Black Designers Connect
I recently had the pleasure of participating in Black Designers Connect, a workshop panel that’s part of the Black Diamond Ball, an annual event that celebrates Black culture across Canada. The panel was hosted by Dr. Dori Tunstall, Dean of Design at OCAD University who also happens to be the first Black woman to be Dean of a Faculty of Design. I’ve been an admirer of her for a while so I was deeply honoured to be asked to participate in this panel with fellow Artist and Designer Tafui. We shared some of our business strategies, discussed the implication of being a Black person in the creative industry and the social responsibility that comes with it. I thought that the conversation would be valuable to you so I asked if I could share it on the podcast and everyone agreed.