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Revision Path is an award-winning weekly interview podcast that focuses on showcasing some of the best Black graphic designers, web designers, and web developers from all over the world. On each episode, we explore the stories, processes, experiences, insights, and creative inspirations of these awesome creators.

Revision Path is an award-winning weekly interview podcast that focuses on showcasing some of the best Black graphic designers, web designers, and web developers from all over the world. On each episode, we explore the stories, processes, experiences, insights, and creative inspirations of these awesome creators.
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Atlanta, GA

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Revision Path is an award-winning weekly interview podcast that focuses on showcasing some of the best Black graphic designers, web designers, and web developers from all over the world. On each episode, we explore the stories, processes, experiences, insights, and creative inspirations of these awesome creators.

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English


Episodes

255: Fahamu Pecou

8/13/2018
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Fahamu Pecou and his art push boundaries, challenge classic representations, and have solidified his place as one of the most important contemporary artists of the 21st century. His work combines observations on hip-hop, the fine art world, and pop culture, and this is expressed through paintings, performance art, and academic work as well. I was really lucky to get a chance to talk with Fahamu fresh off his most recent accomplishment -- earning his PhD from Emory University! Our...

Duration:01:05:32

254: Goldi Gold

8/6/2018
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Atlanta's own Goldi Gold describes himself as a "blue collar" digital illustrator, but his hustle and quality of work are top notch. As a fixture of Atlanta's art scene, Goldi makes sure he's out there making sure people see art in person. We talked about how he got started as an illustrator, and what inspires his unique style. From there, Goldi talked about what drew him to Atlanta, and what follows is a candid discussion about how the city treats art and artists, and talks about what...

Duration:00:58:24

253: Ida Woldemichael

7/30/2018
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Creative director Ida Woldemichael is definitely someone to keep your eye on! Currently she's working for Everytown for Gun Safety, but before that, she served as design lead for Hillary for America and even coined the campaign's widely-used catchphrase "I'm With Her"! Our conversation began by talking about Ida's current role, and from there we went into her work for the Hillary for America campaign and what she learned during that time. Ida also teaches at NYU, so she shared what she's...

Duration:00:57:11

252: Shaw Strothers

7/23/2018
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One thing that can be hard for new designers to grasp is that users are the most important part of design. Shaw Strothers is a huge advocate of this, and it's reflected in his work at UX lead at User Insight in Atlanta, GA. Shaw started off talking about how he got into UX after a start in computer science and an early start as an industrial designer. From there, he talked about Hue Design Summit, an annual event put on by Shaw and the Hue Collective for design professionals of color, and...

Duration:00:58:46

251: Nuff

7/16/2018
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So there's a bit of history behind this interview with the mononymous Toronto-based designer Nuff. He was one of the first people I reached out to over five years ago when Revision Path began, and while we've kept in touch since then, it's only until now that I've been able to get an interview with him. And let me tell you...it was worth the wait. We touch on a lot of different topics during our interview, including the Toronto design scene, his creative process behind his digital and...

Duration:01:29:17

250: Julian Alexander

7/9/2018
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For our 250th episode, I'm so honored to bring you this conversation with creative director, graphic designer, and entrepreneur Julian Alexander. Julian may be most well known for designing the album cover for 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Trying, and his design work on the Miles Davis box set The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions even earned him a GRAMMY for art direction! Even with those huge accolades under his belt, Julian is a really humble guy, and I think that really comes through in the...

Duration:00:55:26

249: Mikell Fine-Iles

7/2/2018
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There's no single way to becoming a designer these days, which I suppose is one of the most interesting things about this industry. Mikell Fine Iles, for example, grew up in San Francisco around art and design, went to Clark-Atlanta University for school, studied more design in Denmark, and worked for agencies Noise and JWT before his current position at Bloomberg as design director. And there's more! We started our conversation talking about Mikell's day-to-day work at Bloomberg, and from...

Duration:00:54:54

248: Cheryl D. Miller

6/25/2018
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If you have followed me and Revision Path since at least 2015, then you'll hopefully recognize how powerfully significant this week's guest is. Cheryl D. Miller holds many titles -- visual artist, designer, author, writer, and theologian. Her trailblazing 1985 graduate thesis at Pratt Institute helped fuel the conversation about diversity in design for Black designers and designers of color -- a conversation we're still continuing over 30 years later. Cheryl and I talk about her...

Duration:01:08:43

247: Forest Young

6/18/2018
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Forest Young is the global principal and head of design at Wolff Olins, and let me tell you...he's a busy, busy guy. Whether he's serving as a design critic at Yale University (his alma mater) or or overseeing award-winning design projects, Forest brings a high level of observation and specificity to his work. We start off talking about one of Wolff Olins' recent award-winning campaigns Dotdot, and that spurred a discussion about the ethics of bleeding edge future design, and even access...

