchester, UK, he works for the BBC’s R&D Future Experiences team. He specialises in open innovation and new disruptive opportunities; by creating tangible value with open engagement and collaborations with […]

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Arneice Hart

Website: https://www.arneice.com/ Twitter: @arneicehart Who is Arneice Hart? “Hi, I’m Arneice, a multidisciplinary designer, and Sr. Product Designer at Capital One Bank, in Washington, DC. I’ve spent the last 10 years connecting innovative brands, like Google, ClassPass, Karma, and Vita Coco, to audiences that crave a functional, yet beautiful, digital experience. In the process, I’ve developed […]

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Glenford Laughton

Website: https://glenfordlaughton.com/ Twitter: @GGLaughton Who is Glenford Laughton? “With over 20 years of industry experience, I have worked as a graphic designer with start-ups, corporations, design agencies, marketing companies and individuals from across the world. I love creating effective compelling visual solutions and I bring in-depth industry expertise and multi-disciplinary skills to any project. I believe […]

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Jade Purple Brown

Website: http://www.jadepurplebrown.com Twitter: @jadepurplebrown Who is Jade Purple Brown? “Jade Purple Brown is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Art Director based in New York. Specializing in graphic design, illustration, and brand image for fashion, beauty, and art based brands. Using bold blocks of color and strong female figures, Jade creates dynamic art that encourages herself and […]

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Adrian Grant

Website: http://adriangrant.org/ Twitter: @AdrianGrant Who is Adrian Grant? “I paid for college by cutting hair, selling Hip Hop beats, and modding cell phones. Ohh wait, that’s two truths and a lie. You’re not here for that…you want a business summary so here goes… 🔸I love startups and helping startup founders succeed 🔸 My decade plus career […]

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Jessica Rycheal

Website: http://www.jessicarycheal.com Twitter: @JessicaRycheal Who is Jessica Rycheal? “Jessica Rycheal is a Southern interdisciplinary visual story-teller and Art Director based in Seattle, Washington. Rycheal received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Georgia Southern University. After spending a few years cultivating her talents in the southeast, Rycheal relocated to Seattle. She’s carved space […]

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Erwin Hines

Website: https://basicagency.com/ Twitter: @erwinhines Who is Erwin Hines? “I am a Creative Director at BASIC where I help develop brand programs and digital platforms for companies like Google, Beats By Dre, Nixon, L’Oreal and more.” (source)

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Erin Newby

Website: https://www.erinnewby.com/ Twitter: @Erin_Newby Who is Erin Newby? “I’m currently a product designer at Nasdaq. I have experience in many different industries and across multiple platforms. In addition to designing mobile products I advocate for accessibility — and, in my downtime, you can find me with my nose in a book with a freshly brewed cup […]

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Micah Carroll

Website: https://micahcarroll.com/Twitter: @_micahcarroll Who is Micah Carroll? Hi, i’m Micah and currently i’m deeply interested in product design and development. when i say development i mean front end, because i just love css. I found my way into design realm from making forum signatures for free and then eventually coding my own website. that was […]

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Ovetta Sampson

Website: http://www.ovetta-sampson.com/Twitter: @writingprincess Who is Ovetta Sampson? “After decades of failing and succeeding forward I’m finally living my best life. As a Design Research Lead at IDEO here in Chicago I am blessed to collaborate with some of the most talented, kind and uber smart people as we create a human-centered designed future.I am beyond […]

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Addison Spears

Website: https://addspears.com/Twitter: @AddSpears Who is Addison Spears? As an experienced designer and creative strategist equipped with an MBA, I am deeply passionate about working with people to make their vision a reality. I love projects where I can help people reach their audience, express their message, and create unique ways to connect their organization and […]

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Nina Simmons

Website: https://www.ninasimmons.com Twitter: @ninasimmons716 Who is Nina Simmons? “I’m a insightful visionary that has a passion for art direction, creative design, and event planning. I love to spend my time decorating, cooking delicious meals and hosting dinner par-tays! I have over ten years of professional design experience working with corporate entities as well as entrepreneurs […]

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Joaille Araujo

Website: http://www.joaillearaujo.com Twitter: @jdparaujo Who is Joaille Araujo? “I’m a user experience designer determined to use my ability to build relationships and analyze behavior to help me create tools, products, and experiences that make people’s lives easier. My designs allow users to find important information quickly in order to make well-informed decisions.” (source)

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Oscar Joyo

Website: https://www.oscarjoyoart.com Twitter: @oscarjoyo Who is Oscar Joyo? “At a young age, he was introduced to art by his mother but his passion grew through animation, comic books, video games and film. He moved to the United States in 2000 from Malawi and lived in South Bend, Indiana where he continued to pursue art to […]

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Valerie A. Williams

Website: https://ohsdesign.com Twitter: @onehipsista Who is Valerie A. Williams? “I’ve been blessed to provide creative web, print and branding expertise and beyond for major corporations, entertainers and professional athletes since 1998. I’m passionate about supporting my clients with creative that reflects and represents who they are but more importantly, where they are destined to go. […]

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Aaron Cowdery

Website: https://www.aaroncowdery.com Twitter: @ChakraXcartoons Who is Aaron Cowdery? “Aaron Cowdery, based in the greater New York City area, has been working in the animation industry since 2012. Originally from the Philly suburbs, Aaron is passionate about the storytelling and problem-solving qualities of animation. Graduating with a BFA in Animation from the University of the Arts […]

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Awuradwoa Afful

Website: http://www.awuradwoa-afful.com Twitter: @rajieee_ Who is Awuradwoa Afful? “Awuradwoa Afful is a graduate from Seneca College’s 3-year animation program, and carries BFA from OCAD University (Drawing and Painting). Awuradwoa (pronounced “”A-RA-JU-A””) has always had a fascination with animation since she was a child. This website demonstrates her experimentation and love for art, as she embarks […]

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Elton Leonard

Website: http://eltonleonard.com Twitter: @SonofLoveDeity Who is Elton Leonard? “Elton Leonard started professionally creating art at the age of 19. Mr. Leonard joined The American Broadcasting Company in 2006. As a graphic designer, Mr. Leonard developed and implemented marketing and branding strategies/programs globally. His role entailed designing and illustrating a broad range of design projects from […]

