Revision Path

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Revision Path is an award-winning design podcast that showcases the world's Black designers, developers, and digital creatives. On each episode, host Maurice Cherry explores the stories, processes, experiences, insights and inspirations of these awesome creators. Produced by Glitch, Inc.

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312: Randall Wilson

September 16th, 2019


One of the best things about Revision Path is that it allows our audience the opportunity to learn about so many great designers and their work, and Randall Wilson is a prime example of that. Randall is the UX design …

311: Erin Newby

September 9th, 2019


How much do you factor accessibility into your work? If the answer isn't "a lot", then hopefully this week's interview with Erin Newby will give you …

310: Brian Douglas

September 2nd, 2019


While many technology companies these days have developer advocates, it may not be immediately clear to the rest of us exactly what it is they do. …

309: Nicole Davis

August 26th, 2019


One of the great things about Revision Path is that each guest shows that you can really carve your own path to success in the design and tech …

308: Jaline McPherson

August 19th, 2019


If you're a long time listener of Revision Path, then you have definitely heard me sing the praises of the Black in Design Conference that takes …

307: Isaak Hayes

August 12th, 2019


It's a rare occurrence when I get the chance to talk with someone at a crossroads in their career, so this conversation with Isaak Hayes is …

306: Jeremi Dudu

August 5th, 2019


We're kicking off August with an inspirational conversation with Jeremi Dudu. By day, Jeremi works at Salesforce as a UX designer on Philanthropy Cloud, a platform that turns employees into citizen philanthropists by …

305: Sarah Huny Young

July 29th, 2019


Sarah Huny Young is an ambitious and thoughtful award-winning creative director and artist. Her accomplishments and accolades are well deserved and …

Welcome to Revision Path!

July 25th, 2019


This is Revision Path, an award-winning weekly interview podcast that showcases the world's best Black designers, developers, and digital creatives.

If you're looking to get inspired, then tune in each week for in-depth …

304: Samuel Green

July 22nd, 2019


This week, I sat down with Samuel Green -- a product designer at Airbus Aerial in Atlanta, GA and a visual artist. Samuel is also the owner of Studio Mobius, which they call "a small creative group composed of …

303: Brian Cherry

July 15th, 2019


Brian Cherry is driven and passionate about design! He's a true hustler--not only is he the Creative Director of Nutrisystem but he also runs his own design agency Cherry Fresh Designs. Brian is a nonstop force to be …

302: Jamil Bonnick

July 8th, 2019


Jamil Bonnick isn't just an experienced Product Designer, with a keen eye for design but he's also a storyteller. While we discussed his background and career journey, and his new job at Etsy, our conversation was so …

301: 300th Episode Celebration!

July 1st, 2019


How do you celebrate 300 episodes of dynamic conversations and thought-provoking opinions? You invite two leaders in the industry to sit down and dig even deeper!

We recorded this episode live in New York's Green Space …

300: Hannah Beachler

June 24th, 2019


Fruitvale Station. Miles Ahead. Creed. Moonlight. If you've seen any of these films over the past few years, then you're familiar with the work of Hannah Beachler. You may also know her for her Afrofuturist design …

299: Rich Smith

June 17th, 2019


Netflix is a major player in the entertainment industry, and their streaming video service is available nearly worldwide on smart TVs, game consoles, …

298: Husani Barnwell

June 10th, 2019


Husani Barnwell not only has two impressive degrees under his belt from Parsons and Harvard, a mile long resume, but he continues to reinvent himself. He is a storyteller, a designer, and a leader in the industry. His …

297: Brett Marshall

June 3rd, 2019


Designing for public safety might not sound like the most exciting job, but that's because you haven't heard Brett Marshall describe it. As the principal designer at CentralSquare, he helps design interfaces that are …

296: Shar Biggers

May 27th, 2019


I first heard of about Shar Biggers from one of our past guests, Ida Woldemichael, and from just the first few minutes of our conversation I knew …

295: Angelica Quicksey

May 20th, 2019


Angelica Quicksey's insights into civic design are unique and insightful. She designs federal government services with a focus on digital …

294: Abraham Asefaw

May 13th, 2019


Abraham Abbi Asefaw is not only an inspiring entrepreneur who has founded two agencies but a relatable and inspiring voice in the industry. As the Co-Founder of The Pop Up Agency, which he created before he turned 30, …

293: Kim Williams

May 6th, 2019


According to Kim Williams, it takes real grit to be in the design field. She serves as the group manager for the UX core team at Indeed, where she …

292: Melvin Hale

April 29th, 2019


Melvin Hale may say he's "a regular guy who beat the odds," but with twenty years of design experience and a decade of design leadership under his …

291: Dexter Ferguson

April 22nd, 2019


Dexter Ferguson might be a young designer in this industry, but he is committed to using his abilities to really help change the world. By day, he works at Airbus Aerial as a product designer, helping insurance …

290: Will Miner

April 15th, 2019


A common theme on Revision Path is that there's no set path to being a part of the design industry. Will Miner, the senior director of UX at the …

289: Dave Hall

April 8th, 2019


Guests of the show know that before we do an interview, I always ask them what I call “the Oprah question.” But how do you ask the Oprah question to someone who works for Oprah? Turns out that when you’re Dave Hall, …

288: Jonathan Sangster

April 1st, 2019


If you're a part of Chicago's design scene, then you've no doubt heard of the multitalented Jonathan Sangster. They are currently an assistant …

287: Shani Sandy

March 25th, 2019


Shani Sandy is a real mover and a shaker in this industry. As a design executive for IBM, she combines business leadership and creative concepts to help advance design thinking for clients all over the world. But how …

286: Alanna Marshall

March 18th, 2019


If you want to know what it's like working in the high-paced field of advertising, then this week's interview is for you! Meet Alanna Marshall, an associate creative director at Ten35 in Chicago. Whether she's …

285: Shaun Mosley

March 11th, 2019


Shaun Mosley is one busy guy! By day, he's a software designer and interaction designer, and as part of Intuit's Design System team, he helps build …

284: The State of the Internet 2019

March 4th, 2019


Revision Path has had quite a journey, so for our 6th anniversary, we're going to take some time to go over the highlights (and lowlights) of the past year, and give you a sneak peek into what's coming up on the horizon.

283: Alana Washington

February 25th, 2019


I have really enjoyed talking with some members of the Capital One Digital Team this month, and what better way to wrap up the month than to talk about the woman who helped make all this possible -- Alana Washington! As …

282: Belindah Jones

February 18th, 2019


How do you define success? If you haven't thought about this, then this week's interview with Belindah Jones will help put you in the right frame of mind to answer it. Belindah works a UX designer with Capital One's …

281: Arneice Hart

February 11th, 2019


Our look at the Capital One Digital team continues this month with the talented multidisciplinary designer Arneice Hart. She works as a senior …

280: Jamika D. Burge, PhD

February 4th, 2019


February on Revision Path is sponsored by Capital One, and we're bringing you the stories of four Black women that are part of the Capital One Digital team.

