Black design. Past, Present, and Future

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Despite the growing number of minority students Entering college, those numbers are not reflected In design-related fields. Diversity in design has been a The decades-long topic of investigation. The goal of this The event was to explore the intersection of identity and Practice, precisely why the design field has failed to Attract African American students, how hegemony Works, spaces impact professionals of color, andPotential improvement methods.

Black design. Past, present, and future Is a two-day virtual event attempting to Link equitable design talk with action. This event is a follow-up to the state of black design and will be broken into four categories, honoring our ancestors, the diaspora, our present, and the future. This event will feature speakers, panels, workshops, and a career fair. This Career Fair will attempt to connect the state of black designs 3k> following with employers who seek to recruit designers of color. All proceeds from this event will be used as scholarship funding for Black students interested in entering academia.

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  1. Angela Bains | Assistant Professor at OCAD University
  2. Barbara T. James | Assistant Professor of Psychology at Swarthmore College
  3. Bekah Marcum | Instagram
  4. Cheryl D. Holmes Miller | Collected Artist | Acclaimed Graphic Designer | Corporate Communications Designer
  5. Erwin Hines | Creative Director, Co-Lead of DE&I and community outreach
  6. Dian Holton | Senior Deputy Art Director at AARP
  7. Dr. Lesly Ann Noel | Professor of Practice; Associate Director, Design Thinking for Social Impact
  8. Duwain Pinder | Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company
  9. Fonz Morrison | Lead Product Designer, Global Conversion, Netflix
  10. Heatherlee Nguyen | Black Ignite
  11. Jasmine Kent, IDSA | Under Armour
  12. Jennifer White-Johnson | Assistant Professor of Visual Communication
  13. Jerome Harris | As for Not
  14. Kristina Ashley Williams, MS, MA, Founder & CEO of Unpacking
  15. Lauren Tate Baeza | Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art
  16. Lauren Williams | Visiting Instructor, Communication Design at College for Creative Studies
  17. Loren Cobbs, MPA | CEO at CRATE | Consultant | Speaker | Diversity & Equity Champion
  18. Leslie Wingo | CEO | Advertising Badass | TEDx + Keynote Speaker | DEI (Diversity, Equity + Inclusion) Expert | Wife + Mom | Oenophile
  19. Lenora Porter | Software Engineer @ Salesforce | Youtuber | Speaker | Community Builder
  20. Mallence Bart-Williams | Founder & Creative Director of Freetown Based Creative Collective Folorunsho
  21. Marshall Shorts | Creative-N-Chief of Artfluential™ | Certified Brand Specialist
  22. Maxwell VanHook | Art Director - Amazon Devices (Alexa, Fire TV, Kindle)
  23. Mikea Hugley | Founder at Makers for Humankind
  24. Mitzi Okou | Visual and Interaction Designer at HP, Where are the Black Designers
  25. Monna Morton | Graphic Designer at Philadelphia OIC
  26. Nwaka Onwusa - Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  27. Oen Michael Hammonds | Design Principal, Employee Experience Design at IBM
  28. Phillip Hutchison | Global Design Director of Personal Care at Procter & Gamble
  29. Pierce Gordon, Ph.D. | Inaugural Innovation Fellow in Residence at Arkansas
  30. Saki Mafundikwa | Director of Zimbabwe Institute of Digital Arts
  31. Shelly Murphy | Sr. Graphic Designer at McKinsey & Company
  32. Simon Charwey |Founder of African Design Matters • Anthologist on Indigenous Afrikan Design Systems and Afrikan Symbology
  33. Silas Munro | Otis College of Art and Design
  34. Terresa Moses | Creative Director, Educator, & Design Researcher
  35. Temi Coker | Designer, Adobe Creative Resident Alumni (2018-2019)
  36. Timothy Bardlavens | Product Design Manager, Facebook

If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact ( 512.245.3579 ) at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

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