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Revision Path

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This is Revision Path — an award-winning weekly showcase of Black designers, developers, and digital creatives from all over the world. Each week, host Maurice Cherry interviews these creators about their work, their goals, what inspires them, and much more. First podcast in the Smithsonian NMAAHC.

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Whitney Robinson

September 26th, 2022


Maternal healthcare has always been in a precarious place here in the United States, but thanks to this week’s guest, Whitney Robinson, we just might …

Jordan Taylor

September 19th, 2022


If I had to give an award for “Most Chill Revision Path Guest”, Jordan Taylor would win the prize with no competition. But don’t let the relaxed …

Keith Henry Brown

September 12th, 2022


I really enjoyed my conversation with this week’s guest — the one and only Keith Henry Brown. This prolific artist has a catalog that few can touch, …

Barney Abramson

September 5th, 2022


It’s been amazing to see so many Black design communities pop up since I started Revision Path, which is how I found out about this week’s guest — Barney Abramson! Not only does he have years of experience leading …

Kamar Thomas

August 29th, 2022


Every designer or artist wants to be able to make a living from their work, and this week’s guest embodies that desire. Generally, Kamar Thomas splits his time between being a design educator at two institutions — …

Jeff Jean-Baptiste

August 22nd, 2022


I became familiar with Gusto several months ago through my last gig, and I was so pleased with the user experience that I had to find out who some of …

Corey Jones

August 15th, 2022


I love when interviews sometimes bring out unexpected connections. Take this week’s guest, Corey Jones. As creative director at Forum One, Corey specializes in branding, animation, and interactive design. But as you’ll …

Dr. Perry Sweeper

August 8th, 2022


Avid listeners of the podcast know that whenever I have a Black design educator on the show, eventually I’m going to bring up my alma mater, …

Agyei Archer

August 1st, 2022


When I tell you I have wanted to have this week’s guest on the show for years? LISTEN. I’m so glad to bring you this conversation with the one and only Agyei Archer — typographer, design director, and all-around …

Traci L. Turner

July 25th, 2022


I don’t know about you, but that whole “they sleep we grind” mentality of working is not the move. There can be a lot of external pressure to …

Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel

July 18th, 2022


Our paths have crossed several times over the past couple of years, but I finally managed to sit down and chat with the one and only Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel. Along with being an author, design educator, and community …

Yao Adantor

July 11th, 2022


The thing I love most about doing Revision Path is that I’m able to talk with people doing truly amazing work, and I get to share that conversation …

Treavor Wagoner

July 4th, 2022


Summer is here, and with the start of a new month, I’m bringing you my conversation with Treavor Wagoner, senior product designer, author, and quite the avid traveler! We spoke just as Treavor wrapped up his latest trip …

Rebecca Brooker (Part 2 of 2)

June 27th, 2022


We’re closing out Pride Month with the second part of my conversation with Rebecca Brooker! (If you missed the first part, check it out here.)

We talked about Rebecca’s relocation to Argentina (after a stint back in …

Rebecca Brooker (Part 1 of 2)

June 20th, 2022


Sometimes, the conversation is so good and so wide-ranging that I can't contain it in just one episode. For the first time in over five years, we have a two-part episode on Revision Path, and it's with the one and only …

André Elijah

June 13th, 2022


Virtual reality used to be a science fiction trope in the 90s, but now, virtual reality is actual reality! Take it from this week’s guest: the one and only André Elijah. His work building games and doing marketing …

Raven L. Veal, PhD

June 6th, 2022


How do you define yourself? It's a question a lot of us will wrestle with at some point in life, and according to Raven L. Veal, PhD, understanding the answer to this is a critical part of design. She speaks from …

Chip Gross

May 30th, 2022


Atlanta is a city known for many things: the food, the music, the culture. The traffic! But I don't know if Atlanta's really ever been seen as a …

Alexandria Batchelor

May 23rd, 2022


The thrilling part about entrepreneurship is following your dreams while pursuing your passions. That's definitely the case for illustrator and …