Meet Jamika D. Burge, PhD, dean of Eno University and a "human …

279: Richard Bentham

January 28th, 2019


When I met exhibit designer Richard Bentham last summer while in Washington DC, I immediately wanted to have him come on the show. Museums play such …

278: Annyce Davis

January 21st, 2019


There's a lot of A's in this episode — Amsterdam, Android, and Annyce Davis! As the software team lead for ZOLA Electric, Annyce has helped the …

277: Aisha Blake

January 14th, 2019


You might not think of Detroit as a city for tech, but web developer Aisha Blake is helping change that perspective. She works as a web developer for Detroit Labs, fosters the next generation of tech speakers through

276: Abimbola Idowu

January 7th, 2019


We're kicking off 2018 in Berlin! Meet Abimbola Idowu, a software engineer for SAP, one of the largest tech companies in Europe. Abimbola may be …

275: Omayeli Arenyeka

December 31st, 2018


We're closing out the year here on Revision Path with artist and technologist Omayeli Arenyeka. I first learned about her work when she wrote into …

274: Courtney Pinter

December 24th, 2018


Our international design series continues here on Revision Path, and our next stop is Zurich, Switzerland! Meet Courtney Pinter, a multidisciplinary …

273: Karl Hudson Phillips

December 17th, 2018


When I first met Karl a few years ago at HOW Design Live here in Atlanta, I knew I had to have him on the show because he embodies something special about the design community. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Karl …

272: Analise Cleopatra

December 10th, 2018


Analise Cleopatra is living proof that sometimes the things that you are seeking may take you on another path. I first learned about Analise through a reality show on YouTube called Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker …

271: Bobby C. Martin, Jr.

December 3rd, 2018


It's been a while since we first had Bobby C. Martin, Jr. on Revision Path, so I'm glad to have a chance to really sit down and talk with him to kick things off for our final month of interviews for 2018.

As the …

270: Aaron Gleen

November 26th, 2018


Aaron Gleen is an art director and graphic designer that's taking the Philippines by storm. Through his company, GRAY+, he helps businesses and other designers recognize and learn the value of design. I caught up with …

269: Jason Murphy

November 19th, 2018


Jason Murphy is a legend in the design industry. He's most known as being one of a half dozen design directors who oversaw the brand for Nike, but he's also created concepts for BET, SEIU, Discovery, and many other …

268: Nicholas Johnson

November 12th, 2018


I met Nicholas Johnson this year at the AIGA Awards Gala, and after just a few minutes of speaking with him, I knew I had to have him on the podcast. …

267: Kevin White

November 5th, 2018


Kevin White calls himself a "UX strategist", but that title barely scratches the surface of what he does. Aside from his work as a senior experience designer, he's also a talented illustrator, a design educator, and a …

266: Jarrett Key

October 29th, 2018


Jarrett Key creates works that transcend multiple boundaries. As a fine artist, Jarrett uses hair -- like, literally painting with their entire head …

265: Leah Gilliam

October 22nd, 2018


Leah Gilliam is a force. As an award-winning artist, she uses technology to tell stories, bring awareness to issues, and to ask questions about …

264: Courtney Wilburn

October 15th, 2018


Thanks to engineers like Courtney Wilburn, your favorite sites can stay online even when they're getting slammed with visitors. And as the lead …

263: Courtney La Prince

October 8th, 2018


The multitalented Courtney La Prince is a true go-getter! Her focus on delivering the best experiences she can for users goes through all her work, …

262: Jordan Green

October 1st, 2018


I first met Jordan in our Slack community, and ever since then, he's been a part of helping foster Revision Path's community. Currently, Jordan works as a research coordinator for the MyPEEPS project at the University …

261: Marcus Mosby

September 24th, 2018


I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the end of this year's HBCU Month on Revision Path (as well as this year's World Interaction Design Day

260: Cary Michael Robinson

September 17th, 2018


When I stumbled across Cary Michael Robinson's work, I knew I had to have him on the show. He's got his hands in a lot of different aspects of art and design, and has even turned that into a series of entrepreneurial …

259: Kendrick Daye

September 10th, 2018


As a working artist, it can be a constant battle between unchallenged freedom of expression and doing what you need to do to survive and put food on …

258: Delanie West

September 3rd, 2018


As a creative, Delanie West contains multitudes. She has over 20 years of experience in the design industry across product development, packaging, …

257: Sean Fahie

August 27th, 2018


When I first had the idea to do a month dedicated to Atlanta's art scene, Sean Fahie's name immediately came to mind. Sean really does it all -- he's a designer, an artist, an illustrator, an author, a film maker, a …

256: Lisa Babb

August 20th, 2018


Atlanta is a city full of possibilities, and Lisa Babb is the kind of person who not only sees them all, but encourages others to see them as well. …

255: Fahamu Pecou

August 13th, 2018


Fahamu Pecou and his art push boundaries, challenge classic representations, and have solidified his place as one of the most important contemporary …

254: Goldi Gold

August 6th, 2018


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 …

253: Ida Woldemichael

July 30th, 2018


Creative director Ida Woldemichael is definitely someone to keep your eye on! Currently she's working for Everytown for Gun Safety, but before that, …

252: Shaw Strothers

July 23rd, 2018


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, …

251: Nuff

July 16th, 2018


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 …

250: Julian Alexander

July 9th, 2018


For our 250th episode, I'm so honored to bring you this conversation with creative director, graphic designer, and entrepreneur Julian Alexander. …

249: Mikell Fine-Iles

July 2nd, 2018


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 …

248: Cheryl D. Miller

June 25th, 2018


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. …

247: Forest Young

June 18th, 2018


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 …

246: Sabella Flagg

June 11th, 2018


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 …

245: Michael Grant

June 4th, 2018


Design and journalism might seem like opposite fields, but technology has brought them closer together than ever before (especially over the past few …

244: Brandon Breaux

May 28th, 2018


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 …

243: Thomas Dang

May 21st, 2018


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 …

242: Tony Turner

May 14th, 2018


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 …

241: Ofo Obuobi

May 7th, 2018


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 …

240: Jonathan Jackson

April 30th, 2018


"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 …

239: Alex Binder

April 23rd, 2018


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 …

238: Renee Reid

April 16th, 2018


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 …

237: Shannon Boone

April 9th, 2018


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 …

236: Eddie Opara

April 2nd, 2018


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 …

235: Daniel Dickson

March 26th, 2018


If you saw this year's 28 Days of the Web, then this week's guest is probably already familiar to you! Meet Daniel Dickson, a creative director in …

234: Anthony Daniel II

March 19th, 2018


Do you ever think about how the software that pilots use is designed? If so, then this week's interview is for you! Meet Anthony Daniel II, a senior interaction designer who works in the aerospace field. Our …

233: Hadiya Williams

March 12th, 2018


I met Hadiya Williams at last year's Black in Design Conference at Harvard University, and I have been a fan ever since then. Hadiya's background in …

232: Lorenzo Wilkins

March 5th, 2018


Lorenzo Wilkins is a multitalented creative who has worked extensively in his field for more than 40 years! Graphic design, photography, …

231: Five Years of Revision Path

February 26th, 2018


Five years. Over 230 podcast episodes. And if you include our blog, that's nearly 300 interviews with Black designers, developers, and creatives worldwide.

