Revision Path

This is Revision Path — an award-winning weekly showcase of Black designers, developers, and digital creatives from all over the world. Each week, host Maurice Cherry interviews these creators about their work, their goals, what inspires them, and much mo


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Billy Almon

March 30, 2020

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I first heard of Billy Almon at last year’s Black in Design Conference, and I was so energized by his talk that I knew I would have to have him on the podcast to share his story with you all. Being a biology-inspired storyteller and designer might sound a

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Carolyne Hill

March 23, 2020

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Revision Path is back across the pond this week for a rousing conversation with creative director Carolyne Hill. She is the founder of ChillCreate, a lifestyle brand that celebrates creative living and the choice to create happiness where you can. Caroly

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Fonz Morris

March 16, 2020

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You know, I’ve interviewed hundreds of Black creatives over the years, but none of them have had the enthusiasm that Fonz Morris possesses. He is the growth design lead at online learning platform Coursera, where he oversees a staff of talented designers

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Terry Biddle

March 09, 2020

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Maintaining a creative career these days can be tough, but Terry Biddle makes it look easy. As product design director at DC-based edtech company EVERFI, he helps oversee a lot of UX work while also collaborating with his team to help create lasting socia

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Roland A. Wiley

March 02, 2020

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I was recently in Los Angeles for work, and while there, I had the opportunity to do a live show with AIGA Los Angeles and interview renowned architect Roland A. Wiley. Roland spoke to a packed house about his day-to-day work through his firm, RAW Intern

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Jailyn Easley

February 24, 2020

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For Jailyn Easley, combining design and technology with her work is like second nature. As a member of Accenture’s experience design team, Jailyn uses her phenomenal design skills with cutting edge tech like machine learning and mixed reality to create ne

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Nick Caldwell

February 17, 2020

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Nick Caldwell is passionate about inspiring people to get into technology. As chief product officer of Looker, he oversees the company’s product, engineering and design teams, and also serves as one of the public faces of the company. (And that face is al

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Erwin Hines

February 10, 2020

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I first learned about Erwin Hines last year when we profiled him for 28 Days of the Web. He serves as creative director at BASIC®, a branding and experience design agency that builds digital products and services that turn cultural values into company val

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Joshua Leonard

February 03, 2020

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I only recently heard about Joshua Leonard, but I had no idea about his inspiring life story until we sat down for this interview. Joshua is currently doing freelance animation work for Nickelodeon, but he is perhaps most well known for Team Supreme — a g

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Alex Pierce

January 27, 2020

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It's great to be able to look back at the early days of Revision Path and see just how far some designers have come. Take for instance Alex Pierce, one of our first interview guests from 2013. Fast-forward nearly seven years, and Alex has risen to the ran

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Dwight Battle

January 20, 2020

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What does it take to work for a company like Amazon? Well if you're Dwight Battle, it's all about forging your own path. As a self-taught designer, Dwight has honed his design skills at agencies from Atlanta to Seattle, including product design at HBO.

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Caitlin Crews

January 13, 2020

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Adobe is a company that is synonymous with the creative industry, so I was really excited to finally talk with someone from the company for Revision Path! Meet Caitlin Crews: a creative outreach and design specialist on the Adobe Stock team. We started o

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Anthony Harrison

January 06, 2020

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We're starting off 2020 with the one and only Anthony Harrison. If you loved the streetwear ads of the 90's from brands like Akademiks and Nike, then you've seen Anthony's work. Currently, Anthony is overseeing graphic design and identity at Adidas over i

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327: Handel Eugene

December 30, 2019

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Navigating the creative industry is a big theme of this podcast. (Why do you think we're called Revision Path? Well, that's one reason.) For our final interview of the year, I had the opportunity to talk with motion graphics designer Handel Eugene. If you

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326: Kendall Howse

December 23, 2019

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What do you get when you combine top notch graphic design and illustration talent, the intensity of punk music, and world class skills in facilitation? Why, you get this week's guest -- Kendall Howse! As we head into this festive holiday week, I couldn't

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325: Chanel James

December 16, 2019

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What does the "middle" of a designer's career look like? Does the "middle" exist outside of a corporate company's career ladder? I examine these questions and more with this week's guest, the one and only Chanel James. As a designer for EAB, Chanel works