Dr. Kenya Oduor

May 16th, 2022


I was introduced last year to Dr. Kenya Oduor through a Tech Circus panel we both participated in, and I’m really glad to have her on the show now so she can share her brilliance with you all! She is a human-centered …

Anthony D. Mays

May 9th, 2022


It’s no secret that the tech industry has weathered the last few years better than a lot of others, and many people are trying to ditch their current jobs and start their careers in tech for big opportunities (and even …

Ayrïd Chandler

May 2nd, 2022


We're off to the Caribbean this week to talk with the incredibly talented Ayrïd Chandler. Ayrïd is the head of her own studio, Ayrïd by Design, where she offers graphic design services with a focus on brand and identity …

Monique Jenkins

April 25th, 2022


It takes a lot of hard work and determination to be a successful entrepreneur, and sometimes, you can lose yourself in your path to success. But not …

Liz Montague

April 18th, 2022


If you've been a regular reader of The New Yorker magazine, then you may already be familiar with this week's guest, Liz Montague. (But if you're …

Husani Oakley

April 11th, 2022


With over 220 million worldwide subscribers across over 190 countries, it's hard to imagine pop culture without the media juggernaut that we know as …

Russell Toynes

April 4th, 2022


If Austin, Texas had a contest for "Hometown Design Hero", I think Russell Toynes would definitely win the grand prize! Russell is the founder and …

Kevin Carroll

March 28th, 2022


Can you believe we're almost a quarter of the way through 2022 already? I think now might be a perfect time for a creative tune-up, and this week's …

Rob Martin

March 21st, 2022


Running your own design studio is no small feat, but design professionals like Rob Martin make it look easy. As the founder and creative principal of Majorminor, he and his team have done branding and digital work for a …

Magnus Atom

March 14th, 2022


With a name like Magnus Atom, I had a feeling I was going to be talking with someone extraordinary. This award-winning motion graphics designer and commercial artist has an impressive roster of clients, including …

Manuel Godoy

March 7th, 2022


It's no secret that stories from comic books and graphic novels have dominated the pop culture landscape since the early 2000s. However, the heroes …

Joe Blau

February 28th, 2022


It's our anniversary! For this special episode, I dug way back in the archives and talked to one of our early guests, Joe Blau. He was a software engineer then, but seven years have passed, and now he's an angel …

Azeez Alli-Balogun

February 21st, 2022


Azeez Alli-Balogun came highly recommended by several former guests, so I knew that a great conversation was going to happen. Azeez currently works as a lead product designer on the globalization team at Netflix, and …

Reece Quiñones

February 14th, 2022


If you're in the know about the DC design scene, then this week's guest probably needs no introduction. Reece Quiñones is a force for good when it …

Omari Souza

February 7th, 2022


February is our anniversary month, and we're kicking things off with an interview with design educator and researcher Omari Souza. Longtime listeners of the show may remember Omari's first appearance on Revision Path …

The Mailbag Episode

January 31st, 2022


After years of asking questions to designers and developers all over the world, now I'm in the hot seat! For this special mailbag episode, I answer your questions about Revision Path that you sent in from our website …

Emmanuel Nwogbo

January 24th, 2022


We're headed to the Great White North this week to meet someone that I learned about while doing a deep dive on Nigerian artists. Emmanuel Nwogbo is a visual artist based out of Montréal, and to me, his work reminds me …

Xalavier Nelson, Jr.

