Black Stories

Explore the paths of Black designers & creatives, what it took to get where they are, and the impact they are having on the Design industry.

Black Stories/13: Remy Merriex

Executive Creative Director, Remy Merriex, joins Media Producer Justin James Lopez, to discuss the importance of recognizing support systems and finding peace in your decisions. Let’s hear his Story!

Black Stories/01: Gloria Osardu Ph.D

Gloria Osardu Ph.D, Manager of UX Research and Design at Amazon, joins Media Producer Justin James Lopez for a chat about her path into the world of design and research. Let's hear her story!

Black Stories/02: Reginé Gilbert

Reginé Gilbert, Designer, Educator, and Author joins Media Producer Justin James Lopez to discuss technology growth and inclusive design.

Black Stories/03: Donald Burlock Jr.

Donald Burlock Jr., Sr. UX Designer at Amazon, joins Media Producer Justin James Lopez for a chat about investing in your creative core and molding your own path. Let's hear his story!

Black Stories/04: Maurice Woods

Maurice Woods, Executive Director and Founder of the Inneract Project Joins Media Producer Justin James Lopez and talks about how to use design to create a better future.

Black Stories/05: Jonathan Jolivette & Logan Douglas

JJ and Logan join Justin James Lopez on the Black Stories Podcast to discuss their experience with Amazon's User Experience Design and Research (UXDR) Apprenticeship program. Let's hear their story!

Black Stories/06: Taurean Jones

Google UX Leader, Taurean Jones, joins Media Producer Justin James Lopez to discuss allyship, mentorship, and representation. Let's hear his story!

Black Stories/07: Timothy Bardlavens

Timothy Bardlavens, Director of Product Equity at Adobe, joins Media Producer Justin James Lopez to chat about navigating whiteness in corporate America and loving yourself. Let's hear his story!

Black Stories/08: Vinny Frye

Design Leader and Philly native, Vinny Frye, joins Justin James Lopez, to discuss overcoming the challenges of code-switching and culture shock in Corporate America. Let’s hear her Story!

Black Stories/09: Antoinette Houston

Multi-disciplinary Creator, Antoinette Houston, Joins Media Producer, Justin James Lopez to discuss finding balance and building bridges for the next generation. Let's hear her story!