About

There has been a disparity of black design students, within the industry. Many black design students are not privy to opportunities due to a lack of resources, recruitment, education, and/or mentorship. The talent and skill of the black students are accessible and present. We want to further the growth and development of black design students, while also partnering with companies to create a pipeline for black design students.

 

 

Design {For Us, By Us}. AEI Design Initiative stands for Advocate Educate Innovate Design and the intersectionalities that each sector brings together. To be able to accomplish the set goals we have for the program, we will have a series of workshops, networking events, and panel discussion events for the upcoming year that will enable students the opportunity to connect with recruiters and other industry employees, within their field. This Design Initiative is being developed at North Carolina A&T State University, Graphic Design Department, by the student Zariah Cameron. Find more information here.

Our Mission

Furthering the growth and development of black design students within the design sector

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We believe in fostering and establishing relationships with partner companies to create a pipeline for black college students.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to create future black representation within the design industry

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Meet The Team

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Zariah Cameron

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Founder/Creator of AEI Design Program.

North Carolina A&T Junior Graphic Design Student

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Tolani Smith

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Co-Organizer

North Carolina A&T Freshman Computer Engineering Student

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Sierra Carelock

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Social Media Brander

North Carolina A&T Senior Graphic Design Student

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Marcus Reed

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North Carolina A&T Senior Graphic Design Student