Our spotlight on Philadelphia continues this week with design strategist and hybrid thinker Natalie Nixon. Natalie has an impressive body of work ranging from fashion to anthropology, and her consulting and research lies at the intersection of creativity and strategy. Aside from her work as associate professor and founding director of the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University, Natalie is also the editor of “Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences and Beyond”.

We touched on a lot of different topics: the importance of strategic design, her experience as a Black woman at the Ph.D. level of design, embracing failure, and much, much more. It’s an honor to speak with someone at this caliber of design, and I think you’ll learn a lot from her words and from her work. Class is in session!


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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 consulting and design experience for “do-gooders, dreamers and optimists”. I think that’s something we could all use more of, don’t you think?

Ron talked about how a twist of fate prompted him to start his design studio, and he walked me through how he tackles projects and his personal design style. We also discussed design organizations, world travel, what he loves about Philly, and whether or not his kids want to follow in his footsteps. Get ready for a really thoughtful and inspiring conversation!


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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 about diversity and design gave me a lot to think about in the early days of Revision Path. And when she reached out to me to talk about what I was doing, I knew I had to have her on the show!

We start off by talking about her current work teaching at CSU (including a concentration on typography), and from there we discuss the proliferation of Black caricatures throughout the ages and how those inform our current day perceptions and stereotypes. Anne also shares her thoughts on the role that designers should play now, and gives some of her hopes for 2017. I think you’re going to get a lot out of this week’s episode!


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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 ever-changing world. And as creative director of Glyphix Studio, he oversees projects and keeps clients happy. It’s the best of both worlds!

We spent a good bit of our conversation talking about design education and how he manages both of his roles at KSU. We also spoke on diversity in the design industry, his design influences, and his current work with Lifewater International. Larrie’s message of inclusion is really important for designers everywhere, and I’m glad to speak to someone that’s really doing the work and paving the way for the future!


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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 Nashville, TN at Nossi College of Art and Fisk University. Talk about dedication!

Since our interview was an extra from HBCU Month, we did spend a good bit of time comparing and contrasting his teaching experiences at Nossi and Fisk. Paul is a Fisk alumnus, and he talked about his time at Fisk, as well as what drives him to give back through education. Paul had a lot to say and the conversation definitely went pretty deep in a few places, so make sure you listen through it all. Thank you Paul for sharing your story!


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