The Challenges of Being a Black Designer in Corporate America
Some progress has been made recently, but only 3 percent of the designers in the United States are black.
One reason, is that many African Americans are not encouraged to go into design. Oftentimes they’re pushed by family, friends, or guidance counselors into the business. Many urban schools have cut art classes for budgetary reasons and don’t computer labs with the Adobe Creative Cloud on the machines. The Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs are all but a must in the design field. To be honest, I can barely swing the nearly $60/month subscription as an adult.