Duration:01:01:36

246: Sabella Flagg

6/11/2018
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One of the brilliant things about design is that there's no one "right" way to enter the industry. Career paths aren't linear anymore, and no one demonstrates this more than Sabella Flagg. Her journey has a designer has literally taken her around the world, and now she's settled in Seattle as an interaction designer for digital agency Artefact. Sabella and I talked about what interaction design is, and she shared what prompted her move to Seattle after spending time teaching English in...

Duration:00:56:31

245: Michael Grant

6/4/2018
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Design and journalism might seem like opposite fields, but technology has brought them closer together than ever before (especially over the past few years). How are journalists navigating this new landscape where news is now a designed experience? To gain some insight on this, I spoke with Michael Grant. He's the creative director for the San Francisco Business Times and is a current John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Michael an I talked about his current research...

Duration:00:54:41

244: Brandon Breaux

5/28/2018
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Like several guests I've had on the show, I knew of Brandon Breaux's work before I even knew who he was! He may be known best as the artist behind the mixtape covers for Chance the Rapper, but Brandon's art spans much further than that. And no matter how far his art takes him, he always represents for Chicago. Actually, Chicago is where our conversation began! We talked about the local design scene and how he feels being a part of it as his profile has grown, and from there Brandon told me...

Duration:00:53:10

243: Thomas Dang

5/21/2018
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If there's anything I learned from talking with Thomas Dang, it's that he really puts a lot of effort into not just making sure his work is seen, but that it's felt as well. That can be a difficult thing for a graphic designer to do, but Thomas' unique mix of skills gives him a perspective many others don't have. Thomas is currently pursuing his MBA while freelancing, so we talked about how what he's studying factors into his life as a designer. From there, Thomas shared the early days of...

Duration:00:57:28

242: Tony Turner

5/14/2018
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There's been some debate in the community recently about whether UX is considered a design discipline, so we've been talking to UX designers in lots of different fields to get a better look at just why UX is so important. And thanks to Alex Binder, that's how I met Tony Turner, a UX designer in Cleveland, Ohio. Tony started off with talking about how he first learned about UX, and how he's used his skills in both the insurance and technology industries. We also delve a bit into the topic...

Duration:00:49:03

241: Ofo Obuobi

5/7/2018
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For our first international interview of 2018, we're headed to the island country of Mauritius to talk with Ofo Obuobi. Ofo is the lead graphic designer at the African Leadership University, and she's traveled and worked in Ghana, France, and here in the U.S. as well. Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures, which is an excellent place for a designer like Ofo to thrive. We start off talking more about her work with ALU, and she shared how her intercontinental design journey led her to her...

Duration:00:44:49

240: Jonathan Jackson

4/30/2018
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"WeShouldDoItAll isn't just a name -- it's a way of life." And let me tell you, Jonathan Jackson was not kidding when he said that. As creative director and partner of the award-winning, Brooklyn-based studio, he and his team have done all kinds of work from websites to fashion to large scale exhibitions. And there's even more! Jonathan talked to me about his early days at Kent State University, and how his love for architecture planted the seed for what would become WSDIA. We also spent a...

Duration:00:48:31

239: Alex Binder

4/23/2018
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You might not immediately think of a strong design community when someone mentions Cleveland, Ohio, but UX designer Alex Binder is well on his way to changing that perception. His work ethic and reputation are already helping him establish himself in the industry, including his current position with health tech company OnShift. Alex and I started off with a look into the Cleveland design community, and he talked about how his education at Cleveland State University gave him a solid look...

Duration:00:51:39

238: Renee Reid

4/16/2018
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Research is such an important part of the design process, and no one can attest to that fact more than Renee Reid. As senior UX design researcher at LinkedIn, the process of search and discovery is crucial to her work in helping connect professionals worldwide. Renee walked me through a typical day working with project managers, designers, and other researchers, and we touched on the increasing popularity of UX roles in the design industry. She also shared some of the goals she has for the...

Duration:00:52:59

237: Shannon Boone

4/9/2018
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When I was a kid growing up in rural Alabama, magazines were my gateway to the world. But these days, Internet and social media have become that gateway, so where does that leave magazines for kids? My search led me to Shannon Boone, creative director for Sesi Magazine, a quarterly print magazine dedicated to celebrating Black teen girls. We talked about how Shannon first got involved at Sesi, and from there we talked about how she helps put Sesi together, how she became interested in...

Duration:00:59:25

236: Eddie Opara

4/2/2018
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It's not an understatement to say that Eddie Opara is one of the most well-known multifaceted Black designers today. As a partner for Pentagram, his work spans a number of media -- web, print, packaging, UI, installations, environments...you name it. It's really a privilege and an honor to speak with him not just about what he's done and his creative process, but about him as a person as well. We spend some time talking about how he works with his team and with clients, and from there we...

Duration:01:18:23