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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 art cartoon character design drawing fixie graffiti graphic illustration street vector
  2. Chill badass cartoons characterdesign drawing graffiti mascot street streetart streetstyle streetwearstyle villian
  3. Supervillians badass cartoons characterdesign drawing graffiti mascot street streetart streetstyle streetwearstyle villian

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 carls hand drawn hand lettering ice cream letter lettering normal illinois script type typography vector
  2. Power hand hand drawn hand lettering kendrick lamar letter lettering power type typography vcr vintage
  3. Skrt Skrt hand drawn hand lettering letter lettering script skrt type typography vector

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 africa album desktop music music streaming riky rick south africa
  2. Music streaming site anderson paak color design music rapper rapsody streaming ui ux
  3. Nike Woman landing page colour design landing page nike pink south africa ui ux

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 adobe xd branding design graphic graphic design helvetica hip hop meek mill philadelphia rap ripped ripped paper unfolded
  2. Kill Moe Deck african american design dmv gold teeth graphic design illustration kill moe pink simpsons skate deck skate or die skateboard swiss design vector washington dc
  3. Free 21 21 21 savage african american atlanta cool culture daca design font awesome graphic helvetica hip hop hypebeast illustrator issa knife trap music typography zone 6

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 african illustration flat illustration vector lighting
  2. An Illustrated Tribute: Lebo Mathosa african design flat illustration illustration vector design
  3. I Am Not My Hair african illustration black consciousness character design vector illustration

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 car character community diversity illustration inclusion lyft pink rideshare women
  2. Creating a Design System asana conceptual design design systems illustration isometric shape system visual metaphor
  3. Asana on Medium asana blog brand character design medium product space team teamwork

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 illustration music music player playlist superbowl travis scott ui ux
  2. 01 Nicki hip hop illustration music music player nicki minaj playlist rapper
  3. 04 Drizzy apps drake hip hop illustration music music player people playlist rapper ui ux

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:

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  3. InVision Studio - Spaced Source Files design freebie invision studio invisionstudio iphonex modern ui ux

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

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