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Taneshia Marshall

Website: http://taneshiamarshall.com Twitter: @missTmarshall Who is Taneshia Marshall? “I have a Masters in Education and a Bachelors in Computing. I enjoy developing games, multimedia, and educational tools. Over the years I’ve worked on some pretty cool projects: interactive touchscreen games, digital learning tools, training simulations, and casino games. I love being strategic, resourceful, and get […]

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Graham Reid

Website: http://grahamreid.com Twitter: @GrahamOfLegend Who is Graham Reid? “Graham is a born and raised Jamaican who after high school traveled to the foreign lands of Savannah, GA to attend SCAD. He completed his journey with a BFA in Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics and went on to live in NYC where he currently resides. For […]

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Dreona Ross

Website: https://www.behance.net/dreona Twitter: @dreonaross Who is Dreona Ross? “Hello, my name is Dreona Ross and I am here to bring your creations and ideas to life! I am very creative and talented in all areas of design! I currently hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic & Web Design from the International University of Art & […]

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Jade Broomfield

Website: http://www.jadejbroomfield.com Twitter: @jadeINDIE Who is Jade Broomfield? “I’m a graphic and social impact designer residing in Brooklyn, New York. I also specialize in illustration and hand lettering. I love pizza, pop culture, and afro taming. I’m a great story teller who firmly believes in Black Girl Magic. I tweet my feelings and am told […]

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Ndumiso Nyoni

Website: http://ndumisonyoni.com Twitter: @ndumiso_nyoni Who is Ndumiso Nyoni? “Motion graphic designer by day and digital illustrator by night, Ndumiso is a young designer with a passion for mixing African social themes with contemporary media. Ndumiso graduated with a (Cum Laude) B.Tech Multimedia Design degree from the University of Johannesburg and went on to be chosen […]

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Donna Lamar

Website: http://www.stalkingmuses.com Twitter: @StalkingMuses Who is Donna Lamar? “Donna Lamar is an award winning creative and production professional with over 15 years of executive level management experience. She lives in Los Angeles and works with global brands and entertainment companies crafting multiplatform content from ideation through production. Transmedia storytelling is her expertise. From head of […]

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Laith Wallace

Website: http://www.laithwallace.com Twitter: @laithwallace Who is Laith Wallace? “Hi! I’m Laith. I’m a digital designer with over 7 years of experience in: User experience (UI/UX/IA) Brand & Identity Design Digital product design (web, mobile, web apps) Marketing & strategy I create products that simplify, delight and drive revenue. My passion is creating great experiences for […]

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Monique Steele

Website: http://moniquesteele.tumblr.com Twitter: @momosteele07 Who is Monique Steele? “I have always been a very nostalgia riddled person. At my core I long for days that I have already experienced, for that joy of being a kid running through the sprinklers at summertime and the pure exaltation of just growing up. I constantly strive to relive […]

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Marq Mervin

Website: http://www.marqmervin.com Twitter: @marqmervin Who is Marq Mervin? “Hey there! I’m Marq, a Multimedia Designer based in Jacksonville, Fl. I’m an alumnus from both Jacksonville University (BFA, class of ’10) and New York Institute of Technology (MFA, class of ’13). I’ve been actively designing and freelancing for over 7 years with many more to come! […]

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Carolyne Hill

Website: http://www.carolynehill.com Twitter: @chillcreate Who is Carolyne Hill? “I am an independent designer with a background in art direction and branding. Having left the corporate world in January 2016, I am now on a new creative path of discovery. 2017 has seen the launch of ChillCreate, a lifestyle brand from Brixton, London. The first capsule […]

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Todd Bennings

Website: http://heavycreative.net Twitter: @toddbennings Who is Todd Bennings? “I’m from the same place James Brown is from. So if there’s anything I can guarantee it’s the FUNK. I’m all about places where design thinking takes precedence. Where iron sharpens iron. Where learning never stops. In the midst of creatives who work hard to make special […]

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Fatimah Kabba

Website: https://www.teemah.com Twitter: @fatimahkabba Who is Fatimah Kabba? “Hi, I’m Fatimah. I’m a designer and brand writer focused on the interplay of design and technology. Leveraging narrative writing I develop projects ranging from brand systems and web experiences to interactive data visualizations and physical product designs. I’ve spent my career gaining experience in both the […]

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Udo Nkwocha

Website: http://udoka.me Twitter: @thisisudo Who is Udo Nkwocha? “Ever since I stumbled upon the article ‘How to become a hacker’ by Eric Steven Raymond I have been passionate about computers. My insatiable curiosity about technology makes me a life-long learner seeking to understand the inner-workings of complex stuff. I am particularly passionate about front-end web […]

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Maika Sozo

Website: https://www.sozomaika.com Twitter: @SOZOMAIKA Who is Maika Sozo? “SOZOMAIKA is a digital illustrator, concept artist, and 3D generalist currently based in New York City. Maika is best known for her approach towards fashion design in her character illustrations. There is a notable influence from noir and eastern design elements in her work. So far she […]

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Brandan Craft

Website: http://www.brandancraft.com Twitter: @BrandanCraft Who is Brandan Craft? “I am a practicing designer, entrepreneur, and educator. Upon completing my undergraduate studies at The University of Pittsburgh I was hired as a Visual Communication Designer on Nationwide’s Usability and Design Team. After seven years at Nationwide, I decided to attend The Ohio State University to pursue […]

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Chibu Okere

Photo: Ridz Patrick Website: http://www.chibuyum.com Twitter: @Chibuyum Who is Chibu Okere? “Chibuyum (Chibu Okere) is a Nigerian-American artist hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. His works include 2D animation, illustration, and graphic design. Currently, he is working as the artistic director at SLUG Agency. Drawing inspiration from streetwear, American pop culture, and anime, Chibuyum creates a refreshingly […]

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Daniel Dickson

Website: http://www.daniel-dickson.org Twitter: @danisalright Who is Daniel Dickson? “Dan Dickson is an Emmy award winning multi-disciplined creative director/design director with a special interest in brand identity, typography, and illustration work. He has considerable experience in brand management/development, art direction, graphic design, digital, and motion for the entertainment industry. Dan is especially effective in bridging the […]

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Free Rosas

Website: http://freedageek.github.io Twitter: @FreeDaGeek Who is Free Rosas? “Hi, my name is Free. I build beautiful & functional websites for small business clients. I have an extensive background in digital marketing and web development (front and back-end), advanced knowledge of all social media platforms, content management systems (including WordPress), as well as search engine optimization […]

