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UnderRepresented Podcast

UnderRepresented Podcast

By Under Represented
Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard bring you a weekly Design and Culture podcast talking about the world of Design from the Black perspective while exploring and sharing stories of their professional careers. Learn something new, or send in questions to ask advice. Tune in for interesting insights and interact with them, as well as special guests on the topics that interest you.
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#17 - Betting on Yourself (feat. Hosie Thurmond and Ariyon Kelly)
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard sit down with the production mastermind Hosie Thurmond and his assistant Ariyon Kelly of Supply Mpls. Hosie talks about his journey in the apparel production business and his entrepreneurial mindset. Ari discusses her role at Supply as well as her side endeavors as a sneaker customizer and artist and more.
52:16
April 8, 2021
#16 - The Come Up
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss Cornel's new job, deciding when it's time to make a change, how to go jump into a new situation with confidence, and more.
47:37
January 27, 2021
#15 - Take Back What's Yours
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss Artist Ownership, recognizing the worth of your art, how to think about the value of your art past submission, getting compensated fairly, educating your current or potential clients on the value of your artistry, and more. 
48:50
December 3, 2020
#14 - Free Game (feat. Travon Sellers)
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Bear are joined by guest Travon Sellers (Digital Brand Strategist) to talk about Freelance tips like understanding your value, marketing yourself, how to scale and grow as a freelancer and more.
43:00
October 27, 2020
#13 - AIGA MN Design Camp Review (feat. Sabrina Peitz)
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss AIGA MN Design Camp 2020, Cornel's experience as the MC, best takeaways from keynote presentations, addressing diversity at Design Camp going forward and more
46:24
October 14, 2020
#12 - Tell Her To Leave (feat. Precious Wallace and Maryan Garane)
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard are joined by guests Precious Wallace and Maryan Garane to talk about finding your career path, black women leading the way in their industry, building support systems, and more.
01:29:39
September 8, 2020
# 11 - Conscious Contribution (Season 2 Preview)
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss how life has been during the recent Minneapolis uprising and protests, calling out performative activism, sharing different ways to effectively support the black community and black culture, how illustration has been helpful in telling black stories and more.
38:45
June 29, 2020
#10 - Art & Justice
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss the recent development in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, how to discuss issues of injustice in the workplace, using art as a way of expression to address social issues,  and more.
46:32
May 12, 2020
#9 - The Black Filter
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss filtering your thoughts and behaviors as a black person in the work space, how being the underrepresented representation in spaces can hold you back from wanting to be yourself, and more. 
47:46
May 4, 2020
#8 - Good Credit
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss the difficulty of receiving proper credit, when to defend your contributions, the nuances of taking inspiration from others, and more.
47:45
April 27, 2020
#7 - Let's Collab
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss the benefits and challenges of collaborating with others, how creatives can help each other out during isolation and more.
43:36
April 13, 2020
#6 - #StayCreative
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about how they are staying creative during quarantine, reaching the point of over-connection with others, making a creative pivot, the growing use of social media activity and more.
42:22
April 6, 2020
#5 - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about when do you know it's time to leave a job, negotiating your terms, being open to other working opportunities and more.
40:16
March 31, 2020
#4 - Quarantine Connection
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about how they are staying connected with others, what it's like Working from Home, and what they are learning about themselves during this time of quarantine. Enjoy ! Music we are listening to: Calvin - Jeezy (artist) Cornel - The Whispers (artist)
44:21
March 23, 2020
#3 - The Impact of Design
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about the impact they have as designers, brand values, and tips for working at home. Music we're listening to: Calvin - Good Kid Maad City (album) - Kendrick Lamar Cornel - Chicago Freestyle - Drake Alvan - Geography (album) - Tom Misch
43:27
March 16, 2020
#2 - Imposter Syndrome (feat. Maryan Garane)
On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard are joined by UX design strategist and content creator Maryan Garane to talk about dealing with Imposter Syndrome, doubts we have about ourselves within the workspace, understanding the intersections of being a Black Muslim Woman, thinking about your identity, living up to high expectations and more.
45:44
March 9, 2020
#1 - Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves
Welcome to Episode One ! On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about: how this podcast became to be, what it means to be Black in the Design and workspace, their personal journey to becoming designers themselves, what else to expect in future episodes and more.
27:49
March 1, 2020