Brandy Spain

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 entrepreneurial venture — presentation design! We even geek out a bit talking about music. Learn more about Brandy in this week’s interview!

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Adekunle Oduye

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 projects he’s created though hackathons. He even gives nods to some of the big names in the industry, and I drop a little advice on speaking for design/tech talks. I hope you’ll enjoy this interview!

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Jacques Dupoux

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 go. We also talked about diversity in the design field and on what it means to have the space to fail.

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