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Lionel Durimel

Website: http://www.durimel.io Twitter: @lioneldurimel Who is Lionel Durimel? “Hey, I’m Lionel Durimel, a freelance Art Director and Designer from Paris. I’ve been performing digital and print design, brand identity and interactive experiences. Also part of the Awwwards jury, I had the chance to collaborate with different agencies such as ImmersiveGarden, Bonhomme & Antro. I’m a […]

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Jennifer Moy

Website: http://www.jenmoydesign.com Twitter: @MonoMonoTweets Who is Jennifer Moy? “I’m a spunky graphic designer new to the San Francisco Bay Area that has a passion for life and creativity. I enjoy the challenge of developing a solid concept and turning it into a successful design. I have an in depth understating in the marketing and advertising […]

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Erik Ford

Website: http://okayerik.com Twitter: @okayerik Who is Erik Ford? “I hail from New York City, have two beautiful children and now live in San Antonio, TX. I am also an enthusiastic New York “Football” Giants fan — Go, Big Blue! — and have been an avid comic book collector for as long as I can remember. […]

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Wisdom Harris

Website: http://wisdomtucker.com Twitter: @eyecongraffix Who is Wisdom Harris? “Wisdom Tucker Harris is a progressive, multi-disciplined art, content, and digital director with a proven record of creating disruptive content and integrated campaigns for some of the world’s most recognized brands and personalities. Many of her challenges require solutions that are not clearly traditional, digital nor social […]

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Zaid Hisham

Website: http://zaidhisham.com Twitter: @zaidhisham Who is Zaid Hisham? “I help outdoor eCommerce retail companies make more money by using design to increase conversions. My experience spans mobile, responsive web, gaming, and desktop applications for startups, eCommerce and large software companies. I’ve worked on products for: Expedia.com Microsoft Azure Xbox One Intel Red Bull CDK Stillmotion […]

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Rasheeda Mandeeya Yehuza

Website: http://www.rasheedayehuza.com Twitter: @rasheedayehuza Who is Rasheeda Mandeeya Yehuza? “I am a driven technology enthusiast, software engineer, product and project implementer, problem solver, social entrepreneur and have ventured into a couple of entrepreneurial works and led and managed teams and products. My fascination runs wild and I enjoy reading random articles online and have a […]

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Nijel Taylor

Website: http://nijeltaylor.com Twitter: @nijeltaylor Who is Nijel Taylor? “Nijel Taylor is a visual designer skilled in branding, corporate identity, and animation. A recent graduate of The University of the Arts (2014), he graduated as the Valedictorian with honors in Graphic Design. As a designer at Lippincott, he has had the great fortune of designing for […]

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Wylesha Rachell

Website: http://wylesharachell.com Twitter: @WyleshaRachell Who is Wylesha Rachell? “Future business growth is enhanced by timely, innovative, proactive, and creative service in today’s service oriented society. I have learned that customer loyalty is always influenced by the employment of the right professionals to represent you to your most valued clients. I have very strong skills in […]

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Emmanuel Kala

Website: https://github.com/ekala Twitter: @bytebandit Who is Emmanuel Kala? “I have extensive practical experience in end-to-end software product development for higher educational institutions, social enterprise, embedded systems and the Internet of Things.” (source, abridged)

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Raven Covington

Website: http://www.ravencovington.com Twitter: @_raven_io Who is Raven Covington? “Hi! I’m Raven. I’m a former politico turned software developer. At the moment, I work technologies such as Ruby, Rails, Sinatra, and Bootstrap to name a few. When I’m not coding you’ll probably find me attempting to be as awesome as Leslie Knope, eating mandarins (those things […]

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Ian Gadson

Website: https://www.behance.net/iangadson Twitter: @igadson Who is Ian Gadson? “Highly efficient multidisciplinary designer, innovator and thinker with over 14 years of professional experience in exciting new markets, transforming and revitalizing brands across digital, print, and mobile platforms. What makes me an asset to any team is my open mind, ability to embrace change, work ethic, attention […]

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Yakka Murphy

Website: http://ilivedesign.com Twitter: @yakone Who is Yakka Murphy? “With a background in creative awesomeness, I am known to be a detail oriented, naturally motivated, highly creative individual. I am a determined and organized team member with the ability to multi-task within tight deadlines. The goal of producing the best product for users at the least […]

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Richard White

Website: http://www.richardwhite.co Twitter: @rowhite211 Who is Richard White? “A creative professional with over 20 years of experience as a creative director, graphic designer, web designer, user experience and user interface (UX/UI) designer in all media. Recognized for improving consumer perception and global market position. Transforms ideas into successful brand building, design and interactive projects. Demonstrates […]

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Chibuzo Uguru

Website: http://chibuzouguru.com Twitter: @C_Uguru Who is Chibuzo Uguru? “Front-End Developer, with a love for clean design and great looking photographs. I am currently enrolled in the Interactive Media Management (IMM) Graduate Certificate Program at Sheridan College, and I’m interested in the development of scalable web applications as well as creating beautiful, user-friendly websites.” (source)

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Preston Kent

Website: http://www.prestonkent.com Twitter: @PrestonKent Who is Preston Kent? “I am a UX Designer, visual designer, and I do some front-end development…just a creative designer who loves solving problems. On a typical day you can find me with a pair of nice kicks, iced coffee, and the world at my fingertips while improving your everyday brands. […]

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Myisha Haynes

Website: http://www.myishahaynes.com Twitter: @palaceofposey Who is Myisha Haynes? “I am a dedicated 2D games artist, concept artist and illustrator with experience creating in-game, published 2D art for a top-selling cross-platform game studio. I have experience in working in Unity, Maya, and Spine, along with published sequential art in Elements Anthology by the award-winning Beyond Press […]

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Michael-Andrew Spalding

Website: https://michaelandrewcreative.co Twitter: @mandrewspalding Who is Michael-Andrew Spalding? “I’m Michael-Andrew Spalding. I studied art with a concentration in graphic design at Olivet Nazarene University. I am currently communications coordinator at Lima Community Church. In addition to my position at LCC, I run my own creative freelance business with services in design, photography and video. I […]

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Valerie Thompson

Website: http://leapgraphics.com Twitter: @LeapGraphics Who is Valerie Thompson? “I am a true artist at heart and love to help organizations look the best they possibly can to the world. Regardless of industry, budget, audience or age, it excites me to creatively form a marketing and promotion solution for businesses that stimulates growth. I love to […]

