User experience designer and AIGA Saint Louis Vice President, Timothy J. Hykes has started the website 28BLACKS to celebrate Black History Month. Hykes was inspired by the 2016 Design Census results which proved that only 3% of the professional design community is Black or African American while they account for 13% of the US population.
According to Hykes, “The goal is to bring awareness to this disparity and celebrate the accomplishments that our black designers have achieved. The obvious fact is the for us by us model makes a big difference when trying to recruit for the industry.”
Visit the site every day this month to learn about Black designers.