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It’s amazing how many times I’ve crossed paths with Rafe Chisolm! We went to the same college, worked at the same place…we even live in the same part of town! And of all places, we first met in Austin, Texas at SXSW Interactive.

Rafe calls himself a “generalist designer”, and his unconventional journey to becoming a designer is really inspiring. We talked about that journey, how he went on several interviews with the intent to fail, and how companies can help to bring in and promote more designers of color. Really good stuff!

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“One thing I want people to know is that there’s a space for you in tech.” That’s just one of many bon mots from my talk with UX designer Monet Spells.

I talked with her fresh off her first speaking gig at the Pro/Design Conference in New York City. We discussed her presentation, her studies at Georgia Tech, the importance of networking, wearables, world travel, and even tea!

Big thanks to Adekunle Oduye for the introduction!

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“Despite your background, if you are a solution-oriented type of person, you will succeed.” When Rashida White shared that with me before we started recording, I knew it was going to be a great interview.

Rashida talked about her residency at General Assembly, her love for user experience (and why it’s important), and even talked about DJing and music. Even better — we talked about vegan ice cream!

Rashida’s enthusiasm about her work is inspiring, so I hope you get a lot out of this interview!

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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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