Mitzi OkouCo-founder Where are the Black designers

Mitzi is a UX and visual designer from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. As an up and coming UX and visual designer, she has placed in hackathons put on by companies and institutions such as IDEO, SCAD and MIT that solved for issues ranging from the wealth inequality in the music industry to federal socio-economic injustice.

As a design activist, Mitzi recently organized a free and accessible virtual conference called “Where are the Black designers?” that highlighted and brought awareness to allies within the creative and tech industry about the experiences and struggles of being a black designer within the field. She hopes to use the platform to support black designers throughout their career and help them create their own narrative by connecting them with the established legacy of the black design community, creating a hub of resources, and establishing inclusive spaces within the tech and creative field.

Designing and Organizing to Break The Trend

11/12/2020 10:00 – 10:30 AM

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