300 episodes

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 more. First podcast in the Smithsonian NMAAHC.

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    • 4.9, 128 Ratings

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 more. First podcast in the Smithsonian NMAAHC.

    Carmela Wilkins

    Carmela Wilkins

    Design influences everything around us. It's something I've said on this podcast dozens of times, but social impact designer and researcher Carmela Wilkins is the kind of designer who really embodies this tenet in her work.

    We started our conversation with a look at Carmela's work at NYC-based design communications firm A/B Partners, and she talked about how she got started there and the types of projects she's able to work on. She also shared her globetrotting adventures throughout Europe during her college years, spoke on how she lets her ambition fuel her success via "the obtainables", and talked about the importance of reanalyzing our connection to food and the environment during this current time. Carmela is a true citizen of the world who thinks deeply about the connected world around us — something we should all strive to be!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Fred Noland

    Fred Noland

    This week on Revision Path, I’m sharing my conversation with visual storyteller Fred Noland. You might have seen his recent illustration work in The New Yorker, but he’s been featured in newspapers, magazines and museums throughout his extensive career.

    We talked about navigating work and creativity during this pandemic, and he spoke on an ongoing project of his — a graphic novel about professional cyclist Major Taylor. We also discussed representation in comics, his artistic influences, and his podcast Serious Moonlighting. Fred’s voice and his work are an important addition to the world of visual storytelling, and I hope we’ll see and hear more from him in the future!

    • 53 min
    Tevin Stuurland

    Tevin Stuurland

    We’re back in Europe this week (not literally) to talk with interaction designer Tevin Stuurland. He just graduated from college recently, so this was a great time to chat about work and the future, especially during this unprecedented pandemic.

    Tevin walked me through what he’s doing to keep busy these days, and he discussed growing up Black in The Netherlands, the ups and downs of learning design in college, and shared some of the contributions people of color have made to the Dutch design scene. It’s amazing to learn about the experiences of Black designers all over the world, and I’m glad Tevin could share his thoughts and perspectives!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ayodele Odubela

    Ayodele Odubela

    Data rules everything around us, and no one understands this better than Ayodele Odubela. As a data scientist at SambaSafety, she analyzes data to help accomplish a number of different business goals from determining driver risks for ridesharing services to predicting other situational outcomes. And whether you have a tech background or not, Ayodele thinks anyone can get into this field and make a difference.

    We started off talking about her new role, and how it differs from previous data science positions she’s held in the past. She also spoke on how she transitioned from digital media to data science, why Denver is a hot bed for the data science industry, and what makes her happiest these days in the midst of this pandemic. If you’re interested in learning more about data science, then look no further!

    • 42 min
    Johnny Austin

    Johnny Austin

    "While it's important to have mentors and peers in the industry, at the end of the day, your career is in your hands. You have to put in the work." Those wise words are from Johnny Austin, VP of Engineering at Till, a startup that's helping revolutionize rent for residents and landlords.

    Johnny walked us through his regular day at Till, and shared how his prior experiences at Mapbox and ISL helped shape him for his current role. He also talked about attending the prestigious Tuskegee University and learning computer science, and spoke on lessons about motivation and work ethic that he's learned throughout his career. Thank you Johnny for being an inspiration for the next generation of tech!

    • 48 min
    Christian Howard

    Christian Howard

    I first learned about Christian Howard via De Angela Duff, and while it may have taken a few years, I’m glad we finally had a chance to sit down for a conversation because I find his career path extremely fascinating.

    Christian is a narrative design strategist, and we discussed how he uses storytelling to help guide companies through times of huge transformations. We also talked about his time teaching at NYU, how he found his way into narrative strategy via game design, the difference between strategists and designers, and what he’s doing now to help build a more equitable future. For Christian, his myriad work and life experiences have led him to design, and I think his story is captivating and will inspire you to consider what paths you can take in the future with the skills you possess. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

jonatne ,

Production quality, quests, and topics are all very high quality.

As an employer of designers I’m learning a lot from this podcast.

gigilistorti ,

One of the best design podcasts around

This podcast champions the voice for designers of color. Every episode is impactful and inspiring offering insights into the diverse field of design. Every guest gives me a new perscpective and/or advice that I can use in my day-to-day. Maurice know how to relate to his guests and is a true professional. He is also is in the permanent collection at the African American museum in DC for his podcast! So tuning in is a necessity!

SamOriginals ,

Great Podcast!!

This is a really great podcast that gives a platform to the many diverse Black creatives that are out there. Maurice has been able to get the stories of so many great creatives with various backgrounds. Love it!

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