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9 Black designers to follow on Dribbble

In honor of Black History Month, we want to lift up some of the incredible talent on Dribbble and elsewhere. We’re thrilled to have Maurice Cherry
 on the Overtime podcast this week sharing the story behind his project 28 Days of the Web

, an initiative that features a different web designer, graphic designer, or web developer every day for the month of February. That episode drops tomorrow, so make sure you’re suscribed
.

Additionally, another great project featuring creatives just launched—Blacks Who Design
. Their team’s goal is to inspire new designers, encourage people to diversify their feeds, and discover amazing individuals to join your team. They have some great suggestions on how to use this directory
.

From illustrators, product designers, letterers, and more, here are some super talented designers to follow on Dribbble.

Mpumelelo Bhengu

Mpumelelo Bhengu is an art director, designer, and illustrator based out of Cape Town, South Africa. We love the streetwear vibes and vibrant colors of his illustrations. Mpumelelo mentions that his work is heavily influenced by animation and graffiti—see for yourself:

  1. Rep Your Crew
  2. Chill
  3. Supervillians


Cymone Wilder

Cymone Wilder runs an independent creative studio with her brother out of Nashville, Tennessee called Simon and Moose
 On top of that, she’s also a brand designer at SmileDirectClub. She loves to share lettering and illustration work on Dribbble and we’re enjoying it all:

  1. Carl's
  2. Power
  3. Skrt Skrt


Moeketsi Mokay Lebakeng

Product Designer Moeketsi Mokay Lebakeng is based in Johannesburg, South Africa where he works for Vodacom, a mobile communications company. We are all about his colorful, bold, and dynamic interfaces:

  1. Music App - Desktop
  2. Music streaming site
  3. Nike Woman landing page


Malcolm Rouse

Malcolm Rouse (or Mr.) joined Dribbble late last year and has already been making a big impression with his cool skate deck designs, bold typography work, and designs inspired by Hip-Hop and Rap culture:

  1. Meek Mill Championships Instagram Campaign
  2. Kill Moe Deck
  3. Free 21


Ndumiso Nyoni

Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, Ndumiso Nyoni is a designer and illustrator who likes combining both African themes and contemporary culture in his work. A lot of the work he shares on Dribbble are beautiful vector illustrations commemorating famous and influential people throughout history:

  1. Oliver Reginald Tambo: Celebrating 100 Years
  2. An Illustrated Tribute: Lebo Mathosa
  3. I Am Not My Hair


Maya Ealey

Maya Ealey is a designer and illustrator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously at Lyft, she now works as a brand designer and illustrator at Asana. We’re huge fans of Maya’s illustration work and love watching it continue to develop over time. If you missed it, don’t forget to check out our video interview with Maya where she talks about building community with other creatives.

  1. Community
  2. Creating a Design System
  3. Asana on Medium


Chris Owens

Chris Owens is based in Salt Lake City, Utah currently working as a designer at Canvas. Chris has been sharing some awesome work on Dribbble lately from his music player concept series. Learn more about Chris and what inspires his work in our TimeOut interview with him.

  1. 06 Travis
  2. 01 Nicki
  3. 04 Drizzy


LaTiesha Caston

Product Designer LaTiesha Caston recently made the cross-country move from Brooklyn, New York all the way to Seattle, Washington for a Product Design role at Facebook. Though she’s a Product Designer by day, LaTiesha shares all kinds of work on Dribbble from illustrations, to interface designs, to branding. We’re excited to see more of her personal work showcased as she continues to explore her style!

  1. Cuisines
  2. Color Exploration
  3. Stuff for a thing


Joshua Oluwagbemiga

Joshua Oluwagbemiga is part of InVision’s remote team of Product Designers, living and working out of Lagos, Nigeria. He’s been producing some phenomenal work using InVision Studio and sharing it all over Dribbble:

  1. InVision Studio - Spaced Source Files

Need more people to follow on Dribbble? See our hand-picked list of women illustrators.

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