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324: Jerome Harris

December 09, 2019

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When I first heard about Jerome Harris' exhibit "As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes," I knew I had to interview him for the podcast. I was thrilled to hear him speak at this year's Black in Design Conference back in October, and this conversation follo

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323: Aricka Lewis

December 02, 2019

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I knew about Aricka Lewis through our mutual volunteer work through AIGA, so I'm really glad we had a chance to talk so I could learn more about her! Aricka is a senior UX designer at Ad Hoc, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas

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322: Jennifer White-Johnson

November 25, 2019

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While the internet has helped loads of people get into design, it's design educators like Jennifer White-Johnson who really help teach the next generation of our industry. As a multidisciplinary artist, designer, photographer, activist, and advocate, Jenn

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321: Ari Melenciano

November 18, 2019

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The best way I can describe Ari Melenciano is that she is a renaissance talent. As an artist, researcher, and creative technologist, Ari is always finding new ways to express herself, speak to social issues, and find ways to use her art to enhance the liv

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320: Randy Ellis

November 11, 2019

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As designers, we are uniquely equipped with the skills to tackle any number of problems. Randy Ellis knows this, and our conversation really reflects just how much of his career and creative energy goes towards this very goal. We talked about his work th

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319: Aaron Brooks

November 04, 2019

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Y'all, we are starting off November with a really inspiring interview with DevOps engineer and tech education enthusiast Aaron Brooks. By day, he uses his skills at Baltimore-based software development company Fearless, and by night, he's helping educate

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318: Dee Tuck

October 28, 2019

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As an engineering manager at Abstract, Dee Tuck juggles a lot. But whether it's overseeing teams or recruiting and retaining talent, Dee makes sure that diversity and inclusion are a crucial element of her work from day to day. That's where we began our c

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317: Adrian Franks

October 21, 2019

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Adrian Franks is a one-of-a-kind renaissance man. His work as a UX creative director at IBM focuses on experience design (iX) for their global business services brand, but trust me -- his skills don't stop there. Our conversation began with Adrian walking

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316: Sabrina Dorsainvil

October 14, 2019

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Civic design focuses on the common good, and no one quite sums up just how vital that is to our local communities than this week's guest, Sabrina Dorsainvil. As the director of civic design for the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, MA, she

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315: Dantley Davis

October 07, 2019

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Dantley Davis has been a mainstay in the Silicon Valley tech and design community for almost 20 years. His work at PayPal, SAP, Yahoo!, Netflix, and Facebook have all led him to his current role as VP of design and research for one of the most well-known

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314: Dr. Quaneisha Penha

September 30, 2019

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We've had several people from Facebook on Revision Path before, but this week's conversation with Dr. Quaneisha Penha is a special one. As a user experience researcher, her work spans many of the industries and disciplines that make up the Facebook experi

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Introducing Function with Anil Dash

September 25, 2019

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Check out Function with Anil Dash, which is returning for Season 2 on the Glitch Media Network! Our culture is shaped by technology, and the people building that technology determine how it's changing our lives. But who are they? And how do they think ab

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313: André Mack

September 23, 2019

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Winemaker. Sommelier. Author. Creative Director. Designer. These are just a few words that describe the force that is André Mack. Whether he's at his vineyards in Oregon or opening up a new business in New York City, André is proof that you

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312: Randall Wilson

September 16, 2019

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One of the best things about Revision Path is that it allows our audience the opportunity to learn about so many great designers and their work, and Randall Wilson is a prime example of that. Randall is the UX design lead for the digital messaging team at

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311: Erin Newby

September 09, 2019

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How much do you factor accessibility into your work? If the answer isn't "a lot", then hopefully this week's interview with Erin Newby will give you some insight. Erin has recently struck out on her own, and she brings years of product design experience w

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310: Brian Douglas

September 02, 2019

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While many technology companies these days have developer advocates, it may not be immediately clear to the rest of us exactly what it is they do. Advocating for developers at a tech company should be easy, right? Well, there's more to it then what the ti

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309: Nicole Davis

August 26, 2019

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One of the great things about Revision Path is that each guest shows that you can really carve your own path to success in the design and tech industries, and Nicole Davis is no exception! As a digital product owner at global insurance company Marsh, Nico

