Alrick Collins, Jr.

While doing research on designers and developers in the Big Apple, Alrick Collins, Jr. (or Ricky, as he prefers to be called) was one of the first I ran across who was happy to talk to us. There’s usually an ongoing debate in the design community about whether designers should or shouldn’t learn to code, and Alrick…well, you’ll need to read the interview to see where he falls on that spectrum.

Whether you agree with his position or not, his design journey to starting his own design business is very admirable. Learn more about Alrick in this week’s interview!

Renee Mckellar

I have to give it to Renee Mckellar — out of all the students that visit Revision Path, she was the first one to reach out to us for an interview. It’s always good to hear from designers who are just starting out because they have a fresh perspective to offer. Renee talked to us about how she got started, how she keeps motivated, and where she wants to be in the near future.

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Inspiring Black Designers is all about highlighting designers who are talented.

About a month ago, I came across a piece called Culture designed by Chris on Facebook (view below) and was very impressed.

After visiting his website I was even more blown away not only by his pieces, but his consistency of this portfolio and his photography.

He was not only passionate about design but about culture, art, education, and beauty.

He is the nicest guy you would ever meet, so read on and learn why Chris is an inspiring Black designer.

Buck!When I interview someone, I usually ask them if there’s anyone else they know who we should reach out to and feature. BUCK! came highly referred by Leon Scott, so I knew I had to contact him. If there’s one thing I can say about Buck!, it’s that the man has two things: passion and patience.

The passion is about his work, and he’s done design for Heineken, Scion, Timberland, Adidas, and more. The patience is probably from dealing with me since we had to re-record this interview several times because of technical difficulties. (Sorry!)

Even with all that going on, we had a pretty good chat about motivation, networking, and the creative struggle. I think that’s something we can ALL empathize with as creative people. Let me know what you think!

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