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Joel Arzu

Website: http://www.joelarzu.com Twitter: @ArzuBusiness Who is Joel Arzu? “10 years in this game has taught me that I’m a hustler. What I mean by that is, whatever I set my mind to I get done. When I was still in College I was fortunate to be in a program that gave students the opportunity to […]

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Karelia Jo Moore

Website: http://theory143.com Twitter: @theory143 Who is Karelia Jo Moore? “Hi. I’m Karelia (pronounced kuh reel yuh), and I enjoy designing useful products and services for people. I have a particular interest in healthcare, financial education, and the public sector. I’m currently an Experience Lead at Huge in Washington, DC, where some of the clients I’ve […]

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Keith Aric Hall

Website: http://keitharichall.com Twitter: @keitharichall Who is Keith Aric Hall? “I design and prototype usable experiences with elegant interactions and scalable front-end code. Using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, I explore, analyze and create solutions that seek to empower users while achieving business objectives. Experience has taught me that our first solutions are rarely the […]

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Laura Simpson

Website: http://www.laura-simpson.com Twitter: @labmouse Who is Laura Simpson? “Laura Simpson is a user experience designer and game designer based in New York City. I am an energetic source for ideas and explosions. I make code dance and pixels quiver. I craft clarity and solutions. Interaction design is a combination of disciplines, offering different ways of […]

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Justin Johnson

Website: http://www.justynclark.com Twitter: @justynclark Who is Justin Johnson? “As you read this I’m most likely sipping coffee, writing and testing elegant code, contributing to Open Source in the web community while taking responsibility and command of the changes in next generation web technology, trends, and user experience. I am actively engaged with official and current […]

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Juanika S. Freeman

Website: http://www.onetechgirl.com/ Twitter: @OneTechGirl Who is Juanika S. Freeman? “There’s a way that any goal can be accomplished. I take pride in my work and I’m a very fast learner. There is one thing that really headers most techs starting out and that is not knowing how to research a problem. Most IT issues can […]

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Whit Robinson

Website: http://www.whitrobinson.com/ Twitter: @whitrobi Who is Whit Robinson? “With a BFA in Communication Arts and Design, Whit has gained extensive experience designing projects for both government and private industry clients. A team player committed to understanding client needs and exceeding expectations since 1993. He’s a strategic thinker with experience taking projects from concept to award-winning […]

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Jessica Royals

Website: https://behance.net/jessicaroyals Twitter: @jessica_royals Who is Jessica Royals? “I’m a UX Designer creating user-centered experiences on mobile and desktop platforms—from news and information apps, to multimedia storytelling experiences, to tools for newsmakers. My ultimate satisfaction is in making experiences that are meaningful, engaging and easy to use. My approach to product design is holistic. I […]

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Terry Biddle

Website: http://www.terrybiddle.com Twitter: @TBiddy Who is Terry Biddle? “Terry Biddle (a.k.a. as T. Biddy and Biddy) is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, type designer, writer and humorist. A graduate of Howard University and Pratt Institute, Terry draws from a background in fine art, film production, writing, and comedy performance. Terry has studied and performed […]

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Dana James Mwangi

Website: http://danajamesmwangi.com Twitter: @danajamesmwangi Who is Dana James Mwangi? “I’m a wife, mom and entrepreneur. In 2012, I started Cheers Creative, my graphic design practice. I am all about good energy, and I love partnering with people who are passionate about what they do and understand that good design yields high results. Previously I designed […]

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Mark Kamau

Website: http://uxafrica.co.ke Twitter: @Mark_Kamau Who is Mark Kamau? “I use a human centered design approach to help organizations innovate and grow. I specialize in solving problems for African contexts by employing a process that identifies latent needs and hidden opportunities, bringing new thinking, products and services to market. I believe design is the most powerful […]

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Jackée-Lynn Jackson

Website: http://www.jlynngraphicdesigns.com Twitter: @jlynngraphics Who is Jackée-Lynn Jackson? “My name is Jackée-Lynn Jackson. I proudly earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Washington where I developed exceptional skills in digital illustration, graphic, marketing, and package design as well as some technical web design skills. I have been involved […]

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Yemi Oteyowo

Website: https://about.me/mcyemmy Twitter: @mcYemmy1 Who is Yemi Oteyowo? “Yemi Oteyowo is a Senior developer with 10+ years of experience specializing in Front end implementation of Web applications. In this role, Yemi has developed applications, documented technical designs, created Style guides, code reviewed peers work and trained new hires on company specific coding process. With a […]

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Uchechi Kalu Jacobson

Website: http://www.uchechi.com Twitter: @uchechi_writes Who is Uchechi Kalu Jacobson? “I am a Tech Entrepreneur, Startup Founder, Public Speaker, Wife, Runner, Wine Lover and published author. After college I started working as an online copywriter, and that led to a career in technology. One thing led to another and I found UX, and it was love […]

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Sean Apparicio

Website: http://iloveyoumytv.com Twitter: @boredwithlove Who is Sean Apparicio? “I’m a freelance creative director, animator and designer living and working in New York with over 17 years experience. I Work primarily in the fields of brand identity, graphic design, design direction, advertising and film-making, but I’m pretty versatile which means I’m just as happy a commercial […]

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Kish Hickerson

Website: http://www.thekishelement.com Twitter: @KishHickerson Who is Kish Hickerson? “I’m a curiously creative Experience Designer well versed in a myriad of platforms. I initially entered the digital realm as a graphic designer but the pace of technology demanded otherwise. As a graphic design student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, I had the opportunity […]

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Cey Adams

Website: https://ceyadams.com Twitter: @ceyadams Who is Cey Adams? “Cey Adams, a New York City native, emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He appeared in the historic 1982 PBS documentary Style Wars which tracks subway graffiti in New York. As the Creative Director of hip hop […]

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MaCherie Edwards Rust

Website: http://www.macherie-edwards.com Twitter: @MacherieEdwards Who is MaCherie Edwards Rust? “Hi, I’m MaCherie, a User Experience Designer who: Knows the difference between UI and UX (and can help you out with both) Tells engaging stories that build empathy and generate user-centered experiences Checks her ego and biases at the door Believes it’s possible to create products that […]

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Caesar Blue

Website: http://www.atlantagraphicdesign.net Twitter: @caesarB Who is Caesar Blue? “I have over 14 years of professional design industry experience with the last four focusing heavily on interactive media and management. My background consist of being a graphic designer, web designer, PHP programmer, project manager and now creative director. I’m always looking for opportunities to utilize my skills […]