This episode is a love letter for you, our loyal listeners. I …

Bonus Episode: The Design of Black Panther

February 22nd, 2018


Marvel Studios' Black Panther is a bonafide box office smash, having amassed over $400 million in ticket sales worldwide. After chatting with so many people about the movie, I knew I had to do something for the …

230: Ronia Peguero

February 19th, 2018


Ronia Peguero really wants to help people take the leap into their own creative endeavors, and she's definitely leading by example! Aside from being the chief creative officer of her own company -- V+R Digital Branding …

229: Danielle Beecham

February 12th, 2018


Danielle Beecham is a great example of someone who is inspired by the different ways you can use design for what you are passionate about in life. As a freelance UX designer in New York City, Danielle's focus is on …

228: Ian Davis

February 5th, 2018


I'll never forget what Ian Davis told me when I first spoke with him: "I'm here to serve the creative community." As a results-oriented creative …

227: Rafael Smith

January 29th, 2018


Rafael Smith proves that being curious and being open to new experiences can take you pretty far in life. As the current design lead at, he uses his skills in product design and industrial design to improve the …

226: Regine Gilbert

January 22nd, 2018


Regine Gilbert is such a positive presence in our Slack community, so when we finally met at last year's Black in Design Conference, I knew I had to …

225: Jomo Tariku

January 15th, 2018


When Jomo Tariku reached out to me to tell me about his work, I knew I had to have him come on the podcast and tell his story. His furniture designs draw heavily from his Ethiopian background, and has been exhibited in …

224: Audrey Bennett

January 8th, 2018


We've had design educators and researchers on Revision Path before, but never a design scholar! Audrey Bennett studies cross-cultural and …

223: Jermaine Bell

January 1st, 2018


I couldn't think of a better person to start 2018 with here on Revision Path than Jermaine Bell. The Baltimore-based visual designer, photographer, …

222: John Jennings

December 18th, 2017


We're closing out 2017 by talking with the one and only John Jennings. As a storyteller, editor and artist, John's body of work spans several media: comics, graphic novels, books, and countless panels and talks. He's …

221: Danikqwa Rambert

December 11th, 2017


When you think of design and Rhode Island, what comes to mind? Well hopefully after this episode, you'll think of web and print designer Danikqwa …

220: Gail Anderson

December 4th, 2017


Gail Anderson is a titan in the design community. As an educator, designer, author, and creative director, her output of work has helped shape and propel the design community worldwide for the past 30 years. Her …

219: Jon Bell

November 27th, 2017


We're ending out MailChimp Month on Revision Path with a conversation with Jon Bell. Jon has worn many hats in his career -- design leader, product leader, entrepreneur -- and now he beings his experience to MailChimp …

218: Cyrus Henderson

November 20th, 2017


Cyrus Henderson may be new to MailChimp, but he's no stranger to the product design game, As a product designer on the ads team, he's also helped work on some of their latest campaigns.

We talked a lot about learning …

217: Raven Covington

November 13th, 2017


As a software engineer at MailChimp, Raven works in the background to help make sure all of the platform's features run smoothly. It sounds like a …

216: Eric Muntz

November 6th, 2017


Eric Muntz has been with MailChimp since 2010, and he has really seen it grow into the hugely popular email service provider and marketing automation …

215: Timothy Bardlavens

October 30th, 2017


Timothy Bardlavens has accomplished a lot since he started designing professionally five years ago. His design journey has taken him from coast to coast, and now he’s at Microsoft helping lead product innovation and UX …

214: Sibyl Edwards

October 23rd, 2017


Sibyl Edwards is a true advocate for tech inclusion and women in technology. She's the chief creative inclusion officer for strategy agency Wetogethr

213: Omari Souza

October 16th, 2017


Diversity in design for Black people is an important issue, but a lot of its focus tends to go towards employment rather than education. Design researcher Omari Souza has approached the topic from a different angle, and …

212: Mattieau St. Cyr

October 9th, 2017


When it comes to his work, Mattieau St. Cyr's philosophy as a creator is to always stay open. The multi-talented Torontonian has his hands in a lot …

211: Mikhaile Solomon

October 2nd, 2017


If you're ever down in Miami for Art Basel (or otherwise), then there's a good chance you've experienced Mikhaile Solomon's influence. As the …

210: Derrick Rivers

September 25th, 2017


We're closing out HBCU Month this year on Revision Path by talking with award-winning creative director Derrick Rivers. With over fourteen years of experience, Derrick specializes in using strategy and business tactics …

209: Frances Liddell

September 18th, 2017


We're back in the Bay Area this week, and we're talking to illustrator and senior UI/UX designer Frances Liddell! She comes from an illustrious legacy through Jackson State University, but as you'll hear in the …

208: C. Spike Trotman

September 11th, 2017


If you're fan of indie comics, then you've no doubt heard of C. Spike Trotman. The cartoonist and best-selling author is the founder of Iron Circus Comics, Chicago's largest comic book publisher. Aside from this, Spike …

207: Angelica McKinley

September 4th, 2017


We've had several folks from Slack here on Revision Path, and the latest one is digital designer Angelica McKinley! She has a wealth of experience in …

206: Kim Goulbourne

August 28th, 2017


It's easy to see why Kim Goulbourne calls herself a "chronic creator". Whether she's helping first-time renters in NYC or helping others experience …

205: Duane Jones

August 21st, 2017


Duane Jones really breaks boundaries when it comes to design. While his main work is with information management, his passion for self-expression comes alive through his brand Art Pays Me. Duane is definitely one of the …

204: Hans Dorsinville

August 14th, 2017


Hans Dorsinville came across my radar when I saw AdWeek's Creative 100 for 2017. If his name doesn't sound familiar to you, then you've definitely seen his work. I'm talking Donna Karan, Lane Bryant...even Beyoncé. His …

203: Catt Small

August 7th, 2017


Catt Small has been one of our most requested guests over the past few years, so we're starting off August by bringing her back on the show!

Our conversation began with her talking about her day to day work as a product …

202: Michael Hollander

July 31st, 2017


This week's guest is Michael Hollander, senior character animator at Telltale Games. You've no doubt seen his work through some of their best-selling …

201: Antonea Nabors

July 24th, 2017


I'm always excited to find out about great design talent all over the world, so I was really excited to find out about Antonea Nabors while randomly browsing the Web. What a discovery! For the past few years, Antonea …

200: Sarah Huny Young

July 17th, 2017


For our 200th episode, we're bringing back one of our favorite guests -- Sarah Huny Young. Huny does it all -- she's a creative director, a …

199: Gintel Gee

July 10th, 2017


There are more options for you to enter design than you think, and Gintel Gee embodies that fact. This self-taught designer has honed her skills over the years and produced work for a number of LA's top agencies.

Now …

198: Lisa Welchman

July 3rd, 2017


As a digital creator, you may not even think much about the concept of digital governance. Don't worry though -- this week's guest, Lisa Welchman, literally wrote the book on digital governance!

Our conversation begins …

197: Ekpemi Anni

June 26th, 2017


We're closing out the month by skipping back across the pond to talk with the brilliant Ekpemi Anni! I love how she says anyone can be a designer and have a career in this industry.

We start off by talking about what a …

196: Felicia Penza

June 19th, 2017


When Felicia Penza described herself to me as "a mother, artist, vocalist, and part-time Soul Train dancer", I knew I was in for a great interview! …

195: Antoine Thomas

June 12th, 2017


The DMV area is brimming with Black design talent, and Antoine Thomas is no exception. As the founder of West 7th Design Studio, Antoine and his team …

194: Datrianna Meeks

June 5th, 2017


Datrianna Meeks has been on our radar since we first profiled her back in 2015 as part of 28 Days of the Web. Since then, she's been making some tremendous strides in her career, leading up to her current position as a …

193: Lauren Dorman

May 29th, 2017


I've said before that our Slack community has some great people, and this week's guest is no exception to that. Meet Lauren Dorman: a software developer in Berlin with a background in design and a penchant for working …

192: Laci Jordan

May 22nd, 2017


There's few designers out there that can match Laci Jordan's unique mix of talent, energy, and hustle. This Los Angeles-based creative director and …

191: Craig Wilkins

May 15th, 2017


This week's interview is with none other than the venerable Craig Wilkins. Craig is one of the country's leading scholars on African-Americans in …

190: RJ Harrington

May 8th, 2017


RJ Harrington is partner and lead creative at Twenty and 3, a one-stop creative shop that builds engaging brands from the ground up.

We talked about where the idea to start Twenty and 3 came from, how they approach …

189: Toni Patterson

May 1st, 2017


It's May, and our first interview of the month is with the talented and dynamic Toni Patterson. Toni has been killing the design scene in Baltimore for years through her company Skye Media Group, and her success is a …

188: Brian Hollingsworth

April 24th, 2017


This week's episode is a bit of a walk down memory lane. Back in 2014, London-based designer Brian Hollingsworth was Revision Path's first …

187: Tré Seals

April 17th, 2017


We're wrapping up our two-part series with a conversation with the extremely talented Tré Seals. His specialties lie in branding and illustration, but Tré is also a fantastic typographer.

