Briyana Butler

Website: https://briybutler.co Twitter: @briybutler Who is Briyana Butler? “My name is Briyana Butler and I recently graduated with my BFA from the University of Florida. I’ve always been fascinated by creative processes and absolutely enjoy learning new skills and techniques to implement into my designs. They say curiosity killed the cat but I say curiosity powered […]

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Don Allen Stevenson III

Website: https://www.donalleniii.me Twitter: @DonAllenIII Who is Don Allen Stevenson III? “Don Allen Stevenson III is a Metaverse Creator and Speaker who is known for sharing his futuristic visions with his large, creative community of over 125K followers on various social media platforms (Instagram: @donalleniii – 75K followers, TikTok: 34K followers, Snap: 17K followers). Prior to […]

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Karen Spears

Website: https://karennichole.norby.live Twitter: @kareracter Who is Karen Spears? “Karen Spears is the founder of Kareracter, a creative firm specializing in hand-lettering projects. Kareracter’s most recent project is The Wintrust Mural, in collaboration with The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund. Past art commission clients include The Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia, and Village […]

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Jeremy Biggers

Website: https://jeremybiggers.com Twitter: @Stemandthorn Who is Jeremy Biggers? “Jeremy Biggers. Award-Winning Creator. Problem Solver. Fine-Artist. Designer. Photographer. Film Maker. Based in Dallas, Texas.   Dubbed “Dallas’ Hardest Working Multi-Hyphenate” by D Magazine, from drawing to painting to graphic design to photography to film making, Jeremy Biggers has been involved with image making his entire life.  He […]

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Rinny Perkins

Website: https://www.rinnyriot.com Twitter: @rinnyriot Who is Rinny Perkins? “Rinny Perkins is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary visual artist, actor and writer. Born and raised in Third Ward, Houston, TX, her art nods to the 70s Blaxploitation nostalgia she was exposed to as child. Rinny uses both her comedic writing and performing to emphasis on the intersections […]

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James Thomas

Website: https://james.da.ydrea.ms Twitter: @nerdishtendency Who is James Thomas? “For more than two decades I’ve worked for large news organizations, aiding their digital storytelling. Since 2012, I’ve been a software engineer in the Interactive News department at The New York Times. Before that, I spent 11 years as a Web Editor for the Detroit Free Press. […]

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Kristina Ashley Williams

Website: https://kristinaashleywilliams.com Twitter: @KristinaXwill Who is Kristina Ashley Williams? “Kristina Ashley Williams (she/her/hers) is a leading voice in people cultures, strategic design and futurist thinking in business. She is known for her illuminating personality and experiential learning innovations specialized in interactive collaboration. She currently serves as CEO of Unpacking, a gamified learning platform for diversity, […]

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Prince Wilson

Website: https://prince.dev Twitter: @maxcell Who is Prince Wilson? “Howdy! I’m Prince Wilson, but you can call me Prince. I am a person who cares about making better communities one step at a time. Whether it is through giving talks at meetups/conferences, or building and securing technology to make people’s lives better. In my last role, […]

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Alyssa Gauger

Website: https://alyssamgauger.com Twitter: @_agnessB Who is Hassan Rahim? “Hey, my name is Alyssa and I have big hair and a bigger personality. Swipe right if you like tacos. Oh, wait…this ISN’T an online dating profile? Yikes. Well, my name is still Alyssa and I’m an Associate Creative Director with an eye for design and a passion for thinking critically and creatively. […]

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DeMoine Lovelace

Website: https://demoine.com Twitter: @demoine Who is DeMoine Lovelace? “I’m dedicated to creating useful digital products that provide an intuitive and enjoyable experience for users. I have worked on a wide range of projects, including websites, mobile apps, and software applications, and I have a track record of delivering successful design solutions for some of your […]

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Shanée Benjamin

Website: https://www.shaneebenjamin.com Twitter: @shaneebenjamin Who is Shanée Benjamin? “Hey! I’m Shanee Benjamin, ur local colour loving, 1970’s fashion obsessed, art director and illustrator from Brooklyn, NY. With almost a decade of design experience, I made the leap into digital illustration, focusing on passionately telling the stories of LGBTQIA+ black and brown folks. Creating community and […]

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Nabeeh Bilal

Website: https://www.mynabeeh.com Twitter: @nabeehbilal Who is Nabeeh Bilal? “Hey, I’m Nabeeh (Na-bee) and I have gifted hands. My skill set includes Illustration, graphic design, front-end web development (coding), animation, and creative direction.   In 2010, I co-founded CreativeJunkFood, LLC, a multimedia creative studio based in the Ward 8 region of Washington, DC.   In 2013, I […]

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Pamela Green

Website: http://pamgreendesigns.com Twitter: @pamgreendesigns Who is Pamela Green? “A keen observer of human behavior, Pamela prides herself in delivering fresh, intelligent, and diverse work that fully encompasses the viewer’s experience. Regardless of its medium and degree of impression, she works with the following principles in mind: Design must be simple (function). Complex systems, products and […]

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Chaz Bottoms

Website: https://www.chazbottoms.com Twitter: @ChazzyMcFly Who is Chaz Bottoms? “Chaz Bottoms is a director, animator, writer and owner of CBA Studios. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, he received his BFA in Animation from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Currently living in Los Angeles, CA. His work has appeared in Toonboom, AfroPunk, Vibe Magazine, ImFromCleveland.com and Saint Heron. Chaz’s […]