January 17th, 2022


In the early 90s, there was this show on ABC called Phenom about a tennis prodigy. If Hollywood were to reboot that for the digital age, Xalavier …

Harrison Wheeler

January 10th, 2022


If you've been a longtime listener of Revision Path, then you probably already recognize this week's guest, Harrison Wheeler. Along with being a senior design manager at LinkedIn, he's also a podcaster with his own show …

Charlene Atlas

January 3rd, 2022


The introduction of the metaverse to the general public was one of the biggest topics in tech last year. As we all learn more about the metaverse and …

Alanna Flowers

December 27th, 2021


2021 has been quite a year for us all, including this week’s guest Alanna Flowers. This year, she became a full-time creative and launched her own …

André Smith

December 20th, 2021


Networking is a valuable skill for designers and creatives to have, which interestingly enough is how I met this week's guest: André Smith! His career has touched several fields -- advertising, music, education -- and …

Vida Cornelious

December 13th, 2021


When you think of people who are masters of their craft, there's no doubt that Vida Cornelious would be part of that list. Her 25+ year career in the …

Chris Burnett

December 6th, 2021


I think my conversation with this week's guest -- artist, musician, and designer Chris Burnett -- is probably the most chill interview I've done this …

Matshoshi Matsafu

November 29th, 2021


November ends with a fantastic conversation with Matshoshi Matsafu, and let me tell you...she has lived. Lived, I tell ya! She currently works as a senior UX designer at Microsoft on their Flipgrid product, but that's …

Terell Cobb

November 22nd, 2021


Back in the day, the path to becoming a designer might have meant attending an expensive art school, interning at a design studio or an ad agency, …

Roneka Patterson

November 15th, 2021


These past two years have been stressful for all of us in a lot of ways, but this week's guest is proof that you can find a way to redirect those …

Gabe Gault

November 8th, 2021


I’ve been getting into TikTok a lot lately — don’t judge! — and that’s where I stumbled across the work of this week’s guest: Gabe Gault! Gabe’s …

Terresa Moses

November 1st, 2021


Several past guests have told me that I needed to interview Terresa Moses for the podcast — well, that day has finally come! If you’ve attended any …

Dawn Okoro

October 25th, 2021


I discover new guests for Revision Path in the most interesting ways. Take this week’s guest — artist Dawn Okoro, for example. I learned about her work from the back of a bottle of LIFEWTR! Talk about refreshing! (And I …

Brian A. Thompson

October 18th, 2021


When Dian Holton told me that a Black designer was behind the new $100 bill, I had to reach out and have him on Revision Path. I mean, how often are …

Eric Bailey

October 11th, 2021


You may not have heard much about Eric Bailey, but there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve encountered his work out in the world. As the VP of experience design at Zillow, he brings over 20 years of strategic thinking, …

Keni Thacker

October 4th, 2021


If you’ve been keeping up with the advertising world over the past couple of years, then this week’s guest hardly needs an introduction. Meet chief diversity creative Keni Thacker, founder and chief creative officer of

Janessa Robinson

September 27th, 2021


Summer is over, y’all. As we head into a new season, it’s a perfect time to pause and reflect, gain some clarity, and reassure yourself about your purpose. That’s exactly what this week’s guest Janessa Robinson is all …

Elsa Amri

September 20th, 2021


We’re going international this week to talk with a super talented visual designer — Elsa Amri. I first learned about Elsa via an Adobe Live presentation, and I had to reach out and learn more about her and have her …

Dr. Christina N. Harrington

September 13th, 2021


Our back to school theme continues this week with a conversation with Dr. Christina N. Harrington. I first met Dr. Harrington as a contributor to the …

Zariah Cameron

September 6th, 2021


September means it's time for back to school, so what better way to kick off the month here on Revision Path than by talking with a design student? …

Lisa Cain

August 30th, 2021


Striking out on your own can be tough, but I can tell you from personal experience that it can be one of the most rewarding things you do in life. And what better person to talk about this feeling than design strategist …

Derrick Fields

August 23rd, 2021


It's no secret that I'm a big fan of video games, so when I learned about Derrick Fields and Waking Oni Games from the Wholesome Direct Indie Game …

Reese Fuller

August 16th, 2021


Whether you like it or not, writing is an integral part of the design process these days, and no one knows this better than this week's guest, Reese …

