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

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 ice cream normal illinois vector script typography type lettering letter hand lettering hand drawn carls
  2. Power kendrick lamar vintage typography type lettering letter hand lettering hand drawn hand vcr power
  3. Skrt Skrt vector script typography type lettering letter hand lettering hand drawn 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 desktop album music streaming africa riky rick south africa music
  2. Music streaming site anderson paak rapper ux color ui rapsody design streaming music
  3. Nike Woman landing page colour pink landing page ux ui south africa design nike

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

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

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

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

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 iphonex design freebie invision studio invisionstudio modern ux ui

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

Find more Inspiration stories on our blog Courtside. Have a suggestion? Contact stories@dribbble.com.