Schessa Garbutt

Website: https://schessa.com/ Twitter: @the_schessa Who is Schessa Garbutt? “Schessa Garbutt (she/they) is the founder and creative force behind Firebrand. While her core creative talents lie in brand identity design, she is also an avid writer, speaker, and blossoming type designer. Recently at SF Design Week she gave a talk titled ‘Black Lives Matter is Not […]

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Greg Washington

Website: http://www.gregwashington.ca/ Twitter: @gregmwashington Who is Greg Washington? “When it comes to creating best-in-class digital experiences, Greg is a seasoned vet with twenty years of being hands-on with design. He honed his vision-driven approach creating immersive micro-sites at Jam3 and Blast Radius, working for clients like Jordan Brand and Google. He went on to become […]

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Clorama Dorvilias

Website: https://www.creativeclo.com/ Twitter: @CreativeClo Who is Clorama Dorvilias? “Clorama pioneered VR for accessible bias training at the University of the Arts London, while researching technological solutions for reducing social bias in the tech workplace for her MA Thesis. In the summer of 2015, she created the first VR debiasing game for the Oculus DK2 and […]

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Morris Callegari

Website: https://morriscallegari.com/ Twitter: @morriscallegari Who is Morris Callegari? “Morris Callegari is a designer/illustrator living in Berkeley, CA. He’s currently a 3D Artist at Meta. On nights and weekends he’s been working on his short film, Elsewhere, which wrapped in April and is currently being entered into film festivals.” (source)

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Kendra Stepp-Davis

Website: https://www.kendrasteppdavis.com/ Twitter: @drnknpriestess Who is Kendra Stepp-Davis? “Content Producer at Bombas working on managing and producing the photo calendar for both the lifestyle and Product description page images. This includes product knowledge, styling notes, model casting, and on-set art direction.” (source)

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Brandon Rowlett

Website: https://browlett.myportfolio.com/ Twitter: @iB_dat Who is Brandon Rowlett? “A multi-disciplinary creative with strong analytical skills whose understanding of technology, psychology, and business generates user-experiences that exceed expectations for both internal and external clients. I take a user-centered design approach, and value collaboration from team members and stakeholders. I produce elegant design solutions and intuitive user-experiences […]

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Felesia McDonald

Website: https://iwebdesign360.com/ Twitter: @felesiadenon Who is Felesia McDonald? “My daughter recently asked me, ‘Are you always thinking about user experience’ after I made a comment about an online game that we were playing. The answer was ‘yes, I am because if it’s done right you don’t have to think about it!’ Bad design irritates me….which […]

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Dela A. Kumahor

Website: https://www.delakumahor.com/ Twitter: @delak Who is Dela A. Kumahor? “Almost two decades of experience creating digital products, services and communication by marrying human-centered design with business strategy and an ability to make things look and feel good. I live, work, teach and mentor out of Accra, Ghana.” (source)

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Leandro Assis

Website: https://lebassis.com/ Twitter: @lebassis Who is Leandro Assis? “Hi! I’m Leandro Assis, a brazilian lettering artist and art director based in Rio. But you can call me @lebassis. I’m known for super bold letterings, colorful palettes and playful illustrations, drawing the attention for global brands and agencies to digital projects and marketing campaigns for the […]

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Aurélia Durand

Website: https://www.aurelia-studio.com/ Twitter: @4ur3liad Who is Aurélia Durand? “Aurélia Durand’s art is a vivid celebration of diversity. She dedicates her artistic voice to matters involving representation. Aurélia represents Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and empowered — a united community whose destinies are intertwined. These colorful personalities present the unified voice of a global community whose hopes, […]

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Remy Sylvan

Website: https://www.remysylvan.com/ Twitter: @roundtripremy Who is Remy Sylvan? “I’m a product designer with 9+ years of experience in tech, media/film, online dating, and finance, and e-learning, with a specific specialty in behavior change strategy. From a skill perspective, I’m a mobile-first designer with cross-platform experience, and I distill complex problems into simple, user-centric experiences, through […]

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April Speight

Website: https://www.vogueandcode.com/ Twitter: @vogueandcode Who is April Speight? “April Speight is an author and developer advocate based in Beverly Hills, CA. She graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a BA in Global Business & Public Policy in addition to a certificate in Business Project Management. She later pursued and completed a MA […]

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Terrell Griffith

Website: https://terrellgriffith.com/ Twitter: @ImNotAPilea Who is Terrell Griffith? “My name is Terrell Griffith and I design digital products at Headspace. I am just another Black man fighting for a future where more people that look like me are doing what I am doing.” (source)

