We’ve had design educators and researchers on Revision Path before, but never a design scholar! Audrey Bennett studies cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary communication that makes use of images that not only impact the way we think and behave, but that also permeate global culture. For the past 20 years, she has done her research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she currently serves as professor and graduate program director for the Department of Communication and Media.

Audrey and I talked about her journey to becoming a design scholar, and we discussed the notion of a Black design aesthetic, as well as how her work and the design industry has changed with the rapid adoption of technology. Audrey has done a ton of research in the field of graphic design, so if you’re looking for a deep dive, make sure you check out the interview, read her papers, and learn more about her work!


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If you’re not inspired after hearing Jonathan Key talk about design, you might need to check your pulse! Jonathan’s design work is all about representation, whether it’s through his creative collective Codify Art or by taking a stand against state-sponsored violence by the police via Artists Against Police Violence. And he’s still doing more!

We started our conversation by discussing why it’s important for artists and designers to be involved with social issues, and from there talked about his time at Brown University and RISD and how those experiences shaped his current work. He also mentioned the design work he’s doing in the black LGBT community and talked about the artists and designers who influence his work. Overall, it’s a great interview with someone who takes design and its power in our society very seriously. I hope you get inspired!


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Happy new year! We’re kicking off our 2016 interviews by chatting with Mario Moorhead. While Mario is a full-stack developer and architect, a lot of our conversation didn’t even focus on technology!

We talked about how Mario got into programming, his life as a musician, some projects he’s working on right now (including a political mashup site), and the people who inspire him. You can tell Mario’s a real deep thinker with a unique outlook on life. Hope you enjoy!


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For Revision Path’s 100th interview, I had the opportunity to talk with design powerhouse Sarah Huny Young. Huny’s portfolio speaks for itself, and she’s done next-level design work for big entertainment brands like VIBE Magazine and BET. Currently, she’s the founder of Supreme Clientele, a design agency in Pittsburgh, PA that has done work for award-winning websites like VSB, Soulbounce, The Curvy Fashionista, and the Women’s Freedom Conference.

Our conversation touched on so many things — entrepreneurship, the design process, visibility, mentorship…you name it. You’ll just to settle in and press play and soak it all up. It’s truly one of the best interviews I’ve done to date, and I’m so glad to have the chance to talk with one of my personal design heroes. Here’s to 100 episodes of the Revision Path podcast!


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I first heard about Alpha Bah from an introduction by Michael Rain. Alpha is the creator of ZNews Africa, an Android app that provides the latest news content from across Africa.

We spoke about how he got the inspiration to create ZNews Africa, what he’s learned from his time at Columbia University, and the importance of creating platforms for Africans to tell their stories. If you want to learn more about what’s going on in Africa, check out what Alpha is up to! Thanks for the intro, Michael!


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