Cedric Wilson

August 9th, 2021


Sometimes you cross paths with people, and you never know if or how you will reconnect in the future. I have wanted to have a sound designer on the podcast for years, and through a series of conversations, now I have …

Michael Collett

August 2nd, 2021


"A better world is possible if we approach our work with a class- AND race-aware lens." Michael Collett was dropping gems like this, and we hadn't …

Ron Bronson

July 26th, 2021


If you've had any sort of interaction with government services on the Web, particularly at the national level, there's a pretty good chance your …

Maxwell VanHook

July 19th, 2021


"If you have a vision for yourself, go for it." When Maxwell VanHook told me that before our interview, I knew that he was about to drop some serious …

Jeffrey Henderson

July 12th, 2021


Being confident with your creativity will take you far as a designer, and this week's guest is a perfect example of that. Jeffrey Henderson is the …

Keisha Okafor

July 5th, 2021


We're halfway through the year! Summer's here, and I thought it would be a great time to feature an extraordinary young designer whose work I …

Cherry-Ann Davis

June 28th, 2021


What happens when a Trini woman ends up in the largest city in Switzerland to learn design? You have Cherry-Ann Davis, a graduate design student at Zurich University of the Arts, and a self-proclaimed creator of visuals …

Adekunle Oduye

June 21st, 2021


One of the benefits of hosting this podcast for the past eight years is that I get to see how guests progress in their career. Such is the case with this week's guest, Adekunle Oduye! He was one of our first podcast …

Brandon Groce

June 14th, 2021


A dear friend of mine asked me to include a creative on Revision Path that could speak to building a personal brand online, and my mind went …

Tiffany Middleton

June 7th, 2021


What a difference a few years makes! This is definitely the case with this week's guest, Tiffany Middleton. When I first talked to her on Revision Path, she was just starting out as a junior designer from Childersburg, …

Sabrina Hall

May 31st, 2021


Summer is here, and we're closing out the month with a conversation with designer and design educator Sabrina Hall. As a senior product design manager at Justworks, Sabrina oversees a creative team dedicated to helping …

Brent Rollins

May 24th, 2021


This week's guest is a true creative changemaker. If you're a hip-hop fan, there's a pretty good chance you've seen his work somewhere over the past 30 years. He's your favorite designer's favorite designer. For our …

Kaleena Sales

May 17th, 2021


One of the things I love most about Revision Path is talking shop with design educators like Kaleena Sales. Kaleena is an illustrator, a design …

Joseph Cuillier

May 10th, 2021


"If you don't see it in the world, see that as an opportunity." Wise words from this week's guest, the one and only Joseph Cuillier. Joseph is …

Douglas Davis

May 3rd, 2021


I couldn't think of a better way to start off the month than by talking with author, professor, and strategist Douglas Davis. Longtime fans of the …

Sean Mack

April 26th, 2021


This week's guest is a real treat for me. Sean Mack is an illustrator and graphic artist in Detroit, and I first ran across his work around a decade or so ago on Tumblr. His work has really taken off since then, so …


April 19th, 2021


If you have been a listener of the show for a while, then you know I love cartoons and animation. So having a chance to sit down with this week's guest, Steenz, was a lot of fun. Steenz is one of the few Black women …

John B. Johnson

April 12th, 2021


If you were a part of last week's State of Black Design conference, then you've already been introduced to this week's guest -- John B. Johnson. As the principal of A Small Studio in Seattle, he leads a team of creative …

Julian Williams

April 5th, 2021


It's a new month, and I am beyond excited to share with you my interview with Julian Williams. He may be young in age, but his impressive body of …

Joseph Carter-Brown

March 29th, 2021


Joseph Carter-Brown is a man of many titles. He's a UX strategist. He's a human-centered designer. And by day, he's the global UX manager at Stanley …

Kelly Walters

March 22nd, 2021


We have had a good number of design educators this year on Revision Path, but how many of them have written a book on designers of color? Meet Kelly …