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308: Jaline McPherson

August 19, 2019

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If you're a long time listener of Revision Path, then you have definitely heard me sing the praises of the Black in Design Conference that takes place every other year at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The next conference takes place in

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307: Isaak Hayes

August 12, 2019

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It's a rare occurrence when I get the chance to talk with someone at a crossroads in their career, so this conversation with Isaak Hayes is especially interesting. Isaak has worked in a variety of roles in both large tech business and startups, most notab

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306: Jeremi Dudu

August 05, 2019

We're kicking off August with an inspirational conversation with Jeremi Dudu. By day, Jeremi works at Salesforce as a UX designer on Philanthropy Cloud, a platform that turns employees into citizen philanthropists by empowering them to give back and make

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305: Sarah Huny Young

July 29, 2019

Sarah Huny Young is an ambitious and thoughtful award-winning creative director and artist. Her accomplishments and accolades are well deserved and humbly appreciated. Her passion project, 'American Woman', uniquely and profoundly showcases black women's

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Welcome to Revision Path!

July 25, 2019

This is Revision Path, an award-winning weekly interview podcast that showcases the world's best Black designers, developers, and digital creatives. If you're looking to get inspired, then tune in each week for in-depth conversations that explore the cre

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304: Samuel Green

July 22, 2019

This week, I sat down with Samuel Green -- a product designer at Airbus Aerial in Atlanta, GA and a visual artist. Samuel is also the owner of Studio Mobius, which they call "a small creative group composed of like-minded humans who think differently." Sa

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303: Brian Cherry

July 15, 2019

Brian Cherry is driven and passionate about design! He's a true hustler--not only is he the Creative Director of Nutrisystem but he also runs his own design agency Cherry Fresh Designs. Brian is a nonstop force to be reckoned with in this industry and he

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302: Jamil Bonnick

July 08, 2019

Jamil Bonnick isn't just an experienced Product Designer, with a keen eye for design but he's also a storyteller. While we discussed his background and career journey, and his new job at Etsy, our conversation was so much more! Our chat spanned a number o

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301: 300th Episode Celebration!

July 01, 2019

How do you celebrate 300 episodes of dynamic conversations and thought-provoking opinions? You invite two leaders in the industry to sit down and dig even deeper! We recorded this episode live in New York's Green Space with over 50 guests for an intimate

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300: Hannah Beachler

June 24, 2019

Fruitvale Station. Miles Ahead. Creed. Moonlight. If you've seen any of these films over the past few years, then you're familiar with the work of Hannah Beachler. You may also know her for her Afrofuturist design direction on Black Panther, becoming not

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299: Rich Smith

June 17, 2019

Netflix is a major player in the entertainment industry, and their streaming video service is available nearly worldwide on smart TVs, game consoles, mobile phones, and more. But how do they provide such a consistent visual experience to millions of custo

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298: Husani Barnwell

June 10, 2019

Husani Barnwell not only has two impressive degrees under his belt from Parsons and Harvard, a mile long resume, but he continues to reinvent himself. He is a storyteller, a designer, and a leader in the industry. His passion and drive shine through in hi

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297: Brett Marshall

June 03, 2019

Designing for public safety might not sound like the most exciting job, but that's because you haven't heard Brett Marshall describe it. As the principal designer at CentralSquare, he helps design interfaces that are used by police officers, first respond

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296: Shar Biggers

May 27, 2019

I first heard of about Shar Biggers from one of our past guests, Ida Woldemichael, and from just the first few minutes of our conversation I knew that this was going to be a great interview. Like Ida, Shar worked on the Hillary for America campaign, and h

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295: Angelica Quicksey

May 20, 2019

Angelica Quicksey's insights into civic design are unique and insightful. She designs federal government services with a focus on digital transformation. As a recent graduate with two masters degrees from Harvard University, she is also now co-teaching a

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294: Abraham Asefaw

May 13, 2019

Abraham Abbi Asefaw is not only an inspiring entrepreneur who has founded two agencies but a relatable and inspiring voice in the industry. As the Co-Founder of The Pop Up Agency, which he created before he turned 30, Abraham has stepped into his role as

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293: Kim Williams

May 06, 2019

Kim Williams isn't just a design director but a thoughtful and sincere leader. She takes her responsibility and mission at [indeed.com](http://indeed.com/) very seriously and graciously leads a team of over 100 people while trying to create a well designe

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