While we try to make black history every day we will also take the month. In honor of Black History Month we discuss diversity in graphic design. We tackle this from 2 directions, using images of diverse people in the design work we do and we also discuss people of color in the graphic design field. We make as many Kanye references as possible and we discuss the long term effects of not seeing role models in your chosen field. We also talk about why many people a comfortable with the norm in terms of diversity and don’t feel the need to work to change it.
We cover the 2 main factors that contribute to the low percentage of black designers:
- Lack of resources or access to resources
- The “old boy” network and the ramification on hiring