Sloan Leo

March 15th, 2021


If there's one word I would use to describe Sloan Leo, it would be "dynamic". As the CEO of NYC-based FLOX Studio, they bring over 15 years of …

Azarra Amoy

March 8th, 2021


We're back across the pond this week and having a good ol' chat and a spot of tea with one of London's most brilliant artists -- Azarra Amoy. It was …

Reggie Black

March 1st, 2021


Reggie Black is a true Renaissance man. He's combined his talents as a multimedia artist, designer, speaker, and mental health advocate into an …

Markus Robinson

February 22nd, 2021


We're ending February on Revision Path with a little bit of Black web history! Markus Robinson is currently the VP of innovation and creative at Interactive One, but before that, he co-founded one of the Internet's most …

Lafiya Watson Ramirez

February 15th, 2021


It's still pretty early in 2021, so if the year hasn't quite gotten off to a good start, then let this week's conversation with Lafiya Watson Ramirez be the permission you need to turn things around! Lafiya dabbles in …

Danny Shaw

February 8th, 2021


We're keeping the design educator streak going this week with an interview with Danny Shaw. Along with teaching at NYC College of Technology, Danny …

David Jon Walker

February 1st, 2021


Let's start off Black History Month with some education, shall we?

Meet David Jon Walker, owner of the graphic design studio Rhealistic, and a design professor at Austin Peay State University in Nashville, TN.

Our …

Angela Bains

January 25th, 2021


I am absolutely thrilled to share my conversation with Angela Bains with you this week. Along with being the co-founder and strategy director of …

Kevin Bethune

January 18th, 2021


Design can change your life in unexpected ways, and Kevin Bethune is a testament to that. He is the founder and chief creative officer of dreams • design + life, a think tank that delivers design and innovation services …

Steven Christian

January 11th, 2021


Steven Christian's motto is "create and conquer", and that's exactly what he's managed to do with his career. While he started out as an athlete, a sports injury cause him to discover visual art, and he has reinvented …

Nichelle Pace

January 4th, 2021


It's the start of a new year, and I think we could probably all use something to make us feel more resilient and motivated. Well lucky for you, I've …

Kristy Tillman

December 28th, 2020


I'm closing out this unprecedented year by talking with the one and only Kristy Tillman. Longtime listeners of the show may remember her first appearance back in 2015, but since then, Kristy has become one of the …

Donald Burlock, Jr.

December 21st, 2020


2020 has been one hell of a year. What if you could go into 2021 being superhuman? Then you should meet Donald Burlock, Jr.! By day, he serves as the …

Brandon Viney

December 14th, 2020


If you've seen either the the "Black Girl Magic" video or the Black History Month video this year from Google, then you're already intimately acquainted with the work of Brandon Viney, group creative lead at Google …

Malika Reid

December 7th, 2020


As we slide into the final month of this year, I caught up with the dynamic Malika Reid, art director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. While her stomping grounds are usually in the Bay Area, Malika was down in …

Bennie F. Johnson

November 30th, 2020


For our 375th episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Bennie F. Johnson, the new executive director of AIGA, the professional organization for design. As the first Black executive director in AIGA's 100+ year …

Mark Smith

November 23rd, 2020


The journey of a creative is never a straightforward path, and Mark Smith knows this well. As the head of design of Studio Mark Smith, he's went from designing t-shirts and textiles in NYC for urban apparel brands like …

Dana James Mwangi

November 16th, 2020


Dana James Mwangi has really helped put Memphis, TN on the map when it comes to design and the creative community. As a web and branding consultant, …

Camille Selvon Abrahams

November 9th, 2020


Camille Selvon Abrahams is a trailblazer in the animation industry. Not only did she co-found the first outsourcing animation studio in the Caribbean …

Darold Pinnock

November 2nd, 2020


2020 has been a year full of difficult changes for a lot of people, but Darold Pinnock has managed to navigate this difficult time pretty well! Aside …