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Folake Knudsen

Website: https://www.folakeknudsen.com Twitter: @folakeknudsen Who is Folake Knudsen? “Halløj! I’m a product designer, with a background in human-computer interaction, whose work focuses on designing user experiences for smart products in your everyday life. Born in Chicago, Illinois and (for a short while) raised in Lagos, Nigeria. I now reside in Copenhagen, Denmark. Aside from design, […]

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Braylan Gray

Website: https://www.braygray.com/ Twitter: @BrayGray Who is Braylan Gray? “Based in the Bay Area, I design digital interfaces that focus on unique branded experiences. I’m a techie and design geek at heart, and I love hacking culture to deliver thoughtful digital products to users. My primary areas of focus are UI/UX, art direction, and branding; and […]

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Kaila Pettis

Website: http://lckrroom.com Twitter: @KPology1 Who is Kaila Pettis? “Ben Franklin said the only certain things in life are death and taxes. But, I say it’s death, taxes, sneakers, sports and design. From scribbling friends’ names onto trapper keepers during class to filming music videos for local artists, I’ve always been enamored with creating things. I […]

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Chandler Johnson

Website: https://kalimizzou.com Twitter: @kalimizzou Who is Chandler Johnson? “Hello. My name is Chandler Johnson. I am a versatile media cultivator. I love being creative and designing new things with people. My creations explore all parts of the social condition, from text to audio to visuals to the web. I’m fascinated with how the world works […]

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Shannon Wright

Photo: Sarah Schultz Taylor Website: https://shannon-wright.com Twitter: @shannondrewthis Who is Shannon Wright? “I’m an illustrator and cartoonist based out of Richmond, Virginia. Some of my clients include The Guardian, TIME Magazine, NY Times, Mother Jones, NPR, Google and Scholastic. My debut graphic novel, TWINS, is out on shelves. I make personal and original stories invoking […]

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Annika Hansteen-Izora

Website: https://www.annikaizora.com Twitter: @annikaizora Who is Annika Hansteen-Izora? “What’s good? I’m Annika (she/they/he). I’m an artist, writer, and designer based in Brooklyn, NY on unceded Lenape land. I explore the intersections of design, radical Black imagination, art and technology to create ecosystems rooted in dreaming and care. As of late, I’ve been exploring the topics […]

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Mike Toney

Website: https://miketoney.com Twitter: @MikeToneyDesign Who is Mike Toney? “I believe that everything we enjoy is well designed. I’m excited by the challenge of combining form and function to produce creative content that improves the viewers’ overall experience. I graduated from Northeastern University in 2011 with a BFA in Graphic Design, although I began my career […]

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Cymone Wilder

Website: https://www.simonandmoose.com Twitter: @simonandmoose Who is Cymone Wilder? “I help build products, brands, and experiences through custom lettering and design. I may do all the drawing by myself but I certainly don’t work alone. I’m represented by Co-Loop, a collaborative artist management agency. In recent years I’ve spent my daylight hours working with Amazon AWS, […]

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Neil Jones

Website: https://www.aerialknight.com Twitter: @Aerial_Knight Who is Neil Jones? “Neil Jones, known by his alias Aerial_Knight is a Detroit based Games Developer, Designer and Artist. His growing frustration with the games industry’s lack of opportunities for people of different backgrounds at the time led Neil to start development of his own games. Offering different takes on […]

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Genesis Bonds

Website: https://genesisbonds.com Twitter: @Le_debut Who is Genesis Bonds? “Hailing from Queens, New York, Genesis Bonds is a lover of all things food, tech, and Black culture. She is a Duke graduate and current Software Engineer at Facebook.⁣ As an engineer on one of the company’s newest Integrity teams, she works on products that help protect […]

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Eso Tolson

Website: https://esotolson.com Twitter: @coolurbanhippie Who is Eso Tolson? “I am a multidisciplinary artist. Whether I’m creating commissioned art for an organization, curating an art show, producing a event, or organizing a group of friends, my goal is the same; create projects that allow people to feel seen, safe, and inspired. Promoting messages of pride, community, […]

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Deborah Anderson

Website: https://www.debthe3dmodeler.com Twitter: @deb3d313 Who is Deborah Anderson? “What up doe?! I’m Deborah Anderson! I’m originally from Detroit, MI and I’m now living in Los Angeles, CA. I’m a 3D Modeler that specializes in hard-surface modeling. I’ve done environment, prop, vehicle and industrial modeling throughout my career. I also have management and leadership experience. My […]

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Channing Bailey

Website: https://channingbailey.com Twitter: @channingbailey Who is Channing Bailey? “Channing Bailey is a design and communication meliorist whose work ranges from high-growth startups to household names. Channing is proud to partner with some of the world’s most ambitious and forward-thinking brands. As the Chief Creative Officer of Channing & Company and Aspire: A Human Development Company, […]

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Hassan Rahim

Website: https://hassanrahim.com/ Twitter: @hassanrahim Who is Hassan Rahim? “Hassan Rahim is an artist and art director originally from Los Angeles, now working out of New York. In 2016, Rahim founded 12:01, a full-service creative studio.” (source)

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