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Since 2013, Revision Path has established itself as a media platform that explores and celebrates the full range and expression of Black designers, developers, and other digital creatives from all over the world. It’s even the first podcast to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s NMAAHC. But how did this all happen? In this talk, Revision Path founder and host Maurice Cherry shares the story of how Revision Path began, discusses what’s next for the future, and highlights key lessons that any creative can use to begin forging their own path.


Maurice Cherry is principal and creative director at Lunch, an award-winning multidisciplinary creative studio in Atlanta, GA. Prior to this, Maurice served as senior creative strategist at Glitch.

These days, Maurice is perhaps most well known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path, an award-winning podcast which is the first podcast to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) which showcases Black designers, developers, and digital creators from all over the world. Other projects of Maurice’s include the Black Weblog Awards, 28 Days of the Web, The Year of Tea, and the design anthology RECOGNIZE.

Maurice’s projects and overall design work and advocacy have been recognized by Apple, Adobe, NPR, Lifehacker, Design Observer, Entrepreneur, AIGA, the Columbia Journalism Review, Forbes, Fast Company, and many other outlets. Maurice is also an educator, and has built curricula and taught courses on web design, web development, email marketing, WordPress, and podcasting for thousands of students over the past ten years.

Maurice is the 2018 recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary from AIGA, Creative Loafing Atlanta’s 2018 Influentials in the fields of business and technology, was named as one of GDUSA’s “People to Watch” in 2018, and was included in the 2018 edition of The Root 100 (#60), their annual list of the most influential African-Americans ages 25 to 45. In previous years, Maurice was awarded as one of Atlanta’s “Power 30 Under 30″ in the field of Science and Technology by the Apex Society. He was also selected as one of HP’s “50 Tech Tastemakers” in conjunction with Black Web 2.0, and was profiled by Atlanta Tribune as one of 2014’s Young Professionals. He is also a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Maurice holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College and a Masters degree in telecommunications management from Keller Graduate School of Management.



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