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Rekita Nicole

Website: http://www.rekitanicole.com Twitter: @rekitanicole Who is Rekita Nicole? “Hello, there! My name is Rekita and I am a curly-head-crazy-goofy girl that was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated from Georgia State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences. I have three little beautiful humans, 2 boys and 1 demanding diva. […]

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Quinnton Harris

Website: http://www.quinntonharris.com Twitter: @quinntonharris Who is Quinnton Harris? “I am a young griot living in Brooklyn, NY. I come from a rich heritage of artists, musicians, and storytellers, many whom settled on the west side of Chicago during the Great Migration. At age 16, my life seemingly started down a different path, one that felt […]

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Chrissy Marquardt

Website: http://www.webspyredmedia.com Twitter: @ChrissyMarquart Who is Chrissy Marquardt? “Chrissy is a Web Designer and Online Business Strategist. She helps busy, service professionals who are ready to get online, get noticed and get found by their ideal customers. She works with business owners who see the possibilities of taking their business online but are drowning in information […]

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Michael Seneadza

Website: http://michaelseneadza.com Twitter: @TraderMike Who is Michael Seneadza? “I’m a technologist with over a decade of professional software development experience in several industries. That experience includes several years of object oriented programming and SQL. For the last five years I’ve been focused on Ruby on Rails, MySQL and/or PostgreSQL development.“ (source)

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Lisette Titre-Montgomery

Website: http://www.lisettetitre.com Twitter: @zette16 Who is Lisette Titre-Montgomery? “Lisette Titre is a video game developer with over thirteen years of industry experience. Her artistic skills include special effects, character modeling, and texture painting. In addition, she has also managed global art teams in China, Australia, India, and the Philippines. Lisette has contributed to some of the […]

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Brittany Bowers

Website: http://thebowhaus.com Twitter: @ItsBamBaby Who is Brittany Bowers? “My name is Brittany Bowers and I am a young graphic designer currently living in Atlanta. I am proud to be a graduate and Alumni of the Savannah College of Art & Design. Being a well-rounded designer is a major aspect to my overall approach and I am […]

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William Tyner

Website: http://www.willtyner.com Twitter: @WillTyner1 Who is William Tyner? “William is a San Francisco based anthropologist, designer and photographer. He was born in Baltimore and grew up in Dayton. He’s passionate about designing solutions that improve individuals’ access to educational, financial and other important resources in their communities. He’s passionate about telling stories. He has conducted fieldwork […]

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Surah Drummer

Website: http://www.surahdrummer.com Twitter: @surahdrummer Who is Surah Drummer? “I’m a talented user experience designer with an interest in making beautiful and useful things. For over 7 years, I’ve practiced graphic design, creating printed collateral, which helped small businesses sell their products and services. As a UX designer I consult on behalf of the user to improve […]

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Dominic M. Liddell

Website: http://www.dominicmliddell.com Twitter: @dominicmliddell Who is Dominic M. Liddell? “Dominic is an educator, coder, digital marketer, and social entrepreneur that began his professional career in technology in 2006. Prior to founding Coding While Black, Dominic founded and operated Apex Website Services helping entrepreneurs develop and maintain their online presence. Dominic is passionate about using his knowledge […]

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Abimbola Femi-Adigun

Website: http://www.bimbokoku.com Twitter: @tanwakoku Who is Abimbola Femi-Adigun? “I’m an innovative, highly motivated and result driven User Interface/Experience Designer with about 8 years progressive experience. I have a penchant for combining creativity and cutting edge technology to provide usable solutions. I have worked on several projects that span through Print Design, Web Design and Development, […]

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Steve Johnson

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/esjohnson Twitter: @bydisgn Who is Steve Johnson? “Technology professional specializing in the development of highly performant, creative, and diverse User Experience organizations at scale. Currently leading a multi-disciplinary team at LinkedIn (Product Designers, Brand and Marketing Designers, Researchers, and Voice & Tone specialists) which has created a multi-platform experience model that’s transformed how LinkedIn members […]

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Chanell Shorter

Website: http://owlinthecity.com Twitter: @chanellshorter Who is Chanell Shorter? “I am a multi-disciplined graphic designer with an affinity for print and web. I have over 8 years experience in the field. I am also intellectually curious and thrive on collaboration. As such I enjoy working in a creative team. I also love to problem-solve and create useful, […]

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Jared Leonard

Website: http://jmaleonard.com Twitter: @jaredleonard Who is Jared Leonard? “I am a software developer with experience in .NET, Ruby and Android. I am passionate about continuous integration and continuous deployment. I am always looking for ways to make the software development life cycle as smooth as possible. If you are looking for a developer to build […]

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Kim Goulbourne

Website: http://kimgoulbourne.com Twitter: @kimmikye Who is Kim Goulbourne? “The digital world is where my heart lies. My focus lies in pixel perfect designs for all types of websites and developing them with semantic and emerging front end web technologies. As the web continues to advance, more people rely heavily on online services; my goal is […]

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James McNab

Website: http://mcnabj.com Twitter: @diymanik Who is James McNab? “A graphic designer with specialities in branding, web design & web development. More recently I’ve begun adding mobile design to my skill set along with growth hacking and web analytics.” (source)

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Claire Annan

Website: http://cannanso.com Twitter: @cannanso Who is Claire Annan? “Claire’s experience as a front-end developer all started with a BS in Technical Communication. This degree involved technical writing for web applications, using HTML to build online help guides. Thus began her love for writing code and delivering quality web sites. Instead of writing for developers, she […]

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Jon Madison

Website: http://www.jonmadison.com Twitter: @jonmadison Who is Jon Madison? “15 years professional tech industry experience, from long term creation and maintenance of products to very short experimentation cycles aiding product/market fit. I’ve been around for awhile but I always stay fresh. I’ve written lots of code, and have inspired many developers and business people throughout my […]

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Alisha Moore

Website: http://www.alishamooredesign.com Twitter: @MooreAustin Who is Alisha Moore? “Hi, I’m Alisha Moore, a graphic designer living and working in Austin, TX. I specialize in out-of-the box designs, but embrace every style – from traditional to whimsical. I hope you find something in my portfolio that moves, touches and inspires you. I have an unparalleled love for […]

