Starting in May, Revision Path will have new interviews every Monday! There’s some really great interviews I think you’ll enjoy, along with a couple of other goodies in store.
Next up on Revision Path, I got a chance to talk with Senongo Akpem, a brilliant interactive designer in New York City. We talk about his design inspirations, his projects, and even touch a little bit on the issue of diversity in the tech and design communities. It’s a really great interview that I think you’ll enjoy!
This week, I am thrilled and delighted to share with you the first in Revision Path‘s series of interviews with web developers and web designers. I had the honor of talking with Fredrick Royster, a Chicago-based web designer. If you’ve ever bought textbooks online through your college or university’s bookstore, then you’ve probably seen his handiwork. Read on and find out about Fredrick’s background, inspirations, and his thoughts on web design in the next few years.
Without further ado, here’s Fredrick!
If you happen to be down in Austin this week and next week for the SXSW Interactive Festival, make sure to check out all the Blacks in Technology Programming at the Hilton Garden Inn.
I’m Maurice Cherry: web designer, sometime-y web developer, and founder of Revision Path.
In 2007, I wrote an article for Black Web 2.0 called “Where Are The Black Web Professionals?” It’s a little over five years later, and I’m not sure the mainstream tech and design community is any closer to answering that question.
The discussions about increasing diversity in the tech and design fields always start out well-meaning and then quickly devolve into baseless accusations, empty statements, and broken promises. It’s even gotten to the point where efforts to add diversity to the tech and design communities are being mocked and ridiculed by their peers with accusations of “tokenism” or “affirmative action”.
So where are the black web professionals? Revision Path is the answer to that question.