The interview starts off with …

186: Tynesha Foreman

April 10th, 2017


For the next two weeks, I'm looking at two talented young creatives in the DMV area. First up: animator Tynesha Foreman. When she described herself to me as someone "with a proclivity for the grotesque," I knew I had to …

185: Janelle Allen

April 3rd, 2017


If you've ever thought about having your own online course, then you'll definitely want to listen to this week's interview with Janelle Allen! She's a learning designer with a background in education, and her company

184: Alex Fefegha

March 27th, 2017


We're closing out March by talking with with London-based product designer and creative technologist Alex Fefegha. As the creative director of his …

183: Chikezie Ejiasi

March 20th, 2017


I've had my eye on Chikezie Ejiasi and his work since we profiled him for 28 Days of the Web back in 2015. Fast forward to now, and Chikezie is working as a senior interaction designer at Google on their new Daydream VR

182: Melissa Smith

March 13th, 2017


It's been a minute since we've had someone at Google on the show, so I was really excited to have the chance to interview Melissa Smith, a user experience researcher at Google working primarily on the YouTube mobile and …

181: Ariem Anthony

March 6th, 2017


When you think about a designer who has built a body of work, think of Ariem Anthony. As a production design manager for Airbnb, he serves a critical …

180: Four Years!

February 27th, 2017


It's Revision Path's fourth anniversary! We're celebrating the occasion by taking a look back at some of the memorable guests we've had over the years, including Jacinda Walker, Ced Funches, AIGA Medalist Emory Douglas, …

179: Natalie Nixon

February 20th, 2017


Our spotlight on Philadelphia continues this week with design strategist and hybrid thinker Natalie Nixon. Natalie has an impressive body of work …

178: Ron Tinsley

February 13th, 2017


Philadelphia's own Ron Tinsley is no stranger to the world of design. As the founder of Prophetik Soul Branding + Design, Ron uses his decades of …

177: Jessica Bellamy

February 6th, 2017


We're starting off February this year by talking with entrepreneur and visual storyteller Jessica Bellamy. She specializes in creating eye-catching information graphics that are easy to understand and share, which is …

176: Djuvane Browne

January 30th, 2017


We're back in the Caribbean this week and talking with Djuvane Browne, UI designer and owner of One Great Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. If you're a freelancer and looking to level up in 2017, then you will want to hear …

175: Chad Brown

January 23rd, 2017


I'm so glad I had the opportunity to speak with Chad Brown. Aside from his own studio, Chado Creative, he also owns the nonprofit organization Soul …

174: Paul Anthony Webb

January 16th, 2017


If you've hung out in our Slack community for any amount of time, chances are you've encountered Paul Anthony Webb. (You might have also seen him …

173: Anne H. Berry

January 9th, 2017


Get ready for a great conversation this week as I talk to Anne H. Berry, assistant professor of graphic design at Cleveland State University. I've been familiar with Anne's work for years; her writing at Goshen Commons

172: Aisha Densmore-Bey

January 2nd, 2017


Happy New Year! 2017 is here, and we're back with a new roster of great interviews for January. First up: Boston-based architect and designer Aisha Densmore-Bey.

Architecture is sometimes left out of conversations about …

171: Qa'id Jacobs (Part 2 of 2)

December 19th, 2016


This week's episode picks up a few weeks after Qa'id Jacobs and I first talked. (If you missed Part 1 of this interview, listen to it here.) The presidential election just ended here in the U.S., and I wanted to get …

170: Qa'id Jacobs (Part 1 of 2)

December 12th, 2016


I don't remember exactly how I first found out about Qa'id Jacobs, but based on our conversation, he's someone that I will never forget. Our conversation was so deep, in fact, that I wanted to make this our first …

169: Tanya Marie

December 5th, 2016


We're headed back to the Caribbean this week and talking with designer and creative director Tanya Marie. Tanya is the creator of Designer Island, an online publication that curates the modern Caribbean aesthetic.

We …

168: Jacklyn Laryea

November 28th, 2016


We're closing out the month out with a conversation with Facebook product designer Jacklyn Laryea. Jacklyn's relatively new at Facebook, but her background includes work at PBS, The Atlantic, and AOL.

Although we …

167: John Angelo

November 21st, 2016


John Angelo is a product design lead for Facebook News. He uses his specialty with emotive psychology and interaction design to make sure users are …

Bonus Episode: Maya Patterson

November 17th, 2016


We've got a special bonus episode for you this week! I had the opportunity to talk with Maya Patterson, a product designer for Trunk Club in Chicago, Illinois. After a few chats in our Slack community about diversity …

166: Karla Cole

November 14th, 2016


I first heard about Karla Cole through a past guest -- Allan Cole (no relation). As one of Facebook's newest product designers, Karla works on one …

165: Reggie Murphy

November 7th, 2016


Last month, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity -- visiting Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA! I recorded some interviews while I was there that will air this month, and I spoke as part of Facebook's Design …

164: Sela Lewis

October 31st, 2016


You're really in for a great conversation this week! Sela Lewis described herself to me as "a designer who writes", but I think it's better to describe her as a designer who thinks. Whether she's expressing herself …

163: Jonathan Key

October 24th, 2016


If you're not inspired after hearing Jonathan Key talk about design, you might need to check your pulse! Jonathan's design work is all about …

162: Larrie King

October 17th, 2016


Larrie King has a really interesting vantage point in the design community. As an assistant professor of design at Kent State University, he teaches the next generation of designers to take on the challenges of our …

161: Lyn Muldrow

October 10th, 2016


Have I mentioned lately that I love our Slack community? There are so many talented and amazing people there, including this week's guest -- Lyn …

160: Paul Edoho-Eket

October 3rd, 2016


I first met Paul Edoho-Eket earlier this year at HOW Design Live here in Atlanta. Paul is a design educator that's currently pulling double duty in …

159: KeVon Ticer

September 26th, 2016


We're ending out HBCU Month on Revision Path by talking with KeVon Ticer, a UX designer for the University of California. KeVon's journey has a designer has taken him from coast to coast!

We spent a good bit of time …

158: Tamala Huntley

September 19th, 2016


Tamala Huntley has been requested by a lot of former guests of the show, and now I see why! Her unbridled enthusiasm for what she does and how she lives her life is a breath of fresh air. You've gotta hear her story!

We …

157: Nakita M. Pope

September 12th, 2016


One thing I love about what Nakita M. Pope does is that she takes complex concepts and makes them simple and easy for anyone to understand. As a designer, brand strategist, and Chief Chick of her own studio Branding …

156: Douglas Davis

September 5th, 2016


I've known about Douglas Davis for years because of his work with HOW Design University. I finally met him in person this year at HOW Design Live, and was delighted to have him come on the show! Douglas stays busy — …

155: Andrea Williams

August 29th, 2016


We're ending out our month of legacies by checking in with Andrea Williams, an art director and self-professed budding calligrapher in Detroit.