Ray Billingsley

October 26th, 2020


If you live in the United States and have read the funny pages any time within the past 30 years, then you already know about the work from this week's guest. Ray Billingsley is the creator of Curtis, the daily comic …

Nici Kelly

October 19th, 2020


Tech can be a lucrative career, but how many of us think of it as a way to close the wealth gap in the Black community? Nici Kelly does, and I love that her mission is to show people the different pathways into tech and …

Britt Lyle II

October 12th, 2020


Britt Lyle II is more than just a designer — he contains multitudes. Currently, he works as a graphics assistant at AMB Sports + Entertainment, where …

Brandi Davis

October 5th, 2020


Lately, I have been doing a deep dive into the magazine archives of EBONY and JET. While skimming the masthead of one of the old issues, I stumbled …

Vernon Lockhart

September 28th, 2020


Have you picked up on the connection between this month's guests? It can be easy to look at the advocacy work and projects around diversity in design and think it's a new movement, but the reality is that the work is …

Antionette Carroll

September 21st, 2020


I can't tell you how excited I am to share this conversation with Antionette Carroll with you. Longtime listeners of the show may remember her first …

Shayla Hunter

September 14th, 2020


One thing I love about Shayla Hunter's story is how it's never to late to pivot to a new career. By day, she works as a strategist at Egg Strategy, …

Mitzi Okou

September 7th, 2020


If you attended the inaugural "Where Are The Black Designers?" conference a few months ago, then you're probably familiar with this week's guest -- Mitzi Okou. This interaction and visual designer made quite the splash …

Tolu Ajayi

August 31st, 2020


If you're thinking about getting into product design, then this week's interview with Tolu Ajayi is just for you! Tolu has made it her mission to …

Hank Washington

August 24th, 2020


Meet Hank Washington, the owner of Hank Design Studios. His studio’s mission is to help brands turn strangers into friends, and Hank does this through the design and illustration. I was glad to catch up with him …

Arthell Isom

August 17th, 2020


This week’s episode will be a real treat for anime fans out there! I had the opportunity to talk with Arthell Isom, co-founder of Japanese animation studio D’ART Shtajio. You’ve probably seen his studio’s work on The …

Candace Queen

August 10th, 2020


When you're walking in your purpose, there's nothing that can stop you from succeeding. Multidisciplinary designer Candace Queen knows this well, and …

Carmela Wilkins

August 3rd, 2020


Design influences everything around us. It's something I've said on this podcast dozens of times, but social impact designer and researcher Carmela Wilkins is the kind of designer who really embodies this tenet in her …

Fred Noland

July 27th, 2020


This week on Revision Path, I’m sharing my conversation with visual storyteller Fred Noland. You might have seen his recent illustration work in The …

Tevin Stuurland

July 20th, 2020


We’re back in Europe this week (not literally) to talk with interaction designer Tevin Stuurland. He just graduated from college recently, so this …

Ayodele Odubela

July 13th, 2020


Data rules everything around us, and no one understands this better than Ayodele Odubela. As a data scientist at SambaSafety, she analyzes data to …

Johnny Austin

July 6th, 2020


"While it's important to have mentors and peers in the industry, at the end of the day, your career is in your hands. You have to put in the work." Those wise words are from Johnny Austin, VP of Engineering at Till, a …

Christian Howard

June 29th, 2020


I first learned about Christian Howard via De Angela Duff, and while it may have taken a few years, I’m glad we finally had a chance to sit down for a conversation because I find his career path extremely fascinating.

William Hill

June 22nd, 2020


The great thing about talking with so many people for Revision Path is discovering just how many things we share in common with our fellow brothers …

Miles Anderson

June 15th, 2020


When I first chatted with Miles Anderson, he said that he’s “just a normal guy who works hard.” But then I heard his story and the growth in his career and well…Miles is no normal guy — he’s extraordinary!

