2018. Black by Design was the brainchild of six professional designers of color who wondered, what is black design, where does it exist, and is there such a thing? After an initial focus group was organized to help understand these questions, we realized that there was a need for further investigation and expression of black design. Over the next two months we worked to launch a platform for emergent designers and creators of color to curate, discuss, and exhibit their ideas. As lead designer, I created materials to help throw two events during NYCxDesign week 2018, attended by over 200 people.