Speaking of Motor City, that's where our conversation began. We talked …

154: Fredric Mitchell

August 22nd, 2016


Fredric Mitchell and I go way back in these Internet streets, so when I started Revision Path back in 2013, I was glad he was one of the first people to agree to an interview. Currently, Fredric is the VP of Engineering …

153: Kronda Adair

August 15th, 2016


I had the pleasure of first interviewing Kronda for the site back in 2013, and it has been amazing to see her progress over the years. As the founder of Karvel Digital, Kronda develops WordPress websites and gives …

152: Senongo Akpem

August 8th, 2016


Senongo Akpem is a brilliant art director and illustrator currently in New York City. What I love about Senongo's work is how he mixes futurism along …

151: Dewon Hall

August 1st, 2016


After 150 episodes, I thought it would be a great idea to look back at some of the designers we've profiled from the early days of Revision Path. …

150: Ashleigh Axios

July 25th, 2016


July has been such an amazing month, and I'm so excited to celebrate our 150th episode with a conversation with the incomparable Ashleigh Axios. …

149: De Nichols

July 18th, 2016


When I first asked De Nichols what title she would give herself, she said "I'm a curator of creative connections. A civic matchmaker. A creator." …

148: Amélie Lamont

July 11th, 2016


Our Slack community is filled with talented designers and technologists, and that's where I first met Amélie Lamont. Amélie is a product designer in …

147: Jon Lewis

July 4th, 2016


It's Independence Day here in the U.S., and what better way to celebrate that than by talking with a self-made business owner? Meet Jon Lewis: …

146: Andrea Pippins

June 27th, 2016


Andrea Pippins claims many titles -- educator, designer, author -- but above all, she's an artist first. Andrea just finished her latest book Becoming Me, so this interview came right on time!

We began by talking about …

145: Sanford Greene

June 20th, 2016


Comic book fans, you're in for a treat this week! I'm talking with Sanford Greene, illustrator for Marvel Comics and half of the team behind the new Power Man and Iron Fist. Sanford's style is unmistakeable, and his …

144: Amy Lee Walton

June 13th, 2016


It's not often that you meet someone like Amy Lee Walton. As a cartographer, Amy Lee helps Mapbox create maps that combine technology and aesthetics.

143: Kingsley Harris

June 6th, 2016


If you've been listening to the show for the past few months, you've heard me doing short interviews with designers at Facebook. This week, I'm really glad to have the chance to interview one at length -- Kingsley …

142: Denise Jacobs

May 30th, 2016


Denise Jacobs is a woman who needs no introduction. Her work as a speaker, author, and creativity evangelist has her spreading the gospel of creativity at conferences and tech companies around the world, and has …

141: Rich Hollant

May 23rd, 2016


Rich Hollant's body of work is just...amazing. As the principal, strategist, and design director at CO:LAB (a firm he started in 1988), he has done …

140: Harrison Wheeler

May 16th, 2016


"Regardless of your dreams, don't let anyone stop you." When Harrison Wheeler, told me this before our interview, I knew that we were going to have a …

139: Asia Hoe

May 9th, 2016


When Asia and I spoke before recording, she told me that one thing she wanted people to take away from our talk was that it doesn't matter what your …

138: Dr. Vukosi Marivate

May 2nd, 2016


It's May, and we're beginning the month by talking with Dr. Vukosi Marivate. Dr. Marivate is a data scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. His work primarily deals with …

137: Earl Carlson

April 25th, 2016


We're back to New York City this week -- Brooklyn, to be exact -- and talking with Digital Ocean product designer Earl Carlson. Earl is proof that you can move around and try different things as long as you have the …

136: Eniola Odetunde

April 18th, 2016


We have a lot of students that listen to Revision Path, but I haven't actually had a student on as a guest in a long time! Enter Eniola Odetunde: a …

135: Satchell Drakes

April 11th, 2016


Designer and web video producer Satchell Drakes is someone I've wanted to have on the show for quite a while. Satchell is probably best known for his …

134: Dr. James H. Hill

April 4th, 2016


"If there's one thing I want people to know, it's that computer science is accessible by everyone." When Dr. James H. Hill told me that, I had a …

133: Kat Vellos

March 28th, 2016


March is ending with a great interview with product designer Kat Vellos. Kat's unique approach to user experience design comes from her past work in …

132: Bemnet Yemesgen

March 21st, 2016


Bemnet Yemesgen wears a lot of different hats -- creative director, photographer, strategist -- but if you're looking for a title that describes his work, "creator" is the one.

We talked about his early years growing up …

131: Antoinette Smith

March 14th, 2016


We've talked about coding bootcamps several times here on Revision Path, so I thought it would be a fantastic idea to talk with someone who teaches …

130: Maurice Cherry

March 7th, 2016


It's Revision Path's 3rd anniversary, and this week I'm the one in the hot seat! You've heard me interview dozens of Black designers and developers from around the world, and now you can learn more about me, how …

129: Ben Lindo

February 29th, 2016


When I first heard Ben's amazing story of becoming an industrial designer, I knew that I had to have him on the show. Chairs, tables, utensils, plates...industrial design touches our world in even the smallest things.

128: Dian Holton

February 22nd, 2016


Dian Holton is a design superhero! By day, she's an editorial art director at AARP. But by night, she's installing window displays, dressing …

127: Vince Baskerville

February 15th, 2016


Vince Baskerville is a real mover and shaker in the design and tech community here in Atlanta. Whether he's teaching the next generation of UX designers at General Assembly or helping CallRail improve their call …

126: Anna Wilder

February 8th, 2016


This week, I'm talking with Anna Wilder, lead designer and brand manager for De Novo Nutrition. While she is based out of Tampa, Florida, she's a …

125: Kojo Boateng

February 1st, 2016


It's our 125th episode, and I'm delighted to bring you this conversation with Kojo Boateng. Kojo's a multidisciplinary designer with a background in …

124: Ayana Baltrip-Balagás

January 28th, 2016


We're closing out January with a great interview with another multitalented creator -- San Francisco's own Ayana Baltrip-Balagás. She's a designer, a …

123: Vaughn Dabney

January 25th, 2016


"I am a firm believer in doing what you love no matter what it takes." Vaughn Dabney's philosophy of happiness has led him to personal and …

122: Napoleon Wright II

January 18th, 2016


When I asked Napoleon Wright II to describe what he does, he gave me a list of titles -- animator, videographer, filmmaker, musician, designer, etc. …

121: Mario Moorhead

January 4th, 2016


Happy new year! We're kicking off our 2016 interviews by chatting with Mario Moorhead. While Mario is a full-stack developer and architect, a lot of …

120: Oen Michael Hammonds

December 31st, 2015


Oen Michael Hammonds, a designer, mentor and lead facilitator at IBM Design, has designed across the gamut — advertising, graphic, interactive and environmental. At IBM Design, Oen works with internal teams to develop …

119: Erica Joy

December 28th, 2015


Erica Joy is a build and release engineer for Slack. When she's not busy working on the latest features for the popular team collaboration tool, …

118: Mina Markham

December 24th, 2015


If you're involved in the Sass community, there's a good chance you've heard of front-end architect Mina Markham. She's definitely known in the …

117: Rachel Harsley

December 21st, 2015


We have a lot of students who listen to the show, so it was a nice bit of serendipity when Rachel Harsley reached out to me to tell me about her story! Rachel is a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Chicago …

116: Marco Rogers

December 17th, 2015


Marco Rogers is the engineering manager at Clover Health, a unique health insurance plan focused on driving down costs and producing improved health outcomes. Marco also writes small novels on Twitter (his words, not …

115: Diógenes Brito

December 14th, 2015


You may have heard of Diógenes Brito from his blog post "Just A Brown Hand". In it, he talks about his process behind a simple design change that has now made ripples throughout the tech community. Small changes …

114: Darhil Crooks

December 10th, 2015


Darhil Crooks is the creative director for The Atlantic. He oversees the art direction of the magazine across print, online, and on mobile and tablet devices. His work has literally graced the covers of some the world's …

113: Justin Edmund

December 7th, 2015


You may know about Justin Edmund from one of two places -- his turn as a child actor in the 1996 holiday classic "The Preacher's Wife" or as …

