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Texas State University

State of Black Design Conference

April 9-10, 2021

Black Design

Past. Present. Future.

Presented by IBM

A two-day virtual conference to provide networking, development, and career opportunities for young designers, with a focus on student designers of color.

Blue graphic with white and black text: "Black Design: Past. Present. Future."


Two days. Countless opportunities. Speakers, panel discussions, development sessions, and presentations at the intersection of race and practice. Plus a massive career fair. And all of it is FREE.

Career Fair

Seeking a job? Recruiting for a design firm?

Why Black Design?

Despite the growing number of minority students entering college, they are not reflected in design-related fields. This conference will link equitable design ideals with real action.