Fab blogger, graphic designer and teacher Andrea Pippins is a huge inspiration to me. I remember when I first stumbled upon her blog,Fly, in 2008 I spent hours reading it from inception to present just because I couldn't get enough! I love this project that she created highlighting designers of color as educational materials. I think it's so crucial to provide examples of careers in the creative arts to minority kids. Growing up, I was always encouraged for my artistic talent, but I had absolutely no guidance on how to translate that into a career.

diversity in design designers of color andrea pippins fly blog
Design in color provides current examples of designers making a difference in their prospective fields.

diversity in design designers of color andrea pippins fly blog
diversity in design designers of color andrea pippins fly blog
diversity in design designers of color andrea pippins fly blog
diversity in design designers of color andrea pippins fly blog


With the overabundance of stereotypes presented to kids, this is an awesome alternative. I hope it inspires you as much as it did for me! All photos via andreapippins.com. If you don't know her blog, go check it out NOW!

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