My guest in this episode, recorded towards the end of 2020, is Maurice Cherry, founder and host of the award-winning Revision Path, a podcast that features black designers. It's the first podcast to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)Taking a break from being the host, Maurice talks about his experience of growing up in Atlanta, getting into design and coding in the early days of the Web right the way through to starting Revision Path and his work as a Creative Strategist. Show LinksEpisode links and transcript Maurice Maurice’s website Maurice on Twitter Maurice on LinkedIn Revision Path Lunch Where are the Black Designers? Andy Subscribe to Power of Ten Subscribe to Andy’s newsletter Doctor’s Note Andy on Twitter Andy on LinkedIn Polaine.com Suggestions? Feedback? Get in touch!
Maurice Cherry and Stesha Doku: Changemaking Designers
The Visible Voices
Maurice Cherry is principal and creative director at Lunch, an award-winning multidisciplinary creative studio he established in 2008 in Atlanta, GA. Currently, he works as the creative strategist for CodeSandbox. Maurice is perhaps most well-known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path™, which showcases Black designers, developers, and digital creators from all over the world. It is the first podcast to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Other projects of Maurice’s include the Black Weblog Awards, 28 Days of the Web, The Year of Tea, and the design anthology RECOGNIZE.Maurice is the 2018 recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary from AIGA, was named as one of GDUSA’s “People to Watch” in 2018, and was included in the 2018 edition of The Root 100 (#60), their annual list of the most influential African-Americans ages 25 to 45. You can find Maurice on Twitter @mauricecherryMaurice's 2015 Lecture: Where Are the Black Designers?Stesha Doku, MD is a private practice anesthesiologist, web designer and developer based in Greensboro, NC. She focuses on designing interfaces for healthcare technology for software healthcare providers use to better take care of patients. She believes recognizing design's role in healthcare will help build a better future for growth and quality in the medical field. What we particularly need more of in medicine are designers who can be a bridge to create great interfaces that physicians and healthcare professionals can integrate into their practice. While I believe that anyone can program given a computer, patience and the right book, learning what works on the front-end for different industries is much harder. Only good design can be the connector to helping us meet our goal of making technology adoption worthwhile and cost effective in medicine!Stesha Doku MD on Revision Path 01 July 2013 Mastering the craft of great design is a surprisingly long and continuous process. You will find that having a good eye is very different than being able to think creatively, which is in turn very different from being able to technically manifest your ideas digitally. Great designers have all three, so pick one to start with and the others will build on that. You can find Stesha on Twitter at @dohkoo.
Ep 101 #ShareTheMicNow: Maurice Cherry and Debbie Millman in conversation
The Crazy One
The first of the #ShareTheMicNow episodes is an intimate and honest conversation between design industry icons Maurice Cherry and Debbie Millman about the state of the world, their work, what's going on with some of the design organizations, and much more.Maurice is a pioneering digital creator who is most well-known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path which was launched in 2013 with over 350 in-depth interviews with Black designers, developers, and digital creatives from all over the world. It was the first podcast to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.Debbie was “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and is an author, educator, curator and host of the podcast Design Matters which one of the world’s first and longest-running podcasts having interviewed nearly 500 artists, designers and cultural commentators over the past 14 years. In 2009 Debbie co-founded the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.SHOW NOTES:http://thecrazy1.com/episode101 FOLLOW THE CRAZY ONE:Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook
352: Building a Better Design Industry ft. Maurice Cherry
This week, we caught up with Maurice Cherry to talk about design podcasting, building an agency from scratch, and the current state of diversity in design. Maurice is a designer, podcaster, creative strategist, agency founder, writer, speaker, and much more.Golden Ratio Patrons:Float is an easy to use resource management tool for planning your projects and scheduling your team's time. Get a high-level view of who’s working on what, so you can plan your team’s time based on their real availability. Learn more at float.com/designdetailsLatest VIP Patrons:Huge shoutouts to our latest Very Important Pixels!jo⁺Harish ShivaramanNayeli PerezPingThe Sidebar:The Sidebar is an exclusive weekly segment for our Patreon supporters. You can subscribe starting at $1 per month for access to full episodes going forward! Sign up at https://patreon.com/designdetails.In this week's Sidebar, we ask Maurice some bonus questions at the end of the interview:What is the most under-rated skill for designers?What is the most over-rated skill for designers?Do you find that your success thus far is mostly the result of luck or hard work? Follow-up:Manny asked if we've seen the accessibility settings for The Last of Us Part 2. Marshall has, and these settings are truly incredible. Watch this video of Steve Saylor's accessibility impressions.Interview:Maurice Cherry is a designer, podcaster, creative strategist, agency founder, writer, speaker, and so much more. He most recently worked as a Senior Creative Strategist at