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Cynthia Jones Parks

Website: http://www.jonesworley.com Twitter: @JonesWorley Who is Cynthia Jones Parks? “Cynthia Jones Parks is founder, president and CEO of Jones Worley, an Atlanta-based communications firm now in its 24th year. Parks is a skilled consensus-builder who has gained a national reputation in the transportation industry for her outstanding work in marketing communications, strategic branding, wayfinding and signage […]

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Vaughn Fender

Website: http://vaughnfender.com Twitter: @vaughnfender Who is Vaughn Fender? “Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Vaughn is a designer, illustrator and letterer. His work is marked by hand-drawn characters, letters, vibrant colors, and a bit of randomness. When not 9-to-5ing at Taylor Design in Stamford, he spends the other hours creating in a variety of ways for […]

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Hadiyah Mujhid

Website: http://engineersdontblog.com Twitter: @hadiyahdotme Who is Hadiyah Mujhid? “I have over twelve years experience as a software and systems engineer. In my twelve years experience, I’ve worked and developed software in the defense industry, consultant agencies, and startups. I’ve worked in all phases of the software development cycle including requirements development, programming (backend and front-end), testing and […]

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Gregory Hilderbrand

Website: http://www.gregoryhilderbrand.com Twitter: @greghilderbrand Who is Gregory Hilderbrand? “I’m currently the Visual Designer for Allstate Insurance. I design app icons and interactive design concepts for iphones, ipads, androids, web pages, intranet services and print. The Creative Suite 6 programs I design with are Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash. I collaborate with brilliant iOS Developers, Programmers, […]

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Stephanie Hasham

Website: http://stephaniehasham.com Twitter: @StephHasham Who is Stephanie Hasham? “I am originally from Curaçao — the former Dutch Antilles. I have lived in the Netherlands and New York prior to moving to Atlanta in 2007. Being a Third Culture child truly lends to a global perspective in advertising and design and the ability to understand a good […]

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Richard A. McDade

Website: http://www.richardmcdade.com Twitter: @Rmcdade Who is Richard A. McDade? “Richard A. McDade is the Visual Design Lead at Google (AdWords). He has been working in the design Industry for more than 15 years and has many awards to his name. Before starting at Google, Richard worked at top agencies like Sapient and Razorfish and was the […]

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Feven Amenu

Website: http://fevenamenu.com Twitter: @Grafic_studio Who is Feven Amenu? “I am Ethiopian designer based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with work experience with numerous agencies and clients throughout Northern East coast. My jobs have provided me with the opportunity to develop my creativity, while providing me with real career experience like: branding, typography and layout. I […]

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Reuben Cummings

Website: http://reubano.github.io Twitter: @reubano Who is Reuben Cummings? “I graduated from MIT in 2005 with a degree in chemical engineering. During my time there I worked summer research internships at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Proctor & Gamble and soon realized R&D wasn’t my cup of tea. Not long afterwards I found out about the […]

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Waila Skinner

Website: http://www.waila.com Twitter: @waila Who is Waila Skinner? “Waila has delivered a multitude of creative solutions to hundreds of successful organizations. Waila brings over a decade of professional design experience to the table, in addition to top-notch web design and development skills, teams have benefited from Waila’s creative logo and print design work. Her recent […]

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Michael C. Lurry

Website: http://michael-christopher.com Twitter: @MykLCris24 Who is Michael C. Lurry? “Michael is a highly talented creative prevention consultant living in the Washington, DC area. His concepts and designs have helped bring success to many prevention campaigns across the country. Michael started his career in graphic design at Van Nostrand Reinhold, a small professional reference publishing house […]

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Whitney Booker

  Website: http://www.safisnero.com Twitter: @lumenavi Who is Whitney Booker? “I’m looking to do something that I won’t grow tired of. I want to be creative and work in a field where I can use my creativity and skills to their fullest and be challenged. To me, that field would be animation, illustration, graphic design, sound design, […]

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Jacky Alciné

Website: http://jalcine.me Twitter: @jackyalcine Who is Jacky Alciné? “A programmer who likes being presented with unusual work largely for the kicks and mainly because regular stuff is just too boring and would make work feel like work. Serious about the cookies though. Oatmeal raisin if you’re feeling generous. What am I doing now? Putting my […]

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Tenika Jones

Website: http://tenikajones.com Twitter: @youngfreshnew Who is Tenika Jones? “Freelance Web Developer specializing in website development with WordPress and social media marketing. Currently enhancing my skills and knowledge in design, mobile and apps, programming and e-commerce development.” (source)

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Maurice Novembre

Website: http://www.mauricenovembre-design.net Twitter: @MauriceNovembre Who is Maurice Novembre? “Accomplished Applications Designer within the technological field, holding over seven years of proven experience creating conceptualized designs, functional demos and wireframes for presentations. Highly skilled in HTML and CSS programming with a strong background in storyboard/motion design for high-end clients. Outstanding managerial ability, demonstrating strong communication skills while […]

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Lyndsey Scott

Website: http://www.lyndseyscott.com Twitter: @Lyndsey360 Who is Lyndsey Scott? “How many Victoria’s Secret Models graduated from Amherst College with a dual degree in Theater and Computer Science? Lyndsey Scott is the only one to date. Also while attending school, Lyndsey was an All-American 400 meter sprinter and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. After graduation, the […]

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Tosh Juma

Website: http://www.tosh.co.ke Twitter: @iTosh Who is Tosh Juma? “I am a digital designer based in Nairobi. I design with a love for User Experience. It’s central to everything I do. I am passionate about simplicity, ease of use and aesthetic beauty. The scope of my work includes strategy, interaction and visual design, as well as prototype development.” […]

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Sabella Flagg

Website: http://www.macandrow.com Twitter: @MacandRow Who is Sabella Flagg? “I began building websites at age 11 on a wheezing Packard Bell and haven’t looked back. My current responsibilities include creating the concept, wireframe and design for websites and web/ mobile applications along with front-end development. My work is influenced by a background in traditional art and I’ve […]

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Amir Reavis-Bey

Website: http://about.me/amirbey Twitter: @maromba Who is Amir Reavis-Bey? “As Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Civic Industries, Amir leads efforts in client on-boarding and integration, quality assurance, and technical support, to provide reliable service to agencies operating Civic Industries’ products and platforms. Before Civic Industries, Amir worked as an investment banking technologist in NYC, focused on […]

