Declaration

February 28, 2013

I’m Maurice Cherry: web designer, sometime-y web developer, and founder of Revision Path.

In 2007, I wrote an article for Black Web 2.0 called “Where Are The Black Web Professionals?” It’s a little over five years later, and I’m not sure the mainstream tech and design community is any closer to answering that question.

The discussions about increasing diversity in the tech and design fields always start out well-meaning and then quickly devolve into baseless accusations, empty statements, and broken promises. It’s even gotten to the point where efforts to add diversity to the tech and design communities are being mocked and ridiculed by their peers with accusations of “tokenism” or “affirmative action”.

So where are the black web professionals? Revision Path is the answer to that question.

Our focus is on graphic designers, web designers, and web developers — the builders and creators of the web. We’ll showcase web designers and web developers of all levels from students to seasoned pros. We’ll find out their processes, their creative inspirations, and more. We’ll have interviews with experts in the field. And there’s still more to come. If you’d like to be featured, we’d love to hear from you.

It’s time to recognize and showcase the variety of talent present in the tech and design community. Revision Path will be the way to find it.

Stick around — we’re just getting started.

  • Kelly Virella

    Thank you so much for doing this! It is a wonderful resource for start-ups seeking to diversify their freelance pool and staff. I’m actually doing some hiring now for my startup — looking for an editorial designer with web skills to help redesign our tablet app — and would encourage any of your interviews to reach out to me at kellyvirella.com.

    Thanks!