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We’re closing out HBCU Month this year on Revision Path by talking with award-winning creative director Derrick Rivers. With over fourteen years of experience, Derrick specializes in using strategy and business tactics along with design and art direction to reach customers across some of the world’s most well-known brands.

I caught up with Derrick fresh off his short stint in Chicago, and we talked about the difference between the two cities when it comes to creative community. We also touched on entrepreneurship, the difference between agency and client-side work, and the turning point in his career that set him on a path to success. I’m excited to see what Derrick is going to bring here to Atlanta in the future!


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RJ Harrington is partner and lead creative at Twenty and 3, a one-stop creative shop that builds engaging brands from the ground up.

We talked about where the idea to start Twenty and 3 came from, how they approach client work, and what RJ thinks about the design community in Atlanta. She also shared a bit about her early career before breaking out on her own, and how taking that leap and paying it forward to others has helped keep her motivated for success. If you’ve been interested in starting your own agency, then this interview is definitely one that’s worth a listen. Thanks RJ!


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One thing I love about what Nakita M. Pope does is that she takes complex concepts and makes them simple and easy for anyone to understand. As a designer, brand strategist, and Chief Chick of her own studio Branding Chicks, Nakita has helped transform the lives of her clients for over 15 years!

We started off by looking at how she started her boutique branding studio, talked about her work as a design educator at The Creative Circus, and touched on her educational journey from Hampton University to The Portfolio Center to now. Nakita also shared some great resources for any designer looking to get more into design strategy. For Nakita, creativity is more than just business — it’s a way of life!

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Brandon Sadler is a multi disciplinary designer, well-accomplished, illustrator, muralist, and craftsman. Brandon has a very diverse clientele and he has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, including being in the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art. If you see him cruising on his single-speed bike or executing another masterpiece, wave and say hello.