I couldn’t think of a better person to start 2018 with here on Revision Path than Jermaine Bell. The Baltimore-based visual designer, photographer, and social designer embodies what it means to work within a supportive creative community.

Jermaine started off by talking about his childhood growing up in Baltimore, and we followed his design journey through high school and college. He also gave us the lowdown on the ups and downs of fellowships, his first foray into retail, and discussed what it means to him to “make it” as a designer. Keep an eye out for Jermaine — he’s doing big things!


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Student Perspectives is our new interview series with students at HBCUs and some of the nation’s top art and design schools. Learn about their goals, their fears, and their plans for the future! We’re kicking things off with Cydney Ahlberg, a sophomore at Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus.

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We’re closing out January with a great interview with another multitalented creator — San Francisco’s own Ayana Baltrip-Balagás. She’s a designer, a photographer, a business owner, an educator, and so much more!

Our conversation started off talking about the Organization of Black Designers, and from there we went into Ayana’s history as an actress and dancer (and how that led into photography and design). We also touched on design education, and Ayana shared some great information on design thinking, the importance of Black designers having a strong online presence, and ways that the design industry can really start taking diversity seriously. Thank you Ayana for being a beacon of hope and a force for creative change!


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This interview with designer/photographer Tiffany Middleton was really fun. Tiffany is a pro when it comes to sports design, having done design work for the Auburn University Tigers as well as the Green Bay Packers. Currently, she’s a designer for Panini America, a premier distributor for sports trading cards.

We talked about where her love for sports design came from, the design program at her alma mater, as well as her dream design project. Tiffany Middleton is definitely a star on the rise!


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School might be out for the summer, but learning never stops when Tamika D. Williams is around. She’s a photographer and a working designer, and is an associate design professor at Alabama A&M University who is responsible for coordinating the graphic design program for the school’s visual art department.

A large chunk of our conversation is about design education at HBCUs, but we also touched on diversity in design academia and talked about what students need to do to succeed as professional designers. Tamika’s enthusiasm and dedication to the craft of design is really inspiring, and I’m thrilled to share this conversation with you all. Enjoy!


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