Glitch. Follow Maurice on Twitter, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. Links from the interview:Revision Path is a podcast interviewing black designers and technologists. It is in the freaking Smithsonian!Maurice's projects include:Black Weblog Awards28 Days of the WebThe Year of TeaRecognizeWatch Where Are the Black DesignersAn Antiracist Reading ListUmbra MagazineCreative Reaction LabProject OsmosisThe Inneract Project helps underrepresented youth to explore and learn about design, created by Muarice Woods.Maurice was on Design Details: 13: Eating Horse (feat. Maurice Woods) and 123: Live @ Github (feat. Carolyn Zhang, Heather Phillips, Mo Woods & Diana Mounter)On the Grid is now retired, but was good.Black art and design podcasts:Layers of Design PodcastStudio Noize PodcastUnderRepresented PodcastUnruled PodcastTwo Black NerdsCool Things:Brian shared the Hidden Brain Podcast.Listen to The Air We Breathe and Playing Favorites as a good jumping-off point.Shoutout to Gabriel Valdivia for the rec! Marshall shared The Last of us Part 2, played by Christopher Odd. Watch the playlist to immerse yourself, Marshall-style.Maurice shared two things for you this week:Bayside High and Drunk, a podcast that reviews Saved by the Bell while high and drunk.butter.atl is a savvy and creative Instagram that is using the platform to creatively showcase what Atlanta is all about. The creator, Brandon Butler was also on Revision Path Episode 7Design Details on the Web:📻 We are @designdetailsfm🎙 Brian is @brian_lovin🎙 Marshall is @marshallbock📬 Don't have Twitter? Email us at email@example.com🙌 Support us on Patreon - your support literally makes this show possible. Thank you ❤️❓ Got a question? Ask it on our Listener Questions Hub, and we'll do our best to answer it on the show :)⭐️ Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on iTunesBYEEE!
Weathering Uncertainty by Putting Your People First with Maurice Cherry
The Culture Design Show
Steve Chaparro and Maurice Cherry discuss how to lead an effective design team. Having been both an employee and a business owner in the design world, Maurice accumulated a number of hard-won lessons. He realized the importance of networking to progress in one’s career, embracing the risks that come with building a team from the ground-up, and nurturing company values that keep teams healthy and inspired for the long-term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When you look at the world and see something missing, what do you do? Do you take action or wait for someone else to fill that gap? From the Black Weblog Awards and 28 Days of the Web to the award-winning podcast Revision Path and the design anthology RECOGNIZE, Maurice Cherry is no stranger to creating projects that fill the void he sees in the world. Maurice is a “designer, podcaster, and pioneering digital creator in Atlanta, GA.” In this interview on Getting Work To Work, he documents his journey from the early days of learning HTML and studying Mathematics in college to producing a podcast featuring “Black designers, developers, and digital creators from all over the world.” He shares about how his peers have motivated him to grow and become a better designer, how he has continually had to create his own opportunities, and the importance for all designers to contribute to design history. Show Links Maurice Cherry Dwayne Wayne from A Different World Netscape Navigator Revision Path RECOGNIZE Steven Heller Derek Sivers and the “Now Page” Bobby Sanabria Olokún/Yemayá on Afro-Cuban Dream…Live & In Clave!!! by Bobby Sanabria Return of Saturn by No Doubt Trapped in a Box by No Doubt Photo by Jackson Hendry on Unsplash Support Getting Work To Work on ChrisMartinStudios.shop! Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab
Getting on the Revision Path with podcaster and creative strategist Maurice Cherry
The Complete Creative
This week's guest is podcast Maurice Cherry, who I met at Podcast Evolutions many months ago. It feels like a hundred years but it was really only two months. He has an award-winning podcast called Revision Path, which is the first podcast featured in the Smithsonian. Here's his bio: Maurice Cherry works as a snior creative strategist at Glitch, the friendly community where everyone can discover and create the best stuff on the web. Before Glitch, Maurice was principal and creative director at Lunch, an award-winning multidisciplinary creative studio in Atlanta, GA.These days, Maurice is perhaps most well known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path, which showcases Black designers, developers, and digital creators from all over the world. Other projects of Maurice’s include the Black Weblog Awards, 28 Days of the Web, The Year of Tea, and the design anthology RECOGNIZE.Maurice is the 2018 recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary from AIGA, was named as one of GDUSA’s “People to Watch” in 2018, and was included in the 2018 edition of The Root 100 (#60), their annual list of the most influential African-Americans ages 25 to 45. I met Maurice just hanging out trying to get work done at one of the conference tables and we struck up a conversation. I really loved what he had to say about podcasting and finding your fanbase, so I invited him on the show, and he did NOT disappoint. He really brought the value about how to make something that resonates with an audience. Listen to this episode if you want to learn: How to get your show into the Smithsonian How to use radial adjacency to your advantage How to scale a podcast How to give your project an identity that resonates with people How to define success And much more. If you enjoyed this interview, make sure to find Maurice on Twitter and check out his other work at https://mauricecherry.com. If you love this show, please rate, review, and subscribe on your favorite podcast app. You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.