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Albert Whitley is a senior art director at SapientNitro and the current vice-president of AIGA Atlanta.

During our conversation, Albert dropped a lot of pearls of wisdom about the design industry. No doubt that comes from his many years of work under some of the greats like Bill Grant of Grant Design Collaborative and Cynthia Jones of Jones Worley. We even touched on AIGA and diversity in the graphic design industry.

Hear what Albert has to say in this week’s interview!

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This week I talked with Jeffrey Manu, a tech entrepreneur in Accra, Ghana.

Jeffrey created one of Africa’s first iPhone apps, and is dean of the Goshen Institute and founder of the design firm Lightcreative. Whoa! On top of that, he also taught me how to read a 300-page book in just two hours. Impressive!

Learn more about Jeffrey in this week’s interview!

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Abou Kone hails from Côte d’Ivoire, and is a self-described “mercenary-in-chief”. (No, not the real kind!)

Abou is a beast when it comes to coding. Front-end development with JS/jQuery is his specialty, and he’s recently gotten into developing mobile apps.

We talked about how Abou first got his spark for the web as a teenager in Dakar, his work with Coders4Africa, and why Africa will not miss the digital revolution. Enjoy!

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We’re finishing up HBCU Month by talking with the inspiring and unstoppable Glennette Clark.

She’s an experienced UX designer, and has founded two events: UXCamp DC and Mobile UXCamp DC. The Grio named her one of the top 10 Blacks in technology to look out for in 2013. She’s presented at SXSW and is currently pursuing her MBA in Strategic Design.

Learn more about what Glennette’s next move is in this week’s interview!

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HBCU Month continues with an interview with senior UX designer Eric Johnson, who I first heard about from Jole Simmons.

Eric’s worked for some big companies like Walmart, AOL, and Adobe, and he shared how his passion for design started at an early age. He dropped quite a few gems in this interview, so I think this is one you’ll definitely want to take notes on while listening!

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