Miles talked …

Kojo Boateng

June 8th, 2020


It's Revision Path's 350th episode, and for this special, historic occasion, I'm honored to talk with Kojo Boateng. You might remember our 2016 interview with Kojo (episode 125!), and we get into everything that's …

Noble Ackerson

June 1st, 2020


We’re at an interesting crossroads right now because of this pandemic, and a lot of bleeding edge tech concepts are becoming available for consumers quicker than expected. To that end, data has become an important form …

Ed Williams

May 25th, 2020


You might not think of Memphis, Tennessee as a bustling creative city, but folks like Ed Williams are here to show you the truth. By day, he works as …

Randall Parrish

May 18th, 2020


If your emotions have been up and down for the past few months, trust me…you’re not alone. But I’ve got something to help lift your spirits — this week’s interview with “human glitter bomb” Randall Parrish! We talked at …

Samuel Adaramola

May 11th, 2020


“Blackness is multifaceted.” When Samuel Adaramola told me that before we started recording, I knew we were going to have a great conversation. …

Arielle Wiltz

May 4th, 2020


The COVID-19 public health crisis is affecting us all, taking us out of the lives we led before and forcing us to move forward through a fog of uncertainty as we try to find our way back to some semblance of normalcy. …

Bekah Marcum

April 27th, 2020


I first heard of Bekah Marcum when I talked with Tim Allen a few weeks ago, and I'm so glad I had the chance to connect with her for this interview! Along with being a product designer for Zillow, Bekah is a community …

Desiree Gibbs

April 20th, 2020


Desiree Gibbs is laser-focused on who she wants to be and how she expresses herself. Those skills come in handy not just in her work as a UI designer, but through the projects she oversees and clients she serves as the …

Ashley Bozeman

April 13th, 2020


Black history isn’t just confined to February, as this week’s guest Ashley Bozeman clearly indicates. As the first Black woman art director at The Martin Agency, Ashley brings years of professional experience to the …

Tim Allen

April 6th, 2020


Design can be a powerful way to bring people together, and Tim Allen embodies that as the VP of design at Airbnb. He oversees several teams at the …

Billy Almon

March 30th, 2020


I first heard of Billy Almon at last year’s Black in Design Conference, and I was so energized by his talk that I knew I would have to have him on …

Carolyne Hill

March 23rd, 2020


Revision Path is back across the pond this week for a rousing conversation with creative director Carolyne Hill. She is the founder of ChillCreate, a …

Fonz Morris

March 16th, 2020


You know, I’ve interviewed hundreds of Black creatives over the years, but none of them have had the enthusiasm that Fonz Morris possesses. He is the growth design lead at online learning platform Coursera, where he …

Terry Biddle

March 9th, 2020


Maintaining a creative career these days can be tough, but Terry Biddle makes it look easy. As product design director at DC-based edtech company …

Roland A. Wiley

March 2nd, 2020


I was recently in Los Angeles for work, and while there, I had the opportunity to do a live show with AIGA Los Angeles and interview renowned …

Jailyn Easley

February 24th, 2020


For Jailyn Easley, combining design and technology with her work is like second nature. As a member of Accenture’s experience design team, Jailyn …

Nick Caldwell

February 17th, 2020


Nick Caldwell is passionate about inspiring people to get into technology. As chief product officer of Looker, he oversees the company’s product, …

Erwin Hines

February 10th, 2020


I first learned about Erwin Hines last year when we profiled him for 28 Days of the Web. He serves as creative director at BASIC®, a branding and experience design agency that builds digital products and services that …

Joshua Leonard

February 3rd, 2020


I only recently heard about Joshua Leonard, but I had no idea about his inspiring life story until we sat down for this interview. Joshua is currently doing freelance animation work for Nickelodeon, but he is perhaps …

Alex Pierce

January 27th, 2020


It's great to be able to look back at the early days of Revision Path and see just how far some designers have come. Take for instance Alex Pierce, one of our first interview guests from 2013. Fast-forward nearly seven …

