We are Black Designers Ignite, we exist to celebrate black excellence in design and ignite public speaking. Our purpose is to create space for Black & Designers of Color with unique virtual events where they can highlight their work and tell their stories. We are reimagining how designers start and grow their design careers, and challenging the way designers and speakers gain exposure, network, present portfolios and earn.

Our collective is building a platform with the purpose of solving big problems and bringing together passionate designers to create change and unity. We do this by challenging the status quo and elevating voices of those too often left behind.

Our principles..

Community-centric — Our events and efforts are for the community, by the community. They are timely and relevant.

Inclusivity — The public spaces we create involve those we design for and are centered on people who need solutions and are who are seeking change.

Empowerment — We believe in empowering and supporting designers at all stages of their career development. We especially serve to uplift younger generations (and future speakers!)

Innovation — We are set on creating new paths forward. As designers, we feel fired up to evolve every facet of the design + tech industries and innovate for the greater good.

Truth and transparency — We work from a place of passion and inner truth. Our real-life experiences drive us to make accessibility and transparency a top priority.

Design by doing — We believe in ourselves as leaders. We have a bias toward action and serve as change agents to our peers and partners.

One Love — We believe we are all from one place, one love. We operate as peaceful warriors, spreading more love and joy to the spaces we exist in.