A few weeks ago, a friend from college tagged me on Facebook in an online article about a Twitter directory for Black designers. She asked, “Do you know about this?” I replied back to her that yes I, in fact, knew about it and that I had been included in the listing.
What was funny was that, after about a minute, I looked again at the post and realized that my photo was included in the image of the directory for the story. "
I laughed because I didn’t see it and neither did my friend who tagged me in the post. I later teased her about missing me in the image as her question would have been answered only if she was wearing her glasses. I too admitted to NOT seeing myself because I also didn’t have my glasses on! 🤓#alwayswearyourglassespeople #blackswhodesign
About “Blacks Who Design” directory”
The directory Blacks Who Design launched with the contact and skills information of more than 130 black designers and has since added dozens more
Only 3 percent of the design industry is African-American, the American Institute of Graphic Arts and Google's Design Census found in 2016
The directory Blacks Who Design launched with the contact and skills information of more than 130 black designers
'[T]he goal ... is to elevate other peoples' profiles," said Wes O'Haire, a product designer at Dropbox