112: Ryan Williams

December 3rd, 2015


There's so much conversation around diversity in tech these days, especially as it relates to hiring. I had a chance to interview Ryan Williams, one of the co-founders of Jopwell, a company that helps companies connect …

111: Gabrielle Smith

November 30th, 2015


I've known about Gabrielle Smith's work since 2010 through her popular, award-winning website The:nublk, a platform that showcases the work of …

110: Saron Yitbarek

November 26th, 2015


Saron Yitbarek is the patron saint of beginning coders. Her platform CodeNewbie -- which is also a Twitter chat, Slack community, and a popular …

109: Gus Granger

November 23rd, 2015


When it comes to design, Gus Granger is no stranger. As the principal of Dallas' premiere brand communications agency 70kft, Gus works with clients and oversees a team focused on providing design, public relations, and …

108: Shannon Washington

November 19th, 2015


Shannon Washington is a true creative force! Several people that have been on the show have recommended that I talk with her, and after seeing her in this year's Women's Freedom Conference, I knew I had to make it …

107: Dori Tunstall

November 16th, 2015


When Dori Tunstall told me that the reason why we design is to make thoughts tangible, I had an idea I would be in for a fantastic interview. Dori is …

106: Craig Brimm

November 12th, 2015


I've been a fan of Craig Brimm's website Kiss My Black Ads for years, so I was really glad to have the chance to interview him for the show! Craig has been in the advertising and design business for nearly 20 years, so …

105: Douglass Turner

November 9th, 2015


When Douglass Turner contacted me via Twitter and said he had a story to tell, I was intrigued. But it wasn't until we sat down and started recording that I really see what he meant. From growing up in NYC surrounded by …

104: Sheila Owens

November 5th, 2015


I was introduced to Sheila Owens through a fellow Morehouse alum, and wow -- what a discovery! Sheila has over 30 years of software development experience to her name, and she's currently doing Android development using …

103: Carissa Hempton

November 2nd, 2015


I'm kicking off November by talking with Carissa Hempton, art director, designer, and one-half of the design studio known as A Civil Fox. Their motto -- Heartfelt Headstrong Design -- informs their creative process from …

102: Iheanyi Ekechukwu

October 26th, 2015


We're taking a trip back down to Austin this week to talk with full-stack software engineer Iheanyi Ekechukwu. Iheanyi works at the IBM Watson …

Bonus Episode: Olivier Madiba

October 19th, 2015


This special interview with game developer Olivier Madiba was a real treat. Olivier is the founder and CEO of Kiro'o Games, the first video game studio in central Africa (Cameroon, to be exact)! We recorded this …

101: Jack Butler

October 19th, 2015


This week's episode is really special to me on a personal level. I talked with Jack Butler, an analytics associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago -- and one of my cousins! Jack is originally from Atlanta, and is a …

100: Sarah Huny Young

October 12th, 2015


For Revision Path's 100th interview, I had the opportunity to talk with design powerhouse Sarah Huny Young. Huny's portfolio speaks for itself, and …

099: Marsha Mothersill

October 5th, 2015


Marsha Mothersill wears a lot of hats -- web developer, business owner, project manager -- and she loves it! Marsha comes from a family of …

098: Vanessa French-Harris

September 28th, 2015


I met Vanessa French-Harris when I spoke in Raleigh this month for the Hopscotch Design Festival. We spoke a bit before and after my talk, and I knew …

097: Jeunanne Alkins

September 21st, 2015


This week, we're heading down to Trinidad and talking with Jeunanne Alkins, the creative powerhouse behind Everything Slight Pepper and ESPjr, a design studio specializing in Caribbean-themed content for children. From …

096: Temi Adeniyi

September 14th, 2015


I'm so glad I had the chance to talk with Temi Adeniyi, a London-born product designer currently in Berlin. (It's my first German interview!) Temi is the lead designer at Blinkist, a service that distills over 1000+ …

095: Alicia Carr

September 7th, 2015


I'm starting September off with the inspiring Alicia Carr. Alicia is an iOS mobile engineer and the founder and CEO of The Purple Pocketbook, the …

094: Denise Nicole Francis

August 31st, 2015


To cap off the month, I'm talking with full-stack designer Denise Nicole Francis. Her journey into the world of the Web by way of architecture and …

093: Pamela Assogba

August 24th, 2015


If there's one word that I would use to describe Pamela Assogba, it would be ambitious. Originally from Dakar, Senegal, Pamela's love for knowledge …

092: Tiffany Middleton

August 17th, 2015


This interview with designer/photographer Tiffany Middleton was really fun. Tiffany is a pro when it comes to sports design, having done design work for the Auburn University Tigers as well as the Green Bay Packers. …

091: Ire Aderinokun

August 10th, 2015


I had a blast chatting with Ire Aderinokun, a UI designer and front-end developer in Lagos, Nigeria. You may have seen Ire mentioned on CSS-Tricks for her writings over at Bits of Code, a blog she created for …

090: Tiffany Mikell

August 3rd, 2015


"You can create your own path. Trust yourself." When Tiffany Mikell told me this before we recorded, I knew we would be in for a great conversation. …

089: Theresa Stewart

July 27th, 2015


Theresa Stewart is an interaction designer for gravitytank, an innovation consultancy in Chicago, Illinois. Her enthusiasm for interaction design is …

088: Kaya Thomas

July 20th, 2015


Kaya Thomas' star is on the rise! Maybe you've heard of her because of her popular iPhone app We Read Too. Or maybe you know her as one The Root's …

087: Harlo Holmes

July 13th, 2015


Harlo Holmes is someone I've wanted to have on the show for a long time. I first heard about her work when she was a research fellow with The …

086: Tamika D. Williams

July 6th, 2015


School might be out for the summer, but learning never stops when Tamika D. Williams is around. She's a photographer and a working designer, and is …

085: Silas Munro

June 29th, 2015


I'm ending off June with an absolutely amazing interview with design educator Silas Munro. Over the years, Silas has collaborated with some huge …

084: Seun Erinle

June 22nd, 2015


Seun Erinle definitely has her hands full. She's 1/2 of the Chattanooga-based design company Grid Principles, she teaches students ages 12-18 about …

083: Alpha Bah

June 15th, 2015


I first heard about Alpha Bah from an introduction by Michael Rain. Alpha is the creator of ZNews Africa, an Android app that provides the latest news content from across Africa.

We spoke about how he got the …

082: Tracey Coleman

June 8th, 2015


"Anything is possible. It's never too late to change your story because my story keeps changing." When Tracey Coleman told me that before we started …

081: Damian Madray

June 1st, 2015


June kicks off with a great interview with Damian Madray. Damian Madray is senior product designer at Neo Interactive, and the founder of Hunie — a community for designers, founders, and developers for design feedback — …

080: Frederick Townes

May 25th, 2015


Even if you haven't heard of Frederick Townes, there's a pretty good chance you've seen his work. Frederick is the founder of W3 Markup, W3 EDGE, the …

079: Roy Milton 2

May 18th, 2015


While I was in Austin a few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit Sanders\Wingo and give my presentation "Where Are The Black Designers?". And that's where I met Roy Milton 2! Roy's an art director for the …

078: Dave McClinton

May 11th, 2015


Dave McClinton is a graphic designer and artist who has been in this industry for well over 20 years. Dave is based out of Austin, Texas, and his experience includes brand development, logo design, web design, and print …

077: Sterling Smith

May 4th, 2015


I first met Sterling Smith at a Facebook party at SXSW this year. Sterling is the CEO of Keystoke, a platform that allows for the development and …

076: Marshall Shorts

April 27th, 2015


When you think about design in Columbus, OH, you think of Marshall Shorts. Aside from being an award-winning entrepreneur, artist, teacher, author, …

075: Octavia Gilmore

April 20th, 2015


Seventy-five episodes! I'm so glad to celebrate this milestone occasion with this conversation I had with Octavia Gilmore. Octavia is founder and creative director of Creative Juice, a boutique design agency here in …

074: Gabriel Mays

April 13th, 2015


I'm so glad to share this conversation with Gabriel Mays, founder and CEO of Just Add Content. Gabe previously served as a Captain in the Marine Corps for 8 years before leaving the Corps and becoming an entrepreneur. …

073: Rafe Chisolm

April 6th, 2015


It's amazing how many times I've crossed paths with Rafe Chisolm! We went to the same college, worked at the same place...we even live in the same …

072: Monet Spells

March 30th, 2015


"One thing I want people to know is that there's a space for you in tech." That's just one of many bon mots from my talk with UX designer Monet Spells.

