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352: Building a Better Design Industry ft. Maurice Cherry

June 24, 2020

This week, we caught up with Maurice Cherry to talk about design podcasting, building an agency from scratch, and the current state of diversity in design. Maurice is a designer, podcaster, creative strategist, agency founder, writer, speaker, and much more.

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In this week's Sidebar, we ask Maurice some bonus questions at the end of the interview:

  • What is the most under-rated skill for designers?
  • What is the most over-rated skill for designers?
  • Do you find that your success thus far is mostly the result of luck or hard work?


  • Manny asked if we've seen the accessibility settings for The Last of Us Part 2. Marshall has, and these settings are truly incredible.


Maurice Cherry is a designer, podcaster, creative strategist, agency founder, writer, speaker, and so much more. He most recently worked as a Senior Creative Strategist at Glitch. Follow Maurice on Twitter, Tumblr, and LinkedIn.

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