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 platform.

We had a lot to talk about! He shared information about Daydream and why virtual reality is becoming so popular right now, his “anti-conference” stance, and how not following a traditional design path helped set him up for success today. It’s a great conversation that I’m sure you’re going to enjoy!

(Thanks to one of our patrons, Nate Koechley, for the introduction!)


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Ariem Anthony

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 role between the design and engineering departments. More than that, Ariem is a self-taught designer with over 25 years of experience to his name across print, web, multimedia, for companies such as Apple and Netflix.

We start off by talking about the importance of production design, discussing Airbnb’s open culture, exploring the advantages of being a self-taught designer, and going into what kept him motivated throughout the years as the design industry has grown and changed. Ariem’s journey as a designer is proof that doing the work can take you farther than you ever imagined!


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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 talking about HBCUs — Howard University in particular, KeVon’s alma mater — and whether they’re preparing the next generation of designers. KeVon also shared his experiences at Carnegie Mellon and BitTorrent, and told me what it means to him to be a designer today. Thanks to KeVon for sharing his story!


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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: designer, co-founder and chief product officer of Circa Victor, a political technology firm currently based in Washington D.C. Jon and his team infuse design thinking and technology into our nation’s political system by empowering journalists, the public, and decision makers at every level of government.

We started off talking about how Circa Victor got started, and Jon shed some light on what tech can learn from the government (and vice versa). From there, we talked about his upbringing overseas, his time spent in Hawai’i honing his craft, and what he feels it means to be a designer today. Jon’s unique style and outlook on the design world are what sets him apart, and I’m glad for the opportunity to have him tell his story. Aloha!


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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 drive to succeed.

We started off talking about Earl’s college days at the University of Michigan, and then Earl guided me through where his design skills have taken him — New Orleans and San Francisco. We also talked about some of the work he’s doing at Digital Ocean, his great posts on design on Medium, as well as some of the people who keep him motivated and inspired to succeed. Earl is really about helping the next generation of designers, so make sure you keep an eye out for him in a city near you!


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