I talked with her fresh off her first speaking gig at the

071: Anselmo Pelembe

March 23rd, 2015


Anselmo Pelembe's design style is from a myriad of influences -- his colorful seaside hometown of Maputo in Mozambique, the tropical isle of Saint …

070: Kristy Tillman

March 16th, 2015


I really had a blast talking with Kristy Tillman, the design director for the Society of Grownups. While she's probably most well-known for The Detroit Water Project, Kristy has also been a designer at big agencies and …

069: Ebun Olaloye

March 9th, 2015


"Live breathe futbol" might sounds like a simple soccer fan's phrase, but graphic designer and creative director Ebun Olaloye has managed to turn …

068: Two Years!

March 2nd, 2015


It's Revision Path's second anniversary! Thanks to your support, I've been able to interview over 100 Black designers and developers from all around the world over these past two years.

This week's episode is just me …

067: Ashley Nelson-Hornstein

February 23rd, 2015


I had the great pleasure to talk with Ashley Nelson-Hornstein, a Syracuse University graduate and an iOS developer for Dropbox. She may be fairly new to the company, but she has cut her teeth as an iOS dev at probably …

066: Xavier Ruffin

February 16th, 2015


I first heard about Xavier Ruffin back in late 2013 during his fundraising campaign for Mad Black Men, a satirical web series inspired by Mad Men about the 1960's ad industry from the eyes of three Black ad workers. We …

065: Joe Blau

February 9th, 2015


Joe Blau and his dedication to learning and staying at the top of his game is both inspiring and infectious. His work ranges from mobile apps to front end development to backend systems and security work. Oh, and …

064: Gitamba Saila-Ngita

February 2nd, 2015


I'm starting Black History Month with a really great conversation with Gitamba Saila-Ngita. Gitamba is a multidisciplinary designer and strategist …

063: Arielle Wilkins

January 26th, 2015


I had such a delightful conversation with this week's guest -- Brooklyn-based graphic designer and artist Arielle Wilkins.

We spoke about growing up …

062: Brittany Holloway-Brown

January 19th, 2015


January continues with an interview with Brooklyn-based graphic designer and illustrator Brittany Holloway-Brown.

Brittany's vibrant watercolor works …

061: Kishau Rogers

January 12th, 2015


I was really excited to talk with Kishau Rogers, founder and CEO of Websmith Group. She has nearly twenty years of experience in the computer science and IT industry, specializing in web and enterprise data system …

060: Marcus Williamson

January 5th, 2015


Happy new year! Start off 2015 on a positive note by listening to this conversation with graphic designer and letterist Marcus Williamson.

Marcus is creating some really amazing work as a freelance designer, as well as …

059: Ariana Farquharson

December 29th, 2014


Can you believe we're at the last interview of the year? I'm ending 2014 with a conversation with Ariana Farquharson.

Ariana splits her time between freelance design and her new company curativ, a digital media startup …

058: Leon Lawrence III

December 22nd, 2014


If you've read USA Weekend magazine in your Sunday paper, there's a pretty good chance you've seen Leon Lawrence III's amazing work. As USA Weekend's design director, he's worked with photographers, copywriters, and …

057: James T. Green

December 15th, 2014


James and I first crossed paths back in August at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, and I was so glad to talk at length with him!

A self-proclaimed "designer by trade and artist by practice", James has managed to …

056: Britt Davis

December 8th, 2014


If there's a phrase that I would use to describe graphic designer Britt Davis, it would be "hometown hero". You can tell that Britt is all about …

055: Allan Cole

December 1st, 2014


Allan Cole is a true polymath. Whether it's graphic design, web development, or music, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and produces …

054: De Angela Duff

November 24th, 2014


What a great month of interviews! I'm ending November with the amazing De Angela Duff.

I heard about De Angela through Rashida White, and her bio …

053: Ron Bronson

November 17th, 2014


I'm so excited to bring you this conversation with web strategist Ron Bronson! Ron oversees web strategy for the largest postsecondary institution in …

052: D'Artagnan Winford

November 10th, 2014


What comes to mind when you think about HBCUs? Chances are, design isn't at the top of the list. D'Artagnan Winford is out to change that. As the current art director at Jackson State University, he brings over a decade …

051: Rashida White

November 3rd, 2014


"Despite your background, if you are a solution-oriented type of person, you will succeed." When Rashida White shared that with me before we started …

050: Angelica Ross

October 27th, 2014


This is our 50th podcast interview! And I couldn't be more excited to share with you this conversation with Angelica Ross.

Angelica is the CEO and …

049: Rokashi

October 20th, 2014


This week, my conversation is with indie game maker Rokashi from Toronto.

We talked about the current game industry and the need for diversity throughout (journalists, makers, characters, etc.) as well as the process …

048: Courtney Eimerman-Wallace

October 13th, 2014


LGBT History Month continues with Courtney Eimerman-Wallace, a UI/UX engineer in Washington, D.C.

What's most interesting about Courtney is her …

047: David Dennis

October 6th, 2014


October kicks off with David Dennis -- a software engineer in New York City. David has worked for Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and even in the startup …

046: Martin McNeese

September 29th, 2014


We're ending September with a great conversation with Martin McNeese. With over 15 years experience as a design and technology professional, Martin …

045: Ced Funches

September 22nd, 2014


This has been a really great month for interviews, and we've got another killer one for you this week with creative director, global designer, and digital strategist Ced Funches.

Ced's resume reads like a designer's …

044: Antionette Carroll

September 15th, 2014


Antionette Carroll is one of the leading people championing for diversity in the design community. As the chair of AIGA's Diversity and Inclusion …

043: Kimberly Bryant

September 8th, 2014


Kimberly Bryant is a force of nature. As the founder and executive director of Black Girls Code, she has been a tireless advocate for increasing the number of women in STEM fields through mentorship, workshops, and …

042: Dr. Christopher Charles Stewart

September 1st, 2014


This week's conversation is with one of my closest and dearest friends, Dr. Christopher Charles Stewart. Christopher is an assistant professor of computer science at The Ohio State University. He also leads the ReRout …

041: Kevin Johnson

August 25th, 2014


Serial entrepreneur Kevin Johnson has several years of experience leading his multimillion-dollar marketing and communications company Johnson Media …

040: Husani Oakley

August 18th, 2014


You're in for a really great conversation this week. I talked with the venerable Husani Oakley -- creative technologist, technical director...the …

039: Jacinda Walker

August 11th, 2014


I'm extremely excited to share this week's interview with you! I had the chance to talk with Jacinda Walker, a design strategist in Columbus, OH. …

038: Reggie Weaver

August 4th, 2014


We're kicking off this month with an interview with Reggie Weaver, a young Ohio-based graphic designer and illustrator. Reggie and I talked about how he got his spark for design and illustration, not to mention what he …

037: Jon Daniel

July 28th, 2014


I'm ending out July with a truly great interview with Jon Daniel, an independent creative director in London.