Dwight Battle

January 20th, 2020


What does it take to work for a company like Amazon? Well if you're Dwight Battle, it's all about forging your own path. As a self-taught designer, Dwight has honed his design skills at agencies from Atlanta to Seattle, …

Caitlin Crews

January 13th, 2020


Adobe is a company that is synonymous with the creative industry, so I was really excited to finally talk with someone from the company for Revision Path! Meet Caitlin Crews: a creative outreach and design specialist on …

Anthony Harrison

January 6th, 2020


We're starting off 2020 with the one and only Anthony Harrison. If you loved the streetwear ads of the 90's from brands like Akademiks and Nike, then you've seen Anthony's work. Currently, Anthony is overseeing graphic …

327: Handel Eugene

December 30th, 2019


Navigating the creative industry is a big theme of this podcast. (Why do you think we're called Revision Path? Well, that's one reason.) For our final interview of the year, I had the opportunity to talk with motion …

326: Kendall Howse

December 23rd, 2019


What do you get when you combine top notch graphic design and illustration talent, the intensity of punk music, and world class skills in facilitation? Why, you get this week's guest -- Kendall Howse! As we head into …

325: Chanel James

December 16th, 2019


What does the "middle" of a designer's career look like? Does the "middle" exist outside of a corporate company's career ladder? I examine these questions and more with this week's guest, the one and only Chanel James. …

324: Jerome Harris

December 9th, 2019


When I first heard about Jerome Harris' exhibit "As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes," I knew I had to interview him for the podcast. I was …

323: Aricka Lewis

December 2nd, 2019


I knew about Aricka Lewis through our mutual volunteer work through AIGA, so I'm really glad we had a chance to talk so I could learn more about her! …

322: Jennifer White-Johnson

November 25th, 2019


While the internet has helped loads of people get into design, it's design educators like Jennifer White-Johnson who really help teach the next …

321: Ari Melenciano

November 18th, 2019


The best way I can describe Ari Melenciano is that she is a renaissance talent. As an artist, researcher, and creative technologist, Ari is always …

320: Randy Ellis

November 11th, 2019


As designers, we are uniquely equipped with the skills to tackle any number of problems. Randy Ellis knows this, and our conversation really reflects just how much of his career and creative energy goes towards this …

319: Aaron Brooks

November 4th, 2019


Y'all, we are starting off November with a really inspiring interview with DevOps engineer and tech education enthusiast Aaron Brooks. By day, he uses his skills at Baltimore-based software development company Fearless, …

318: Dee Tuck

October 28th, 2019


As an engineering manager at Abstract, Dee Tuck juggles a lot. But whether it's overseeing teams or recruiting and retaining talent, Dee makes sure that diversity and inclusion are a crucial element of her work from day …

317: Adrian Franks

October 21st, 2019


Adrian Franks is a one-of-a-kind renaissance man. His work as a UX creative director at IBM focuses on experience design (iX) for their global business services brand, but trust me -- his skills don't stop there.

Our …

316: Sabrina Dorsainvil

October 14th, 2019


Civic design focuses on the common good, and no one quite sums up just how vital that is to our local communities than this week's guest, Sabrina Dorsainvil. As the director of civic design for the Mayor's Office of New …

315: Dantley Davis

October 7th, 2019


Dantley Davis has been a mainstay in the Silicon Valley tech and design community for almost 20 years. His work at PayPal, SAP, Yahoo!, Netflix, and …

314: Dr. Quaneisha Penha

September 30th, 2019


We've had several people from Facebook on Revision Path before, but this week's conversation with Dr. Quaneisha Penha is a special one. As a user experience researcher, her work spans many of the industries and …

313: André Mack

September 23rd, 2019


Winemaker. Sommelier. Author. Creative Director. Designer. These are just a few words that describe the force that is André Mack. Whether he's at his vineyards in Oregon or opening up a new business in New York City, …

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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