We’re ending out our month of legacies by checking in with Andrea Williams, an art director and self-professed budding calligrapher in Detroit.

Speaking of Motor City, that’s where our conversation began. We talked about what it’s like working for a global ad agency, and then moved into an exploration of the Detroit design scene. From here, Andrea discussed how she got started with hand lettering, her time at Wayne State University, and what it’s like for her being a Black woman in the advertising industry. Thanks for the insightful words Andrea!


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2013 has been a great year! Revision Path was launched, and we’ve done over three dozen interviews with Black designers and developers from Portland to Johannesburg. There’s even more in store for 2014! To wrap things up for this year, we’ve pulled together our ten most popular interviews here on Revision Path based on page views, social sharing, and overall web traffic. Check them out after the jump and see if your favorite interview made the list!


When I look for people to interview for Revision Path, I always mark them down on a list so I can follow up with them later. (This list now has over 300 people. I need an intern!)

One of the people on that list was Andrea Williams.

I also ask people who I’ve interviewed if they know anyone else that I could talk to for this site. Remember Chanelle Henry from a few weeks ago? When I asked her if there was anyone she knew I could interview. Not only did she provide me with a list of about 6 or 7 people (whoa!), but guess who was on there? Andrea Williams!

Talk about serendipity!

I talked with the Detroit designer about her work, her inspirations, and her influences. Another great interview that you’ll only find here on Revision Path. Enjoy!