Jon is a classically trained designer …

036: Albert Whitley

July 21st, 2014


Albert Whitley is a senior art director at SapientNitro and the current vice-president of AIGA Atlanta.

During our conversation, Albert dropped a lot of pearls of wisdom about the design industry. No doubt that comes …

035: Jeffrey Manu

July 14th, 2014


This week I talked with Jeffrey Manu, a tech entrepreneur in Accra, Ghana.

Jeffrey created one of Africa's first iPhone apps, and is dean of the Goshen Institute and founder of the design firm Lightcreative. Whoa! On …

034: Abou Kone

July 7th, 2014


Abou Kone hails from Côte d’Ivoire, and is a self-described "mercenary-in-chief". (No, not the real kind!)

Abou is a beast when it comes to coding. Front-end development with JS/jQuery is his specialty, and he's …

033: Glennette Clark

June 30th, 2014


We're finishing up HBCU Month by talking with the inspiring and unstoppable Glennette Clark.

She's an experienced UX designer, and has founded two …

032: Eric Johnson

June 23rd, 2014


HBCU Month continues with an interview with senior UX designer Eric Johnson, who I first heard about from Jole Simmons.

Eric's worked for some big …

031: Nicole Norwood

June 16th, 2014


I've known Nicole Norwood online for a while now, so when I had the idea to do an HBCU month, she was first on my list.

Nicole is one half of the …

030: Jole Simmons

June 9th, 2014


I had such a great time talking with Jole Simmons, a killer presentation designer who has done work for Facebook, Duarte Designs, The Creative Group, …

029: Tory Hargro

June 2nd, 2014


It's HBCU Month, and we're kicking things off with a great interview with USA Today's visual design manager Tory Hargro. Tory and I talked about user experience and the importance of design in modern news and …

028: Akilah Thompkins-Robinson

May 26th, 2014


Akilah Thompkins-Robinson is a web designer and e-commerce coach, and is the owner of AKZMe Designs and Online Boutique Source.

Akilah shared why she loves working on e-commerce websites, how Pat Flynn helped her think …

027: Siedah Mitchum

May 19th, 2014


This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Siedah Mitchum, a WordPress web designer, entrepreneur, and the creator of Inspiring Black Designers.

We chatted about some of her mentors, talked about what inspires her …

026: Lebogang Ditshwene

May 12th, 2014


Lebogang Ditshwene is the owner of Lephutshe Designs, a graphic design studio in Johannesburg, South Africa.

We talked about the realities of running a design studio in South Africa, her work with the Young …

025: David Yarde

May 5th, 2014


This week's interview is with David Yarde, a web designer and developer, and co-founder of the creative strategy and branding firm Sevenality.

We talked a little bit about branding, discussed which brands are getting it …

024: Kevin Karanja

April 28th, 2014


Kevin Karanja has an unbridled passion and enthusiasm for design that is infectious! We first heard about Kevin last year on eNCA when they did a profile about his font Charvet. Since then Kevin, hasn't rested on his …

023: Chris Barker

April 21st, 2014


You may remember Chris Barker from last week's interview with Brandy Spain. Chris' design work has graced the cover of magazines -- literally! We talked about how he came into design through print work, his plans for …

022: Brandy Spain

April 14th, 2014


Creative professional Brandy Spain came to us at the referral of next week's interview subject, Chris Barker. Brandy's crisp and clean design style, along with her strong work ethic, even helped pave the way for a new …

021: Adekunle Oduye

April 7th, 2014


Adekunle Oduye is a young designer in New York City. As the youngest of seven kids, Adekunle wanted to become a painter, and he talks about how he came into design and development, his time studying in Rome, and …

020: Jacques Dupoux

March 31st, 2014


When it comes to design, Jacques Dupoux is big on communicating without pretense. It was really great to talk with him and get his honest, unvarnished take on how he got started in this industry and where he plans to …

019: Michele Washington

March 24th, 2014


This week's interview is with Michele Washington, a creative director, brand strategist, educator, connector...the adjectives go on and on. Three of the people we've interviewed before (Andrew Bass, Maurice Woods, Steve …

018: Catt Small

March 17th, 2014


Catt Small is her name and there's no shame in her game. I talked with the Bronx-born UX designer/developer about how she got started, the need for greater representation in the tech field, her work with Brooklyn Gamery

017: Alaxic Smith

March 10th, 2014


Who wants to be the next Mark Zuckerberg when you could be the next Alaxic Smith? This 18-year-old wunderkind started coding at the age of 12 and has …

016: Alesha Randolph

March 3rd, 2014


Alesha Randolph kicks off this month's interviews! This creative professional calls Washington DC home, and we talked about her path to becoming a …

015: Emory Douglas

January 20th, 2014


For the month of January, we have a 3-part “Design Journeys” series — podcast interviews with designers that have been featured on

Rounding out our series here on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an interview …

014: Maurice Woods

January 13th, 2014


For the month of January, we have a 3-part “Design Journeys” series — podcast interviews with designers that have been featured on

This week, we talked with Maurice Woods, former professional basketball …

013: Steve Jones

January 6th, 2014


This month kicks off our 3-part “Design Journeys” series — podcast interviews with designers that have been featured on

First up is Steve Jones, graphic designer and design professor at San Francisco State …

012: Michael Roach

December 16th, 2013


Michael Roach is very future-forward when it comes to his work. As we talked, I kept thinking “hey, so-and-so is doing that now…except Michael was doing it years ago”! Aside from being a graphic designer and web …

011: Stephen Topsy

November 2nd, 2013


I first ran across Stephen Topsy online years ago when he was doing iOS design work. Now he’s a programmer, but still dabbles in design as well. We spoke about how Aaliyah helped him get his spark for design, how …

010: Khalil Bey

October 28th, 2013


Khalil Bey and I met almost ten years ago, and I’ve followed him from his early days at Stanford up to his current post at Google. We talked about …

009: Buck!

October 21st, 2013


When I interview someone, I usually ask them if there's anyone else they know who we should reach out to and feature. Buck! came highly referred by …

008: Crystal Flemister

October 14th, 2013


I first met Crystal Flemister years ago when we were both designers at AT&T. Since then, she's moved on to CNN and has been making a name for …

007: Brandon Butler

October 7th, 2013


Brandon Butler was one of the first people to reach out to me about Revision Path through Facebook. We set up the interview and I have to tell you -- it was one of the best interviews I've had to date.

We talked about …

006: Mokokoma Mokhonoana

September 23rd, 2013


I came across Mokokoma Mokhonoana on Behance while looking up African graphic designers. I really liked his logos — simple, yet bold and …

005: Daphne Larose

September 9th, 2013


I love Daphne Larose's intro for her website, Black Female Coders. "We're out there. We may not see each other in our computer science courses or in …

004: Maurice Wingfield

August 26th, 2013


Aside from being a graphic and web designer, Maurice Wingfield is also a talented illustrator! He contacted me through Facebook and we had a really great conversation on design, diversity in the tech and design fields …

003: Irv Briscoe

July 29th, 2013


Irv Briscoe is a fresh young developer out of Minneapolis. I would say he's a fresh "up and coming" developer, but Irv has already done big work for …

002: Nathaniel Deal

July 15th, 2013


This week, I talked with Atlanta front-end engineer Nathaniel Deal! Nathaniel creates responsive experiences for kick-ass clients. We talk about a little bit of everything: design conferences, web education, mobile …

001: Raquel Rodriguez

June 3rd, 2013


Revision Path's first podcast interview is with Pittsburgh letterer and designer Raquel Rodriguez. We had a great dialogue about typography, how her design influences her work as a librarian, freelancing, and a lot more.

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