Dorothea Taylor

Website: https://tpdesigninc.com/home LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorothea-taylor-62a02231 Who is Dorothea Taylor? “Dorothea Taylor is a founder and the current owner of T.P. Design, a studio based in Stone Mountain, Georgia. For more than 30 years, she’s brought a signature blend of illustration, and typography/title design to her work for clients like Pepsi, Church’s, General Mills, Cartoon Network, Georgia […]

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Justin E. Samuels

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinsamuels Who is Justin E. Samuels? “I’m currently a Senior Software Engineer at the industry-leading marketing and e-commerce platform, Mailchimp, where I create unique & engaging interactions for our customers by using React.JS & PHP. I graduated from Mississippi State University on May 9th, 2015, with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with an emphasis […]

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Sharae Gibbs

Website: https://www.shedesigns.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharaegibbs Who is Sharae Gibbs? “A Founder, Director, and Interaction Designer. I leverage my knowledge of Human-Centered Design and UX to mentor junior designers. As an instructional designer, I combine my passion for design and technology to develop curriculum. I enjoy teaching, nature, art, and playing spades.” (source)

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Vince Wanga

Website: https://vwanga.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincent-wanga Who is Vince Wanga? “Vincent Wanga is a fine artist, designer, creative director, consultant, and entrepreneur with almost two decades of professional experience in a multitude of creative disciplines. Inspired by art, film, architecture, technology, and travel, he has explored the world collecting creative inspiration while collaborating with a diverse constituency […]

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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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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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Kamilah Taylor

Photo: Jo Chou Website: https://www.kamilahtaylor.com/ Twitter: @kamilah Who is Kamilah Taylor? “Kamilah Taylor is an engineer, writer, entrepreneur and a public speaker who hails from the tiny island of Jamaica and currently resides in San Francisco. She currently does mobile at Gusto, a startup that does payroll and benefits for small businesses. She previously worked […]

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Kathleen A. Tucker

Website: https://katcxd.myportfolio.com/ Twitter: @KathleenATucke1 Who is Kathleen A. Tucker? “My experience and skill sets are extensive, having worked as a freelance graphic designer for several years prior to landing a full-time position with Kinko’s now FedEx Office. I have acquired a little over 23 combined years of design, print and web experience under my belt. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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