One of the great things about Revision Path is that each guest shows that you can really carve your own path to success in the design and tech industries, and Nicole Davis is no exception! As a digital product owner at global insurance company Marsh, Nicole’s work involves walking the line between tech and business.

We talked about her new role at Marsh, and she spoke on the challenges that come when managing the overlap of product and risk management. We also touched on the concept of emotional intelligence, and she mentioned how important it is for digital product owners. Nicole also shared how she first got into this field, which was spurred by a love of economics. Nicole’s drive for success is contagious, and her story definitely shows that. Learn more about her in this week’s interview!


Google is proud to sponsor Revision Path in championing excellence and diversity in the creative community.

We believe that design is critical to building great products and experiences, and we’re committed to fostering best-in-class results with efforts like Material Design — a unified system combining theory, resources, and tools to help you craft beautiful, digital experiences — and Google Design.

From producing original articles and videos, to hosting creative and educational partnerships, our goal is to connect, support, and inspire designers and technologists.

To learn more, please visit us at design.google.


Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Maurice Cherry and edited by Brittani Brown. 


If you’re a long time listener of Revision Path, then you have definitely heard me sing the praises of the Black in Design Conference that takes place every other year at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The next conference takes place in October, and I am thrilled to have the chance to talk with one of the current co-chairs Jaline McPherson.

Our conversation started off with a look into Jaline’s background, and she talked about her interest in landscape architecture and how that led her to Harvard. Jaline also gave a little information on this year’s conference, why the planning committee chose the theme of Black futurism, and what we can expect to learn. I’ll definitely be there!


Material Design Awards

The Material Design Awards are now open for submission — celebrating apps that have built a useful service, executed an ambitious vision, or simply sparked delight on a product, using Material Design.

The four award categories are: Theming (products that follow Material Theming guidelines), Innovation (creatively expanding on Material), Universality (think inclusive and accessible), and Experience (for superb interaction and navigation). To see examples of past winners, check out the MDA archives from 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Apply before submissions close on August 24, 2019.


Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Maurice Cherry and edited by Brittani Brown. 


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It’s a rare occurrence when I get the chance to talk with someone at a crossroads in their career, so this conversation with Isaak Hayes is especially interesting. Isaak has worked in a variety of roles in both large tech business and startups, most notably perhaps as a former product designer at Facebook. We spoke just days before he and his family embarked on their latest adventure — moving to China!

Isaak and I talked about how he first fell in love with design, and he discussed his early career as a UX designer, his work at Salesforce and RealCrowd, and how that prepared him for this current stage in his career. Isaak says that this time in life feels like a rebirth to him — from Seattle to Shenzhen, he is definitely making moves!

Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Maurice Cherry and edited by Brittani Brown. 


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We’re kicking off August with an inspirational conversation with Jeremi Dudu. By day, Jeremi works at Salesforce as a UX designer on Philanthropy Cloud, a platform that turns employees into citizen philanthropists by empowering them to give back and make change. Outside of work, Jeremi’s keeps that same charitable energy going, paying it forward to his community through mentoring and tutoring in his community.

I started by asking Jeremi what drew him to Salesforce, and from there we talked about his past work experiences at Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes, growing up in South Los Angeles, and how DJing became a gateway into working on the Web. According to Jeremi, “it’s the journey that made it fun”, and I think after you hear his inspiring words, you’ll feel that way as well. Enjoy!

Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Maurice Cherry and edited by Brittani Brown. 


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Sarah Huny Young is an ambitious and thoughtful award-winning creative director and artist. Her accomplishments and accolades are well deserved and humbly appreciated. Her passion project, American Woman, uniquely and profoundly showcases black women’s relationship with America and identity.

Huny is a leader and organizer in this industry. She strives to bring people together and make them feel comfortable in any space from hosting gatherings to collaborating on projects. Huny’s career trajectory as shifted in the last few years with an emphasis on events, photography, and art bringing her closer to her ultimate goals. And we know that whatever path she continues on she will reach her ultimate creative destiny.


Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Deanna Testa and edited by Brittani Brown.