Celebrating black excellence in design + igniting public speaking
Black Designers Ignite is about celebrating the lives and works of Black creatives. We are a collective of designers from coast to coast creating community and igniting change. We ignite all creatives from all backgrounds to speak on it on the Black Ignite stage several times per year.
We are most known for our inaugural event in August of 2020, (#Blackiginite 2020 Transitions) in which 30 Black Designers spoke, ignite style, about their transitions as a Black designer in America. The 30 designers split 100% of the ticket sales and became the founding members of this collective.
At Black Ignite we believe..
design is our weapon.
love is our language.
unity is our power.
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.
Save the date for our next annual Black Desingers Ignite event on 8/22/2021! Submissions to speak will open in June. Our first Speak On It event of 2021, “Redesign our City” is poppin’ off on April 18th, click the link to learn more and to submit a talk. (submissions now open! get yours in by March 12th).
If you missed our inaugural Black Designers Ignite event you can now watch all 30 Black Ignite talks on YouTube. (Don’t forget to subscribe!)