Celebrating Black Designers and amplifying public speaking + creative storytelling. We are a collective of creatives cultivating community and igniting change where we are, how we are.


We are most known for our inaugural event in August of 2020 where 30 Black Designers spoke, ignite style, about their transitions as a Black designer in America, birthing the Black Designers Ignite platform. Ever since that mid-pandemic launch, this community has expanded and continues to contribute to like-minded orgs and events in the name of change. Every year, meet us in August! We’ll keep bringing you another all-black, all-day event which has been dubbed “the best conference of the summer!”

Thank you for attending Black Ignite 2021! What an incredible show!

Our journey is everything..

Rewatch the 2021 Redesign our city talks now on YouTube! Playlist includes 11 ignite talks and two panel discussions.

Meet 30 Black Designers from all over the nation as they share their stories, their work their journey.. ignite style!

Thank you 2021 speakers!

We were inspired beyond measure. Every talk took us on a journey and we loved every moment. Thank you for taking part!!

We are celebrating our second year of community and a successful 6-hour Black Ignite event where over 350 of you joined us live, thank you!

Each year we’ll continue the tradition we started in 2020. We’ll host Black Designers Ignite in August.. and pay 30 Black designers 100% of the events’ ticket sales. Members from years previous will act as jurors, MCs, keynote speakers and all around mentors. We’ll hustle to gain sponsors and partners keeping our commitment to pay all the talent behind our events.