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Chanel Wright

Website: http://kisschanel.com Twitter: @kisschanel Who is Chanel Wright? “My name is Chanel Wright and I am a focus driven web developer that truly has a passion for coding, design and all things that are awesome. As a Brooklyn native, a lot of my work reflects unique structure, efficiency, and a speedy outcome. I have an investigative […]

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Jeff Jeanbaptiste

Website: http://www.jeffjb.com Twitter: @JeffJeanBap Who is Jeff Jeanbaptiste? “My name is Jeff Jeanbaptiste and I have a passion to create. Besides creating awesome designs for my clients, I manage to maintain a day job as well. I am a graphic artist with more than five years of experience in digital, print and animation graphics. A master […]

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Brandy Russum

Website: http://www.brandyrussum.com Twitter: @_mussur Who is Brandy Russum? “Experienced designer skilled in efficiently creating wireframes & websites using HTML5, CSS3, & JQuery as well as printed materials using industry standard software. Result-oriented communicator with a proven ability to learn & teach others effectively. Organized & able to switch rapidly between projects in fast-pace environments. Interested in […]

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R. Brian Stone

Website: https://design.osu.edu/people/stone.158 Twitter: @rbrianstone Who is R. Brian Stone? “R. Brian Stone is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University focused in the area of motion design, interaction design, user experience, and information visualization. He is a member of the Visual Communication and Graduate faculty and has served as Graduate Studies Committee Chair and as […]

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Naomi C. Bush

Website: https://naomicbush.com Twitter: @naomicbush Who is Naomi C. Bush? “Builder of things for people on the web. Believer in personal content ownership/open-source. WordPress is my tool of choice right now (more), where I specialize in modern payment systems and extending WordPress custom form builders to deliver powerful and precise WordPress-based applications. Currently building products at gravity+ […]

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Phil Wilson

Website: http://www.finecitizens.com Twitter: @MomNamedMePhil Who is Phil Wilson? “He hates to sleep because there is too much to accomplish in a 24 hour day. Phil is an impassioned businessman by day and wannabe pilot, skydiver, thrill seeker, amateur photographer and world traveler by night. In a nutshell, he loves challenge. Phil has some merit badges […]

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Datrianna Meeks

Website: http://www.datriannameeks.com Twitter: @datriannam Who is Datrianna Meeks? “Datrianna is a UX designer and researcher. Her professional experience is a direct reflection of her interests, design and problem-solving. She has worked with multiple government agencies to deliver solutions to problems related to mobile and kiosk user experience design, user adoption, strategic communication and software implementation and […]

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Chikezie Ejiasi

Website: http://www.nineliondesign.com Twitter: @chik Who is Chikezie Ejiasi? “I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – the second largest city in the hawkeye state, with my twin brother and two awesome sisters. In my early years I spent more time gaming on my Sega Genesis than I did toying around with a computer, let alone design. […]

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Barbara Muriungi

Website: http://www.them2k.com Twitter: @them2k Who is Barbara Muriungi? “I am a Designer & Art Director whose mostly worked in New York & Boston for the past couple years. I travelled in 2011 while freelancing as an Art Director / Designer & Animator to Kenya, South Africa,Canada, Bristol / London and now working from Nairobi, Kenya.” (source)

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Adé Hogue

Website: http://www.adehogue.comTwitter: @ba_ahdae Who is Adé Hogue? “I am Adé (pronounced ah-dae, hence my moniker), and if there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m obsessed with Sweet tea. I am a designer based in Chicago by the way of North Carolina and I still consider myself a “Southern Boy” at heart. Although […]

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Forest Young

Website: http://art.yale.edu/ForestYoung Twitter: @ten_ten Who is Forest Young? “Mr. Young received an MFA in 2006 from the Yale University School of Art. He is currently a Creative Director at Interbrand’s New York studio where he is the design lead and senior creative strategist for the agency’s largest accounts. Professionally, select clients include AT&T, Samsung, YP, Cartoon […]

Gillean Opoku

Website: http://www.afroklectic.com Twitter: @GilleanO Who is Gillean Opoku? “I was born in Australia to Ghanaian parents and found it very hard to find myself in the mix of the Australian and Ghanaian (African) culture. From a young age, I turned to creativity to find myself and maintain my culture. I followed through and pursued design at a […]

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Karla Moy

Website: http://hustlegrl.com Twitter: @hustlegrl Who is Karla Moy? “If anyone is living up to their billing, Karla “hustleGRL” Moy certainly fits the mold. The Toronto native, who turned 19 in June, has already been featured in magazines and websites alike for her graphic designing abilities. What’s even more special? She taught herself. Moy, who is the […]

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Michael Lang

  Website: http://iammikeydigital.com Twitter: @mikeydigital Who is Michael Lang? “My name is Michael Lang and I’m an Interaction Design Director based in Chicago, IL. I am a skilled and passionate designer who specializes in conceptualizing clean column and grid-based minimalist design layouts for the web, mobile and touchscreen based interactions, whose inspirations are derived from music, […]

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Mina Markham

Website: http://mina.is/here Twitter: @MinaMarkham Who is Mina Markham? “I’m a designer/front-end developer with a passion for the web, social media, minimalism & typography. Currently living & loving in Dallas, Texas. Like most creatives, I’m likely to buy something that’s in a pretty box, even if I don’t need it. Likewise, I’ll refuse to work with a business with a […]

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Homer Gaines

Website: http://www.homergaines.com Twitter: @xirclebox Who is Homer Gaines? “I started designing and building web sites in 1994. Working on projects for various clients both domestic and international. My work has included freelance projects with a high degree of creative flexibility as well as global corporate initiatives that require close attention to compliance standards. I have a […]

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Tami Stillwell

Website: http://tamistillwell.com Twitter: @TamiFromMiami Who is Tami Stillwell? “Creativity is the mind’s playground. Here we are free to experiment with the outrageous and dance with the forbidden. In this field of play, many feel the need to place restrictions on themselves, thus limiting their potential as creative beings. I believe creativity is having the courage to challenge […]

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Jared Erondu

Website: http://jarederondu.com Twitter: @erondu Who is Jared Erondu? “I’m a writer and designer from Brooklyn, living in San Francisco. In the past, I’ve worked with Evomail (co-founder), Omada Health, Envato, TED, and Treehouse among others. Currently co-founder & editor of The Industry, and design lead at Lift. Advising companies here and there.” (source)

