quote_seen_heard copyWhen I created Inspiring Black Designers a year ago, I did so because I felt the voices and amazing work of black designers and developers weren’t being recognized nor seen among the design community.

For the past year, I’ve interviewed and highlighted some talented design professionals and received a handful of support.

Yet there is still this undeniable and unable to ignore fact that there are some people put off by bloggers like myself who choose to specifically highlight and inspire black designers and developers only.

My question is, why?


We have a big announcement!

Inspiring Black Designers is joining the Revision Path family, and IBD creator Siedah Mitchum is joining Revision Path as a regular contributor!

From Siedah: “I am extremely excited to join forces with Maurice [and Revision Path], and I will continue to put out consistent articles that educate, empower, and inspire designers in the community.”


This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Siedah Mitchum, a WordPress web designer, entrepreneur, and the creator of Inspiring Black Designers.

We chatted about some of her mentors, talked about what inspires her work, how Marie Forleo’s B-School helped transform her business, and a lot more. Her mission to inspire other designers to have a bigger voice is something we both share, and Siedah makes a big announcement, so you’ll definitely have to listen and find out what it is!

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LaShanda Henry — web designer and founder of over 15 websites for people of color — has been developing websites over 10 years. She is passionate about helping women learn how to unblock their blessings and build businesses online. As both a web designer and internet marketing coach, LaShanda has been featured in magazines such as Essence, EBONY, The Network Journal, and BlackEnterprise.com. As a blogger she has worked with brands including Disney, General Mills, TNT, Walmart, and many others.

“My mission is to motivate, inform, inspire, connect. I do what I do for parents looking to better their children’s lives and for women striving to live their dreams.”

It’s been a year since I made a little declaration that launched Revision Path. In that year, I learned a lot about the design community through interviews with Black web developers, graphic designers, and web designers that I’d like to share. But first, some backstory.