I’ve been using photoshop since I was in the 5th grade. Art and design is my life. I always wanted to help bring change to my community and I have learned to do so using design.
My inspiration was one of my beautiful spiritual female friends who does hair. Her aura and everything about her represents black excellence.
Being a creative allows me to be expressive in ways that my words can’t. Sometimes I can’t convey a message enough with just words, certain colors and textures
Being black in the design world is still very hard. Sometimes you end up in positions being the token black person of the office. One company that I would like to say made me feel comfortable is a black network. They are truly a design TEAM! It was such an amazing experience working with black creatives and my first time seeing and working with a black female creative director. I’ve been inspired deeply since.
We need more black creatives in higher positions. We get designed about but we’re never in the room making the design decisions and it shows.
More black owned design firms. Black creatives need better access to one another, I just feel like it’s not where it is for other groups.