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Sarah Huny Young

Website: http://krop.com/sarahyoung Twitter: @huny Who is Sarah Huny Young? “I am a web designer and front-end developer with fourteen years experience in creative direction, interactive art direction, web development and branding/identity. I have worked with entertainers, bloggers, magazines and major brands alike including Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, LaLa Anthony, Necole Bitchie, Marvet Britto, Egypt Sherrod, VIBE […]

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Husani Oakley

Website: http://husani.com Twitter: @husanioakley Who is Husani Oakley? “Former Director of Creative Technology @ Wieden + Kennedy NY. Former VP, Technology & Production @ EVB. Co-founder, Flavorpill Productions. Founder / CEO @ Oakley + Partners. Caffeine addict. Serial entrepreneur. Smartass. Fan of sentence fragments. And lists.” (source)

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Netta Marshall

Website: http://nettamarshall.com Twitter: @nettatheninja Who is Netta Marshall? “I’m passionate about creating kick-ass user experiences that compell and engage, while managing to remember that the user comes first. I’m a California native; a daughter, older sister, and best friend. I’ll bake you the best damn chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever had, and check in with your cat […]

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Arem Duplessis

Twitter: @AremDuplessis Who is Arem Duplessis? “Arem Duplessis is currently Creative Director at Apple. Before that, as Design Director for The New York Times Magazine, Arem Duplessis led a department that had been named ‘Design Team of The Year’ by The Art Directors Club (ADC) for three consecutive years. Under his tenure the magazine had received numerous Gold […]

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Dr. Lisa Richardson

Website: http://drlisa.co Twitter: @DrLisaWP Who is Dr. Lisa Richardson? “Hi! I am Dr. Lisa Richardson, the ChicGeek behind Flow! Web Strategy & Design, a full-service small biz digital marketing boutique, and the creator of Techtogethers, a women-focused small biz technology event series. I topped the list of Best Consultants in the Atlanta Tribune’s 2012 Best of […]

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Ade Oshineye

Website: http://www.oshineye.com Twitter: @ade_oshineye Who is Ade Oshineye? “I make things (code/photos/words) and wave my arms around a lot when I talk. I’m a Developer Advocate at Google in the Google+ Developer Relations team. In general I work on the stack of protocols, standards and APIs that power the social web. In practice that means I […]

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Nnenna Orji

Website: http://www.designorji.com Twitter: @design_orji Who is Nnenna Orji? “To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.” — Milton Glaser My means is graphic design. Every day I want to learn something new and see something in a new way. I want to keep producing work that relevant and on target […]

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Markus Robinson

Website: http://markusrobinson.com Twitter: @markusrobinson Who is Markus Robinson? “Markus Robinson, an entrepreneur with more than ten years of professional experience in Information Technology, is the owner of Robinson Innovations, a start-up business. He has created custom web applications and mobile apps for businesses, including Radio One and Connxus. Currently, he is the lead for a team […]

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Tonicia Kelly

Website: http://www.blackgurlstech.com Twitter: @blackgurltech Who is Tonicia Kelly? “I have worked in a variety of areas in tech in the last 12 years: Software Engineer. UI Engineer. Web Developer. Web Designer. Entrepreneur. And now…Technology Blogger. My love for technology not only centers around creating and innovating but looking deeper into the socioeconomic affects and impact, or lack, of technology in […]

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Andrea Pippins

Website: http://andreapippins.com/ Twitter: @flygirlblog Who is Andrea Pippins? “Andrea Pippins is a designer and educator with a penchant for cool and personality as warm as her Brazilian roots. Andrea’s first glimpse into the design world began when she encountered a television profile about a magazine art director, she then saw Halle Berry’s role as an art director […]

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Darhil Crooks

Website: http://www.darhilcrooks.com Twitter: @darhilcrooks Who is Darhil Crooks? “Darhil Crooks is the Creative Director of The Atlantic in Washington D.C. In his role, he oversees art direction across print, online mobile and tablet platforms. He is responsible for the overall art, design, look and layout of all Atlantic-branded content. Previously he was Creative Director of Ebony, […]

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Michelle Langston

Website: http://michellelangston.com Twitter: @michiecat Who is Michelle Langston? “Hi, my name is Michelle. I’m a web geek based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like cats, astronomy, books, airplanes, crafts, racing dragon boats, walks in warm, sunny weather, and ecstatic dance. I work for Automattic as a Theme Wrangler.” (source)

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Alonzo Felix

Website: http://alonzofelix.com Twitter: @alonzofelix Who is Alonzo Felix? “Alonzo Felix is a graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a BFA in design at Louisiana State University, studied typography in London at Typography Summer School, and is a graduate from The Cooper Union in New York City. His work focuses on custom type, […]

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Eddie Opara

Website: http://new.pentagram.com/category/partners/eddie-opara/ Twitter: @pentagram Who is Eddie Opara? “Eddie Opara was born in Wandsworth, London in 1972. He studied graphic design at the London College of Printing and Yale University, where he received his MFA in 1997. He began his career as a designer at ATG and Imaginary Forces and worked as a senior designer/art director at 2×4before establishing his own studio, The Map […]

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Jepchumba

Website: http://jepchumba.com Twitter: @digitalafrican Who is Jepchumba? “Jepchumba has been listed by Forbes as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa 2012 and by the Guardian Africa’s Top 25 Women Achievers. A cultural ambassador, Jepchumba is the Founder and Creative Director of African Digital Art, a collective and creative space where digital artists, enthusiasts and professionals can seek […]

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André Barnes

Website: http://drebarnes.com Twitter: @drebarnes Who is André Barnes? “Dre’ Barnes shares a passion for the art & technology and public service similar to various acclaimed dignitaries associated with Atlanta including Ethel Waters and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dre’ began pursuing his passions from a very young age by obtaining formal education in art and independent […]

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Tiffany B. Brown

Website: http://webinista.com Twitter: @webinista Who is Tiffany B. Brown? “If there’s a problem, yo I’ll solve it. Code is my weapon of choice. I enjoy taking projects from concept to completion, and have experience with the following languages, technologies, frameworks, services, and libraries. HTML5/HTML CSS3/CSS SCSS LESS PHP5 MySQL JavaScript jQuery Underscores Angular.js Dust.js templates Git […]

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What is 28 Days of the Web?

28 Days of the Web features a different web designer, graphic designer, or web developer every day for the month of February in conjunction with and celebration of Black History Month.

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