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 look into her work and bring on the show!

Our conversation began by going into some of her current work at The Atlantic, and she talked about how she approaches new projects and where her love for animation began. Tynesha also spoke a bit about diversity in animation, some of her inspirations and influences, and where she wants to be career-wise in the next few years. Tynesha has such a unique and powerful visual style, so I think we’ll definitely see more from her for years to come!

(Note: The audio quality is a little crunchy on this episode, but we cleaned it up as much as possible.)


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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 through her blog or taking on lofty design projects, Sela is always figuring out how her design skills can exist in multiple spaces to make the best impact on the world.

We started off with her current work at Education Trust, and from there dove into a number of topics: Black women and creativity, NYC design culture vs. DC design culture, how travel has shaped her design thinking, and a lot more. We even talk a little about the current season of network and cable television! Sela says that designers should always make themselves a part of the deeper conversation, and I think this episode is a great example of that.


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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. She’s an international speaker, a strategic creative, a member of the national board of directors for AIGA, president emeritus for AIGA DC, and is the former creative director for the White House under President Obama’s administration. Whoa!

We talked about the work Ashleigh’s done during her tenure at the White House, and she shared which project challenged her the most as well as what it’s like actually working in such close proximity with some of the nation’s top officials. Ashleigh also gave her thoughts on whether the administration’s current focus on tech and design would continue into the future, and we went into her current work with AIGA. Ashleigh is a huge advocate for design’s ability to break barriers and create positive social change, and I think we will definitely see more from her in the future!

Here’s to 150 episodes!


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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 in Addis Ababa, moving to the U.S. for college, and his current work in our nation’s capital. We also spent some time talking about how his faith impacts his design work, along with why he loves learning by going to conferences. Bemnet’s main goals are to inspire, educate, and connect, and I think you’ll find yourself relating to him on all three points. Thanks to Dian Holton for the introduction!


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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 mannequins, and creating magic for the GAP through the nation’s capital. Did I mention that she’s also on the board of Washington DC’s AIGA chapter and she’s on AIGA’s national Diversity and Inclusion Task Force? She does it all!

Our conversation started off with a look into her day job, and from there we talked about DC’s design scene, her love for volunteering, and how she managed to get so much done in the name of design. Dian was recently named by Graphic Design USA as one of 2016’s “People to Watch”, and it’s easy to see why!


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