Fahamu Pecou and his art push boundaries, challenge classic representations, and have solidified his place as one of the most important contemporary artists of the 21st century. His work combines observations on hip-hop, the fine art world, and pop culture, and this is expressed through paintings, performance art, and academic work as well. I was really lucky to get a chance to talk with Fahamu fresh off his most recent accomplishment — earning his PhD from Emory University!

Our conversation started with Fahamu giving a retrospective on his work, and talked about his multidisciplinary practice and hinted at his next project. Fahamu also talked about his journey to Atlanta, how the city helped shape him as an artist, and how he sees Atlanta as a city for the arts. I also asked how his work has been perceived as his public profile has grown, and I think you’ll definitely want to hear Fahamu’s answer about that. If you haven’t heard of Fahamu Pecou before now, I guarantee you’ll come away from this interview with a good idea about who he is and what he represents for the culture!


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Atlanta’s own Goldi Gold describes himself as a “blue collar” digital illustrator, but his hustle and quality of work are top notch. As a fixture of Atlanta’s art scene, Goldi makes sure he’s out there making sure people see art in person.

We talked about how he got started as an illustrator, and what inspires his unique style. From there, Goldi talked about what drew him to Atlanta, and what follows is a candid discussion about how the city treats art and artists, and talks about what motivates him to create day after day. Goldi is a true working artist, y’all — support your local artist!


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Ida Woldemichael

Creative director Ida Woldemichael is definitely someone to keep your eye on! Currently she’s working for Everytown for Gun Safety, but before that, she served as design lead for Hillary for America and even coined the campaign’s widely-used catchphrase “I’m With Her”!

Our conversation began by talking about Ida’s current role, and from there we went into her work for the Hillary for America campaign and what she learned during that time. Ida also teaches at NYU, so she shared what she’s learned from her students and where she design going into the future. Thank you Ida for showing how design has a huge impact on the world around us!


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One thing that can be hard for new designers to grasp is that users are the most important part of design. Shaw Strothers is a huge advocate of this, and it’s reflected in his work at UX lead at User Insight in Atlanta, GA.

Shaw started off talking about how he got into UX after a start in computer science and an early start as an industrial designer. From there, he talked about Hue Design Summit, an annual event put on by Shaw and the Hue Collective for design professionals of color, and we spoke about the Atlanta design scene and how it’s evolved over the years. Thanks to Shaw for not only a great conversation, but for bringing a design event like Hue Design Summit to the city!


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So there’s a bit of history behind this interview with the mononymous Toronto-based designer Nuff. He was one of the first people I reached out to over five years ago when Revision Path began, and while we’ve kept in touch since then, it’s only until now that I’ve been able to get an interview with him. And let me tell you…it was worth the wait.

We touch on a lot of different topics during our interview, including the Toronto design scene, his creative process behind his digital and physical works, staying creative in the face of impostor syndrome, and more. It’s a pretty comprehensive look at someone who has been forging his own path in this industry while staying true to his ideals.


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