Maurice Cherry

Finding Your Process Takes Time.

Knowing when to pivot from one tool to another, and finding the right one that fit(s) into your workflow is super important. What might be good for one person may not be good for you. As with any process and system though you have stick to it, you have to have discipline — you can build the best system, but if you don’t use it, it’s useless.

—Maurice Cherry, Designer / Strategist / Podcaster

Process Feeds Habit

In this episode, Maurice Cherry reflects on the early days of the web and how it was a time of great opportunity for anyone with an idea. The origins of his award-winning Revision Path podcast and how 10+ episodes are now part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture permanent collection. Maurice shares his insights on how to be a successful creative, the importance of community, and how he wants to be a renaissance person. Also, the challenges and opportunities that come with being a person of color in the design industry, and how to create change within the industry.

What a blast it was to talk to him. Enjoy!

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Maurice is a designer, strategist, and podcaster located in Atlanta, GA. He is the principal and creative director at Lunch, an award-winning multidisciplinary studio he created in 2008 that helps creative brands craft messages and tell stories for their targeted audiences, including fostering relationships with underrepresented communities. 

Maurice is a pioneering digital creator who is most well-known for Revision Path, an award-winning podcast that 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’s projects and overall design work and advocacy have been recognized by Apple, Adobe, Blavity, NPR, Lifehacker, PRINT Magazine, AIGA, Forbes, Fast Company, and many other print and digital outlets. He is also an educator and has built curricula and taught courses on web design, web development, email marketing, WordPress, and podcasting for thousands of students over the past ten years.

Maurice is a Maryland Institute College of Art 2021 William O. Steinmetz designer in residence, the 2018 recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary from AIGA, the recipient of Creative Loafing Atlanta’s 2018 Influentials in the fields of business and technology, was named as one of GDUSA’s “People to Watch” in 2018, and was included in the 2018 edition of The Root 100, their annual list of the most influential African-Americans ages 25 to 45. 


Editor: RJ Basilio

Intro / Outro Music: The System Has Failed Us – The Passion HiFi

Research and Transcription Reviewer: Or Syzflingier

Follow Maurice and Revision Path at Personal Website  / Twitter / Instagram

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An educator, designer, and a creative catalyst, George is a native New Yorker who started a podcast in 2017, because he didn't like to write. He also wanted a way to learn and chronicle varied ways or making. We hope you enjoy his journey.

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