Equal By Design is a thesis project that addresses the lack of African American graphic designers. It shows that African Americans are in the graphic design field and have made big contributions to the industry. Equal By Design hopes to spark curiosity among black youth, inform readers on the history of African American designers, and give future graphic designers some reassurance.
I wanted to design a project that addresses the lack of diversity in the graphic design field. I thought the issue could have something to do with young minorities not seeing the field as obtainable because of the lack of role models and people to relate to. I narrowed the project down to address African American designers. In the end I created a project that will assist art teachers and provided resources. The end product is a book, website, and posters that share the same message; inspire and give future graphic designers some reassurance.
Visit the website at EQUALBYDESIGNCREATIVITY.COM
The project won The 2017 AAF's Mosaic Awards: Student Multicultural Advertising Campaign. The AAF's Mosaic Awards recognize companies and agencies whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through their creative work and organization-wide initiatives. I accepted the award in New Orleans during the ADMERICA National Conference.