kronda-adair-300

I had the pleasure of first interviewing Kronda for the site back in 2013, and it has been amazing to see her progress over the years. As the founder of Karvel Digital, Kronda develops WordPress websites and gives business owners the training they need to own and manage their digital presence.

We spent a lot of time talking about how Kronda built her business, including what she’s learned over the years and how she’s taken that knowledge and distilled it into her latest project: Websites That Work. We also had a pretty candid conversation about diversity in both the technology and information marketing spaces. Kronda is a force to be reckoned with, and I’m eager to see what she’s going to do next!


rp_patreon_banner


Revision Path is sponsored by Facebook Design. No one designs at scale quite like Facebook does, and that scale is only matched by their commitment to giving back to the design community.
Facebook Design logo
Revision Path is also sponsored by Hover. Visit hover.com/revisionpath and save 10% off your first purchase! Big thanks to Hover!
Hover logo
Revision Path is brought to you by MailChimp. Huge thanks to them for their support of the show! Visit them today and say thanks!
MailChimp logo

300-marsha-mothersill

Marsha Mothersill wears a lot of hats — web developer, business owner, project manager — and she loves it! Marsha comes from a family of entrepreneurs, and she has a real knack for web development and solving big problems.

We talked about the design work she’s done around London, how and why she took the leap into starting her own business, her love for automobiles, and the advocacy work she does for sickle cell anemia awareness. It’s a really great interview, and Marsha is a true inspiration. Next week — episode 100!


rp_patreon_banner


And of course, much thanks to Creative Market, a marketplace that sells beautiful, ready-to-use design content from thousands of independent creators around the globe.
Creative Market logo
Revision Path is also sponsored by Hover. Visit hover.com/revisionpath and save 10% off your first purchase! Big thanks to Hover!
Hover logo
Revision Path is brought to you by MailChimp. Huge thanks to them for their support of the show! Visit them today and say thanks!
MailChimp logo

black-co-working-spaces

Co-working spaces are shared office environments where people pay rent for table or office space. Unlike typical office environments, most people using co-working spaces do not work for the same organization. However, co-working spaces can provide opportunities for collaborating and networking with other independent professionals. In addition to providing many of the amenities of a traditional office — Wi-Fi, a physical address, meeting spaces, etc. — co-working spaces also host fundraisers, happy hours, networking mixers, and other special events as a way for people to socialize with others “after work”, so to speak.

Why are co-working spaces important specifically for Black designers and developers? Experts predict that 40% of the American workforce (about 60 million people) will be freelancers by the year 2020. Research from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation revealed that over 64% of African-American millennials want to start their own businesses. As more Blacks around the world become entrepreneurs and freelancers, co-working spaces can become a valuable option.

300-allan-cole

Allan Cole is a true polymath. Whether it’s graphic design, web development, or music, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and produces mind-blowing results. You may know him as one of the co-authors of Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes, but he’s also done websites and designs for big names like Nike, Okayplayer, Kanye West, Jay Electronica, and Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Arts Society!

(And speaking of music, he’s one half of the music duo The Stuyvesants. Highly, highly recommended!)

We talked about his current path to success through WordPress, creative collaboration, and of course…the music. According to Allan, there are ways to do what you love and make a living, and he’s a prime example of that!

Continue reading

300-de-angela-duff

What a great month of interviews! I’m ending November with the amazing De Angela Duff.

I heard about De Angela through Rashida White, and her bio truly speaks for itself. She’s designed websites for some of the biggest music artists in the 90s, like Alicia Keys, David Bowie, and Britney Spears. De Angela currently serves as the Co-Director of Integrated Digital Media at NYU, working on next-level technologies like augmented reality and brainwaves. Did I mention she’s a diehard Prince fan too? Afrofuturistic!

Press play and learn more about De Angela’s inspiring journey and her current work!

Continue reading