Leah Gilliam is a force. As an award-winning artist, she uses technology to tell stories, bring awareness to issues, and to ask questions about important topics. And as a design strategist, she lends her expertise with building inclusive spaces to organizations like Out in Tech and Girls Who Code, where she currently serves as VP of strategy and innovation. Did I mention she’s also a creator who has made everything from 16mm films to interactive installations to board games?
Like I said, Leah Gilliam is a force.
We sat down to talk about how she first got involved in design strategy, and from there we explored her work as an artist and a teacher, and dove into topics surrounding creativity, finding balance, solving projects, and the notion of a Black queer design aesthetic. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to share Leah’s story and her work with you, so make sure you take a listen!
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When I asked Napoleon Wright II to describe what he does, he gave me a list of titles — animator, videographer, filmmaker, musician, designer, etc. Needless to say, he’s brimming with creative ability, and that always makes for a great interview.
We started off talking about the Raleigh creative scene, and from there went into how Napoleon first got into design, the creation of his design company Pan II Creative, as well as his forays into music. This industry moves fast, and a creative like Napoleon has just what it takes to adapt and thrive. Enjoy the interview!
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