Special Guests

We are thrilled to have 3 design veterans joining us after the ignite talks. Learn more about their incredible work below..

GLENNETTE CLARK

2020 Keynote Speaker
Washington, DC

“My name is Glennette Clark and I am a designer with a head for business. I am passionate about consumer-focused innovation and experience strategy, and employ my data analysis and UX research expertise to help companies discover opportunities and growth.

I am passionate about seeing more people who look like me with a seat at the leadership table at tech companies. I am a committed advocate for bridging the gap in gender and minority opportunities in tech startups, and am most proud of founding UXCamp and Mobile UXCamp. I bring industry professionals to connect, collaborate and inspire our next generation of innovators and designers. I practice what I preach and have shared my experiences as a speaker/panel member at the SXSW Interactive Festival, Digital Capital Week and MovDev East.

Last but not least, I was listed as one of the Top 10 Blacks in Technology to Watch in 2013.

cheryl d. miller

2020 Guest Speaker
New York, NY

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Join our fireside chat with Cheryl D. Miller designer, author, design diversity, equity, and inclusion advocate and theologian. Miller holds the Master of Science-Communications Design degree from the Pratt Institute, N.Y. and the Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Foundation Studies, The Rhode Island School of Design. She is a former business owner; Cheryl D. Miller Design, Inc., New York serviced corporate communications to a Fortune 500 clientele.

She is a design industry winner, of countless awards i.e.—Awards of Special Merit, Association of Graphic Arts; Best of Category, PIA Awards; Award of Excellence, PIA Awards; Graphic Excellence, Neenah Paper Awards; Certificate of Excellence, The Art Director’s Club of New Jersey; Various Awards of Excellence: Art Director’s Club Awards, Desi Awards, Peabody Awards, Crystal Awards- Business Women of the Year, Ceba Award, Broadcast Design Awards.

Cheryl D. Miller Design, NY, is the corporate communications design firm that defined the Civil Rights Era. Best known for her D&I Advocacy for Black Graphic Designers in the industry and market place. Her trade article series “Black Designers Missing In Action,” answer the rhetorical question, “Where are the black designers?” Let her explain. She further holds the Master of Divinity Degree from The Union Theological Seminary, NYC.

meryanne loum-martin

2020 Guest Speaker
Marrakech, Morocco

Join our fireside chat with Meryanne Loum-Martin (@meryanneinspired) is an award-winning Parisian lawyer, a self-taught architect and interior designer. Of Senegalese and West Indian descent, she had worked, travelled and lived in four continents by the age of thirty. She might well be the only person to have received prestigious awards in such diverse fields as law, design and hospitality. She lives in Marrakech, Morocco, where the rich culture is a constant source of inspiration for creatives. She is also a cultural entrepreneur with a focus on hospitality and sustainable land development. Her first design project was a private property in Marrakech, that she turned into an innovative boutique villa rental concept which won the Harpers & Queen “Best Private villa in the world” award in 2002.

She restored an old riad in the Medina of Marrakech, transforming it into a concept store that made thecover of Amex’s “ Departures” Magazine with the title “ The essence of chic.”

She then went on to design, own and run Marrakech’s first boutique hotel (@jnanetamsna) where the gardens are as important as the interiors. As The Wall Street Journal Europe wrote in 2002, Mrs. Loum-Martin was “the first one to create a new type of tourism that appeals to affluent Western society. She has contributed enormously to the style of Marrakesh.”

She develops projects rooted in cultural heritage, design and conservation, all of which are leveraged by the highest international standards. They have been featured extensively in international magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, German Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller, Elle Décor, Coté Sud, New York Times, Town & Country, and more. Her book Inside Marrakech is published by Rizzoli, being their first release by a Black author in international luxury lifestyle. https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780847864270/”

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