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    With this design, I wanted to make a statement as a woman and an African American designer (this is considered minority). There is a lack of dive… Read More
    With this design, I wanted to make a statement as a woman and an African American designer (this is considered minority). There is a lack of diversity in Graphic Design. According to the 2010 census, people of non-white origin are 30 percent of the population. It is predicted by the year 2050, that the minorities will be over 50 percent of the United States population (Census 2010). This means that if you are in the field of graphic design, you are responsible for making designs that cater to the needs of many different types of people with unique cultures, religions, thoughts, and ideas The lack of minorities in the field is truly stifling. AIGA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design (“AIGA”). They report that among graphic designers in the field, 2 percent are black, 4 percent Hispanic/Latino, 6 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2 percent other. That leaves 86 percent Caucasian American. I wanted to promote the 2% of African American Designs. Africa is our culture and bring afrocentricity and that is why the vector of the continent is used for the back ground. I am using Helvetica for the type and the colors red, green, yellow, and brown to bring the culture of African Americans and naturalism. Read Less
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