Hampton University, often called the “Home by the Sea” on the banks of Virginia’s southern peninsula, has molded several of today’s black art and design luminaries. The name Hampton is even included in conversations about…
HBCUs have a history of educating some of the nation’s best Black minds. But for designers, are HBCUs preparing them to deal with life after the classroom?
As of late, encouraging diversity in the fields of graphic design, web development, and web design has become an important topic of discussion. There’s a focus on what’s known as the “pipeline problem” for elementary, middle, and high school students, but where do HBCUs fall along this pipeline?
For prospective students, it may be difficult for them to find the best ones that offer the types of programs they need to get into these industries. With a little research, I found several HBCUs with strong design and development programs. Take a look at the list below and let me know your thoughts.
We’re finishing up HBCU Month by talking with the inspiring and unstoppable Glennette Clark.
She’s an experienced UX designer, and has founded two events: UXCamp DC and Mobile UXCamp DC. The Grio named her one of the top 10 Blacks in technology to look out for in 2013. She’s presented at SXSW and is currently pursuing her MBA in Strategic Design.
Learn more about what Glennette’s next move is in this week’s interview!
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HBCU Month continues with an interview with senior UX designer Eric Johnson, who I first heard about from Jole Simmons.
Eric’s worked for some big companies like Walmart, AOL, and Adobe, and he shared how his passion for design started at an early age. He dropped quite a few gems in this interview, so I think this is one you’ll definitely want to take notes on while listening!
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