Omari A. Souza

Do your own research:

Having a sense of cultural relativity where you’re bringing in additional resources, or exposure to different ideas is what happens. And, it’s what made the Bauhaus revolutionary.

They broke the status quo up their time. I think it’s time that we do the same.”

—Omari A Souza, Educator, Lead Organizer, + Comic book Enthusiast

Fostering Community and shifting the canon.

Omari Souza is a first-generation American of Jamaican descent, raised in the Bronx, NY. Before working at Texas State University, Omari gained work experience with companies such as VIBE magazine, Buffalo News, CBS Radio, and Case Western Reserve University. He received his BFA in Digital Media from Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in Design from Kent State University. Omari’s research explores the idea of perceptions, and how visual narratives influence culture, how we view ourselves and others around us.

We discuss not only the shift in design education but also how he started the State of Black Design conference. He created a forum for black designers to discuss and share personal perspectives and is helping to forester communities that are satisfying the various needs of diversity within the industry.

Get your notes app ready during this episode, there are people mentioned that you’ll want to check out on your own.

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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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