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Chindo Nkenke-Smith

Website: https://www.ordinarychin.com/ Twitter: @OrdinaryChin Who is Chindo Nkenke-Smith? “Freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer, with a penchant for providing brand elevations both on and off-screen. With a design approach that pulls influence from a background in visual merchandising and styling, my distinctive executions have opened the door for partnerships with corporate brands like Amazon and […]

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Chanelle Smith-Walker

Website: https://www.chanellecreative.com/ Twitter: @nellez_ Who is Chanelle Smith-Walker? “Most recently, Smith-Walker was selected for the Creators of Colors award presented by Hashtag Sports. She is currently the team photographer for the Carolina Panthers. Previously, Smith-Walker was the Creative Director for University of Tennessee football which made her the first black creative director in the SEC. […]

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Kahlil Brewington

Website: https://www.kbrewington.com/ Twitter: @cairoglyphics Who is Kahlil Brewington? “Multidisciplinary designer, specializing in identity systems, brand campaigns, print collateral, interactive applications, web sites, packaging, promotions, advertising, and illustration. My goal is to help elevate, and evolve my employer or client’s potential through smart thinking, clear speak and solid design. When I’m not making stuff, I play […]

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Olivia Fields

Website: https://www.ohfields.com/ Twitter: @tncts Who is Olivia Fields? “Olivia Fields is an African-American illustrator born, raised, and residing in Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in delicate line work, creating compositions that attempt to balance chic with chaos. Her work is largely influenced by Black beauty and identity, which she seeks to represent and uplift. Commonly explored […]

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Arome Ibrahim

Website: https://www.experisimmersive.com/ Twitter: @aromeibrahim_ Who is Arome Ibrahim? “Arome Ibrahim is an Immersive 360° VR Developer, Geographer & Applied Meteorologist, passionate about Digitization in cultural heritage and digital humanities. This social innovator strongly believes in utilizing technology, more broadly, innovation to build and grow impact-based solutions in Africa. He co-founded Experis Immersive – an Extended […]

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Jerome Hardaway

Website: https://vetswhocode.io/ Twitter: @JeromeHardaway Who is Jerome Hardaway? “Jerome Hardaway is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft and The Executive Developer of Vets Who Code. Having served in the Air Force as Security Forces then transitioned into software engineering, he is focused on helping underrepresented members in the veteran community learn and break into tech. […]

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Jovon Rossman

Website: https://jovon.me/ Twitter: @dxignista Who is Jovon Rossman? “Jovon is the Associate Director of Design for digital commerce at AT&T. She leads a team of UX and visual designers that transform complex business objectives into simple experiences for att.com customers. A self-taught designer, Jovon’s practiced design & coding since receiving her first computer at the […]

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Kervin Brisseaux

Website: https://brisseaux.com/ Twitter: @brisseaux Who is Kervin Brisseaux? “Kevin Brisseaux is an artist based in NYC. He previously worked as a Design Director at Vault49, a world-renowned brand design agency in New York and London. While at Vault, he spent 8.5 years developing creative solutions for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Diageo, Pepsi, […]

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Keisha Jordan

Website: https://www.keishajordan.com/ Twitter: @82kthepainter Who is Keisha Jordan? “A motivated creative leader with over 15 years of experience developing conceptual ideas and beautiful executions for a variety of national brands. Comfortable managing all aspects of the creative process from every medium, including digital, video, social, experiential, design, and shopper marketing. Have worked in many categories, […]

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Anthony Coleman

Website: https://anthonyjcoleman.com/ Twitter: @_anthonycoleman Who is Anthony Coleman? “Anthony Coleman currently oversees creative direction for Brand Creative Nike Chicago. His vision lenses the cultures, music, and environment of his upbringing brought to the world through design, film, narratives and experiences. While not handling day to day duties for the brand he finds moments to create […]

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Brooke Smith

Website: https://www.brookesmith.work/ Twitter: @thisis_brooke Who is Brooke Smith? “Brooke Smith is an experienced UX Designer with over 15 years of designing and developing web user interfaces and 10 years of working in the software and media industries. While she specializes in Web Development, her passion lies deeply within design systems, design tools and teaching programming. […]

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Robert Generette III

Website: https://www.behance.net/generette Twitter: @Rob_Zilla_III Who is Robert Generette III? “Hello. I draw stuff…with my iPad Pro. Since the age of three, I’ve been imitating life and expressing myself through lines. With age, I’ve honed my skills, sought formal training and mastered techniques in both traditional and digital mediums. As of late, my focus is on […]

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Chanelle Henry

Website: https://chanellehenry.com/ Twitter: @Chanelle777 Who is Chanelle Henry? “Hi, I’m Chanelle Henry. I am a UX Researcher with experience in UI Design. I wrote a book, and I’m currently continuing my research studies at Duke University. I have a background in psychology, computer science, cybersecurity, art direction and problem solving. While I embrace social media, I try to spend […]

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